11-22-2011 09:00 PM
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  1. mcclain71's Avatar
    i have both harmonia 1.5C and bobzhome on my phone...but i cant decide which to make the permanent OS :/ what do you guys prefer...froyo or gingerbread?
    09-26-2011 08:17 AM
  2. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    i have both harmonia 1.5C and bobzhome on my phone...but i cant decide which to make the permanent OS :/ what do you guys prefer...froyo or gingerbread?
    I go back and forth between Harmonia and BACKside. Why the need for a "permanent" ROM? Change is part of the fun. Just get a nicely configured nandroid of each and switch at will.
    09-26-2011 08:25 AM
  3. mcclain71's Avatar
    i do that now...lol. guess im ready to settle down
    09-26-2011 08:48 AM
  4. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    i do that now...lol. guess im ready to settle down
    I'd say Harmonia is more he settle down type. Just my opinion. Trustworthy, dependable, efficient, no surprises.

    Not saying IHO ROMs aren't dependable stability-wise, but I have been surprised here and there by things I needed that didn't work. Namely headset controls, and no ability to use the internal mic while headphones are plugged in.
    09-26-2011 09:00 AM
  5. mcclain71's Avatar
    when i play with bobzhome...its fast as hell but it doesnt have all the apps installed like my harmonia does currently
    09-26-2011 11:10 AM
  6. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    IHO and GB are the new hot thing on the block. It's exciting and different.

    Harmonia is the Honda sitting in your driveway. It's not glamorous or fast, but it's efficient, runs really well and has no surprises. You know it will start and take you to work every day.
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    09-26-2011 03:19 PM
  7. jdcnosse's Avatar
    What about all those SD card folders

    I've gone back and forth before...I do like that gingerbread (and by extension IHO) is more customizable, but I also know that even with setting my cpu overclocked to at least 400+ I still don't get that great of battery life compared to Harmonia. Maybe when my 3000mAh battery comes in I'll make the switch
    09-26-2011 03:24 PM
  8. mcclain71's Avatar
    i like comparing harmonia to a dependable honda from reading the posts all over here, its safe to assume that battery life on a gingerbread (no matter what build) isnt nearly the same as on harmonia?
    09-26-2011 06:46 PM
  9. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    i like comparing harmonia to a dependable honda from reading the posts all over here, its safe to assume that battery life on a gingerbread (no matter what build) isnt nearly the same as on harmonia?
    True, and will likely remain that way until we can get Gingerbread from Virgin and/or the source from Lg and even then it may not match, or maybe it will be better, it;s hard to say and we won;t know until we have it.

    While some IHO roms do well, (Harmonia 2.0 did okay), at best they run around 2% per hour for battery drain while idle. Harmonia does around 1.5 or 1.6%. Keep in mind those are idle, not in use, when you add use, it changes quite a bit as does using wifi vs 3g. The most important thing though is that you have enough to make it through the day, anything extra is a just a bonus.
    09-26-2011 07:38 PM
  10. gsrrr's Avatar
    I go back and forth between Harmonia and BACKside. Why the need for a "permanent" ROM? Change is part of the fun. Just get a nicely configured nandroid of each and switch at will.
    Don't you still have to go and reinstall all your apps and change the phones settings back to what you had them before after each flash? Or am I backing up and restoring the wrong way?

    I'd say Harmonia is more he settle down type. Just my opinion. Trustworthy, dependable, efficient, no surprises.

    Not saying IHO ROMs aren't dependable stability-wise, but I have been surprised here and there by things I needed that didn't work. Namely headset controls, and no ability to use the internal mic while headphones are plugged in.
    I just noticed this weekend that BT headset controls are missing in IHO. Not really a big deal to me but it would be nice to have.

    I've tried aospCMOD before but I had some FCs. I have not tried Harmonia yet but I like backside so far.
    09-26-2011 07:45 PM
  11. jdcnosse's Avatar
    Don't you still have to go and reinstall all your apps and change the phones settings back to what you had them before after each flash? Or am I backing up and restoring the wrong way?
    If you make a nandroid it's literally a compete image of your while system (minus your sd card) so you shouldn't need to reset everything.
    09-26-2011 09:17 PM
  12. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    If you make a nandroid it's literally a compete image of your while system (minus your sd card) so you shouldn't need to reset everything.
    What he said. I can literally switch from one ROM to the next in ~10 minutes.

    Fully set up and ready to go.

    Sent via VM670
    09-26-2011 09:42 PM
  13. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Develop a backup system that works for you (I made a thread about it) and you can install a new rom and restore data in 20 minutes.
    09-26-2011 10:37 PM
  14. gsrrr's Avatar
    Oh ya you guys are correct. In my mind, I had "switching ROMS" mixed up with "reflashing a new build over an old". Thanks everyone.

    duuurrrr me
    09-26-2011 10:45 PM
  15. mcclain71's Avatar
    i have both installed on my phone. all i have to do is open up rom manager and reboot into the rom i want. if i add anything to that particular rom, then i save the current state. that way i can go back and forth between roms quickly, painlessly and without issues
    09-27-2011 12:32 AM
  16. linzoill's Avatar
    Using rom manager wont brick your phone?

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    11-13-2011 05:42 AM
  17. thewraith420's Avatar
    Using rom manager wont brick your phone?

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    It can if you have a newer optimus v.. The new ov uses an Optimus s screen and has different video drivers

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    11-13-2011 07:05 PM
  18. linzoill's Avatar
    Gingerbread hands....I used to be skeptical about all these "artificial roms" but I tell you what...it's a giant leap towards visual improvement and Fu****& amazing battery life...mixed with a dose of 'holy shii this is superfast. Bet you 9 times outta ten you won't want to go back. Sure the imperfections may sound a bit harsh but Im most certain that the levels of good and bad on a scale is like.. wayyyyyy more good. Just saying ....
    How bout them Houston Texans? ?? Hahaha


    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    11-13-2011 08:29 PM
  19. JerryScript's Avatar
    ...How bout them Houston Texans? ?? Hahaha
    Speaking of texas teams, how about them Cowboys? Any given sunday right?
    11-13-2011 09:47 PM
  20. Whyzor's Avatar
    FYI, I get less than 1%/hour drain on IHO CM7 Gingerbread, so it is possible, but you have to tweak things a bit.
    11-14-2011 12:38 AM
  21. linzoill's Avatar
    Speaking of texas teams, how about them Cowboys? Any given sunday right?
    Aww man lol yo Jerry where you from anyway? It's amazing how a rom sitting on your computer ended up on my phone and I always wonder how yall do it. The internet sharing ability is nuts!
    Houston TX here

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
    11-14-2011 03:26 AM
  22. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    FYI, I get less than 1%/hour drain on IHO CM7 Gingerbread, so it is possible, but you have to tweak things a bit.
    That is pretty much impossible on the OV.
    That would give you 4 days in standby.
    It may be doable in aircraft mode, switching it on and off as needed, but that is a hassle.

    Generally the OV needs 1.5-2% per hour to run the data system, be it 3g or wifi. This was confirmed by Marzz with a voltmeter. Newer/better roms sit in this zone, while the older ones tend to be closer to 2or3% per hour.
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    11-14-2011 05:34 PM
  23. kirurus's Avatar
    Hi there all! I've used Harmonia in the past when CM7 was still in the works on the V (not saying that it isn't but it has taken huge leaps) and aospcmod wasn't up to snuff. A wonderful ROM Harmonia was. I couldn't have chosen a better one with Froyo. Been wanting to play with Froyo again but can't see a reason to go back. Gingerbread just seems to be better in performance, features, etc. Basically I'm posting to see what peoples opinions are between 2.2 and 2.3 and why people have chosen to stay with Froyo (Harmonia) and not move on to Gingerbread (IHO)
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    11-15-2011 08:51 AM
  24. Whyzor's Avatar
    That is pretty much impossible on the OV.
    That would give you 4 days in standby.
    It may be doable in aircraft mode, switching it on and off as needed, but that is a hassle.

    Generally the OV needs 1.5-2% per hour to run the data system, be it 3g or wifi. This was confirmed by Marzz with a voltmeter. Newer/better roms sit in this zone, while the older ones tend to be closer to 2or3% per hour.
    only 4 days? how about 11 days?

    [HOW-TO] extend battery life (up to 11+ days!) - xda-developers

    My average is about 6-7 days per charge. Most of the time it has cell signal on only (no 3G, Wifi, BT, GPS). Also with the CM7 notification bar widget, turning on/off those require just 2 swipe actions, pretty easy..
    11-15-2011 12:30 PM
  25. jdcnosse's Avatar
    only 4 days? how about 11 days?

    [HOW-TO] extend battery life (up to 11+ days!) - xda-developers

    My average is about 6-7 days per charge. Most of the time it has cell signal on only (no 3G, Wifi, BT, GPS). Also with the CM7 notification bar widget, turning on/off those require just 2 swipe actions, pretty easy..
    No offense, but if I have an android phone with wifi capabilities and 3G internet, I might as well use it. lol I mean why have a nice fancy phone if you only use it for talking/texting...

    Of course this is totally an opinion based comment

    With my 3000mAh battery and wifi always on, I can get about 2 1/2 days out of my phone with light/medium usage.
    11-15-2011 05:44 PM
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