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Re: Is there any downside to installing the ICS link now?
There are only two real downsides to installing a leak from what I have seen:
Originally Posted by CollegePartyBoy
1) All your data gets wiped. An official OTA update should keep everything you have intact.
2) It is unknown if you can update OTA to the "official" release when it becomes available, although I am sure someone will figure out a way to do it in some form or fashion, we just don't know at this time how that will work, it might as simple as clicking "Check for updates" but we just don't know.
Other than those two downsides, there isn't much else... it doesn't void your warranty, if instructions are followed and patience used it is pretty tough to get it wrong, and the waiting will be over.
Interesting issue with wiping the data, it is the cleanest way to do it anyway... I have two friends that have Motos that got updated to ICS in the last couple weeks, both had some weird issues but they were all related to their apps/data and not he O/S itself, one of them had to delete and add back all his accounts because they wouldn't sync correctly, and the other one had to actually factory default to get his issues taken care of, but after that both of them were fine. So wiping the data is definitely the cleanest way to do it, just annoying to set everything up again.
I had been waiting for the official release, but after another month with nothing, and browsing through all the forums seeing how everyone loves the leak, I think I am just gonna bite the bullet and do it this weekend.
But even installing the leak doesn't get to the root of what we really want for the Rezound... the ICS source code! With the RIL cracked, the only thing missing is a few key pieces from the official ICS source code to open the door to perfect versions of CyanogenMod, MUIU, AOSP/AOKP, and any other ROM you can think of.