Gummy Rom May Be Dead After October 12th

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  1. DroidModderX

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    Anyone who owned an OG Droid or a Droid X from back in the day is more than likely familiar with developer "Kejar31". He along with Jrummy is responsible for what was probably the most popular Rom for the Droid X "Liberty". This was one of the first fully customizable roms to run on a device with a locked bootloader. Kejar exited the spotlight and let Jrummy kind of run things for a while, but reentered with the Gummy Rom on the Galaxy Nexus and other devices. This Rom has been going strong for the past few years thanks in part to the donation of a server which was free for the development team to use. Gummy rom has not accepted donations since it figures they do this all for fun anyhow. Recently the guy who has been donating the server space has had some personal life stuff come up and has decided that he should focus his time and finances toward his family which is totally understandable.

    Team Gummy decided to accept donations for the server cost alone. They were going to buy and use their own server instead of renting one. The cost was going to be about $2k. In one and a half days they only received one donation. They have since decided to cancel donations and the future of the Gummy Rom looks pretty bleak. It seems as if the only hope for the continuation of this rom may be if another generous contributor steps up and lends the guys some server space. If nothing happens between today and October 12th the Rom will be dead for now. This is a sad day. We can only hope that Kejar will find another way to contribute, because we all love his work!

    Via Kejar21+
     
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    damn. i havn't rom'ed or even rooted my phone (now moto x) in a good long while. but was a huge fan of gummy when i had my droid x. still have my two gummy shirts that always make people ask "what is that??"
     
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    I think that that is part of the problem. So many phones used to almost require a ROM to get them to run properly. Today, the stock ROMs are so excellent that most of us just gave up. Not worth the time, effort and risk of bricking a $600 phone for what might at best be a minimal gain.

    The custom ROM's never work as well as stock. They typically have glitches, a missing feature or two, some instability, etc... Why deal with that when the stock ROM is so good?

    I think that the ROM community is shrinking, rapidly... There just isn't much need to do it any more, and as a result, support and donations dry up. A small group of people seem to do it, "just because", and that isn't enough to pay the bills.

    If you want to customize your phone, change how it looks and works and speed up the UI, you just install any of 30+ custom launchers...

    if you want AOSP, just install Google Now launcher...
     
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    I don't know much of anything about it, but why do they need their own server? There are plenty of free storage sites available.
    I completely disagree. The G2 stock firmware is garbage compared to some AOSP builds.

    I can't stand all the extra garbage they put on phones that can't be removed.

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    I can agree with both statements ..there are some good stock experience phones out that you can just root and tweak while leaving the stock experience fluid ...and I will definitely miss Gummy from my Droid X and Nexus days ...I've not run it on my M8 but currently this phone is solid with Sense I can see peeps running stock ...but my phone flies higher with Viper Rom haha ...so good I've not switched since installing day one ...

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    I agree, while there are stock ROMs that make it a little more tolerable, the stock firmware is pretty awful.

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    I had a G2 and I tried all the popular ROMs for it over a several month period. None of them were as fast, stable or functional as stock.

    Bloat is SOOOOO overrated. Go into App Manager and disable the stuff you don't want, it isn't rocket science. Worrying about a few MB of lost space is pointless. It doesn't slow the phone down... Hell, people obsessed with freeing up RAM, often shoot themselves in the foot because when they do need to run something it is often slower for the device to have the load up the app or service than if it had just been running in the background all along...

    Disable the apps you don't want, switch to a faster Launcher and call it a day. No having to worry about bricking your device, no having to deal with 3rd party apps and workarounds to get stock features like "knock on" to work properly, no having to worry about the black screen of death or other issues...

    Like I said, I played with them all and for the G2, none of them were as good as stock.
     
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    I still disagree with the speed, stability wise, you may be right as there always seemed to be one thing AOSP ROMs had that wasn't working. But I as well have been on every ROM possible for the G2, and still continue to try them. Stock is great for stability, but you can't beat AOSP in terms of speed. Now that I've cluttered the thread with garbage I'll be on my way lol.
     
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    You do realize that the "speed" is 95% to do with the launcher, right?

    That was my point. You don't need to go to a ROM to get that performance. Disable the bloat, and run the Google Now Launcher if you want the speed and look of AOSP, but retain the stability and function of stock.

    So many people think that ROMs are faster, when typically they are not, unless they are overclocking the processor. Just switching to a different launcher, like the one that the custom ROM is using, and dialing back or disabling the window animations and transitions, which can also be done on a stock ROM through the Developer screen, gives the same "performance increase"...

    I have run hundreds of ROMs on half a dozen phones over the past 4 years, and as time went on, the benefit of them got less and less. And I tried them on the G2, and in the end none were as good as stock, they all had issues, limitations and they were not any faster.

    On my GS5, I don't even bother. I disabled like 25 apps, installed Google Now as my launcher, switched to ART in the Developer menu and called it a day, all without even having to waste time with Root.
     
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    What about deodexing and zip-aligning? What about theming? (And no, launcher themes don't theme everything.) I know I can't install Xposed modules on the stock ROM.

    I understand your point, and still think you're completely wrong. You can argue it all you want, but I guarantee Liquid Smooth ROM will eat your stock ROM for lunch.

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    Define "eat your rom for lunch"...

    You mean 500 more points in a synthetic benchmark that has zero relevance to real world performance?

    I tried Liquid Smooth on the G2, it wasn't faster than stock and it wasn't better.

    As for "theming everything"... Define that. If you can completely customize the homescreens, how they work, icons and fonts, widgets, etc... what else is there? I am not a complete OCD control freak that will obsess over what shade of white the battery icon in the notification panel is, if that's what you mean... LOL

    Anyway, I stand by my claim, having tried a huge number of ROMs on a variety of phones... The benefits just are not there much any more. You can theme your phone with a launcher, speed it up in the Developer menu and debloat it with the stock app manager... That covers 99% of what most power users want.

    For the OCD crowd that wants to show off to their nerd friends, they have custom ROMs and can spend more tie fiddling with it than using it. ;-)
     
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    You do realize that disabling a few apps has no real life difference in performance when a system is already bogged down like the G2. You put the stock ROM next an an AOSP and it's not even close how responsive the AOSP is. I'm far from the novice user you seem to think lol.

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