Undo GingerBread UpdateSupport

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    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Well-Known Member

    Tried it over the weekend, but don't care for it.
    Is there any way to undo the gingerbread update and go back to Froyo?

  2. cbreze

    cbreze Well-Known Member

    You should call tech support and see what they say about that. I don't see why it couldn't be pushed to your phone like GB was. I'd be curious to hear what they say. What don't you like about it btw. I'm ok with it and TBH I really don't see a whole lot diff about it over froyo. Seems smoother which I like. Could just be my imaginative wishful thinking tho.;)

    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Well-Known Member

    I talked with Casio Tech Support and they said no.
    I'll call Verizon next, but I doubt they can doing anything.
    The only other thing I've heard of is SBF flashing,
    but I'm not sure what it is, how it's done, or if it can even be done on this phone.

    The reason I don't like it is solely because of the status bar.
    It's pretty hard for me to read in comparison to the Froyo bar.
    (and i'm not old either) :)
    I actually like a black bar,
    but not if this is how they're gonna go about it.
    Size DOES MATTER. :D

    Other than that,
    I can't see any difference performance wise.
    To me it seems to run exactly the same,
    with a nice black UI change.

    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Well-Known Member

    Talked to Verizon.
    They said the update cannot be undone.
    I asked about a replacement and they told me that
    the Gingerbread will end up being pushed to the new devise
    anyways so there is no point.
    Is that true?
    I thought even if it were pushed that you had to agree to install it.
    They said no.
    You can disagree to install it so many times,
    but after a while it will
    auto update itself.
  5. Rafael

    Rafael Well-Known Member

    You could always root a phone that has not been updated....and then freeze or remove the Innopath apps that handles the updates. With it gone there is no way for an update to happen.
  6. runsondiesel

    runsondiesel Well-Known Member

    I'm good with the GB update. It runs much quicker, particularly when exiting apps. I'm okay with the black status/notification bar except that the WeatherBug temp indicator is black font, so it disappears. I can live with that too. The keyboard was promising, but I went back to the GO keyboard after about a day.

    What I notice on the negative side is that it takes waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay longer to boot up, and that when I reboot, it's very picky about being used before it's fully loaded/processed/etc. When I get the home screen (locked) and then unlock it and try to swipe to another home screen, it spontaneously reboots itself. It works fine if I reboot it and then leave it alone for about 5 minutes before trying to do anything. That's not too cool.

    Maybe it has something to do with it not being rooted and/or having as many apps as possible on the sd card.

  7. Rafael

    Rafael Well-Known Member

    You guys are making me glad that I rooted.
    Boots fast, runs fast.

    I still have gripes but they are not addressed in this update.
  8. Rafael

    Rafael Well-Known Member

    No....I do not know of a way to go backwards and remove the update.
    Unless, or should I say "if", someone figures out a way to load a custom ROM.....you are stuck with the current version.......but you can root and disable some features.
  9. cbreze

    cbreze Well-Known Member

    FWIW, mine boots about the same now as pre update. I kind of like the black top bar and green sig bars are sorta cool. I use glasses anyway so the size of it makes no diff. As for ignoring the incoming os update it will grab you sooner or later I think. My commando updated over nite for the previous os(050). So I don't think ignoring it is an option. What Rafael said about rooting sounds like the best solution if you have the old version and don't want the GB. I'm fine unrooted and like the subtle changes and better stability now. I've been using Launcher Pro for the past few days and like it set to only one screen. With all my stuff on the bottom tray it's no problem and may actually help the stability a bit. No worries, I'll get bored with it and change it later. Lol.

    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Well-Known Member

    DAMN IT :mad:
    awe well...thanks guys.
  11. cbreze

    cbreze Well-Known Member

    Yeah, bummer BT. I don't get the big deal about GB anyway. Mostly a let down and I was expecting something more after listening to all the other diff droid users talking about it.
  12. MusicLoverr92

    MusicLoverr92 New Member

    How do you root an android?
  13. rjglenn

    rjglenn Well-Known Member

  14. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member

    You could try having somebody make a nandroid backup of stock 2.2, install clockwork recovery mod, then flash that backup, but I'm not 100% sure if that would work... Over at xda-developers, they have one for my phone, but, I don't know if out would work with this phone... (I'd have to do some research) (and you'd have to find somebody with 2.2)
    (edit: sorry about the delay, I'm randomly on here, and this popped up at the top)

    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Well-Known Member

    Eh...I've finally gotten used to it.
    Thanks though.

    As far as OS go:
    I had a conversation with Verizon today on an unrelated issue,
    but inquired about ICS coming to the Commando.
    Guess they just had a meeting about this a couple days back,
    and the response was, "it's not likely".
    They aren't even talking about pushing it to these "old" devises. :rolleyes:
    So far I think she said that only 3 of the more recent older devises will
    be getting the push.

    Who really know though?
    Verizon reps don't have a really good track record for knowledge, IMO :D
  16. mummycat

    mummycat New Member

    I have a real issue with this update and have no.idea how to fix it (kinda hoping one of you.can help maybe).

    done the gingerbread update on my gt1900 and since my camera has stopped working, the handset overheats, doesnt hold its charge and my wifi/3g cant decide which wants to work (i have already tried to.force just wifi but it turns off after so.many.minutes :-(

    any help would be appreciated :)

  17. paxchristos

    paxchristos Well-Known Member

    What type of phone is the gt1900?

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