Sorry for the double post but I was asked to.
Here is the original report you requested:
"Official V6 Final Report"
bbcrackman's absolute best release yet! V6 Rocks!
Implementations, New Features, Positive / Negative Findings, Ongoing / Addressed Issues and Improvements will be addressed in Color Coded Format.
Blue Text will = Positives, New Features, & Improvements
Green Text Will = Acutely Noticable Changes
Red Text will = Negatives & Ongoing Issues.
"Device Type(s) tested on"
"Base Software Version & Platform Utilized"
"Reason for chosen base version"
Polls currently show the majority are in favor the 220.127.116.11 platform
"Hybrid Version Tested (BBCrackman v6 Hybrid vs BBCrackman v6-90"
"Reason for chosen base version"
V6 was selected as choice for testing purposes over the V6-90 due to the vast number of issues surrounding the .90 radio.
Some devices did not perform well on 18.104.22.168 I would not recommend loading this unless you absolutely want to. While some may experience no reboots at all. Others may follow an alternate course of undesirable reboots, system lockup's, and occasional VSOD. It still has the same effect on devices as did straight .90.
"Allocated Time Tested"
Testing from day one of general release on a fully charged original battery till end of the battery cycle.
Color improvement is definately there and it is noticable. While color banding is still present you cannot see the vast lineage as before between the transitional phases as in previous releases. Color saturation is a Major improvement showing better visibility and better color flow. Images are more Clearer and Brighter. Color depth seems at it's highest that I have seen compared to any other releases yet.
Colors are more vivid in detail and crisp in texture. Color banding is hardly noticable. Huge improvement over any other release out.
Under typical use; making regular calls, watching a movie, listening to music, web, and sms; Battery life has been DRASTICALLY INCREASED. I don't how it was done but the battery in all three units are still running STRONG. Have not had to charge yet. This would be one of the best noticable changes I have seen to date. Everybody needs battery life improvement, and if so then this looks like the one.
"Lockup's / Freezes / VSOD"
None! Running strong and smooth
ALL of my 3rd Party apps work perfectly. Storm Slider, Quickpull, StopTilt, BofA, File Manager Pro, Forward w/Edit, PDF to Go, Forward w/Edit, Shazam, Kenny Powers, BBOS Launcher, Memory Manager, Battery Booster, Premium Doc to Go, Quicklaunch 1.5 and 2, Visual Voice Mail.
"Camera and Video"
Camera Speed has increased noticably. It is faster and works every time. 50 photos taken and no issues. 10 Videos taken and no issues. No reboots on camera usage or video usage. Playback was smooth and transitional.
I am on BES with my company and it works flawlessly and punctually. Emails come in wuick and decisive as they should. This is how BES should have always been from the begining.
"Using DM 4.7 and 5.0"
I can do my back-up's with DM 4.7 and 5.0 with no issues. Tested with two seperate units for more accurate testing.
Played a variety of mp3's and had no problems at all. Music played back flawlessly!
Played several short video clips and 1 movie. Very clear color depth. Color saturation is definately better. Colors are more crisp!
Phone speed is much improved. Even with several apps running and several emails going at the same time the phone was extremely fast and responsive. This is a HUGE improvement over the prior releases!
"Loading from Card"
All of my pics and vids loaded and were picked up perfectly from my 16 gb card.
ABSOLUTELY NO LAG AT ALL!!!!! I sent many SMS and emails and even while browsing the web had no lag on any of the testing phases. This is a MAJOR improvement.
ABSOLUTELY NOTICABLE IMPROVEMENT. The radio is the best out yet. I did not experience any lost or dropped calls. Not one Kb of data loss. Sound is MUCH clearer and louder. HOLDING STRONG at 4-5 bars all day long. I usually only get 3-4 bars at the same exact locations but not now. Just for this alone I will never change!
CRAZY FAST! Ok seriously, this is the fastest one out yet. NO Lag! changes when it should and not when you would least expect it to.
"Visual Voice Mail"
Well if you use it, it does work perfectly.
Dont even ask... It's LIGHTNING FAST. Don't let others tell you how fast their browsers are. This one will pass it by far. The fastest browser compared to others. Loaeds .096 seconds faster. Now dont say that .096 is not a long time cause when you are sitting at that redlight for only 1 minute waiting for the light to change that one minute seems like 5. YES it is MUCH FASTER!!!!!
54MB at start up vs 51MB before. Now keep in mind, this is BEFORE I loaded all of my third apps. With all of the apps listed above running I am holding strong at 43MB. No Loss So Far.
Do 3 battery pulls on set up of new hybris 60 seconds apart as instructed. how many battery pulls have I had so far now: 0. That's right, 0 battery pulls to date.
"The Final Analysis"
This is absolutely the best built hybrid to date. It is not just my opinion but the results show it. Tested on three storms and all three running strong. bbcrackman's V6 needs no improvement as he has passed the bar of our expectations and led by example. While again I would highly remind you not use the .90 radio unless you are just looking for completely getting rid of the color banding. This V6 does not needs too much more in my opinion. Color, Video, Radio, Speed, Browsing.... It's All There.
All I can say is a BIG Thanks to bbcrackman for this build and thanks to the BBOS team for having it here FIRST!!!!!!
Outstanding findings list :) thanks for posting
As a newbie and an AT&T subscriber I have felt no love from other sites! :lmao:
I have questioned my decision to get a Storm for several weeks! Right now though, I have to give a world of thanks to BBCrackman for restoring "that loving feeling" with this hybrid. He has restored my faith that this amazing phone can work as it was intended!
All my apps finally work, my radio signal stays on EDGE, my MMS doesn't fail.
I didn't even know I have a "color banding" issue until I saw .90! :) and noticed the amazing colors and larger keys.
I am so thrilled and want to thank all the BBOS crew for their patience and kindness in answering all my questions (probably having to repeat the same answers over and over again to us newbies) without being "flamed."
I have deleted the other site from my favorites and will only use BBOS.
Thank you again for all you insight and patience! :grouphug: