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What's the best OS for a Rogers HTC Dream?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by copolii, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. copolii

    copolii Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Aug 12, 2009

    Aug 12, 2009
    Software Engineer in the Video Game industry
    Richmond BC Canada
    Hi guys,

    I've been searching and searching, but a lot of the posts are dated June or July and I'm basically hoping to get the latest information.

    I'll start with the details:
    Rogers Branded HTC Dream
    Recovery: CyanogenMod v1.2 + JF
    Dream PVT 32B ENG S-OFF
    HBoot: 1.33.2005 (DREA21000)
    Apr 20 2009, 15:30:43
    FW Version: 1.5
    Baseband Version: 62.52S.20.18U_3.22.20.17
    Kernel Version: 2.6.27-9af60ed4
    Build No.: 1.85.631.5 146733 CL#33863 release-keys
    Rooted (I think)

    My Questions:
    1- What is the best OS out there right now? (I know this depends on the user, but there must be ones that are more popular than others and ones that should be avoided). I'm mainly looking for something that would address the following:
    * a proper voice dial ... the one that came with the phone is half assed ... recognition is great, but it's not exactly hands-free!!
    * multi-touch ... I hate the iPhone, but you gotta agree that's one kickass feature :)
    * SMS time stamp issue ... after 2 weeks it still confuses the hell outa me for the first few seconds
    2- I can't get anything later than CyanogenMod 1.2, it won't get past the boot splash ... reflashing to the 1.2 works ... any ideas?
    3- All the links to the 'latest radio'point a 2.x version, but I have 3.x ... doesn't that mean I have the newer version?
    4- I flashed Spash1 and Splash2 to 2 different PNG images, but I get what seems to be the default splash screen on boot. What are the specs on the splash image? and where do each of these splash screens come up?

    If you're about to start flaming, please take it elsewhere. I'm not satisfied with my search results because many posts are old and in some cases conflicting. Forums are
    where (the more experienced) people help people.

    If I've missed out any details/questions, I'll update my post. I will also update the first post with the answers immediately after the questions, is possible in a different color (it's easier for new people to follow up and get answers).

    Thanks a lot for your time.


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