Ok, rooted my phone today, thought I would hold out for 2.1 but after reading about SM Updater from Sholes and how easy it was I gave it a shot. Sure enough it was very simple and I love what I've gotten so far, but I have run into a few problems.
I went with the Sholes 2.0.3 (can't remember the name?) and it's easy to customize and choose different otpions; went with MT Milestone browser, Milestone Music Player, 2.1 App Drawer and Home screen, and Smoked Glass theme for notification bar, etc.
Now that I got the background of some of the options I chose to install, my main problems I';m running into now... Pretty often I'll go to my home screen, especially when i back out of an app using the back button, and the touch screen is completely unresponsive. Can't slide to the side, can't slide notifications down, or select an icon to open an app. However, new notification animation comes and goes as normal, and hitting the lock butto, then turning the screen back on and sliding the lock screen brings the home screen back to fully functional. Sometimes I can get away with just hitting the home button as well, but OCCASIONALLY I'll get a force close message for an app called "Launcher" which i believe is just the name of the home screen I"m running with all the 2.1 goodies? As I chose launcher for my default over the normal home which seemed to be Sholes' generic smoke theme.
All this said, I'm just curious if anyone else using SM Updater and the Sholes ROMs are having this problem, or if maybe it's just a combination of all the options I've chosen to load. I'm BRAND NEW to this whole phone rooting thing, I'd like to consider myself a computer and OS savvy person, but I have no experience in Linux so this is all pretty new to me.
Please share your experiences or anything you have to help me rid my phone of this unresponsive/force close situation. It's only a minor annoyance right now of an otherwise great phone experience, but if I can find a way to get rid of it my experience would be FLAWLESS... but maybe thats just the give and take of a rooted device....