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Safe to leave ICS for Jelly Bean????

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by EA.Droyd, Jun 26, 2013.

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    Hi all,
    I'm still on ICS and was wondering if all the bugs and any issues have been worked out yet with JB. I've been on .215 ICS and just dealing with it's issues. So, I was wanting to know if now was the time to flash back to. 211 and update to the new os?
    Any thoughts?
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    Anyone?
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    For me ICS was a freaking nightmare. JB really sped up my phone. Although to keep it running snappy and smooth, every morning I would cycle the power and clear the cashe. Good luck.

    from my spanking new Samsung Note 2
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    No serious Problems on mine been on the leak since Dec. 24th.. I'm rooted and had to disable google Chrome (killing my battery and slow)... But I do like Google. Now..... Matt

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    Thanks, perhaps I too should disable Google Chrome. I don't really use it anyway. I've been happy with the stock browser.
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    That's probably not a bad idea, I've grown a real love hate relationship with Chrome.

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    I think the stock browser works great!

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    I'll give the Chrome disable trick a try first, Thanks for the input!! I'm guessing that you say no to the idea of updating to Jelly Bean?
    I've read about a bunch of issues with it. I wonder if those individuals with problems did an FDR before and after the update.
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    I had the Christmas leak and then the official. Yeah had a few issues but they are resolved now. Most issues that you would run into are addressed on the forum here. I think they have hit on every issue that has occurred. Some of my issues were caused by an app I was using. So can't blame that on the OS. Jelly Bean is running great.

    Yep I also disabled Chrome.
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    No I think we're saying the opposite, update to JB! I did FDR before and after the update.

    from my spanking new Samsung Note 2
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    Ok, how's the battery life? Better than ICS as good as Gingerbread? I don't really know the reason for my hesitation, afraid of change I guess. I do know that once I "upgrade" there's no going back. I still regret leaving GB, I've felt the phone ran better on it. I heard that many useful functions were removed or crippled like an alarm clock for example.
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    For me: The battery life was much better in JB, horrible in ICS, but not as good as GB. I never noticed any crippled functions, but I have my favorite apps for alarms and calendar.
    Clear your cache, conserve as much ram possible and enjoy. Perhaps you can play with a friends phone on JB and see if anything stands out or drives you nuts.

    from my spanking new Samsung Note 2
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    Ok, thanks for the advice. Perhaps I'll look at reverting back to. 211 to make the jump Jelly Bean.
    Thanks again!
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    I didn't have a choice. My RM updated on its own.
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    I'm still deciding as well. My phone works good for the most part. But part of me is curious.
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    Yeah, I know what you mean, I'm still hesitating because if you don't like it, jelly bean, there's no going back. Not that ICS
    is great or anything like it, battery life sucks big time compared to GB. The battery life was the only reason I went the. 215 route
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    i think jelly bean is amazing, i have always had great battery life with my razr maxx (and my last 2 phones, droid 1 and droid 3) if you are into rooting and such, i would recommend giving the aokp spyder nightly 6-15-2013 ROM a go. its a 4.2.2 build that is my daily driver it brought back some things that i believe that 4.1.2 jelly bean doesnt have like increasing volume for your alarms a lot of stuff you can customize to keep RAM free and such. i am also overclocked to a constant 1200 MHz and i can get a couple days out of my maxx.

    I try not to pick out bad things and hate the new updates that come out because eventually i will customize enough to come to terms and enjoy it, and they usually fix them with more updates.

    pretty much, you will never know if you will like it unless you try it.
    and if you are not sure, like someone said a few posts earlier, if you have a friend that does have jellybean mess around with it and see if you like the feel of it.
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    Will do, however, I still don't understand why they dropped the alarm clock.
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    Yeah, there isn't an alarm app, I have the stock clock widget on my home screen that you just press and the alarm icon is on the bottom left of the next screen. Its all still there, just other ways to get to it.
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