So, I finally took the plunge into the realm of custom ROMs yesterday with Liberty 1.5. This is incredible. Never less than 4 bars of service, 70% battery life after 14 hours of hard use, and it looks great.
But nothing in life is perfect, so I was hoping I could get some more knowledgeable users or the DevTeam to help out with a few issues I'm having.
1. I can't load any of the themes. I downloaded the file from the torrent linked in the 1.5 announcement, but apparently all the theme files are missing. Fonts work fine - battery icons delete all my widgets from the homescreen and reset my wallpaper when selected.
2. A lot of my widgets are gone - I miss my weather widget. Is Beautiful Widgets any good, or is it just fancy shiny garbage? Reviews are positive, but I'm sure many of you have noticed that the average Anroid phone user is only marginally smarter than an iPhone user.
3. When browsing the internet, the "Tip: Tap to zoom" text box and zoom bar won't go away. I can't see!
4. The messaging. I hate it. It feels cluttered: there's an information overload of phone numbers and names. I can't text multiple people at once. Received texts aren't spaced properly (I had this problem on my blackberry, too) in that line breaks don't show up, and the two words combine:
"I will not eat
Will show up as
"I will not eatCat poop."
It looks like GoSMS might be the closest thing to the stock "Blur" setup (which I liked quite well) - but I'd like to hear from people running it on Liberty, if such people exist, about how it works.
Overall, this ROM gets a 7/10. Once I get these bumps smoothed out, it'll get 11/10 and a donation.
Thanks to all the Devs for making something so awesome.
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