Originally Posted by blackjack23
i want to update my Milestone/Droid to a faster custom ROM. but im worried that i'll lose stuff with my carrier. like text, 3G, wifi and phone calling.. What will/can i lose, and what might i gain?
Ok, everybody seems to be all over the place with their answers, although they are all right its a bit confusing.
1. Custom roms are, on the majority of phones a vast improvement over their stock counterparts.
2. If you changed to a custom rom you would lose everything, yes but there is a trick to get around that. We use something called titanium backup (on the market), you just set it to back up everything you want and ta da, you restore everything on the new rom and you pretty much have the same phone, just with lots and lots of improvements
3. At worst you will lose contacts or messages, but that would not be the phones fault
The benefits are absolutely amazing, now that I've rooted my desire and have a custom rom on it I wouldn't go back.