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By davfed, Junior Member on 17th June 2014, 03:47 PM
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Could someone be kind enough to point me in the right direction. I've searched but can't seem to find the basic info. I have very little background in flashing and such.
I rooted my thunderbolt years ago with little guidance and than bought a rooted bionic. But now I'm lost with all the terms. Looking for somewhere that will explain what everything means so I can then choose what os to flash, and how to do it in recovery.

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17th June 2014, 10:36 PM |#2  
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Right now there isn't a whole lot you can do until the devs port custom roms to our phone. They didn't know it was going to be possible to unlock our bootloader or root(after kitkat update) , and therefore didn't put much effort into later versions. At most, you can install the latest CWM and backup your current rom in preparation for if you decide to install custom roms. That's basically where I am right now.

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18th June 2014, 02:23 AM |#3  
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You can freeze or remove the bloatware. Just make a backup first.

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18th June 2014, 03:39 AM |#4  
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There is a list of the verified bloatware you can remove with titanium backup without breaking the phone. Just search "Razr HD bloatware" in the forum

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18th June 2014, 04:03 AM |#5  
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By the looks of it, I should stay with stick KK for now? I have froze a few apps with titanium but looking for something to improve my battery. I'm going through battery in about 5 hours. I was getting 10-12 on JB. Still looking for a way to go back to JB.

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By the looks of it, I should stay with stick KK for now? I have froze a few apps with titanium but looking for something to improve my battery. I'm going through battery in about 5 hours. I was getting 10-12 on JB. Still looking for a way to go back to JB.

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Yes stick with KK for now. That's surprising that your battery is draining so fast now. Can you go to your battery usage and see what is sucking up most of your juice? I have heard others state that it took a few days for their phone to settle in after the upgrade (I personally think people were so excited for the new OS that they were just using their phone a lot more than they were before :P.) I know mine has been draining faster because I've been doing so many things with it since the update. I highly recommend the app "Greenify" since you are rooted. It will automatically hibernate any non-necessary background apps that suck up ram, battery, and data.
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Yes stick with KK for now. That's surprising that your battery is draining so fast now. Can you go to your battery usage and see what is sucking up most of your juice? I have heard others state that it took a few days for their phone to settle in after the upgrade (I personally think people were so excited for the new OS that they were just using their phone a lot more than they were before :P.) I know mine has been draining faster because I've been doing so many things with it since the update. I highly recommend the app "Greenify" since you are rooted. It will automatically hibernate any non-necessary background apps that suck up ram, battery, and data.

Thank a lot for the info. This motocare is sucking up a lot of battery. Don't remember seeing it before. I'm searching now to see what it is and if I should freeze it or hibernate it. Just downloaded greenify and it seems like a great app. Thanks again for your input!!

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18th June 2014, 07:27 AM |#8  
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Thank a lot for the info. This motocare is sucking up a lot of battery. Don't remember seeing it before. I'm searching now to see what it is and if I should freeze it or hibernate it. Just downloaded greenify and it seems like a great app. Thanks again for your input!!

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18th June 2014, 09:57 AM |#9  
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Agree on greenify. It is an truly awesome app for improving battery life! Better battery stats with root use enabled for checking wakelocks also. I had the same experience with motorcare. Major batterydrainer. Being able to properly disable apps, is worth rooting alone.
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