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Stock Os Or This Mod?
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:37 AM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:50 AM
Custom OSes are designed to be lighter-weight and/or driven towards a specific purpose. I haven't got Cyanogenmod installed yet, but I'm trying to because it's been cleaned out and offers a host of new features-- not to mention that it's rooted.
That said, it's actively developed and there are bound to be loose ends associated with it. But in most rooters' opinions you will find that the control that gain from a good ROM can easily beat anything that the stock will give you, if the ROM was designed to work well with your phone.
For instance, I did an SBF flash from stock Verizon Droid X ROM to Motorola Milestone X, which eliminated all of the bloatware and cleaned the phone out. I found that it ran so fast that I almost didn't feel like putting a mod on. However, the features of Cyanogen are so incredibly attractive that I still find myself compelled.
One more thing: Lots of ROMs support overclocking, which increases performance if you do it right. Stock roms generally disallow this in order to protect the hardware, and drive home the "Buy a faster phone!" point.
Nutshell: Stability goes to STOCK, Performance and Customization undoubtedly go to ROMs. For this mod, I cannot yet say.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:27 AM
BTW someone please answer my other thread, thanks again!
THIS-SITE/topic/55480-xperia-arc-s-lt18a-compatibility/ (can't post links yet).
Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:14 PM
What I have noticed, unlike stock OS, you can customize the launch (choose number of pages, number of rows, etc.) The lockscreen can also be customized (extra shortcuts.) As with Sony stock OS, you can change themes. Another thing I like is that the notification bar/ drawer is customisable.
You can also overclock your phone and change memory settings to allow your phone to run faster.
I have the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc and the new CM9 RC1 is working ok on it (the occasional stutter does occur). As you should know, the Arc S has a faster processor than my Arc so your phone should run perfectly.
I see you also said you like to have the latest software running. I'm not counting on Sony to give us Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). They want to sell their new NXT range. If Sony decides to give it to us, be prepared to wait.
Hope you can use some of this information
Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:24 AM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:09 AM