There seems to be no specific Darky's 9.5 thread of observations so I thought It'd start one.
I'm on Orange in the UK and was on JP8 FROYO 2.2, so went from JPU to JPY using Odin and CF-Root 2e recovery ROM manager and CW mod recovery and went to Darky's ROM 9.5 from the zip selecting the Voodo kernal and the default options apart from selecting grey menu icons with the Darky's configurator application. So...
PDA : I9000XWJS8
PHONE : I9000XXJVE
CSC : I9000XXJS1
I did have a momentary glitch with the first text notification continuously playing the default notification tune until I pulled down the notification bar but that never happened again. 9.5 also boots up saying 9.4 by the way but it says 9.5 in settings.
I also recalibrated the battery and got 1% per hour on standby - much better!
Since then it's been great; nice and fast amd I can hammer the internet or GPS without having to recharge before bed time. Even the battery full notification is quiet enough not to wake me at 2am! Ahhhh.... bliss!
Yesterday, however, I was in a poor signal strength area and noticed something strange: I had a full signal strength indication but no data connection (no GPRS icon). Doing a manual operator search showed O2 as the only operator (I'm on Orange). Back on automatic I was still getting a steady full signal strength indicator! Previous phones always showed no signal in these circumstances, with the signal strength only momentarily blipping up during a search. I re-entered a good signal area about two hours later and data worked again but I noticed the battery had plummeted from ~60% to 26% and the battery useage stats said half display and half cell standby. Should I be changing the modem?
I've not installed the lagfix yet. Some recon the ROM is fast enough but has anyone found the lagfix improves the speed, smoothness or battery?