To Gingerbread Or Not To Gingerbread?

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    I have been hearing all sorts of horror stories about upgrading to GB and it has me scared to upgrade. My nephew, an IT pro, has the DX and has upgraded to GB and says that all the problems are with other phones, not the DX.

    I got rid of Lookout (it was slowing things down) and installed MobiUcare. To get all of the features of MobiUcare, I need to upgrade to GB.

    I have been backing up my apps (App Backup and Restore). I will need to backup my SMS and MMS messages. I don't know what else to backup?

    I need to figure out how to upgrade to GB and if it's a good idea. I am using an unrooted DX. I am not a Droid expert by any means!

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Greg
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    I love gingerbread on my droid pro. Its an upgrade from froyo in every aspect on my phone.
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    I am seeing in several posts that you need to do a factory reset after upgrading to GB. Failing to do the factory reset will cause your DX to be buggy, and doing the factory reset will lose everything on the phone! Is this BullS**t going to be required for every sw upgrade??
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    Personally, I woudlnt do it. Just look at all the problems people are having with it.
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    I miss the multi clipboard, straight to voicemail, birthdays and hate the bright lights.
    Love the speed, stability, and programmable dock.
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    You should install CM7.
    Its technically GB, but based on a hijacked version of the Froyo kernal.

    And its also probably the fastest ROM, giving you quadrant scores over 2600 stock.
    (3300 plus for me @1.4 gHZ.
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    How do I do that, and what are the risks? Do I need to be rooted to do it, as I am not rooted. I am pretty much a droid technology newbie.

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    GB is hands down waaaay better than froyo. Just do it. Each phone is different and no matter what you hear, your experience will be the most valuable. Try it for yourself and if you hate it (doubtful), just sbf back. Personally, i have few if any bugs. I love gb. Love it. I needed to try it on my individual, unique, phone

    Droid 2 APEX -The fastest ROM out there.
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    I'm concerned with losing stuff, and losing abilities.

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    How do I upgrade to GB, and how do I roll it back if it's not going to work? Do I in fact have to factory reset afterwards?

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    There are tons of threads on gb for dx. Google search dx gb something for everyone. Dl the 2 part install files. Read, read read

    Droid 2 APEX -The fastest ROM out there.
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    You can always sbf back. If you're unsure of this stuff, either learn how to sbf and use clockwork recovery or just stay where you're at! Better to stick with what you know than freak out

    Droid 2 APEX -The fastest ROM out there.
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    Sadly Clockwork Recovery is only available for rooted phones.
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    Two of my nephews are both running GB on their DX's without a glitch. With the urging of them both, I bit the bullet and installed GB.

    When I first turned it on, I noticed some of my icons were missing. The icons that were there were just folders with gears. They still launched the programs, but the icons were missing. I dragged the icons to the trash and re-placed the icons on the page and they were fine after that.

    The program that I secifically wanted to run, MobiUcare, runs the same with GB as it did in Froyo. The locating function is iffy and the camera function is a no go. MobiUcare doesn't respond to help requests.

    So far so good with GB. Will post issues as they arise.
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    Oddly enough, my battery seems to run down quicker with GB and occasionally I'll get restarts. Otherwise, GB seems great.

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    SBFing does not require you to be rooted. It takes the phone completely to the out of box state. If you don't like GB, you can go back to Froyo.

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    I installed GB and ended up having to get a replacement phone. The replacement seems to be working but all my apps weren't transferred over. So now I'm heading to Verizon after work to get my apps back! I just got the replacement today and it was already upgraded so not sure if there will be bugs or not.
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    The restarts is a bug that bites random phones. My phone has rebooted a couple of times when streaming music from Amzon MP3.

    For the battery, give it a couple of days. Let your phone battery run out until it shuts off on its own, then fully charge it back to 100% without interuption, and leave it plugged in for about 30 minutes after it hits 100%. Do this twice and you should start getting mucg better battery life out of GB than you did on Froyo.
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    Certainly will try it. It's.easy enough to do. Thanks muchly.

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    I vote Not to Gingerbread