I recently rooted with SuperOneClick, which is VERY quick and easy to use. The rooting had gone off without a hitch, and then I started experimenting with different ROMS. I had flashed CyanogenMod 7.0.3 (after flashing and removing a couple I didn't like), and the old OG Droid seemed to have a new lease on life. I was rocking the ROM for about a week (with stock kernel and no overclocking) and was having amazing results. All of the sudden, however, my keyboard turned into a big white box on the lower half of my screen. I could still type, but could not see which button I was hitting. The slide out keyboard still worked, but I'm not a fan of having to use it exclusively. Knowing how many OS/PC issues can be solved with a simple reboot, I tried to reboot the phone in hopes that my keyboard may see the error of its ways and return to me. Upon reboot, the phone froze on the Cyanogen boot animation and wouldn't proceed. I tried leaving it alone (first for an hour, and then for about 6 hours), but it never fully booted. I then figured I would just restore my FroYo backup by booting into Recovery, but that just gave me the triangle/exclamation point screen and wouldn't budge. Long story short(er), I wound up having to use RSDLite to flash the stock SBF. I was then unable to activate phone properly over the air, and ended up at my local Verizon store on my knees pleading for a cure. Luckily I had flashed that old SBF (thereby unrooting my phone), so they were none the wiser and were able to reprogram it. So there I was, back to stock, potential brick avoided.
Moral: is there a more stable Cyanogen build? Or an alternative GB ROM that is less likely to do something like this? I've never messed with other kernels or over-clocking, and while I have had my Droid 1 since February of 2011, I have only recently got the balls to root. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
(Sorry for the wordy post, just trying to be as specific as possible)