It seems to be an immutable law with programmers everywhere to take the features we all have grown accustomed to using and either hide or remove them in their next 'update'. This happens across all platforms. I think it is a mental disease that programmers contract and spread during their education years in college.
We need to invent a new word to describe this phenomenon. Instead of UPdate, the release taking all these features away is a DOWNdate, as it places us in reverse, closer to the fantasy walled garden of the great rotten apple pie in the sky. A place where you are only in control of a single button, and have to take what they give you.
There is a rooted stock version of ICS for Verizon phones (I use it), so maybe there is also one for Sprint. Check out the support section on the XDA developers forum.
- Zoandroid -
liberum enim electronic fabrica