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Old October 27th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mine just updated about 5 minutes ago. The "4G" signal arrows and the signal bars are now white, can't tell any other difference yet.
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Mine has just started to download the update.
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Mine keeps saying no new update available, <sigh>. Still waiting.
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The most obvious thing that I noted was that Skype now works as advertised. Video calls work with both cameras. The volume is very low though. Don't know how to correct that. The only other thing noted was the signal indicators are now white instead of blue.
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Glad to hear you Revo owners got the update. Hopefully you will get ics too. Now come LG with that update for the Thrill!
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Just checked VZ, no go.
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Not only did I get the update but found an easy one click way to root the phone.

ROOT your REVO NOW

Couldn't be any happier unless I hit the lotto.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Update Killed my SIM card!!!... or phone?!?!

So I downloaded the update, installed the update and it rebooted a few times before loading the home screen. After watching the phone get the home screen several times and continually rebooting I tried powering the phone off, but it wouldn't stay off it just reboot it's self. I then did a battery pull and restarted the phone. It still would get to the home screen for a little while and the phone would just reboot again and again. On one of the subsequent reboots I held down the volume down button and the power button in order to get to the factory reset. I performed a factory reset and when you get to the point where you select the language and hit "next" the phone attempted to activate, but then I get an error message that says "A SIM card is needed to operate this phone. Please turn off your phone and insert your SIM card." The phone still reboots it's self from this screen too. I think it could be related to the internal memory, because it tells you that the internal memory is preparing and when it's at 100% the phone reboots.

So far all I've got to see of Gingerbread is the new Boot animation. I was hoping this update would fix my random reboots, but now the phone is basically bricked. Tech support told me to go to a Verizon store tomorrow to get a new SIM card, but am not too confident this will fix my phone.

Hope you all have better luck than me!!!! I'm frigging done with LG. I never should have got impatient enough waiting for the Bionic to settle for this POS. Anyways, I'm just frustrated right now. Good luck!
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Remove the external sd card and try starting up.
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Old October 29th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Remove the external sd card and try starting up.
Sorry, I forgot to say I tried that too. Already tried it!
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Default Update Bricked my REVO!!!

So, my SIM didn't go bad. The phone did!!! The Verizon Store gave me a new SIM and tried to activate it and my phone still didn't recognize it. And it's still boot-looping!!!

A refurb is on it's way!!!


Sporting my Droid 1 at the moment. Should have waited longer (5 months) to replace it! LG is pissing me off!!!!
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Wel lthe biggest difference I have noticed is battery life is a million times better after the update.
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Wel lthe biggest difference I have noticed is battery life is a million times better after the update.
I didn't notice any difference in battery life still sucks and now on Pandora it is so slow switching channels and to next song. I did not want update until I read reviews but it downloaded on it's own while I was eating dinner. My friend is going to do manually when and if it gets good reviews
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When you power up the 4G LTE animation now is different. Does not release more RAM according to android assistant.
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I didn't notice any difference in battery life still sucks and now on Pandora it is so slow switching channels and to next song. I did not want update until I read reviews but it downloaded on it's own while I was eating dinner. My friend is going to do manually when and if it gets good reviews
Today I took it off the charger at 7am and it is now 7pm. I am at 76% and have been using it moderately checking emails, 2 phone calls, multiple texts and maybe 15 minutes on the browser all on 4g. Before the update I probably would have been below 15% by now if not completely dead.
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Hi,

I also issues with my revo rebooting. It would often reboot up to 2 times daily, I noticed mostly on dayswith heavy data usage. Since the 2.3.4 update 2 days ago it has not rebooted.

However I have a new issue. When using the internet browser if I hit the back key it now takes me back to the home screen. For instance if I googled."android forums" it takes me to the search results, if I click on a link and go to one of the links and then hit.back it does not take me backthe previous googled search results. It.closes out the internet and takes me to the home screen. Anyone else having thia problem? I already did a master reser with no luck. This is driving me nuts. I am a heavy web user and can NOT live without the back key! Thanks
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I don't use the default browser, but highly recommend just switching to Dolphin Browser HD. It's free and way better than the stock browser, and I can confirm it does not have this problem after the upgrade.
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Thank you for the reply. I will check out the dolphin browser!
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Got the update last night, and was able to root today! Not noticing any battery life improvement, unfortunately. We shall see...
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I noticed a modest improvement, nothing to write home about, but it's been consistent since I got the update and it's appreciated. My phone isn't rooted. - MarkC
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I have not seen any impro ivement in battery either. Does anyone know if we can now do screen shots? I thought I read the other day somewhere that the revo would now be able to do this. Can't find instructions on how to do screen capture unless the phone is rooted. I have previously tried the screen capture app but the color sucks it turned everthing a pinkish color. Thanks in advance!
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Default It all worked out anyway!

So, my refurb that was sent to me updated successfully to Gingerbread... for about 1 hour, then my capacitive buttons became completely unresponsive. Battery pull and data factory reset did nothing. Back to the Droid until Verizon sends me my Droid Bionic that I basically got an early upgrade for.

Paid $250, extended 2 year contract and won't have to feel like I'm slumming it with the LG Revolution anymore.
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Sounds like you paid dearly for the privelege. I hope you're happy with the Bionic, though I can't think of a thing it will do that my Revo doesn't. If you check the forums for virtually every Android smartphone, unexplained rebooting is mentioned by someone everywhere. (There's a current thread on that on the Motorola Bionic forum here: https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/57897?tstart=0)
My experience with phones that do this is that there's no software fix and they need to be replaced. Unfortunately, refurbs that are just reflashed and repackaged often have other problems. I recommend anyone with a rampantly rebooting phone from any manufacturer to press hard for a replacement until you get one that's satisfactory. The Revo's record on rebooting isn't any worse than any other smartphone and mine has worked perfectly from day one. The Gingerbread update corrected the one problem I'd experienced (radios going to sleep and not waking up) and I'm very satisfied. Good luck with your Bionic. - MarkC
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Sounds like you paid dearly for the privelege. I hope you're happy with the Bionic, though I can't think of a thing it will do that my Revo doesn't. If you check the forums for virtually every Android smartphone, unexplained rebooting is mentioned by someone everywhere. (There's a current thread on that on the Motorola Bionic forum here: https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/57897?tstart=0)
My experience with phones that do this is that there's no software fix and they need to be replaced. Unfortunately, refurbs that are just reflashed and repackaged often have other problems. I recommend anyone with a rampantly rebooting phone from any manufacturer to press hard for a replacement until you get one that's satisfactory. The Revo's record on rebooting isn't any worse than any other smartphone and mine has worked perfectly from day one. The Gingerbread update corrected the one problem I'd experienced (radios going to sleep and not waking up) and I'm very satisfied. Good luck with your Bionic. - MarkC
Yes, before the REVO attempted to update to Gingerbread it had random reboots... I'm not talking about that. The Gingerbread update completely bricked my original REVO and the replacement didn't have a reboot problem, the capacitive buttons became unresponsive after 1 hour of use. Refurbs suck, the REVO was a pretty crappy phone and so are all the Verizon 4G phones before the Bionic. The only thing I don't like about the Bionic is MOTOBLUR, but I think I'll get used to it. It's just kind of how things look different. Like different icons for the basic messaging and browser apps. The Bionic is blazing fast, extremely responsive screen, and has really cool apps for connectivity that work extremely well and easy. I don't need a "cloud," my Bionic can pull files directly from my computer, streaming real time.
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I know this is late sorry. I love this phone and all but the battery life sucks! I heard this update will help battery life, but I don't know how much it helps. I run 4g all day and am constantly on facebook and bing. Should I go with an extended battery or hope this update will fix this? I'm updating right now so about how long does it take? Thanks for the help!
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Yeah! I always get the extended battery and actually get two of them so I can carry a backup. I'm pretty sure that the REVO update didn't help battery enough to get by on 1 standard battery.
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I just got my Revo a few weeks ago and love it so far. I checked the Os version and it' s 2.2.2. I used the Check New utility under About Phone --> Software Update but it comes back that nothing new is available. How can I get Gingerbread?

BTW, I use JuiceDefender on my phone and it does a great job of reducing battery usage throughout the day. I plug the phone in overnight and it can run all the next day with about 20 calls and lots of web browsing, texting and app searching.
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How do you know what version your phone should be running? I'm totally newb to all this seeing how the Revo is my first ever smartphone and i've only had it about 3 weeks now.

Currently mine is running the 2.2.2 version
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How do you know what version your phone should be running? I'm totally newb to all this seeing how the Revo is my first ever smartphone and i've only had it about 3 weeks now.

Currently mine is running the 2.2.2 version
Gingerbread is v. 2.3

There are higher versions all the way to 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but I doubt
we'll see anything that high. 2.3 might be it for us Revo users. Heck, I'm still at 2.2.2 with no hope in sight.
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Gingerbread is v. 2.3

There are higher versions all the way to 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but I doubt
we'll see anything that high. 2.3 might be it for us Revo users. Heck, I'm still at 2.2.2 with no hope in sight.
Mine is 2.3.4. I don't know how it got there. One day long ago I thought it might be updating, and it did, but back then I think it was to 2.3.3.

I wish we knew when they have stopped updates, as that's probably when I'll try my hand at a root. Looking mostly to attempt to gain RAM. My available RAM seems to stay in the 40-80 range (big-time lag to middlin' lag), on lucky occasions it reaches a whopping 110 or so. This is with at least daily total shutdowns for battery swaps.

512 MB high-end phones should never have been released.
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just got mine a few days ago,will i get a notification when there is an update?
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Hello, to everyone on here saying they just got their revo and it says no new update. I was on the lg forum website the other day and some "lg product pro" said that google only keeps these updates for the various phones on their servers for so long and then deletes them. He said to download some utility from lg and update through your computer i guess. I don't have all the details i just know it's supposedly not supposed to work by checking for new software from the phone.
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