THANK YOU JT, without whom none of this is possible.
THANK YOU #miui-us, for guidance and a vibrant base to start from.
THANK YOU Nitsuj/TSM for pushing me into playing with this idea.
USB mass storage / sdcard
Patch (Must be done in Orange MTD Recovery) "adb reboot recovery" is the best way to get there. 3button is not good.
Theme Manager/SuperUser (Thanks MIUI.US Vibrant team)
Rogue Roaming Indicator (Thanks times_infinity)
Signal Strength is now accurate
Found this while researching the issue.
Work Around for Deep Sleep/No Call bug:
1) Install this app "Load Monitor"
2) In the app settings, check "Add Notification", then check "Wake Lock"
3) Set the update interval to 5seconds
This should prevent your device from deep sleep which is of course a batter drain, however you will receive calls. If its worth it or not is up to you.
it seems to work...
This app might be better: