I rooted my phone for the first time using motocache's method. Yesterday I decide to flash UD 8 and everything went well. I used Titanium backup to restore my apps and settings, did a few more customizations (kept the stock kernel and did not install any themes) once I was happy with it I did a nandroid backup.
The only problem I was experiencing with this ROM was that for some of my contact shortcuts, the phone icon was disappearing after each reboot of the phone. I decided to install the stock phone app from inside UD menus, like several people have reported, it foreclosed trying to install, I tried to do it again and it foreclosed again but this time it kept giving me the FC message over and over again, I had to pull the battery for it to stop.
When I rebooted the phone had the dreaded date of Dec 31st 1969 and no service. I flashed the nandroid I had made the day before but it still kept booting with no service and 1969. For what I have read in the forums, this usually means that the radio is fried.
Without a lot of hope I decided to flash the original nandroid I made right after rooting the phone. To my incredible relief, the phone came back working.
Now I am afraid to try UD or any other ROM's again. Can this be an indication of some vulnerability in my phone or was it probably just the FCs screwing up some baseband file? Is there something wrong with the phone app in UD8?