Been away - which ROMs?

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    Hey guys - I've been away from the scene for a good bit. Got the Nexus on launch, Unlocked and rooted it.. haven't been around much after that.

    Which ROM's do you guys consider the best so far? Looking to flash one to jump into it, kinda curious what your thoughts are.

    A couple names I recognize from the OG days ... Bugless Beast / Cyangen Mod etc.
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    AOKP seems to be the most popular. Cm9 is solid as is ICSourcery
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    ICSOURCERY:
    They have been Solid Stable. About to release version 2 and have toolbox like no other. Push Notifications, Version updates right to toolbox, a lot of customization. Have not been on any other rom since I got this one. I say Flash version2 as soon as it drops, probably in the next day or so.

    JMHO.....
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    ICSourcery! Great rom with lots of features

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    I've tried just about every from I could find. I've been pretty loyal to gummy.

    My biggest thing is battery life. I'm not huge into tweaking the appearance of phone but gummy does have a lot of options, especially when the toolkit gets updated to the gnexus.

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    ive also tired just about every rom there is for the nexus. my favorite has to be any of the theory axiom roms the patent zero and the axiom pickr.. and then i would say AOKP with all the themes and mods you will never stop flashing.... Try axiom patent zero first if you decide with theory roms
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    Axi0m
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    Granted it doesn't have all the fancy customization settings as most of the other ROMs (but that's the point of it, to remain close to stock), but I like Peter Alfonso's Bugless Beast. It's on 4.0.4, runs really smooth, I have excelent battery life, and you can overclock the kernel if needed. I have tried Gummy but I went back to Bugless Beast after a few hours. If you don't want a whole lot of extra customizations, I'd recommend it. I also use it on my Xoom.
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    +1 for Axiom. Everything DT does is awesome.
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    I realize this thread is a little old, but there isn't much activity in this sub-forum...

    That said, I would suggest checking out the newest releases of GummyJar Nexus! I have been using GummyNex very consistently since 0.9.x and I have never had any serious problems/bugs!
    The most current stable release is 1.2.5 and it includes imoseyen's newest LeanKernel 3.8.0 which has all kinds of wizardry in it and really strengthens the ROM itself!

    I find the best combination for me to be:
    GummyJar Nexus 1.2.5 ROM + Included LeanKernel
    - ROM Toolkit PRO
    - Titanium Backup PRO
    - APEX Launcher PRO
    (the free versions of ROM Toolkit and APEX are included with GummyNex, but I like the Pro versions better; plus, I like to support devs when they make such amazing apps!)

    I have experienced significant signal improvements ranging from as little as 10% (in already super-strong areas) to as much as 500% (such as near my house), based on an average of 5x download/upload SpeedTest.net results. I haven't had my phone force-reboot in at least a month and a half (knock on wood), haven't dropped a single call, and maxed out my download speed at 39.5Mbps and upload at 19.8Mbps!!

    The only problem I have is that my Browser force closes VERY often... :/ I don't know what the deal is, but if I have more than a couple tabs open, and open one in the background, it will freeze and give me the "wait or close" option box. Weird thing is, it doesn't happen all the time - in fact, I can go two weeks with it happening maybe 1-2x total despite constantly having 5-15 tabs open at once, and then suddenly it will happen for a week force-closing 5-15x/day ??? Very frustrating! I don't think it's the ROM's fault, though.
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    So, alot of mixed reviews here and there.

    Which Jelly Bean ROM would be the most stable with the best battery life (with or without cutomizations)?

    Thanks!
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    I too have tried lots of ROMs and keep coming back to Cyanogen.
    For ICS, CM9 and for Jeely Bean CM10.
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    You won't find much about it on these boards (I'm not sure why, but there it is), but I've seen nothing but good things from Euroskank's CM10's nightlies. Search around on google to read more about it.
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    So, help out a total noob with nightlies. Do these people just flash their phone with something new every night? Do they wipe it too? I have my phone so personalized and so many apps that I have to log into that it sounds like a total nightmare to be flashing multiple times a week. Is it in general people who use their phone more for an actual phone, as opposed to a PDA-type device?
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    It depends on the user. For the crackflashers, perhaps they do flash something every night. There are a lot of folks out there that foam at the mouth for the chance to flash just about anything. Realistically, I would guess most people skip flashing something every night. Even though it is a relatively quick and painless process, perhaps the user just doesn't have the time to spare to flash something every night. Especially for the folks that like to make backups prior to flashing or like to have extras like a custom kernel that doesn't come with the nightly (more things to install).

    Personally I don't care about every update. If you go through the changes made since your last update, there may not be a good reason to update every version. Perhaps they implemented some changes that I don't care about, and it would just be a waste of time and bandwidth to download the new nightly. Recently I have been building a nightly with some cherry picks for myself about every other day.

    Do you have to wipe? Most of the time no. There are some exceptions to this rule, but I don't wipe every nightly. If I notice a problem that I would think may not be ROM/app related, I may do a wipe before the next one. Or depending on bad the problem is, I may do a wipe and reinstall sooner. I have gotten my backup > wipe > flash > restore process down to a science, to where it is almost painless. Outside of Google's two step authentication and a little time (quite a bit of which is the phone doing it's own thing), I don't object to a wipe at all.
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    Thanks for the info. Good to know. If you do, what do you use to back up your data when you flash? I would hate setting up my phone every time! I want to try ROMs out, but that's my primary roadblock.
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    My installation process goes like this (I am going to be general here, but I can expand on anything if necessary):

    1 - Make a backup with titanium backup. I backup everything, data and system data.

    2 - Make an update.zip of TiBu if I haven't done one in a while (this is an option in TiBu). This app updates quite often, so I do this semi-frequently.

    3 - Using a custom launcher make a backup of my screen setup and it's settings. Apex, Nova, Holo, and many others exist out there. If you don't change settings or setup of launcher, you may not have to update this as often.

    4 - If ROM has option make a backup of it's settings. Not all ROMs have this option. Roman from AOKP has made a backup app for AOKP in the market as an example. Some have options built in.

    5 - Reboot into recovery.

    6 - Make a full backup. To be completely honest, I skip this step sometimes (quite often actually). Not really recommended to skip this step, but I do dumb things from time to time out of laziness.

    7 - Perform installation method (wipe, install, install gapps, and installing TiBu from it's update.zip...etc).

    8 - Reboot into Android and sign into gmail.

    9 - Restore apps and data (no system data) via TiBu.

    10 - Restore ROM settings. If there wasn't a backup option, this may have to be done manually. Some may have to be done manually regardless.

    11 - Restore stuff via launcher's restoration options.

    12 - Reboot and enjoy.

    Note this is just my process, there are many different ways to achieve similar results. While it seems long, it only sets me back ~20 minutes, a lot of which doesn't require my attention. The TiBu parts are the longest, and were I not such an app hoarder, I could probably accomplish a lot of this in close to half the time. I tend to do this while I am playing a game, watching TV/movie, or browsing the internet. I don't do this every day, so ~20 minutes here and there isn't so bad imo. I haven't done a full wipe in over a week now.
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    @cupfulloflol nailed it. I follow the same steps.
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    Oh, and thanks cupfulloflol for the tip about the AOKP backup app. good find.
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    No problem. It is a great little app.
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