ICS update for UK user with the tethering problem
Firstly, hello to all you fellow Xoom users.
As a new Xoom user, I am really impressed with this tablet. At over £100 less than a 16GB iPad, I felt it was amazing value for money. However, as an old UNIX techie I feel that its a tad buggy at times. The main issue being the Bluetooth tethering problem, which means that you need to reboot after disconnecting or you cannot re-connect. I've read that its to do with a DHCP lease issue, which is fixed in ICS 4.0.3 - hence he post.
If I upgrade my UK Xoom to ICS, using the instructions elsewhere in this forum, will I still have the bundled applications? The main one in question is QuickOffice HD, which comes bundled with the Xoom. Will I lose this as the Xoom will essentially become a GED, which I guess doesn't come with QuickOffice HD as standard?
Also, am I able to save my current firmware so that I can re-install it if I need to? My Xoom a model MZ604, with Android 3.2 installed.
Thanks in advance
02-10-2012 11:54 AM
hello and welcome to the forum.yes you wont have that app.if you root and install an ics rom.
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Welcome to the forum.Glad you decided to join us. Your Xoom will be wiped when you unlock the bootloader. Appsaver is supposed to be able to save your apps to the sdcard so they won't be lost, never used so I'm not sure. Don't use bluetooth tether so I don't have an answer to that. You can always flash your Xoom back to stock id need be, the images are here.
Originally Posted by brum69
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Thanks for the reply guys!
So I guess that QuickOffice HD is bundled with the stock image right? This is a pain as it means that I'll have to wait for the proper Motorola update, whenever that will be, or lose my bundled free version of QuickOffice HD. It wouldn't be so bad if the Marketplace could see that I had it installed, then allowed me to install it for free after installing ICS 4.0.3. It seems like the bundled QuickOffice HD in Android 3.2 is a special version for the Xoom, not the one in the Marketplace - dam!!
Looks like I'll have to keep re-booting my Xoom until the proper ICS is released - not good!!
Quick office doesn't play well with ICS. I unlocked my UK xoom and turned it into a US GED to get ICS. I lost quick office but I decided to purchase the app instead. Only word would work properly, any spreadsheet or power point document would crash the app. After speaking to quickoffice support they told me that quick office is only compatible with ICS phones and not tablets but they are working on it. In the end I got a refund.
Documents To Go is a good replacement and cheaper than quickoffice, also Kingsoft office is really good and that is completely free! I Recommend giving it a try :-)
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Bertie, I'm not THAT eager to get ICS, if it means losing QuickOffice. The fact that it works well with the stock Honeycomb 3.2, means that I'll have to stay put for now. As i use it for business, having a great in-built Office product was the major reason why I bought it.
Originally Posted by burtie
Does QuickOffice come as part of the stock ICS firmware for the US guys, which they receive as a firmware update over the air?
If so, is it included in your ICS firmware from Motorola, or is it not part of the stock Motorola firmware anymore?
The quick office that came with the stock US ICS rom was only able to view documents and not edit them. That's why I tried purchasing the full suite.
You may as well stick with HC for now, unless you don't mind switching to a different app other than quickoffice.
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Does anyone know if the read-only restriction on ICS Quick Office is still there? I remember reading that there is supposed to be an update released which removes this restriction?