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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Back to Gingerbread from ICS?

As the title says, want to know if the cab method (by neph via Flashing LG signed Firmware - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com) would work without issue for going back to Gingerbread after taking ICS (also done via cab).

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If you go back to GB, make sure to root right away and install the OTA block or you will just get auto-updated to ICS again.
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Links to DL the .cab for GB is not working, anyone know where to get it?

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Links to DL the .cab for GB is not working, anyone know where to get it?

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Grab V4, then take the OTA update to V6. Root V6, install CWM recovery, then install Spectrum_OTA_Block.

Or, just stay on ICS unlocked and install Black_Plague, as it works with the ICS radio files out of the box, but is a GB rom.
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Or, just stay on ICS unlocked and install Black_Plague, as it works with the ICS radio files out of the box, but is a GB rom.
Might sound like a silly question, but is it possible to go the other way - to flash an ICS ROM on GB?
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Probably not stock ICS as I don't believe the radio files would play nice, but you could always try. I've never found the reason to give it a shot as I wanted the newer radio.
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Probably not stock ICS as I don't believe the radio files would play nice, but you could always try. I've never found the reason to give it a shot as I wanted the newer radio.
By "stock ICS," do you mean the official V7 update? What about a debloated version like this one from micromod?

[ROM] Spectrum OTA ICS debloated ROM v1.1 10/30/12

Or would it be more advisable to try one of the other custom ICS ROMs like Icy Fusion? (I understand it's possible none of them will work.)
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By "stock ICS," do you mean the official V7 update? What about a debloated version like this one from micromod?

[ROM] Spectrum OTA ICS debloated ROM v1.1 10/30/12

Or would it be more advisable to try one of the other custom ICS ROMs like Icy Fusion? (I understand it's possible none of them will work.)
Stock meaning anything based off the V7 update. It's not to say that it won't work, but V7 in itself is very badly put together. We're still finding errors in their scripts while we're trying to fix CM9. CM9 is not based off of V7 and should in theory work find with the GB radio files.

Best thing I can say is try and flash a V7 rom with GB radios. If it works, cool, and let us know about it. If it doesn't, same deal, let us know so that others can learn from the experience.
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Stock meaning anything based off the V7 update. It's not to say that it won't work, but V7 in itself is very badly put together. We're still finding errors in their scripts while we're trying to fix CM9. CM9 is not based off of V7 and should in theory work find with the GB radio files.

Best thing I can say is try and flash a V7 rom with GB radios. If it works, cool, and let us know about it. If it doesn't, same deal, let us know so that others can learn from the experience.
Thanks so much, Neph. You've been awesome!

Just to inform you & others & add context, here's the reason for my inquiries: I purchased my Spec to have it flashed to Pageplus. I'd seen a video of it on Pageplus & running very fast internet speeds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-70SGy8mtxc). Well, once it was done, I found out that it would in fact only do data at 1x (worked out to about 120kbs in the real-world for me).

What?! Didn't make sense...until I realized the youtube vid showed a Spec on GB, prior to the ICS update. So my conclusion was that ICS somehow messed w/ the phone so that it wasn't capable of doing full-on 3g (anymore). Thus, my intention to go back to GB.

I have 2 hesitations however: (1) relatively minor - I prefer the look & feel of ICS, so if it doesn't work on the GB firmware I'll be bummed; (2) pretty major - it's already flashed & I'm not sure if going back to GB (via the cab) will screw up the current flash which, apart from the 1x data, is working perfectly.

So, that's my dilemma. Hopefully it helps...in some way haha!
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Thanks so much, Neph. You've been awesome!

Just to inform you & others & add context, here's the reason for my inquiries: I purchased my Spec to have it flashed to Pageplus. I'd seen a video of it on Pageplus & running very fast internet speeds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-70SGy8mtxc). Well, once it was done, I found out that it would in fact only do data at 1x (worked out to about 120kbs in the real-world for me).

What?! Didn't make sense...until I realized the youtube vid showed a Spec on GB, prior to the ICS update. So my conclusion was that ICS somehow messed w/ the phone so that it wasn't capable of doing full-on 3g (anymore). Thus, my intention to go back to GB.

I have 2 hesitations however: (1) relatively minor - I prefer the look & feel of ICS, so if it doesn't work on the GB firmware I'll be bummed; (2) pretty major - it's already flashed & I'm not sure if going back to GB (via the cab) will screw up the current flash which, apart from the 1x data, is working perfectly.

So, that's my dilemma. Hopefully it helps...in some way haha!
If you flash back down to GB, you will almost certainly have to go back to PP to have it flashed. I'm not sure how they are doing 3G on it thou, unless they are flashing NV and provisioning it that way.
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If you flash back down to GB, you will almost certainly have to go back to PP to have it flashed. I'm not sure how they are doing 3G on it thou, unless they are flashing NV and provisioning it that way.
wait neph what do you mean you have to have your PP (btw what is this) flashed? I just flashed back to GB(meaning im up and its working but no 4g just 3g
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wait neph what do you mean you have to have your PP (btw what is this) flashed? I just flashed back to GB(meaning im up and its working but no 4g just 3g
PP = Pageplus

I don't know what they are doing to provision the phones, but it sounds like they are just adding in the needed info into the NV memory. This info here is mainly for flashing to a different carrier.
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I don't know what they are doing to provision the phones, but it sounds like they are just adding in the needed info into the NV memory. This info here is mainly for flashing to a different carrier.
Hopefully soon, I'll be posting an update on this thread on my progress (not completely there yet). Thanks for all the support, Neph & Spec community!
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