1. Wampa1's Avatar
    Hey,

    I have a Thunderbolt and my roomate has a Galaxy Nexus. He's been running an old version of stock since he rooted and I'm going to update him to a new ROM. What would everyone recommend as a good ROM for him? He seems to like stock so I'm thinking CM9 but I haven't used any ROMs on the Nexus.

    Thanks
    06-06-2012 06:32 PM
  2. greydarrah's Avatar
    I've tried many, and the fastest, most stable (never a single problem) ROM for me is CMPLX V1. You can find it here: ROM| AXI0M CMPLX | AOSP | 4.0.4 | OFFICIAL | - GALAXY NEXUS - droidHIVE Forums
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    06-06-2012 06:36 PM
  3. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    If you want like Stock, AOKP will be the best for you.
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    06-06-2012 06:37 PM
  4. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Aokp b38 /thread


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    06-06-2012 07:12 PM
  5. taappel's Avatar
    If all you want is a speedier version of the stock ROM, go with redemption rom. There really is no eye candy, because the only focus is to improve performance and battery life. I would be using it now, but there are a few features I can't live without that stock just doesn't offer. That said, the speed is incredible.

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    06-06-2012 08:07 PM
  6. taappel's Avatar
    Also, I disagree with the AOKP recommendation. It offers so many options that it may be overwhelming if you're coming from stock. I am using it right now and love it, but it is a completely different experience from the stock ROM.

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    06-06-2012 08:10 PM
  7. 7stringer's Avatar
    Honestly, you can install Apex or Nova on the ROM, which is basically a stock OS with some extra functional features. The features of the ROM can be managed with the ROM's settings, which is up to the user to tweak.

    I use Apex over top LiquidSmooth 1.4 with the Franco Kernel, and no one would probably know I was rooted. I did changed the colors of the Nav buttons (still black background but with ICS blue buttons instead of white), and added toggles to the status bar drop down, but other than that it looks clean and stock.

    With that said, I imagine you can get away with a "stock" look on most ROMS. The behind the scenes stuff is just gravy - example, I have the Franco app and have tweaked my screen to 1.2 Gamma (slightly darker, but punchier colors) and adjusted the RGB to get rid of the gradient in the settings menu. Franco has those settings listed for you in the app. I also have some CPU adjustments, but again, those were amended at my own discretion and choice.
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    06-06-2012 08:50 PM
  8. svfd757's Avatar
    Also, I disagree with the AOKP recommendation. It offers so many options that it may be overwhelming if you're coming from stock. I am using it right now and love it, but it is a completely different experience from the stock ROM.

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    I am fairly inexperienced with the whole flashing game and I also am a reformed stock user. I jumped into aokp and have never looked back. My advice would be to utilize everything as is on aokp and play with settings as you go. That would help avoid feeling overwhelmed. Same would go for franco Kernel settings

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    06-06-2012 10:44 PM
  9. Wampa1's Avatar
    Hey thanks everyone in the thread. I ended up going with AOKP b38 for now but I'll keep everything everyone said in mind. I played around with it a little bit and it seems to run smoothly and not be that different from stock. I think he'll like it. I need to teach him to backup, flash, and restore so he can put whatever he wants on here.
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    06-07-2012 12:15 AM
  10. tcapote's Avatar
    If all you want is a speedier version of the stock ROM, go with redemption rom. There really is no eye candy, because the only focus is to improve performance and battery life. I would be using it now, but there are a few features I can't live without that stock just doesn't offer. That said, the speed is incredible.

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    Agreed, Redemption Rom!
    06-07-2012 12:44 AM
  11. svfd757's Avatar
    Hey thanks everyone in the thread. I ended up going with AOKP b38 for now but I'll keep everything everyone said in mind. I played around with it a little bit and it seems to run smoothly and not be that different from stock. I think he'll like it. I need to teach him to backup, flash, and restore so he can put whatever he wants on here.
    Next step is francos kernel. Aokp runs even better on franco

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    06-07-2012 12:45 AM
  12. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Surprised there's no mention of Bugless Beast. It's the most stock-like experience that I know of.
    06-07-2012 01:01 AM
  13. 2defmouze's Avatar
    I don't know why go with "stock" ROMs... I recommend AOKP because its pretty much stock until you decide to tweak with ROM Control settings. You have the choice to keep it as stock looking as you want or experiment. And it's as stable as anything. AOKP "nightlies" are always stable, though occasionally the newer features might not work 100%, but everything else will. That's the only thing separating them from the Milestone builds anyways.
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    06-07-2012 07:36 AM
  14. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    Next step is francos kernel. Aokp runs even better on franco

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    Def makes my Nexus battery life much better!!!!

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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    06-07-2012 07:42 AM
  15. turdbogls's Avatar
    pretty much all the ROMs out right now are stock, some have zero customization, some have a TON of customization...however, they all start out the same, and the cusomizations are up to the user.

    I LOVE aokp with the toggles, 3 option Lock Screen, softkey swapping and the built in theme engine.
    however, i dont HAVE to use these options. i can leave it just like stock if i like......but i dont want to do that.
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    06-07-2012 08:12 AM
  16. digitalslacker's Avatar
    bugless beast
    06-07-2012 11:31 AM
  17. 7stringer's Avatar
    Man, all this talk of AOKP is making my mouth water. haha

    I'm running LiquidSmooth and Franco's kernel, and I've not had any issues, but now curiosity is getting the best of me.
    06-07-2012 11:40 AM
  18. aziadeh's Avatar
    You should give DroidJunk's Junk ROM a shot, basically stock experience with lots of theming options, plus lots of streamlining under the hood along with a few other goodies.
    06-07-2012 03:39 PM
  19. clarker07's Avatar
    It should be pretty telling that everyone has their favorite ROM that they swear by. There are so many great ones (bugless beast gets my vote). Its said on here all of the time but the support for this phone is fantastic.

    I think most people would say spend $2 of your friends money and get the franco kernel app and get that going on top of whichever ROM you choose for him.
    06-07-2012 08:50 PM
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