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HTC Raider ICS update available ...

shaggyskunk
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Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

CP100
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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.

Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

AllanVS
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@CP100 wrote:
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.

@CP100 wrote:
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. 

 

Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

CP100
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Thanks Allan. The only issue I have with extended batteries with this particular design is the bulge it adds to the back of the case. I'd be better off just getting a second battery of the same size but then I'd have to carry it. I'd also be paying money for extra batteries when the stock one should just work well without having to fork out extra $$.

I can make it last a day as long as I don't use it for extended periods of time, but the whole point of doing an update to ICS was for it to IMPROVE battery use, not make it worse.

Re: HTC Raider ICS update available ...

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Re: HTC Raider ICS update available [Feedback]

Unlocked
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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?

 

Cheers y'all!