Originally Posted by AkBKukU
The update did not specifically break Google Talk. It broke the phones connection with google I'm trying to find out if there is a solution that I can do to it myself. I would like to avoid taking it to the Verizon store, so much so that I would rather root it and and load the custom 4.0 rom.
You need to unlock the bootloader to install CM9 (trust me, I maintain it for R800x (check xda))