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jloya
08-15-2011, 09:59 AM
Hey Guys,

Ive been ruining MIUI now for a few weeks and overall I really enjoy this rom. 5 point lock screen makes it so I rarely even have to fully unlock the phone, drop down text notifications are stellar, customization and overall smoothness is unmatched, I feel like this is how android should be out of the box. However there are a few things that I just dont know if I can handle

1. Battery life is just bad, I wake up at 5am and by 7am its dropped 20%. This is with about 10 minutes of streaming pandora while im in the shower and thats it. Possibly a few texts....by 1pm if I have not plugged in my phone its just about dead. I can deal with this while at work because I sit at a computer all day but after work / weekends is where it really kills me.

2. Losing service, this has just happened the past couple days but I will look down at my phone and there will be a tiny X above where the service bars normally are, this can only be resolved by restarting the phone. I really cant have this happening for obvious reasons.

To combat the battery issues I have lowered my brightness and done numerous battery calibrations, while it has improved slightly its still poor

losing service I did a wipe/factory reset...still happens randomly...

Because of this I have started to look into DSX and or shuji? Everyone has said DSX has amazing battery life and is very stable, can anyone weigh in on this? Would swapping from miui to dsx require alot of work? Of course if you have solutions/work arounds for my to main issues with miui id love to hear about them :)

Bkdodger
08-15-2011, 10:50 AM
Although Miui 1.8.5 was showing better battery life ..I find 10% an hr about right on CM based roms for me and if heavy use mid afternoon charging ...Im currently testing Darkslide and the battery is def what the hype is all about ....Im impressed with rom as well...
You would need to sbf then install GB two part to. 596 to then flash Darkslide if you wish to try...

Sent from elGato's X..
"I will not flash today...I will not flash tonight ..oh who am I kidding...."

gbrinn
08-15-2011, 11:31 AM
Not to necessarily hijack this thread but based on what you're saying, Bk, MIUI is based off of Cyanogen Mod? I ask because I honestly don't know squat about the custom ROMs. I've been thinking about trying one or more out, (and now to the thread related part...) but I can't go charge my phone in the middle of the day once classes start back in the Fall. I tried Googling Darkslide, but didn't get much other than some forum references, near the bottom of the first search page. Other references were about photography on an iPod, etc.

jloya
08-15-2011, 11:34 AM
Not to necessarily hijack this thread but based on what you're saying, Bk, MIUI is based off of Cyanogen Mod? I ask because I honestly don't know squat about the custom ROMs. I've been thinking about trying one or more out, (and now to the thread related part...) but I can't go charge my phone in the middle of the day once classes start back in the Fall. I tried Googling Darkslide, but didn't get much other than some forum references, near the bottom of the first search page. Other references were about photography on an iPod, etc.

DarkSlide - X (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/darkslide-x/)

gbrinn
08-15-2011, 11:36 AM
Thanks, jloya.

Continue on with the battery discussion. It might help me make up my mind as to whether or not I flash to something else or stay Moto'd.

jloya
08-15-2011, 11:38 AM
it is my understanding that Darkslide battery is one of the best if not thee best, meaning it would out perform your current set up.

MIUI is just so beautiful and smooth....although 3 1/2 hours later im at 50-60 percent..no bueno

looks like ill be giving darkslide a try

jloya
08-15-2011, 11:42 AM
hey guys, found a few links for darkslide but am confused as to which one

[/URL][url]http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/6155-darkslide-v4-2-a.html (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/6155-darkslide-v4-2-a-173.html)

or

DarkSlide X is here! (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/8097-darkslide-x-here.html)

gbrinn
08-15-2011, 11:48 AM
hey guys, found a few links for darkslide but am confused as to which one

DarkSlide v4.2 (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/6155-darkslide-v4-2-a.html)

or

DarkSlide X is here! (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/8097-darkslide-x-here.html)

And as a potential ROM-flashing noob, I'm even more confused. I guess the good news about DSX is that I'm already on the rooted, 2-part GB.

1KDS
08-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Moving thread to the GB ROMs section.

cory46
08-15-2011, 11:51 AM
You want darkslide if on 596 ginger
And there is a " battery fix" supposedly in new version of miui you can apply it to older versions of you want to do some tinkering

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jloya
08-15-2011, 11:54 AM
You want darkslide if on 596 ginger
And there is a " battery fix" supposedly in new version of miui you can apply it to older versions of you want to do some tinkering

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can you link this battery fix? I am intrigued....

milski65
08-15-2011, 11:57 AM
I run both dsx and shuji. I assure you that you won't be disappointed with battery life. Even streaming 5 hours continuous netflix I still have battery left.

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gbrinn
08-15-2011, 12:00 PM
Battery after 5 hours of NF streaming? Wow. I know I couldn't get away with that on my Moto GB. I'd have to plug up to the charger to keep going.

Wulf
08-15-2011, 12:06 PM
Have to agree with DSX, the best battery life for me came from that rom.

What rom am I on? He'll, whatever one just got updated...

Bkdodger
08-15-2011, 12:08 PM
Darkslide X is currently the one Im trying ...battery life on GB. 596 is much better than any 2init (CM based roms) currently IMO ...

Sent from elGato's X..
"I will not flash today...I will not flash tonight ..oh who am I kidding...."

cory46
08-15-2011, 12:22 PM
can you link this battery fix? I am intrigued....

havent used it I am actually doing it to my build Im using currently and going to test but here it is an an example... all credit of course goes to x13thangelx as far as I know he/they are the ones to come up with it im just passing along and it is in the current miui build released by framework43

old miui power_profile.xml is like so (1.7.22 - 1.8.5)



<array name="cpu.speeds">
<value>800000</value>
<value>700000</value>
<value>600000</value>
<value>550000</value>
<value>500000</value>
<value>250000</value>
<value>125000</value>
</array>
<item name="cpu.idle">4</item>
<array name="cpu.active">
<value>280</value>
<value>236</value>
<value>207</value>
<value>182</value>
<value>165</value>
<value>87</value>
<value>66</value>
</array>
</device>


the battery "fix" is as follows



<array name="cpu.speeds">
<value>1000000</value>
<value>800000</value>
<value>600000</value>
<value>300000</value>
</array>
<item name="cpu.idle">4</item>
<array name="cpu.active">
<value>280</value>
<value>200</value>
<value>120</value>
<value>40</value>
</array>


slightly different cpu scaling and idle is changed so on builds with this not included you can navigate after you decompile and then go to xml power_profile.xml add it to the corresponding spots compile and push back to your device. To add revnumbers also has this included in his non official cm7 nightlies

gbrinn
08-15-2011, 12:24 PM
Looking at the DSX-related threads on DW now. I like the idea of extra battery life without the hassle of the larger batteries.

gbrinn
08-15-2011, 12:42 PM
Oooh...so DSX has Blur. I like my Moto contacts shortcuts, etc. Much more appealing.

milski65
08-15-2011, 01:24 PM
Battery after 5 hours of NF streaming? Wow. I know I couldn't get away with that on my Moto GB. I'd have to plug up to the charger to keep going.

That was at 35% brightness, which is what I always leave my screen at. Casino, then Iron Man 2. Over wifi.

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jloya
08-15-2011, 01:25 PM
havent used it I am actually doing it to my build Im using currently and going to test but here it is an an example... all credit of course goes to x13thangelx as far as I know he/they are the ones to come up with it im just passing along and it is in the current miui build released by framework43

old miui power_profile.xml is like so (1.7.22 - 1.8.5)



<array name="cpu.speeds">
<value>800000</value>
<value>700000</value>
<value>600000</value>
<value>550000</value>
<value>500000</value>
<value>250000</value>
<value>125000</value>
</array>
<item name="cpu.idle">4</item>
<array name="cpu.active">
<value>280</value>
<value>236</value>
<value>207</value>
<value>182</value>
<value>165</value>
<value>87</value>
<value>66</value>
</array>
</device>


the battery "fix" is as follows



<array name="cpu.speeds">
<value>1000000</value>
<value>800000</value>
<value>600000</value>
<value>300000</value>
</array>
<item name="cpu.idle">4</item>
<array name="cpu.active">
<value>280</value>
<value>200</value>
<value>120</value>
<value>40</value>
</array>


slightly different cpu scaling and idle is changed so on builds with this not included you can navigate after you decompile and then go to xml power_profile.xml add it to the corresponding spots compile and push back to your device. To add revnumbers also has this included in his non official cm7 nightlies

thanks cory, if you wouldnt mind letting me know how this turns out for you that would be awesome. Id rather wait to have somewhat of a confirmation before I dig into all that

gbrinn
08-15-2011, 01:38 PM
That was at 35% brightness, which is what I always leave my screen at. Casino, then Iron Man 2. Over wifi.

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Man, and I keep mine on the lowest setting all the time...

iphonekiller
08-15-2011, 05:22 PM
Battery seemed ok for me. I couldn't change the ringtone on my phone. I rewiped and installed fresh and it still didn't work. So, I went back to MoeMod. I can't say enough good things about Moe, it really does kick ass as far as batt and speed.

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bbcrackman
08-15-2011, 09:12 PM
I will answer any questions about DSX if you would like....

Bkdodger
08-15-2011, 09:25 PM
I will answer any questions about DSX if you would like....

Well I have to say my first time trying DSX was yesterday and I fully give you props for an awesome job...

Do you have any other projects / ideas coming our way ?

Sent from elGato's X..
"I will not flash today...I will not flash tonight ..oh who am I kidding...."

gbrinn
08-15-2011, 09:27 PM
I will answer any questions about DSX if you would like....

What about the new .602 update with the new radio?

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bbcrackman
08-15-2011, 09:35 PM
Well I have to say my first time trying DSX was yesterday and I fully give you props for an awesome job...

Do you have any other projects / ideas coming our way ?

Sent from elGato's X..
"I will not flash today...I will not flash tonight ..oh who am I kidding...."

Yes I have new projects coming. I will be updating DSX to the latest GB not released yet so it will be ready when we do. Also will be releasing a version for the Droid Charge


What about the new .602 update with the new radio?

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The .602 radio is better than .596 though I really havent put it through its paces. but the OS itself is a little buggy

greevedogg
08-15-2011, 09:55 PM
Out of all the froyo 2.2 ROMs that I played with, DarkSlide v4.2 was by far my favorite! Just enough blur and the battery life was amazing. When GB came out, it was a tough decision to jump ship, but eventually settled into GB .595 and I was running that pretty much stock framework and a little OC/UV with just as good battery life as DS v4.2...

I started getting the ROM itch again and started playing with DSX, and yes, what a great ROM! Battery life was close to .595 but I think it could have been even better than .595 but I probably didn't give it enough of a chance to build up some cache and calibrate the battery fully before seeing what all the MIUI hype was about...

And so currently I'm playing with MIUI 1.8.5 and I'm diggin that mostly so far...Battery life is less than ideal, so I do agree with OP in that regard. Although I do believe there will be improvements--maybe cory's onto something here...

DSX and MIUI are both great ROMs! I can't make up my mind either!

Bkdodger
08-15-2011, 09:57 PM
[QUOTE=bbcrackman;406675]Yes I have new projects coming. I will be updating DSX to the latest GB not released yet so it will be ready when we do. Also will be releasing a version for the Droid Charge


We look forward to it ..and I know someone with a charge who is going to be happy as well...txs

Sent from elGato's X..
"I will not flash today...I will not flash tonight ..oh who am I kidding...."

bbcrackman
08-15-2011, 10:08 PM
A little off topic here but I just noticed I joined here before I opened MDW.... wow, its been awhile and I only have 7 posts in almost 2 years guess I need to work on that :)

Wulf
08-15-2011, 10:26 PM
Yes I have new projects coming. I will be updating DSX to the latest GB not released yet so it will be ready when we do. I will be looking forward to it, DSX has always been one of my favorites and I always end up going back to it. Great Work!!!

bbcrackman
08-15-2011, 10:42 PM
I will be looking forward to it, DSX has always been one of my favorites and I always end up going back to it. Great Work!!!

Thanks and your themes look awesome with it! :)

Wulf
08-15-2011, 10:58 PM
Thanks and your themes look awesome with it! :)

Thank you, and you know ill update them when the update drops!!!

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gbrinn
08-15-2011, 11:20 PM
Well, I'm charging up my phone right now and going to be flashing to DSX as soon as it's at 100%. I'm looking forward to my first flash (besides the rooted GB).

Thanks, bbcrackman.

bbcrackman
08-15-2011, 11:54 PM
Well, I'm charging up my phone right now and going to be flashing to DSX as soon as it's at 100%. I'm looking forward to my first flash (besides the rooted GB).

Thanks, bbcrackman.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy it

gbrinn
08-16-2011, 02:33 AM
Thank you and I hope you enjoy it
OMFG! I just got it up and running (for some reason, on first flash attempt it was corrupted). Can I just say on my first impression how awesome it looks? I love the "dark" theme-ing. I also love that you kept the best of the "Blur" elements (like my contact shortcuts). This is fantastic!

I can't wait to see what you've got coming down the pipeline!

milski65
08-16-2011, 07:56 PM
OMFG! I just got it up and running (for some reason, on first flash attempt it was corrupted). Can I just say on my first impression how awesome it looks? I love the "dark" theme-ing. I also love that you kept the best of the "Blur" elements (like my contact shortcuts). This is fantastic!

I can't wait to see what you've got coming down the pipeline!

I'm glad you gave it a try. It really is everything you need for the X. And I'm really looking forward to BBC's update. God only knows where he'll take it.

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fernbch
08-16-2011, 09:04 PM
I can weigh in on DarkSlideX for you. I've been running it for almost three months now and it is very smooth, stable, and battery life is excellent. It is built on a pre-rooted GB 596 build so you'll need the TBH 2-part zip. I have zero complaints about DSX, BBC did an excellent job here. Wulf (he's here too) has made some very nice themes for it and flashing them is a breeze through bootstrap. The "theme" for the different themes are green, blue, red, orange, and a dark one. The name are *color*river (greenriver, blueriver, etc). He has also made a crt off mod for DSX and different lock sliders, too. If you want the scoop, head on over to MDW there is a thread with all the download links and instructions for DSX and a separate thread for all the themes.

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B1GD
08-16-2011, 10:31 PM
You would need to sbf then install GB two part to. 596 to then flash Darkslide if you wish to try...


im about to do the same. so you cant flash the 2 part over a 2nd init rom?

Zog
08-17-2011, 02:02 AM
@OP
I couldn't take miui anymore for the same reasons. Just switched back to 596, its ugly and old school but I sure missed it.

How's the speed on dsx? Liberty feels the fastest of the blurry roms to me, and I like the gingercomb theme so I'm currently on v9.

I can't decide between zs, dsx, or liberty. Lib definitely has the best themes.

- sent from my liberated dx

Wulf
08-17-2011, 05:14 AM
@OP
I couldn't take miui anymore for the same reasons. Just switched back to 596, its ugly and old school but I sure missed it.

How's the speed on dsx? Liberty feels the fastest of the blurry roms to me, and I like the gingercomb theme so I'm currently on v9.

I can't decide between zs, dsx, or liberty. Lib definitely has the best themes.

- sent from my liberated dx

I've tried the ones you mentioned and Dsx is my personal choice of blur rom. Zs is still 595 I believe but still good.

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griz.droidx
08-17-2011, 07:55 AM
Good Morning, Just caught this thread and have skimmed through most of it. Most already know I like DSX. It will never be miui(I don't use) though. This is probably not the thread, but last night I finally got around to installing the new 13p radio. I had to do it on my froyo nandroid because I have to manually activate. I went from liquid 2.6 to CM7 #62 and my battery life has taken a huge hit. So far. I have yet to calibrate but flashed on a full charge. I only flashed because I figured since liquid was probably based on a much older build of CM7 that the "battery fixes" everyone has been talking about wouldn't be in liquid 2.6. Actually, I haven't noticed any difference. I do like the extra customization you can do to liquid right out of the box. But if it can be done there, it should be able to be done in CM7.

@Zog, Liberty has the best themes? Please point me to those. Watermark'd by wulf is the nicest one I have found. Whereas on DSX, the stock theme is nice, and the rivers are nice too. It's all subjective man. I don't even think Liberty performed any better. I could be wrong. But I'd bet if that if you took DSX and Liberty, with the same amount of blur and same apps, they'd run about the same for the most part.

Sorry if I got a little off topic.

I love DSX, but I'd sure miss the customization of CM7 or MIUI. There are probably ways to get those customizations in a 596 rom, but I'm too lazy right now to find them.

jloya
08-17-2011, 08:21 AM
I will answer any questions about DSX if you would like....

its awesome to see a dev postin in threads like this, shows alot :)

I do have a few questions, it is my understanding that DSX has a fully working HDMI out?

Also do you have any plans to port implement miui type lock screens? In particular the 5 / 10 point lock screens...I find them extremelyyyyyyyy usefull

other than that I will be flashing DSX today

on another note I believe my install steps are correct but I have listed them below

Im going to SBF
root using z4
install d2 bootstrap
install 2 part GB from TBH
Install DSX from this link - DarkSlide X is here! (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/8097-darkslide-x-here.html)

griz.droidx
08-17-2011, 09:03 AM
HDMI works on DSX. Looks like your method is correct. But I'd probably wipe data/cache between 340 and 596 then again between 596 and DSX 596. That last one probably ain't a big deal, but I'd definitely wipe between froyo and gingerbread. You may have forgotten to type that step.

And I agree on the dev stuff. He posts regularly at MDW since it's his home. Yeah, I thought that was very cool.

jloya
08-17-2011, 09:15 AM
awesome thanks for the response, they havent figured out how to get a rooted xoom to play rented android market movies so looks like my X w/ DSX will have to do the job until they figure it out

fernbch
08-17-2011, 11:15 AM
HDMI works on DSX. Looks like your method is correct. But I'd probably wipe data/cache between 340 and 596 then again between 596 and DSX 596. That last one probably ain't a big deal, but I'd definitely wipe between froyo and gingerbread. You may have forgotten to type that step.

And I agree on the dev stuff. He posts regularly at MDW since it's his home. Yeah, I thought that was very cool.

Yes, you have to reset and wipe after sbf and between froyo and gb. Between 596 and dsx I've done it both ways and haven't had any issue either way. You can also skip activation until your done as it will get wiped until you're on the 596 at least.

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tribals
08-17-2011, 11:47 AM
Darkslide ran flawless and had awesome battery life.

I went back to Liberty because of Wulf's watermark theme (love the theme...props to Wulf) and being able to choose what blur to use.

Would love to see what you have next bbcrackman!! Keep up the great work. :)

Liberty v.9/Watermark theme/OC'd

duansindo
08-18-2011, 01:26 AM
it is a hard choose.i am runing the 588 fell fine

kennyfool
08-18-2011, 03:03 AM
I personally got ok battery life with MIUI about 6-7 hours on a single charge. But I was talking to a mod in another forum and he said that he gets about 15-16 hours with moderate usage on MIUI. I don't know if I should believe it or not because its hard for me to believe that anyone can get more than 12 hours on MIUI. Especially with all those lockscreen themes and animations. I went back to Liberty Froyo. I get about 13 hours on a single charge

jloya
08-18-2011, 08:23 AM
so I was jumpin around a few threads last night and came across one thing that I believe may substantially help your battery. MIUI has a data monitoring app that monitors all your data calls text etc. You can go into the app called "monitor" and turn this off. I did this last night halfway through a charge and made it 12 hours total. Ive charged my phone all night, woke up at 5:15 and used the battery calibration app. Im curious to see how it will fair today.

its now 6:20 here and ive streamed about 25 minutes of pandora, 10 of those minutes were using a bluetooth connection driving to work. My battery is @ 84%.....we will see how to day does but I have a huge concert coming up this weekend "Rock the Bells" :) and I need a phone that lastssss this weekend

I wish somecould port the 5/10 point lock screen....

qdtphotog
08-18-2011, 09:18 AM
I tried out MIUI for the last 2 weeks and, though it's a beautiful rom, it's too buggy and battery life as the OP already mentioned: sucks! So I'm thinking about trying Darkslide. The question is can I just flash it after wiping everything and not having to sbf back to froyo first? Thanks.

phantomworks
08-18-2011, 09:41 AM
@kennyfool I am on miui 8.12 and have been 14 hours off the charger and still have 43% battery left. Moderate usage, obviously but still... As someone mentioned, turn off the data monitor. I also use juice defender and overclock/undervolt. And I am liking the advanced auto brightness options that are available. Keep screen as dim as possible while still clear enough to see..

Bkdodger
08-18-2011, 09:46 AM
I tried out MIUI for the last 2 weeks and, though it's a beautiful rom, it's too buggy and battery life as the OP already mentioned: sucks! So I'm thinking about trying Darkslide. The question is can I just flash it after wiping everything and not having to sbf back to froyo first? Thanks.

If you don't have a stock backup of froyo to restore then you need to sbf..
Download two park gingerbread .596 now ..then sbf...z4 get root and after reboot get d2 bootstrap ...install two part to gingerbread as per instructions once on GB ..then you can install Darkslide zip ..

Sent from elGato's X..
"I will not flash today...I will not flash tonight ..oh who am I kidding...."

qdtphotog
08-18-2011, 09:49 AM
If you don't have a stock backup of froyo to restore then you need to sbf..
Download two park gingerbread .596 now ..then sbf...z4 get root and after reboot get d2 bootstrap ...install two part to gingerbread as per instructions once on GB ..then you can install Darkslide zip ..

Sent from elGato's X..
"I will not flash today...I will not flash tonight ..oh who am I kidding...."

No, I don't have a froyo back up so I'll sbf. Thanks!

Carpetman
08-18-2011, 09:58 AM
I will answer any questions about DSX if you would like....
What do we do for wireless tethering on DSX?

milski65
08-18-2011, 10:40 AM
What do we do for wireless tethering on DSX?

Barnacle was mentioned but I've had no luck. Horrible reception area for me though. I'm going to try Wugfresh this weekend.

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3rotorRX8
08-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Barnacle was mentioned but I've had no luck. Horrible reception area for me though. I'm going to try Wugfresh this weekend.

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Wugs is the best, has worked for me on many Roms

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Carpetman
08-18-2011, 01:13 PM
Barnacle was mentioned but I've had no luck. Horrible reception area for me though. I'm going to try Wugfresh this weekend.

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Barnacle isn't wireless is it ?

milski65
08-18-2011, 02:14 PM
It's not like 2 0 7 wireless, which is what I was using, but it was giving me intermittent access on my ipad. Not sure of Barnacle main function as a wireless app, but I've heard nothing but great reviews on wugs.

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fernbch
08-18-2011, 03:46 PM
DSX battery life........

I came off the charger at 6:30 this morning, sent a couple dozen or so texts, about 15 min on the phone, and have been surfin for the last 25 minutes via wifi and my battery is at 80% right now. It'll be 9-10pm or later before I go back on the charger. Historically I'll be between 20-30% when I do. By that time I'll have 2-3 hours on the web, forums, a call or three, and a few texts, too.

My Droid Thrives on the DarkSlide!!!

Wulf
08-18-2011, 04:00 PM
DSX battery life........

I came off the charger at 6:30 this morning, sent a couple dozen or so texts, about 15 min on the phone, and have been surfin for the last 25 minutes via wifi and my battery is at 80% right now. It'll be 9-10pm or later before I go back on the charger. Historically I'll be between 20-30% when I do. By that time I'll have 2-3 hours on the web, forums, a call or three, and a few texts, too.

My Droid Thrives on the DarkSlide!!!

+1, on your way to promote dsx. Going back to Dsx with radio after done with my testing.

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jloya
08-22-2011, 10:38 AM
switched to DSX on friday and here is my experience

had a concert coming up this weekend (rock the bells) and I really was skeptical taking my X with the MIUI Rom on it, I loved the look and overall feel of the ROM but the battery life is just terrible, camera would open and work when it felt like it, video camera is another story and it dropped service...all 4 which where important when at a concert or any big event

DSX has been praised quite a bit throughout multiple forums and now I can see why. I have never had a ROM and just worked so well. I didnt have to install any patches or fixes everything was just good to go. Using WULFS 1CWM session thread made things even easier. It took 8-10 minutes to switch from MIUI to dsx with no issues at all.

after using the ROM all weekend pretty heavily id say I have a pretty good idea on its performance and battery life. Friday I loaded the ROM and got home at about 330pm, no themes or anything like that...I welcomed the feel of the stock launcher along with the Motorola widgets...there not as pretty as some you can find and DL but they are highly functional and serve there purpose well.

I streamed pandora from 4pm until about 7-730 over 3g.....then we hoped in the car for a two hour drive....opened maps, connected to GPS... no issues at all, ready to go...then I turned on bluetooth...typed in my password and connected to my stereo...again no problem, turned on some more pandora and off we went...I had GPS audio through the stereo along with pandora....everything worked wonderfulllyyy....I had the phone lock up once...this was about 1-120mins in, that required a battery pull, keep in mind I was streaming pandora, connected via bluetooth, using the nav and at the time web browsing...this is quite the strain on any rom. After reinserting the battery I did not have any further issues through the weekend.

throughout the concert I took multiple pictures, videos...everything opened right away...it felt so nice having the HD camera and video recorder back. From when I woke up the morning of the concert around 9-10am..using maps to find breakfast/liqour store etc.... all the way through the entire concert, going out after the concert.... everything....I woke up around 9am with 40 percent battery

I really couldnt be happier with this ROM, while it may not be as pretty as MIUI, bottom line is it just works, everything works

id give it a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone

Wulf
08-22-2011, 11:07 AM
Dsx is real good with battery life and it is smooth. Welcome to the darkslide.

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qdtphotog
08-22-2011, 11:11 AM
I have a vacation coming up in October. I'll need to switch to DSX for the trip to conserve the battery. Thanks for sharing your experience with it. BTW, did you flash it over MIUI or did you have to sbf back to froyo?

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The persuader
08-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Curious....
So where is this ROM found?

Its Bubba

jloya
08-22-2011, 11:29 AM
@qdtphotog - I used the "Going from 2nd Init to 596 Rom install" found here http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/gingerbread-development-hacking/34522-going-cm7-based-rom-596-backup-one-clockwork-session.html , worked flawlessly...however I used the odexed all in one.zip rather than the deodexed.zip because the deo one had caused some people issues

@persuader - ROM found here DarkSlide X is here! (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-roms/8097-darkslide-x-here.html)

The persuader
08-22-2011, 11:35 AM
Disregard found the link...

Its Bubba

3rotorRX8
08-22-2011, 11:40 AM
Disregard found the link...

Its Bubba

You jumping ship to lol

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The persuader
08-22-2011, 12:43 PM
Afternoon 3rotor....

Heck no...I'm having an Awesome Time on Muni...so far.

Curiosity with Chevy & now The Darkside...
I have to step "Out Of The Box" to see if they are really better...I do know all ROM's when New have their challenges...remember Liberty.

I'm just being a little Flasher... (*)

I'm still on Miui...working thru the pieces...



Its Bubba

3rotorRX8
08-22-2011, 12:49 PM
Afternoon 3rotor....

Heck no...I'm having an Awesome Time on Muni...so far.

Curiosity with Chevy & now The Darkside...
I have to step "Out Of The Box" to see if they are really better...I do know all ROM's when New have their challenges...remember Liberty.

I'm just being a little Flasher... (*)

I'm still on Miui...working thru the pieces...



Its Bubba

Good afternoon Bubba, ssx is sweet and easy to get to from miui, darkslide is probably the smoothest most stable out there and everything works.
I agree miui is the absolute s@"$ and that's why I deal with the data drops and battery life , but that's getting old really fast so may turn back to the Darkslide soon.

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qdtphotog
08-22-2011, 01:20 PM
@qdtphotog - I used the "Going from 2nd Init to 596 Rom install" found here http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/gingerbread-development-hacking/34522-going-cm7-based-rom-596-backup-one-clockwork-session.html , worked flawlessly...however I used the odexed all in one.zip rather than the deodexed.zip because the deo one had caused some people issues

Thanks, I need to bookmark that! I really like MIUI interface and customization, and I'm always near an outlet at home and work so I'm sticking with MIUI. But when I travel, I'll need something that's battery friendly like Darkslide.

The persuader
08-22-2011, 01:22 PM
3rotor...
Hello You..this Me

DS...is it 2 int friendly...are we talking an SBF to GB D-Side?

If not, the typical protocol when flashing a New ROM?

Its Bubba

jloya
08-22-2011, 01:41 PM
3rotor...
Hello You..this Me

DS...is it 2 int friendly...are we talking an SBF to GB D-Side?

If not, the typical protocol when flashing a New ROM?

Its Bubba


if you use the instructions found here Going from a CM7 based rom to a .596 backup in one Clockwork session (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/gingerbread-development-hacking/34522-going-cm7-based-rom-596-backup-one-clockwork-session.html) you can jump between any rom in 10 minutes w/ out SBF

3rotorRX8
08-22-2011, 01:53 PM
3rotor...
Hello You..this Me

DS...is it 2 int friendly...are we talking an SBF to GB D-Side?

If not, the typical protocol when flashing a New ROM?

Its Bubba

Sbf then z4 then TBH 2part to get to DS, I believe the post above works only if u have a backup of DS but I could be wrong

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The persuader
08-22-2011, 01:56 PM
Thanks jloya...

Just so you know...Im quite the SBF'er...LOL...The less Steps for me, the better...If I have to SBF...so be it...

Its Bubba

jloya
08-22-2011, 02:25 PM
Thanks jloya...

Just so you know...Im quite the SBF'er...LOL...The less Steps for me, the better...If I have to SBF...so be it...

Its Bubba

lol as am I, ive gotten myself in a few sticky situations which required an sbf....overall im thankful it happened because atleast I am now familiar with SBFing haha

I was really happy to find the thread listed above though, its made switching ROMS alot easier especiall if you wanna go from a 2-init to 596 or vice versa

The persuader
08-22-2011, 02:47 PM
jloya...
Being able to Switch ROM's Like 2 init or 596 is Priceless...

Wouldn't be Nice to be able to Toggle from 2 init or 596 Or any ROM's...Choose the ROM from Restore...Refresh the Version...then Reboot...Done...it would take the time of Restoring a New ROM...

Bingo...I know Im an Idiot... :rolleyes:

This is Good Too...Its nice to find stuff like this...I have to Read it a Couple of 3 times to digest the process...

Thanks Buddy

Its Bubba

jloya
08-22-2011, 02:53 PM
jloya...
Being able to Switch ROM's Like 2 init or 596 is Priceless...

Wouldn't be Nice to be able to Toggle from 2 init or 596 Or any ROM's...Choose the ROM from Restore...Refresh the Version...then Reboot...Done...it would take the time of Restoring a New ROM...

Bingo...I know Im an Idiot... :rolleyes:

This is Good Too...Its nice to find stuff like this...I have to Read it a Couple of 3 times to digest the process...

Thanks Buddy

Its Bubba

no worries, one day there will be a ROM chooser kind of like the CM7 Theme choosers, hopefully ;)

if anyone deserves a thanks its WULF, he created all of that and I am simply passing it alot

The persuader
08-22-2011, 03:24 PM
I see...Wulf...is ahead of the Curve...Sweet...Hey, are you his HBO Guy...(Behind the Scenes):thinking:

I'm Reading your Mail...;)

WillMiii
08-22-2011, 08:43 PM
I love miui customization but couldn't take the battery. I crossed over to darkslide x. Hopefully sometime in the near future they can rectify such poor battery performance utilizing the gb kernel. In the meantime it feels good to be on a smooth snappy rom nit worrying about having to flash another update. Most importantly I was able to switch without having to sbf using the method going from cm7 to 596 rom posted in these forums. It was the easiest way I have flashed roms. Took Max of 15 minutes and knowing I can flash between 2 init roms and gb 596 is PRICELESS!

qdtphotog
08-24-2011, 06:44 AM
It pained me to leave MIUI and go back to Apex. It's like ending a passionate yet turbulent affair with your gorgeous, sexy mistress and going back to your plain jane but reliable wife, LOL. I was going to wait until I go on vacation in late October to show MIUI the door but a couple nights ago her short battery life almost made me late for work (I use the phone as an alarm clock). I was going to switch to Darkslide X but ended up with the new Apex RC3 because I wanted to stick with the new baseband 602 and it's the only rom available. I'm still hoping for MIUI or CM7 to fix their battery problem so I can go back.

savagerun
08-24-2011, 07:34 AM
Are you talking about the new 13 radio baseband? You can get that if you wanted DARKSLIDEX. I picked up the 13 yesterday for darkslidex but i had to sbf to froyo then install the 2 part prerooted 602 then flashed darkslidex on top of 602 after that i just used a nandroid i had of darkslidex and restored data only in the advanced option in recovery off that nandroid. The 602 will revert back to 596 but you'll keep the 13 radio with darkslidex. Maybe i could of just flashed the whole nandroid on 602 but decided to do it just the way i explained.

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gbrinn
08-24-2011, 07:40 AM
From what I've read, savagerun, that's the way you have to do it.

savagerun
08-24-2011, 07:45 AM
Ok good. I had a hard time deciding which way to do it but in the end just took a shot to do it the way i explained and after i was finished i was relieved to see i still had the 13 radio. Would of hated if it didn't work after all that LOL...

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gbrinn
08-24-2011, 07:48 AM
For some (good) reason, the system keeps the updated radio software when you flash back. I haven't seen an explanation why, but if it's Google or Moto who did it, "good on 'em".

Wulf
08-24-2011, 08:09 AM
For some (good) reason, the system keeps the updated radio software when you flash back. I haven't seen an explanation why, but if it's Google or Moto who did it, "good on 'em".

Custom roms don't touch radio, only ones that affect radio is rsd lite when sbf'ing or major update that tbh puts out as far as I know which is not a lot, lol.

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qdtphotog
08-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Are you talking about the new 13 radio baseband? You can get that if you wanted DARKSLIDEX. I picked up the 13 yesterday for darkslidex but i had to sbf to froyo then install the 2 part prerooted 602 then flashed darkslidex on top of 602 after that i just used a nandroid i had of darkslidex and restored data only in the advanced option in recovery off that nandroid. The 602 will revert back to 596 but you'll keep the 13 radio with darkslidex. Maybe i could of just flashed the whole nandroid on 602 but decided to do it just the way i explained.

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Yes, I was talking about the 602 update that brought the 13 radio baseband. Thanks for the tip about getting DarkslideX with 13 baseband. I need to look at the steps carefully because it sounds complicated!

maximaniac
08-31-2011, 03:02 PM
I didn't want to create an account at MDW just to ask this question, so I figured this thread would be a good place since it doesn't look like there's a dedicated thread for DSX on this forum. I just flashed DSX over .602 and wanted to know how I can choose the number of screens. Right off the bat, it gives you all 7 screens, but I normally only use about 3 total screens. Is there a way to get rid of the other screens?

Wulf
08-31-2011, 03:10 PM
I didn't want to create an account at MDW just to ask this question, so I figured this thread would be a good place since it doesn't look like there's a dedicated thread for DSX on this forum. I just flashed DSX over .602 and wanted to know how I can choose the number of screens. Right off the bat, it gives you all 7 screens, but I normally only use about 3 total screens. Is there a way to get rid of the other screens?

I don't think there is but I could be wrong, try a third part launcher like launcherpro, adw, or go launcher.

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jloya
08-31-2011, 03:11 PM
I didn't want to create an account at MDW just to ask this question, so I figured this thread would be a good place since it doesn't look like there's a dedicated thread for DSX on this forum. I just flashed DSX over .602 and wanted to know how I can choose the number of screens. Right off the bat, it gives you all 7 screens, but I normally only use about 3 total screens. Is there a way to get rid of the other screens?

with the moto blurr I dont beleive you can change this, I myself only use 3 screen so the rest have just remained empty.....

maximaniac
08-31-2011, 03:15 PM
Thanks Wulf. I'll probably just reinstall LPP.

Wulf
08-31-2011, 03:24 PM
Thanks Wulf. I'll probably just reinstall LPP.

No prob.

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