How to go back to Gingerbread after ICS update?!

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by CoralJade17, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. CoralJade17

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    I just put ICS on my HTC Rezound and absolutely HATE HATE HATE it!!!!! Please, can anyone tell me how to put Gingerbread back (preferably without having to convert to factory settings, although I'd be willing to do this as a last resort)? I've searched on Google but I honestly don't know what half of the solutions are talking about. I've never messed with any of my gadgets before and technology is NOT my strong suit. If anyone can give me very precise, step-by-step instructions on how to bring my phone back, I would be eternally greatful!!!
     
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    Thank you but I am not having any usage problems so far, I just absolutely loathe the new layout. It looks like a 2-year-old formatted it and it's completely disappointing. I just want it to look the way it used to, and not look like the developer would've put everything in comic-sans if that had been an option.
     
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    Well...ICS isn't just cosmetic you know...it actually makes your phone function better/more efficiently.
    What I think you should do is keep ICS, but download a launcher to change the theme of your phone to something you like more. That way you can keep the OS back end improvements from ICS but it will have a design that you like.

    Personally, I wanted a look as close to vanilla ICS as possible, with no sense...so I installed Nova Launcher (at the suggestion of someone here) to get that look and feel. I liked it so much, I bought the Prime version for $4, mainly as a thank you to the developer since the added features with the Prime version are minimal.

    But there are other launcher apps you can use that allow for many different themes and styles to be used that you can download and try out, they will completely change the look and feel of the OS.
    • Nova Launcher
    • ADW Launcher
    • Launcher Pro
    • Go Launcher Ex
    • Apex Launcher
    • And there are others.
    Here is a link to Lifehacker's reviews of their "Top 5" Android launchers:
    Five Best Android Launchers
    At the very least, it's fun to play with the different themes.

    Being able to install and use a Launcher app is just one of the many great reasons why Android kicks the living sh*t out of iOS. :biggrin:
     
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    Yes, "Xander Crews," I'm very well aware of the fact that ICS is not just cosmetic, thank you. And as for it functioning better/more efficiently, my battery life now only lasts about HALF of what it used to (and that's with background apps turned off and screen brightness at less than 25%), and I've heard several similar complaints from others with ICS and found the same on other forums. When I hit messages, the window often comes up with an "unexpected error" and has to close, many of my apps no longer sync properly, and my internet connection is often faulty at best (among multiple other issues). So, consider yourself lucky that you've had such a pleasant experience with ICS, but I still much prefer GB.





     
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    There is no need to be rude to those who are sincerely trying to help you. Xander's suggestion was a great solution to your complaint about the appearance and ui of ICS.

    All of the problems listed in your recent post can be resolved by doing a factory data reset which was initially suggested but you followed that up with that you did not have a "usage" problem... which apparently you do as evident by the above post.

    If after doing an fdr, you continue to have problems, we can help you troubleshoot from there.

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    Well excuse me but if someone is going to be condescending then you can bet that I'm going to take issue with that. His "Well...ICS isn't just cosmetic you know..." was absolutely unnecessary, and even if I wasn't aware of this there are other ways he could have put the same information into a statement without being presumptuous. I simply asked if there was a way to go back to gingerbread, NOT for people's opinions on how delightful they found ICS. That's great for them if they like it, but I still find that it as an "upgrade" fails on multiple levels. As for your proposition, I did a factory reset the same day ICS was installed, so no, that does nothing.




     
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    I'm going to step in and call a timeout. CoralJade17 I think you're being a bit too sensitive. If you don't like ICS, you don't like ICS. The answer is that you have to S-Off your phone and get a Gingerbread RUU and run that RUU. S-Off isn't for the weak of heart, and not something I personally suggest and that is the ONLY solution short of getting a replacement phone that hasn't been updated yet. Your next best is to unlock your phone and load a GB ROM with the GB firmware fix. That will get you the look and feel but you'll still have ICS firmware and likely any issues you have with ICS will carry over.

    A factory reset after the ICS update will typically solve most of the issues resultant from the update itself. I know that's not what you wanted to hear but that's just the way it is. Now that the facts are out of the way, everyone please try to be a little courteous to others. Any more nonsense and the thread will be closed and removed.
     
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    If by me being sensitive you mean that I expect to be treated with respect, then I guess you are right. If this is the sort of response that comes from this forum, then I suppose I should look elsewhere for my answers.


     
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    From what I gathered from all the comments in here, the only problem I've seen you mention is that you dislike the layout and format. To that extent, if that's all you don't like, use a home replacement launcher. If that is not the only thing, would you kindly list everything that you find wrong with ICS? Is it performance, buggy, slow? More detail regarding your issues would help us more in order to help you. Any and all info you can provide will allow us to help you circumvent what you don't like.

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    In my third post of this thread, I listed some of the issues I am having: non-existent battery life, problems with my messages and syncing apps, faulty internet connection. I have already done a factory reset and that fixed absolutely nothing.



     
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    Have you calibrated the battery since upgrading to ICS? Do you use a third party messaging app? Have you tried readjusting some settings inside the apps you're having issues with? Some settings within android are different between GB and ICS. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to tinker with certain settings.

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