I do have a newer version than 17r. It no longer has the vibe at startup and about after a week of running it, the vibe was like super slow and things just acted slow or stupid. 17r all the way. Only other firm i use is an older version...can't remember. .. but it enabled the IM ringtone in your ring details. If you run the stock IM client on your v3 your could then select the tone for when you got a message.
But you can set that tone with p2ktools or any other p2k app or pst.
But if you are looking for stability and menu speed, run the latest .17r firm
I just have installed the 17r stuff and I MUST SAY is NOT GOOD... Don't know mucho about this things but the timers do not work, only the meter is there, the java has not the PRIORITY options and others.
I would strongly reccomend R374_G_0E_32.0ER_PDS005_...
Works better, has dual line options and others and all USELESS options had been hidden...
If there is someone that can say MY 17R WORKS PERFECTLY please write me to EDIT: Please don't give your E-Mail, better is your PM address http://www.modmymoto.com/forums/member.php?u=94051 and tell me how do I do the METERS, TIMERS and other options to run... About the java and others, I could use P2K tools... But anyway, please tell me I feel old-fashioned with my firmware even having used the latest ones.