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  1. mikesmith's Avatar
    3) Oh, and the bottom lights below the screen won't come on even in a pretty dark room. I've heard it reacts to the light sensor now, but somehow that can't be true. Where is the light sensor anyway?
    Really? Mine have gotten WAY brighter. Even while it was light out.
    06-01-2011 10:47 PM
  2. matthewdlyons's Avatar
    Same here. I was thinking, "Man the buttons sure are bright!"
    06-01-2011 11:25 PM
  3. chargerfanray's Avatar
    all im still getting is "Check for update was not available at this time. Try again later" so still no ota here. In La Puente, Ca.
    06-01-2011 11:33 PM
  4. Djnikkofb's Avatar
    The add ringtone has changed. Dont use edit contact, just hit menu button while viewing contact

    1.21 giggawatts of Thunder
    06-01-2011 11:36 PM
  5. hootyhoo#AC's Avatar
    I'm liking most of it and my buttons are brighter. ............
    HOWEVER. My signal strength has gone in the toilet. I normally have full bars on 3g. I now have 2 bars on 1g. My girlfriends storm is full on 3g.

    This does not make me happy.
    06-01-2011 11:43 PM
  6. comnsens's Avatar
    I think I will wait a while. Seeing too many complaints about the update.
    06-01-2011 11:46 PM
  7. androidcore's Avatar
    My OTA failed 5 times this afternoon, even after a master reset on froyo. The only guess I can think of is that I messed around to much with the phone. So, im gonna try p3droid's method 2 install for rooted .596 Gingerbread at Official DX Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.596) Release Thread - Something for everyone

    lets see what happens.
    06-01-2011 11:59 PM
  8. androidcore's Avatar
    all im still getting is "Check for update was not available at this time. Try again later" so still no ota here. In La Puente, Ca.
    To my understanding, its being OTA'd in phases, like East cost, central, mountain West cost... etc etc

    if true, and each day is 1 region, then you should see it Friday. Or sooner.. who knows now
    griff7774 likes this.
    06-02-2011 12:04 AM
  9. androidcore's Avatar
    well, just flash over p3droid's rooted vanilla christmas cookie.... LOL... so far im "kinda" impressed"... Its like Motorola took parts of Launcher Pro, Go Launcher Ex. ADW Ex, Liberty 2.0.1, Apex, Rubrix, and a dash of Darkslide to make the new Blur. Very Interesting.

    Next, Shortcut methods.. use to just go to app drawer, long press an app, and it puts it on the homepage... now Gingy want to know option.. on home screen or share or other crud. LOL

    New 3G and signal Icons are interesting. Dark navy blue notification bar. Now my Watchdog Icon is a little grey puppy. poor thing .. LOL

    Benchmark via Quadrant: pulled a 1654 after reboot and testing Netflix App... which worked perfectly btw... Im used to pulling 1100s on rooted Froyo. So thats abotu a 500 dif.. interesting...

    Apps: No Lookout issues, or Gmail issues or yahoo mail issues (via the account sync and notifications via blur). On test email, Gmail notifiation was instant (2 Mississippii seconds). Yahoo mail was laggin, counted 100 before i stopped. It did notify me... after 7 min. Gallery is ok, no issues.. can delete pics via gallery too. Upload/share good. camera good. camcorder good. Maps-- I am seeing the East/West mix up by the blue pointer, even if the compass has been calibrated to show the correct directions. This seems to be a Google Map issue, as Weatherbug and my hometown NBC News station app and chekin app all show the the correct direction. So, well see an update later. In the mean time, im not stupid to know where my NSEW are. LOL Reinstalled Easytether and work. Wireless Tether for rooters works. ShootMe works. Adfree Works. Shoot this is rooted vanilla Gingerbread 2.3.3 596 build from p3droid, it better work. Titanium good, bloatfreezer good, etc...

    like the (-) option in the notification swing down. Added transparency to swing down, good. Like I said, after Rom'in for awhile and theming via NinjaMorph, im glad to see Dev ideas and input from ALL roms be put into a google OS.

    smoother, cripsier scrolling... more customized options in app drawer.. love it... dont know what to think of the "blue" theme yet... just doesnt fit "DROID". so used to red.. LOL

    so Far so good... 0-100, i give it a 91... great, but needs some tweakin, like all ROMs do...



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    06-02-2011 02:54 AM
  10. dthurman's Avatar
    A warning, I forgot to unroot and my phone was locked up, I went to verizon, they said I was rooted and oh well, still ordered me a new phone, but I was not to be beaten. I took out the battery, waited 30 minutes, restarted, and just let the phone sit for an hour or so, now all is good and working as it should.
    06-02-2011 08:32 AM
  11. ntowell's Avatar
    I can't believe that the LED lights are jacked on an OTA build. Really? Nobody tested that? And what is the deal with the incredibly bright button backlight? I need a fix for the LED notifications STAT!!!!
    06-02-2011 08:46 AM
  12. whodatt's Avatar
    Update loaded and installed just fine yesterday, LP works just as it did before and all programs so far seem to be working correctly. NO issues so far and the phone does seem to be a little "snappier" which I'm happy about!
    Liking the update so far!
    06-02-2011 09:41 AM
  13. mjollnir316's Avatar
    ok..when i did the ota update, i was able to have my corp sunc and verizon yahoo email..but had the sync arrow circle up al the time...i did a factory reset and the sync isue was taken care of..but i cant set up any other email account other than gmail??? corp sync or verizon.yahoo wont set up..keeps saying "login to the accuont failed..please try again"...any ideas on how to fix??
    06-02-2011 10:00 AM
  14. InfinityDevil's Avatar
    Upgraded my non-rooted Droid X yesterday. Download took a while on a weak signal, but it worked.

    Good: NFS Shift demo is now uninstallable.
    The lock screen fade effect around the edges of the photo is pretty cool.

    Bad: Books is now built in and can't be uninstalled.
    Window animations seem to slow things down a bit. Turning them off is kind of stark and makes things feel really fast, but maybe a second set of animations, less intensive, would be good to have as a choice. Or a menu of checkboxes to turn on and off select animations. More choices, please!

    The apps that need to catch up:
    Launcher Pro doesn't show the app drawer categories. Maybe there's a setting?
    BeyondPod sometimes gets confused on rotation and shows its tab on the player on the wrong side of the screen.

    I'll find more, I'm sure.

    Overall I like it, though. As much as it nauseates me to thank my overpriced wireless carrier, especially given their crackdown on tethering apps and going to metered data, here goes... gulp... Thanks Verizon and Motorola for getting us an update to 2.3.3.
    06-02-2011 10:15 AM
  15. wamphryi's Avatar
    The apps that need to catch up:
    Launcher Pro doesn't show the app drawer categories. Maybe there's a setting?
    Look at this thread...it points you to how to get the stock app drawer on LP. You cant long press an app in the app drawer to add it to a homescreen though with this method.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/moto...uncherpro.html
    06-02-2011 11:27 AM
  16. AtanRaca's Avatar
    So along with the annoying lack of LED and the battery life not up to par, i am having issues with my SD Card. i am unable to either look at Zedge or doubleTwist. If one of these apps works then the other tells me that i need to insert a SD Card. Anyone know of a fix cause all I can seem to do is turn the phone on and off when i want to look at one or the other.
    06-02-2011 11:29 AM
  17. scottabutler's Avatar
    I don't know if I am just one of the lucky ones, but I updated my wife's and my phone OTA and we haven't had a single problem. Is the OTA more stable or is this just a "we've screwed with our phone less" thing?
    06-02-2011 11:55 AM
  18. midwestcajun's Avatar
    Has anyone thought about the fact that maybe the reason these are snappier is that now most are running a "stock" setup again? Im still not 100% convinced that jumping on the bus just cuz it's new is the best idea right now. Lots of issues so far it seems.
    06-02-2011 01:34 PM
  19. nmDXaddict's Avatar
    I can't believe that the LED lights are jacked on an OTA build. Really? Nobody tested that? And what is the deal with the incredibly bright button backlight? I need a fix for the LED notifications STAT!!!!
    I get the LED notification light for my emails. Wasn't getting it for text messages, I use Handcent. They just updated the app due to the LED notification not working. Hope that helps.
    06-02-2011 03:37 PM
  20. phasa's Avatar
    GB automatically downloaded to my phone OTA yesterday, without my permission, so I installed, thinking, "Updates are good, right?" Well, for several hours after that I had to do constant battery pulls. That has finally stopped, but now:

    Alarm does not function, and attempting to access its settings yields a long pause and a blank screen.

    Multiple apps force close, or stop responding, frequently, including Market, Camera, and Browser. However, the Browser only does it when certain things are typed...?

    When I receive phone calls, they show up on the screen, but the phone doesn't ring. Pressing "End Call" sometimes does nothing. Sometimes people call me multiple times, but I never know because my phone does nothing.

    I had to uninstall App Locker Pro because after using the home screen menu to access the app manager, Pro asked me for a password every 3 seconds, even after pressing "back" to exit.

    Don't know if this is a bug or a goofy feature, but now long pressing the "period" on the keyboard requires you to hold your finger down and slide to the punctuation you want. If you lift your finger, like in Froyo, you get a "+".

    Hitting backspace after an unwanted autocorrect used to change it back, but now it only changes back until you hit "space" again, forcing you to select your original spelling from the top list. Which automatically puts a space after it. Which is stupid if it's the last word in your sentence.

    My phone is uprooted, and has no special
    modifications.

    Anyway, I hate Gingerbread, as it has effectively screwed my previously functional
    06-02-2011 06:41 PM
  21. phasa's Avatar
    ...phone. Apparently it also loves scrolling up on your text so you can't see where you were last typing.
    06-02-2011 06:42 PM
  22. gforce1963's Avatar
    problems with Wifi here..it will connect to both wireless routers..then stop transferring data, but say it's still connected.

    Curse you Moto & VZW!!!
    06-02-2011 07:22 PM
  23. sandiegosteve's Avatar
    Curious what peoples real impressions are... thread is heavy on other builds and wanting it.

    Never rooted and don't have a ton of applications.

    I must say that I like this phone a lot with 2.2, and I like it more with 2.3. I used a blackberry Storm for almost 2 years before getting this 6 months ago. I'd probably be happy with a string and tin-can.

    +'s
    • Batter life seems better
    • memory management seems better. I've disabled ATK and memory is very stable.
    • Google Maps and Navigation seem more stable. Relatively fast GPS fix, but never had problems there.
    • Performance seems a little better.
    • I like the notifications and ability to remove the ones I want.
    • Is the aiplane mode option when you long press the power button new? Maybe I just found it, but I like it.
    • I think the camera is faster and works a little better
    • With 2.2, after traveling my phone would get flaky. So far, it is stable on this trip.


    -'s:
    • Don't like the new keypad. Seems harder to hit the letters (I don't use swipe)
    • it is very hard to use your own word. Before, if I used a product name not in the dictionary, it would switch it to best guess, then I would go back, it would switch back and I could move on. Now, no matter what, it switches the word. Very annoying. I spelled it the way I did 3 times because that is how it is spelled...
    • Why do I have a txt message icon in the bottom row (not sure the name of it). Can I change it?
    • I don't get the whole profiles thing. Seems a little annoying so far.
    • The camera screen seems a little limited after taking a picture. I used to easily share image, now I've somehow gotten in a mode where I have to cancel out and get to the gallery to share.
    06-02-2011 08:08 PM
  24. Andy847's Avatar
    Just noticed a few things so far. Not really having problems with Gingerbread. Most of the things I've noticed are good.
    1. Volume much louder now, was loud before, but louder now.
    2. Voice activated dialing is much faster now with GB. It use to take forever to get it to say "Please Say a Command". I use this feature a lot and works much faster now.
    3. Had one Force close with LPP, but in general works great with LPP. I haven't really checked the new Blur, but like LPP too much to go to Blur.
    06-02-2011 08:22 PM
  25. PappaFloyd's Avatar
    I didn't un-root before the update and all is fine, weird to cuz my add blocker is still working! Hah, I need my Root back though..

    A warning, I forgot to unroot and my phone was locked up, I went to verizon, they said I was rooted and oh well, still ordered me a new phone, but I was not to be beaten. I took out the battery, waited 30 minutes, restarted, and just let the phone sit for an hour or so, now all is good and working as it should.
    06-02-2011 08:42 PM
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