1. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Finally got my nexus. It is going to take awhile to get used to this phone. The buttons are all in the wrong place and it doesn't have swype. There's things I'm going to miss from my epic. However so far so good. I will be rooting it tomorrow so I will probably be able it get most of it back with titanium backup. However as I type this, I may like this keyboard.

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    12-01-2011 09:14 PM
  2. gabbott's Avatar
    You can easily get swype for it. Swype | Text Input for Screens
    12-01-2011 09:19 PM
  3. chud's Avatar
    There's even a Sprint specific version of Swype.

    But anyway.
    12-01-2011 09:21 PM
  4. kevincwelch's Avatar
    Keith,

    I thought I would miss swype as well, but I don't. I do, however, miss the physical keyboard when typing long letters...

    I purchased Swiftkey X, and I really like it. You can have it build a dictionary from your GMail account, SMS, twitter, and facebook accounts. About 4 different themes and very customizable. I think it's great.

    I think you're going to like the Nexus S. It's slick. The ROMs are fantastic. The kernels are even better.
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    12-02-2011 07:59 AM
  5. Brianbgrp's Avatar
    Ill be rooting mine for the first time tonight as well...any recomendations on a stable, good battery rom/kernel setup?

    I'm really liking stock android tho

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    12-02-2011 08:52 AM
  6. chud's Avatar
    Ill be rooting mine for the first time tonight as well...any recomendations on a stable, good battery rom/kernel setup?

    I'm really liking stock android tho

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    Oxygen but not the latest build. The one right before it.
    12-02-2011 09:00 AM
  7. kevincwelch's Avatar
    Ill be rooting mine for the first time tonight as well...any recomendations on a stable, good battery rom/kernel setup?
    My ROM preferences (in order):
    1. Pool Party 1.5
    2. Oxygen 2.3.1
    3. GPA 19 (bugless beast)
    4. NS Colab

    My kernel preferences (in order):
    1. franco
    2. GLaDOS
    3. matr1x (I think this one works best with Oxygen; the 9.5 version)
    4. Pete Crespo's

    Again, just my preferences. You really can't go wrong. You just have to find the right combination that suits your personality and your phone's quirks.
    12-02-2011 11:49 AM
  8. Brianbgrp's Avatar
    I was lookin at bugless beast as a potential option..still no idea about kernels tho

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    12-02-2011 12:17 PM
  9. kevincwelch's Avatar
    I was lookin at bugless beast as a potential option..still no idea about kernels tho

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    I used matr1x with bugless beast, and i got great performance and battery life.
    12-02-2011 01:50 PM
  10. Brianbgrp's Avatar
    The 9.5 version?

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    12-02-2011 02:04 PM
  11. kevincwelch's Avatar
    Yes...9.5.

    If mathkid95 is around, he'd probably say 11.5 is the bees knees, and I think Paul627g runs 11.5 or something. The XDA forums have a good matr1x kernel thread going.

    But, I got the best out of 9.5. Maybe that's because I wasn't using deep idle and fiddling with the voltages like I was with the more recent versions.
    12-02-2011 02:57 PM
  12. Paul627g's Avatar
    Prior to Matr1x v11.5 (ICS version) my device worked best with Matr1x v10.0.

    I tried v10.5 & v11.0 and had wake issues and a few boot loops.... Probably due to voltages which I never really play with so I just went back to v10.0 which worked perfectly fine.

    Pool Party 1.5 was/is my favorite GB based ROM... Second would be Oxygen on my list.

    Bottom line on kernels, they all play differently on everyones device...... Mine will not react the same as yours..
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    12-02-2011 03:19 PM
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