yet about USB MASS STORAGE mode...
1. Don't use that option, use ActiveSync option, once you connected to AS, then go to your computer click My Computer and you'll have a mobile phone icon named Mobile Device, click on that and you are in your phone. This is better option than USB MASS STORAGE. (This is if you use Windows XP SP3, don't know how it is with Vista and 7)
The only XP I possess (legally) is HOME version and I can not install ActiveSync in it because Windows' response is that the ActiveSync is outdated already so the program is not certified any more and it's installation is set to be prohibited (it looks like it is prohibited hardwiredly as I tried to get around this obstacle with many tweaks and nothing helped).
So your answer implies the MASS STORAGE is not available in the Yonn HS++ ROM, doesn't it? Sad as I use this routinely, the more my default PC os is linux...
However USB MASS STORAGE works well in the Yonn's DROID ROM...
As an ex user of SPB Mobile Shell 3.5.5 I can tell you that those animations are GIF images, so they are not related to the phone system. Phone system only use power to activate the gif images, not to play them.
So does it mean for these gifs the power is used only once after the device's switching on?
I must tell you I tried to monitor CPU utilisation during switching panels, folders etc. (and then returning to the main screen) such so many times. The FdcSoft's Task Manager has been used as the monitoring tool for this purpose: http://www.dotfred.net/TaskMgr.htm
Tested in the two ROMs: Yonn's DROID and Steff195s Light v2. To my surprise the plain "Today Screen" with 'Start menu' seems to consume even little more CPU than DROID's SPB Mobile Shell. Is it possible?
Of course it would be good to confirm this more precisely, could you recommend any applet for the power consumption measurement, please?
If it confirmed the Yonn DROID would be proclaimed as the most optimized ROM for the CPU resources - yet still the most functional and aesthetic either
The only 'cons' is the RAM usage, but it could be reduced by disactivating Start menu, couldn't it?