It is a prepaid Rogers (Canada) phone with Froyo 2.2.2 ROM
Having read the various threads here, I am tempted to upgrade the Rom to Gingerbread.
My former job was a computer programmer about two decades ago.
Hence I am quite confident to follow the upgrading instructions posted in this forum.
I have the following questions to ask for your advice:
1. Is it worth the effort to upgrade the Rom from Froyo 2.2.2 to Gingerbread?
This is my first smart phone and so far for the first few days of owning it I have only used a small number default apps like Facebook, Gmail and Webbrowser.
I use this phone with a PetroCanada pre-paid SIM card for Unlimited Web Browsing (UWB) i.e. restricted to Port 80 and on a slower speed 2G network. Under this UWB plan, Google Map and Youtube are only available using WiFi but not the Rogers telecom data network. (PetroCanada is using the Rogers network - hence I do not need to unlock my phone)
2. Do I need to ROOT the phone before I can backup the stock Rogers Rom?
I wish to backup the stock rom so that I can always go back to it if I mess up with any upgrade.
3. Would the European ROMs affect my North American radio reception?
My phone has this Bulid Number: Acer_LiquidMetal_1.101.47_PA_ROGERS
The European ROM I intend to use is Acer_4.000.13.EMEA.GEN1_A32G
I presume EMEA is European radio and PA is Pacific/Asia radio.
Rogers uses 2G network and HSPA+ network on the frequencies of 850/1900 MHz.
4. Do I need to install APPS2SD in order to save up memory space on the phone for installing more apps from Google Play?
Thanks for you advices!
Edited by drdtyc, 09 November 2012 - 07:33 PM.