1. basscadet's Avatar
    Dumped my voodoo lagfix, rooted, stock ROM in favor of stock unrooted EE4. Loaded all my favorite apps back on.

    Wow, what a difference!

    -Battery life has improved dramatically. I'm talking 20-30% improvement if not more.
    -GPS locks on in 10 seconds or less, something it never could do before
    -everything seems less glitchy, smoother, and maybe just a bit slower, but not laggy

    The only reason I rooted in the first place was to enjoy free tethering. Found out afterwards rooting wasn't necessary to do that LOL. Oh well!
    10-18-2011 01:12 PM
  2. thegargeman's Avatar
    How did you flash back to stock? Did you walkthrough this?

    I've been considering going back to stock as well. Just want to do it the right way... Thanks!
    10-18-2011 02:04 PM
  3. Landshark's Avatar
    How did you flash back to stock? Did you walkthrough this?

    I've been considering going back to stock as well. Just want to do it the right way... Thanks!
    Forget about flashing the ED2 file then letting your phone OTA up to EE4. The stock EE4 file is available. Just download this file, extract the .tar.md5 file with winrar or 7zip, then flash the .tar.md5 file in the PDA section of ODIN:

    Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    If you flashed a voodoo kernel or otherwise converted your phone to EXT4, then at the same time you flash the above file, also flash this file in the PIT section of ODIN and make sure the re-partition box (look all the way to the left of the start button) is checked:

    charge.pit
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    10-18-2011 03:17 PM
  4. jono119's Avatar
    i did the same a while back and have never been happier...
    10-18-2011 04:28 PM
  5. hillview's Avatar
    How do you get free tethering unrooted? Also flashed back to stock after many reboots and battery pulls. Reminded me of my blackberry days lol !
    10-18-2011 09:04 PM
  6. swenpro's Avatar
    Interesting to see all of this. I had been considering flashing one of the ROMs but have never found one that appears bug-free. Stock on this phone is not bug-free, but it is stable, and that is important to me. My main gripe is the constant data circus, 4G, 3G, 1x, no data! 4G, 3G, 1x, no data! It's like playing musical chairs. Which data plan will I see when I pick up my phone next? Oh, and a few dropped calls in the last week. Ouch. Otherwise, it's a decent phone as stock. I am enjoying GO Launcher EX right now, as it does improve the aesthetics a bit over TouchWiz 3.
    10-18-2011 09:27 PM
  7. gregba's Avatar
    I know I will sound like anidiot....but what is EE4 people always metnion? And you dont need to be rooted to run it?
    10-19-2011 09:32 AM
  8. Chris2183's Avatar
    I know I will sound like anidiot....but what is EE4 people always metnion? And you dont need to be rooted to run it?
    EE4 is the current stock firmware for the Droid Charge. It is what is on the phone when you get it from Verizon.
    10-19-2011 09:54 AM
  9. gattaka451's Avatar
    I rooted to get rid of VZW's bloatware that ran in the background and took up space. I don't worry about my battery dying and so far it lasts from the time I get up around 7am until I go to bed at midnight. Good enough for me.
    10-19-2011 10:30 AM
  10. basscadet's Avatar
    How do you get free tethering unrooted? Also flashed back to stock after many reboots and battery pulls. Reminded me of my blackberry days lol !
    I haven't tried it yet but apparently this works very well:

    PdaNet
    PdaNet -- USB Tether/Bluetooth DUN for Android
    10-19-2011 03:17 PM
  11. testt's Avatar
    I've been thinking about going back to stock too, but I just don't feel like going through the trouble of wiping my phone and reinstalling all the applications and data.
    10-19-2011 05:48 PM
  12. dubge's Avatar
    I am on latest GB leak and would never go back to stock, I am getting 32+ hours with the extended battery
    10-19-2011 08:26 PM
  13. bicycle019's Avatar
    I've been using GB FE 2.0 for the past several weeks without any issues, and it's been a noticeable improvement over stock. Stock was nothing great, as the same issues with data drop out, poor phone call quality along with random drops were just par for the course. Sucks that I had to go to the "aftermarket" to make my phone better, but I'm happier for having done so.
    10-21-2011 12:09 AM
  14. gsimmons2005's Avatar
    I really hope you are kidding, stock ee4 SUX! GPS is slow, phone is laggy, 4g never works. I flashed the stock debloated EP3H on my phone and its perfect. NO issues at all, reception is 10X better, phone is snappy as can be and it is rooted! It is stock so no roms and it just works
    10-21-2011 02:45 PM
  15. MaxBuck2's Avatar
    I really hope you are kidding, stock ee4 SUX! GPS is slow, phone is laggy, 4g never works.
    Bullhockey. I run stock ee4 and have none of the problems you cite other than occasional lag, but I can deal with that. It just works, without voiding warranties and without fuss.
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    10-21-2011 09:09 PM
  16. squane123's Avatar
    I Believe I presently have the EG2 build. I have been having issues for quite some time and would like to know what I should do. Do I stick with it or is there something much better? I really do not want the bloatware. I used Odin to put the EG2 on and it was so long ago that I really haven't the slightest idea what to do now. Any help would be appreciated.
    10-22-2011 05:56 AM
  17. delco714's Avatar
    I've been stock since day 1 and I can't complain of battery life or speed. Check this out... It seems to keep getting faster.. Does that make sense? Additionally when in range of 4g, it connects and works perfectly, even when I'm constantly shutting it off and on. I will be picking up the razr, but have to admit I'll miss touchwiz and this phone in general minus the gps (one fault in complete stock of this phone)
    10-23-2011 09:52 AM
  18. elkniwcire's Avatar
    I also recently switched back to stock on my Charge and feel it is the way to go. Rooting is fun and all but it always leaves something broken. Even if most things work well, as soon as something goes wrong I immediately think it could be because of the rom.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    10-23-2011 07:34 PM
  19. kiit408's Avatar
    This is probably the only phone in which I will have to say stock is best and I have been through a lot of phones and hacks lol

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    10-27-2011 02:36 AM
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