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Old 01-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #316
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So what custom ROMs are popular here? Any?

Right now I'm running McSense on my Droid Incredible. I like it, but I'm hitting that low memory error that plagues CM7 ROMs.

I'm looking into MIUI right now... looks nice so far. I may put it on my Nook Color first, just to see if I like it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #317
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So what custom ROMs are popular here? Any?

Right now I'm running McSense on my Droid Incredible. I like it, but I'm hitting that low memory error that plagues CM7 ROMs.

I'm looking into MIUI right now... looks nice so far. I may put it on my Nook Color first, just to see if I like it.
I've been using a tweaked CM7.2 rom called MROM. It's pretty fast and haven't had any issues except that tango won't transmit audio during a video call. That's the only bug I've hit since I stared using it 2 months ago. Thinking of trying MIUI myself because it's built on the stock rom, so maybe Tango will work right.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #318
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Day 4 with my iPhone, and it's still way better!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #319
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Day 4 with my iPhone, and it's still way better!
Haven't you got something else to do? Like an iTunes update...

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #320
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Another Apple fanboi






I've known too many iPhones to crash, brick or otherwise mess up.
And the screen breaks if ya look at it funny.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:30 PM   #321
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Day 4 with my iPhone, and it's still way better!
Have you ported anything else over to it?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:17 AM   #322
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Another Apple fanboi

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I've known too many iPhones to crash, brick or otherwise mess up.
And the screen breaks if ya look at it funny.


Not even once yet, but android phone would crash almost daily. I used to tease iPhone users before, just like you, but call me a convert
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:07 AM   #323
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Not even once yet, but android phone would crash almost daily. I used to tease iPhone users before, just like you, but call me a convert
If your phone (no matter what kind) is crashing frequently, it's probably the hardware failing. All the smartphone platforms are pretty solid these days.

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Old 01-22-2013, 09:07 AM   #324
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That is pretty much what I figured out, too. My wife's Galaxy S was and is perfect. Her GPS works fine, the battery life is great even with bluetooth and wifi on and everything works like it should. But mine bought at the same time with the exact same software build and apps crashed constantly, always failed to accept OTA updates, battery life sucked and the GPS rarely worked. So clearly it was a hardware issue with that phone. I should have taken it back that first week as soon as I noticed it wasn't behaving well.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:12 AM   #325
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Went to the Sprint store this morning.
The new version of my EVO 4 doesn't look too great.

Galaxy S3 looks good but it's bigger than the phone I have now.

Been looking into waiting a month or so and checking out a Blackberry 10.
Looks ok but i don't know what apps will be available for it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #326
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Went to the Sprint store this morning.
The new version of my EVO 4 doesn't look too great.

Galaxy S3 looks good but it's bigger than the phone I have now.

Been looking into waiting a month or so and checking out a Blackberry 10.
Looks ok but i don't know what apps will be available for it.
BlackBerry 10 will either save RIM or it'll be the last thing they ever do.

It's a big gamble. I lost out once when I spent huge money on the Nokia N900. It was one of the best phones ever made, but a few months after it was released Nokia decided to stop development on the operating system. The phone still works, but never became what it should have.

I think a lot of BB fans will wait and see before buying into 10 and if it's not all it's claimed to be, and isn't as good as iOS or Android, there's no way RIM will recover, and you could be left with an unsupported buggy phone.

Or not. Who the hell knows!
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #327
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That is how I see it too, it will save them or they are done.
I'll see how it looks, and if its good I'll gamble on it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:07 PM   #328
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The problem is a few of their big selling-points are server based (BB messenger for example) so if the company goes under, there's a good chance you'll lose functionality.

Apps aren't a concern for me. I'm a huge geek and I have maybe 25 apps installed. As long as the "big" apps are present like Skype, Evernote and Instagram they'll be fine. Somehow people put too much importance on whether an OS has 700,000 apps, much like megapixels are how cameras are judged.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #329
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Mounting GNEX for off-road?

Howdy--I am taking part in the Taste of Dakar next week (2 day off-road ride in Nevada, with GPX routes) on a DR650, and want to use my Galaxy Nexus for navigation.

First, what app should I be using to run the GPS routes?

Second, how should I mount the phone? From this thread, it looks like an aqua box makes the phone overheat.

Maybe I can just use an X-Grip RAM phone mount? will that be a terrible idea?

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:55 AM   #330
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I've got both mounts; Aquabox makes the viewing in bright daylight slightly more difficult but not terrible. Heat can be a problem if air temp is above 65F or so. The X-grip works very well but it may make you nervous the first time unless it is rotated into landscape mode (two arms are underneath and you're not relying on friction alone). I did a 2500-mile trip with it in both orientations and had zero trouble. I even recorded stable video on my phone in portrait mode on Deal's Gap and Cherahola Skyway runs. Only problem is moisture.
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