Yes, I am still using newts despite the OTA. The latest version of newts, 3.2.1, is based on the same software build as the OTA. OTA - Sense 3.6, no bravia, xloud or tweaks pre-installed newts one xxx - Sense 4, camera from HTC One X, bravia and xloud, tweaks So if I were you, I'd root your phone and install newts using the instructions I posted earlier in this thread. EXCEPT, you DO NOT have to install the "Old Firmware Patch" this time, if you already have updated to the OTA. Hopefully, newts one xxx will continue to release updates, there are a couple of minor bugs left with the camera, data upload/download arrows, etc. But like I said, I've been using it for a few weeks with no problems--you may want to put Apex or Nova launcher on it, Sense 4 launcher is a little backwards, IMO. Just FYI, if you are unlocked and unrooted, and have the stock GB ROM and stock recovery installed, you can get the ICS OTA from Verizon OK. But don't try to install the RUU (basically, the OTA update program downloaded via your computer instead of on your phone), unless you are re-locked and unrooted, or it won't work. EDIT: BTW, here are some professional-looking boot-up and shutdown animations for newts one xxx. They feature the HTC animation we're used to, plus the Beats Audio graphic. You just flash them in the flash zip menu of a custom recovery.