Custom ROM comparison database 2.0 (open to edit for public now!!!)

Do you think this database is helpful/ do you like it?

  • YES

    Votes: 472 87.2%
  • NO

    Votes: 6 1.1%
  • DON'T CARE

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • Needs more informations...

    Votes: 67 12.4%
  • Needs more frequent updates...

    Votes: 109 20.1%

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nimrodity

Senior Member
Sep 9, 2008
4,398
1,192
www.thedroideffect.com
UPDATE: Database 3.0 can now be found here


Someone asked me to create a thread here for my custom ROM comparison database, so that's what I'm doing here now.
A few words from my side so you know what to expect of it and clear things up.
This is the original text I posted on my blog, so I'll just put it up here as well.

At the end of last week, I asked on G+ what to do next, an app comparison or a new custom ROM review. On of the first answers that got my attention was someone asking for a custom ROM comparison instead. I thought about it for a while how this could works since I can’t show them off side by side and it would be difficult no matter what. While thinking along I also remembered one post on YouTube where a viewer gave me the constructive criticism on the videos getting too long, especially the part where I listed all the features in the video review. I told him I am aware of that fact but I still haven’t found the right solution to make the videos shorter without missing any important specs. After some more thinking the idea of the comparison database was born.
The idea behind the database

Creating a database that contains all the available features clearly visible and quickly to access for everybody was actually the hopefully right solution. Using it I don’t need to waste anymore time on rattling down the whole list in my video… this saves me a whole lot of time but of course also you. And if someone wants to know if a specific feature is available in the reviewed ROM he can just quickly check the database and look for it, it’s as easy as that. Of course this method also allows me to focus more on the important aspects of the ROM itself.
Creating the database itself took quite some time for sure but in the end I think this is the cleaner and smarter solution for everyone. I hope this to get a helpful tool for everyone to easily find the right ROM for himself that suites him the most.

I did 2 videos, one quickly explaining the purpose of the database itself and an additional one explaining some of the more important custom ROM features so that people who are maybe new to custom ROM flashing know what to look for. If you see any feature in my database and wanna know what it is for or what it does, leave me a comment. I will then either quickly explain it if possible or collect some of the requests and make another “features explained” video.

Here is the link for the database (it will also be attached to every upcoming custom ROM video as well as the matching article), it will be updated with every upcoming custom ROM video review. I am no professional in text editing, so if someone is maybe bored or wants to help me out in making a better and more professional appearing database to improve it, please contact me, I’d really appreciate it.
Features of the database
--------------------------------------------------
- detailed list of all possible custom ROM feaures (~100 at the moment, constantly growing)
- containing 13 of the most popular ROMs + stock Android ROM + Xposed Framework to compare with each other (list is still growing)
- a lot of useful additional informations like links to downloads, ROM's websites, G+ communities and much more
- everything is sorted logically and color coded for fast and easy comparison
- all features have a quick explanation, expecially helpful for custom ROM beginners
- a lot of maintainers to keep it updated as good as possible (12 maintainers at the moment) - always looking for more, feel free to join
- constantly working on improving and enhancing the database


here is the link to the database 2.0 - thx to @parker09


some additional videos to explain the whole thing again...


Please feel free to leave any comments.
I'm a real Google docs noob so if someone maybe wants to help me clean it up and polish the style, just contact me.
And if this thread is posted in the wrong section, please just let me know.

UPDATE new host

Updates
Update
I read the posts here and on the portal and wanna set some things straight.
I do the database including the reviews in my free time, but besides that I´m also blogging,doing app/device reviews, how to´s and similar stuff so time for the database is therefore limited. That´s the reason I can´t progress with the database as fast as I would like to, also my way of testing takes up a lot of time.
I will of course try to do it as frequently as possible and of course ROMs like AOKP and Omni will follow in time.
That´s it for that.
Regarding mistakes and such, I know the database isn´t flawless but I´m not doing errors on purpose. About missing features of certain ROMs, it is possible some ROMs now have features that weren´t available at my time reviewing it but it´s almost impossible for me to keep track of all changes since I use different ROMs all the time and can´t always go back to already reviewed ones.

Update 2
Big change, after all what I read, I finally decided to make the database open to edit for public. Everyone can add ROMs and changes as he wishes to. I only ask users to be resposible and keep everything clean. Feel free to make new entries or correct errors if found. I think this is the best way for the database to grow.
The 2nd change is the move to another design made by @parker09 that is way nicer and better in my opinion.
The old one will still stay but won´t be updated anymore I think. So don´t forget to change your current link to the new one.
BIG THX to everyone in advance who decides to particate on working on the database, I hope the new way is a win for everyone.

Update 3
Sorry to say but the open to public idea wasn't the best it seems since the database somehow got messed up a bit. I want to prevent this from happening that's why I have some rules now to hopefully keep things clean and right this time.
Everyone is still welcome to participate in maintaining the database but has to do following now in order to get permissions to edit.
This reason for the rules is so I can better keep track of what gets changed by who and I know which parts are getting updated and which not.

How to get permission to edit?
Please contact me via PM on xda with the following title...
maintain custom ROM database "your email adress" "your google name" (the name that will appear when editing the document)
- Please also write down your name and email again within the pm just to be sure
- Please tell me which ROM(s) you would like to maintain or what you plan to edit.
- Please tell me if it is ok to add you to hangouts, this would make the teamwork faster and easier

Rules for maintainers
can now be found directly in the database

I want this so I have a list of all the maintainer and know who does what, so things don't get mixed up like 2 people editing one rom at the same time getting each other between in their way. This gives me a better overview so I can track the changes.

THANKS TO



-----------------------------------------------
n3ocort3x - AICP Team member
owain94 - PACman Team member
vedantgp - CyanFox Team member - Special thanks for a lot of groundwork&more
josegalre - Special thanks for a lot of groundwork&more
jrudyk
msn.debord
louisjms
lordbalmon
septigation
l3v14n
 
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nitramaster

Member
Mar 27, 2013
10
2
Small adjustments

You had a really great idea by doing this. I once search for something similar to this spredsheet and didn't find anything useful...till now!!

You did a wonderful job!

I just noticed 1 small thing and my other point is a suggestion:

1. In CM10.2 you have an option for the vibration intensity only, so maybe you could add to the "vibration" section: yes, but limited.
2. My suggestion would be to add another "spec" for the ROM. It would be "screen color/gamma calibration". It's a very interesting feature and CM10.2 (latest nightly) has it.

What do you think?

Thanks
Keep up the good work!:good:
 
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EnricoD

Guest
Thanks for Your work... Hope You will add more ROMs to this database :) and I hope other members will help You to get the info You need for awesome ROMs like:
Purity...
crdroid
XenonHD
Liquid Smooth
Vanir
Carbon
Illusion
beanstalk
Jellybam
... and more AOSPs
... ... ... ... OMNI :)

Purity, Vanir, Jellybam and XenonHD should be simple to track because devs keep the same MODs&features... little changes on every new build

More difficult to track other ROMs that add&remove features very often :)

I can't help You because I'm a Stockish man :p and I won't try AOSPs for now :)

Thanks for useful database, It will sure help me when I will going to flash new rom ;)
 
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nimrodity

Senior Member
Sep 9, 2008
4,398
1,192
www.thedroideffect.com
Hi nimrodity,

please make it available as a online tool for all ROM makers, so that they can update it as and when possible. and then there's no need you to update it.

As you can see by my simple list I don't know much higher about docs and I have no clue how to do such a tool. The idea sounds really cool if someone knows how to do that and wants to help out just contact me
 

nimrodity

Senior Member
Sep 9, 2008
4,398
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www.thedroideffect.com
Nice I did a column for Paranoid Android (as best I can - some features I don't know what they do) but did as best I could so if you want to copy & paste it.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...VoZ1l0bWxoYnVzek9oNnhlWXc&usp=drive_web#gid=1

On the second sheet I started one ages ago and that's the style I went with, and you hover over for what their options are.

Will check it later. If you see my YouTube channel you see my PA rant. I don't really have that much interest updating the database with PA since I'm not really a big fan of the to work. Nothing personal but I just can't get warm with their Rom
 

pemell

Senior Member
Jan 4, 2012
1,351
1,323
Gothenburg
@nimrodity

Great work. Important factors when choosing rom could besides features be "RAM usage on clean install and no tweaks/installed apps" and benchmarks based on the same conditions.

But anyways, awesome work :thumbup:
 

nimrodity

Senior Member
Sep 9, 2008
4,398
1,192
www.thedroideffect.com
@nimrodity

Great work. Important factors when choosing rom could besides features be "RAM usage on clean install and no tweaks/installed apps" and benchmarks based on the same conditions.

But anyways, awesome work :thumbup:

Sorry I won't including benchmarks since they have nothing to say about performance in daily use. They are no important factor for me. Same for the rest, also I mention performance and such in my video reviews, don't plan on adding that stuff directly into the database though
 

eterna7

Member
Oct 6, 2013
26
9
On Cyanogenmod it says :
Volume Music Controls : music controls visible only but not with volume buttons.

You can control the music with the Volume buttons whilst being locked.

And if Poweroptions refer to the "menu" that shows when pressing the power button, you can en/disable airplane mode and select "Screenshot". And you can switch between Silent/Vibrate/Sound Profile.
 
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    UPDATE: Database 3.0 can now be found here


    Someone asked me to create a thread here for my custom ROM comparison database, so that's what I'm doing here now.
    A few words from my side so you know what to expect of it and clear things up.
    This is the original text I posted on my blog, so I'll just put it up here as well.

    At the end of last week, I asked on G+ what to do next, an app comparison or a new custom ROM review. On of the first answers that got my attention was someone asking for a custom ROM comparison instead. I thought about it for a while how this could works since I can’t show them off side by side and it would be difficult no matter what. While thinking along I also remembered one post on YouTube where a viewer gave me the constructive criticism on the videos getting too long, especially the part where I listed all the features in the video review. I told him I am aware of that fact but I still haven’t found the right solution to make the videos shorter without missing any important specs. After some more thinking the idea of the comparison database was born.
    The idea behind the database

    Creating a database that contains all the available features clearly visible and quickly to access for everybody was actually the hopefully right solution. Using it I don’t need to waste anymore time on rattling down the whole list in my video… this saves me a whole lot of time but of course also you. And if someone wants to know if a specific feature is available in the reviewed ROM he can just quickly check the database and look for it, it’s as easy as that. Of course this method also allows me to focus more on the important aspects of the ROM itself.
    Creating the database itself took quite some time for sure but in the end I think this is the cleaner and smarter solution for everyone. I hope this to get a helpful tool for everyone to easily find the right ROM for himself that suites him the most.

    I did 2 videos, one quickly explaining the purpose of the database itself and an additional one explaining some of the more important custom ROM features so that people who are maybe new to custom ROM flashing know what to look for. If you see any feature in my database and wanna know what it is for or what it does, leave me a comment. I will then either quickly explain it if possible or collect some of the requests and make another “features explained” video.

    Here is the link for the database (it will also be attached to every upcoming custom ROM video as well as the matching article), it will be updated with every upcoming custom ROM video review. I am no professional in text editing, so if someone is maybe bored or wants to help me out in making a better and more professional appearing database to improve it, please contact me, I’d really appreciate it.
    Features of the database
    --------------------------------------------------
    - detailed list of all possible custom ROM feaures (~100 at the moment, constantly growing)
    - containing 13 of the most popular ROMs + stock Android ROM + Xposed Framework to compare with each other (list is still growing)
    - a lot of useful additional informations like links to downloads, ROM's websites, G+ communities and much more
    - everything is sorted logically and color coded for fast and easy comparison
    - all features have a quick explanation, expecially helpful for custom ROM beginners
    - a lot of maintainers to keep it updated as good as possible (12 maintainers at the moment) - always looking for more, feel free to join
    - constantly working on improving and enhancing the database


    here is the link to the database 2.0 - thx to @parker09


    some additional videos to explain the whole thing again...


    Please feel free to leave any comments.
    I'm a real Google docs noob so if someone maybe wants to help me clean it up and polish the style, just contact me.
    And if this thread is posted in the wrong section, please just let me know.

    UPDATE new host

    Updates
    Update
    I read the posts here and on the portal and wanna set some things straight.
    I do the database including the reviews in my free time, but besides that I´m also blogging,doing app/device reviews, how to´s and similar stuff so time for the database is therefore limited. That´s the reason I can´t progress with the database as fast as I would like to, also my way of testing takes up a lot of time.
    I will of course try to do it as frequently as possible and of course ROMs like AOKP and Omni will follow in time.
    That´s it for that.
    Regarding mistakes and such, I know the database isn´t flawless but I´m not doing errors on purpose. About missing features of certain ROMs, it is possible some ROMs now have features that weren´t available at my time reviewing it but it´s almost impossible for me to keep track of all changes since I use different ROMs all the time and can´t always go back to already reviewed ones.

    Update 2
    Big change, after all what I read, I finally decided to make the database open to edit for public. Everyone can add ROMs and changes as he wishes to. I only ask users to be resposible and keep everything clean. Feel free to make new entries or correct errors if found. I think this is the best way for the database to grow.
    The 2nd change is the move to another design made by @parker09 that is way nicer and better in my opinion.
    The old one will still stay but won´t be updated anymore I think. So don´t forget to change your current link to the new one.
    BIG THX to everyone in advance who decides to particate on working on the database, I hope the new way is a win for everyone.

    Update 3
    Sorry to say but the open to public idea wasn't the best it seems since the database somehow got messed up a bit. I want to prevent this from happening that's why I have some rules now to hopefully keep things clean and right this time.
    Everyone is still welcome to participate in maintaining the database but has to do following now in order to get permissions to edit.
    This reason for the rules is so I can better keep track of what gets changed by who and I know which parts are getting updated and which not.

    How to get permission to edit?
    Please contact me via PM on xda with the following title...
    maintain custom ROM database "your email adress" "your google name" (the name that will appear when editing the document)
    - Please also write down your name and email again within the pm just to be sure
    - Please tell me which ROM(s) you would like to maintain or what you plan to edit.
    - Please tell me if it is ok to add you to hangouts, this would make the teamwork faster and easier

    Rules for maintainers
    can now be found directly in the database

    I want this so I have a list of all the maintainer and know who does what, so things don't get mixed up like 2 people editing one rom at the same time getting each other between in their way. This gives me a better overview so I can track the changes.

    THANKS TO



    -----------------------------------------------
    n3ocort3x - AICP Team member
    owain94 - PACman Team member
    vedantgp - CyanFox Team member - Special thanks for a lot of groundwork&more
    josegalre - Special thanks for a lot of groundwork&more
    jrudyk
    msn.debord
    louisjms
    lordbalmon
    septigation
    l3v14n
    5
    SlimBean has Breathing SMS. I should know I ported it ;) (its in MMS settings)
    3
    Thank your for publishing it here as well. This will be helpful for all of us. :good:
    2
    This is fantastic, especially for people new to the custom ROM scene. Another thing that would be cool to add would be examples of features. This could be a quick .gif or screenshot of specific features, so that people could see what a feature is if they've never heard of it.
    2
    Update 2
    Big change, after all what I read, I finally decided to make the database open to edit for public. Everyone can add ROMs and changes as he wishes to. I only ask users to be resposible and keep everything clean. Feel free to make new entries or correct errors if found. I think this is the best way for the database to grow.
    The 2nd change is the move to another design made by @parker09 that is way nicer and better in my opinion.
    The old one will still stay but won´t be updated anymore I think. So don´t forget to change your current link to the new one.
    BIG THX to everyone in advance who decides to particate on working on the database, I hope the new way is a win for everyone.
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