Originally Posted by brons2
I have the same problem, although my icons aren't broken.
It's most annoying with Google Talk, as I am not getting my text messages synced, and I use Google Talk for all of my text messaging. Manual updating works, but that's super irritating.
Same problem with Gmail, also, manual updates only. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
This sucks. And it's really unfortunate, because otherwise 2.3.4 is a very nice performance improvement for me.
Do I have to unlock the bootloader to load a custom ROM, or is it only for ICS custom ROMs?
you don't have to have an unlocked bootloader for some of the roms. i've tried out all the roms for locked bootloaders but didn't come away very impressed. there were little annoyances with all of them that made me go back to the stock rom.
some of the roms, while freeing up a lot of extra space, took out too much which ended up breaking a few features i use (text to speech for one) and they removed the games that came preloaded (i had a hell of a time getting working version back). There's one with the SE UK framework that I liked but it was literally a carbon copy with none of the bloatware taken out. If that one would have been cleaned out I would probably still be using it.
I'd try 'em out if you want to play around with your phone but if you actually want to make your phone better you might want to get the bootloader unlocked and try those roms for unloacked bootloaders.