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The Tato Custom ROM Manifest!

WELL! We had a sweeeet idea floating around and here we are today. With tons of time to fill waiting to find Kellex and for that darn Froyo Update on the D-Inc, I have decided to start a manifest of *almost* ALL custom ROM’s. This is my way of making droid-*life* easy on all you.

I know there are screen shots of mostly all of them, but there is never full write ups from the people who really use them. I think it would be great to get real user opinions out there for people to read and also see. Sometimes forums are just TOO jumbled to find what you’re looking for. 🙂

So I am taking comments below about what YOU (the droid-lifers) want to see! What type of reviews do you want? Check lists of features, “smoothness”, lag, aesthetics? You tell me, and I’ll make it happen….as always! The possibilities are pretty much endless.

So, HAVE AT IT!

-Tim-o-tato and everyone here at Droid-Life

Thanks everyone for the great ideas! Droid-Lifers are the best!

Picture is credit to: Cyanogen Mod

  • Mobileman0102

    that Sky Raider ROM is for the DI, I rooted my wife's phone and that is the one she is currently running. I have not seen any problems out if that one, but can't find it for the D1

  • tonytbone7883

    A bit off topic but, I just saw a poll on kernels and “Slayher” was number one and “Chevy” and P3 were 2nd and third? Does anyone use Slayher? Thoughts.

  • kkj

    Reviews, definitely, sort by phone, manufacturer, carrier, ROM (for ROMs like CM or BB that are multi-phone) UI (Stock, Sense, TouchWiz, BLUR, DROID-BLUR, Socialite) ratings on different aspects (speed, stability, compatibility with apps)

  • machinegun68

    I'd like to see a simple poll on who is running what ROM. No clocking details or themes, just ROMS.
    Another words how many people are running BB or Lithium, etc.

  • Gregjohnson916

    would like more info about devstools

  • Rjfrank

    This is a great idea! I've been using custom roms for a while and have found that there are different things I like about each. A little better description for each rom would help but mostly a walk through of the install process. Some roms I've installed have options that I have no idea what it's for and I end up just taking a guess at it. Anyway, the moe info on each rom the better as far as I'm concerned.

    Thanks for all the work done at Droid-Life!

  • DeeMat

    Great idea Tato. Try to keep it simple!

  • I would like to see a run-down of the top few roms. A comparison of features. Cyanogen, Bugless, Pl3x, etc… I am the kind of person that goes back and forth between all those different ones.

  • Superstevo

    How about it layed out like distrowatch.com for linux, makes finding the right one simple and easy!

  • Please include a column that explains any unique features for that particular ROM. Many roms are pretty similar and it’s the small unique features that really sets them apart for me.

  • Theetechkid

    If you were to review themes I would love to see ratings on design both icons and gui. Because sometimes you can download a rom that looks nice from a picture but when you get it to your phone is choppy. I would also like to see ratings on performance, stability, and extra features. This will make finding the right rom much easier to decide upon then searching through forums. One final thought would be a search option to sort by user rating, popularity, its review score, and overall download.

  • Fullback118

    My biggest concern with rooting is that I really like my phone's software to be polished and I don't want to run into any issues with apps not showing up or force closing, phone getting too warm inside, etc. I would be interested in knowing what roms and CPU set-ups are the most stable. Function over form.

    • Rooting is the best thing I have ever done to my phone(Droid 1). I have never ran into ne major problem and if I ever have a problem with a new rom I just boot in recovery(power+”x”) then restore a backup from when my phone was running perfect. Then I try something different to make sure I don't run into problems when I re-download the rom that I ran into problems with…my phone gets warm, not hot, only when I'm charging my phone and doing something using a lot of processor, like youtube, and I'm overclocked a 1ghz…my phone rarely gets above 112f…now some of the really old roms, before everyone knew what they were doing, my phone would really overheat like 140f and high, but the developers have gotten WAY better so heat is not a huge problem nemore the only time I get high temps now is it I overclock at 1.3-4ghz, charging, and using the processor, youtubing, downloading, stuff like that…I would recomnend rooting, try it out for a week, if u hate it or can't figure it out u can go back to stock, exactly where u were before u rooted because you create a back-up of ur entire phone before u start the rooting process…I would also copy everything on ur sd card onto ur computer just to have that backed up too…if u need ne help droid life has almost all, if not all ur answers and I can help if u need to or atleast ill do my best…my email is [email protected]
      I hope this helps u make ur decision!!! And goodluck and godspeed

    • SecurityNick

      I have to admit that I was a little worried about rooting before I did it. I was experimenting around with various home replacement apps like Launcher Pro, ADW, etc before I actually rooted and would get pretty frustrated with my phone because I would get lots of force closes and stuff. Then one day, I made the plunge and rooted. Best decision ever. My phone works BETTER than it did before I rooted. I overclock occasionally, but not all the time. I rarely get force closes. My phone works faster even when I am not overclocked. I think you should do some research into the various ROMs out there though to decide what you really want, but like Cory said, back ups are great and whether something goes wrong or you just don't like something, it's really easy to restore your back up (saved my neck a couple of times when I've gotten a little too enthusiastic about what I download). Personally, anything Cyanogen or by JRummy (now part of Lithium Mod) are clean and work really well.

  • Mark

    Thanks for all the work you guys do! I think the most important things I look for in a rom are: aesthetics, stability, and speed. I'm currently running insanely clean with the 1000 mhz kernel. Swype is a must. 3d app drawer is very nice. Can't beat the droid ringtones!

  • Brian

    I just found out that the droidx bootstrap recovery link wont download as an APK on the computer you will need to use your phone.

  • Are there other ROMS out there besides the big ones mentioned on places like DF? I saw something on Phandroid about a Sky Raider ROM for a specific phone that looked really cool. I'm much more into the aesthetics and the way it looks (performance a HUGE second) but didn't know if it works for D1.

    • Mobileman0102

      that Sky Raider ROM is for the DI, I rooted my wife's phone and that is the one she is currently running. I have not seen any problems out if that one, but can't find it for the D1

  • Bballgarnett
  • Brian

    Koush has did it and found a way to put into recovery and you can download it here
    http://www.koushikdutta….08/droid-x-recovery.html

    or support him by downloading it from the market just type (recovery) and it should be listed as droidx bootsrap recovery its only $2.00.

  • lakerzz

    Not sure why it does it, but you need rsd lite at that point.
    (Whats even worse is instead of saying “ok to program”, it says “can not program”. Rsd lite cant fix that.)

  • fred114

    This sounds like a good idea. When most new ROMs are released there always seems to be a small bug or too. Wifi doesn't work, Gmail force closing, little things like that. Usually when you go to the forum thread to try and keep up, see if things get sorted out, the thread has grown so large it would take an hour to read. Would be nice to have some have a easier way to see if problems were fixed. My thoughts.

  • Fawzi94

    battery life!!!!

  • Chris Nimon

    screengrabs so we can see what they all look like. Jrummys screengrabs are very good but not all are there. Also like to see section with all the boot animations.

  • Chris Nimon

    Id like to see a section on what has gone wrong and how that problem was fixed. Think that would help the noobs a lot.

  • Mosskingpin

    Just go back and read all of the old posts. You will be an expert.

  • Anonymous

    What I would love to see, and I hope I’m not the only one, is any info on the Terminal Emulator. What is it? How do I use it? I have been wondering about this for a while, would live more info. Also, 1) Speed2) Smooth/Laggy3) Problems with WiFi, etc…4) Screenies5) Personal Settings (i.e. SetCPU, Themes, LauncherPro, etc…)

    Running JRummy, Lithuim mod, 1GhzLV – set 900 Mhz

  • Joey563

    I would also like to see ratings on stability, functions, customisation, and speed.

  • Cyanogen rc1 here. Decides to behave about half the time and wont do the rc2 update for some reason even though I have flashed it numerous times and it keeps promoting me to do so. Other than that out looks great and i am getting great quadrant scores oc at 1100mhz

  • Maizekid

    I agree with everyone on this. I think this would be a sick idea. And who better than us to bring it to the next level. Tim you were always first on the blogs. Now let’s all be first at this.

  • bartnyogi

    I think this is a great idea. Saw the suggestion on the comments last night. My first request as a noob is for ROMS that require choices upon download {i.e. Kernel}; love to know how those choices affect different phones. It is difficult to choose for those of us new to this. After that I too would like a chart showing different features, scripts, etc.included with the ROMS and how they might affect diffefent phones. This is a huge undertaking but I'd imagine well worth it for droid-life and itso users. It would be great if there were a way for you guys as experts to post your opinions and experiences, the devs to have a place to post theirs and users to add as well. Sort of a wiki but with sections to indicate the experience level of the poster. This would help keep the site updated but the input of the various level of user would offer some unique views. Often the less experienced user can gain from a combination of expert opinion combined with noob language and pitfalls to avoid. (that the experts might not have run into due their skill level). Anyway love the idea and the site. I look forward to your updates and this project. I alsoo appreciate how much I've gotten from the site already. It is as daily stop for me. And I like the mobile website rather than as a dedicated app.I'd like to see more well done mobile web sites. Too much walled garden is bad for everyone.

  • marms

    PICTURES.

  • Dan_08

    Love the idea(s)! It would also be nice to have all the downloads on the same page, so we could read the review and install! Please include release dates and last updates, etc.

  • Bzchickin

    I would like to see a response to this error: http://goo.gl/IrRs
    Also: Thank you for everything you've done. Wonderful job sir 🙂

    • lakerzz

      Not sure why it does it, but you need rsd lite at that point.
      (Whats even worse is instead of saying “ok to program”, it says “can not program”. Rsd lite cant fix that.)

  • I would like to see the different themes capable for each one of the Roms. Thanks love the Site

  • Personally for the most part of being here 10 months or so roms are pretty much colors. I think cm 6 had pretty good I deal of one Rom change all your colors except the notifications tab not bar to make it customuse such as blue energy love it. Next smooth no hangs ups and no market problems. Next all roms must have pics!! And also one site all roms and information and brand new roms posted immediately…. Oh yes icons of our choice to be colorized. Thanks been wanting to get that off my chest for awhile. Good Ideal

  • Babestern44

    I want to see motoblur ported to the droid 1

  • Oh my Tim… this might be one big labor of love. Better get the “ROM-Life” An Android Rom Blog domain locked down. 🙂

  • Unexpected62

    what's added to the rom to separate it from stock, theming ease, speed, stability. Let's just get a review page for each ROM with a comment section

  • Include launchers like launcher pro, almost everyone uses it!

  • Maybe an article our section for tech-challenged people like me like a tech terms section. To explain things like boatloader, jailbreak, roms, etc… These seem like simple ABC's to most droid life readers but other people might get lost and it'd be kickass to have a section just for us… i can't speak for all but I'm definitely eager to learn the way of the droid!
    “Tech-Terms 101”

  • tonytbone7883

    What about kernel issues, like if you are having random reboots or browser issues using Flash you could lower your speed or increase the kernel voltage, stuff like that.

  • tonytbone7883

    This is really good stuff. I've been waiting a long time to see this. I have 3 ROMs back up on my D1 now and it's really easy to just go into ROM manager and restore one of these ROMs. I think EC8CH made a good suggestion on what we need to see in as what each ROM can do. In addition to that I'd also like to know what themes will work with each ROM even if that Dev did not make that theme. Screen shots of themes including Icons in Phone settings, and whether or not there is a Dev Tool menu. I've used chaos black ice theme, blue energy by Pete, and blue theme by ChevyN01 which I'm currently running on SS4.6. All nice themes but I never knew what the settings icons were going to look like till i installed the ROM. Not all themes work on all ROMs, lets have a table of that too. Nice job Tim-o-tato!!!!

  • just make a link to a page with a search button in the middle. HA! Just kidding… my number one gripe are the people who post saying to search for stuff. Thanks again for ALL the help you guys gave me. I switched to Sapphire today and love the new rom. Thanks Tim… I look forward to reading the manifesto.

    • Doolidg

      Nice one…. Truce…. I have run my white flag up the pole.. I really was trying to help…sorry for the confusion on the whole search thing…

  • Chris

    It would be nice to have screen shots of every rom in rom manager + other roms in one location with ratings on certain categories like, speed, looks, functionality, known problems…ect.

    It's a PITA downloading every rom to find one you like. It would be a lot nicer to just have a location online where you could easily find all the information you need to know about all the roms.

  • EC8CH

    In addition to any write ups in review form I would like to see a table that is kept current with the latest versions of the major ROMs. It would look like the product comparison page from any electronics manufacturers website, listing the major features that would allow users to differentiate between the various ROMs.

    A few features to include in the Table:

    Built from Source (Y/N)
    Officially supported themes
    Notification Bar Customizations
    Available scripts
    GUI for scripts
    OC governor control
    Max OC control
    Min OC control
    Compcache
    Back/Restore Options
    Notification LED control
    Lock Screen Music controls
    Reboot options

    Thanks Tato & Droid-Life, here's hoping this becomes the definitive source for those looking to compare ROMs.

  • Bballgarnett
  • fred114

    This sounds like a good idea. When most new ROMs are released there always seems to be a small bug or too. Wifi doesn't work, Gmail force closing, little things like that. Usually when you go to the forum thread to try and keep up, see if things get sorted out, the thread has grown so large it would take an hour to read. Would be nice to have some have a easier way to see if problems were fixed. My thoughts.

  • Fawzi94

    battery life!!!!

  • Chris Nimon

    screengrabs so we can see what they all look like. Jrummys screengrabs are very good but not all are there. Also like to see section with all the boot animations.

  • Chris Nimon

    Id like to see a section on what has gone wrong and how that problem was fixed. Think that would help the noobs a lot.

  • Porschephile2k3

    First

  • I think a relationship chart would make things much easier to understand. e.g., AOSP 2.2 is the root, CyanogenMod inherits from it (with its features as children objects), lots of other mods start with CyanogenMod (and their children additions, etc.), so on and so forth.

  • Jothen2002

    Question… sorry new here. I am running saphire 1.0 ..I picked a theme at the time of download…can i change themes without totally re-installing the rom again..also can I “overlay” if that is the right word..on this ROm..if so how do i know which themes I can do that with…thx

    • EC8CH

      Best to flash back to the stock theme of 1.0 (no need to wipe), then flash to the new theme (no need to wipe).

  • Corkis

    It would be nice to have a 1-5 user rating system. Stability, responsiveness, and customization are my top choices for ratings.

  • Tyler_Durden

    I would like to see a ROM comparison chart like they do when you rank smartphones or other similar items against each other. I.E. They all have Froyo, only one has adjustable Kernals or whatever, 3 of them all have this thing, while these others have this other thing. And then add success rates or other items like what Consumer Reports would do. Do some crash more than others? What are the real time speeds compared to stock? And make the Stock ROM the benchmark? I dunno, just some thoughts.

  • illagod

    Yes please!!! The forums are too jumbled and they don’t always give you a clear picture of what your setting yourself up for. Great idea guys, lets go

  • dquicknc

    Kellex is in secret meetings with the NFL Commish working on setting up a Droid Life Fantasy Football League for all us Droid Lifers!

    Ok, but it sounds awesome though.

  • [email protected]

    Just a suggestion. After the write-ups and reviews of the majors ROMs out there, could you make like a table with a summary of all the major pros/cons of each rom. Like a listing of all roms, and then say for instance a yes/no column of available features and ratings.

    for example:

    ROM/feature CM BB Simply Stunning

    360 Orientation yes no no
    Default theme stock Black BLue
    Base OS frf84 froyo2 gingerbread
    snappyness 5/10 9.5/10 7/10
    Stability 7/10 10/10 5/10
    *info provided is not accurate, its just an example of the layout i’m trying to explain.

    • [email protected]

      Just imagine there is appropriate table spacing in there. When I posted this, it automatically removed my formatted spacing. 🙁

  • InfernoX51

    Perfect for me, since I just rooted today after much hesitation. The first ROM I installed was CyanogenMod6-RC3 earlier this morning, and now I have Simply Stunning 4.7 w/ ULOW 1ghz Kernel. Take it from me, its easy, and it’s awesome. Forget that FRG01b baloney that came via OTA!

  • Anonymous

    I just wanted to let you know that you’ve come a long way from being just a vader tator. I like the things you and pic are bringin to the site. Then again, K’s come a long way from takin pics of his front lawn and video’s of putting on a droid case *sniffle*….you make me proud.

    • Thanks 🙂 That really means a lot! It feels so good to be able to give back to a community that has given me so much!

  • Kyle.Hunter

    I have been dieing for someone to do this! Leave it to Droid-Life to be the ones to pull through. I hate having to read the endless forums of individuals flaming back and forth over which ROM is better. I dont want the individuals opinion, I want the opinion of the community as a whole.

    I think it would be great if readers could state which ROM they are currently using and possibly have a rating system as well so we can get some statistical data. I dont know how easy this would be due to the fact that people are constantly switching ROMs but at the least it could be a poll for who has tried each ROM and how they would rate it overall or across the possible categories.

    Anyways good stuff Tato! This is what I love about this site. You guys are always thinking exactly how us the readers are.

  • Anonymous

    I know people love screen shots and probably list any known bugs so people know what to expect before they flash a new ROM. Great idea Tim.

  • Stennyck

    I would love to see an article targeted towards people like me that really do not understand rooting, custom ROMs etc… I am sure most of your audience would be bored with this topic but there are a number of us that would love to know more about this topic at a very basic level. I find the whole rooting, overclocking, custom ROMs etc.. very interesting and I am sure there are a number of people wanting to know more about it. Anyone else in my boat on this.

    • M1ghtysauc3

      Same here. I know zero on the subject.

    • You got it 🙂

    • Mosskingpin

      Just go back and read all of the old posts. You will be an expert.

      • Garmiblis

        “It’s Power is exceeeded only by it’e mystery…it’s mystery is only exceeded by it’s power”

        All of the posts I’ve ever seen say “do steps a,b,c,d,f,r and you’re done…but you should really research this before doing it” and then they point to another article that has the same steps and says I should research it “here” and here is another copy of the same steps without any real information.

  • This is going to be a tough thing to do. Everyone has different tastes and needs. Also on that same note where everything is different; not all Droids are the same, well most are different. This means kernels and all that will vary from device to device. I myself can say with some confidence that I have tried pretty much every ROM that has came out for the past month or two. And each one I made sure that I stayed on it long enough so I can really get a feel for it.
    What I’m fearing this will turn into is a spot where some ROMs will get tons of praise and others will be dogged. All the ROMs that are currently out are very very similar now-days there are just minor tweaks that each developer/team has implemented.
    Rather than a “review” of the ROM, where its deemed ‘good’ or ‘bad’ I think that there should be a full list of its features with any notes about possible “redraws”, battery life, (use the same kernel on all ur ROMs, I do, and it workds great) and customization. Along with all of this screenshots are great when talking about themes because a lot of the times when you are on a forum searching for themes they dont have screenshots posted with it. Anyway, what I’m getting at is all these devs work hard and I dont think any of them would like their work to be posted on a site and dogged and compared side by side with other ROMs, they are constantly working to make them better.

    I’ll be looking forward to seeing what happens.

  • Bpope3006

    i would like to see more screen shots of custom roms tips and tricks of whats new and what these roms offer, the lastest apps which you already do a great job of …love ya webb site keep up the good work.

  • Kswallace87

    Gotta Question, Well I woke up this morning n looked at my phone and there it is an update! So i go to download it now n it goes for lik mayb 30 seconds n then the triangle with a green android wit a (!) i had to pull the battery. Turned it on n nothing 2.1 update 1. Now yes i am rooted but wanted to be on 2.1 for the update so i can hand the droidness to the wife n take over the droid 2 era lol. But nothing, Is it bcuz i am rooted n its blocking the update to happen….??? WHERES KELLEX?!?

  • I would love a nice article about what it means to be a ROM.
    like an article of keyWords that would help a user know what they are getting into.
    OR! an interview of Cyanogen and how they came around to being the best!

  • Anonymous

    1. Plus and minuses over other roms
    2. Speed (Not sure how since quadrant is unreliable)
    3. Available themes
    4. Stock kernel and which kernel works best

  • Anonymous

    I just got Simply Stunning 4.7 today. It is amazing. Fast, never seen any lag, looks great, and has so may fun stuff in it. Go check it out.

    PS: If you want help tracking do all the ROMs and info (what build, screenshots, etc) I gladly help.

  • i need one with the wifis

    but seriously i want to talk smoothness and speed, I’m using jrummy lithium which is very fast but ever since using the galaxy s theme its laggy. I cant give it up because it so good looking!

  • Anonymous

    While the cats away…. huh.

    Great Idea Tim, I would like to see a topic on each ROM and let people just have at it with questions, comments, and what have you. In the topic subject have screenshots, standard features, special features(like litmod’s allinone script or SS script app) and what kernel is being used.

  • Anonymous

    What is a roms?

  • JohnnyD

    Would this be a manifest of ROMs just for Motorola Droids, or all Droids? It would be nice to have it broken down among the different models (D1, DInc, DX, D2 … and even my lowly, lowly Eris, which has seen some very strong Froyo builds in recent days).

    That said, the features I’d like to see rated are: Speed, Battery efficiency, Bugs, Features, OS version, Build no., Kernel version, Design, and Overall.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like the one with the more geee beeez please

    • Anonymous

      And the WHY FIES

  • Yankindasouth

    How about:

    * How long you have been running the ROM.

    * Theme availablity / theme intergration (ie any issue after theme install)

    That’s all I got for now … love the idea though!

  • Pictures
    What makes the ROM different from stock

    • Anonymous

      Roms r esentially custom systems were the creator either starts from the ground up and does it all i.e. from source, and the other type is when they take a system and tweek it to their liking. With in custom roms you can change your cpu speed ( the speed at which ur phone runs), edit the look of your phones system appearence, alows you to download certain apps that are “root only” like dropcap2 and wireless teather for root users, but I think the reason that most people have rooted their phones and installed custom roms is because they can then download the new 2.2(froyo) build, which has all kinds of new goodies like apps2sd which alows you to save apps to ur sd card instead of internal phone storage, also another thing that I really like about froyo (unknow if 2.1 does this been so long) but auto dl of any app that’s on ur phone from the market as soon as u enter in your google account, as well as auto updating of apps. I hope this helped you out a bit, the more you look into it and read up on it the easier everything gets. When this phone first came out it was awsome and I was trying to figure everything out that I could, and then you find out about rooting and your phone goes from the best to the bestest!

      • Yeah I understand all of that. What I never know is why should I pick Cyanogen over Bugless Beast or why it’s better then just rooted stock. A simple example of this is CyanogenMod let’s me change the colors of my notifications. BuglessBeast lets me pick custom scripts to run. It’s the stuff like that I want to know. The short answer is I want the ROM maker to “sell” me their ROM.

        • Anonymous

          If you want it all check out the new chevy or the litium both have customizable themes as well as script managers

  • Mr. Chips

    For those ROMs with themes available (like Sapphire) it would be nice to have screenshot sets for each theme.

    Dude, if you pull this together it could be huge! People (like me) are seriously looking for a one-stop-shop to go to for a current and curated list of all the major ROMs with proper metadata around each one.

    In addition to all the other excellent ideas I’ve seen in this comment-thread already, make sure you include a standard place for the links to the D/L and developer sites for each one and you are well on your way…

    Oh, and one last thing: As long as we are doing ROMs, you might as well include a place for things like baseband updates as well. Some of us like to play around with those as well.

    DROID LIFE FTW!

    Rich

    • Brutal. All excellent! Thanks! 🙂

    • Mr. Chips

      Sorry – one more thing just sprung to mind: You should denote “built from source” vs. “modded stock”.

      Rich

    • Droidinmind

      I Write DROIDLIFE.COM on Bathroom Walls!!! LOL! JK.

  • Anonymous

    personally, i think some major things to include are:1. features over other roms2. speed tests (linpack, quadrant, etc.)3. launcher (stock, adw, LP, sense)4. AOSP or Cyanogen or leaked build5. this one would be for future development of the manifest: device (D1, D-inc, DX?, D2?)

    • Flyinion

      Shouldn’t 4 be AOSP, Cyanogen, or leaked build?

      • Anonymous

        yes it should. it magically changed. 😛

  • Darren B

    Use Linpack to benchmark if Quadrant isn’t reliable anymore.

    Also, known kernels it plays well with would be a nice touch.

  • Robpsmith69

    Speed & smoothness
    What apps come with it I.e. does it have Facebook twitter amozonmp3. Or at least if you can remove
    Themes
    OC kernels
    Battery use
    Tools available (personally love the system tool that you can get for Lithium Mod)

    • Orion

      Abso-freakin-lutely. Speed and smoothness, ftw. The only thing I’d add is stability. Those are the most important things, in my opinion. And, Tim, you are the man. I have been hoping for some expert advice on this as I never know which ROM to pick, and it’s all a bit daunting to me to just try them all. Can’t wait to see some Ultimate Droid v. BB v. SS matchups. 🙂

      • Oh, like a straight up custom ROM battles! That would be DOPE! 🙂

  • PyroHoltz

    Stability
    Performance
    Features
    Battery Life(tough I know)
    Free memory
    Revision frequency

  • Anonymous

    I’d definitely like to see what version of the OS it’s based off of and the date it was released. Sometimes it gets confusing seeing a ton of numbers floating around and trying to remember what is what. I’d also like a list of possible themes under each ROM. Oh oh, and whether LauncherPro runs smoothly on it…having redraw problems right now with BB 0.4.

  • M1ghtysauc3

    I have Kellex held hostage until I receive froyo ota for my Droid. Your move Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      It is ok, Kellex Verizon will save you. Wait, it going to be another week… sorry now another month… well I guess sometime by the end of next year…

      It was nice knowing you.

    • *Tightens ropes on Kellex*
      ooooooh can I keep him! I’ll feed him and walk him everyday!

      • M1ghtysauc3

        Sure. But dont let your guard down. Not until our demands are met.

    • M1ghtysauc3

      OK I just received froyo. At 4 am too. Hmmmm. Kellex has been released.

      • Garmiblis

        Nooooooo, it was a ruse. The froyo didn’t get the Flash sprinkles. Hold on to the prisoner.

        • M1ghtysauc3

          Go to 4shared.com and type adobe.apk in search bar.

  • Sput

    I like this idea. I have two Droids. I use one for regular use and use the other one for testing kernels, ROMs, and themes. With these two phones and my friends Droid, I’ve come to realize that all Droids are not created equal. For example, on my regular phone, I have BB .4 with a P3 1.1Ghz Low Voltage kernel and it runs amazingly. I put the same combo on my test Droid phone and it locks up and reboots. My friend’s phone had the same issue. Anyone else come across the same thing?

    • Anonymous

      Yes I just received a warranty replacement and the setup I had on my first droid wouldn’t boot…i agree all droids are not created equal lol…

      • Sput

        Strange stuff.

    • 100% agree. Silly things like RSD Lite not working on my Droid. I had to go through a whole mess with EZ Root.

  • Eric Whitaker

    I feel that ease of install should be put on here also even it may seem a little unnecessary, but when it came to sapphire and ultimatedroid it took a very long time for me to get everything working properly so that could be a negative in some peoples eyes. Just a thought.

    • Tried to put saphirei 1.0 and my phone just kept looping on the boot animation

  • Kaufkin

    not sure how to implement it, but “Stock w/ Root / Near stock / custom / very custom” and Noob friendly (Y/N)

  • menno mobile.

    Please put if the froyo auto app restore is enabled. I was ticked when I downloaded simply stunning and had to reinstall all my apps. Why isn’t this standard?

    • It should be actually lol
      Yes, that is a big gripe for me too. I’m on it 🙂

      • Anonymous

        but with simply stunning, he tells you not to wipe… and if you have to, he has an app to backup all of your apps and restore them. just sayin.

  • Tom

    Quadrant Score, Screen Shot, Smoothness, Hardware Requirements, Kernels

    • Due to quadrant scores being manipulated very easily, they aren’t very reliable anymore. :-/
      I’ll see what I can do for you 🙂

      • Tom

        They can be manipulated yes, but maybe an average quadrant score that takes out the outlyers? Or have a trustworthy source do the benchmarks.

  • BostonB

    Omg best idea ever

    • That’s pretty much what I was thinking 😉 lol

  • Seriously, Its like Timotato and Mrpicolas have taken over Droid-Life, What did you guys do to Kellex?? =P

    [JD]

    • Check in my basement…..whoops did I say that?!? lol NVM!

    • Anonymous

      i kinda like it. hopefully it will add on to my droid-*life* experience!!!!!

  • batterie

    Here are some helpful categories, can’t wait for this to be done
    Smoothness:
    Speed:
    Bugs:
    Features:
    Kernel Version:
    Overall:

    • Excellent. You and me are definitely sharing the same ideas 🙂
      Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you, all the categories you listed sounds right on.. Only one thing, list ALL the roms, just because there was a pi$$ing fight in the rom world with Blackdroid, make sure you include his rom too. His roms are all his and have more goodies in them than any of the others.. I have tested all the big roms and none compare..

      • Droidinmind

        Ultimate Droid 6.0 runs so SMOOTH on my Droid1!!! P3Droid 1100 kernel. LauncherPro Plus…. cool temps, NO FC”s, Fast!!!!! some Re-draws, but no deal killer! I would like to see all ROM’S included! I’ve tested them all also.

  • Anonymous

    maybe timotato and mrpicolas and kellex are all the same person under different names…

    • Anonymous

      HMMMMMM. I’ve never seen them all in the in the same place before. Well, I’ve never seen any of them before, but that’s beside the point

    • Anonymous

      Split personality. That explains a lot.

    • tbaybe

      i’ve seen 2 out of 3 at the same place.. 🙂

  • Chris G

    I’d like to see Froyo on the D1 which was supposed to finish today. Still waiting.

    Of course i’m rooting again once i prove unrooting worked.

    • Anonymous

      I was at a VZW store today to get a new battery… um… bad news to the unrooted… the 2.2 update has been halted for a second time… the line at tech services was very long… apparently there is an issue in there, if your phone has a bad battery, it is starting the update, but not re-installing anything… NO OS at all.

      The poor tech guy had reflashed 12 droids today alone.

  • fyi: our /aligncenterimage is not working 😉 lol
    I swear….

    • Anonymous

      Tim any idea if asurion got more droids in yet? Mines freezing up sometimes. Wanted to see if I can get a free upgrade lol.

  • Mrpicolas

    lol wheres kellex??? jk this is win for sure