Still no good with custom firmware and locked bootloaders
My wife got an Xperia Arc on O2 about 2 years ago.
The Android 2.3 firmware ran out of app space due to all the O2 Bloatware. I rooted and removed it. O2 then updated the O2 FW to sort some bugs, but with all the bloat back and no root available for that version. No space again for apps.
Great, ICS must be out soon ...... then O2 decided to not go ahead and it was stuck on 2.3 with very little apps.
Ah, custom firmware ..... nope. Booloader has been locked by O2 as well.
Never again. If they didn't fuck with the firmware for "added value" crippling the handset then add insult to injury by stopping you updating the ROM then I would think about it.
Sim Free from now on!