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Old 05-21-2009, 09:47 PM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

I have been running Groov's 5 and really love it. What is driving me insane was the program window. It is impossible to find anything quickly. In 6.1 it was alphabetized, easy enough. TF3D had it shortcut menu, easy enough. They have got to change this. I have actually come here to go back to 6.1 but see that MIghty Mike has a 6.5 si I have to give it a shot.
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

i like my 6.5 hd rom its has the best of both worlds
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:28 PM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

if you really want TF3d just use 6.5 and downoload a manilla cab for tf3d with 6.5. best of both worlds and you can switch back and forth at any time.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:12 AM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

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Well if you use Calcu kitchen, you can put TouchFlo on 6.5. Thats what I use and prefer. Best of both worlds.
+1 on that, i have TF3D2 and titanium and can switch between them anytime i want. the more i use titanium the more im beginning to like it, but for me im so used to the rhodium tf3d as far as txting goes that i prefer using it more than titanium.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:13 AM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

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I have been running Groov's 5 and really love it. What is driving me insane was the program window. It is impossible to find anything quickly. In 6.1 it was alphabetized, easy enough. TF3D had it shortcut menu, easy enough. They have got to change this. I have actually come here to go back to 6.1 but see that MIghty Mike has a 6.5 si I have to give it a shot.
Thanks to Showaco at XDA, you can change it yourself.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:17 AM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

Instead of having a 6.5 vs a 6.1, is there a list we could make of all the bugs on 6.5 and graphical glitches, so we know what we are facing if we make the switch? Just so people stop asking if this ROM or that ROM has this bug, or what do I do if this is happening, etc. We might as well incorporate rhodium into this as well, since there is rhodium on 6.1 and 6.5.

(I don't know much about 6.5 so I'm not really the person to do this lol)
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:34 AM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

I am a 6.5 fan, ill never go back to 6.1 unless returning for a replacement lol. I am running the latest MR5 and it is so sweet, the is 0 problems that I have with it. I have been running it for over a week now and soliddddddd.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:43 AM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

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Instead of having a 6.5 vs a 6.1, is there a list we could make of all the bugs on 6.5 and graphical glitches, so we know what we are facing if we make the switch? Just so people stop asking if this ROM or that ROM has this bug, or what do I do if this is happening, etc. We might as well incorporate rhodium into this as well, since there is rhodium on 6.1 and 6.5.

(I don't know much about 6.5 so I'm not really the person to do this lol)
good suggestion Neelesh. someone should put this together. So people have a thread to go to for suggestions, if they run into roadblocks, etc. I have a couple basic tutorials(titanium weather installation and radar setup and flashing, crashing resolution) i can throw up in this thread if anyone wants to run with it. Here are a couple 6.5 tips and an 6.5/6.1 overview of adv/disadvantages.

1. How to resolve problems with flashing 6.5 roms like random resets, not getting past first screen post flash, odd quirks that are not reported:

If you flash a lot, their will be pieces of old roms/cab installations/etc that remain in the internal storage, specifically in the program files folder of internal storage. There are two options that may fix this, no guarantee but it beats not doing anything.

Option 1:
Before I flash another rom, I go into the program files(internal storage) and delete all old folders from previous cab installations except for a couple that dont seem to interfere like livesearch. this has worked for me flashing 6.1 roms and 6.5 roms. then flash shipped, hard reset, flash the custom rom of your choice, clear storage one more time if you like.

Option 2:
Or you can backup your internal storage files to your desktop (pictures in DCIM & other folders, music, video, cabs, etc. use Pim backup for text messages, calls, etc. whatever you want saved. then I do the same thing. Flash the shipped rom, clear storage and format internal storage, flash the custom rom, clear again. I made this suggestion to someone else tonight that was not getting past the first screen flashing a 6.5 rom, and it worked so hopefully it will work for you. good luck.


2. How to setup Titanium weather and radar images. If you flash a rom without this panel, you can easily install it using the cabs listed below:

Install titanium weather v 4.2 along with chome editor, you can can also add radar images to it which is just incredible. make sure to install these cabs to device memory. Before installation. I turn off titanium before installation. Start>Settings>Today>items>uncheck Windows Default>ok. Once installed three will be a Utilities folder in your programs folder where the titanium weather options are as well as the chome editor. The options are pretty easy to set up on titanium weather, and chome editor allows you to move panels up and down based on your preference. It also allows to remove panels, just select the panel you want to remove on the left side, then on the right side find it in the drop down menu, select it again and it will ask you to disable it, click ok. (kind of pain that is why I mention this)

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Showaco TitaniumWeather_v4.2.cab (1.45 MB, 41 views)
Showaco Chome Editor_Beta1.6.cab (232.5 KB, 38 views)


Here are image examples that you can add to your titanium weather "radar" panel. swipe to the right in the t weather panel and you will see radar, touch the screen and when click ok on the next screen. Then tap & hold the screen until the options come up, edit urls is where you can add radar images. the one I am attaching are from my area. but you can edit these urls by inputing your city and state replacing Pittsburgh Pa. A little tip for you is to install fingerkeyboard and use the cut and paste feature to add these urls to the radar screen Let me know if you guys need help. *by the way, this really rocks!!!!

http://www.accuweather.com/m/US/wigs...R&geoWidth=400

http://www.accuweather.com/m/US/wigs...R&geoWidth=100

http://www.accuweather.com/m/US/wigs...R&geoWidth=800

Lastly here is an overview of 6.5 versus 6.1. My opinons of course but may help people that are not aware of the features, benefits, disadvantages:

I would not say it's a big improvement, but it's different, new, and interesting. In my opinion, if you start flashing 6.5 roms and give them a little time, you will have the perspective to decide whether or not it's the right fit for your needs.

Couple things I noticed that imo are advantages
  • Much better browser with ie6 although still not a good as Opera imo. if you are a pie fan, you can use ie toggler to revert back to pie as well!
  • titanium weather with radar images has an advantage over tf3d weather, no animation granted, but being able to refresh radar images in the titanium panel is pretty cool!
  • titanium uses less memory than tf3d especially if you use a clean 6.5 rom. if you use one with both, probably wont see the difference.
  • can view full wallpapers with no curtains and large clock blocking the screen. still some thing in the way but the screen will look bigger.
  • rotate screen is better hands down. no distortion and slow downs for the most part. but if you use wallpapers, they must be the correct size or will be slightly off.
  • s2u screen built into the rom.
  • more function than form. all preference whether you prefer this.
Disadvantages
  • closing out of an app or setting takes you all the way back to the start menu which is frustrating.
  • s2u with incoming calls and the htc dialers has caused some problems which are being worked on.
  • doesnt quite have the polish of tf3d.
  • not quite sure whether battery life is as good. it seems to be close but not as good. I could be wrong on this one but it also might be due to playing around with the phone more.
  • tf3d is easier to work with. titanium has some unique set ups that require some knowledge (ex titanium weather and radar setup)
hope this helps.

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Old 05-22-2009, 02:22 AM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

I ran Groove's 6.5 and Juicy's 6.5 for a while and couldn't stand either of them. Yes the 6.5's respond marginally quicker to touch, however i cant find anything in them, get to the web (using opera mobile cause IE still blows) took 3 times as long. The way MS only lets you select MS programs for the 'favorites' section drove me mad.

I used the ROM's for around a week each time and couldnt learn to like 6.5.
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:27 AM
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Re: 6.5 vs 6.1

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I ran Groove's 6.5 and Juicy's 6.5 for a while and couldn't stand either of them. Yes the 6.5's respond marginally quicker to touch, however i cant find anything in them, get to the web (using opera mobile cause IE still blows) took 3 times as long. The way MS only lets you select MS programs for the 'favorites' section drove me mad.

I used the ROM's for around a week each time and couldnt learn to like 6.5.
that's cool. I would suggest if you want pure speed to the web, try opera mini, ucweb, bolt browser. all of them are faster with mini being the most complete.
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