QUOTE(VirtusRex @ Oct 6 2006, 09:28 AM)
I've been thinking of upgrading my c760 from beta1 to beta4. Could someone tell me if the current beta4 rom is stable and works with c760?
Also, what are the benefits of beta4 compared to beta1?
My advice is to stay with Beta 1. If you're going to upgrade, I found Beta 3 to be most stable on my 760. The advantages of Beta 4 don't outweigh the pain of charging problems, spurious suspend issues, keyboard issues and a lot of broken settings applications.
I've been using Beta 4 since it was released, and also found that my keyboard responsiveness has become degraded, or messed up somehow. This may be just hardware related and coincidence, but some keys (E, R and space) require a harder press, whilst others seem to repeat too quickly so that i get double characters.
The main issue was with charging - it wouldn't seem to charge sufficiently and on battery power wouldn't last more than a few minutes. This was resolved at least partially by going into the DM menu and using the manual charging option to get more charge into the battery, then flash the new higher value to the flash memory. This now allows the battery to charge normally.
However, I still face intermittent power suspend, and then having to wait for a minute before being able to power on again. Then it will suspend again repeatedly until I can get mains power connected.
The good stuff...
I use wpa_supplicant to control my Ambicom wi-fi card - works OK. But, when roaming, I need to quit wpa_supplicant, then use the CF card applet to eject and insert, then re start wpa_supplicant in order to connect to a new network - very fiddly, and a complete pain when travelling on the subway because hotspots only exist in the stations. By the time I've finished these fiddly steps, the train has moved out of the hotspot !
My overall feeling is that my 760 is less of a machine than it was using Beta3. I haven't yet upgraded to 121, I'm waiting for something more stable, so for now I'll live with my Beta 4 setup.