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By joyj112, Senior Member on 1st November 2013, 12:21 PM
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For this thread, I'm just going to summarize every Rom i used so far and write a review on here. This is just my opinion and my preference. I respect each rom and thank each developer for making these Roms. I'm creating this thread so that people can decide what rom they want to use depending on what they need. Also, this thread is targeted to people who are new to this forum and doesn't want to try out every singe rom that's out there. I usually look for performance and battery life. The kernel setting for each rom is the same. The setting I use for each rom will be:

Min: 192
Govenor: Samsung/HYPER <---- depends
Scheduler: cfq

Now, I use these roms for days, I don't judge on each rom by using them for a few hours. I use them for at least 4-7 days before changing into a different rom.

Just to let you know: I use the kernel that comes WITH the Rom. If I do install a different kernel, I'll post it up on this thread too. Scores are going to be between 1~10.

1. PsiRom:

-Honestly, out of all the 4.3 rom i've used, this is the best for me. Never lagged a single bit and battery is pretty decent for a 4.3 rom.
-Decent amount of features, but not as much as the other 4.3 rom's I used.
-Because this is a 4.3 rom, there might be some issues: SD Card problem, Gallery issues.(Not the Rom's fault!!!!)
-It has Viper Audio, WHICH IS AWESOME~~~!!!! Depending on what setting you use, your battery life might vary.

Performance: 9
Battery Life: 8 for a 4.3 rom

2. Jedi Mind Trick 8 :

- Best 4.1.2 Rom out there.
- No issues whatsoever, but I sometimes I get this weird animation lag time to time.
- Jedi Kernel is awesome whatsoever, but if you use Tiberius 2.3, my goodness... battery life is insane!!!
- A good amount of feature for a 4.1.2 Rom.

Performance: 8
Battery Life: Jedi Kernel: 7 Tiberius 2.3: 9.5

3. Hellybean 4.3 :

- UPDATE! love the updates in this rom. It's sooooo active and an update comes out every week at least.
- Not that many issues with this rom and decent speed.
- Everybody said that this rom is awesome with battery life, but it didn't surprise me as much as PsiRom.
- A lot of features!

Performance: 8
Battery Life: 6


-Feature madness! So many features and i love it for that
-Not as fast as other 4.3.1 rom, but it's decent for what it has.
-Battery Life is not the best feature of this rom, can't get through a full day for me.

Battery Life:6


-Totally different from other rom for those who don't know what MIUI is.
-Battery hungry Rom and decent performance.
-Features are slightly different from other roms.
-Beautiful design and awesome themes!
-It has a little bit of issues for me. Some apps crashes instantly.

Performance: 7
Battery Life:4.5
Appearance: Beautiful!


-Very debloated=more space
-Very good battery life with stock kernel, but I say that Jedi+Tiberius is better, never tried Shadow+Tiberius
-If you want something like stock, but faster, this rom might be for you.
-Not that many tweaks.
-Very Stable

Battery Life:8

7.United Basics :

-If you want the 4.4 experience, This is the one.
-Smooth with all the 4.4 goodies, but not 100%stable.
-Got some RR's.
-Some performance lags
-Decent Battery life.

Performance: 7
Battery Life: 7

8.D.I.R.T. :

-Buttery Smooth~
-No RR's so far! No Sd card issue, no Gallery issue(at least for me).
-So many features......
-Battery Life is amazing with the suspend action in Rom control!

Performance: 9
Battery Life: 8.5
Stability: 9

Now, these roms are just what I've used so far. I will try out different roms time to time. For right now, I'm switching between Jedi Rom and PsiRom. If you want me to try out a rom, leave a post below and I'll try it out for a couple days. Again, this is just my opinion. Your opinions might be different for each rom and I respect each opinion. I will keep this updated every time I install an updated rom or new rom I've never tried.
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1st November 2013, 09:05 PM |#2  
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Even though it's your opinion. Will give you first thanks for the effort.. Keep it coming.

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3rd November 2013, 04:30 PM |#3  
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@joyj112, can you try the Shadow Touchwiz Rom? Would love to see your opinion on it.
3rd November 2013, 04:45 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by uchechris

@joyj112, can you try the Shadow Touchwiz Rom? Would love to see your opinion on it.

Updated, I did use Shadow before for quite a while. Forgot that I used it before.
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Thanks for this great thread!

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3rd November 2013, 09:02 PM |#6  
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@joyj112 Thanks for the thread. Can you try out SlimHalo?
5th November 2013, 10:47 PM |#7  
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Thanks for the reviews. Love seeing what other people are saying about all the different ROMs out there to give me ideas as to what to flash next.
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11th November 2013, 02:27 PM |#9  
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Thanks for the reviews!
Needing something very stable but a little better than stock...

Wanting to try Shadow but I can't figure out where to find it?
Got this far:
What file did you download?
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