Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums but have been lurking for about a week now. It's ridiculous the amount of information I've got from here. Well, I got my Hero a little over a week ago and have been in love ever since. I ended up putting Fresh 1.1 and then Pancake 0.1 on. It was blazing fast and loved the look. But it got me wondering if there were any actual benchmarks regarding speed and battery life between the stock ROM and all other variations (Fresh, gumbo, pancake, etc). I couldn't really find anything significant, so I decided to revert back to the stock ROM and unroot and run some benchmarks. I had to download a recovery image, recovery-RA-heroc-v1.5.2, so I can't really validate the results compared to a real fresh install. Also, since I was originally rooted and then "unrooted", I don't know if that leaves anything different than the original. But with that said, this is what I decided to do: I will then run each benchmark program 3 times to get an average (killing the process once finished). At night, I will charge to 100% and then let it go into sleep mode. 6 hours later, I will check the battery to see how much has drained. Here are the results of the first run: ================================================== FIRST RUN: Android 1.5 w/HTC Sense ("clean" install) ================================================== BenchmarkPI: 12766, 12467, 12259 (12,497.33 average) CaffineMark: 573, 576, 568 (572.33 average) Linpack: 2.101, 2.239, 2.362 (2.234 average) SpeedTest Download (Cell): 1118, 526, 813 (819 kbps average) SpeedTest Upload (Cell): 547, 187, 309 (347.66 kbps average) SpeedTest Download (WiFi): 2041, 2616, 2591 (2,416 kbps average) SpeedTest Upload (Wifi): 698, 704, 694 (698.66 kbps average) Battery life (no use 6 hrs): 6% loss (100%-94%) Battery life (intensive use 1 hour): 21% loss (100%-79%) (GPS on, WiFi on, Bluetooth on, Pandora playing, screen brightness 100% - never turn off, playing RoboDefense lvl 0) --- Model number: HTC Hero Firmware version: 1.5 Baseband version: 1.04.01.09.21 Kernal version: 2.6.27-533ce29d htc-kernal@and18-2 Build number: 1.56.651.2 CL85027 release keys Software version: 1.56.651.2 Hardware version: 0002 ================================================== Just as a note, I downloaded several games, applications, and utilities that would simulate typical daily use before I ran these benchmarks (Handcent SMS, Facebook, Robo Defense, etc.). If all goes according to plan, I will run these benchmarks as follows: Monday: benchmark Fresh 1.1 Tuesday: benchmark Gumbo 1.5c Wednesday: benchmark Pancake 0.1 Thursday: benchmark with JIT Compiler enabled The last result will be published Friday morning (if all goes well). Let me know now if there is a different benchmark you'd like me to test. I'll root my phone later this evening, and post the results tomorrow morning.