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Re: Note II based Rom and Multiwindow
I think there are two main choices out there, CleanROM and Synergy. I've run them both and like both. They've also provided reliable functionality for me, both in os performance and radio performance.
Originally Posted by J4nu5
As you obviously know, the os is seperate from the radio, rpm and kernel. For example, you can change the os, but keep your older radio. In fact, you can flash whatever radios you want. There's a site to download all the different versions that come out. So, you are free to leave your radio alone and change your os as many times as you want.
Currently, CleanROMs latest version is based off the latest K3 official os release. Synergy on the other hand, has been based on the prior release, but their K3 update is expected either tomorrow or Wednesday (according to the dev).
CleanROM also recommends that stock kernel. There is no other kernel packaged with the os when you download it. On the other hand, Synergy is packaged with a modified kernel by Ziggy. When you download the Synergy ROM, the kernel will be changed.
I happen to be running the latest CleanROM release at the moment. However, I have installed the Ziggy kernel. It can be downloaded seperate from the Synergy ROM. I've found that it give me better battery performance and faster os operation than the stock kernel.
If I had to choose between the two, I would say that I prefer Synergy. I can't really say why I prefer it. They both work great. Maybe it's the fact that I installed Synergy first, before trying CleanROM, although many folks seem to be sold on CleanROM. However, I'll be reinstalling Synergy once the K3 base comes out in it.
I do happen to like one small little thing with Synergy that isn't found on CleanROM. Most people wouldn't even notice the difference. Synergy happens to kill much of the phone tracking Samsung stuff, at least by their own statements. It's evident by the phone status reported in the Settings section. In synergy, it's reported as stock. In cleanROM it's reported as modified.
Here's the dev links to the two ROMS:
☆ ★ | ROM | SynergyROM VZW S3 | JELLY BEAN 4.1.1 | Fully Optimized | NIGHTLIES |★ ☆ - xda-developers
Samsung Galaxy S 3 Team_Synergy | Android File Host
[ROM][12/11] - CleanROM 5.5.1 -★| Redefining Performance and Stability (Again)! |★- - xda-developers
Samsung Galaxy S3 (Verizon) - Downloads - Scott's ROMS
Ziggy471 Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean Kernel - Files - Ziggy471 Projects
[MODEMS] <VRLK3> Verizon SGS3 (SCH-I535) [ODIN or RECOVERY-flashable] - Verizon Galaxy S3 Development - RootzWiki
Goo.im Downloads - Browsing rpm