We must remember that each of our B7610 came with different PDA,Phone,Eboot and CSC versions, depending in our country or network providers. Omnia Chefs just cook the PDA part, and so most of us will logically flash the PDA part only. That's where the problem may start; since we only flash PDA parts, we might have different experience using the ROM because of our different Phone,Eboot and CSC parts.
It is quite true that some PDA,Phone,Eboot and CSC are better than others and some, maybe full of bugs. But how can we know? There's not much documentations included when firmware versions are released, so the only way to test them is by using them. But after dealing with what firmware to choose, we may face some issues with using custom ROMs because we're mixing different PDA,Phone,Eboot and CSCs. Of course,a bug might be the custom ROM's fault, but please don't assume that all bugs are because of the the modified ROM, 'cause there are other factors to consider, like end user customizations, third party apps, faulty hardware, base firmware etc.
With that fact, starts a number of issues that some may experience and some may not. There's no really much of a recommended combination, it's just that, some setups might be better than others.
If you are experiencing serious bugs, it is recommended to flash back to your Original Stock Roms, though different threads are available that may help fix it or post concerns with.
Then there are tweaks and applications. Please be noted that not all tweaks and applications for WinMo can be beneficial to your B7610. Some may work, some may work with bugs and some may make your device not work. Don't apply/install them just because they say backlight fix, increase sensitivity, camera improvement, best keyboard etc. It is important to read about what a tweak/ application does, possible issues and compatibility with devices. After gathering much info, you can safely install them without any worries.
Custom ROMs, stable or not, will always be experimental. For the reason that Chefs will try to port different things to a ROM hoping that result will be, not a perfect ROM, but a ROM that can be a little better than stock ones. Many people are trying their best to port this and that and luckily, we end with results, however stable or buggier the results would be.
The point is, those people are trying their best, to give all of us reachable results...
For those who can't do better but whine and are starting to hate their B7610
I remember,back then, when I still have an Acer M900, I was painstakingly looking for a forum that will give some device support (like XDA and Modaco does) and found http://www.smartphon...n-acer-support/. Though there were a substantial number of M900 users, the forum was quite bare. It seems a little disappointing at first,but little by little, though I'm not really an expert on things, I posted some topics that may be helpful and interesting to do with the device. And so, little by little, the forum became alive with discussions and developments shared not only by me but all the members. We had Manilla 2D, TF3D and some Xperia Panels working on M900, Lite ROMs, successfully requested Chainfire's OpenGles Compatibility driver and HTC sensor to be compatible with the device,FPUEnabler (was developed from M900), driver fixes, 3D games, the first Overclock tool for SC3 processors (which i8000 and B7610 are now enjoying too) and more. The once bare forum was filled with ideas and positive outlook for M900.
But as they say, some good things never last.
Due to some reasons, I had to let go off my Acer M900, and also, leave the forum. Sadly, little by little, discussions dwindled, hope for a stable 6.5 ROM faded and somewhat, there's nothing new to discuss in the forums anymore but bugs. It's really quite sad to see that a once bare forum, came to life, just to see it fall sleep again.
So what's the point the of story above?
The point is, it may happen to our Beloved B7610 Forum too. The above happened not because I left that forum; it happened because nobody has taken the initiative to keep the fire burning.
We have many ideas, no matter how great or small, that we can share in this forum. We can whine all we want, and hate B7610 for things it is not or things it cannot do, but sure to balance it with productive things like sharing helpful posts. From those productive post, we are now enjoying things from bug fixes to Custom ROMs.
Because we are now enjoying these "ideas", it is quite appropriate to give those who shared them with respect and a simple appreciation like a simple little thank you or if you're willing enough, a small donation. Their works might not be perfect, but still, they made it using some effort and take note, distributed for free. And it doesn't end there. They will be still answering all your concerns and questions, even if how many times the question had already been answered or how late the time is. In essence, they're like the Samsung Support you never had
So feel free to try ROMs, applications and tweaks you may find in this forum, but be aware of the points above. If you feel like sharing things to make B7610 a better device, you are very welcome to do so
Edited by daskalos, 26 May 2010 - 11:39 AM.