I tried installing the latest 18.1 ROM several times late last night, but I am getting constant reboots.
I installed the 210MB system partition TPT from here http://www.amphoras.co.uk/downloads/blade-tpts and then updated to the latest Clockworkmod v4 before cleaning everything according to the first post on this thread and then installing the ROM and Gapps.
Any idea what I might be doing wrong?
I have installed ROMs many times in the past, so it shouldn't be a rookie error.
Part arrived today. No soldering required. Took about 15 minutes to replace. The hardest part of the job was scraping/peeling-off the large paper sticker in the battery compartment to reveal the old flat cable. The new flat cable just stuck on to the adheshive that was left behind and it was simple to flick up the flat-cable connector with my fingernail and flick it back down again to grip the new cable.
Gave up on my Blade and I bought myself another one on eBay.
It still had the original stock Orange ROM, so I TPT'd it and installed the latest Zeelog KitKat ROM and the very same thing happened!
I thought it was too much of a co-incidence for it to happen twice, so I tried booting my original Blade without a memory card inserted and it booted up!
Tried the same with the new Blade and it booted up fine, too.
I'm guessing that it was a faulty memory card all along. It was the original 2 Gig card that came with the handset. I had created a 1Gig partition a while ago.
Anyway, the new Blade seemed to have a slightly different coloured screen (creamy whites rather than blue-tinged whites), so I checked it under a jeweller's loupe and the pixels look different. I think I bought an OLED Blade.
The cLock widget is 3(w)x2(h) by default. I had resized it to 4(w)x3(h) to allow an extra row of icons above the dock. I removed the row of icons and resized the widget to 4(w)x4(h) to make the calendar appear on the Homescreen.
Selecting Maximise widgets on lock screen menu allowed the calendar to be displayed on the lockscreen at all times instead of having to enlarge the widget manually on the lockscreen every time.
I feel a wee bit silly for not figuring it out sooner.