"Jellybean" Software Update was a TERRIBLE Decision, Want to go Back to "Ice Cream Sandwich" !!!!!!

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Nov 29, 2012, 4:08:10 AM via Website

I have never had a smart phone before about 6 months ago - and finally got used to this one.
Anyway, I was prompted for a software update yesterday evening. Didn't think much of it, hit update, waited the ~15mins and reboot time.
Nevertheless, I was SHOCKED when the phone was functional again:
It was literally like a whole new phone. I made a list and could name NUMEROUS things I absolutely hated about it. I am an incredibly particular person as well (and obsessive compulsive.) Notably, the OK and Cancel buttons were flipped in various screens - WHO DESIGNED THIS AND CHANGES SUCH IMPORTANT BUTTONS ??
I was very close to throwing my phone out the car window.

Well the next day I immediately went to one local Verizon store, which informed me there was nothing they could do. I just wanted to go back in time, and erase the update I had done!!! Shouldn't be THAT difficult.....!!
He gave me LG customer service number, even though the problem seemed to be a DROID operating system one. This was ruining my day. I called and was told they could do nothing also. I told him I was smashing my phone and hung up.
I then proceeded to go to yet another local Verizon store, and after hearing my story the very helpful gentleman informed me that he too hated the new update and knew how to switch back (after doing so on his phone.) He stated that he could not do it for me though.

I got informed I was running a program called Ice Cream Sandwich v 4.0.1 but that had now been changed to Jelly Bean v. 4.0.4.
He instructed me to search on google and find the executable ICS file, and download it. This would allow me to install and "flash" back to previous version.
I read the file was approx 384MB so quite large. I also saw some directions online that required a computer to download, go into the downloaded folder, then eventually transfer to phone via USB cable - he mentioned nothing of this....?!?!

I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING & SEARCHING online for hours now but cannot find this fricking program to download. I don't want to involve a computer, just want to download directly on my phone. Can someone please LINK ME a file sharing program or website that I can begin this download from ???
It is now 9PM and I almost feel like I've wasted an entire day. I have searched every term under the sun:
how to download ice cream sandwich
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ice cream sandwich version 4.0
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Plus about 30 others, going through about 10 google pages on each term. FRUSTRATING AS HELL.

Thanks for all your help folks - and UP YOURS Android Jellybean developers, your program sucks!!!!!!

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Nov 29, 2012, 1:20:05 PM via Website

You're in a tough spot if you just can't stand Jelly Bean. 1st.....There is no way to download ICS to your phone. Don't bother wasting any more time looking. If it can be done at all, it'll require a pc but I really don't recommend you try. Please don't take this the wrong way (I'm trying to help), but if JB has created such a problem for you, I doubt you're up to rooting and flashing an old stock ROM on the phone. If you really want to go that route start searching for "Root LG Lucid" and then look for a stock ICS kernel (specific to the LG Lucid.... VERY IMPORTANT!) and directions to flash it. Actually, you might want to search the kernel first and make sure there's one available before you start the root process. The custom ROM developers do it for their own enjoyment and you never really know what they've done or not done with the Lucid until you look around. If you choose to try this, please remember there are no guarantees when you flash custom ROMs to your device and you may wind up with an unusable phone.

Here's the solution I'd recommend.

Download a launcher from Google Play.

Go Launcher EX
Nova Launcher
Apex Launcher

Go Launcher probably has the most themes available so I'd start there. With Go Launcher installed search for Go Launcher ICS themes and try some. They should replicate, to a greater or lesser extent, the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Nov 29, 2012, 3:27:01 PM via Website

Great idea with the launcher.
Thanks for the Insightful reply bud!!

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Nov 29, 2012, 4:05:21 PM via Website

Glad to help and hope you get things running the way you want. :grin:

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