Lord.. must everything be difficult?
I want to load the new OTA (to answer someone's question if it gets me some more battery life I'm all for it). Here's what I've done so far:
Then the OTA came and I tried to load it and it wouldn't load.
Factory Reset (wanted to do that anyway)
At this point I started looking around for the Stock Apps and I found them. But, I really don't think I deleted any of them. But, I used Root Explorer to copy them into /System/Apps. (I had to mount the /System drive rw and then make /System/Apps rw) I didn't replace any of the Apps though, I just let it put ones that weren't there back (in case I DID delete one and I forgot). Well, after that was done I went down through there and I didn't see any of the permissions being wrong (which makes me think that none of the apps were deleted. I then made /System/Apps ro and mounted the /System drive as ro.
Rebooted the Phone
I'm about ready to just say screw it and root the thing and put ICS on there as Motorola is dragging their feet on ICS (probably because of some marketing/sales BS). But, I'd really rather not do that. So, does anyone have any other ideas? The only other idea I have is to replace all the Stock Apps with the versions I've found. I know that some of the apps have been "upgraded" so that might be the cause and bringing them back down to their original versions might fix it. But, I'm really at a loss as to what to do next.