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  # 581354 14-Feb-2012 14:18
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networkn: I see class up 8, I presume higher = faster, does the GS2 have a limit or compatibility issue with bigger/faster ones?

Higher class isn't necessarily better.  Higher sequential read/write speeds sacrifice random access speed.

There's a good comparison at XDA Developers:

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Uber Geek

  # 581530 14-Feb-2012 19:49
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Hugely impressed with Simone's latest version of his NEAK kernel, combined with the latest XXLPB modem - 2 days, 15 hours off charge, and still 51% left (with 1h 30 screen on).


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  # 581531 14-Feb-2012 19:55
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Nofam, what ROM are you on, your sig says Dlev

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  # 581532 14-Feb-2012 19:55
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kiwitrc: Nofam, what ROM are you on, your sig says Dlev

Sorry, just updated my sig now. . . .been a bit slack!! ;-) 

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Uber Geek

  # 581607 14-Feb-2012 23:33
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Which ICS ROM are people using these days? Are they very stable now? I tried an early release and it was awful.

I like the look of ResurrectionROM but don't like to spend my evenings swapping rom's so would like some thoughts heh

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  # 581609 14-Feb-2012 23:40
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I hav e tried the last 4 resurrection roms (8.6, 9.0, 9.1 and now 9,2) and they are great, get the odd FC but not enough to worry you.

9.2 is a slick rom, it feels good, is fast and smooth, well worth the effort, battery life is on par if not better than GB, try it you will be impressed

ps i think you need to put 9.1 rom on which is non wipe then slap 9.2 (non-wipe) over the top

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  # 581613 15-Feb-2012 00:03
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Wade: ps i think you need to put 9.1 rom on which is non wipe then slap 9.2 (non-wipe) over the top
Yeah I read that note. Does app data from Titanium Backup work when copied back over or is it a little hit an miss on that front?


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Ultimate Geek

  # 581708 15-Feb-2012 10:57
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Disrespective: Which ICS ROM are people using these days? Are they very stable now? I tried an early release and it was awful.

I've been meaning to install WanamLite for about a week now. I just haven't found the time to do it yet. Word on XDA is that it's quite stable.

Many people seem quite happy with Resurrection Remix, but I won't go anywhere near it. For starters, it has an unnecessarily complex install method, require 3 different CWM zips and some additional CWM tasks. It's completely possible to do that in a single zip with no extra tasks. I'm also unhappy with the amount of unneeded crud that gets installed. There's a 10MB framework package that I can't find any information on (/system/framework/yeniframework-res.apk), and a copy of MP3 Downloader Pro (which most people probably don't want).

As soon as I find the time to do some firmware flashing, I'll report back on WanamLite's performance and stability.

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Uber Geek


  # 581831 15-Feb-2012 13:50
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Out of curiosity, has anyone recently tried a Samfirmware ICS rom?
FWIW I prefer REMiX over Omega.  Hard to put my finger on it, I just feel less comfortable with Omega.

REMiX included APNs.  You'll need to set these up with Omega.  I also preferred the UI of REMix.  Omega still has quite a chunky menu which you'll need to flash a theme over if you don't like all the colours.

Just seemed to me to be a lot more work to make the phone look and feel how I wanted it, and still with a bunch of tweaking it doesn't feel right to me.

Both ROMs have had stalls where they eventually result in a FC.  But when you next run the same app (immediately after) it all behaves perfectly.

I'll be d/l the latest REMiX over the weekend.  I'm sure between now and then there's likely to be yet another update.

And in case anyone is still listening to my opinion, I would always do a full factory reset when going to a new ROM e.g. GB to ICS, or even one Dev's ICS to another Dev's ICS.  If you're using the donate/paid version of TB then it's only another 10 or so minutes in setting the phone up (especially if you have a launcher you can "restore" the homescreen settings), and it's more likely going to result in a cleaner install/experience.

You can't be sure what files will be hanging around from a previous ROM.  

Another "curiosity" question, do any of you use SD Maid? 

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

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Uber Geek

  # 582006 15-Feb-2012 19:23
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Currently using Omega, and yes need to set the APNs, which is a pain because ICS doesnt allow an APN backup to be restored. Is there a way to bypass this restriction?

For me the most stable so far has been Darky's FixRom. I ran Remix a few versions back but it never played nicely and i usually reverted to my GB Nandroid backup within an hour or so. Phew for Nadroid backups!

Wifi has been scratchy on all of the ICS roms so far for me and the range seems to be less. Bluetooth via my headphones has been excellent though.

May try the latest Remix in the weekend as well.

BG backups on Titanium Backup have been mostly pretty good, however any not playing nice with ICS, have been redownloaded from the market and running fine again.

- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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Master Geek

  # 582185 16-Feb-2012 09:25
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I've been using Remix and have found it very good. And yes it is a three step install plus wipes and permission fix. But if you follow this to a t it is very stable.
9.2 is a full wipe now as there were issues with non wipe installs.
And I think till a final ics comes out (not an alpha or beta release) full wipes will be the most reliable installs.

If coming from GGB I would restore apps in small groups at a time as some apps are still not ics compatible, and can cause problems

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Uber Geek

  # 582280 16-Feb-2012 11:28
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Does anyone know of an app that lets you control which services load on startup?  Or a way to control this manually via ADB etc?

I have two apps (NEAK OTA tool and Let’s Golf 3) that insist on loading at boot – kill them off, and they re-start fine with the app when needed, so I don’t see the sense in having them running all the time!!!


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  # 582543 16-Feb-2012 20:44
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I've used an app called Autostarts in the past for this

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  # 582549 16-Feb-2012 20:57
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BigHammer: I've used an app called Autostarts in the past for this

Thanks - had just downloaded Gemini App Manager, which seems to have done the trick. . . .It's amazing what apps have the ability to run at boot for the heck of it! 

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  # 582892 17-Feb-2012 16:24
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ICS is good but there are still no kernels to O/C.
Because of this I went back to GB 2.3.6
using SpeedMod S2 K2-20 Base XKL1
I am getting 3  days of battery ,Using a Jawbone for at least 4 hours a day.
And running @ 1.452 GHz with  GPU locked at 267Mhz
Currently benched with Quad @ 4420(updated version)
Older version 5200

And with CF at over 13000

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