06-15-2012 08:16 PM
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  1. ghostrider5666's Avatar
    I'm getting ready to unlock my nexus and root it and wont some recommendations on Kernels, ROMs and what not.
    06-08-2012 09:00 PM
  2. svfd757's Avatar
    Aokp build 38 with franco Kernel build 181. Probably the best combination I've tried. Very very smooth and extremely fast

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus by way of Tapatalk
    06-08-2012 09:27 PM
  3. mpparr's Avatar
    Not to jump in and hijack the thread, but I think it applies: I'm looking for a relatively pure ICS experience, but with all most of the kinks worked out. Does AOKP fit the bill in this case as well? I'm planning on rolling up my sleeves and rooting this weekend (I've only had the phone for 5 days.)
    06-08-2012 11:00 PM
  4. SuperChargedJ's Avatar
    I would also recommend AOKP as well as the rom I'm currently running CMPLX B1ACK ADV6. Recommend kernels would be Franco and Trinity. Trinity is not as well known but it is fantastic! Those who have used it are raving about it.
    06-08-2012 11:22 PM
  5. Jeff43's Avatar
    While I was a fan of AOKP for some time, I've been running LiquidSmooth since v1.3 and I have never looked back.
    Liquidsmooth has a more "vanilla" ICS feel to it, very clean. It's also, in conjunction with Franco's kernel, the snappiest, smoothest, and most fluid ROM I've used.

    I'm presently running Liquid v1.4 with franco nightly r185 512GPU. And this combo is awesome! For those of you like benchmarks, I ran Quadrand Standard and got a 3950, not bad, if I say so myself.

    The best advise I can give is try them all. It's easy to flash ROMs and kernels. So experiment, and find the one that you like best.
    Everyone has different priorities when it comes to ROMs, some are looking for better battery life, some want more customization features, some (like me) just want more speed.

    This is one of the best things about having a Android phone. When the phone begins to feel a little stale, just flash a new ROM/kernel and BAM you have something "new" to play with.
    06-12-2012 06:47 PM
  6. digitalslacker's Avatar
    Bugless Beast is more stock than AKOP and very fast and stable

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk 2
    06-12-2012 06:51 PM
  7. daver317's Avatar
    Everyone needs to try SlimICS!(slimroms.com)

    Super smoothy and creamy The fastest Rom I've tried so far (about 5-6) and I seem to be getting much better battery life. I keep wanting to move on and sample the others, but I don't see how it can get better than this.
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    06-12-2012 07:32 PM
  8. wdfalco's Avatar
    Aokp build 38 with franco Kernel build 181. Probably the best combination I've tried. Very very smooth and extremely fast

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus by way of Tapatalk
    Where is the link for that rom and kernel
    06-12-2012 07:33 PM
  9. milesclarence's Avatar
    I would echo the people saying AOKP. I've been running it for a few months and it's brilliant.
    Lots of customizations and i think it's decently smooth. Not to mention the fact that it gets so much attention and is always improving.

    I don't know much about kernels though. I dont' want to hijack this, but if anyone could briefly (in a line or two) explain the big changes that different kernels provide it'd be great.
    06-12-2012 07:58 PM
  10. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Aokp build 38 with franco Kernel build 181. Probably the best combination I've tried. Very very smooth and extremely fast

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus by way of Tapatalk
    exactly what I'm running. Love it. Kinda-sorta tempted to flash back to stock for a few days to see what its like to run stock. I'm starting to forget :P

    (although I should add, I have a GSM Gnex, not from Verizon. Still, AOKP+Franco=WIN)
    svfd757 likes this.
    06-12-2012 08:05 PM
  11. Jeff43's Avatar

    I don't know much about kernels though. I dont' want to hijack this, but if anyone could briefly (in a line or two) explain the big changes that different kernels provide it'd be great.
    Kernels can allow you to over/under clock the CPU/GPU, they also have different governors to alow for better battery life or more speed, you can turn off 1 of the cores of the CPU when unneeded, there are also color tweaks that can help in color accuracy.
    06-12-2012 08:07 PM
  12. cloud12077's Avatar
    Where is the link for that rom and kernel
    Releases - Releases - News

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...o.kernel&hl=en
    06-12-2012 08:09 PM
  13. ruh-roh-raggy's Avatar
    I don't know much about kernels though. I dont' want to hijack this, but if anyone could briefly (in a line or two) explain the big changes that different kernels provide it'd be great.
    For general info. about kernels, you'll find great stuff here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...axy-nexus.html

    Specific kernel-to-kernel comparisons, sorry I can't help you there. I've been using Franco's for awhile.
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    06-12-2012 08:21 PM
  14. milesclarence's Avatar
    Thanks!


    For general info. about kernels, you'll find great stuff here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...axy-nexus.html

    Specific kernel-to-kernel comparisons, sorry I can't help you there. I've been using Franco's for awhile.


    Kernels can allow you to over/under clock the CPU/GPU, they also have different governors to alow for better battery life or more speed, you can turn off 1 of the cores of the CPU when unneeded, there are also color tweaks that can help in color accuracy.
    06-12-2012 08:39 PM
  15. dmmarck's Avatar
    For kernels, they seem to be very device dependent; different users and different devices have different results. I recommend trying one for a few days before judging it, because it may take a day to settle and for your use and performance to be accurately observed.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
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    06-12-2012 08:46 PM
  16. greydarrah's Avatar
    Any of the popular ROMs are great, and I personally find only slight, un-noticable differences between them. It's fun to flash new ones when you're board, and because you go through the effort of flashing it, the new one usually feels better than the old. Just make nandroid backups and flash away. It only takes a few minutes to switch back and forth.

    Kernels are a different story. Each phone can like one better than another. Some come with lower voltage settings, which can increase battery life, but can also cause lockups and reboots. You can adjust/raise these voltages, but I don't have the patience for it, so I try to avoid them. Keep in mind that your phone may love low voltages. For me, Franco kernels rule, regardless of the ROM. I don't even waste time anymore trying out the native kernel, I just flash Franco's nightly right after I re-install my apps. I'm not saying that you should jump right on Franco, but find what your phone likes best.

    In summary, your ROM provides the UI experience (customizations, toggles, etc...), and the kernel provides your power and speed...but that's just my opinion.
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    06-12-2012 10:48 PM
  17. svfd757's Avatar
    I just flashed the linero aokp and I'm impressed

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus by way of Tapatalk
    06-12-2012 11:41 PM
  18. Swavek's Avatar
    if you're going to experiment with a variety of roms than i highly recommend titanium backup. with TB, you can backup your apps and settings easily than restore them later once you've installed your new rom.

    anyhow, for a starter rom i recommend Redemption Rom. it's VERY close to stock and it runs very stable and quick.

    if you want something more advanced than i either recommend liquid ics or aokp.
    all of these roms can be obtained at rootzwiki.com
    dmmarck and SeigaGen like this.
    06-13-2012 06:23 AM
  19. Spaniard85's Avatar
    I'm gonna toss my hat in with the AOKP crowd. It has a huge amount of customizations and is still fast and stable. I'm running the Build 38 re-release with Linaro and the included kernel, and all is well and very snappy. I'm thinking about trying franco again, just to see how it combines with Linaro.
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    06-13-2012 09:00 AM
  20. grantith's Avatar
    If you want to try something less stock and more innovative, I highly recommend the Paranoid Android rom. It's based on CM9, but it has a hybrid tablet/phone interface that uses some of the features in tablet apps (like 2-pane Gmail and 3D YouTube) and a notification center on tablets. It's highly customizable, and has totally changed the way I use my Nexus. You can check out some screenshots & install instructions here:

    GSM Nexus: [ROM] PARANOIDANDROID [CM9HYBRID] [120531-1.1b: TOGGLES, NEW MENUBTN, FORCE, ++++FIX] - xda-developers
    Verizon nexus: [ROM] PARANOIDANDROID [CM9HYBRID] [120521-0.9b: PER-APP-LAYOUT, AN ANDROIDS FIRST!!!] - xda-developers
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    06-13-2012 01:43 PM
  21. Spaniard85's Avatar
    If you want to try something less stock and more innovative, I highly recommend the Paranoid Android rom. It's based on CM9, but it has a hybrid tablet/phone interface that uses some of the features in tablet apps (like 2-pane Gmail and 3D YouTube) and a notification center on tablets. It's highly customizable, and has totally changed the way I use my Nexus. You can check out some screenshots & install instructions here:

    GSM Nexus: [ROM] PARANOIDANDROID [CM9HYBRID] [120531-1.1b: TOGGLES, NEW MENUBTN, FORCE, ++++FIX] - xda-developers
    Verizon nexus: [ROM] PARANOIDANDROID [CM9HYBRID] [120521-0.9b: PER-APP-LAYOUT, AN ANDROIDS FIRST!!!] - xda-developers
    WOW. That's looking very well done and polished. I'm going to give that a run tonight. The ability to switched between phone, hybrid, and tablet modes with a per-app basis is freaking insane! Can't wait!
    06-13-2012 02:07 PM
  22. grantith's Avatar
    WOW. That's looking very well done and polished. I'm going to give that a run tonight. The ability to switched between phone, hybrid, and tablet modes with a per-app basis is freaking insane! Can't wait!
    It's really a high quality ROM. You can also change the DPI for each individual app so if the default for an app is a little small, you can easily change it without affecting everything else. I'm totally hooked on this ROM.
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    06-13-2012 06:23 PM
  23. Spaniard85's Avatar
    It's really a high quality ROM. You can also change the DPI for each individual app so if the default for an app is a little small, you can easily change it without affecting everything else. I'm totally hooked on this ROM.
    Ya it sounds awesome. I keep getting a "gateway timeout" when trying to download the gapps though. I'm assuming that they're different than the normal ones available for a normal AOSP ROM right? If so, anyone know of a mirror for them?
    06-13-2012 09:31 PM
  24. zero neck's Avatar
    Ya it sounds awesome. I keep getting a "gateway timeout" when trying to download the gapps though. I'm assuming that they're different than the normal ones available for a normal AOSP ROM right? If so, anyone know of a mirror for them?
    i'd link you the file but im getting the same thing. i just tried downloading them like ten times.

    if aokp linaro 4 doesnt come tomorrow i'm flashing paranoid android for a ride around the block. btw a new build of paranoid android is coming tomorrow most likely so you might want to hold off till then.
    06-13-2012 09:41 PM
  25. Spaniard85's Avatar
    i'd link you the file but im getting the same thing. i just tried downloading them like ten times.

    if aokp linaro 4 doesnt come tomorrow i'm flashing paranoid android for a ride around the block. btw a new build of paranoid android is coming tomorrow most likely so you might want to hold off till then.
    Ya I've read that, I'm just being impatient. I'll live though. I'm actually still running the first release of the Linaro AOKP build.
    06-13-2012 09:44 PM
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