Is BB v1.0 worth it and how do I switch from CM 5062?

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    Ok, title pretty much says it all-

    I'm coming from hot, slow but EXTREMELY STABLE CM 5062, I want a faster, cooler rom, which is BB, but I'm worried about the recent instability issues...

    I'm not really bothered about losing the extra features that come with CM, so that's a non-issue

    So is reflashing for BB v1.0 worth it? (I need some good advise! lol)

    If it is worth it, how do I switch from CM to BB? (I've never switched roms before...)

    Any positive advise is more than welcome!!!!!
     
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    My advice to you, if you havent already decided, would be to upgrade to CM 5.0.7. I had tons of problems with BBV1. I like Petes work but I can't run his roms. For the past two months I've been running CM and my own modded stock rom. People love BB but I'm skeptical about stability. I've never been able to run it for more than two days.
     
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    Samurai26, you find Cyanogenmod 5.0.6.2 SLOW? Properly set up, it tends to be one of the fastest ROMs out there; IMHO. I've actually been running it since the day it was released, something I cannot say for very many ROMs. I only swapped ROMs today (to CM 5.0.7; of course).

    The one killer feature I simply cannot live with out is Apps2SD, and CM has a rock-solid implementation. If the official version in Android 2.2 is as good, i'll be very happy.

    I'd love to give Pete's ROM a shot, but the one thing I cannot live without is Apps2SD; the amount of apps I have installed right now is around 100MB more in size than the Droid's total App storage memory.
     
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    Well, now I have overclocked CM to 800gHz and its much faster, but the heat is still a major issue... Like right now I'm surfing on my phone and its uncomfortably hot (like 115-120 degrees farenheit), what can I do to keep it cool?
     
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    Nothing? Anybody? lol
     
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    I have used both and personally find the latest BB release to be MUCH faster. It just seems to run smoother with much more free memory available at all times. Not bashing CM and I haven't tried 5.0.7 yet so I can't say how it compares but I had improved performance with BB over 5.0.6.2.
     
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    +1, I've seen never before seen low temperatures on my Droid with Pete's BB v1.
     
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    Oh and to switch I would just use ROM manager it will be the easiest way to go back and forth. Also, I suggest getting titanium backup so that you can restore all of your apps after a clean wipe.
     
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    Xazniboix- "+1, I've seen never before seen low temperatures on my Droid with Pete's BB v1."

    What? I don't get what u said
     
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    I just switched to BB from jrum 5.062. First let me say i didnt have any issues with jrum, just wanted to try out something different. BB is very fast and smooth. O'clocked to 900. Usually hovers around 95 degrees when i surf for extended periods.
     
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    I know its fast/cool and all of that... But its not very stable, as compared to CM which is unbelievably so!
     
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    I'm using CM 5.0.7.1. I currently have over 100 MB of free memory and am idling at around 20 Celsius. No force closes, reboots, or laggy homescreens (I use a themed version of LancherPro) to speak of. Many times, stability (or instability) is directly related to your kernel and the cpu speed. You just have to mix and match kernels and speeds until you find the best combination for your phone.
     
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    Oooo, while if got a CM 507 person here:

    Is CM 507 cooler than 5062? Because that would solve my problem, and I wouldn't have to switch to BB
     
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    I was talking about the temperatures that are displayed by SetCPU and Battery left widget. I'm consistently getting 68 degrees Fahrenheit at idle and light to moderate usage as opposed to other ROMs that I have tried, where my average temperature was around 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit at idle and light usage. BB v1 seems stable to me and I haven't seen any f/c's nor boot loops. But then again, every Droid is different so your results may be different from mine.
     
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    You're talking about bb1.0 not being very stable? o_O I've had one FC (caused by an app I modified incorrectly) since I installed it! I installed it the day it came out. Not downplaying CM, cause it's a great ROM...but BB has been extremely stable for me.