Originally Posted by AEDan1977
The Alive versions are not for regular use, they contain the demo "screensavers" and content programs for the display versions you see on display in at&t stores.- Dan
Ok, I've now flashed my 900 a few more times, and you are absolutely right. The Alive version is the in-store demo version. Evidently, when I flashed before, I selected the Alive version, but the software automatically changed it to the var version and I didn't notice.
This time, I forced the Alive version, and it did in fact have the screensaver and demo software installed.
Thank you Dan for your insight. I'm now comfortably back on the original ROM, but I downloaded and flashed the 12084 version this time... Figure I'd make it as clean as possible. It's running stellar btw.