Could you (or anyone who knows) include which of the "i-mate" upgrades we can use? Also any improvements/complications we might see from it? I went to htcamerica and got the newest firmware there, but I don't think this is AKU2? Or is it? Thanks! Keep up the great work!
Here is the imate link:ftp://ftp.clubimate.com/
I installed this version on my 2125:
The bluetooth file transfer is much more reliable;
You can now browse to websites that have frames - the installed browser did not support frames;
Overall stability of the operating system is MUCH improved - I'd have to restart the phone at least once a day with the old ROM, with this new one I've restarted maybe 3 times in the past month;
Push email from Exchange Server is supposed to work (but I can't test as our IT guys refuse to add SP2 to the server
You don't have all of the add-on Cingular garbage such as the Express Mail, all their backgrounds etc. and so on;
MSN messenger seems a lot more stable;
The Comm manager has a lot of additional controls (including WIfi, which jsut doesn't do anything on the 2125 since there's not wifi built in);
I kept losing service with the old ROM, wherein there were 4 bars, but the phone said "Searching" - once it was a faulty SIM card, but other than that I haven't had that happen with the new ROM;
The only weird thing about the different ROM is that the E icon doesn't show up by default. There is a registry edit that can be done to make it display, otherwise all you'll see is the G whether you're in an EDGE area or GPRS. Actually 2 weird things, when I'm using the phone as a bluetooth modem, I don't get the opposing arrows in the upper-right corner indicating it is in modem mode - it stays as the E or G.
That's about all I can think of right now. If I remember more I'll add to this post. But I can't stress enough about how the stability has increased - I was getting really frustrated with the factory ROM, and had actually called Cingular for a warranty replacement before I tried the new ROM, and with the iMate ROM I ended up sending the warranty replacement back.