my initial thoughts of the GB leak.

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  1. turdbogls

    turdbogls Active Member

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    OK, first off i was to say thanks to TBH for getting us this update. i appreciate what you guys have done for the community, and sorry for the people who ruin your plans for a private release.


    So i downloaded the leak late last night and have had some time to play around with it, and trying to get it set up the way i like it. the first thing i noticed, is that it is a pretty significant jump in performance in everything it does. From scrolling, to changing pages, to even download stuff. the skin is actually very nice (i hate the 3g icon tho....first thing to go once we get root) the stock launcher is leaps and bounds ahead of the original DX launcher but still lacks behind LPP/adw/go launcher simple b/c we are forced to use the stock icons which IMO are gross.

    The app drawer on the stock launcher, is really nice and allows for groups and allows you to switch between recent and downloaded apps.

    there were 4 things i was really looking forward to with the GB update.
    1: performance boost....as i said above, i am happy
    2: copy/paste.....works great, very happy
    3: dithering, you know the bands of color you see with a gradient picture.....not entirely happy, it is better than Froyo, but still a problem.
    4: screen off animation....not present on this build of GB...pretty sad that moto would go out of the way to get rid of this. hopefully with root, someone will get this working again.
    Edit: this free app gives you the option to do this, cant use power button but it works none the less
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.katecca.screenofflock&feature=search_result

    as for other apps, my main concern so far is my desktop clock, which opens two programs for me when i insert it in the dock..the stock MM dock opens up and the one i use at night which is night clock donate. it doesn't even give me an option to select one as default.
    also, widgetsoid in the notification pulldown does not work. i am going to be looking for an alternative in the mean time. also, minimalistic text does not like to display battery %age in 1% increments....only 10% is supported on GB i guess :(

    overall, "gingerblur" is actually pretty awesome. there are a few things that bother me but i am assuming it is b/c not everything is GB compatable right now. battery life seems to be on par with my APEX 1.4.1 rom which was pretty amazing. but that was just playing with is constantly for about 2 hours and not having the battery drop out of 30% :icon_eek:

    am i happy i flashed this: absolutely
    are there things i would change: you betcha
    would i recommend this to the masses....definitely, bloat sucks, but there are ways to get it out of the way until a proper way to delete it is achieved.

    i will be running this until an official OTA update is available, so if you have any questions, let me know and i will do my best to answer them.
     
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  2. danjswartz

    danjswartz New Member

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    Could you post your GPS experiences? Also WiFi. On a stock Droid X I have HUGE problems with WPA2 authentication on WiFi. Rooting with RubiX 2.0.1 seems to have fixed it.
    Also, possibly a dumb one here, but if you want to go back to your rooted phone and custom rom X how do you do it if you can't root GB?
    I am currently running Z4 Root, Droix X Bootstraper, and rubiX 2.0.1
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Have you tried the Car app? Has it been revised to the new Car Home app? Can you download the Car Home app from the Market, or does it still say incompatible device? Thanks!
     
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    GPS was spot on for my commute to work today. no problems
    as for Wifi, i had zero issues getting it to connect to my home wireless with WEP. other than that, i can't help you out as that is the only one i ever connect to.

    as for getting back to stock, the only way is to SBF. so you would have to SBF to 2.3.340, root with Z4 then you SHOULD be able to restore a backup...at the very least you will be able to flash the ROM of your choosing and go from there.


    car app is a moto skinned version. the google car app does not show up in the market but it didn't for me on 2.2.1 either. the car app included is pretty nice tho, has spots for:
    music...self explanitory
    my location...i dont really get. from my quick experience with it, it just shows you where you are, then there are buttons at the bottom for traffic, nav, and google maps.
    calling...this is pretty nice, it opens to a sub menu of your 3 fav contacts, blue tooth toggle, recent, dialer (works in landscape) and contacts.
    Custom....you can select an app to go here
    voice search...self explanitory
    and a close button, not as feature rich as the google one, but pretty nice IMO.
     
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    As I suspected on the rooting. :) Thanks for the speedy reply!!
     
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    I was running the 3.4.2 rom they put out that also had the new Blur and I loved it. I was on that for the past month before I just got my T-Bolt.

    I would have no hesitations about loading this on my X. I am sure root will be coming soon enough.
     
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    so is the 3.4.2 the same blur, just skinned ifferently? all the pics i saw of 3.4.2 had a white status bar.

    the new blur is actually very nice. i am impressed with MOTO this time.