My impressions so far of the Droid 4 leaked Android 4.0.4 ICS build (6.16.206)

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by r314bd, May 25, 2012.

  1. r314bd
    Offline

    r314bd Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    863
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +22
    (Installation instructions here)

    Pros:

    On 2.3.6, there was an issue with screen responsiveness while charging, especially on the lock screen. That issue no longer exists.
    Backgrounds to menus/lists are now black by default, rather than white. This is much easier on the eyes and better for battery life.
    Ability to use cool new third party launchers like Apex and Nova.
    Face Unlock. Very cool, and fast.
    Built in screenshot feature (Power + Volume Down). Works great.
    Scrolling is much smoother...almost like butter. This is likely due to ICS' hardware acceleration.
    Real time voice dictation is awesome and unbelievably accurate.

    Cons:
    More bloatware. Apps like Caller Name ID, Google+, and Video Calling are now included and uninstallable (without root).
    Contacts tab removed from Dialer.
    WiFi Tether currently does not work. Some people have gotten the stock hotspot app to work with the SQLite entitlement check hack, but I haven't.
    Face Unlock. (Yes, it was listed as a pro too.) The downside is that it is unsecure. A photo of you will unlock it.
    Notification bar icons for apps (on the left side of the screen) are small and darkened, which makes them difficult to see.
    Built in screenshot feature has shutter sound that cannot be disabled, even in silent mode.
    "Charge only" mode while connected to PC via USB has been removed.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012
  2. 1989trouble07
    Offline

    1989trouble07 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hmmm, I seem to have no problem with the 3g Icon. I go in and out of 4g all the time.

    I do have a problem with recording video. During playback of videos I record, I hear a lot of white noise that is unbearable unless you mute it. Lol
  3. orangechoochoo
    Offline

    orangechoochoo Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    On a caboose
    Ratings:
    +12
    I pretty much agree with your assessment. The small app icons on the status bar are annoying. I also miss the contacts tab on the dialer, apparently Google separated the two on ICS.

    I changed network mode from global to CDMA/LTE. I don't use the global capabilities so I'm thinking if I do this it won't waste battery keeping up the global functionality, but I could be completely wrong.
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  4. LoudRam
    Online

    LoudRam Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,316
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Southern NJ
    Ratings:
    +78
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto X
    On the ics leak for the Rezound apps can be disabled. Have you checked to see if you have that option? From what I understand it's a feature of ics. Unless they killed it on your build.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound infused with ice cream goodness using Droid Forums.
  5. r314bd
    Offline

    r314bd Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    863
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +22
    Ahh yes you're right. I guess I just didn't notice it before but I saw the 3G icon today. Removed this from my list
    Hmm, interesting. Where is this option located on the Rezound?
  6. LoudRam
    Online

    LoudRam Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,316
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Southern NJ
    Ratings:
    +78
    Current Phone Model:
    Moto X
    [QUOTE="SGMD1]
    Hmm, interesting. Where is this option located on the Rezound?[/QUOTE]

    The disable button on preinstalled apps is where the uninstall button would be on downloaded apps. At least that's where it is on my phone.
    Settings--->Apps--->All

    Sent from my HTC Rezound infused with ice cream goodness using Droid Forums.
  7. orangechoochoo
    Offline

    orangechoochoo Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    On a caboose
    Ratings:
    +12
    Although you can freeze/disable apps with ICS, I still prefer Titanium Backup to freeze apps especially since I can freeze services that I don't need.
  8. Germanguy
    Offline

    Germanguy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Does freezing actually cause battery/cpu use by itself. Does it not have to be an active process to keep an app frozen?
  9. orangechoochoo
    Offline

    orangechoochoo Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    On a caboose
    Ratings:
    +12
    No, it doesn't cause battery/cpu use. It prevents the frozen app or service from running, thereby saving battery & cpu use.
  10. podspi
    Offline

    podspi Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +1
    With "Charge Only" mode gone, are you still able to access ADB? Kind of a deal-breaker...
  11. trter10
    Offline

    trter10 Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    Charge only doesn't affect adb, it only stops you from adb pushing things to the sdcard

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
  12. Germanguy
    Offline

    Germanguy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    But preventing an app from running involves an active process and that includes CPU and battery use. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk 2
  13. orangechoochoo
    Offline

    orangechoochoo Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    On a caboose
    Ratings:
    +12
    Edit post:

    I did some reading on this. Android uses a package manager (PM) which keeps a list of apps that are availble to run on the system. What Titanium Backup (TB) does is remove the frozen app from the list. When this is done the PM no longer sees the frozen app so it cannot be run. So as far as the system goes the frozen app is no longer installed but in reality it's still there.

    It's like being the coach of a basketball team and you have roster (list)of players to chose from to put on the court. What TB does is it removes a player from the roster, so even though the player is sitting on the bench the coach doesn't know he is there because he is not on the roster so he cannot be put into the game.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=809231
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  14. Germanguy
    Offline

    Germanguy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    That clears it up. Thank you.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk 2
  15. bdsullivan76
    Offline

    bdsullivan76 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    604
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    can anyone confirm that web top works now with a HDMI plug like the video for moto ics shows. if so I will pull the plug. I keep debating on whether to upgrade or not. really just waiting on an ics safe strap and confirmed root exploit.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk
Search tags for this page
3g only android 4.0.4
,
4.0.4 only 3g
,
android 3g icon png
,

android 4.0.4 3g only