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  1. chmcke01's Avatar
    I am set on getting the Galaxy Nexus if it comes to AT&T or the SGS2 or Skyrocket if it does not, but my wife has decided on the SGS2 because she says the other two are just a little too big for her (especially considering we are coming from the iPhone 4).

    Anyway, she wants me to flash it to the best stable ROM as soon as she gets it so she doesn't get used to the stock ROM before we can choose and flash a new ROM.

    So, what is the best stable ROM and why?
    11-04-2011 11:02 AM
  2. dirtbikerr450's Avatar
    I like cyanogenMod 7 I don't have to force close much of my apps
    11-04-2011 06:15 PM
  3. MrMercedes's Avatar
    I just put the Unnamed rom on and its awesome! My battery life is incredible on it. No crashes like I did on CM7....
    11-04-2011 06:24 PM
  4. iskor12's Avatar
    I've tried....
    Miui
    Cognition
    UnNamed
    Serendipity

    So far...UnNamed is the most Stable
    11-05-2011 07:46 AM
  5. chmcke01's Avatar
    I've tried....
    Miui
    Cognition
    UnNamed
    Serendipity

    So far...UnNamed is the most Stable
    In what ways is UnNamed better/different from just rooting and leaving the stock ROM on it?
    11-05-2011 09:04 AM
  6. netarc's Avatar
    quick side hijack - I'm planning to root my phone and go with CM7 or Unnamed, but b4 doing so I wonder is there a way to backup the current config of the phone (e.g., similar to the iPhones "backup via iTunes" feature so that I can restore both the stock firmware and the config/settings & apps ... basically, take it back to the exact current state?
    11-06-2011 01:24 AM
  7. moustro's Avatar
    quick side hijack - I'm planning to root my phone and go with CM7 or Unnamed, but b4 doing so I wonder is there a way to backup the current config of the phone (e.g., similar to the iPhones "backup via iTunes" feature so that I can restore both the stock firmware and the config/settings & apps ... basically, take it back to the exact current state?
    Yes enter cwm and use the backup/restore option. I switch between roms all the time. When you restore from a backup it is exactly the way it was configured prior to flashing a new rom
    11-06-2011 09:52 AM
  8. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    UnNamed is the best IMO ... I have tried a couple, I get awesome battery life and glad to see the bloatware taken out.
    11-06-2011 10:56 AM
  9. netwerx1's Avatar
    Yes enter cwm and use the backup/restore option. I switch between roms all the time. When you restore from a backup it is exactly the way it was configured prior to flashing a new rom
    Don't you first have to wipe the data and reflash the original kernel/ROM before restoring the backup?
    11-06-2011 11:42 AM
  10. moustro's Avatar
    Don't you first have to wipe the data and reflash the original kernel/ROM before restoring the backup?
    No. I always do that when flashing a new rom but I do not when restoring one.
    11-06-2011 03:48 PM
  11. niannello's Avatar
    running unnamed now for a couple weeks and love it. fast and some cool extras
    11-06-2011 04:51 PM
  12. manuco's Avatar
    Hi All,
    I got a problem with this unnamed ROM. I installed it in v1.3.0 2 hours ago, and it drained my battery at 2% / minute !! It is now at 0% !
    Also, during the time I could use it a bit, I had about 3/4 force close of applications, and without any action, the Task manager was appearing every 10 sec.

    Any idea ?
    12-04-2011 01:31 PM
  13. brendonlee's Avatar
    I installed cyanogen 7.2 (KANG) last week and I couldn't be happier. Awesome battery life and super fast.

    Sent from my SGH-I777 using Tapatalk
    12-04-2011 01:50 PM
  14. DroidBehavior's Avatar
    i only use miui but i ing love it

    its soooo smooth and sexy, i love the free themes

    for stability i cant say much, it hasnt crashed once/ lagged/ fc yet but i know others have

    its basically as good as my stock in terms of use, my reception at home increased by 20db and i loveeee it

    i would def just have her start with that, its minimalistic and simple

    kind of like iphone if she likes that
    12-04-2011 11:28 PM
  15. Lawrence of a Labia's Avatar
    Hi All,
    I got a problem with this unnamed ROM. I installed it in v1.3.0 2 hours ago, and it drained my battery at 2% / minute !! It is now at 0% !
    Also, during the time I could use it a bit, I had about 3/4 force close of applications, and without any action, the Task manager was appearing every 10 sec.

    Any idea ?
    Try downloading and flashing the rom zip again. A corrupted file might be causing the issues.
    12-05-2011 02:18 PM
  16. mtucker's Avatar
    In what ways is UnNamed better/different from just rooting and leaving the stock ROM on it?
    I am interested in this also..... just the top few differences/advantages/disadvantages. I am stock ROM rooted now, but will read up on UnNamed if it has a lot more to offer.
    12-05-2011 04:10 PM
  17. KentuckyHouse's Avatar
    I am interested in this also..... just the top few differences/advantages/disadvantages. I am stock ROM rooted now, but will read up on UnNamed if it has a lot more to offer.
    Looks-wise, it's not much different. The biggest aesthetic change is in the stock messaging app, but I use Handcent anyway, so that didn't matter much.

    There are a lot of "under the hood" changes. The bloatware has been removed for the most part. And there are little changes, like being able to use the volume keys for the shutter on the camera (hold the button down and it auto-focuses, release to shoot the shot).

    The biggie for me has been battery life. In the description on xda, it says a small improvement...but my real-world results have been better than that. In the course of a normal day at work, I'd get home with about 40% battery remaining with either the stock or rooted stock. But now I seem to get home with around 50-52% remaining with the same usage (roughly). I don't consider a 10% jump in battery life to be small.

    YMMV, but I'm really liking it so far.
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    12-05-2011 05:27 PM
  18. mtucker's Avatar
    Looks-wise, it's not much different. The biggest aesthetic change is in the stock messaging app, but I use Handcent anyway, so that didn't matter much.

    There are a lot of "under the hood" changes. The bloatware has been removed for the most part. And there are little changes, like being able to use the volume keys for the shutter on the camera (hold the button down and it auto-focuses, release to shoot the shot).

    The biggie for me has been battery life. In the description on xda, it says a small improvement...but my real-world results have been better than that. In the course of a normal day at work, I'd get home with about 40% battery remaining with either the stock or rooted stock. But now I seem to get home with around 50-52% remaining with the same usage (roughly). I don't consider a 10% jump in battery life to be small.

    YMMV, but I'm really liking it so far.
    Thanks for the info. It seems to be a very popular and highly rated ROM. I took a peak at the info on the XDA thread you mentioned. [ROM] UnNamed v1.3.1 - (11/17/2011) - Improved battery life, a touch of ICS, and more - xda-developers I'll have to spend some time and read through the thread. It is a big one! This was my first Android OS phone so going to the stock ROM with root was a nice baby step. Maybe I'll play with UnNamed until ICS comes out for our phones.
    12-05-2011 05:51 PM
  19. KentuckyHouse's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. It seems to be a very popular and highly rated ROM. I took a peak at the info on the XDA thread you mentioned. [ROM] UnNamed v1.3.1 - (11/17/2011) - Improved battery life, a touch of ICS, and more - xda-developers I'll have to spend some time and read through the thread. It is a big one! This was my first Android OS phone so going to the stock ROM with root was a nice baby step. Maybe I'll play with UnNamed until ICS comes out for our phones.
    No problem at all, mtucker. I did exactly what you're doing. This is my first Android phone too and I'm coming from the 3GS (jailbroken) and 4S (which I've still got). I said I was going to go back and forth between the SGSII and 4S, but after using the SGSII for a week, I'm not so sure that's gonna be the case!

    I took baby steps. Use the stock ROM for a while...then root and run a rooted stock...but that only lasted a couple of days...lol. I'm just a sucker for seeing what these phones can really do, and I'd heard nothing but good things about the UnNamed ROM, so I just went for it (with the help of a couple of people over at xda walking me through it).

    Definitely check it out. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Just make sure you follow the directions to the letter and everything should go perfectly.
    12-05-2011 10:04 PM
  20. polobreaka's Avatar
    ^ good to see another MR member on here.

    im also switching back and forth with an iphone (3gs - jb untethered ios 5). im currently running unnamed 1.3.1 on the sg2. with a full charge, im getting 22+/- hours with moderate usage. pretty darn good.

    not to talk bad about MR, but android members seem to be more friendly and helpful.
    12-05-2011 10:09 PM
  21. KentuckyHouse's Avatar
    ^ good to see another MR member on here.

    im also switching back and forth with an iphone (3gs - jb untethered ios 5). im currently running unnamed 1.3.1 on the sg2. with a full charge, im getting 22+/- hours with moderate usage. pretty darn good.

    not to talk bad about MR, but android members seem to be more friendly and helpful.
    Hey polobreaka! Yep, I'm another "convert" who's glad to finally see what I've been missing (and it seems I've been missing a lot!)

    I've noticed that too, both here and at xda (or for that matter, any of the Android forums I've been on). The members are MUCH friendlier than MR. I don't know why that is (that MR regulars can be so harsh), but here, when you ask a question, even if it's something simple and silly that's been answered a hundred times, people don't flame you...they simply help. It's pretty refreshing.

    Not to get off-topic, but it amazes me how much misinformation is spread on MR about Android. I thought Android would be a mess having only heard what people there say, that I wouldn't be able to find apps on the Market that could satisfy me like the ones I find on the App Store. It's simply not true. While I still have my 4S and I still like it a lot, it's gonna see very little use now that I've got my SGSII. In stock form, at least, it's just boring and stale in comparison to the SGSII (even in stock, let alone rooted and running a different ROM).

    I'm glad I'm here now!
    12-06-2011 08:08 AM
  22. jjb70's Avatar
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    Not to get off-topic, but it amazes me how much misinformation is spread on MR about Android. I thought Android would be a mess having only heard what people there say, that I wouldn't be able to find apps on the Market that could satisfy me like the ones I find on the App Store. It's simply not true. While I still have my 4S and I still like it a lot, it's gonna see very little use now that I've got my SGSII. In stock form, at least, it's just boring and stale in comparison to the SGSII (even in stock, let alone rooted and running a different ROM).

    I'm glad I'm here now!
    I've also got a 4S. I think it's seen about 3 days of sunlight since I got it on launch day. The GSII is just more fun to use IMO.

    By my vote is for UnNamed Rom. It's flawless.
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    12-06-2011 07:19 PM
  23. mtucker's Avatar
    Looks-wise, it's not much different. The biggest aesthetic change is in the stock messaging app, but I use Handcent anyway, so that didn't matter much.

    There are a lot of "under the hood" changes. The bloatware has been removed for the most part. And there are little changes, like being able to use the volume keys for the shutter on the camera (hold the button down and it auto-focuses, release to shoot the shot).

    The biggie for me has been battery life. In the description on xda, it says a small improvement...but my real-world results have been better than that. In the course of a normal day at work, I'd get home with about 40% battery remaining with either the stock or rooted stock. But now I seem to get home with around 50-52% remaining with the same usage (roughly). I don't consider a 10% jump in battery life to be small.

    YMMV, but I'm really liking it so far.
    Well, you twisted my arm. I installed UnNamed 1.3.1 two nights ago. It went smoothly (I did read about 150 pages of the thread before I tried it). I also followed the "How to Flash Custom Binaries Without Ever Incrementing the Flash Counter!!" thread on XDA so I do not get the yellow triangle/exclamation mark at bootup [GUIDE] How to Flash Custom Binaries Without Ever Incrementing the Flash Counter!! - xda-developers Volume button for taking pictures, ten controls in the notification, volume up/down for next song, boot animation, reboot option..... all great features. The features in ClockworkMod Recovery (which I installed in preparation for UnNamed) are very nice also. I used CWM to install the ICS Roboto font which looks very nice. I can see this is going to get addictive
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    12-08-2011 03:46 PM
  24. chmcke01's Avatar
    Well, you twisted my arm. I installed UnNamed 1.3.1 two nights ago. It went smoothly (I did read about 150 pages of the thread before I tried it). I also followed the "How to Flash Custom Binaries Without Ever Incrementing the Flash Counter!!" thread on XDA so I do not get the yellow triangle/exclamation mark at bootup [GUIDE] How to Flash Custom Binaries Without Ever Incrementing the Flash Counter!! - xda-developers Volume button for taking pictures, ten controls in the notification, volume up/down for next song, boot animation, reboot option..... all great features. The features in ClockworkMod Recovery (which I installed in preparation for UnNamed) are very nice also. I used CWM to install the ICS Roboto font which looks very nice. I can see this is going to get addictive
    Where did you find a CWM flashable Roboto font? Would love to give that a try on mine as well!
    12-08-2011 06:19 PM
  25. mtucker's Avatar
    Where did you find a CWM flashable Roboto font? Would love to give that a try on mine as well!
    [FONT] ROBOTO FONT Ice Cream Sandwich Font w/ Clock xda ~FLASHABLE ZIP+MIUI VERSION!~ - xda-developers I used the link for "FLASHABLE ZIP- NOW WITH LOCKSCREEN CLOCK FONT: "
    12-08-2011 07:36 PM
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