I finally signed up on here. If I had read this information first, I would have never installed the new update. I hate it!
Move all your files you want to keep over to a computer via usb connection.
Once that is done, do a factory reset.
When you come back up verizon will ask you if you want to use what they saved....the answer is: NO!!!! Even if they show you your same email account. Still say NO! You then can sign in with the same email address if you want to, it will not....or is not supposed to bring saved objects down.
Now this does not fix the issues.....BUT...it will settle the phone down so you can learn the issues better and the walk arounds that some have used, to see if they work for you.
Also, when you do get up and running, immediately disable Chrome. Apparently this is part of the problem...so don't even try to use it until they fix it.
You will loose root, but can get it back. IF it does OTA and upgrade on you then I recommend the SBF Stock version(http://sbf.droid-developers.org/cdma_maserati/list.php) as its functionality is better than the VzW OTA. However, to prevent it from OTAing, if you can get RootExplorer or some other file system to access the /system/app folder and change the names of a few of the .apk files to .bak or something then the update will fail and it won't bother you again.
just got notification for update today. was starting to back up everything off my phone + SD card (plus a few apps that i DO NOT want the newest version of - thanks TiBu!)
but now i'm not so sure...
does anyone know if these issues have been fixed?
the version being presented to me ota is 98.72.18.en.US. it says it's already downloaded but it's prompting me to install or postpone for another 12 hours. i think i'll go rename some APKs (i'm already rooted) just to keep it from updating. right now i'm running stock ics (6.16.217), rooted. sure wish CM had the BT and camera stuff sorted so i could just go to that, but since i use the phone for work, and actually use my camera a lot (though i rarely use BT) i can't really go to that yet.
The keyboard Caps Lock and Shift to me now are very minor as after awhile you will get used to changing the way you type on the phone, but I can't get used to worrying about how long my battery will last and whether or not I can find an outlet somewhere to charge up.
Update at your own decision.