Please vote this thread to be in the front page, as i think this is important... thank you!
i'm making this thread for the people that say "hey! lets see some user opinions..." those users are right... most of the devs put "super smooth, ultra fast, smooth as butter, bla bla bla... some of them are right, some of them are way over reacting with the speed saying "i'm sorry i was drunk when i made this ROM" (no offence devs), as some ROMs are just too slow to work on...
I've spent 2 hours downloading this ROM, and spent 30 minutes seeing it, then ending up flashing back to another ROM... the lag was too much... i didn't install anything, and my cellphone was lagging like a celeron CPU running Crysis 2
this ROM is best for its performance, stability, and look... its really the best in performance comparing it to full ROMs (not bare-bone ROMs)... spent 2-3 days with it... great ROM... Recommended for basic "rooters" for the people who are new to rooting stuff, flashing ROMs, etc...
this AOSP ROM is good for people who want performance, look, design, and multi-tasking... although there are mods to make it even better... I recommend this ROM for new people who want to get familiar with "tweaks" and stuff...
this ROM combines AOSP power, and HTC's apps... its super fast, super smooth, but lacks of customization comparing it to ILWT CM7... spent litterally 10 minutes with it, then came back to ILWT CM7... so its not a big review... btw, i see virtuous i think sense ROM, i don't know why this happens to be AOSP...
Virtuous Sense 2.0:
this ROM is the best sense ROM yet, it may be offering that old sense 2.1, but its proven that htc desire z will never run sense 3.x smoothly, without some tweaks made... But this ROM offers sense look, as well as moderate performance comparing it to other ROMs... Still, its so much better than stock unrooted ROM... Clocked at 998MHz, it has a score of 2604 in benchmark (AnTuTu)... Until now... Its been less than one day that i'm using it, it just sucks the bettery really hard... Battery just went down from 100 to 90 in 1 hour standby.... It maybe me... But thats my "adventure"... Lacks customization compared to ILWT CM7... Someone once told me: "dude! People buy HTC for HTC sense... Theres no point of buying HTC and ending up replacing sense by AOSP... That's breaking the whole point of HTC cellphones"... And you know what? He's right!
ILWT CM7 (current) :
i have tried all of the other ROMs and ended up reverting back to this bad boy for it is the best ROM/MOD i have ever seen... clocked at 1GHz, this ROM runs smoothly... everything is customizable... every pixel... best ROM yet! I ran a benchmark (AnTuTu) in it and got a score of 2950... and i had a 51 seconds boot time
the good thing is that it's a full ROM, yet fast... you don't get that in every ROM...
binDROID sense 3.5 :
without any tweaks, this ROM is awesome in look, but its a total fail in performance (talking WITHOUT tweaks), after i flashed the ROM, i rebooted, waited for about 5 minutes to let the phone finish his work (that's a lot!) I thought after 5 mins the sense UI could be a little smooth (at least smoother than virtuous), turns out, this ROM has even more lag than virtuous... What did the dev think when he implemented some graphics tweaks, that actually killed performance? one of those tweaks were this:
when i go from window to window (ie in the settings) i get massive lag, why? I noticed that the transition between every screen is actually a glow of everything written... So, eveyrthing typed in the previous window glows, then goes to the other window...
I might have to do some tweaks to it... Then, hopefully, post a good review... Benchmark (AnTuTu): 2598 (that's bad!)... used it for 1 day... then reflashed ILWT CM, the big daddy
BeatMod BlissSense Hybrid:
Words can't describe how awesome this ROM is... All other sense 3.5 ROMs say "smooth, fast, performance"... But this ROM actually is smooth and fast... It offers all the good looks of sense, yet good performance... Definitely better than binDROID ROM... Got a benchmark of 2616... Which is slighlty better than virtuous... spent 2 days with it... and then back to ILWT... i'll probably melt my emmc chip soon
this is one of my best recommended sense ROMs here...
RCMix sense 3.5 blue edition
: although it has a really bad benchmark (2571) its not as laggy as all other sense 3.x ROMs... strange? I'd say... Even without any tweaks, i get 100MB free of RAM... Thats good for multi tasking
its heavily themed to provide a tasty look... its a medium performance ROM... i can't wait for more development to this ROM
MikRunny Sense 3.5 :
This is without a doubt one of the fastest sense ROM i have ever seen... Proof? This ROM score 2710 in the benchmark... No lag whatsoever... Whats good is that it's look is original... The look is not modded, but looks like stock sense 3.5... And that battery bar tweak, nice touch... Been waiting for it... I say good work for the dev... Keep up!
Although i'm saying this ROM is cool, this ROM is fast... i keep reverting to ILWT because of the speed, all sense ROMs lags and freezes... some are better than others... but at the end, AOSP rules them all!
three letters... ICS... its android 4.0.3 ported from htc desire s, although its in beta stage, camera doesn't work, hardware keyboard backlight has some bugs... it score 2239 in AnTuTu benchmark (thats... good, for a beta...) it has the stock launcher (no trebuchet)... its smooth, fast, and full of animations... nice job devs! blew my mind! this ROM have some huge activity going on... devs are working hard to improve it, and makes me wanna learn all about making a ROM... awesome!... its not stable and i don't recommend it as daily driver ROM...
EDIT: i want to note that the quattro review was on BETA 1... some fixes has been done since beta 1... cam now works
COREDROID Desire Z:
while offering the sweet sense 3.5 and android gingerbread 2.3.5 its not so fast, not so smooth, and its really, really unstable... (Dunno why) every app i enter force closes... Even native apps... Scoring 2656 in the benchmark (AnTuTu) its somewhat bad... But better than some sense 3.x ROMs
FINALLY, after months of torturing, and frying emmc chips, i finally switch to this ROM... and i must say that this was the WORST
ROM that i've tried... sorry devs, lots of devs have put effort on it... but come on! "ultra smooth rosie" is way off... i know you can't wait for benchmarks results... but before that i want to tell you that when i was making the benchmark, the phone shut down and wouldn't turn on.... so i took the battery off... waited for about 5 mins.... tried to turn it on, and it didn't... i thought it was a brick (dunno why!) but i abused the "bug" in CWM, and connected the phone into the charger, it booted to recovery, then i restored my freshly made ILWT backup.... so i never did make a successfull benchmark... seriously, it sucks.... but that was just my experience..... maybe i wasn't lucky enough... maybe
Android revolution HD 7.0 :
offering stock sense 3.5 look, feel, usability... All those are stock.... And full hardware acceleration support, it is blazing fast, super cool, awesome looking, and stable... Enough chit chat.... AnTuTu benchmark scored a whopping 2839!! I'm begining to loose hope in AnTuTu because no ROM could challenge ILWT's benchmark, specifically sense based ones.... thats my new best sense 3.x ROM
as awesome as this ROM is, it has some weird things going on... I had problems with the superuser app forrce closing and keep telling me it needs su binary update, when no update needed really... Another thing was the running processes in the settings-applications... It says its using 50MB of RAM... JUST 50? It can't be...
I know this ROM is kinda dead, but wait... It scored an amazing 2663 AnTuTu benchmark.... Better than virtuous sense 2 which people are obsessed with.... Its so smooth, fast, multitasking is great with it... People complained about battery, but after updating su, its so much better... Awesome sense 2 ROM
LeeDROID sense 3:
you won't believe how much this ROM scored... It scored a frikin' 2866!! (even higher than ARHD) While offering stock sense 3, it has some awesome tweaks... And i like the speed of it... Strangely, i find the normal tweaks better than the ultra smooth rosie tweak... It has 150MB of free RAM while using the multitasking option in the supercharger script... But one problem is that it has major launcher restarts that the dev didn't solve it while installing the ROM... I managed to manually put "ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1" code into the /data/local.prop file to make it stuck in RAM... But other than that AWESOME ROM!!
EDIT: been having launcher crashes lately, so i moved back to ILWT (again!)
It offers the great ICS operating system and the light sense 3.6 launcher... Its strangely responsive comparing it to AOSP ICS... Htc really made a good job... Other than sense it has the usual ICS bugs (cam doesn't work at all... Some bluetooth bugs...) But hey! Its a beta, its good for a beta... I'm keeping it as dd for now... AnTuTu benchmark scored 3185
other users ROM Opinion:
My review are based on comparison with original HTC sense ROM from HTC, updated to gingerbread and sense 2.1.
I give the vote "7" to all features in standard DZ rom (stability obviously = 10) and from that I started to make comparison with other roms.
MY VOTE SYSTEM:
- battery life = .. well.. battery life of the phone using the ROM !
- reactivity = response capabilities in any situation. Vote down if there is some lag in some standard situation (make a call, listening miusic while sending sms or looking in contacts and so on). This is very important in some extreme situation, for example when you are late and you have to do something with your phone, like check some information by a site and text a friend in a short time, you are under pressure and if your phone does not have a good response you go mad.
- multitasking = capabilities of using a lot of services and heavy programs switching from one to another without lags (more free ram = more multitasking capabilities)
- functionality = useful and cool stuff that the rom provides. For example CM provides a lot of useful stuffs like power menω widget customizable, power menω statusbar, DSP Manager, font size editable (with spare parts), mms phone and contacts apks customizable, volume-buttons-skip-song function and so on.
- stability = The vote is 10 if the rom is STABLE. The vote falls if the rom suffers of random reboot, or force closes.
STOCK HTC SENSE GingerBread (DZ Shipping Rom updated)
Good sense rom. Standard on dz.
battery life: 7
based: sense 2.1
Android: 2.3.??? (don't remember)
CM Nightly 263
Great rom for functionality, thanks to cm team, but there are some CM based rom more optimized than original CM!
But this is a great rom, all is working, you do not need to personalize, hack or flashing nothing else over rom and google apps for optimum results.
battery life: 8
Excellent ROM: Is the cyanogenMod based ROM that I LOVE. Have more battery life than cm nightly/7.1, more free ram (-> more multitasking ability) and more reactivity.
It has also the MIUI camera that I love.
If you are looking to CM features and TMobile AOSP lightness, this rom is for you!
I don't like the graphic personalization in launcher pro, but it can be edited easily.
battery life: 8.5
ILWT CM/ 258
Great ROM for customization
The votes do not have much validity with this rom, because I changed the original settings using virtuous OC daemon and other stuffs.
BTW I was using ILWT kernel.
This rom is the CM rom that allows you to customize everything easily, with a simple text file. It has also a new kernel by ILWT.
battery life: 8
The BEST ROM with standard android GUI (no HTC customization), but suffers from a lack of features! (because it is standard AOSP android, so no power widget menω, no personalization in mms / telephone / contacts /camera apks.. ecc..)
It is the lightest ROM, the best for battery life, the best for multitasking that I have ever seen!
battery life: 9
based: TMOBILE AOSP
Mini MI 1.12.23
Good MIUI rom! better than original MIUI rom because is lighter and have more functionality.
MIUI roms don't have good capabilities for multitasking.. the program are heavy for ram consumption, for example only the music program use more than 20mb of ram vs 10 of AOSP roms. BTW the programs have beautiful visuals, and have more functionalities than CM programs.
battery life: 7
based: MIUI 11.12.23
For now it's all. I have tried a lot of other roms (sense based) but I have to decide the votes and what to write. I'll put in some days.
( I'll treat the physical appearance of the thread in the future, if people like this idea! )
thank you for reading this... if you have any comments, feel free to post... i maybe wrong in something... but that's just my opinion...
none... for now
sent from a phone... 'nuf said
btw... justin bieber sucks