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Which ROM do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by b-jammin21, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. b-jammin21
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    Hey guys. I'm new to rooting, just rooted my phone last week. Just curious to hear from you guys which ROM you prefer between Bugless Beast and CyanogenMod, with explanations if you don't mind...

    If there are any others you like, please let me know.

    Thanks!dancedroid
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    I have tried pretty much all of them and keep coming back to Bugless. CM is awesome and so is Sapphire, hell UD is great too. Thing is that not every phone runs alike so you may have different experiences. My particular handset runs best with BB and Chevyno1's kernels. Although like I said your experience may be completely different. Try them all and see which you and your phone likes best.
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    I am a Sapphire kind of guy. BB ran good for me but I couldn't use Wifi at work. It worked at home but not at the office. I tried CM6 and couldn't use Wifi with it either. LithiumMod worked well for my wife and Sapphire has been working great for me. Tried UD for about a second but the keyboard was all jacked up so I quickly dumped it. Just my experience.
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    I like them all. As mentioned, your phone handles each differently. I will say that I get the best battery life with UD.
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    Could we add all the other roms to this poll? I'd be interested in more results too. I've tried BB, UD (for about hot minute! Was buggy, went back to BB) and now I'm on Simply Stunning and love it! But, I'd like to try other ROMs and be interested in seeing the results of this poll with others.
    On that note, is there a section/post somewhere that compares or at least lists all the ROMs? That would be a great resource. Thanks.
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    Thanks for all the good info guys!

    I am just new to rooting, and the only one I have tried so far is Bugless Beast v0.4. It reboots and freezes often, especially when I shut down and power back on my phone. That's why I wanted to ask, and I knew that Cyanogen and BB were probably the most popular. I will be sure to try other out; can I get more ROMs in ROM Manager App?

    I will try to add more ROMs to the poll after I get out of work tonight.
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    Alot of issues people have can not be attributed to the ROM itself. Alot of it is user error or misinformation.
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    if your closed minded and want to go with one of those 2 ;) i say go with CyanogenMod, bb doesnt come near what you can do with CyanogenMod. but if you want to run something new and still good. check out ShadowROM...(and yes that was a plug for my ROM) :)
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    I tried all of them but CM 6.0 is da bomb
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    Sapphire

    Well, I started with Liquid Froyo, and didnt keep it cus I couldnt get the watermarked theme to run. Thats all I really wanted was the theme. I also tried CM and it worked great, for about a day. then it got all buggy and basically bogged down the phone till it was unusable. Recently I have switched to Sapphire, with watermarkd, and could not be happier. Runs great, Watermarkd looks awesome, all my friends are jealous etc etc.
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    VERY TRUE.....UD has been the best overall excperiance for me but it relly comes down to what theme you like slapped over what rom and kernal setup works best for your device.....If i was you make sure you have a original nanadroid so you can always flash back to a clean slate, then just try them all. If you do happen to do this makesure you use the update.zip method for as rom manager fills your SD card up very quickly.
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    No lie it's the best rom i've ran so far... and i have tried every single rom probably. Shadow Rom has the best battery life/performance/features that i've seen. might as well take the beta tag off
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    Between just those two? CM6.
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    I don't think I can modify the poll to add more roms to the list to vote for. Can the admins do it?
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    Truth of the matter nemet is that none of the developers here kick out ROMS that are inferior to one another.

    You will have your fans of certain developer's and they will all claim its the best but the reality of the situation is that they are ALL great.

    I have run every ROM on this site.

    It all comes down to what kind of features you are looking for. To say one ROM is better than the next is simply misinformation. Try them all and decide for yourself.

    Polls and threads on this will not give you the answer you are looking for. There will always be bias.

    You have the best developers on the net in one place right here. Take advantage of it :) Don't limit yourself to a few peoples opinions.

    Get flashing : )

    Sent from my Droid
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    Nicely Said C/K
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    Custom Roms

    I agree with the previous post that you do have to try them all.

    With that said, I will try and give you my experiences with several roms that I have used.

    I have used Ultimate Droid 7.0, Bugless Beast v .4, Cyanogenmod 6, and Simply Stunning 4.72.

    Ultimate Droid 7.0 was my first attempt at loading a custom rom. It went well and I enjoyed. It ran well, but a little slow for my taste. The newest version, 8.0, gives you more customization without restarting the phone. That was something that bothered me about some of these roms. The need to restart because you want to edit the colors or fonts. I can't go into great detail because I never used all of the features, but UD offers the ability to control music without unlocking the phone.

    Bugless Beast v .4 was probably the smoothest of them all. I didn't notice a lot of slow down with this rom. With that said, I couldn't figure out how to do a lot of customization with it except loading themes. Also, this version comes preloaded with a 1 ghz kernel, something I thought was awesome because it was already built in.

    Cyanogenmod 6 is a stable rom and was my first attempt at loading my own kernel. All went well. A very good rom. Very stable. No real problems to mention. What I will say is that from reading all the changelogs of at least a dozen different roms, I would say that they pretty much all have a little bit of Cyanogen in them. Either built using the CM framework or pulling bits and pieces from it, Cyanogenmod is, in my belief, the base or part of the base of most new roms today.

    The last rom, Simply Stunning 4.72 with built in theme, is probably my favorite. It runs the best with very little glitches. It has the ability to hide things like the clock, 3g, wifi, etc. It gives you the ability to change the colors of the notification bar without restart. You can delete system apps that you don't or won't use, something most roms do, but I have found the best success in Simply Stunning. Starting and restarting the phone is also something I noticed. It is the fastest of all the roms I have tried. I was very impressed with this.

    I hope this helps. These are only my opinions. If anyone has anything to add, please do.
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    My vote goes to UltimateDroid 8. I ran BB v.4 and really enjoyed it, however, there were a lot of beta type bugs that drove me nuts. UltimateDroid 8 has all the options I love (Volume toggle between vibrate & silent, Ability to change fonts, boot animations all from the UI, and so many more options)
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    I'm not trying to look for one ROM that is inferior or superior to another. I'm not sure you understand my original post, and what I am actually looking for. What I'm looking for are indeed people's actual opinions of which ROMs that they prefer. I'm asking for bias, subjective opinions. I know these are hard to base facts on, but this is actually what I was originally intending on discovering - people's opinions. It's almost a matter of curiosity, too. I'm interested to know what others think. Therefore, everyone has had a perfectly legitimate, helpful post. And for that, thanks guys.

    @jacoby
    Wow, great information. Thanks a ton that really helps a lot and is exactly what I was looking for.

    I will for sure be trying different ROMs, but I like to hear what people have to say, and also, how they made different ROMs work for them. Good stuff guys, keep it coming.
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    I've been using Lithium Mod/Nextheme and I love it, couldn't be happier, but I do like that watermarked theme so I think I might give it a try but yeah Lithium Mod runs super stable and fast on this here phone!