Having been bored to the core by the constant hanging, crashing and general nausea of the stock OS on this thing. I figured the custom roms would not be any worse. I mean if your nagging wife is replaced by a nagging BUT hot girlfriend, its a trade right? No?
Anyhoo I set out to right this universal wrong on Mwangikind (am working on a copyright) I shopped around the only place anyone with an android phone should go with OS issues, XDA . I figured someone else with more skill, time or resources than me would have built a custom ROM for the damn thing already.
I went with JellyMod and at first had issues with the deodexing manenos but I managed.
Here are some screenshots.
What surprised me was the stability of the ROMS which are generally worked on by hobbyist developers and rarely attract financial benefits for their makers.
The ROMs are based on the stock roms so they still run on Gingerbread. I have however seen a significant bump in responsiveness, stability and general awesomeness. Cant wait for an ICS based phone!
Here is a useful PDF I found on the inter-webs that should greatly aid in rooting your Galaxy pocket or related Samsung android phones Universal Gingerbread Root & Unroot 2.3.3 – 2.3.7+
And here is the Deodex File I used. Also downloaded from a site I cannot remember now.
Happy rooting and custom ROMing!