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Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by Tbfargo, Sep 22, 2012.

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    You have to forgive me as I just got the maxx a few hours ago but haven't gotten to wifi yet..does the maxx run ics OS?
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    Yes, it has ICS. Go to settings, about phone and see what Android version yours is running. If it says 4.0.4, you are on ICS
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    Yes it does but there is a possibility that yours may still have gingerbread on it. As brad mentioned, you can go into settings to see what version you have and upgrade from there if it hasn't already.

    David
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    2.3.6 I have an upgrade that's 365 mb but I can't update it until I get on wifi
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    Welcome to DroidForums tbfargo! Yes, you are still on gingerbread (the old operating system). You could update to ICS if you had a strong solid 4g connection but definitely would be best to wait until you are on Wi-Fi because it is a huge update. You also want to make sure you have at least 60% battery or more.

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    Wish i never updated
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    Why? I find ics to be much better...
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    battery life ease of menus and finding things in menu availability of turning on/off of things (4g for example WITHOUT ANOTHER APP)
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    Are you rooted? I get great battery life, easily 2 days (although I charge every night because I like a fresh start in the morning), I use GO Launcher so no issues navigating wherever I want to go... never needed/wanted to turn off 4G so I guess I never really noticed that..
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    I updated last night and wow what a difference. now should i root or not root?
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    Personal choice. If you want to tinker then you should root. Of you are going to leave it as is then rooting is not necessary.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
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    I rooted my og Droid because I wanted to be able to do tons more with the phone that I could not unrooted. I thought for sure I would quickly root my Razr for the same reasons but it ended up where I could never see a reason that I needed to root. I liked everything the phone did just fine without rooting. I did finally root but to this day, I basically do nothing on my phone that I need to have root access. If it were me, I would use your phone as is and see what you think. When the time comes where you feel you want to root, it is easy enough to do fairly quickly.

    There are also a lot of responsibilities to rooting. If you make the wrong changes to your root files, it can ruin your phone. It voids the warranty. You have to read a lot and understand exactly what you're doing before proceeding when rooted. Jmho!

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    I am thinking of rooting just to be able to remove a lot of the default Verizon crap i don't need or use...just waiting a bit to give it a go. never rooted before and my phone is only a week old.
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    SMA, with ICS you can disable most of the bloatware apps, which is basically the same as you would do rooted. If you're rooted you freeze the apps which is no different than disabling. But you wouldn't want to delete them (even though you could rooted) because if you needed to go back to stock to take an OTA update or to return your phone you wouldn't be able to without the deleted apps.

    To disable your apps, go into app manager in settings, along the top scroll to all apps, find the apps you don't want then uninstall or disable. Some apps you have to uninstall the updates before you are able to disable them. If you ever need to re-enable them, they will be listed at the bottom of the all apps list.

    Hope this helps.
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    Take Tis' advice, save you a bunch of heartaches.
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    Sweet..i will give it a shot! hate all the crap they preload
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    Just be careful what you disable...
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    Very true. I am not that familiar with all the phone necessities but all i disabled and removed were the NFL stuff, golf game, amazon, kindle... etc... if i don't know what it is i left it alone. anyone have a list of do's and dont's?
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    Not being rooted, you can only disable apps that are safe to disable. If you do find that you need the app (because it is necessary for another app to work properly), then all you need to do is enable the app again.