I've been on the fence about the WillyBoy hybrid for the 9700 but in the end decided to stick with .743. I'm downloading .862 right now and will be installing it shortly using Desktop Manager 6 which I just got around to installing.
I'm not actually using Desktop Manager to install the OS, just for the backup/restore. I have used AppLoader.exe but lately I've been using BB Master Control Program which just makes everything easier. OS is installing now, I should be up and running shortly.
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just loaded it up. Sync with my Mac works, which was the sticking point with all the releases after .602 official from ATT.
One small issue with it not recognizing existing music on the media card. Deleted all the files and re synced, worked fine
Initial impression is that it is MUCH faster responding so far, but only about an hour or so of use. I'll report back this evening after I put it through its paces.
Freed up about 15MB of memory, and seems to be much faster boot time, and loading of pictures in media viewer.
Apps loaded and running --
Facebook (actually seems a bit faster)
Player for YouTube
Also, running fine with
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I downloaded and shrank the OS (just 35.3 MB in 346 files, nice!) but haven't loaded it up yet, since I've been tinkering with various hybrids. Waiting to see what else I can drop in there before I load it.
I've read reports of very respectable battery performance, but that's second-hand info.
this OS is a champion of all leaked and official...
using it for 2 days..
great radio file IMO, better than .743, in .743 sometimes get sos and cannot return to network unless you do BP.
mostly get 3G..
snapier, all my apps works very well..
but battery life seems like 743, little bit draining
.656 is the best OS for battery life IMO