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Okay last couple of questions, than I need a break

1-Once I "Flash" a ROM, do I need to keep the .ZIP file on my phone assuming I have backed up my current ROM. They don't take up a ton of room but I don't like keeping a ton of stuff on my phone. It is nice to have it case I don't have the backup.

2-There are hundreds of different ROMS out there.....
I currently have ViperXL which seems awesome....
Some ROMS seem really stripped down.....

IS that what it comes down to in ROMS....Asthetics? The look and feel?

3-Now that I have a rooted phone....that I can update constantly (Jellybean etc) how far will this current model go (2 more major updates....Keylime etc)

Thanks for all of the help along the way!!!
 
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Once you flash you can delete the zip

Everyone has their personal opinions about Rom you could love viper but someone could not like it and prefer hatka/clean Rom or cm

If we don't get the key lime pie kernel for the one xl it'd be heard porting HTC roms over due to lack of kernel but aosp will probably do well... We can portsense 5 here
 
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If we don't get the key lime pie kernel for the one xl it'd be heard porting HTC roms over due to lack of kernel but aosp will probably do well... We can portsense 5 here
Hmmm.Newbie here!!!
Does that mean there will be an easy fix for Key Lime Pie? A ROM will most likely be developed?
I hear a lot of talk about Kernels but that seems too much for me to grasp....

I was under the impression that once I rooted my phone, I could always flash a ROM to keep it current with the most up to date version of Android.
Is that not the case?
 
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Hmmm.Newbie here!!!
Does that mean there will be an easy fix for Key Lime Pie? A ROM will most likely be developed?
I hear a lot of talk about Kernels but that seems too much for me to grasp....

I was under the impression that once I rooted my phone, I could always flash a ROM to keep it current with the most up to date version of Android.
Is that not the case?

Without kernel source that's a bit hard to do sometimes and HTC doesn't have the best reputation
 
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Once you flash you can delete the zip

Everyone has their personal opinions about Rom you could love viper but someone could not like it and prefer hatka/clean Rom or cm

If we don't get the key lime pie kernel for the one xl it'd be heard porting HTC roms over due to lack of kernel but aosp will probably do well... We can portsense 5 here
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Without kernel source that's a bit hard to do sometimes and HTC doesn't have the best reputation
So HTC will need to release the "Kernel" (Some Source Code) I assume.....
From there, People will Develop ROMS based on that.......?

Without that is this phone is dead in the water as far as updates are concerned?
 
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Just think of this...the kernel contains all the proper WiFi libs and camera libs and a lot of other things...without the proper kernel wed have to hack things which can take a while and produce worse results...the Rom is not based off kernel it's based off the Rom... Than they build from their if it's aosp they build from source and port over if it's sense they do the base and build off that
 
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Just think of this...the kernel contains all the proper WiFi libs and camera libs and a lot of other things...without the proper kernel wed have to hack things which can take a while and produce worse results...the Rom is not based off kernel it's based off the Rom... Than they build from their if it's aosp they build from source and port over if it's sense they do the base and build off that
Got it.....
but what is Aosp??

Hopefully the fine folks on this forum will work their magic for complete noobs like me....I would hate to not keep up with the times
It was a headache for me just to get it rooted and ViperXL installed =)
 
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We will get aosp keylime roms for sure. We have an awesome dev community. We probably won't get a keylime sense Rom because HTC most likely won't develop one for this phone. But aosp (android open source project) which is the os written by Google for their nexus devices that the oems take and make their own version (sense, touchwiz, etc) should always get updated

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We will get aosp keylime roms for sure. We have an awesome dev community. We probably won't get a keylime sense Rom because HTC most likely won't develop one for this phone. But aosp (android open source project) which is the os written by Google for their nexus devices that the oems take and make their own version (sense, touchwiz, etc) should always get updated

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That's awesome news....
I'm not a fan of HTC Sense.....
I opted out of it with the VIPERXL Rom....

Glad to hear my HTC One X will stay current for some time.....
I hate buying a new phone every other year to stay current with Software etc!!!
 
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My HTC desire which the last official Rom was gingerbread, is running jb 4.2.2 dont worry xda makes phones future proof

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