Welcome to the "Why I hate the new Gingerbread OTA" thread (All similar will be merged into here)


  1. Milenko2121

    Milenko2121 Active Member

    how do i get my froyo look back?
    i hate all this white... the sms screen is horrible and kills my eyes.

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  2. superchipmunk

    superchipmunk Member

  3. Milenko2121

    Milenko2121 Active Member

    thank you for that :D

    what about in settings and such? it's all white. i loved froyo's black look.
    this white is killing my eyes!


    edit:
    tried handcent and it's nothing like froyo. feels clunky and the themes are meh. the white makes the screen look yellow.
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  4. bloodylipp

    bloodylipp Well-Known Member

    theres also GO SMS
  5. ericshmerick

    ericshmerick Well-Known Member

    The look you are seeing on the Atrix GB update isn't stock GB. It's Moto's GB tweaked design.

    "Stock" GB as found on the Nexus S is very clean and un-tampered with. It's much better but oh well.
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  6. chowmailap

    chowmailap Well-Known Member

    The improved performance should more than make up for colors. Try turning down the brightness of your screen.
  7. jim8193

    jim8193 Active Member

    ... ditto that !!!

    Bring back the Light / Dark Theme setting ... :cool:
    ... the white is totally obnoxious IMO, especially at night ... :(
  8. tatiana320

    tatiana320 Active Member

    I totally agree with you. Especially the stupid White dock. I'm like uhh why would they make it white. Wonder if they would release a quick update that give users the option to change the theme colors to black or white for us.
  9. ParagP

    ParagP Well-Known Member

    yeah I was also excited while doing update today..
    But after the update it's like wtf?

    Any body know how to change icons on dock bar (increase/decrease number of icons)
  10. Milenko2121

    Milenko2121 Active Member

    yeah, i found this one, and it's the best thing so far.
    gingerbread completely massacred the stock sms.

    it's really odd as to why we don't have the option to get our black back...
    once you go white... it's just not right?
  11. ParagP

    ParagP Well-Known Member

    Even contacts background, settings background has turned to white!
    Even font size is bigger now (hopefully should be some setting for decreasing font size).
    Some solutions please for changing background to black.....


    EDIT
    Installed Go launcher EX.. Liking it so far..
    At least now home screen looks better..
    Contacts is really f**up in GingerBread because of large fonts!
  12. ultradroid

    ultradroid So many android phones... VIP Member

    If you are patient, and hunt around, you can find black versions of many of the popular apps. The term you want to use or be aware of in searching is "Inverted". You can find quite a few Inverted apps over on Droid Forums - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum - Search Results - and on the XDA Forum. Although their forum is trickier to navigate through. I'm not currently using any inverted apps with my themes, but I do know that with some minor exceptions, **the apps are not platform specific**. So you can use an Inverted LinkedIn or Facebook, which you found in a Droid X thread or an inverted Handcent found on a Droid Incredible thread, on your Atrix - it's simply an APK which you put on your SD Card and use a file manager like Astro or Root explorer to install. I *would* avoid any Inverted Markets, because those aren't usually apps, but zipped files which must be flashed. I'm leery of using that type of approach unless it's specific to the rom you have installed. Also take a look on MyDroidWorld Forum - some very talented developers hang out over there.

    Also look into getting ADW Launcher. There are dozens and dozens of themes (many free) which you can download. Those themes dramatically change the way your phone looks.

    The apps are out there, you just gotta find them.

    -Mike
  13. Milenko2121

    Milenko2121 Active Member

    ^
    thanks for that.
    i'm currently using launcher pro.

    i'm trying to learn how to deodex my phone so i can install themes from the xda forums.
  14. lunameow

    lunameow Well-Known Member

    I have over 2000 images in my gallery. They were all nicely sorted into folders. Now I go to the gallery and I have ONE folder with over 2000 images! Someone please tell me there's a way to sort these without having to individually move every single image into its own album.
  15. 83tonio

    83tonio Member


    i dont like that as well. but i saw if u go to files they are sorted. but i hope they change that back.
  16. WolfmanRobby

    WolfmanRobby Well-Known Member


    I kept having the old Gallery Force Close on me. After having to re-index my media card and reset up all of my custom ringtones twice, I said FORGET IT and switched to this Gallery App:
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.cooliris.media&feature=search_result
    It's the same Gallery that came on my Tablet.

    I was hoping that the update would FIX the Gallery. Well, it works, but, like you guys, I HATE IT! I organize all my pics into about 15 folders. I can't find CRAP in the new stock Gallery!!

    Have you looked at the new MUSIC app??? They did the same CRAP to it as well.
    And, to be able to get music info (Like album art) from online, you have to agree to SHARE your listening activity!!!!
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  17. lunameow

    lunameow Well-Known Member

    That's the old FroYo (non-motoblur) stock gallery! Much prefer it to this messed up pile of fluff. I was hesitant because I didn't realize I could switch my default to it, but I can, and I just did. I really don't know what they were thinking with this change. Like they think users will go "Oh, wow, they pull all photo sources from every app and lump them all together! THAT IS AWESOME!"
  18. romar

    romar Member

    One thing I LOVE about the new music app... songs are now listed in ALBUM order and NOT alphabetically!

    As for the gallery, I was liking it initially but do agree that removing the folders was a bad idea. I noticed that downloaded pics from the main Gmail account do not even show up in the "all photos" folder. You actually need to browse to the downloaded folder to get to the pic. That sucks. From the browser and stock email app pics do show up in the "all photos" folder.
  19. WolfmanRobby

    WolfmanRobby Well-Known Member

    I keep mine on Shuffle, and I have VERY few Whole Albums on there. So, Alphabetically makes more sense for me. If not, I wind up having to open a dozen albums to find that one song since I can't remember what Album every one of the 4,000 songs on my SD card are on.

    Back to the Gallery - It looks like you can sort the new gallery by location... fine if all your pics are tagged with a location.
    Or, by Tags (Provided you've tagged all 500 pic's and linked them to a contact).

    Why can't they put the Sort by FOLDER option back in there?? Many of mine have nothing to do with a Contact or a Location (Like my Wallpaper collection, or my Screenshots)!!
  20. lunameow

    lunameow Well-Known Member

  21. romar

    romar Member

    You would think that this gallery issue could be rectified quite easily. Any idea if it's a GB, Moto, or At&t issue?
  22. WolfmanRobby

    WolfmanRobby Well-Known Member


    @romar - my gut feeling is it's a Moto Issue. They love to screw things up by trying to make them "Better."

    @lunameow - I have QuickPic as well. But, I find that it does not find new pictures (Say from the camera or a screenshot) until the media card is rescanned. Either by un-mounting, re-mounting it, or rebooting the phone. I'm still torn on if I want it to be the main gallery or the Stock FroYo Gallery.
  23. mdgreene

    mdgreene Member

    sucks!! i am not a power user, heck i don't even know how to use all the features, but i assumed since this upgrade was supposed to be better than sex, i was supposed to download it and install it.

    YUCK! i hate the white screens and that all the squared off edges on all the dialog boxes, screens, etc. it looks very unpolished.

    I will admit there are things on gingerbread that are nice - I like the new screen lock clock - the old star trek or whatever you want to call it font sucked. I like the customizable dock buttons - the one thing i had wished for in froyo. and i really like the new keyboard - typing is 100% more accurate and at least twice as fast with quicker typing recognition and typing corrections. but i don't notice any performance issues, except maybe screens seem to be more laggy and jittery in GB!! odd, huh?

    Is there a way to downgrade back to froyo? or at least can i change the white screens - they are driving me crazy!
  24. ultradroid

    ultradroid So many android phones... VIP Member

    Going back to Froyo would be difficult, if not impossible. Since your complaints seem to be cosmetic in nature - dealing with the appearance of the phone - why not check out some of the alternate launchers available from the market. ADW and LauncherPro are two of the more popular ones and at least ADW offers a variety of themes which change the way your phone looks. I'm not that familiar with LauncherPro, so I can't comment on any of the themes that may be available for it. There are also a number of other custom launchers available too - just open the market and type launcher.

    -Mike
  25. kilasix9

    kilasix9 Well-Known Member

    Can someone merge all these 'Gingerbread sucks' threads into one so that everyone who doesn't like white backgrounds can have one place to talk about their grief.
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