Originally Posted by Over the Air
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?
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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