Non-OC BB faster than stock?

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  1. benhar
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    I've read that Bugless Beast, without overclocking, is still faster and smoother (and possibly more stable) than stock 2.1. Is that true? If I get an hour to kill tonight I hope to find out first hand, I'm just curious how (if true) that was accomplished.

    Also, any negative/positive effects on battery life?
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    It's probably true on a purely academic level, but I'd have to experience it to tell you if it's noticable.
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    I believe its true. Petes BB has a really good way of freeing up ram and therefore resources to keep the phone running at its fastest. Battery life has been good for me but I am OC to 1Ghz so it would probably be better if I was stock
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    I would say from experience that BB is must more stable than stock 2.1. I about gave up on this phone until I rooted and went with BB. My phone runs smoother, faster and cooler. I've tried other ROMS, some had a better/different theme or functionality to them but as far as durability you can't go wrong with BB in my opinion. I'm not trashing any bodies elses setup, BB just runs better for me.
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    Awesome! I'm re-reading Kellex's rooting guide now, hope to be rooted on Pete's ROM soon :)
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    Use rsdlite and SBC recovery to root.

    To install rom;

    Change zipped rom to update.zip
    place on root of card
    Allow install
    Then install
    Reboot and enjoy.

    I'm driving now but ill check on a bit. If you have any issues post and ill help you out later.
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    Clear cache and data 3 times too!!
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    Yea I just tried BBv1 last night to compile my theme for it, and this thing is amazing. I don't know how it is so fast! So yea root up and use my theme! LUNA
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    Thanks. Done with RSDLite (that error message before closing RSDlite is a little un-nerving).

    One thing I just realized I'm unsure of, what do I do to install the Smoked Glass version? I have the 63MB ROM zip file, but I also have the 13MB theme file. Would it be better to just buy ROM manager?

    Thanks for all the help! Oh and no rush on the answer since you are driving, I've got to take a break to throw dinner on the grill anyway :)
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    I downloaded the files today. Can't wait to install it. LUNA looks sick!!!!
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    Make sure you have a backup of your clean room first.
    Change the bugless beast rom to update.zip
    Allow the installation of the zip file then installed the zip file.
    reboot then make another backup of the bugless beast clean rom.
    Remove update folder from your sd card.
    Rename the new theme you update.zip.
    Allow and install update.zip as before.
    Reboot and enjoy!
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    Rom manager is cool and all but I've been trying to things manually insted of letting programs do it for me. I'm still new at this myself but I've rooted several phones and messed with a few roms. It all just depends on how involved you want to get with this.

    It's like crack to me personally... :icon_ banana:
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    Well, everything seems to have gone smoothly and I'm now sporting Bugless Beast Smoked Glass dancedroid

    Now I'm just trying to remember all the apps I had installed before. I guess now that I'm rooted I can install Titanium backup and not worry about that for my next ROM! (Maybe I should have done that before changing ROMS :icon_frown: )

    Thanks again for the help!
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    I would be interested to know if that's true


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    Nice!! Glad I could help. :)

    If you go to settings in the market you can see what you paid for. As far as free you just have to remember.

    Enjoy the rom, I'm loving it. You might look at getting set CPU. The widget will monitor CPU and temp.
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    Sorry, one more question... in a lot of BB screenshots I see, the notification bar has the smoked glass look. However, mine is only smoked glass when the phone is locked; as soon as I unlock it, the bar goes opaque. Is there a setting somewhere, or should I be using a different theme? Everything else (power widget, etc) is showing up as smoked glass just fine. I used the theme straight from the BB post.

    Regarding the speed, so far it has been quite snappy. I am also using LauncherPro now, so that is certainly making a difference. I will need to use it a bit more to get a better idea, but so far I don't see a need to overclock :)
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    2.1 stock runs at 550Mhz. Bugless Beast 1.0 runs at 600Mhz by default. So that's already a bit of a speed increase. The other advantage is task killing on boot. Some of the tasks being killed can take up cpu cycles, which can make things feel laggy. Some tweaks were also made to the "lowmemorykiller" built into Android OS, which can effect perceived speed.