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  Reply # 537876 26-Oct-2011 18:05 Send private message

Vivasanti: Without dredging! whats everyone flashing?

whats leading the way in custom firmware for the SGSII

Im about to take the plunge and grab one, what would you recomend flashing?


Lite'ning is an abandoned project, but in combination with Ninphetamine 2.0.5 was the best rom I had for battery life. Was also very stable. Nevermind...

Anyway,  CheckRom Revolution is very popular on xda at the moment, with a kitchen app to allow easy tweaking with extra mods, apps and themes.

DarkyRom2 is also a great choice. Stable, quick and well supported.






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  Reply # 537885 26-Oct-2011 18:21 Send private message

Coolies!

thanks for the replies team :)

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  Reply # 537886 26-Oct-2011 18:23 Send private message

I'm watching Checkrom and may try it out. Been on darkyrom for a while and like its simplicity no frills and speed. Sarky's are bring out a support tool that looks great and should make things easier to do. Having said that there are a multitude of good roms around. Best way is to go to XDA forums and check out threads for roms you are interested in. That way you can get a handle on the good and bad of each one.




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  Reply # 538131 27-Oct-2011 12:55 Send private message

Ive been using CheckRom Revolution and it's fairy stable and the kitchen app is quite a nice addition. I have been running Speedmod kernel and so far not very impressed with my battery life - I have yet to get over 3hrs screen time before it dies.




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

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  Reply # 538418 27-Oct-2011 23:36 Send private message

Now on Dlev 3.1 with KI4 modem. Now hitting 6Mb/s down. The rom though doesnt feel quite as smooth/quick as 2.1.. Might be just me though, but seems liket that. Anyone else on 3.1 concur?




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  Reply # 538507 28-Oct-2011 08:39 Send private message

Damager: Now on Dlev 3.1 with KI4 modem. Now hitting 6Mb/s down. The rom though doesnt feel quite as smooth/quick as 2.1.. Might be just me though, but seems liket that. Anyone else on 3.1 concur?


I find the opposite actually; 3.1 with Siyah 2.1b15 is the smoothest I'e ever used, and the battery life is insane - 36 hours off charge, and still on 75% battery!!!

I also formatted by internal SD before flashing, so that may have helped with the speed.




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 538511 28-Oct-2011 08:52 Send private message

 
I find the opposite actually; 3.1 with Siyah 2.1b15 is the smoothest I'e ever used, and the battery life is insane - 36 hours off charge, and still on 75% battery!!!
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That is truly impressive battery life, i can get 36 hours but the battery is all but dead.

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  Reply # 538519 28-Oct-2011 09:04 Send private message

nofam:
Damager: Now on Dlev 3.1 with KI4 modem. Now hitting 6Mb/s down. The rom though doesnt feel quite as smooth/quick as 2.1.. Might be just me though, but seems liket that. Anyone else on 3.1 concur?


I find the opposite actually; 3.1 with Siyah 2.1b15 is the smoothest I'e ever used, and the battery life is insane - 36 hours off charge, and still on 75% battery!!!

I also formatted by internal SD before flashing, so that may have helped with the speed.


Hmm think I better try that kernal

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  Reply # 538528 28-Oct-2011 09:17 Send private message

nofam:
Damager: Now on Dlev 3.1 with KI4 modem. Now hitting 6Mb/s down. The rom though doesnt feel quite as smooth/quick as 2.1.. Might be just me though, but seems liket that. Anyone else on 3.1 concur?


I find the opposite actually; 3.1 with Siyah 2.1b15 is the smoothest I'e ever used, and the battery life is insane - 36 hours off charge, and still on 75% battery!!!

I also formatted by internal SD before flashing, so that may have helped with the speed.


hey nofam, the battery life does seem to be excellent.  Can you tell us (me) if you leave your phone on mobile data/wifi during the day.

IIRC you usually have the wifi sleep policy to turn off when in sleep mode.  What synchronising/polling do you have running during the day?  Do you have email, twitter, facebook etc updating at regular intervals?

Cheers




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  Reply # 538616 28-Oct-2011 11:37 Send private message

Neets:
nofam:
Damager: Now on Dlev 3.1 with KI4 modem. Now hitting 6Mb/s down. The rom though doesnt feel quite as smooth/quick as 2.1.. Might be just me though, but seems liket that. Anyone else on 3.1 concur?


I find the opposite actually; 3.1 with Siyah 2.1b15 is the smoothest I'e ever used, and the battery life is insane - 36 hours off charge, and still on 75% battery!!!

I also formatted by internal SD before flashing, so that may have helped with the speed.


hey nofam, the battery life does seem to be excellent.  Can you tell us (me) if you leave your phone on mobile data/wifi during the day.

IIRC you usually have the wifi sleep policy to turn off when in sleep mode.  What synchronising/polling do you have running during the day?  Do you have email, twitter, facebook etc updating at regular intervals?

Cheers


So the last charge was 9:45 on Wednesday night – currently (11:40am) sitting at 70%:

 

- Wifi turned on at home in the evenings, but set to sleep when screen off

- All radios running normally during the night (i.e. not switched into airplane mode)

- 3G sync running constantly, but really only Gmail/Weather widget/SMS backup running

- Screen time currently sitting at 28 minutes, so pretty light usage

 

The key (as always) is that I’ve eliminated anything non-essential that causes wakelocks.  The other crucial change to the kernel is that the sleep lock frequency has been lowered dramatically – the idle drain is noticeably better.




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 538619 28-Oct-2011 11:40 Send private message

The key (as always) is that I?ve eliminated anything non-essential that causes wakelocks. The other crucial change to the kernel is that the sleep lock frequency has been lowered dramatically ? the idle drain is noticeably better.

Can you point to somewhere where I can find out about what non essential things I can delete? Also is the lower sleep lock inherent in the newer kernal?

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  Reply # 538631 28-Oct-2011 12:02 Send private message

Just flashed to checkrom last night, loving the ROM and in-app kitchen. Never been much into themes before, but so easy with this ROM that I could see myself getting into it more!




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  Reply # 538635 28-Oct-2011 12:09 Send private message

kiwitrc: The key (as always) is that I?ve eliminated anything non-essential that causes wakelocks. The other crucial change to the kernel is that the sleep lock frequency has been lowered dramatically ? the idle drain is noticeably better.

Can you point to somewhere where I can find out about what non essential things I can delete? Also is the lower sleep lock inherent in the newer kernal?


 

Most essential apps/services actually don’t cause wakelocks – it’s more the sort of apps like the Samsung Hubs that continually pull background data.  Search for Betterbatterystats and CPU Spy; they’re both really handy for monitoring your CPU over a period of time to see what’s preventing your phone from entering Deep Sleep.

 

And yes, the lower lock frequency was introduced with b15 – it won’t make a difference when using the phone, but does seem to save battery more when in Deep Sleep.




Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone - kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own.

SGSIII
ROM: WanamLite v1.3    Kernel: Ninphetamine v1.1.0   Modem: DXLEA

SGSII (Now belongs to SWMBO)
ROM: WanamLite v12     Kernel: Siyah v3.3.2   Modem: BVLPB

SGS
 (Cat's chew toy)

If you need a download-mode jig ASAP, you're welcome to borrow mine!  Works with SGS I/II/III.  I also have a SIM cutter available (Dunedin) - happy to post either to you at your cost.

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  Reply # 538642 28-Oct-2011 12:16 Send private message

Hi team, after issues getting my SGS2 to boot into CLockworkmod, I finally cracked it last night.

I have some random kernel whose name escapes me.
I have Cyanogenmod 7.1.0.

I want BLN working.

What kernel(s) should I be looking at?




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  Reply # 538682 28-Oct-2011 13:05 Send private message

nofam:
kiwitrc: The key (as always) is that I?ve eliminated anything non-essential that causes wakelocks. The other crucial change to the kernel is that the sleep lock frequency has been lowered dramatically ? the idle drain is noticeably better.

Can you point to somewhere where I can find out about what non essential things I can delete? Also is the lower sleep lock inherent in the newer kernal?


?

Most essential apps/services actually don?t cause wakelocks ? it?s more the sort of apps like the Samsung Hubs that continually pull background data.? Search for Betterbatterystats and CPU Spy; they?re both really handy for monitoring your CPU over a period of time to see what?s preventing your phone from entering Deep Sleep.

?

And yes, the lower lock frequency was introduced with b15 ? it won?t make a difference when using the phone, but does seem to save battery more when in Deep Sleep.


I tried Siyah b14 and it kept freezing up on me with SetCPU so flashed back to Speedmod.




Current Devices: HTC One
Old Devices: SGS I9000, HTC Sensation, SGSII I9100, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy S3

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All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.

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