For any that are interested and unofficial mod of Dios Mios has been produced by GBAtemp member Airline83:
DIOS MIOS 2.6 mod v2
1. Fixed "Billy Hatcher" freeze issue. (thanks
2. Fixed "Godzilla" reboot issue.
If there is any specific game which worked in DM2.5 but failed
in DM2.6, I may try to fix in the next mod version.(if possible)
Info from Mod v1:
Since there is a problem(black screen) to enable both "progressive mode"
and "padhook" for some games (DM v2.5 or v2.6),
here is a mod version of DM v2.6(not "Lite") to disable
"padhook" automatically as long as "progressive mode" is enabled.
Also this mod version should fix "Mario Kart Double Dash" freeze issue.
(in the original DM v2.6)
DM 2.6 Mod v2
(click on the white button to download, not the blue one)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand lastly some info on DM 2.7 (official):
I've been informed on #DM that I should wait until a new release. They're fully aware of the prog + padhook bug and would prefer testing on a new build. I was not advised of any time frame for a release of 2.7, however now I am certain that at some point development will continue with DM. Happy gaming guys.