From Russia: Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000 – Is a Gingerbread Device…

imagesGingerbread is perfect for the Galaxy Note N7000…

Yes, you heard me! The N7000 is nothing but a Gingerbread device and if you desire more than that, then you need to get a different phone. ICS does run well on it, but the issues related to ICS have made that Android ROM version worthless and many times a disaster to the N7000. I am very happy with Gingerbread and use CheckRom v5 as the everyday driver, but after trying every ROM and trying multiples of versions of each ROM: Well they all suck except for the Gingerbread and even stock Gingerbread rules the roost over the latest and greatest –  Android versions…

Believe it or not I have tried everything up to date that would install properly on the N7000. I just tried “Vanilla Rootbox” and to honest that just put the icing on the cake. It took me a little more than effort and I got my phone back operating (It refused to leave the roost very easily and I had to pull out ODIN to convince it otherwise.). The operating system was “okay” no real complaints, but more options than a commercial airliner. Unless you are just crazy and all you want to do is adjust your phone for days, then go for it. I happen to want something to work right out of the box and most custom ROM’s now days are going in the opposite direction of that philosophy…

The one ROM that has what I want and is not able to fulfill that need due to bugs running all over the place is a MIUI ROM. I install a MIUI ROM and always say. Wow!” Then after less than a day I say, “Time to say goodby!” There is always a game changer involved in those MIUI ROM. They have n0 consistency and that includes the Gingerbread versions. I simple love that ROM, but can not work with a phone that runs like a slug and MIUI is a slug, a beautiful slug…

Update on MIUI for the N7000: I can not stop looking for that perfect MIUI ROM – today I found a version that is ICS based and MIUI. It is made by my favorite developer ibotpeaches – miuiandroid_GT-N7000_ics-2.12.14.zip is what you need to look for and you just may find it is perfect. I am going to try to use it as a daily driver, for a week. I will get back if it does the job… (Cross those fingers…)

I see more and more people reverting back to ICS and even Gingerbread. The Jelly Bean ROM that Samsung pushed out to us is a piece of junk and they only did it to shut people up. I compiled better ROM’s than what they pushed out and that is pretty sad…

Okay I know that hate will be prevalent on this subject and that is okay. I also know that if you put aside the need to try to say you have the latest and greatest OS for Android, then you will re,member how smooth the N7000 ran in Gingerbread. Then remember that she is a dual core and 1 gig of ram. She was made to turn Gingerbread into a powerhouse and she did just that…

She is an old girl now and the N7000 has a lot of life left, she just does not have the horsepower to drive the bigger  load…

It is hilarious to hear and see the comments about Jelly Bean, “The ram is gone! What did they do to my phone? What do you mean I need to reinstall and wipe it all? What is a custom ROM and will that solve everything? The phone is sluggish! I hate the N7000! I hate Samsung! How can I get back my ICS? Help……….??????”

There are some very good ROM out there for the N7000 and if you want stability and Jelly Bean: Try SlimBean is is a damn good ROM. A very good MIUI is by ibotpeaches and it really tries to meet what I need. I keep trying each new version (MIUI) that is put out each month and I will keep hoping…

So far CheckROM has held off the avalanche of Jelly Bean delights that keep coming forth. It defeated all the ICS varients in the past and after flexing its muscles, it walked all over JB also. I really though that Rocket ROM in Gingerbread was the answer and it failed in comparison to CheckROM, but Rocket ROM GB beats ICS and Jelly Bean, hands down…

The phone has to be functional and when it is a daily driver, it has to just plain work. Battery life has to be better than just good, it has to be great and there has to be enough ram to keep things like the browser from crashing. There has to be enough cpu cycles spared to drive that mule down the path. When I click WIFI hot-spot, I want instant WIFI hot-spot. Etc, etc, and etc…

Gingerbread just plain works…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

P.S: I love this phone and it will stay my daily driver. It is the best of the best as far as doing what I need to do. I am looking at a new phone, that will become the phone to experiment with. The Note has reached its experimental life cycle and I have outreached its abilities. So maybe the Note 3? Just maybe…

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