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Hey I am new and need a stable rom for my rooted droid

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    Hello everyone. I m happy to be here as I have many times referred to this site for info. As of yesterday I am now rooted but I am having trouble because every rom I flash for my theme force closes like every other task that I begin whether it's selecting an app, going into the app drawer, hitting the menu key,...touching anything basically. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance, I am about to unroot and go back to stock if you can dig that.
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    When roms have you used and what speed are you OC'd at?

    Define "theme" too. Maybe that's the issue. Did the theme work on an unrooted setup?

    My first rom was Smoked Glass 4.5 and it has also been my only rom that I've flashed. Zero issues with it but there may be something good I'm missing on a different one I suppose.
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ss-v4-5-w-custom-boot-img-updated-2-19-a.html
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    Pete's bugless beast V1.1 (AllDroid - View topic - [ROM 2.0.1] Bugless Beast V1.1 (2/22/10) STABLE) is a very stable rom. Also, it loads with no overclocking and the you can select which kernel you want to try. I've been running this rom since about 30 minutes after Pete posted it. It is rock solid on my Droid.
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    Do I need to instal a kernal if I have see cpu to overclock?
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    bb 7.5, might as well be stock its so stable
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    If you install any rom other than Pete's V1.1 the answer is no. Pete's V1.1 is, I believe, the only rom that comes with no OC.
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    This is true. For me 7.5 and 7.6 were rock solid. I would not hesitate to go back to either of those.
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    I rooted with droidmod so what would be my best bet? Which rom shall I flash to work the best metamorph or bugless beast? Thanks for all the suggestions, best forum I have ever been on.:)
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    This is what confused me when I went to root. I was going to follow Matt's instructions but I didn't know the difference between the version in the instructions and newer ones. sg4.5 seemed to be the latest and everyone was saying how good it was and I knew it was the latest version so I went with that.

    I've asked this elsewhere, because I manually installed: with dmupdater can I apply BB, SS, SG, and other roms? when smupdater first came out it only let you install the sholes rom via the update.zip method. Bugless Beat also uses the update method but Smokeless Glass used nandroid recovery.

    To the OP...you are going to get many answers I think. Any of the ones posted are stable according to feedback. Try one and if you don't like it the droidmod (dmupdater) tool will let you swap to another one on the list here.
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    going back to stck

    I am about to go back to stock everyone. I have droidmod and can't figure out how to get a stable launcher. I would like to try the bugless beast but I heard that others were having trouble with that too. The stock never forced closed on me, rooting was cool but I think since I can't find a stable rom I will go back. Thanks everyone.
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    I watched this thread earlier today while I was trying to replace the Verizon Wireless on the lock screen and notification bar.

    I concur that BB 7.5 is rock solid. On Feb 14, I used Matt's process and installed BB7.5 As of this writing, I've not had one force close or any other problem.

    I'm not clear on your needs/wants are but you should give the BB rom a try.

    Mike
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    Hey Mike cold you give me a link of complete instructions on how to install bb? Could I flash it with droidmod 1.0? Where would I insert the file after downloaded and exactly what contents in the rom folder need to be inserted? I think that's what I need to know. Thanks.
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    I would recommend agood backup app like titanium and going through the list of roms and kernels and even themes for that matter. As much as the devs and testers work around here something that's unstable oneday might be a kick arse rom the next.

    With a good backup tool, I sometimes swap out roms several times a day and I also spend a lot of time here and at alldroid finding out which latest update is worth a whirl.

    So rather than recommending a good rom I would just recommend getting comfortable with sprecoveryand a good backup app and finding what's right for you.
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    If you're interested in 2.1 features, I recommend Pete's Bugless Beast .5, available here... AllDroid - View topic - [ROM 2.1] Bugless Beast V0.5 (2/25/10) STABLE

    I actually rooted [Using DroidMod, which Pete sent me a link to download] just to be a part of the beta test, and THAT was stable as hell. He uses Launcher+, which makes it a breeze to have up to 7 homescreens. Live wallpapers, gallery, browser, music player. Pete uses only the STABLE thing available from 2.1 and it's snappy and zippy. So fast to switch between screens and everything.

    He's also made a custom theme which you install via update.zip. It's AdamZ's smoked glass, but tweaked for the ROM. I installed BB .5 using the nandroid backup method, but he also offers an update.zip file.

    Also available via the link above are several kernals. I'm currently running Chevy's 1.2 @ 800mhz and loving it. I wasn't sure I'd ever root, but now that I'm running this ROM and Kernal, I'm not sure I'll ever look back...

    I'll attach a couple screenshots with the custom theme applied. I also used AdamZ's Red add-on to enhance it slightly, but didn't use the framework apk, as that had disastrous results. Haha!