I decided to take the Signed Stock V8 ROM posted on the Android Ally website and play around with it a bit to see what kind of custom stock ROM I could make and what results it would have on the phone or if the phone would even boot up. Yes, i'm bored tonight. Unzipped the file and started looking through the app folder. I removed a bunch of the stock apps from the /system/app folder I know I will never use and added a few backup .apk files from apps I know I will never care if they get updated. I took out: All Calendar apps and widgets Email Visual Voicemail Amazon Twitter Socialite All Live Wallpapers Backup Assistant Clock\Weather Widget Dual Clock LG Home MySpace ThinkFree Office Probably a few others i'm forgetting. I added: The updated Market The old Sense style Fancy Widget Universal Androot so I could quickly re-root the phone. Terminal The Velocity Car Dock AK Notepad Solitaire Cachemate I zipped everything up and after flashing this ROM, I was happy to see it booted up. Then I was amazed to see that I had 141mb of internal storage memory available. Apparently some of the stock apps take up some of internal storage memory. I thought the stock apps came from a different memory pool and would have no bearing on the internal memory number. After installing ADW.Launcher and a few other market apps I had before, I dropped down to 132mb which is still more than the 128mb they say the Ally comes with. Think I will use this custom stock V8 ROM for awhile and see if it crashes or does anything silly. One thing I did learn was how easy it is to customize a ROM as long as you have the .zip file. Never knew I could just delete and add apps to the /system/app folder like I did and have it work. Was really worried trying this because I wasn't sure what might happen. Sure beats using Titanium backup to delete them after the fact. Much easier to get rid of them before flashing.