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Old 03. Jun 2011, 03:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any1 using custom rom in their droid ?
i just put cyanogenmod rom in my optimus 500 and theres a huge performance boost

not to mention im on gingerbread now and have a different ui
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Old 11. Jul 2011, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, I had a HTC HD2 for 18 months and pretty much changed the rom every week, I was also able to flash windows mobile 7 on to it and even have a dual boot with windows and android.
I now have a HTC desire s and just flashed a sense 3 rom, I find nearly all the custom rom are far better than the shipped rom in terms of speed-battery-funcionality and eye candy.
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Old 24. Feb 2012, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just upgraded my Droid X2 to CyanogenMod 7.2.0 RC0 from the stock OS. I must say the difference was amazing. The Droid X2 seemed rather slow at times on stock and prone to random freezes or reboots. I have had none of those issues since upgrading. It is now fast like what I expected when I bought it.

I would recommend using a custom ROM to anyone; just be sure to do your research first. You will need a computer available during this process. Unless you are adventurous I would stay away from Alpha test ROM's though as it is possible to brick your phone. Stay with something that has at least some test time on it as it should be very stable. Most releases list any possible issues you could encounter at XDA in the appropriate forum post. Be sure to read up and decide if the ROM you want will suite you. And just because you have a locked bootloader like me does not mean you can not have a custom ROM. You will need to root your phone to do this. Be sure to be patient and take your time. Download all the files needed to get back to a stock ROM before doing anything so you can go back if needed to recover from a bricked phone if something goes wrong. With Motorola phones you have SBF files. Each phone has it's own flash format and program to recover with. Then you need to proper recovery to install the custom ROM. Make sure to dedicate some time to this project if you take it on as it will consume some time if you do it right. However end the end will be a device that is a pleasure to use.

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Old 25. Feb 2012, 02:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sadly cyanogenmod isnt still stable for S2 otherwise would have gladly opted for it
on my old lg p500 i was using cyanogenmod and was satisfied
Just waiting for ics roms now...fed up with gingerbread
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Old 25. Feb 2012, 02:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There is CM9 alpha for some phones but drivers are currently this issue holding it back on most phones. I expect an alpha of CM9 for the Droid X2 soon, but it won't be stable enough to be a daily use type ROM when released. I think I will stick with CM7 until the drivers are available. Hopefully with the S2 you might get it sooner.

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Old 25. Feb 2012, 03:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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According to what i have read the official ics rom for S2 will be out in the first week of march
im neways not gonna use the official rom so i will have to wait for cm team or other developers to come out with custom rom
cm7 was never fully ported to S2 , im hoping this is not the case for cm 9
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Old 25. Feb 2012, 10:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That is good news for you since the official release will have a proper kernel with the needed drivers. That should make a CM9 release a snap compared to other phones. The developer working on CM9 for the Droid X2 is having to do a lot of patches and what not due to not having a proper kernel with the drivers for the X2 with ICS. Motorola did relist the X2 as maybe getting ICS so only time will tell how it turns out...

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Old 25. Feb 2012, 10:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The good thing about ICS is that many developers have changed their apps UI to imitate ICS
ics is beautiful compared to gingerbread imo apart from the statusbar icons they are just fugly
now for S2 there are many many devs who change the look of the rom like sensation rom and il wait for a particularly beautiful looking ics rom with tweaks that i like

And now since motorla has been bought by google u can expect faster and better updates for ur droids
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Old 02. Mar 2012, 09:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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A friend at work just upgraded his Motorola Atrix to ICS using CyanogenMod 9. It looked quite nice though some of the menus definitely had changed. Overall it was quite nice so now I am awaiting a chance to try it on my phone but with a locked bootloader I will have a longer wait. At least the developer is creating hacks so we can use it with the GB kernel for now until Motorola gets their act together or Google finally gets authorization to finish the buyout from the Chinese regulators...
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Using custom ICS rom on my S2..really loving it
Worth the wait
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