Greetings from the world of ICS on Amaze 4G. You don't have to root, you don't have to unlock. Just install the RUU image in the usual way from the leak that is floating around. There are plenty of instructions out there if your were looking for the same, I just want to update you on the Bluetooth situation. I don't want to be responsible for bad choices and voided warranties etc.
Whatever you do, don't look for RUBY_ICS_35_S_TMOUS_2.14.531.1_Radio_1.14.550L.17D C_30.78.550L.15_release
So, it's not the kind of range that BT is capable of, but I am now able to put the phone in my right pocket with the headset in my right ear and only hear a little bit of static. Before, the headset would just simply disconnect.
Indoor range is about 10 feet (up from 5),
After serveral hours of near-constant hammering, the bug list is quite manageble and mostly cosmetic (the merging of Sense and ICS is sometimes imperfect).
Gmail Notifications will appear on your status bar but when you bring it down, it may not be there for you to select. This is flixed by updating the Gmail Client...easy.
Wifi seems more responsive (this is not scientific). The old implementation would disconnect or timeout for long periods that would just act like you had a slow connection. In fact it was no-connection that would eventually reconnect. This has to do with the sleep/wake state of driver. In any case, it *seems* more responsive.
Somtimes the notification bar will render landscape length in portait mode. Just rotate the phone with the notification bar down and it will clear right up.
The phone call on my daily drive did not do it's daily drop in certain spots like it did. I think it does a little better with pulling-in weak signals.
5 signal bars instead of 4 in the notification bar. Hey, an upgrade is an upgrade.
In my un-professional opinion, it's so much better and cooler that the current firmware that there is no reason not to push this. It does appear to cause major problems and gets you on-board with ICS.
- You can self-debloat by disabling apps! Yes there is an app manager with a "Disable" button for all that T-Mobile installed stuff that you would never-in-a-million-years use. Not a true space recovering de-bloat, but it will save you from a few services firing up.
Where did you find this?
Right on the phone if you tinker with it.
All you need to do is go under settings >> apps >> all >> click app >> click disable
may need to uninstall updates if was updated.
but then the app will disappear from app drawer and not start.
real core coded stuff like system manager (Android system & System Manager) can not be disabled
but it is to note you now can opt out of carrier iq (system manager) too .