Originally Posted by Aceofzeroz
Again, the Safestrap progress is practically at 90% completion, but with it still unable to boot kexec roms it makes it pointless to share anything right now.
Couldn't get that. AFAIK kitkat ROMS are kexec based. What if we flash the JB leak which I think is based on some other kernel, will safestarap be able to boot the JBLeak or even stock ICS for that matter?
But yeah, you could say we're better off waiting until the 5.0 roms get more stable anyway, so a few buggy Razr LP roms shouldn't send people into an unnecessary frenzy, lol.
Oh obviously. No need to be in hurry. Most of us use the Atrix as our daily drivers. Even the official 5.0 firmwares are also not bug-free. I haven't yet upgraded mine Moto X2 stock kitkat to official 5.0 just in the fear that I may loose out native features of the MotoX2 or 5.0 may bring up more troubles than goodness. There are already 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 releases form Google for the bug fixings. Such is the state of the official ROM, it looks like a hurried up beta release by Google in pressure of new iOS.
I think we should drag the wait till 5.1.x which may take 2-3 months. Till then dev guys can do as much experiments and tests you want to do, or even may through some beta release on the forum for the testing purpose.
OT : One thing I want to put here that Atrix is still a very nice device. For example, the 8 MP camera of the Atrix 2 is miles ahead of 13 MP cam of MotoX 2nd gen. Autofocus just sucks in the MotoX, especially during videos. It refuses to autofocus on nearby objects during video shooting whereas Atrix 2 autofocus works quickly. Then the image processing is not of my liking. I like the RAW images Atrix 2 produces when its running AOSP ROMS. I love the untempered grain of the Atrix 2 images. But the MotoX image processor end up removing fine details of the images in course of heavy grain filtering.
Atrix 2 photos remind me of photos I used to get from my negative films DSLR camera.
Also the camera glass on the Atrix 2 is real glass which will remain scratchless whereas Moto X cam glass seems to be made of plastic which may easily get scratches during cleaning or the clarity may fade up with time.
If anyone intending for an smartphone upgrade then do not trade your Atrix 2 for the new phone upgrade, just buy a new one and keep the Atrix 2 preserved with you like what I did. Its a solid and lovely hardware.
But it doesn't mean MotoX2 is not a good phone, rather that is a great 'smart
phone' and a perfect upgrade over Atrix2. smarter' features of MotoX2 makes it leagues ahead of it's competitors. The otherwise smaller looking battery is actually sufficient enough for a day. Our Atrix 2 battery can't keep up for a day when modern features like Google Now are enabled. Screen time is also just double in the MotoX compared to Atrix 2
I feel we need a proper ROM for Atrix 2 which is more battery efficient. Kitkat ROMs don't seem to be suitable on battery front atleast. Hope the Lollipop ROMs short out the battery issue of Kitkat ROMS and turn out more efficient on the Atrix 2