Originally Posted by Captain_Throwback
I guess you don't understand how the IRC ROMs work versus the Nightlies. The IRC builds will ALWAYS have the fixes before the Nightlies. ALWAYS. .
I guess I didn't. I realize that the nightlies are bot-built but I thought that IRC was built from a recent but stable nightly commit fork and then added some IRC specific features (but not big fixes). I thought if a fix was in deck's IRC build then it was also in the nightly but that nightly might ALSO contain some other unstable changes. So, in other words, I thought the IRC build was just a recent stable nightly with some other goodies added but what I now understand is that the IRC is where many fixes, including potentially major fixes, are built and tested BEFORE they are committed to the CM source. I didn't realize until now that it wasn't necessary to flash the gps fix. My gps didn't work on an earlier IRC release and your gps fixed seemed to cure it so I went ahead and flashed it on the IRC 1006 build when I flashed that.
All this being said, it seems that my practice of flashing current IRC builds is probably best for me versus going to nightlies where some fixes might not yet be incorporated. I guess there are reasons to do either depending on tolerance for instability or unknowns. I certainly recognize that either route is considered experimental and bleeding edge but, hey, that's one of the reasons we root and flash after all.
Thanks for the clarification and education, it was helpful to me and I am sure it was to others too. I'm sure it's been said before but saying it again never hurts.