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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by (G), Jun 30, 2012.

  1. (G)

    (G) Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Lots of negative comments on these forums, and that's to be expected.

    But is there anyone out there who likes ICS and isn't experiencing any sort of problems with it?

    I'd love to hear the plus side!
     



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  2. th3goob

    th3goob Well-Known Member

    my 10 year old brother loves it now since he has face unlock, he hasnt told me of any problems yet.
     
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    We really should differentiate between ICS and the stock ICS update.

    I am rooted running the ShoStock2 ROM and I couldn't be happier with it. It's fast, smooth and the battery life is double what I was seeing with gingerbread 2.3.6 stock. I haven't had any problems with call dropping, SMS or MMS, GPS, HSPA+. I keep wifi and bluetooth on almost all the time and sync with four mail accounts (2 gmail and 2 pop).

    I really haven't had any problems with it. Maybe it's the apps I use, or more specifically don't use. Here's the list, if you'd like to check it out. No memory issues, either.

    For those of you running the stock ICS update and aren't thrilled, I really would recommend a complete wipe of your phone. It will take a little time but it will make a big difference.

    First, backup your important data, then back up your important data. Did I mention backups? You know you should be doing that anyway. If your apps and contacts are sync'ed to Google, then they will be reinstalled after the reset. What you need to watch out for is the SMS database. There are several good SMS backup apps around, just find one that works for you.

    Once you've checked to make sure everything is backed up OFF your phone, as in on a PC or removable drive (not just your sd card), and then checked again, perform a factory reset and reformat your sd card and internal storage partition.

    What this will do is clear out the caches and get rid of any incompatible gingerbread files lurking that are notorious for causing problems. It will also assure that your apps are the latest ICS versions.
     
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  4. wolfyboy359

    wolfyboy359 Well-Known Member

    hi lunatic59, is that link to the list of bad apps or good apps?
     
  5. LouWags

    LouWags Well-Known Member

    I have no issues with it. Some things seem to be smoother. I like the layout of the menus as lists rather than icons.

    --Wag--
     
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Good or bad, they are the apps I have installed on my SGS2.
     
  7. enojy

    enojy Newbie

    Love it, except screen sensitivity seems slightly worse. Otherwise, nothing but love.
     
  8. lale

    lale Lurker

    Not rooted, installed ICS without difficulty, minor issues with some apps, so overall I'm a happy camper.
     
  9. Matfam

    Matfam Newbie

    No problems here. Completely stock running Go Launcher. I did not do a factory reset before upgrading.
     
  10. Ikenstein

    Ikenstein Well-Known Member

    Stock ICS here.

    I'm having trouble adjusting to the new copy/cut/paste. I'm not sure if I like the new way better.

    I really like the new way the phone/contacts functions. I used to hate being stuck at the dialer every time I wanted to make a call. Now, it opens the last tab you had open.

    The Settings menu is laid out differently now. There's good stuff but I don't like that disabling background data used to be a simple unticking of a box. Now, it's not so clear that background data is turned off.

    Some widgets are different. Also, there's some more preinstalled apps: AT&T Smart Wifi, Google+, Google+ Messenger, and maybe AT&T FamilyMap (may have been there before the update, I'm not 100% sure).

    I guess that's more negative than positive but overall, I'm happy with it.
     
  11. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    Vanilla ICS all the way. Currently I am running AOKP but for a while I had ShoStock installed (which is a fast and stable rom). I love how clean ICS looks compared to GB. I am also enjoying the long battery life I get with AOKP. This phone is a different animal when it's rooted and has a rom installed.
     

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