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[Q] Please Recommend a Stable ROM for a New Guy

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21st February 2014, 04:11 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I've had my Galaxy Nexus for about a year and have just been running stock Android. I would like to try installing a custom ROM on my phone.

I am planning on using Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit program to unlock and root my phone.

Now, to my question. There are so many ROM's available that I feel overwhelmed when trying to choose which one to use. My only requirements in a ROM is that it has to be stable and give good battery life. Can someone recommend a good one for me to try?

Thank you!
21st February 2014, 04:19 PM   |  #2  
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Its hard to anwer it because everyone has its preference since every device acts differently with certain ROM. For example, I use OmniMetal and Im pretty satisfied how it works. You should try few ROMs and find which one suits you best. Read some topics, decide which options you need, and which you dont, which Android version you prefer... Maybe you should start with some standard ROMs such as CM, AOKP, AOSPA...

As I alread said, its question that is hard to answer, and its also disrespectful to every dev since they are all doing it for free
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21st February 2014, 04:32 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Over the Air

Hi,

I've had my Galaxy Nexus for about a year and have just been running stock Android. I would like to try installing a custom ROM on my phone.

I am planning on using Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit program to unlock and root my phone.

Now, to my question. There are so many ROM's available that I feel overwhelmed when trying to choose which one to use. My only requirements in a ROM is that it has to be stable and give good battery life. Can someone recommend a good one for me to try?

Thank you!

I'm a guy like you who don't want the hassle of updating the rom every week or so. I moved to cm11 from stock 4.3 rom. But flashing a new nightly every other day to be up to date is not my thing. I do follow forums regularly but don't not a flash-a-holic. I know cm11 is very stable and i can stay on a milestone release. But knowing that an update is a available is available makes my hands itchy to flash it. Suddenly shiny rom 4.4 appeared on our threads. It's close to stock. Just like how stock 4.3. Been running shiny from a month. No issues as of now. Paired shiny rom 4.4 with dirtyv and my phone is smooth.
If you are looking for a stable rom like stock 4.3. I'd recommend you shiny rom.
If you want a fully optimised featured rom, go with cm, omni, liquid smooth, vanirs, pa etc. Let me tell you. Every 4.4 rom out there is smooth and stable. But flashing roms every week to be on latest is not my thing. So i settled with shiny 4.4.

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21st February 2014, 09:39 PM   |  #4  
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... and its also disrespectful to every dev since they are all doing it for free

Oh! I am sorry. I did not mean to offend anyone.


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If you are looking for a stable rom like stock 4.3. I'd recommend you shiny rom.

Thanks! I will give Shiny ROM a try.
21st February 2014, 10:33 PM   |  #5  
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I mean, anything that says STABLE on the thread title or thread will let you know. SlimKat is stable and it works great.
23rd February 2014, 06:35 AM   |  #6  
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Once you decide on which ROM to run I highly recommend installing gravitybox using Xposed Installer, which will give you just about every customization/feature/option that's available on most custom ROM builds.
23rd February 2014, 07:36 AM   |  #7  
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Seriously almost evrry rom is stable. I cant think of one that isnt..

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23rd February 2014, 11:06 AM   |  #8  
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If you want stable kitkat on your gnex just flash latest cm 11 nightlie otherwise just use stock jb 4.3 with xposed installer an gravity box module for extra customization.Forget about every other custom rom because cm is the godfather of roms an usually way ahead in development.
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If you want stable kitkat on your gnex just flash latest cm 11 nightlie otherwise just use stock jb 4.3 with xposed installer an gravity box module for extra customization.Forget about every other custom rom because cm is the godfather of roms an usually way ahead in development.

Can't say anything against that, only custom rom I've tried and I see no reason to change it. The nightlies get updated OTA wich is smooth as silk.
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Like others have said, if you are looking for a ROM with a few more customization features than stock, CM11 nightlies are pretty stable. I'd recommend starting with that and see how your device responds. I had been on the omni based ROMs for a while but I just tried the new Paranoid Android Beta 6 ROM by sd3993 and it is running so smooth. Almost all other ROMs I tried had slight issues like the music stuttering when I turned on/off my screen, which I haven't seen on this ROM. I have yet to see how battery life fares, but it is performing spectacularly in terms of smoothness. Once you have found a ROM that is to your liking, then maybe research flashing some kernels and start unlocking some true power on your device. Good luck in your search!

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