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By datallboy, Senior Member on 17th March 2014, 05:27 PM
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I bought a nexus 5, should arrive this week, to be activated on straight talk. Being a nexus 7 owner, I already know how custom Roms and kernels can help the device be more speedy.

Since the nexus 5 is already a fast device, is a custom ROM really needed? Or would xposed framework modules be sufficient enough along with optimized bionic and dalvik patches.

As for kernels, same question. I don't intend on over clocking, but is there any other advantage?

Thanks.

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17th March 2014, 05:43 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by datallboy

I bought a nexus 5, should arrive this week, to be activated on straight talk. Being a nexus 7 owner, I already know how custom Roms and kernels can help the device be more speedy.

Since the nexus 5 is already a fast device, is a custom ROM really needed? Or would xposed framework modules be sufficient enough along with optimized bionic and dalvik patches.

As for kernels, same question. I don't intend on over clocking, but is there any other advantage?

Thanks.

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For me I'm happy with stock rooted plus xposed. I removed the optimized bionic and dalvik patches as I couldn't run asphalt 8 without it.
17th March 2014, 07:12 PM |#3  
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I use custom ROM but close to stock as possible, with a custom kernel for additional controls over hardware and xposed Gravity to customize layouts.
17th March 2014, 08:03 PM |#4  
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If you're going to change ROMS for speed, there's honestly no point. The battery, speed, etc, are all great on stock .

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17th March 2014, 08:07 PM |#5  
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It's the same thing, xposed or custom, I prefer full package
17th March 2014, 08:20 PM |#6  
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I think the moderators will see this thread as a "best ROM thread"
17th March 2014, 09:21 PM |#7  
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I think the moderators will see this thread as a "best ROM thread"

Because it pretty much is.


Just check out the roms and read the first post and see which one has the features you want.

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17th March 2014, 09:27 PM |#8  
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After getting the device a couple months ago, I was on stock with xposed and franco for the first month. I decided to try out some custom ROMs but ultimately came back to stock. Xposed gives me all the customization I need.
18th March 2014, 12:40 AM |#9  
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Xpose FTW!
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Originally Posted by datallboy

I bought a nexus 5, should arrive this week, to be activated on straight talk. Being a nexus 7 owner, I already know how custom Roms and kernels can help the device be more speedy.

Since the nexus 5 is already a fast device, is a custom ROM really needed? Or would xposed framework modules be sufficient enough along with optimized bionic and dalvik patches.

As for kernels, same question. I don't intend on over clocking, but is there any other advantage?

Thanks.

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I've had my Nexus 5 for about 2 weeks now. I previously had a Samsung Galaxy S4 that was rooted with Xposed & Wanam Xposed and several other modules. When I came to Nexus 5, I unlocked the bootloader, but haven't flashed any other ROMs yet. I am running stock KitKat with Xposed & GravityBox installed. I am loving it. Also using a few other xposed modules like Crappalinks, etc. Gravitybox does about everything I need and I think I am about to donate to get the newly added "light flow" like features. Great Module!

I am also running the Franco Kernel & have installed the optimized Dalvik & Bionic. Phone is smooth as butter. Of course I'm using the Donation version of Greenify also. I've read up on quite a few Custom ROMs, but right now I don't see any major advantage to flashing one. Gravitybox & other Xposed modules give me all I need. Samsungs Knox & and AT&T's locked bootloader drove me away from the S4. Even though I don't have a custom ROM right, I always have the option if something great comes out. N5 is great because it's so open. Custom Recovery was a big deal for me also. TWRP all the way! Good luck with the phone when it arrives. You are going to love it!

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18th March 2014, 01:15 AM |#10  
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Thanks for all the feedback.

Not really trying to initiate a "best ROM" thread, just seeing if custom Roms are worth it.

On my nexus 7 I've found stock, elementalx kernel for OC, xposed, and the optimized patches worked best. Wasn't sure if this was also true for the nexus 5.

Looking forward to the phone!

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