I know I just wrote a post about how Mighty’s ROM was so much better than Juicy’s, but the ROM war continues and Juicy just released a new ROM (4.5.5) for the Sprint Diamond. It has all sorts of new, super-cool features that put it a few notches above Mighty’s latest ROM.
If you want this ROM (Juicy 4.5.5), but aren’t sure how to flash your phone, you may want to check out my How To Unlock, Flash the Sprint Touch PRO guide. Note: If you want to know how to flash the Diamond, do not follow the explicit instructions that I wrote on that post. It’s the same process, but if you download and flash to the ROM that I point to in that post, it will jack your phone up – and that’s not a good thing.
What I love about Juicy’s new ROM:
- Facebook app
I never thought I would see the day. This app has pretty much all the bells and whistles you could ever want out of a Windows Mobile Facebook app. Now someone needs to whip up a cool Twitter app for Windows Mobile.
- New keyboard and tap-sensitive vibration
This was on the previous ROM, but it’s still worth mentioning. The new keyboard makes typing on the Diamond a lot more
fun easy. The typing still sucks, but this keyboard + the touch vibration is a complete step up from the standard keyboard.
- TouchFLO upgrade
Now you can customize the options you want to see instead of having to scroll through all the crap you don’t want to see (i.e. the music player).
- Improved iconography
All of the icons seem to have had an overhaul. I’m not sure who made them or whatever, but they look good. It’s nice to see something new.
- In-call recorder app
Apparently you can now record calls while you’re talking. I haven’t used this app yet, but I look forward to posting some prank phone calls.
- Flip It App
I haven’t really used this either, but this will come in handy for screen rotation tweaking.
For the record (and thanks to The Hat for letting me know): Apparently Juicy couldn’t keep up with the development of two ROM’s, so he got a new guy (JMZ Taylor) to pick up where he left off. Each new ROM gets Juicy’s stamp of approval though – which is good.