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It's a more general android question... now what do I do? I upgraded from an iPhone 3Gs and I do the same things I do on my S2 as my 3GS...read Reddit and Engadget... with a little bit of texting, etc.

What can you guys recommend I do? I mean... the Phones quite literally 10x faster than my old 3GS... I need to utilize this power!

I have LightningROM on it btw. Any good apps you guys use on a daily basis, or even suggestion for another ROM?
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Well have you downloaded CPU master and overclocked yet ?
    
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Well have you downloaded CPU master and overclocked yet ?
lol I'm not going to overclock the CPU! It's already at 1.2ghz and I guarantee I would see no performance increase, especially not worth the battery life. I can see this being viable on slower phones but not this one ;]
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CyanogenMod 7. If you think your phone is fast now, just you wait and see.

Sent from my CyanogenModded HTC Sensation 4g.
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If you want a Samsung based Rom use get it HERE @ XDA
"[ROM][XXKI4] Leo & Check's CheckROM RevolutionHD V1.0 |NEW KITCHEN PRO APP|"

Its hands down the best Sammy based rom

If want to try something else I recommend MIUI its a very smooth and great looking rom with TONS of customization.
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MIUI is way better than anything else out there.

That aside, overclocking will just make everything snappier. Not necessarily worth the battery drain though. What you should consider is getting Set CPU and UNDERCLOCKING your phone when it's not in use. Mine's set to 192Mhz when it's idling or screen is off. Saves a lot of battery.

I'll be creating an App List on OCN with a link in my sig shortly for all those wanting to get the best Android Apps available.
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Unlock it, search unlock and there's an app that will unlock the phone for you on the market.
Also idk if the voodoo sound is out or not but when it is you should get that to be more of an audiophile.
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Yep same boat here rooted S2 and not quit sure how to utilize it fully.

I do have N64 and SNES emulators on it. If you are interested in that sort of thing it works well.
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I haven't had the urge to root mine just yet. However, one thing that really stands out is sixaxis for the ps3 controller. Get all of your favorite emulators (nes, snes, ps1, n64) use the USB hdmi mirroring out for your TV, and you have one heck of a portable gaming system.
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I recommend CM7 as well as previously mentioned by Dr. m0x. It is easily the best custom ROM out there.

I suggest you do not run your phone overclocked for very long, if at all. You run the very real risk of bricking it depending on how high you go. Besides, you have a Galxy SII, there should be near 0 need to overclock it and the results you will see would be marginal at best. Though I definitely agree with downclocking it as low as you can and using the interactive CPU govenor.

Here's a list of the root apps I use. Might give you an idea of where to start.

AdFree
Font Changer
MetaMorph
Root Explorer
SetCPU
SuperUser Elite
Titanium Backup

There are some great root apps out there, such as call/sms blockers and screenshot apps. Do some searching on the web and especially XDA and you'll surely find some things you are interested in.
    
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