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HTC Raider ICS update available ...

shaggyskunk
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Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

cadecairos
I Plan to Stick Around

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.

Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

AllanVS
I Plan to Stick Around

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:

  1. Reduced Battery Life
  2. Reduced Reception (Used to get -75 dBm, and now get -95dBm
  3. Would really like to be able to shut off "Background Data" like I could before. (i.e. Accounts & synch, uncheck Background Data)
  4. WiFi is Weak ... I sit 4 feet from my "N" router, my laptop gets 100% signal, the phone 50-60%
  5. LanucherPro works, Launcher Pro Paid version works, BUT ... I can't use the calendar widget.  I've "made do" with some creative widget-ing. (Used the built in calendar, and adjust the size (5 icons wide, 4 icons tall), and have a smaller 2 tall by 3 wide month calendar widget below)  (how do I have 5 columns, and 6 rows? The paid version of Launcher Pro allows me to set that - and it works AWESOMELY - no problem with the screen.)
  6. Too much Rogers Bloat (if I wanted UrMusic, 1 Contacts, 1 Number, Games etc), and the stupid Twitter app.  If I wanted it, I'd download it.

Some good things:

  1. LIKE the new font - clock, menu's etc are a non-bold font.
  2. Like the Task Manager (hold home, swip an app to close it.)
  3. Like the blue highlights under the Power Control Bar (used to be green)
  4. LOVE the updates to Gmail and WebKit browser.
  5. Phone seems for the most part, "snappier" - as if the CPU and GPU are being utilized properly.

Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

AllanVS
I Plan to Stick Around

So I did a quick comparative of my homescreens today ... below is an external image.
Click here to see the image ...

Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

Tarik_Dixon
I've Been Here Awhile
Does anybody know when they are gonna release the ruu for ics so it can be run on the computer?

Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

CP100
I Plan to Stick Around
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.