I got it this morning around 3:45 a.m.
Upgraded without any problems.
My only gripe is that Locale cannot separate the notifications from the ringtone... but that's an issue with ICS all together, not specifically the Rogers Raider release.
The phone seems faster.
Any word if HTC Sense 4 is going to come to the Raider?
Rogers and HTC, thank you both for finally releasing it!
I also received the update this morning. Unfortunately for me It didn't go smoothly. I rooted my phone and unlocked the bootloader, then installed a custom Recovery. Due to that the update would not apply. Had to find the original RUU rogers released with the phone on the internet and re-flash it to my phone before the update finally applied.
I'm quite please with the update. UI interactions are smoother, and I'm loving the face unlock feature.
I - like with any computer device - did a clean install. I flashed the internal memory and then downloaded the update. Ran it with no problems.
HOWEVER ... afterwards here are a few issues I'm having:
Some good things:
REDUCED battery life????
The main issue I have is battery drain and if the update is going to make it even worse then it's pointless to even bother installing it.
I will wait to hear more people chime in before I bite the bullet.
you could try a Meugen or Sedio extended battery. Meugen's with the back covere LOOKED nice, but, it was a plastic cover, and I've heard that the clips snap easily.
I also want to know if there are any issues with Flash or other 3rd party software, and if its easily possible to do a factory reset to go back to Gingerbread if the ICS update truly sucks. I've heard stories that you have to send the unit back to get it re-set with is retarded.
The only 3rd party app I'm having troubles with - and it's the apps fault, for failure to develop - is Launcher Pro (Paid). ALL of it works (resize widgets, change rows and columns [I use 5 columns, 6 rows, allows 10 more icons per screen than stock], wallpapers etc.) except the LP Calendar widget, which crashes LP, and requires a complete "Clear Settings" of LP.
Yes, I'm back to the Raider, especially now that ICS is available on it.
Before I upgrade, can someone give me some feedback on whether or not it's worth updating? Right now I'm quite happy with 2.3.6, it's fast, reliable, doesn't crash too often.
My only concerns updating are:
1. If I don't like it, I can't roll back (wish there was a rollback option) easily.. really, I don't want to root it and start flashing it.
2. Battery life; if ICS will start using the 2 cores I expect battery life will be less than now (which isn't much in my opinion anyway). Would like to know from those that updated what their experience is, appreantly ICS has better battery management. (my gf's iPhone 4S' battery life has a huge improvement when the upgraded to iOS 5 - I would expect the same upgrading to ICS)
3. GPS; GPS now is rock solid, locks on in under 5 secs; I would like this to be the same
Some posts I've read about issues with the GPS, battery life and WiFi after the upgrade, hence my apprehension.
Meow, you have a Raider I think, did you upgrade? Is it worth it?
Meowmix, you've been using ICS for a while... I'm still hesitant to update, as the phone works great, no complaints really (except the speaker, which sucks on this phone and even at max volume I can't hear it sometimes).
Would you mind giving me some insight (if you know the answers) on ICS. I'm thinking of upgrading the phone.
Once I upgrade to ICS, do you know:
-Can home screen go landscape mode
-Is there a car dock app (that can be launched manually?) that comes std; right now there is none
-Does the email app, for (MS Exchange ActiveSync) handle Hotmail properly, parsing HTML (right now, HTML isn't parsed, everything is text only)
-Any issues with WiFi strength after the update
-Any issues with the GPS after the update
-Any issues with any apps after the update
-Do you see a speed increase overall on the phone?
-Does the battery last longer; ICS handle battery management better?
-Lastly, any suggestion (maybe there is a step by step) on how to backup the phone AS is (like an image) and then restore it in case I don't like ICS?
Would appreciate any of these answers; you can also PM me if you wish, likely others would benefit from the answers though.