Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Mar 2012 21:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This past week and this weekend I've finally found the time to enter into the colorful world of custom Android ROMs. After figuring out just how insanely great and awesome ClockWorkMod Recovery is, I set about to figure out what the best Ice Cream Sandwich ROM is for the Galaxy SII. While the answer to that question became clear quite quickly, this answer also gave rise to a whole bunch of other questions.
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By most of your requirements, the discontinued HP Pre3 probably would have been right up your alley. That is the phone I have (bought one on eBay and used it to replace my BB).

I am quite happy with it - even knowing it is probably a dead-end as far as software goes. The one mark against it - doesn't seem very tough. I have not dropped it but I don't suspect it would survive many drops. The battery life isn't stellar, but it generally makes it through a weekend if you are mostly just using it for voice and email. It meets all your other requirements admirably though.

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Neolander Member since:

Really ? I had heard that battery life was one of the problems of the original Pre, have they managed to solve it in subsequent releases ?

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galvanash Member since:

I wouldn't say the battery life is good, but it is definitely better than the pre/pre2. There is a utility called Govnah which lets you adjust the min/max clock speeds and a few other kernel settings which not only help the battery life, but make the phone perform much better when under load (i.e. it runs faster when your using it, but much slower when sleeping).

I routinely go 2 days without charging using this, but to be fair the phone spends most of that time on my home wifi and I mostly use it for email and SMS. I probably spend less than 15 minutes a day actually talking on the phone.

If you are hard on the phone (a lot of browsing, talk time), making through a whole weekend without a recharge would be pushing it.

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