The answer to legacy Gingerbread phones is - buy a New Phone! What, did you think this was a lifetime purchase? The new, basic phones are 5X faster and come (obviously) updated. Do you complain when your car is not working as well as a new one when it's 8 years old, or you have to go every year for your annual physical? That's the nature of life cycles. How many iPhone 3's do you see? At least Apple has solved the problem by convincing their congregation they must have the latest and greatest handset to be cool. Get with the Jelly Bean program after 2 years. Is it that confusing?