As explained yesterday, this week Tuesday actually comes after Wednesday. Outside of this blog the days of the week carry on as normal but owing to rush of political blood to my head, I’ve muddled up these two days. After today, be assured, everything will be back to normal.
On 6th September, I flashed a new rom onto my Samsung Galaxy S. Everything seemed okay at first but then it went horribly wrong with various services refusing to synchronise with their servers. Mainly google servers, which was a little irritating. The phone became positively temperamental. I did a bit more reading and found this page, which implied that DarkyRom 10.2 was not entirely stable.
I decided to upgraded to DarkyRom 10.2.2 and followed the instructions on that page by downloading the zip file to my computer, transferring it over to my phone’s internal SD card and then flashing it from recovery mode. Bingo! This time I am convinced that everything is working beautifully.
The first time you reflash a phone it is quite scary. The second time it feels a bit like offering to look after a pub, a great idea which could go badly wrong. By the third time, it is becoming a minor inconvenience. As ever, the trick is to read stuff. Time for a benchmark test methinks. For those of you who don’t know, a benchmark is a standard piece of software which tests various aspects of a machine’s performance. Quadrant tests CPU power, memory, database writes, 2D graphics and 3D graphics. Then it shows the results as a bar chart against the stock roms of the phone you’re using. Here’s the bar chart after it had tested my Samsung Galaxy S running on DarkyRom 10.2.2, which is allegedly the last rom Darky will be doing…
That’s my phone at the top there (click on the image to expand it). My phone with Samsung’s rom is 6th from the bottom. Pretty clear that Darky and crew know some stuff which Samsung don’t huh?