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Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
Sojerner
Newbie

My Thunderbolt just got ICS OTA without my consent.

I don't want ICS on my phone.

Gingerbread was working fine.

How do I go back to Gingerbread?

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I just want to go back to the plain old stock Gingebread that was working fine.

Thanks!

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Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
802kristie
Enthusiast

Replying so I can see the answer to this. I hate it too. It's ruined my phone. All my music is gone - the music programs can't find any music on my phone. Videos, same thing. Phone can't find them. When I press the button on top to light or darken the screen, it lags about 10 seconds. Actually everything lags. I hate it. I want my phone back.

Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
Ann154
Super User
Super User

No you can't go back to a previous version of the OS.  Also you had to say okay for it to have downloaded and install the update.

You may want to consider a factory reset to clear out any leftover code.  I am planning to do one myself even though my Tbolt isn't having any major issues after the update.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
alibird
Enthusiast

My phone is unusable now that it has updated. Yes, I agreed to the update, but I didn't know it would do this. My cpu is running at 100% constantly, and takes 1-2 minutes between button presses or screen touches. This is awful. I certainly wouldn't have upgraded if I'd known it was going to do this. I'd love to go back to gingerbread.

Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
Hyroglfx
Enthusiast

I Know that I did not say ok to any download! I looked at my phone at about 1am and I could not use it because the download was in progress.  Now I have a 2 to 10 second delay on just about every function on the phone!

Ann154 wrote:

No you can't go back to a previous version of the OS.  Also you had to say okay for it to have downloaded and install the update.

You may want to consider a factory reset to clear out any leftover code.  I am planning to do one myself even though my Tbolt isn't having any major issues after the update.

Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
bh0673
Enthusiast

factory reset won't work I tried it and it won't go back to the original look and feel

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Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
bh0673
Enthusiast

Verizon owes all of us a big apology and a software update to make it go back

Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
schtefan
Contributor

<Duplicate post deleted for cross posting violations per the Verizon Wireless Terms of Service.  See link for the original message.>

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Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
NuDroidUsrr
Specialist

bh0673 wrote:

factory reset won't work I tried it and it won't go back to the original look and feel

  That is correct, a factory reset only clears out any "stuff" hanging around from installs, etc. Once the OS update is completed, it burns itself in as the default OS, and you cannot go back to a previous version. There are alot of people who will tell you that you should do a factory reset after every OS update, just to help clean it up. Of course, that means re-installing all of your apps, settings, etc, but most if not all of them can be backed up.

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Re: Thunderbolt just got ICS - I want to go back to GB
NuDroidUsrr
Specialist

bh0673 wrote:

Verizon owes all of us a big apology and a software update to make it go back

  I remember people screaming on these forums that they wanted ICS...