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Unless my failing memory is acting up (which would be typical of it) I started to have some "real" issues with CM7 from around N36 or so onwards. Once the GPS issues started (and never really resolved whilst I continued to try it) things seemed to go worse. When it flipped over to GEN 2 support I kept with it for a while longer but charging issues, battery drains, stability, GPS problems etc etc started to become too much of a problem to keep up helping with reporting the bugs and having a functioning phone. Compiling the bug reports etc was great to help the devs but I no longer could use the phone in any meaningful way. GPS was a joke and my homing and direction instincts are totally rubbish and so I need that to work.

Apart from the BT issue I couldn't possibly see a reason to think that GSF doesn't tick all the boxes in what I would want from a ROM. Wbaw has, and still is, done a superb job with its development and I, amongst many many others, are much appreciative of his continued work.

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Sad to see you getting negative reputation for that - I bet people want to tie you to a chair and make sure you don't leave GSF at all ;)




I agree with horrible customisation and battery issues.
But I think with new kernel - CM7 will have better battery, better stability and might overcome GPS issues too. What will still turn off people would be - horrible customization and lack of smart dialler. But again, themes, mods and add-ons might help to customize to our likings?

Other thing that does worry me now about CM7 is past N88, it's started becoming soooo much more bulkier. Things get added on to it, it lags terribly when you compare to GSF. If it's just a kernel issue then fair, but if it's due to 'out-of-the-box-functionalities' then CM7 will get bulkier and uglier and even new kernel won't make it as snappy as GSFB19/B20!!



Other ROMs running the .32 kernel, such as SS, or even older Gen1 ROMs, never had any issues with GPS or battery due to the kernel. So I'm thinking when those who are a big fan of CM7 claim that the new kernel will solve a lot of problems... I'm a little bit hesitant to believe them.


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@Matthew Ferguson

I am new Android user, I own a new Blade from the Czech distribution with factory 2.2 ROM. I read there are some issues with GPS in CM7. Can you please explain me more what these issues do mean? Well functioning GPS is very important for me. I understood these issues don't appear in GSF and your mod.

Edited by bogino, 16 August 2011 - 09:10 AM.

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ROM DOWNLOADS - b19:

Lite version : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BCHZCGQZ
Full version: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6TI277HG


md5sums?

The Lite version sounds interesting, will give it a try. :D

Edit: Oops - just noticed that the MD5 issue has been discussed already. So please ignore that. Off to tinker with the phone...

Edited by samuvuo, 17 August 2011 - 10:19 AM.

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ZTE Blade gen1 -> gen2 | Simple Stir Fry Lite (b19) | Launcher Pro

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I love it! Just like cronos for my old hero! Will see an rc or stable soon?

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Been using the Lite version for 4 days now. Came from Konsta's GingerLeak Saunalahti TPT [gen1->gen2] (based on wbaw's Ginger Stir Fry b14) which had great battery life and was working without problems apart from occasional hiccups in the new Market app. Switched because I was curious about this ROM, not because something wasn't working. That said, I like the idea of "minimal install" and getting to add things I like without removing stuff first. Simple Stir Fry fit the bill perfectly!

Charged battery to 100% before flashing, did full wipe. After installing I changed NTP server in gps.conf to fi.pool.ntp.org for faster fix and added my own version of hosts file for blocking some ads. Changed the launcher to Laucher Pro. Did not restore any backups with Titanium or other app - just synching contacts, GMail and Calendar with Google.

My requirements are: stable and fast ROM without too much bloat, working gps with a fast fix, wifi AP. I need to get work done, not so much after eye candy. Simple Stir Fry delivers.

Great work wbaw and Matthew! Thank you.

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ZTE Blade gen1 -> gen2 | Simple Stir Fry Lite (b19) | Launcher Pro

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I read there are some issues with GPS in CM7. Can you please explain me more what these issues do mean? Well functioning GPS is very important for me. I understood these issues don't appear in GSF and your mod.



Well functioning GPS is important to me too. I don't know about the issues in CM7, but gps is working without problems in this ROM (I'm using the Lite version) as well as in Ginger Stir Fry it is based on.

I live in the countryside and there's no wifi anywhere close, so I only use the GPS location. I get a fix (accuracy 30 meters) within 14-40 seconds indoors, depending on the time of the day. Cannot imagine it being better than that, really.

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ZTE Blade gen1 -> gen2 | Simple Stir Fry Lite (b19) | Launcher Pro

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Matthew Ferguson, thanks for this brilliant ROM. As much as I love and appreciate wbaw's GSF ROM's, I was getting sick of the issues when installing apps from SD card and the market. These issues are non-existent in this ROM, so I'm grateful for that. Keep up the good work with this.

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Is it possible to get power control widgets in the navigation bar with this ROM like with CM7?

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Is it possible to get power control widgets in the navigation bar with this ROM like with CM7?


Widgetsoid2.x can do that for you and you can configure what toggles to show and how to show them (only icons or icons with text, change the colors etc.). See the screenshots in Market.

https://market.andro...ils?id=com.jim2

Edited by samuvuo, 23 August 2011 - 10:58 PM.

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ZTE Blade gen1 -> gen2 | Simple Stir Fry Lite (b19) | Launcher Pro

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Other ROMs running the .32 kernel, such as SS, or even older Gen1 ROMs, never had any issues with GPS or battery due to the kernel. So I'm thinking when those who are a big fan of CM7 claim that the new kernel will solve a lot of problems... I'm a little bit hesitant to believe them.

Fine then, you make a 2.3.5 ROM from nothing but a 2.2 kernel.

Edited by ThermalDroid, 24 August 2011 - 09:57 PM.

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This ROM seems very nice, been using the Lite version for a couple of days now. CM7 feels bloated now :)

The only thing I miss is the "News and Weather" app which i thought was part of the AOSP distribution. I can't find it in the Market either. Just because I had to find something to criticize! :)

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Fine then, you make a 2.3.5 ROM from nothing but a 2.2 kernel.


The 2.2 ROMs work fine with that kernel, and aren't missing any major feautres that're included in CM7. I remember when the first Froyo ROMs came out with Eclair kernels, even those weren't as bad and as unstable as CM7.

Little bit of an update: As I feel the newer versions of GSF aren't adding any major features at the moment, I'm waiting for the release of a Gingerbread Libra ROM to become the new base for this project.

Edited by Matthew Ferguson, 26 August 2011 - 12:07 PM.

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This ROM seems very nice, been using the Lite version for a couple of days now. CM7 feels bloated now :)

The only thing I miss is the "News and Weather" app which i thought was part of the AOSP distribution. I can't find it in the Market either. Just because I had to find something to criticize! :)


If you just do a google search for GenieWidget.apk you can get it off mediafire. Download it straight from your phone browser for an easy install.

Edited by Pierreism, 30 August 2011 - 03:38 AM.

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Will this be getting a B22 update?

If you have no time for it that's cool. It'd just be nice to have a one-install vanilla experience!

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Will this be getting a B22 update?

If you have no time for it that's cool. It'd just be nice to have a one-install vanilla experience!


I'll post a B22 update this weekend :) Promise.

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Maybe even B23? wbaw just released it today Posted Image

btw I love your colorful settings. Now when I have B21 and I'm looking on white icons it hurts my eyes Posted Image

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I'll post a B22 update this weekend :) Promise.


That sounds really good. I had your previous version, but changed it to CAE and now I want to get rid of it as soon as I can. Your ROM has gave me the best overall so far. I mean performance and battery time combined. Another reason why I like your lite version, is because there's no unnecessary applications installed. I don't know why these ROMs has to always be floated with stuff I don't need.
But yes, that's enough blabbering for now. I'll keep waiting for your new version. Thanks in advance!

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Maybe even B23? wbaw just released it today Posted Image

btw I love your colorful settings. Now when I have B21 and I'm looking on white icons it hurts my eyes Posted Image


I'll update to B24 as soon as I can, sorry for the delay. Laptop charger broke, then I bought a 3rd party replacement that burnt out within 2 hours, so at the moment I have no computer, waiting for an official one I ordered to show up :) As soon as that does I'll get on it.

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