THIS is where 928 pointed me to do the adb root - though I don't know about the wipe issue. It doesn't look like you'd have to wipe, but I don't know for sure. My phone was wiped clean already when I did this, so I don't know...
Honestly the only thing that keeps me from using a stock rooted ROM is theming. If I can get a sweet theme for the stock ROM I'd be all over it =). I find the custom ROMs too laggy. I mean the way I look at it is like this, "Google has a team of developers making a ROM a certain way. They are probably doing something right with their ROMs".
I even switched to the stock home screen and decided to give HL a break. And though I miss my 7 screens; I like not having f/cs or lag, even with it overclocked. Don't get me wrong, helix launcher is by far the best launcher out there. But it still has some lag. The home screen with only 3 screens is cool for me. Granted I will probably go back to helix soon, since I have the home switcher app, but for now I like the stability and no f/cs what so ever.
Great comments - clearly I'm not alone! 928 - thanks for the how to's and the bar idea!
I actually was close to going to the stock home, but I can't live without those extra 4 static icons. Helix is working trouble free so far.
What it came down to for me was those occasional in-between times when I needed to do something. Like needing to snap a quick picture or vid or needing to get directions in my car. It seemed like just a couple too many times that the phone would freeze & screw me right when I needed it, even though I had stress-tested it & thought I had it running perfectly (using many roms). And if it means 1 or 2 less features to have a phone that is always there for me, exactly when I need it & is snappy, then that is what I want. So at least for now, I'm saying goodbye to 360 rotation & apps to sd. Most of the great features I want (oc, wifi tether, swap partition, etc) are there for me on stock as long as I'm rooted. Great to know so many others are following the same line of thinking. Now if we can just get ppl to start theming for it!!
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