General Dell Streak 2.2 update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aconrad86, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. aconrad86

    aconrad86 Well-Known Member
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    So I know that the U.S. Streak is supposed to be going straight to 2.2 from 1.6 but has any specific timeline been announced? We are waiting to get ours until this is announced since so much of the stuff we would be using it for its only avaliable on 2.2, my gf is a farmville nut.
     

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  2. Vellan

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    My understanding is that the update will come before the end of the year.
     
  3. Big D

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    Yeah there hasn't been any recent news about this except for the "before the end of the year" timeline.
     
  4. aconrad86

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    Ya I had heard that. If I'm gonna have to wait till then I think we are just gonna wait and see what all comes out until about thanksgiving and decide from there.
     
  5. Mr. Glass

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    (Sorry for such a noob question, as I am still very much a noob when it comes to Android) I just received my Streak yesterday (using on AT&T in the US) and want to do the unofficial update to 2.1.

    Could someone please point me in the direction of a guide that would help with this?

    Thanks!
     
  6. XM_JDM

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    Streaksmart.com

    It was not smooth sailing at all. It was a pita for me. I made a couple of videos regarding my initial thoughts
     
  7. Mr. Glass

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    Thank you for the prompt response!

    So I used the instructions on MoDaCo from this link:

    Unofficial Dell Streak Android 2.1 Update 1 Now Available - psionmark

    Once I reboot while holding the volume keys and follow the rest of the instructions, I get the "FOTA Model Name Mismatch" error.

    I was sure to rename the update file to "Update.pkg", with particular attention to the uppercase "U".

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  8. XM_JDM

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    That may be for o2 Dell Streaks. Streaksmart instructions are for the AT&T Strewk
     
  9. XM_JDM

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    And after checking, my assumption was correct.
     
  10. Mr. Glass

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    Hmmm, my device is an AT&T Streak, but the update is the O2 one, however I've been reading accounts from multiple people with AT&T Streaks successfully installing that update.

    If it helps any, I'm rooted and have access to sideload apps.

    Where would be the best place to look for advice at this point?

    Thanks!
     
  11. Mr. Glass

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    Also, I've been attempting to follow the instructions on:

    How to get Android 2.1 on the AT&T Dell Streak

    but when I get to step #8, I can't seem to advance past "Wait for USB Fastboot detect"

    I don't have any problem using this method. Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?

    Thank you for your continued help and patience!
     
  12. perpetual121

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    You, almost certainly, need to update or just install the drivers on your computer. Installing the latest version of dells pc sync should sort that out.
     
  13. roklipni

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    Well, I'm still hoping Dell will release 2.2 for all of the Streaks - the AT&T, O2 and unlocked ones ... soon. Fingers crossed.
     
  14. skunkonkrunk

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    Mine is o2 locked, running the 2.1 update. A Dell rep I spoke to the other day said "mid November". But in all honesty I don't trust reps that much anymore.
     
  15. roklipni

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    Well, I wouldn't trust the representatives ... this is a portion of my chat with a Dell representative:

    Rok: "Hello. I have just one question regarding the Dell Streak - is there a timline for the Android 2.2 update and will it be available for all Streaks - AT&T, O2 and unlocked?"

    Agent (Jonathan B): "Let me help you with that one, and as of today we are yet to receive a official info regarding that one... however, the available Dell streak that we do have right now is running on 1.6 Android and you download it's upgrade in the Android Market to get to a higher Android version."

    So there is no official info, and the update will be via Market? As far as I know Dell officially posted the fact they will update to 2.2, and the updates definitely aren't via Market, so there is really not much to be trusted by the reps.
     
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  18. cyaiphone

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    bumping this for a friend. he's tired of 1.6. he's on ATT and has the dell streak. build 660 (i think) is there a way to root this or download 2.1 somehow? If so can someone please help me on how to do this.
     
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  20. dotcombust

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    and to further assist, following the official link from the url above takes you to the same official page as your device.. which says THERE ARE NO UPDATES AT THIS TIME

    I waited patiently for a couple weeks for my phone to notify me or for dell to update its page... nothing from amy on the support pages, she is on leave I think...

    I ended up going from 1.6 to 2.2 via the download the official att 2.2 for locked phones to my sd card... then renamed my file to update.pkg ... used the recovery option on the phone to use that image ... this was also much faster and easier than the QDLtool ... if anyone is still waiting for 2.2 update and just bought from best buy like I did and your patience is wearing thin, let me know if u need the link where I downloaded... im on 2.2 now and love the device!
     
  21. cyaiphone

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    can you please link me to the 2.2 download? Does it matter what build he's on? I think he's on (661) *not exactly sure but i know it's in the 600's*

    I found one random link that gave the exact instructions of rename the file to update.pkg but i believe it was for 2.1. when i tried loading it from bootloader it seemed like it was going to work then I got a FOTB mismatch error. Can you link me to the 2.2 software you used to upgrade? My buddy and I would greatly appreciate it.
     
  22. dotcombust

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    Sorry I probably should have posted the link a week ago before I had to go through my history to find it lol!

    So i had done a google search - dug up a post on the official att forums for dell streak of people having my same frustrations - Best Buy selling these with 1.6!

    Upgrade Dell Streak to Android 2.2 - Page 2 - AT&T Community Support

    In that thread, where to download the image for at&t version 340
    Dell Streak - XDA-Developers

    There was a post in there referencing XDA forums which lay out the steps:

    • rename it update.pkg and put it in the root of your SD Card
    • Boot into recovery mode by powering off, then powering on while holding BOTH volume buttons
    • Select option 2 from the recovery menu to install the update

    I downloaded that image to my SD card on my streak ... followed those steps .. waited about 10 or so minutes... and I was easily on 2.2... I was never rooted nor was I ever able to get QDL tool working on W7 64bit
     
  23. cyaiphone

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    thanks for the info. Im still a little confused though. On the att forums there was a link to clink from your dell streak. Will that methode upgrade you to 2.2? i didnt read of anyone using it and working. also where is the information on how to upgrade on that xda link?
     
  24. cyaiphone

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    please help me do what you did. i didn't find the exact link in those links.
     
  25. dotcombust

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    I did exactly what I posted:

    1) Download the PKG image for at&t version 340
    Dell Streak - XDA-Developers

    2) rename it update.pkg and put it in the root of your SD Card on the Streak

    3) Boot into recovery mode by powering off, then powering on while holding BOTH volume buttons

    4) Select option 2 from the recovery menu to install the update

    I downloaded that image to my SD card on my streak, renamed it update.pkg ... I just followed the above steps.. the phone recovered on 2.2 fresh install.
     
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