I upgraded to 7.9 last week from 6.2 and I can't really see any improvements. In fact, I found the performance to be much worse than the previous version. Lots of reloading of apps and the homescreen, Sometimes things freeze up or crash completely.
Also, I've found my mobile internet doesn't work with many apps: they only connect through wifi, if I try to load something on GRSM or 3G it just sits there trying to load for ages but never does. It's odd though because if I go to other apps (like Opera mini) the internet will work.
I hope v8 solves these issues or else I might go back to 6.2
I've just installed 7.9 and it seems great so far. However, I'm rather confused by the 'Use external SD as primary' option. In previous builds this option seemed to trick the phone into identifying the extSD as the internal SD so that apps etc were installed there. But now I'm installing all my apps again (through Play) and the apps are all being installed to the internal storage even though the 'Use external SD as primary' is selected. Once installed, I can move some apps partially to the extSD as was normal on JB.
Is this what should be happening, or is this feature broken? Or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for doing an update, I'm aware that some of the steps I did might have become outdated and there are newer files available.
I managed to update to the latest TWRP after much struggles (everything said to use GooManager, which would never work).
I've now settled on SlimKat 6.2 (thinking about updating to 6.8 maybe). I find it to be the only ROM I've used on the y300 that gives adequate performance. The only downside I've got is that often images will not display properly in web browsers and other web-based apps, though I can just about live with this given the overall usability and stability of the ROM.
I'm still on 5.9 and was gonna stick with it as it seemed stable. Unfortunately today I've been having apps crashing all over the place and now I've got no network. On top of the browser image problem I think I might move to Expert v4.
I'd hoped that slim v6 might have finally been bug free but this doesn't seem to be the case.
I did a clean install of 5.9 and it is working beautifully now: really smooth and stable, all the issues have gone away aside one minor one. Haven't had any random reboots and the location / gps seems to be working fine.
Only issue now is the random white spaces blocking out some images when using the browser. It only seems to do this on largish images. Very happy with it now. Though ultimately this is still a very weak device and sometimes struggles to have two processes running at once (using the browser in desktop mode sometimes causes everything else including the launcher to close).
Hi, I've done a clean install and it certainly seems much better. It's almost as if it didn't fully upgrade before.
Location appears to be working (though I don't like how GPS and location are merged) and network is remaining. After the first boot I did lose the ability to connect to the network, but after a reboot it has returned without issue thus far.
Still seem to have the weird white blank spot across images on webpages though. Seems to happen when the image is roughly a third or more of the height of the phone screen.
The phone feels exceptionally smooth and responsive at the moment (though I often find that stops after a week or so with a ROM).
Just noticed 5.10 is out, is there much of a reason to upgrade to that?
First of all, big thanks to the developers of this ROM!
A few problems though...
I was using v4.9 for a while, but after a while I realised that GPS wasn't working at all - it simply wouldn't turn on. So I decided to upgrade to the latest slimkat version (5.9). Did this OTA and wiped cache and dalvik like instructed.
Unfortunately, I still can't get GPS to work and the phone is still pretty buggy, in fact more buggy than the previous version. My lock screen would go beserk and / or freeze up whenever an app would try to override / interact with it (such as my alarm) and one day it rebooted and seemed like it had reset alot of settings. When this happened I also lost the ability to find or connect to any network and I noticed the apn had disappeared. I reflashed the ROM and have now got network back.
I also have a weird bug that seems to half block out images when using the stock browser - I get large white spaces across images and websites.
Phone generally seems slow again and lots of these bugs are appearing, some of which are critical (no gps and network!).
I don't know if this is a problem with the upgrade I did so I think I'll try doing a clean install, but I'm looking at the Expert v4 ROM which I've heard lots of good things about.