All right, I've read quite a bit of this thread and looked at many others. I first want to thank all of you guys a lot for all the effort you've put into opening up this sleek little device. You are my heroes.
Now, I can find myriad instructions on how to work around this and that restriction, but I'm still unclear as to what benefits you guys have found so far from unlocking the phone with the SPC. I gather that some of you have been able to access the phone's filesystem, and I surmise that nobody has figured out how to tether yet (not that I'd do that anyway, since it's against VM's ToS ). However, what specifically could I gain from unlocking my RT? Could I, for example, configure the phone so that links that appear in texts open in Opera Mini rather than in the stock browser? (Please say yes. ) Could I edit some files and thereby change the icons used in menu items?
In other words, should I go to the trouble of getting the SPC off the phone? If there aren't any super-awesome things you all have found in there, I'll be content with the ability to install apps from the APPS folder on the microSD card.
Edit: Also, I see that LG's website shows an available firmware upgrade (for the VM510 specifically?!). Has anyone tried that? Does it work on an unlocked phone? And what does it change?