Android ROM thread.
>what phone do you have
>what ROM do you use
>your top 3 features
[spoiler] stock ROMs welcome[/spoiler]
I'll start things off
>profiles, new theme engine (muh ricing), heads up notifications
LG Optimus l7
CM 11 4.4
Theme engine, Pocket peek notifications, and that this rom is the only rom that runs really well on this phone. Much better than stock, and the smoothest experience i've ever had on this phone.
I was going to trash it but now i'll keep it until chinkphones pump out Android L phones and android Wear
Better battery, less bloat, nice built in customization for theming or usefulness.
My only negative for being on a custom rom is the fact I can't use wifi calling with T-Mobile.
samshit galaxy s duos
kyle open rom (cm based)
It's the only current gen phone that has all the features I require:
>Good battery life
>SD card slot
Plus some I've fallen in love with:
>God tier camera
>IP67 waterproof rating
Assuming that you'd get a Note 3 Neo for 29,570 Rs (as listed on Samsung site ~500 USD) you can get a Note 2 for much cheaper and have a very similar experience, and possibly more software updates.
Galaxy S3 with C-ROM
it has a fuck ton of customization features, my favorite feature though is probably how the phone automatically turns on/off when I take it out of my pocket.
>pic related, muh homescreen
Most of the best apps require root
All lag I had from stock is gone, Can install xposed, and it is really stable probably one of the most stable roms I've installed.
7.7(4.4.4) Bluetooth didn't work.
HTC Desire 310
Boot loader is locked, but I still rooted it somehow. I'm one of the only people that have actually rooted this phone. So no new ROMs.
$100 for these specs
SD Card slot I guess
Stock AOSP, don't install gapps, install x-posed framework and get X-privacy. it lets you control the permissions for each app. use it to quarantine every app off from any personal info.
They lock it for security reasons.
You can just unlock it if you want, no one stops you.
You usually void your warranty unlocking it because they don't want faggots who brick their phones changing them everyday.
you cant "just unlock it". people have to find an exploit first. and sometimes that doesn't happen.
for instance: verizon galaxy S5
its been months and still no way to unlock it.
Sprint LG Optimus G
Vanir + Commotio-B67 (4.4.4)
Active Notifications, New CM Theme Engine, and "On-The-Go Mode", pictured left.
Makes all apps transparent to let you see what the phone's camera sees in front of it. For walking and texting or stuff like that.
I want to change the navigation bar for PIE controls, and add Tethering toggle to the quick settings, since I had that on my previous phone and it was pretty handy.
It would be nice to mess around with the active display and see what you can do with it as well.
>mfw you are me but I'm stock launcher
Feels good. Active notifications are cool but so far touchless controls are less useful. Just switched to ART today, we'll see if it's any quicker or better on battery
No idea what you mean.
I unlocked the bootloader when I got it, updated to 4.4.3, and then flashed TWRP recovery. I got root after that.
I read you can disable read/write protection permanently as well, but I didn't use that method.
Those should take care of the Pie Control issue. As for quick settings modification i'm not sure, i'd have to do more digging.
Really? I see them as different links.
You mean motoxposed?
I don't think it works in kitkat.
That's what the reviews say, and I tried it out myself, but it doesn't seem to do anything.
I just installed it to try it out, and yes, it fixed all my concerns and more.
It was surprisingly easy too, I was expecting it to be harder than installing a couple of apk files.
Thank you for suggesting it, anon.
Paranoid Android 4.42 Stable.
Franco Kernel ver. 209.
Fucking awesome combination, super happy with it. I was using Carbon before, but after KitKat they changed the PIE to SlimPIE which in my opinion is fucking horrible and clunky. So PA has the best version of PIE even though it is heavily missing features I wish was there.
Might try out Android L Dev Preview on it now that it arrived for the N4, however I'm not sure I can live without Xposed.
Optimus G Pro here.
Running CM nightlies.
>HTC One M8
>Great battery life, stability and the latest drivers in a Sense ROM
Just installed C-Rom on my moto G, love all the shit I can do.
Now there's one thing I noticed, in this ROM and different ones, there's a color calibration setting. Is there any app that will let me use this color calibration to be set at specific times of the day?
/g/ is full of people that think they know something and are rather obnoxious about it to boot. Not much you can do about it, the average teen/young adult is fucking stupid these days.
What you intend to use it for is dodgy.
>not expecting to dodge
Peek, Quick settings, Linaro
NexusHD2 (CM11) mainly
it just werks
I wonder how much more time I can squeeze out of this poor thing.
the biggest bottleneck is the 512mb NAND. CM11 no longer fits on there so DataOnExt is the only option. Gotta have a microSD with good random 4K performance. It's still not as smooth as CM7 ofc but it's not horrible or I wouldn't using it as my daily driver. Kinda like using old desktops/laptops - gotta keep in mind what you're working with and you're fine.
tl;dr it's usable
Stock ROM with AEL Kernel (no CPU-hardlimit version) - sometimes switching to SneakyKat if I want to play around with external wireless cards
Muh battery life, great DAC, smooth as fuck
Dirty Unicorns ROM - 4.4.2, Forest Kernel for 4.4 (omni)
Mainly battery life (currently 2days 4h uptime - 84% battery), phone's in deepsleep mode all the time, no gapps
LG G2 vs980
Paranoid Android 4.4
It just works, though hover and peek are pretty nice
I wish the maintainer updated it to the current official build, though...
Stock 4.4.4 with Franco Kernel
1. Xposed Modules
3. Android L Theme
I bought this phone 2 days ago so this will probably change.
Stock 4.4.3, rooted.
Cheap, unlocked, and powerful. It's the stockiest stock android phone ever.
>some L Theme
Does anyone have a tablet they'd recommend to ROM? I plan on primarily using it for note taking, reading PDFs and studying, but I'd like to get a nice one in the sub $200 range to trick out thats going to run smoothly.
Question for custom ROM users.
If I install a custom ROM on my LG Lucid, will I still be able to call, text and use through my network? And if anyone has one, where can I find babby's first ROM/rooting guide?
yo how is the carbon rom for S3
im using slimrom for my s3
I'm not them but I tried Carbon ROM about 4 months ago and was having awful lagging and overheating issues. Slim runs nice and smooth but I'm on CM11 now because I wanted to use themes.
Depends on the stability of the ROM, and whether or not you properly configure the radios if the ROM you're flashing requires them. As for babby's first custom ROM, look at Cyanogenmod or SlimROMs.
As for the guide, Google is your friend. Or DuckDuckGo if you're one of the tinfoil-hatters. There should be a one-click root for the Lucid somewhere but maybe I'm wrong. Always make sure that the root method you're using is for the version of Android that you're currently running. Amateur mistake, but that's how I got my first soft-brick.
Yes everything will work as normal on your phone.
Learn the terms here: http://lifehacker.com/5789397/the-always-up-to-date-guide-to-rooting-any-android-phone
Then get started: http://androidforums.com/lucid-all-things-root/533930-root-one-click-root-lg-lucid-4-18-12-a.html
What kind of feature is that? It's like you want your phone to be less sturdy and more pricey for no benefit at all.
>Good battery life
Well, you have a smartphone with 720p+ screen that runs on latest gen networks (which are enormous battery hogs), what do you expect? Same battery life as your 10 years old Nokia that had 120x340 pixel screen and could hardly connect to Edge?
>SD card slot
I could understand this if you had only a smartphone and tv. I have 16gb Nexus 4 with broken ROM installation (cba to full wipe it at this moment) that only allows me to use 5.67gb of space. I have lots of songs there, some applications, pictures and still over 1.5gb of free space. Only time I maxed out this space was when I went for a trip without laptop so I put there a whole series to watch on a bus.
I swear to god, people just refuse to accept some technologically beneficial just because they are set in their ways.
I'm not a Nexus shill. I just prefer a much better engineering piece than something manufactured by company that spends more money on advertising rather than R&D. Not to mention that it was Samsung that started killing Android and smartphone market. If it wasn't for their Touchshit and hardware quality, we could be enjoying much better devices with apple leaving the smartphone market.
What are you fucking talking about? Samsung is the only reason why Android is ahead of Apple. It started with the S2 then the Galaxy nexus then the S3 then the note 2 then the S4. HTC was always fucking awful and their only good phone was Windows Mobile 6.5. Also last time I checked, Jellybean, KitKat, and L are copypasting features and looks from TouchWiz.
Works well, basically unlocks the boot loader, flashes a custom CWM based recovery, and then flashes a stable branch of CM11. From there you can stick with CM or flash a different ROM honestly. Just remember: DO NOT flash a nightly build over a stable, always do a factory data wipe from recovery before installing any ROM unless it's an update to your current one.
It's all about which features you want. Cyanogenmod has a nice balance of customization and performance. There are many other Cyanogen/AOSP, and even stock, based ROMs available for the Nexus 5, just check the XDA android development.
ParanoidAndroid 3.99 (yes, that particular version)
Actually usable pie. Customizable quick settings tiles. DPI adjustment.
I'm afraid I'll stay on this version of PA for a very long time because newer ones are I've seen so far are far less stable and are missing important settings. Maybe I'll check out PAC-man later. Can't be bothered right now.
LG G2 (D800)
Modified stock, so not much other than some battery improvements and LG bloat taken away. Want to keep on stock though because AOSP camera sucks compared to LG's. That and weird screen problems.
Thankfully there's xposed for things like hoover from PA.
>what phone do you have
HTC Desire Z (G2)
>what ROM do you use
Andromadus - CM11.0 (alpha 5)
>your top 3 features
full qwerty keyboard
droid razr m
i just like reading the nightly changelog :/
None specific. I just hear that other ROMs (PA specifically) have problems with burn in. I'm almost positive it's fixed but I really don't feel like taking the chance when I have most of the features.
I have a chinese phone (K-touch v8), wich ROM would you recommend me?
Would like to use stock rom with correct sources on my S4, but theres like 1GB of bloat and knox shit causing restarts and stuff if you root, but AOSP can't even get camera sources right, video fps sucks anal.
The problem is root only now is that my phone is currently not rooted and running the stock 4.4.2 from samsung. Mine is the gt-i9505 which i bought directly from samsung store so i don't think it would have the locked bootloader problem as with the carrier variants. I'll look into the towelroot to see if that works and then give titanium a shot.
Cyanogenmod is no good on the s4? If the stock room with root is acting funny have you tried a stock based ROM? That could be the mix of modification and stability type
you're looking for, try android development for the S4 on XDA forums
Might try GE rom again because sources, but they are cooked so amateurly that it fucking kills me, missings libs, double .apk's on system folder, "VIRGINROM" planted on "info" tab.
I'm on CM11 right now, its pretty good, but theres 2 things i miss from Stock, working equalizer and working camera. Might try again those stock based ROM's, tried once and it was horrible experience. Maybe i need to try few more.
It might seem funny, but it's little over 15 minutes of screen time. The older Note could get 4h maximum when it was my primary device, now just using it for calling and messaging.
The Note 3 can get around 8h with 4G on, with wifi only it's like 9h and watching videos with mobile data turned off can get me like 11 hours.
The Cyanogenmod team has revamped the theming engine of CM11, it now allows for mixing of different theme assets like boot animations, styles, fonts, wallpapers, icons, and lock screen wallpapers. Theme developers can now theme quite a bit more of the GUI. It also supports legacy themes from the old T-Mobile theme chooser.
As for themes you can find a lot of them for free here, there's even several that cost money in the play store that you can download free of charge.
>Being a fucking autist who has too much freetime to hassle around with custom roms and kernels and tons of customization
android is for no lifers. i know this because I'm one myself. uncircumcised real lifer blokes are too busy doing social shit to hassle around with the brutal abominations called custom roms and kernels. so much fucking stress caused by that shit, fuck XDA
What does the current android /g/uide look like?
how would i go about installing a custom rom on a sprint note 2? do i need to root the phone first, and then install the rom. can i only install roms that are the same android version as my phone? is there anything i need to know before i use an online guide?
>No front camera, short battery life, but physical menu buttons
Im trying to install Cyano 11 buy I always have the same problem in the recovery "E:signature verification failed".
When I instaled MIUI I didn0t have this problem
Cellphone: K-touch V8, android 4.1.1 with Miui rom