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Old July 11th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just downloaded 45.4.13 System version
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Hope this update helps for some that have been having any little issues.
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So, how is the update doing? Is there something new?
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Old July 11th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So, how is the update doing? Is there something new?
All the fixes are on the Phandroid article:

Sprint Motorola Photon 4G receives OTA update

Also on Sprint's community:
Sprint Community: Motorola Photon 4G: Motorola Photon 4G Software Updates
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Did the update and lost my root. Doh. Figured it would lose it though. No to remember how I rooted it in the first place.
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So, just a few improvements... The non-unlockable bootloader is the main reason I'm not going to update it.

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Did the update and lost my root. Doh. Figured it would lose it though. No to remember how I rooted it in the first place.
I've read a couple of comments in other forums, the photon-torpedo method seems to work.
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I'm going to wait on the update until someone gets a hold of the SBF and/or there are some new cleaned ROMs available. I don't really care about 1080p video recording.
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1080p is the only thing I care about in the update, but the EVO taught me the valuable lesson of letting others update first and I wait on reviews.
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With the new update after having used the phone for a few hours... 3G (no 4g in my area) appears to be somewhat faster, bluetooth is less erratic, less problems with the dialer. Also, they up'ed the browser version in webtop from Firefox 4 to 8. Anyhoo... so far so good.
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My battery life is worse now. Thanks Motorola!
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My install stops at like 20% and then it reboots and says that it has failed...three times i tried.
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My install stops at like 20% and then it reboots and says that it has failed...three times i tried.
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At first, that wasn't the case for me, but it is after a few days. Oh well, thankfully I have an extra battery.
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No im not rooted, just confused
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Hmmm, that's really odd. best I could tell you is try a hard reset and install update afterwards.
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Any luck w/the update yet?
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Well after 3 days with the new update I have a couple of observations. Bluetooth is definitely much more stable with little to no disconnects. The uninstalling of app's in the media partition, aka "sd", upon restart has ceased so far. Everything seems stable so far.
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me too my motorola photon new system version 45.4.13 update Did the update and lost my root lost superuse !!!!! what get i do
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Except for a minor hit in battery performance, this update has fixed many of the issues I was having.

I'll have a better idea when I head back to work tomorrow - but, today I noticed many improvments - reboots are faster, the dialer doesn't "hang", and the issue with recieving multiple texts has seemed to have been fixed as well.
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No, my photon refuses to update. I am paying Best buy $10 a month for insurance. I wil bring it in to have them swap for a new one, but they always say I need to wait for like a week to get my phone back...so dumb.
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No, my photon refuses to update. I am paying Best buy $10 a month for insurance. I wil bring it in to have them swap for a new one, but they always say I need to wait for like a week to get my phone back...so dumb.

If you don't mind putting down a fully refundable $50 deposit, they can give you a loaner phone while awaiting replacement/repair.
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me too my motorola photon new system version 45.4.13 update Did the update and lost my root lost superuse !!!!! what get i do
Since Shabby Penguin's all-in-one root doesn't currently work with the new update, you'll need to use Photon Torpedo to root. This post over at XDA provides steps on how to do it. Good luck!

P.S. Anyone know of a way to disable the new software notification? I have no intention of installing it anytime soon, and it's getting annoying having to keep dismissing it every two hours.
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Any word of ICS for photon?
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Initially, it was supposed to be 3Q, but that got pushed back to 4Q a couple months ago (as far as Motorola projections).
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P.S. Anyone know of a way to disable the new software notification? I have no intention of installing it anytime soon, and it's getting annoying having to keep dismissing it every two hours.



I downloaded the update to install later, then I went into bootload (power, vol down vol up) then to android recovery. from there I erased cache then rebooted. Got an error that update failed, havent heard from it since. Hope it holds. That update locks the bootloader nice and tight!
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my phone will not play ANY---you tube ---since update any Idea whats going on or what to do??
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it has started to work again
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Well, I just updated. So far so good with no bugs being hit in the last 4-5 hours. If it fixes the issue my phone was having with voice commands I'll be happy. As much as I want to root and run custom roms with a overclocked kernel I don't think I will until the no 4G issue is figured out.
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I've read a couple of comments in other forums, the photon-torpedo method seems to work.
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Well, I just updated. So far so good with no bugs being hit in the last 4-5 hours. If it fixes the issue my phone was having with voice commands I'll be happy. As much as I want to root and run custom roms with a overclocked kernel I don't think I will until the no 4G issue is figured out.
4G in Nashville isn't much better than 3G, so I'm not missing much. But I am running JellyBean now too, which more than makes up for it.
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I get no update? "Your device is up to date" says photon when asked about software update.

What gives? Is it because I am rooted?
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I get no update? "Your device is up to date" says photon when asked about software update.

What gives? Is it because I am rooted?

I don't believe rooting in of itself would prevent you from having the update pushed to your phone. However, if you deleted any of the applications from the phone that were not able to be removed pre-rooted, that is probably what is preventing the update from being available.

If you backed-up the original O/S & restore, you should be able to update.

A word of caution before jumping to the update :

Doing so may/will affect the ability to install custom ROMS, etc....., not sure if doing so will affect the ability to root your phone again.
I'd definitely check out the ALL THINGS ROOT section of this forum, & XDA DEVELOPERS for the latest on root w/the update.*

A visit to MOTOROLA'S website to the PHOTON forum wouldn't be a bad idea either, but, a friendly piece of advice :

If you decide to join in a discussion, the powers that be frown upon questions regarding root/ROM procedures. Just mentioning that you're rooted/ROMMED is cool, but, they'll refer you elsewhere for questions regarding restoring back to stock,etc......

*For those that are rooted & have received the update but haven't installed it yet, installation of the update WILL unroot your phone.
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I lost root with 45.4.13 & OCR no longer works. Have been reading that some have had success getting root back w/Torpedo method. Wondering if phone had to have been originally rooted via Torpedo to get root back. I have tried a couple of different approaches to get root w/Torpedo 1) thru windows cmd 2) terminal emulater. in both cases, I cannot copy the .tar to /data/temp - Permission Denied. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Thanks. Familiar with procedures over in those places.... i did remove some of the stock sprint apps.... might be my issue...
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