Apart from the added Orange apps and the Orange theming in the Orange ICS ROM, both ROMs are identical. Infact they were both built on the very same day within 30 minutes of each other and both are built from the same code base.
There are some differences but nothing that will affect performance or cause any bugs. The Orange ROM has quite a lot of added applications - bloatware, if you will - which some people like myself dislike. However the Orange ROM has one thing that the Xolo ROM doesn't have... Intel Wireless Display. However it's very easy to add this to the Xolo ROM by deodexing the original Orange files then pushing the newly deodexed file to the Xolo ROM. If you don't understand that then don't worry as I'll be uploading the file soon.
I'm sticking with the Xolo ROM as it's very likely they will continue to provide updates on the website unlike Orange who only provide OTA updates. And I know that Jelly Bean 4.1.2 has been built for the Medfield platform (which our phones are based upon) so I reckon in the next month or two we will have some Jelly Bean goodness. Most likely Borqs who are handling the build will be testing everything and fixing any bugs and if a newer incremental version of Jelly Bean comes out then we will get it. Fingers crossed for a nice Christmas gift
Final word: Don't worry if you are using the Orange or the Xolo ROM as they are pretty much identical in terms of code. Thats it.
Useful Orange apps for the benefit of Xolo ICS users:
DeviceStatusWidget_1024x600_Noonhill_A1.00.04_signed.apk.zip 491.46K 1 downloads
OrangeWallet-OUK.apk.zip 1.09MB 0 downloads
Orange_Widgets_Gallery_signed.apk.zip 835.21K 0 downloads
Orange_Widgets_Message_signed.apk.zip 211.88K 0 downloads
WirelessDisplay.apk.zip 102.5K 1 downloads
These need to be pushed to /system/app/ due to the use of system signatures. If you are using the unsecured adb app then enable this first then 'adb remount' then 'adb push <name of file>' to push, changing <name of file> to the name of the apk you want to push.
Once you have pushed, you MUST set permissions:
adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/<name of app>
replacing <name of app> with the filename for the app you downloaded.
First message :
I'd like go to ICS and have root, but i dunno what take ..
So, what're differences between Orange and Xolo ICS ?
- Orange's Skin
- Orange's Apps
- Keep orange's warranty (? for those who have Orange San Diego)
- Possibility to root (?)
- Skin's origin
- Xolo's apps (?)
- Keep Xolo's warranty (? for those who have Xolo x900)
- Possibility to root
What do there other ?
If i take Orange's ICS, do i've maybe more risk to be blocked thereafter for boot-loader etc than xolo ? (even if now it's still not possible to unlock the bootloader ... i take just the eventuality that the unlock will be possible. )
Thank you in advance
Edited by flibblesan, 25 December 2012 - 07:06 PM.