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Ice Cream Sandwich NOT coming to d3General

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  1. Shurple

    Shurple Well-Known Member

  2. Luzce

    Luzce Active Member

    Wow, that sucks. I thought it if the Bionic was getting it then surely the D3 would too.

    Nevertheless, I'm sure some of the CM9 developers will appreciate it being released for the other Motorola phones anyways. Surely they can borrow some stuff...
  3. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    Read the original link: Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to Many Verizon Wireless Smartphones

    So, all that we know is that ICS is not scheduled to come to the D3 yet - exactly what we know before this announcement. It still may not come, but it still may.
  4. zr0hero

    zr0hero Member

    Sigh. Even if we do get it won't be till like q3/q4. Ridiculous.
  5. redsox985

    redsox985 Well-Known Member

    What this all boils down to is that while Moto/VZW are pi$$ing around with their specific manufacturer-carrier terms as well as if this phone can handle ICS (ironic), the dev's are busy at work making ROMs that'll be finalized before we get official ICS pushed to us (if at all).
  6. Shurple

    Shurple Well-Known Member

    I sure hope that we get added down the road, but to be honest they picked the other Motorola's around us and not us. Awesome.
  7. chevco23

    chevco23 New Member

    It obviously works on D3 since I have been running an AOKP/ICS 4.0.3 Rom now that is 99% complete. Verizon just dragging their feet to get more people to upgrade!
  8. chevco23

    chevco23 New Member

  9. redsox985

    redsox985 Well-Known Member

  10. Shurple

    Shurple Well-Known Member

  11. redsox985

    redsox985 Well-Known Member

    It's just a ROM. Create a nandroid backup, boot into safe mode, flash the AOKP .zip file, wipe data, cache, and dalvik, flash the GApps .zip file, boot normally. :)
  12. zr0hero

    zr0hero Member

  13. yomasheta

    yomasheta New Member

  14. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

  15. James Sell

    James Sell Member

    Slow down just a little, please. When I wipe all of that stuff, what do I end up with on my phone? Do I lose my contacts? Do I lose my pictures, music and other stuff? If so, how do I save them so I can add them back on to the phone? Thanks.
  16. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    You end with a phone that believes that it has never been used.

    If your contacts are synced with Google (or with Backup Assistant), they will be returned when you sync again for the first time. Pictures and music are always stored on internal memory of the external SD card, and these are not wiped, so they will remain. I'm not sure what you mean by "other stuff" - if you mean the data from third party apps, or text messages, or call logs - yes, you "lose" those. You'll also likely need to reinstall third party apps.

    To get back third party apps and data, after rooting the phone but before using safestrap to swap the safe and non-safe systems, you can install the application Titanium Backup Pro (that's the market link) and (after starting it and allowing root access) do menu->batch->backup user apps and data. Then, after installing the custom ROM (and Google apps) and wiping data, after restarting and going through the setup, you can reinstall Titanium Backup Pro from the market and menu->batch->restore missing user apps and data. This will not get back system data like text messages and call logs, though there are ways to backup and restore them using standard market apps.
  17. redsox985

    redsox985 Well-Known Member

    You can also backup system apps and data with Titanium Backup. You just have to selectively restore them, and not do "Restore all system data" as this would undo the wipe and really screw up the ROM.
  18. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    This should be true when going from a Blur based ROM to another, but I would worry about system data restore when going from stock or Steel Droid, say, to a CM9 based ROM. Titanium color codes the system data green and red; green is generally safer to restore on another ROM, but I would definitely Nandroid backup before attempting any system data restore in Titanium, just in case it's messed up.
  19. Peccator

    Peccator Member

    So no update for us, huh?

    Bah! :mad:
  20. redsox985

    redsox985 Well-Known Member

    Quite frankly, I'd rather have an unlocked bootloader than Moto Blur'd ICS. The CM9/AOKP/Gummy ROMs are all far superior to anything Moto would push. Plus, unlocking the BL would allow the devs to make ICS even better, faster.
  21. MicroNix

    MicroNix Well-Known Member

    So what have we learned about the Droid 3 and ICS? I can think of a few I learned:

    1) Never assume a device is going to get updated just because its newer and released close to the time of the next big Android version update.

    2) Do *not* early adopt a device. Wait and be sure that it will be a flagship device because that is your best chance to stay current with updates. And in this, brand new, blog hyped, over-the-top-spec devices seem to be the ones that are flagships. Don't go with a "2" or "3" or "4" of a current name (aka Droid 2, Droid 3, etc.). Rather wait for the "new" name device.

    3) If you are carrier loyal and the current Nexus device is available for your carrier, go with the Nexus for the best updating *and* dev support. It is the closest you will ever get to that feeling you had with the OG Droid.

    These are my take aways that will *greatly* influence my next purchase. As it stands right now, unless Moto has the next Nexus, there ain't no way in hell they are getting another penny of my hard earned cash.
  22. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Absolutely lame the D3 is not getting it, especially since the Xperia Play is getting it. That device has less functional ram and flash, plus a weaker chipset.
  23. Gato

    Gato Well-Known Member

    The only thing known with any certainty is that the Droid 3 isn't getting ICS anytime soon. It is NOT carved in stone that it isn't getting it. Verizon has not said that nor has Motorola. Droid 3 is still listed on the Moto site as being in eval and dev stage. It certainly doesn't say anywhere on the site that it isn't getting it....yet.
  24. glennj

    glennj Well-Known Member

    You know, at this point I'd be happy if they would just release the update they have been soak testing for the last month or so. You know, the 7.0 something update that a lot of rooted and rommed users are so happily running since, uh, before Christmas ?

    The one that breaks root, requires rerooting using a newer exploit ?

    I figure that is gonna be the last thing Verizon ever lets us see officially. After it releases in final form, and is rooted, and the roms adapt, well then we don't never have to worry about leaving the OTA update path again, I figure.

    Be a cold day in hell before I ever buy another motorola phone with a locked bootloader.

  25. MicroNix

    MicroNix Well-Known Member

    The ones that are listed ahead of the D3 don't finish releasing until Q3/Q4. Those are the ones that Moto already are working on. Do you really think, actually believe, that by 2013, that Moto will even care about the D3 anymore when people are already coming off contract? Let's be realistic here. They can't even get their most recent GB update out the door! It would be great if I had to eat my words here, but realistically, I do NOT see ICS coming to the D3...except through independent D3 devs and even the D3 devs aren't updating their roms these days.

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