Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Mobile Computing

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 14, 2011, 09:02 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Shore Montreal
Posts: 1,945
Default Android Roms

Well I am thinking of grabbing a custom ROM for my Galaxy S (Bell version), have been running Froyo since last xmas.

So I was wondering if there are any other Android users, particularly other Galaxy S users, that have some suggestions.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 14, 2011, 09:10 PM
Lpfan4ever's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,728

My System Specs

Default

i9000m model? I assume you've done a lot of reading over at XDA?

I tried buying the Vibrant (T959) but ended up getting shipped a T959P which is pretty the Galaxy S 4G for Telus. Not a single ROM for it makes me quite sad, as the update from Froyo to Gingerbread was more of a downgrade than anything. Battery life is down and radios are considerably worse. Custom ROMs need to get here FAST.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by encorp
I don't know, maybe if you get a big enough compacticator you can put it in your butt and name yourself "sexbuttplug"...
Code:
<martin_metal_88> I think I am gonna sell my server
...
<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
<firebane> slightly used
<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
<LPfan4ever> Who're you kidding...slightly?
<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 14, 2011, 09:29 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Shore Montreal
Posts: 1,945
Default

Yeah the i9000m. I have been checking out XDA, just wanted to hear what some of the people here had as experiences especially those with the i9000m.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 15, 2011, 07:43 AM
JD's Avatar
JD JD is offline
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 6,817

My System Specs

Default

I run Cyanogenmod Nightlies on my i9000m. No problems to report, and the phone runs so much better.

Prior to that I ran Darky's ROM which was also pretty solid. I put it on my brother's phone and he hasn't had any complaints. Slightly more safe since it's still based off Samsung ROM's so you keep all the Samsung-specific customizations to Android.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 15, 2011, 08:24 AM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Shore Montreal
Posts: 1,945
Default

Yeah I have been considering those 2 along with maybe MIUI.

JD is your i9000m still on Bell or on a diff carrier. I unlocked mine and use it on rogers but it seems to cause text's to have a time stamp of 4 hours earlier so I have to use an app to apply the right timecode to incoming sms (with 2.1 didn't have this issue, only 2.2). Wondering if gingerbread or the roms fix this issue.

Last edited by thorn; October 15, 2011 at 08:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 15, 2011, 08:36 AM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,561
Default

Cyanogen, ftw.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old October 15, 2011, 08:40 AM
Keywork's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Niagara
Posts: 603

My System Specs

Default

I've got a Desire, and i've been running Cyanogen 7 since ~ February maybe? No issues so far.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old October 15, 2011, 08:56 AM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Shore Montreal
Posts: 1,945
Default

you guys running the nightly or the "stable" one?

Another question, are you able to mount your external sd card? I was looking at a video on it and the guy wasn't able to mount the external, only the internal was mountable.

Last edited by thorn; October 15, 2011 at 09:24 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old October 15, 2011, 09:55 AM
JD's Avatar
JD JD is offline
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 6,817

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thorn View Post
Yeah I have been considering those 2 along with maybe MIUI.

JD is your i9000m still on Bell or on a diff carrier. I unlocked mine and use it on rogers but it seems to cause text's to have a time stamp of 4 hours earlier so I have to use an app to apply the right timecode to incoming sms (with 2.1 didn't have this issue, only 2.2). Wondering if gingerbread or the roms fix this issue.
MIUI is Chinese-based from what I can gather, and well I'm only English speaking so I'd rather something developed a bit more local ;)

I'm with Virgin Mobile actually (Bell's network), but I unlocked my phone anyhow since it was just as simple as install an app...

My brother is on Rogers and we had that issue with SMS on an older Darky ROM, I think 10.1. The later versions have fixed it though without the need for extra apps. I believe it's more a ROM issue than a network one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by thorn View Post
Another question, are you able to mount your external sd card? I was looking at a video on it and the guy wasn't able to mount the external, only the internal was mountable.
External SD mounts perfectly fine for me. One morning I noticed it said it was removed unsafely, but it's never happened since.

I update nightly builds about once a week, or more depending on what the change logs dictate.


You should do a full Odin flash to get onto Gingerbread so you have the GB bootloaders. Then you can flash whatever you like, once you have a kernel that has CWM.

Obviously though you'll lose everything on your phone, so backup whatever you need.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old October 15, 2011, 11:04 AM
Lpfan4ever's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,728

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thorn View Post
JD is your i9000m still on Bell or on a diff carrier. I unlocked mine and use it on rogers but it seems to cause text's to have a time stamp of 4 hours earlier so I have to use an app to apply the right timecode to incoming sms (with 2.1 didn't have this issue, only 2.2). Wondering if gingerbread or the roms fix this issue.
I'm on Rogers, with my T959P and I have that problem with both 2.2 and 2.3.4. I use the SMS Time Fix app, pretty stupid that we have to do that though.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by encorp
I don't know, maybe if you get a big enough compacticator you can put it in your butt and name yourself "sexbuttplug"...
Code:
<martin_metal_88> I think I am gonna sell my server
...
<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
<firebane> slightly used
<Keltron> slightly is an understatement
<LPfan4ever> Who're you kidding...slightly?
<martin_metal_88> peri's mom, slightly used? lol...

Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
android , galaxy s , rom

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone know when LG P500H getting 2.3 android? ern88 Mobile Computing 12 December 1, 2011 03:16 PM
Android F@H monitoring app chrisk HardwareCanucks F@H Team 21 November 1, 2011 04:17 PM
Android on Fido! artistpavel Mobile Computing 7 October 3, 2010 09:00 PM
Android muse108dc Off Topic 13 November 13, 2009 03:35 PM