Well it is low, but 1.2+ are pretty top end, and not everyone can hit it. There is also severely diminishing returns after 800mhz or so.
Cyanogenmod will have the most features, and will end up keeping the high performance. People will argue if its more or less stable. I find 18.104.22.168 to be pretty fantastic. Its here you will find features nobody else has, and new code too. It also looks stock. Keep in mind themes need to be compatible with CM, and with that ROM version. In that respect, ease of use takes a step backwards.
If you are looking for a tweaked stock-like version, I have a ROM you can try. There is also an optional OC kernel that goes to 1ghz that can be installed as well.
CM can easily be installed via Rom Manager on the market.
[Quote= I'm open to reading people's comparisons on this thread (a comparison chart would be sweet, but would be way too much to ask).
[COLOR="Red"]This thread (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...-right-me.html)
was posted earlier today. Item#3 may help!
Yes, I realize that some are better than others, do more than others, etc. But when it comes down to it, I think I'm more interested in the best performance from clock speeds and kernels compared to the apps. I also understand that those processes allow for the great apps to work brilliantly and be developed. /Quote]
to get started, its almost universal to start this way;
1. root the phone
2. nandroid backup
3. choose rom
my suggestions for most stable and whats worked best for me:
step 1: follow this guide: Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid to obtain root
step 2: follow this guide to install sprecovery(nandroid) Full System Backup Using Nandroid | Root Your Droid
and for step 3 I would recommend Bugless Beast by Pete. [ROM] Bugless Beast V0.9 ESE53 (Options Gallore!)!)
quite simple installs and if you want to overcloock, i would suggest going for Chevy's kernels which work very well with Bugless Beast. ChevyNo1 - Get Yer Kernels Here (ERE25 Only))
follow the instructions there. then you'll want to install setcpu for overclocking, astro file manager for a file manager (or root explorer), perhaps droidroot pro to simplify some things if you'd like.
i believe if you follow those steps wifi tethering should be working from the get go.
its a lot of putting update.zip on your phone for root. then install it through recovery menu. then install nandroid with an update.zip (i think). then install the rom through update.zip. then install kernel with another update.zip.
its gotten very very simple. if you're looking for something stable and performs well i would say go with Bugless Beast. I'm not sure how droidmod pro's rom are anymore, been awhile since I ran one of those. I've use bugless for a long time and I'm very pleased with its performance its features. Very, very stable.
Everything is covered here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...ation-etc.html like someone mentioned earlier..
My steps are basically identical to the ones in that guide, so I would go with that guide.