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Gingerbread: A Crap Update

PiperCrab
Novice

I recently installed the Gingerbread update on my Droid X and now my once beautiful phone is a piece of crap. It lags constantly, the SD card fails to read, some of my apps don't work, the news widget is broken, the camera fails, and the BT radio works when it feels like.

 

All this update really did was to destroy my phone and change the colours of various menus and options. Is this what you all were clamouring for? Is this the great update everyone was yammering on about that was supposedly oh so great? This update is totally useless as all it does is make your phone obsolete.

 

This will be my first and last Android device. The only thing this has that the iPhone doesn't is a huge screen, but I'm sure the iPhone will come along with a bigger screen soon enough. Now I will sell this piece of crap and buy a white iPhone.

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fastback64
Member

Agreed. My phone crash/boots when receiving text messages. 6 crashed today alone. "But...but....but you should do a factory reset", that is an absolute ridiculous option for a $600 device. Android fanboys just get their feelings hurt when Apple can release timely updates that don't require a factory reset. 5 months of Droid X 11 factory resets vs. 3 years of iPhone 0.

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Re: Gingerbread: A Crap Update

Cody21
Sr. Member

.. and you guys are expecting HELP with your problems?   just sayin'

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vereyezuhn
Sr. Member

Wow. I'm glad I didn't even get the update on mine. Now I definitely know not to install it.

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fastback64
Member

These are the "help" options:

 

1. Factory reset

             - then run with no apps

2. Replace SD card

3. Replace Battery

4. Replace phone

5. Repeat

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Re: Gingerbread: A Crap Update

Cody21
Sr. Member

Seriously, there were a huge amount of test group recipents that did NOT encounter any serious issues. Most of the problems are more of a cosmetic issue - or THIRD PARTY APP ISSUE. Yes, there are NEW issues that cropped up.  I will say that I fall into the "minimal/no" category - easy install. No major issues at all. Really like the update. Some cool features.

 

I would suggest that if peeps have any actual problems or CONFUSION or QUESTIONS, submit the problem/issue in a single thread - or search the forum to see if it was already addressed.  Software is what softwatre does. Yes, there are bugs in any release; even iPhone.

 

(and I do NOT work for Verizon or Moto - so please don't suggest that. Just a happy Droid X customer.)

 

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galaxie500fb
Novice

lol fastback64. 

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Wildman
Sr. Leader

HERE WE GO AGAIN....   I know the users giving praise to a update wouldnt take long before the blaming started... :smileyvery-happy:

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crb79
Sr. Member

fastback64 wrote:

Agreed. My phone crash/boots when receiving text messages. 6 crashed today alone. "But...but....but you should do a factory reset", that is an absolute ridiculous option for a $600 device. Android fanboys just get their feelings hurt when Apple can release timely updates that don't require a factory reset. 5 months of Droid X 11 factory resets vs. 3 years of iPhone 0.



Go back to your Iphone forum please.

 

If you do actually own a Droid X,(highly unlikely) the problems are YOU, not the phone.  

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Wildman
Sr. Leader

That is a false statement anyway, the iphone does format the device when it does its update and then sync all apps and data back to device after updates completes...   So the false concept that iPhone doesnt need to be formatted for a update is so false... :smileywink::smileyvery-happy:

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