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    Default How to revert back to Gingerbread? (Razr on ICS)

    So Verizon pushed out the ICS update to my phone, and I hate it.
    Not here to get into a flame war or debate why I don't like it. But I do want to revert back to Stock Gingerbread ROM.

    What's the best way to do that? I come from a Droid X, just recently got this Razr, so I haven't done any rooting or rom'ing with this new phone yet.
    No I didn't make a backup, this kinda caught me off guard.

    A step by step guide, and stock rom download link would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!!
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    Default Re: How to revert back to Gingerbread? (Razr on ICS)

    Not an option.
    The boot loader/bootstrap has changed along with the radio firmware.
    Currently there is no going back.
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    Default Re: How to revert back to Gingerbread? (Razr on ICS)

    You're saying there's no way to flash another rom onto the phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amojeba View Post
    You're saying there's no way to flash another rom onto the phone?
    He's saying you can't go back to Gingerbread. At least yet.
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    I thought you had to accept the change. Or is it really just pushed into your phone without your approval?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F250fx4 View Post
    I thought you had to accept the change. Or is it really just pushed into your phone without your approval?
    You do have to accept it for it to be installed. You just don't get to change your mind later.
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    I thought Moto was going to start unlocking bootloaders on new phones going forward. I heard this back in the Droid X days (would apply to newer phones of course).
    What gives? I thought the whole point of Android was its open source.

    I guess I'm just frustrated with the whole thing. Honestly ICS didn't blow my mind at all, and they removed the intuitive nature of some tasks which really irks me (contacts no longer integrated into phone dialer, widgets have a round-about way to add, scrolling is super slow now and has a delay, little things etc).
    Just my 2 cents. Can't wait until the ability to flash other roms is available again for the Razr.
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    well I for one would jump back on gb in a heartbeat! Im not impressed at all with ics on my razr. On my xoom yes its great. But it has made the overall use of my phone crap. from the signal to the lack of screen brightness and my battery has taken a huge hit. Maybe they got it backwards because gb was perfect for me

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    Are you having trouble getting to your text messages with the new ICS OS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clownin72 View Post
    well I for one would jump back on gb in a heartbeat! Im not impressed at all with ics on my razr. On my xoom yes its great. But it has made the overall use of my phone crap. from the signal to the lack of screen brightness and my battery has taken a huge hit. Maybe they got it backwards because gb was perfect for me

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    Agreed. My Razr was perfect on Gingerbread. Since the upgrade, I dread even using the phone these past few days, and it pretty much just sits there, unless I absolutely need to use it for communication.
    Which is too bad, b/c I've only had it for about a month and absolutely loved it prior to the update.
    I want stock GB back.
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    Default Re: How to revert back to Gingerbread? (Razr on ICS)

    Quote Originally Posted by SchaeBooskie View Post
    Are you having trouble getting to your text messages with the new ICS OS?
    I haven't noticed this issue, but then again, I've always had a shortcut on my homescreen that goes directly to it.
    Although I do hate everything else about ICS though. Why does the settings menu now look like iOS?
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    If you're having alot of issues, I'd do a factory reset and see if a clean install helps.
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    ICS is a lot different than GB and will take some time to get used to. You even said yourself you avoid using the phone now. I did what SteveB2 said to do. After I installed it, I nuked the phone just to start fresh to avoid possible issues and I've had none. Good luck with any of your choices though.
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    Glad I stuck to GB. I know a lot of people loveICS and more power to em, but GB was running so sweet and still is. I'd a been a real un happy camper with ICS. My razr rocks.
    Maybe moto will push out an update to take care of some of those niggles.
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    is there any software out there where i can put gingerbread back on my razor maxx?I hate the ics it made my phone slow,changed my battery meter,put a line above my apps button,changed my apps button,changed my settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryane84 View Post
    is there any software out there where i can put gingerbread back on my razor maxx?I hate the ics it made my phone slow,changed my battery meter,put a line above my apps button,changed my apps button,changed my settings
    Jeez you sound pretty picky. Either that or just afraid of change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge DeBoulet View Post
    You do have to accept it for it to be installed. You just don't get to change your mind later.
    I know this is kind of an old post, but I just wanted to throw out there that it wasn't an option on my fiancé's Razr. She went to bed one night on GB and woke up in the morning on ICS. No option to refuse it or anything.
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    i got a refurbished razor maxx and it has ice cream sandwich on it i hate it i use to have a razor maxx with gingerbread before i got this refurbished one but i don't have it no more can you tell me how to put gingerbread back on my razor maxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryane84 View Post
    i got a refurbished razor maxx and it has ice cream sandwich on it i hate it i use to have a razor maxx with gingerbread before i got this refurbished one but i don't have it no more can you tell me how to put gingerbread back on my razor maxx
    Read the thread?
    And it's spelled razr, fyi
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    How do i put gingerbread back on if i have ics?

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    You can't go back to GB.
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    What about my fiance's Razr, how would I put GB on it?
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    Jesus. Can't anyone read? The answer has been stated a million times in this thread alone :banghead:

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooncatt View Post
    What about my fiance's Razr, how would I put GB on it?
    Look at the post right above yours. :sly:

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
    Jesus. Can't anyone read? The answer has been stated a million times in this thread alone :banghead:
    *lays pillow on desk* I was just being facetious.
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