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[Q] Hunting Kit Kat ROM for replace JB ROM

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By tridentcore, Member on 26th February 2014, 12:12 PM
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hello guys.. okay I will make this quick to the point...

before we begin, I'm a poweruser with hundreds of apps installed and for honest I'm using all of them.. included the Xposed Modules.
After time to time I recognized this JB based ROM ARTMOD (which is still based on Official Moto ROM) kinda not reliable anymore, boot time is insanely more than 5 minutes even I removed some useless from startup entry.

Rarely to soft reboot and I have to execute Greenify very often to free up some RAM when I wanna use my app or the RAZR getting slow.

One problem I found with my RAZR is the SystemUI process kinda eat up my RAM like crazy (the highest is about 290MB), because of this I wanna look some alternative custom ROM in priority to Kit Kat ROM. As I know Kit Kat ROM is light on RAM consumption so I can load bunch of apps I need in RAZR's 1 GB RAM.

Also since ICS, RAZR is getting short freezed after installing/updating apps from APK files or from Google Play Store, and still occured until now in my ARTMOD ROM. Anyhow what caused..?

recently for the last week I've been crazy hunting Kit Kat custom ROM for my RAZR MAXX, and my choosen one is Liquid Smooth, most of Xposed Modules I used already integrated in Liquid Smooth.

I've been tested this Liquid Smooth for about 5 days with regular basis in BMM slot 2, but I haven't test it for heavy usage with all of my apps installed. So I'm still worried if I restore all of the apps and data with Nandroid Manager the ROM won't hold. Because I've been tested with MIUI (ICS based) last year and end up with launcher crashed and endless loop, still didn't know what will happen with Liquid Smooth.

Fpr the last resort about my problem maybe I will planning to buy a new phone, because is all about hardware resource which is RAZR getting it's limit, my target is the Xperia Z2 which is just announced in MWC but in my country still about 2-3 months for it's availability.

So for the time being, I just wanna my RAZR is getting hold up before Xperia Z2 arrived. Any advice guys..? Feel free to ask anything...
Thanks before and sorry if my English is bad.
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26th February 2014, 12:47 PM |#2  
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You tried mokee rom?

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26th February 2014, 01:11 PM |#3  
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You tried mokee rom?

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Already but I haven't tested in regular basis, in personal I prefer Liquid Smooth for now...

Any hot features for daliy basis..? I haven't look around inside and only tested it 1 time less than 10 minutes.
And Mokee ROM slot in BMM already erased cause there's something I dislike inside it (and horribly I totally forget it)
26th February 2014, 01:34 PM |#4  
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Try a combo of Slimkat + JBX kernel. The rom itself goes pretty light on memory and cpu load and the custom kernel has some pretty neat features if you need some extra power (eg. overclocking, tuning memory management etc.).
26th February 2014, 02:09 PM |#5  
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Already but I haven't tested in regular basis, in personal I prefer Liquid Smooth for now...

Any hot features for daliy basis..? I haven't look around inside and only tested it 1 time less than 10 minutes.
And Mokee ROM slot in BMM already erased cause there's something I dislike inside it (and horribly I totally forget it)

I didn't used it that much too. It has bugs too.

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26th February 2014, 02:32 PM |#6  
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Try a combo of Slimkat + JBX kernel. The rom itself goes pretty light on memory and cpu load and the custom kernel has some pretty neat features if you need some extra power (eg. overclocking, tuning memory management etc.).

Any hot features for daily basis...? I kinda interest for bunch of built-in features in Liquid Smooth taken from Xposed Modules.

For flashing custom kernel, I kinda very new here and honestly never done it. Is it easy as flashing zip file..?

before I try SlimKat, is there any major bugs for daily basis..?

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I didn't used it that much too. It has bugs too.

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Don't give me that.. hahaha... I'm looking for ROM for daily basis...

not for testing or something because my RAZR is my only phone for work and everything...
26th February 2014, 02:34 PM |#7  
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Any hot features for daily basis...? I kinda interest for bunch of built-in features in Liquid Smooth taken from Xposed Modules.

For flashing custom kernel, I kinda very new here and honestly never done it. Is it easy as flashing zip file..?

I will try for Slimkat and post my comment here as soon as possible...



Don't give me that.. hahaha... I'm looking for ROM for daily basis...

not for testing or something because my RAZR is my only phone for work and everything...

As far as I know there is no fully stable kk rom for our razr. I guess razr is kk wafers.

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Originally Posted by tridentcore

Any hot features for daily basis...? I kinda interest for bunch of built-in features in Liquid Smooth taken from Xposed Modules.

For flashing custom kernel, I kinda very new here and honestly never done it. Is it easy as flashing zip file..?

I will try for Slimkat and post my comment here as soon as possible...



Don't give me that.. hahaha... I'm looking for ROM for daily basis...

not for testing or something because my RAZR is my only phone for work and everything...

Well there's quite a lot of bundled tweaks and options which you can fiddle with. But first of all - it's really stable and smooth.Oh, and flashing a custom kexec kernel (and all kit kat roms use it) is as easy as flashing a rom or gapps - just a zip file in BMM.
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Well there's quite a lot of bundled tweaks and options which you can fiddle with. But first of all - it's really stable and smooth.Oh, and flashing a custom kexec kernel (and all kit kat roms use it) is as easy as flashing a rom or gapps - just a zip file in BMM.

Already tried Slimkat but the built-in features is not much as Liquid Smooth.. And I didn't know if if I'm wrong... Liquid Smooth is better than SlimKat in responsive regular UI navigation... Haven't tested it for long enought, maybe I try again later...

A decent build is more than enought for daily basis, as I know every build published we need re-flash the ROM or if lucky there's ROM updater built-in trought OTA..
26th February 2014, 06:19 PM |#10  
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Well if you prefer LiquidSmooth, you can try JBX kernel with it.
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Well if you prefer LiquidSmooth, you can try JBX kernel with it.

Already tried and hey... kinda better in my opinion... still going around with Liquid Smooth as the candidate for my RAZR...

Even I already know the HDMI will never work (damn you Motorola) after flashed Kit Kat but I prefer the significant performance improvement after this.. So guys, is there any advice before I begin to replace my JB..?

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This is may the future steps I will take if 100% going to Liquid Smooth (tell me if I missing something)

- I flash and factory reset (do I need factory reset or just dirty flash..?) with GApps (any modular version is okay I guess)
- If I take factory reset then install Nandroid Manager Pro to restore Android ID for license and other needs (like LINE Messenger restoration)
- Restore ALL of my application from nandroid backup file, for the details I have 290 apps and once again I'm using all of them until now, and this step make me worried most because kinda afraid after restoration or reboot the ROM won't hold all of my apps. Still I don't know what will happens after hundreds of apps restored. I will take my chance.
- Next step is double-check all of my apps if they working fine in Kit Kat ROM, still dunno what will happen here, hundreds of apps and not all of them Kit Kat ready.
- If all of the apps working fine then I will going for the first day of daily basis with Kit Kat ROM. Hopefully everything will hold until my new phone available.

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About the hundreds of apps in my RAZR, if you guys wanna ask what I'm doing with all of them... well I'm a professional user but not a professional developer.. just a user hahaha.. I will download an application which is has a great or killer function or alternative app which is better than the official app. For example, Cloudii which is all-in-one cloud storage management but still I install the DropBox, Drive and OneDrive independently for 2nd chance in case Cloudii got some problem. Fast for Facebook for quick viewing but Facebook official app for Code Generator when I login in my notebook. Well, that's some of it...

That's why I always do a total backup for my apps so I can restore it with the data included and continue using it without re-login or register again. For example, LINE Messenger, after we migrate to another device the chat history will be deleted in old device but NOT migrated to new device and for me truly dislike it. I never delete any message history even my SMS messages is about 19,800 records saved since I'm using Galaxy Gio as my first Android phone 3 years ago.

Even now I worried when I got Xperia Z2 how can I restore all of my apps if root (safe root) not available. Time will talk I guess hahahaa..

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