Question Advice - best build or ROM I should be running now!

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darbylonia

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Hi all!

I have not been on here for several months but am starting to look at what's out there as of now. I am still on 12 and the June build with Kirisakura kernel. I would like to know what others are running so I can consider what to do next as it's time to start tinkering. Go to 13? Custom AOSP? What are most running now? And yes, I know the experience is unique to our devices so no need to point that out.

Thanks!(y)
 

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I used to run PA on my past devices. Is this pretty stable in your experience?

Yes it's pretty stable. Some system apps show the 'app not responding' popup.

I experienced very severe slowdown and lag on stock. I think it had to do with cloud syncing. Although, on PA I don't experience any slowdown. Stable enough for daily use imo. Use the latest version
 
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96carboard

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Hi all!

I have not been on here for several months but am starting to look at what's out there as of now. I am still on 12 and the June build with Kirisakura kernel. I would like to know what others are running so I can consider what to do next as it's time to start tinkering. Go to 13? Custom AOSP? What are most running now? And yes, I know the experience is unique to our devices so no need to point that out.

Thanks!(y)

Depends on your objectives. If you have any interest in actual security, you should look at GrapheneOS. Pretty much everything else is made by kids who have no idea what they're doing, so don't trust it too far.
 

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Sandboxed gapps isn't flzwless. You can't sync contacts through google. If you consider graphene please research and don't just dive in like i did stupidly one day. It isn't customization focused so if you want to tweak stuff look into ricedroid or even crdroid. But if you want a secure os and don't use too much google graphene is the gold standard. Calling everything else garbage is a very terrible mindset. I try to encourage developers, not insult them like a certain someone in this thread
 

djclark25

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I second this.
Rice is one of the best custom roms here with loads of customisations and compatible with Kiri kernel.

I'm on stock for now but waiting for Rice 9 :D
Is rice like stock pixel ROM with all the same features like Now Playing etc? Obviously I know it has loads more customisations. Thanks.
 

96carboard

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Sandboxed gapps isn't flzwless. You can't sync contacts through google. If you consider graphene please research and don't just dive in like i did stupidly one day. It isn't customization focused so if you want to tweak stuff look into ricedroid or even crdroid. But if you want a secure os and don't use too much google graphene is the gold standard. Calling everything else garbage is a very terrible mindset. I try to encourage developers, not insult them like a certain someone in this thread

Of course you can sync google contacts. Use DAVx5 as the interface software.
 

FireRattus

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Sandboxed gapps isn't flzwless. You can't sync contacts through google. If you consider graphene please research and don't just dive in like i did stupidly one day. It isn't customization focused so if you want to tweak stuff look into ricedroid or even crdroid. But if you want a secure os and don't use too much google graphene is the gold standard. Calling everything else garbage is a very terrible mindset. I try to encourage developers, not insult them like a certain someone in this thread
I am using GrapheneOS (my own Magisk Patched build) and you are able to sync google contacts with the included contacts app, it took a minute for them to appear after installing the play services and stuff then logging in, as well as granting the appropriate permissions, google play services needs the contacts permission, it's very secure by default and because of this you will need to grant google some permissions for everything to work as it does on google stock, like the notifications permission
 

FireRattus

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if you want any extra features grapheneos is not what you want, unless you are being targetted by somebody or are super paranoid its overkill imo
Graphenes extra features are more security features, it does have far less customizability than some other roms but is still a great rom for every day use, I don't believe you need to be paranoid to want the security it offers
one of the main things for me is being able to lock the bootloader and have full AVB2 protections
this makes my data much more secure if the phone were to fall into the hands of someone else
You are also still able to root the phone with magisk and have a locked boot loader with Graphene if you build the rom yourself or use the builds I provide, this allows you to use Magisk and LSPosed to make further modifications as necessary
 
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Graphenes extra features are more security features, it does have far less customizability than some other roms but is still a great rom for every day use, I don't believe you need to be paranoid to want the security it offers
one of the main things for me is being able to lock the bootloader and have full AVB2 protections
this makes my data much more secure if the phone were to fall into the hands of someone else
You are also still able to root the phone with magisk and have a locked boot loader with Graphene if you build the rom yourself or use the builds I provide, this allows you to use Magisk and LSPosed to make further modifications as necessary
yeah it does depend on your threat model ig, i find that i dont really need a locked bootloader so i dont mind
 
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    Sandboxed gapps isn't flzwless. You can't sync contacts through google. If you consider graphene please research and don't just dive in like i did stupidly one day. It isn't customization focused so if you want to tweak stuff look into ricedroid or even crdroid. But if you want a secure os and don't use too much google graphene is the gold standard. Calling everything else garbage is a very terrible mindset. I try to encourage developers, not insult them like a certain someone in this thread
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    Hi all!

    I have not been on here for several months but am starting to look at what's out there as of now. I am still on 12 and the June build with Kirisakura kernel. I would like to know what others are running so I can consider what to do next as it's time to start tinkering. Go to 13? Custom AOSP? What are most running now? And yes, I know the experience is unique to our devices so no need to point that out.

    Thanks!(y)

    Depends on your objectives. If you have any interest in actual security, you should look at GrapheneOS. Pretty much everything else is made by kids who have no idea what they're doing, so don't trust it too far.
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    i use ricedroid v8 with kirisakura and it works perfectly
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    i use ricedroid v8 with kirisakura and it works perfectly

    I second this.
    Rice is one of the best custom roms here with loads of customisations and compatible with Kiri kernel.

    I'm on stock for now but waiting for Rice 9 :D
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    I'm running paranoid android topaz. I like the fact the rom has an ota function. I think I gotta go thru the hassle of fastboot flashing root every update though :p