I've been running it since nearly when it came out. I have noticed improved battery life and a speedy browser. 3G seems to go in and out, but then again, we all know how crappy AT&T can be in the Bay Area.
That's not an option that you can assign to a convenience key ... probably because it's already hard-assigned to the mute button on top.
Why is having it assigned to a side key so important, if you don't mind my curiosity?
this was possible on the .411 official from bell. the lock button on top doesn't work anymore so i assigned it to the left convenience key. i need it for obvious reasons since my bb stays in my pocket.
any advice on an OS that has this option still available? the only reason i had to upgrade from .411 is cuz it would ask me to clear cache memory every three or four pages when browsing on the bb browser. this can get very annoying especially when trying to put a bid on ebay at the very last moment....
anyway, have any insight on which OS will give me the lock option and not ask me to clear my cache memory every couple of pages when using the bb browser?
The new mute button lock functionality was introduced in one of the last few builds, I honestly don't remember which one. I'd suggest doing a quick dumpster-dive through the related threads on here for each of the last several builds to see when it popped up, and use the latest stable build before that.
Frankly though, I'd recommend instead focusing your efforts on fixing the mute button on your phone, because these latest builds are awfully damned slick. Snag a cheap T5 screwdriver and bust that puppy apart; I was able to originally fix mine by just taking it apart, cleaning out some dust, and putting it back together. There is a disassembly video on cnn.cn if you're worried about how complex the procedure might be.