should I upgrade to ics

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by thrgk, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. thrgk

    thrgk Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    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
     
  2. hollyk83

    hollyk83 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Don't do it!!!!!!!! It's awful an I regret it so much
     
  3. acejavelin

    acejavelin Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    North Dakota, USA
    Ratings:
    +10
    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!!!
     
  4. VooDooCC

    VooDooCC Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Findlay, OH
    Ratings:
    +2
    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.
     
  5. HowardZ

    HowardZ Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Maryland
    Ratings:
    +3
    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.
     
  6. thrgk

    thrgk Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    Ah ok so no ics . Will just flash a good gb un bloated Rom
     
  7. MJKneuro

    MJKneuro Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Va
    Ratings:
    +0
    I agree. I'm also sticking with Windows 98 until they get the kinks out of the replacement.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  8. acejavelin

    acejavelin Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2012
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    North Dakota, USA
    Ratings:
    +10
    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!
     
  9. HowardZ

    HowardZ Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Maryland
    Ratings:
    +3
    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.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  10. thrgk

    thrgk Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    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
     
  11. HowardZ

    HowardZ Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Maryland
    Ratings:
    +3
  12. thrgk

    thrgk Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    im on stock, so im good. after this i will put neomax on it
     
  13. Xander Crews

    Xander Crews Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Ratings:
    +17
    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.
     
  14. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    3,743
    Likes Received:
    794
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Ratings:
    +818
    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.

    Support Our Troops!!!
    <><
    A Rezound phone was used for this Tapatalk post
     
  15. hotsaucecommittee

    hotsaucecommittee Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +1
    Couldn't agree more! Listen to ace.....
     
Search tags for this page

htc rezound gb vs ics

,

rezound s-off vista

,

should i upgrade to ics