I have installed a kernel and ROM onto my Samsung Galaxy S2. However, it's been giving me a lot of problems. First the Compass didn't work, then when the compass was fixed by installing a patch the WiFi stopped working, then when I reinstalled the ROM to get Wifi back, I lost the compass again...

I very much appreciate all the efforts that people who make kernels and ROMs put into it, and I understand that sometimes errors and problems can't be helped. So this is not a complaint.

It's just that I'd like to wipe my phone, start clean, and install a kernel and/or ROM that I can be sure will work.

I've already learned how to flash and install kernels and ROMs, and I've got my purchased version of Titanium Backup ready so I can reinstall all my apps...

Just before I go through the whole effort, I'd like to be sure that the kernel and ROM I'm using are as certain to be fully functional and error free as one can hope.

So can someone recommend a kernel and ROM that I can or should use?

Note: Here is what I have now:

Model number: GT-I9100

Android version: 4.0.4

Baseband version: SC02COMKL4

Kernel version: 3.0.27-Siyah-v3.0.1-ntt

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    Apart from the obvious - what's wrong with stock ROM (everything works) and Siyah Kernel? You're obviously rooted, so you can then use Titanium Backup and freeze the bloatware. – Sparx Jun 16 '12 at 14:08
  • Leading contenders will be CyanogenMod 9 which just underwent code freeze so RCs will be out soon, MIUI ROM, HydrogenICS, SlimICS and WanamLite – Sparx Jun 16 '12 at 14:17
  • @Sparx: Nothing wrong with it, I just didn't know it was an option. I know a bit about flashing ROMs from having been through the process, but I'm hardly an expert. Where would I get a "stock" ROM? And if I use a "stock" ROM, will I still have root access? – Questioner Jun 16 '12 at 14:40
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    A big issue in the ROM community is the heavy focus on customization at the price of stability and functionality. I have an awesome SGS2 with a great ROM, it's just that Bluetooth hardly ever works and WiFi will refuse to be turned on every other day. But I get a new boot animation with every update of this ROM! :) – Der Hochstapler Jun 16 '12 at 15:29
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    I suppose, since there are specific issues you're looking to solve. – ale Jun 17 '12 at 1:16

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