Aplogies for the newbie post. I've had a trawl through the Rafael section and also on XDA-dev (a bit over my head some of their stuff!) but haven't really found a definitve answer to my queries.
I have just aquired an XDA Serra (touch Pro) in a good deal with some satnav software. I'm going to be using it on t-mobile with web n walk, mainly in the London area, UK.
I've read that the Serra has issues with GPS, although these are helped by the download of QuickGPS from O2. I just wondered if there are any other major gripes with the stock ROM? And also which is the widely accepted custom ROM to upgrade to and what benefits will it offer over the stock ROM?
Also on XDA-Dev they keep talking about changing the radio, what on earth is that about and what improvements will it make? Should you change the radio first or the ROM, does it matter?
I'll mainly use the phone for calls, text, email, web browsing and watching .Avi files (converted into the best format for the phone so they play properly!).
I'm aware of a utility to speed up the SD card performance to help transfer rates and video playback from SD card.
Are there any other tweaks i should be making that may not be covered in a decent custom ROM?
I have had various smart phones in the past (SPV incarnations on orange etc) but have never got involved in flashing the ROMs before so a little nervous! I keep seeing things like HardSPL mentioned. Is ther a complete idiots guide walkthrough somewhere as all the replies on XDA-dev are a little techie! This forum seems a little more plain English!
thanks in advance, sorry for the waffle!