info52

What is the best rom for a HTC desire HD?

I'm after stability first, and then speed.

Most Useful Answer mrew42  Apr. 11, 2011 at 10:09

I've got Cyanogen 7 RC4 on my Desire. I love it. Very stable and very fast using 2.3.3 as its basis. There is probably more support overall for this ROM than any other, so i'd recommend giving it a go.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 10, 2011 at 23:00

I haven't played with any ROMs when I had my HTC Desire HD, but I'm sure anyone who could give you some advice here, might ask you what version of Android you're interested in?! 2.1 or 2.2 or doesn't matter.... ;)
Good luck :)

mrew42  Apr. 11, 2011 at 10:09

I've got Cyanogen 7 RC4 on my Desire. I love it. Very stable and very fast using 2.3.3 as its basis. There is probably more support overall for this ROM than any other, so i'd recommend giving it a go.

info52  Apr. 12, 2011 at 17:20

I'm after the most recent stable version, so I suppose Gingerbread and then Froyo. But this has to be in terms of stability.

I've heard a lot of good things about Cyanogen, except that the GPS implementation doesn't' work for most people. Is that true?

mrew42  Apr. 13, 2011 at 09:16

Since yesterday Cyanogen is in full 7 mode now (no more release candidates). So far everything works extremely well. GPS was never an issue for me and has always worked.
You will lose the HTC Sense interface, but that's no bad thing as it can be a bit laggy. I recommend Open Home 6. some nice transition features and high level of customisation of your home screens.

info52  Apr. 18, 2011 at 21:48

I followed your advice mrew42 and installed Cyanogen 7 - what a great ROM! Custom ROMs really do bring out the best in Android. My phone feels much faster, leaner and I now have even more customization features.

I must say though that rooting it was harder than with my old T-Mobile Pulse. It's not for the faint hearted (I'm a software developer and it took me time to work out what was going wrong whilst using Cyanogen's latest instructions and following their wiki).

mrew42  Apr. 19, 2011 at 09:30

@info52: Nice one. Glad you think it's worth the effort (I do)
Yes, rooting can be a bit, erm, buttock clenching at first but once you wrap your head round it, it's not too bad. I was spoiled with my HTC Desire thanks to unrevoked, which is pretty much (once you've got the USB drivers sorted out) a one click root.
Enjoy :)

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