Thanks for your response twrock. I am baffled as to why my phone cannot take the latest Styx rom version. It seems ok on first boot but upon reboot and unlock, ADW always hangs and I am just left with the status bar. Also tried your Onyx rom and it just hangs on the 'A N D R O I D' screen (I did wait 25 minutes!)
So I am really not sure, maybe my partition is just not big enough and I must delete some ringtones, boot animation, system apps before flashing the file to make sure I have enough free space after flashing. This is something I have not tried which springs to mind.
WHICH PHONE MODEL DO I HAVE??
AFAIK, my phone hardware is identical to U8220. Looking at the Android diagnostics I get:
Baseband Verion: 6383. I have a model no. 'U8220-6' This is how its displayed on the back under the battery.
I just installed and ran 'Android System Info' app which tells me the phone has:
-Internal Memory Max: 105.25MB Free: 50.07MB
-RAM Max: 104MB Free: 15Mb+9.2Mb in 1
Are there any more diagnostics output from terminal/ this app I can give you to definitely pin down which model 'Pulse' I have?
I also tried inputting the IMEI code into the www.carphonewarehouse.co.uk site which brings up that the model of this device is a U8220! Not sure if this is correct. I always assumed by the specs that it was a U8220.
I even formatted the sdcard but still no success with flashing these roms on my phone.
SOUND VARIATIONS ACROSS ROMs?
I have read about varying sound volumes from rom to rom. I found these tweaks that seem to work (if sound is too high/too low), I concur that these settings in build.prop raise the overall volume (or could be used to lower overall volume potentially):
"ro.config.vc_call_steps=20 -----> I use 20. Default is 7. Makes more volume steps in calls and made mine a little louder."
"ro.ril.enable.amr.wideband=1 - better in call voice quality"
There is mention of a
"persist.cust.tel.eons=1 - got better signal"
I am not convinced with this last setting. In areas with little reception I notice the signal is dropped more so I am not sure if it is due to this setting, does anyone know exactly what it does?
I obtained these interesting build.prop settings from here:
thanks for any pointers you can give me and keep up the great work!