How to ensure you get the new OTA update.

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  1. behold_guy

    behold_guy Active Member

    There are a few things Tmo says needs to be done or not done to your phone to give you the best possibility of getting the OTA update for behold

    Second: MUST BE RUNNING TOUCHWIZ(no home replacements such as ahome)

    That's just so that your phone will begin downloading it. To actually begin the install the phone must be charged atleast 50% before it will start.

    That is according to Tmo forums:
    The Samsung Behold II Update has started - T-Mobile Community

    My suggestions:
    Do a COMPLETE backup/sync of everything. (Calender, Contacts, Pictures, etc.)
    Since Im not sure if you can get the update through WIFI due to it not reporting to a cell tower to properly Id your phone I would stick with 3g connection. (If someone knows different do not hesitate to correct me)


    Losing your data connection could cause your phone to receive only a partial update which would prevent you from re-downloading the update.

    OH one more thing:
    If you refuse to update when you are asked you may not get another chance. I declined the last OTA because I was doing something on my phone and was not able to update it after I was finished. I had to use the odin files from here to do it.

    Any other suggestions are welcome

  2. rleal2010

    rleal2010 Well-Known Member

    Samsung is really sticking it to us.

    They are getting back at us, they are the devil!!!!

    If they can check our phone for battery levels, then can check to see if root has ever been changed....

    They are going to get the last laugh here, we need BH man to talk to his connections and get us that update for us to try.
  3. kgreendenver

    kgreendenver Well-Known Member

    How can we find out if we have touchwiz or not??
  4. kgreendenver

    kgreendenver Well-Known Member

    And how can we find out if they even updated the phone, i'm new to this phone but already i want to throw it in a river and go back to Blackberry's which worked 10,000 times better and were so much easier. How would i know these things? Can anyone help?
  5. spiz

    spiz Well-Known Member

    No they can't check to see if you've ever had root unless they physically looked at your phone. As far as the update is concerned, you'll be fine.
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  6. rleal2010

    rleal2010 Well-Known Member

    Menu -> About this phone???-> OS 1.6 <- if you see that, or something close to that, you have been updated.

    Oh someone else that has a behold II around, please just tell him
  7. kgreendenver

    kgreendenver Well-Known Member

    I decided to walk on the dark side and rooted my phone. Not going to wait on T-Mo to fix thier stuff.
  8. millejam83

    millejam83 New Member

    What if you have 1.5? I'm new to this as well, before I had the sidekick 08.
  9. behold_guy

    behold_guy Active Member

    The easiest and fastest way to find out if you have touchwiz running, the app tray is on the left of the screen and you click on the small arrow and drag it to the right to open it. You should also have 3 different home screens, not a single image stretched across multiple screens.

    The update you need to see is from before. If you recently got the phone chances are you did not get the update. (My father bought 2 of these phones yesterday neither phone had the earlier update.) Go to menu>>about phone here look under baseband version you may have to scroll a bit to see it. It needs to say T939UVJA3(I think is the most recent). If yours does not say that then head here and follow directions:

    If your firmware version say 1.5 and the baseband version reads as above then you *should* receive the update with out much problem. There is a way for them to detect if you are currently running a rooted phone. Not sure the exact process but from my understanding they can have the update run a simple script to see if a root action is allowed such as changing into the root directory of the phone.

    To test if you have root is to install a good terminal app (I use better terminal) and type "su" without the quotes. if you don't have root it should say something like permission denied I think.
  10. Nu11u5

    Nu11u5 Well-Known Member Developer

  11. rleal2010

    rleal2010 Well-Known Member

    "How to ensure you get the updated"

    Lol you sound like samsung.

    So did you get the update? Nope!
  12. rleal2010

    rleal2010 Well-Known Member

    "How to ensure you get the updated"

    Lol you sound like samsung.

    So did you get the update? Nope!
  13. Technova

    Technova Member

    at least he is telling everyone, get real dude, i know Ur pissed but c'mon its not his fault, don't be such douche...pardon my french

    i called up yesterday and got a hold of a t mobile Representative so that i could make sure my IMEI was right
    this is what she told me:
    1. If my phone was rooted it would never and will never get any updates
    2. touchwiz has to be running as standard
    3. all 3rd party homes must be removed completely from both the phone and sd
    4. factory reset to completely renew the phone(i asked about this and this is what she said, if for any reason the phone still has knowledge of you running a third party home then it tells t mobile that touchwiz isn't running thus no update notification

    i never received the first update so I'm trying out how that works but i already did all the above steps and still no update

    ........ saddened by the lack of care for these poor electronics, hopefully galaxy will mover to 2.0 can only hope right
  14. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    How could this be legal to forbid updates to people who install alternative launchers?
  15. psz

    psz Well-Known Member


    The update also patches TouchWiz. If it doesn't find TouchWiz running, the patch freaks out and doesn't apply (This is the same as using a NoCD patch on a game and then trying to apply a patch: The patch finds the wrong file, and doesn't apply)

    It's not a matter of legal. It's just the easiest way to send the patch out.
  16. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    It's alot like windows not updating if your running Firefox, or a other non IE browser (which would NOT be legal). Certainly I'd understand if you REMOVED twiz, but if you're just installed a second/replacement launcher?
  17. nguyenmd

    nguyenmd Active Member

    finally, i'm out of samsung bh2 forever...switch to htc hd2, and love it.
    comon people, trash all bh2. It's POS.
  18. spiz

    spiz Well-Known Member

    You could have waited a little longer for a better Android phone. WinMo is fail. Sorry. :(
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  19. paul89

    paul89 Well-Known Member

    I will never leave Android! I am going with the Droid X!

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