GordonGopher, on Apr 3 2009, 22:51, said:
Thanks for the replies - I think it's been resolved now as I got a text message linking me to T-Mobile's fixme service. Accepted that and all of sudden today in a GPRS signal it started checking for email!
Now I think I'll be keeping the Compact 4, like the size and inbuilt GPS, it's definitely an improvement on my previous Smartphones (Sony P800, Vario1, Vario2). Will have to try and find an idiots' guide to flashing the phone as I think I've only got ROM 1.37 - and would like to get the plain black TouchFlo3D theme that my othr half has got on her HTCTouch Pro (with Voda). Thanks for the replies.
There is no doubt that the ROM still being shipped with the Compact IV seriously underperforms. It is slow and prone to crashing, the GPS lock is poor and it uses more battery power than later versions.
Ireally don't know why T-Mobile continue to ship this ROM, as the have had the later 1.93 ROM since November, and they update warranty repair devices with this ROM, but don't haveit for download by other users.
Your problem will be that updating the ROM is not simple for inexperienced users (though it is fine if you follow the instructions to the letter); you will invalidate your warranty by changing the ROM, and there are no officially available ROM updates, so you would need to go to one of the 'modifying' sites