April 25th, 2012, 02:24 AM
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My experience as newbie rooter and upgrade to ICS
I decided, because of the terrible copy text function on 2.3.6 to root my phone and upgrade to ICS.
Within 4 hrs i had successfully rooted my phone following various You tube vids and installed the Chinese repack OS and followed up with the ICS overlay ROM.
All went fairly smoothly and now i have ICS!
But there are a few things which do not work...
Video - doesnt work
WMA files - will not be even read by the OS at all for some reason - UPDATE: All my WMA's are on the external SD card, but the system only mounts the internal SD Card, I found Poweramp to be able to play my WMAs ok. So, the OS will read WMA files, but there is some lack of native support for playing them.
I am actually very surprised at how stable it all is, and how much does work.
And the copy function is now usable whereas before it was all but impossible to use :-))))
So, as one who is pretty mediocre when it comes to such things, I can say the whole process was pretty painless, and the results are very good!
But I would say, i wouldn't upgrade for the sake of it. I had a specific reason to do it. I lost a good part of the functionality of the phone (ie wma and video loss) to be able to achieve a desired result which was impeding my business use of the phone to a large degree.
I have been using the phone solely for work since last night, as a test - ie no computer access for work; and now its a seamless thing - ie transition between pc and "phablet"
Last edited by salla43; April 25th, 2012 at 05:18 PM.