Jumped Ship again! 04/22/2010
Alrighty, so OpenEclair was great for an Eclair rom but things were jut too slow. The lack of camera plus not being able to watch videos made me eventually move back to a doughnut ROM.
First lets discuss OpenEclair 1.3. OE was a great ROM it incorporated several features that were unavailable to the G1 users and that's what made it so appealing. It had live wallpapers and that nifty little Nexus launcher. Unfortunately these two features had there flaws that were bearable for those who really wanted them. The live wallpaperrs seemed to reset to a standard on live wallpaper just when you wernt looking. So much in fact, that I just stopped setting live wallpapers. On the other hand the Nexus launcher was great. It gave a new flash to the apps screen that you could show off to your freinds and that alone would have kept me on OE until another ROM came about that offered something better. Sadly the trade off for the launcher was that when leaving the app screen or a program you ended up with a black screen or a frozen main screen. Again, a bearable trade off for the latest and greatest but not desirable.
Then entered HTCClays FastTest 3.1.1. Sure its a doughnut ROM but it was themed so that it had a similar launcher to the Nexus launcher and all the features, like camera and video, worked. I ended up trying it and I havent had to wait on my phone once since I switched. It truly is the fastest ROM Ive gotten thee chance to played with. It is on a different level as far as appearance goes. Most of the icons and everything else have been redesigned and they look down right professional. So far the only flaw I have run across is the fact that I cant download some apps from the market. Most work but I havent been able to get Replica Island....which is killing me. Its not even a terribly great game but the fact that I cant get it is making me obsess over it.
As usual all the ROMs I test and try can be found at AndroidSpin