JB stability and compatibility with current apps...
Just prior to my Summer vacation, I got my drivers in order and was about to unlock/root/install JB ROM. I paused there due to a lack of time to devote to the rest of the process. Two things that keep me from rooting right now are overall stability and app compatibility. Two questions...
1. Which of the available JB ROMs is the most stable (no re-booting, or glitches with basic stuff like data connection, camera and gallery)?
2. Does JB have issues with the following apps I use all the time?
08-03-2012 06:05 AM
1. Really any of the "big name" JB ROMs are stable. I'm on JellyBelly 3.6 and have had no problems other than long start ups sometimes.
2. Only app I use out of that list is AirDroid and never had an issue.
Thanks Dez - AirDroid is an app I can't easily live without. Good to hear it works on JB.
I might root this weekend - time allowing.
Would sure hate to be in that boat of GNex users that go back to stock after finding out that the available ROM's have "issues". Guess I gotta just jump!
The JB ROMs that are out now are made from source. They're more stable than the early ones that were based off a GSM nandroid backup. Plenty to choose from. There are a bunch of stock-ish ROMs as well as ones with more features & tweaks.
Thanks! Can you recommend a ROM that is close to stock with less tweaks/features?
As Mujibar said, most of the ROMs you'll find now are based on AOSP. However, there are some ROMs that may not play nice with your phone specifically. Just a trial and error process, but if you stick with the "big name" ROMs, you really shouldn't have any problems.
JellyBelly is a ROM that's pretty much stock. The tweaks aren't noticeable except for battery life and speed, but other than that there's no "ROM control" options or anything like that. I've been on it for about a month and it has been extremely stable.
Another tip, do yourself a favor and flash the JB Bootloader. This will make a huge difference in boot up time though sometimes it may take a minute or two, better than waiting up to 5 minutes on the Google screen with the ICS bootloader though.