NOTE_ I have updated this post several times over the past couple of days trying to keep it up with the updates in various threads thinking it would be best as gforums. the original poster, is unable to update his post until at least Monday evening. Sorry if this is not the best way to do it.
Note that I have very little experience with these ROMS (or any others) and no previous experience with Android, so I am mainly collating info.
Having downloaded the link above I got a Hash of 658807E422579179375C3A2BD76D10DE and
first impressions are that it runs fast and most things seem to work well.
NB. MARKET is not working very well at the moment.
This is a problem on the servers and is being experienced by all Android users.
If you have been able to download any apps from Market then it almost certain that any further problems are NOT related to this ROM.
Once you have installed the ROM turn off wifi and do not turn it on until you have setup Talk on 3G/2G and run Market and downloaded any app on 3G/2G.
Market fails on every attempt to download
Talk authentication fails
Got Market and Talk working by Not setting up google mail first - instead turn off wifi and then setup Talk on 3G/2G then go to Market and download any app on 3G/2G then turning on wireless.
This seems to be causing problems for other upgraders. I can only add that it worked for me and that it is important to turn off wifi and not to enter any google credentials until you have set up the credentials in Talk and at least started a Market download on 3G or 2G.
If you have failed to do this and are already experiencing the problem of not being able to download from market or connect in Talk - go into clockwork mod and delete the 2 caches and data and reboot. Then turn off wifi, set up Talk and download from market on 3G/2G.
Once the rom is installed you may need new drivers, see
Task Manager Crash going into it
Superuser stops on going to log
I managed to cure the Task manager and Superuser by
Installing and running Universal Androot 1.6.2 beta 5 from
Task manager still dies but now does so when you exit the screen
Others have reported that there are no problems with root so it may be that the problems actualy relate to the Superuser and Task Mgr apps.
As mentioned, YouTube fails but managed to install a very nice version by removing and then following instructions at
Acrobat Reader Fails - managed to install by removing old version and then redownloading from Market
(To remove the apps I used Super Manager and simply deleted The YouTube and Acrobat apk's and folders in /system)
Fancy Widget doesn't pick up where you are from GPS or mobile network but will give you the weather if you enter your location manually.
Wifi is working fine for me but some people are reporting issues with it automatically connecting and that they must manual connect each time.
Camera fails to adjust focus and frequently has bands across image
FM Radio seems not to work
GPS seems to work but location based on phone network fails - Not certain of how well GPS is passing info to apps.
MP3's work for me but others report failures this is likely to relate to differing MP3 compression/format settings
Custom Notification Sounds seem not to work
There are also some questions about the dialler apps battery usage (although overall my impression is this ROM is kinder to the battery than it was with 2.1 and this may be a reporting error rather than actual high battery drain).
Adobe Flash is not included and very unlikely to ever work on this phone - it simply doesn't meet the hardware requirements.
Everything else seems A1 and most people, who have managed to get thru the fixes, report a VERY fast and stable rom.
There WAS some suspicion that the ROM is set to send an MMS to a number in China and if it fails to send it would then turn off the phones ability to make/receive calls or texts. From the little Ive read of the logs from the developers who have studied this, it seems that this is likely to be a method ZTE is using to monitor the phones it uses for development - from which this rom is derived.
NB. Stephen the developer (CB) who was one of those who modified the ROM also dealt with this issue and it is no longer a worry. See