Well, this sucks (ics .232 leak install issues)

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    Hi all,

    I have an unrooted Droid Bionic and up until now, I had never done any kind of mods/hacks, etc.. My phone had been running a bit slower but ok lately. I had been having 4G connectivity issues which looks to be pretty common.

    Yesterday I was reading these forums and decided to try and install a leaked ics .232 file by following the instructions on this post:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/mo...ing-sick-waiting-post2234192.html#post2234192

    Everything worked fine and the mod got installed w/out issues - except it's pretty much the worst thing I've ever done to my phone.

    I do like a lot of the new features - and the 4G connectivity is solid after a few reboots. Bluetooth pairing works way better now. But performance - oh man.. I barely just now got my Handcent SMS to work. It usually takes forever to load as does the stock texting app. First day it kept crashing and my phone kept rebooting itself. A lot of other apps get locked up.

    My beloved Go Launcher is all but unusable. Keeps crashing whenever I try to use it for more than a minute

    And perhaps, the biggest problem - my email. Took forever to even see my inbox but now when I open my emails, I am unable to see the body of the email at all - only the header - the sender and the subject. This is hotmail, btw. Gmail is working fine.

    Wiping my cache, as was suggested in that thread, didn't help.

    So what do you guys think I should do ? I would love to simply go back to what I had before yesterday, if at all doable. Can I ? Or is there another mod I should download ? Or maybe a simple factory reset if all else fails ?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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    i would try some of the custom roms out there .
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    Definitely. I put the first URL in as it has a link for the .905 FXZ.
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    I will try it, thanks.

    I take it I should use the same exact procedure to install that I did to install ICS - from your post ?
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    just out of curiosity did you do a full wipe prior to install of the .232 leak..as in did a factory reset and wiping everything so you have a fresh base to install .232
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    No, I did not.. should I have ?
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    It won't be the same procedure. This is more "connected to computer."
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    OK. I am going to follow the instructions in the last link you posted, with RSDLite and .902 zip file. Keeping my fingers crossed
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    most likely yes.. starting a fresh copy is always good to do installing a update or a rom ... will fix any errors that might occur during install.. remember your making a jump from one OS to another...you also asked if theres a way back from ICS leak .. yes as long as you didnt install the ICS leak .235 or later... since you did use .232 your good..its also easy to do but more time consuming with more steps... ... video on how to ... and http://androidforums.com/motorola-d...links-help-you-ics-back-updated-8-4-12-a.html progams you need to do it..using this will completly wipe everything you have on your phone.. so as a procation back your sd card up and back up contacts..
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    Hey thanks !!!

    I am actually in the process of doing this right now, as suggested earlier in the thread. It was funny watching the video as i was going through exact same steps as the guy was. The only issue i had at first is RSD Lite wouldn't recognize my phone, until i switched to USB media mode.

    We'll see what happens. I didn't back it up (had already started when saw your post). My contacts are in gmail, so should be ok, and I doubt it'll wipe my SD card. Anyway, we'll see what happens
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    If you end up on .902, then just go in to Settings>About phone>System updates. That should pull the .905 update from the Motorola server and you'll be back to where you were (without the apps of course).
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    Yes, .902 worked, so now my phone looks like it did when I first got it. Currently re-downloading apps, etc...painstaking process

    If I go to .905, won't I start having 4G connectivity issues again ?
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    In theory, yes, because you'll have the .905 radios. Are you on .902 or .905 right now?

    What you might do is:

    1. Power phone down
    2. Remove battery and sim card
    3. Replace battery only and power up.
    4. Let it power up completely (you'll get a "No sim card" error message) and then power down
    5. Remove battery, replace sim card and battery
    6. Power up

    It should reacquaint your phone with the 4G in your area. Be sure to put the sim card in correctly, otherwise it'll fry the card (this happened to me). If that happens your local Verizon store should be able to replace the sim card at no charge.
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    if your more into keeping the .902 update there is a way to stop the phone for permission to update to .905...but you have to be rooted and have root explorer
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    I dunno about .905 right now

    It sounds stupid, but this whole ordeal has left me somewhat drained. I'm just happy to be able to read my emails again but yeah, I did lose a bunch of stuff..nothing super-important though. And the 4G's consistent again, which is what I've been wanting all along.

    It can't be healthy to be this attached to your smartphone, lol
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    never heard of people having all those problems on ics it sounds like to me after you installed ics you let google restore your old apps from 905 so all that gingerbread data came with them. your supposed to redownload all your apps and start fresh because gingerbread data doesnt play well with ics.
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    People do have problems with the leaks, but it seems to vary depending on the apps. Some have gotten by without a factory reset or horrible battery life. Some have seen the CPU go to 1,200mhz and others haven't.

    It's really a case of YMMV.
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