Hi. Yesterday I managed to mess up my Mini Pro (again) so when I used PC Companion to repair the phone I recorded it and put it up on YouTube.
Following repairing the phone I then used the CWMinstaller (it’s a combined download of the ADB tools, CWM recovery and SuperOneClick) to root the phone and install a recovery; I also recorded it and put it on YouTube.
I think they are very boring videos but have had requests for them so will add it to the guides and you can find them embedded on this post:
Quick Custom Firmware Trial
This also gave me a reason to try out a few different releases; I was happily using MiniCM Pro up to V16 but the last couple of releases have had some bugs (first V17 had no FM Radio and now V18 has wireless issues) so I checked out GingerDX, GinTonic.SE and SonyStyle (all with the stock kerne so installed any required modules for each releasel).
I had high hopes for GingerDX and all flashed as expected but I found that it was a bit laggy on my X10 Mini Pro, I thought I should run a benchmark so ran Quadrant Standard a couple of times and found I only got a score of 611 (avg); in MiniCM Pro I got a score of 961. The other thing I didn’t like about it was the inclusion of both Zeam and LauncherPro; I don’t really understand why personally I’d like the smallest launcher installed as I can always install my preferred from the market. It seemed like a good release, perhaps with a custom kernel it would really fly.
MiniCM Pro – SonyStyle
SonyStyle worked great and with a Quadrant benchmark of 963 can recommend it but I don’t really like the stock look and feel.
Finally GinTonic; after a rather full-on boot animation i was a little weary but I found performance was very good, snappy and responsive. Quadrant score of 941 so in the same region as MiniCM and SonyStyle. There are a number of tweaks in GT, not all necessary but nice none the less; I’m going to stick with it as it all works nicely.