should I upgrade to ics

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    I just got my rezound and wondering its on gb do you guys recommending me upgrade to ics. If I do I will surely flash to neo maxx rom but afraid ics will cause a severe loss in battery life and run hotter. Let me know what you guys think . I won't dirty flash if I do upgrade will wipe cache delvik and data before upgrading to ice
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    Don't do it!!!!!!!! It's awful an I regret it so much
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    ICS is the best thing I have seen on my Rezound, it is like getting a whole new phone and so much nicer and faster than on GB. Some people have had problems, but out of the thousands and thousands of Rezounds out there, it has been very few. If you take the plunge to ICS, factory default the phone afterwards or flash the RUU (which will wipe the phone).

    My vote, is upgrade, well worth it!!!
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    I have had some problems, but they seem to be working themselves out now. If/when you decided to get some ice cream, I recommend doing a factory reset after, that solved quite a few of my issues, but not all.
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    No, stay with Gingerbread.

    This way when anyone complains about ice cream sandwich, you can say "I don't have that problem"

    Also, after twenty years you can get historic tags from dmv for your phone. Then you can brag that " they don't make them like they used to."

    You can volunteer to test new apps to assure backwards compatibility with Gingerbread.

    You gotta give new technology at least a few years to get the kinks out of it.
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    Ah ok so no ics . Will just flash a good gb un bloated Rom
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    I agree. I'm also sticking with Windows 98 until they get the kinks out of the replacement.
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    Lol... I think you missed the sarcasm of HowardZ's last post.

    ICS is good, not perfect, and you might have problems so be prepared to factory reset... The best way to upgrade is download the RUU and flash it in hboot, it is SUPER EASY, it will wipe your phone (do a factory default) as part of the process, but I don't think I have seen ANYONE who was bone-stock post that this failed for them or they had the same problems as the OTA update. Then you don't even have to root to debloat, that function is built directly into ICS!
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    hihi, lol

    When I got vista, I learned how to live with it.
    vista was progress
    I still use vista.
    Real men use vista.
    I see no reason to try windows 7,
    but I can't wait till windows 8 shows up.

    kidding aside, I really do use vista.
    I can see a touch screen windows 8 laptop in my future, but I'm not going to pay for windows 7.

    I see the majority of ics complaints as picky people complaining about anything that changed.
    oh, I don't like the font.
    oh, gb let me do it that way.
    I'm not displaying as many signal bars
    etc etc enough to make me sometimes want to go to another forum. These people need to perform the s-off procedure, install the gb ruu, and stop complaining.

    The only complaint I've noticed that might be credible is worse battery performance. personally, I find it hard to compare since this has always been a HTC weakness.
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    Can you link Me to ruu wipe? Do I upgrade to ics then do it or before ? Please list all steps I need to do lol don't want to screw it up
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    im on stock, so im good. after this i will put neomax on it
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    Should you upgrade to ICS?

    Yes.
    If you want a reason...see below.

    I have zero complaints, zero problems and there are nice improvements sprinkled around everywhere.
    I haven't had to factory restore or reboot numerous times or anything. I'm not sure why some folks are saying they had to. And my battery life is fine, no issues.
    Some folks are always going to complain about an operating system and in a good number of those cases, it's not the OS's fault...and I'll leave it at that.

    Some things you may notice in ICS:
    • Gmail interface is better.
    • Google Maps Navigation is better.
    • The OS runs a little smoother.
    • You can disable pre-installed apps.
    • Boot time is quicker.
    • Swipe to remove notifications.
    • Voice recognition is much improved.
    • My Google Voice app runs much smoother and doesn't occasionally hang when sending a text like it did on GB.
    There are other improvements as well...and there are other things you won't see or notice that are on the back end, behind the scenes.

    Stay current. Upgrade.
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    Windows 98? How long has that been out? I'm still on 95
    Seriously though,I had some problems initially, didn't root, didn't factory reset but after a week of messing with this and that the only problems are some apps aren't ICS ready and I'm seeking alternatives that are. As far as battery life, mine is about the same as GB but though my battery runs a smidgen warmer when idle it's a LOT cooler when being used. No more 130+f when watching a video over 4g. I've found the phone overall to be snappier, the screen to be sharper but the fonts smaller.
    Again, the problems I had turned out to be apps misbehaving.

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    Couldn't agree more! Listen to ace.....
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    I flashed the .10 and the .12 ruu. When I flashed the .12 I flashed it different than any other one I have done.

    *wiped cache
    *factory reset
    *go in uncheck fastboot
    *flash the ruu twice (remember after the first flash to uncheck fastboot again).
    *factory reset

    *** some may think its over kill but it seems to be the cleanest flash I've ever done. I will do all of mine this way from now on. Very happy with .12
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    anyone got the final RuU from a better download site? rapidshare and them on anroid police are taking way long.
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    I made a torrent on the day the ruu became available.

    http://db.tt/MzUxtQgg


    for those who like to use utorrent.

    be sure to check the md5 checksum before using the zip file.
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    LOL Ace and Howard you guys are funny. Ace- I did the factory reset...with only one change. I can see that I have 6 different skins to pick from none of which I use LOL I still don't get notifications and have to restart my phone when a msg won't send. But i suppose eventually some of the glitches will work themselves out...so i hope :)
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