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Don't cringe; what's the most STABLE ROM?

Discussion in 'Android Roms' started by BPB, Jun 30, 2011.

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    I'm a frequent reader of these forums and I'm aware that "what's the best ROM...?" is a subjective question dependant, in part, on your particular Droid.
    BUT - that being said, if we can narrow things down to one criteria - stability, what has the communities' experience been?
    I also know this is subjective based on what apps you might have running and what kernel / OC speed you have going. But all other things being equal, is there a ROM out there for the Droid 1 that is just renowned for stability?
    Don't flame me too bad!

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    Project Elite 4.2

    Not a single problem, no matter what new rom I decide to try, I keep nandroid of 4.2 on my phone and I always seem to go back.
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    I've found Simply Stunning 5.4 by Chevy to be very stable (oc'd to 1.1ghz with Peter's v3 kernel) for gingerbread 2.3.4.

    For 2.3.3, I found GPA14 by Peter to be the most stable.

    Brandon
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    I hope I don't come off as an a$$ here. And I've enjoyed SS5.4 and GPA15, but I don't think *any* Gingerbread roms even belong in the conversation.
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    Well, for my phone, stable means everything runs as it's supposed to...and both of those ROMs fit that bill. No lockups, random reboots, all apps work as they should and I'm constantly connected. As long as that's the case and the phone doesn't lag/stutter, it's "stable" for me.

    Brandon
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    I agree. I always go to charity smoked glass 11 when i get frustrated with a rom. Although I've been running SS 5.4 for 3 weeks while at camp (i guess you would call it that?) And have had 0 problems.

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    I've moved on to newer devices, but I test ROM's on my OG Droid. Every Gingerbread ROM I've seems to have fairly significant flaw.
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    SS5.4 is pretty close to flawless.

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    I haven't had a single issue with SS 5.4. I usually just wipe cache and dalvik cache every other day. Works amazing!

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    Maybe I was expecting too much from this thread when it started, or perhaps the few of you are very lucky.

    He wanted *the* most stable rom. And I'm also interested in what people's *most stable* rom is. Not "mostly" stable, but the BEST for stability.

    SS5.4, GPA nightlies, CM7.1 nightlies are all very good roms, but they aren't as completely rock solid as any good froyo ROM. They are newer, shinier and I enjoy running them, but he's calling for THEE most stable ROM.

    Memory issues alone should discredit all GB ROMs. Supercharger, and some other tweaks go a long ways towards fixing them, but it's still not perfect. On top of that, every single GB ROM that I know of is still getting "patches" and "fixes"... doesn't that say something?

    PE4.2, Sourcery 2.2 and a few other Froyo roms are rock solid stable, no memory issues, no glitches, and they haven't even been developed for weeks. While there are other issues with this (aren't going to see any new features added), it sure as heck is a sign that they are about perfection stability wise if people are still using them frequently.

    Droid Concepts, Sourcery, PE4.2, Pete's deodexed droid stock build and many other Froyo ROMs aren't nearly as exciting as the new GB ROMs, but they are what the OP is asking for.

    *Jerk rant over*
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    I've had glitches with stock Froyo, so to say that it's default the most stable isn't true. Before I rooted/ROM'd for the first time I used to have some issues with 3G data loss.

    Everything still gets patches and fixes, so that doesn't mean a thing. And I have no memory issues with SS5.4 and I don't use any of the tweaks, no Supercharger and no compache. Nothing.

    I can without a doubt say that GPA14 and SS5.4 are absolutely stable for me, and I have no doubts they would be just as stable as PE4.2 and Sourcery 2.2. Every phone is different, and perhaps some phones simply can't handle GB as well as others. The OP needs to test out all of his options and make his own decision based on what his phone can handle.

    Brandon
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    either shadowrom or sapphire. they're both FRG22D based, but they are very stable considering all of their features.
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    I am with Sourcery all the way. The Final Sourcery 2.2 Kang is the best combination of stability and features.

    I don't know of any other Froyo rom with that has that many features and there is no GB rom that is as stable. To say a GB rom is stable but i clean dalvik cache and whatever else every other day is to kid yourself. A true stable rom doe's not need that.

    Sourcery is running for months at a time with nothing remotely close to an issue.
    Just my two cents.. and no i am not the developer of it just a happy user.
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    Yep, NebraskaX24 is right

    Froyo Roms are the way to go if you want everything to work perfectly. For me Ultimate Droid 2.5 runs better on my phone than anything else i've tried. But i'm very sick of the red progress bar and the rotary screen says "emergency calls only" which is annoying.

    I'd go with CyanogenMod 7 but I use SlideIt mainly and Swype for my keyboard and they don't work smooth with any Gingerbread Rom i've used. Same thing with PE4.2. On UD2.5 I can draw a perfectly straight line no matter how fast or slow I slide my finger acrros the keyboard. All GB Roms and PE leave a jittery line that will randomly mess up what I'm trying to text. And unfortunetly I can't bring myself to go back to a normal keyboard, lol. And it's annoying enough for me to never stay with a different Rom.
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    Its not kidding yourself to wipe the cache every other day, I used to do the same thing on Froyo roms to keep the phone from becoming slow and laggy. I do think that many people who say that GB roms are not stable, have not tried some of the latest builds because they gave up on GB in the beginning. Which is fine, but the latest GB roms have been excellent as far as stability on my phone.

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    my main rom is cyanogenmod7 but i agree that froyo will always run better because of our devices limited memory. yes, gb roms have gotten better over time (compcache, purge assets, minfree tweaks/superdeeduper-whatever-thing) but they still aren't stable as nearly every froyo rom was/is.

    they're functional in every way (3g is kind of iffy for some) but wait until you're in your car on a hot day playing music, navigating, and then you get a call. ehh, good luck with that. your phone won't explode but it may struggle in that type of situation.

    i flash multiple roms almost everyday just to check out if someone has finally fixed whatever the problems are. i'm not giving up, but i'm also not counting on gb running as well as froyo anytime soon, or ever.
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    Believe me, i have trying gb roms non stop including miui and ss 5.4
    I usually check the basics to decide if I'm to give it a couple of days. But Choppy camera and loss calls and text are still there. Im sure it can work for some users but my main concern is stability. The only true stable roms i tried were all Froyo, the only Froyo that is truly feature packed is Sourcery. It offers lots of customizations.

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    I must admit that the one rom I never tried is sourcery. When I was on Froyo, my main rom was P.E 4.2. My girlfriend still runs P.E 4.2 and won't let me change it, lol. I just can't go back to Froyo because I really don't have any issues I can't fix on the latest GB roms. I guess if you just want a rom to stick on your phone and never mess with it... then Froyo may be the way to go! I apologize if I sounded rude before, I didn't mean any disrespect! I guess I'm just amazed that all these devs have gotten GB to run on our trusty D1's better than Google's Devs! I think these guys need to be hired and paid well for this stuff, so I try and support them every way I possibly can!

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    Sourcery has some fun features, and its pretty stable, but I could never stand all the "sourcery" "magic" ect. All over my phone. Makes me feel like I have harry potters phone. Distasteful imho.

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    Thanks everybody this is exactly the kind of discussion I was hoping for.
    Right now I'm running Liquid 2.0 and it was working fine except Facebook force closes every time I try to check in and all of the sudden I can't connect to wi-fi.
    Now I know that every phone is different and, much like overclocking a computer, you have to figure out what works best for your hardware. But since I don't have much time to experiment I wanted some good choices to narrow things down. I've tried a few of the ROMs mentioned but not all.
    Anyway this gives me some guidance and should save some time. Thanks everybody!

    Sent from my Droid Classic
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