Originally Posted by regeland
For the senior members. What kernel (x.25 vs x.32 etc) and build is the most reliable right now? I've tried most of them and love all the builds, but have a hard time keeping up with all the improvements!
I'm looking for the kernel that gives the best "simple phone" experience. In other words, good battery life, minimal crashes, working GPS and data, and fast response (for calls and SMS at least).
I would say there are two options regarding the kernel:
1. if you want USB drive connectivity - use 10-10-4? .25 kernel (can't remember offhand the exact date). This seems to be a great kernel in terms of battery life and stability. No crashes in over a month using Inc v12. Only problem is that you don't have App2SD using .25 kernel, the system unmounts the SD card if you try to put an app on the SD.
2. If you want App2SD you need to give up USB connectivity and use the latest .32 kernel. Still fairly stable with most versions of Froyo, but I have had a couple of lock-ups. Battery life is comparable I think.
I've left the .25 kernel on my wife's phone and she hasn't complained about the phone anymore. .32 is on my phone just because I keep running out of room on the phone. That said, I have had mixed results with App2SD as well since sometimes the applications just don't work.