Official Gingerbread (2.3) for the Shift is here! w00t!


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    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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    GOOD INFO! Thanks for posting, I am sure many will be excited to hear this.... Now I will get a sense rom running Gingerbread, :awwyeah:
     
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    Awesome! So good to hear. Do you think itll be similar to the evo update and not have the updated sense?
     
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    Well this disproves the commonly held theory that unlocked no carrier phones, or Androids with the raw interface, gets the upgrade first.

    Certainly beating the Desire Z and the T-Mobile G2 to the punch.
     
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    i think it's suppose to have sense 2.1, but not 3.0. well, at least the leaked version of the rom had sense 2.1. 2.1 is a nice upgrade from the version the phone comes with.
     
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    Just did the upgrade and system showing sense 2.1. Anyone else upgrade yet? So far the UI seems to be more natural. What's your impressions?
     
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    Sense 2.1 here too. I use the Sense Analog Clock Dark and I noticed that the digits are much smaller now. I have only seen a few small changes, hopefully the battery life will improve.
     
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    Does the update wipe the phone? And what about root? Will I have to reroot? Sorry for the nOOb questions, I've been a little out of the loop lately. :D
     
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    Good thing you asked!

    NEVER get an OTA on a rooted phone. It _will_ unroot your phone - and depending if your bootloader is unlocked, and how - can royally screw things up for you.

    And - even if you don't get problems other than being unrooted - no guarantees you'll be able to re-root now - because who is to say the update didn't break the existing root exploits? Usually - they do break the root updates and we're back to square one for a few weeks.

    So - we'll have to see about all that.

    Best bet is to snoop XDA and see if anyone's taken the OTA, rooted it, and is providing it as a flashable zip.

    If so, please start - and sticky - thread on this in the root forum.
     
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    Will do guru. I know about the updates screwing with root, but it seems like a marginal one, so I did not know if it would be different. Thank you kind sir!;)
     
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    Big PS to that warning!!!

    I never did find out which site - but users went to some other forum last week on the Evo 4G update, because those guys gave the answer they liked: that you could update rooted with OTA and then re-root. In fact, they insisted this was the way to go.

    Lot of unhappy Evo users came back here, got all the right help - some are stuck now unable to root but at least have working phones - and some were simply screwed to the point of having to return their phones.

    We're the oldest and largest user-help forum for Android because we're the best.

    If any other site gives advice contrary to what you find here - by all means, PLEASE discuss here before acting.

    Some sites give beanie-cap advice and insist they're all experts - without actually trying what they recommend!

    Worst thing that can happen to you if you follow my advice - you wait an extra day or two for solid advice from rom developers.
     
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    Alot of people are having problems with Twitter after the update. try clearing the catche, update it, or re install it.
     
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    Good idea - also plan on clearing browser cache.
     
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    To add to what you posted, I think that AF users put a lot of the confusing geek speak mumbo jumbo into simple terms that are easy for the non-geek, but capable user to understand.

    This IS the best Android phone forum, and will continue to be so because of our core group of helpful and friendly users and staff.
     
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    is there a list of the things this update provides?
     
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    I updated my software today and everything worked great. Had to fix the Twitter issue but that was all. The only thing I can't figure out is the new swype feature. I can see the swype menu under keyboard settings but I can't figure out how to make the keyboard use swype. I know I'm missing the obvious but I just can't seem to put my finger on it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
     
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    Support - Article


    Update tip!

    After receiving an OTA update for your HTC Android phone, ALWAYS a great idea to go back into your settings, software update and in this order: Update PRL, Update Profile.

    The PRL is your database list of Sprint towers. Your profile is used to validate your phone can access your Sprint account.

    Good stuff! ;)
     
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    Long press in any text input box, an option to choose input method will come up, choose swype....
     
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    Thank you! This has been driving me nuts. I tried everything but that.
     
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    Long ago in a galaxy far away I downloaded swype and it took me like 2 hours to figure it out. Good thing I'm tenacious ;)
     
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    Got mine updated! I'll probably go back to using Launcherpro after a couple days. Swype and the new notifications menu are nice though!
     
  25. cutlassracer

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    Being an EVO 4G owner I wanna get this right on the wifes phone as mine has had "issues" since the update. Now should I download, reset, install, reset? I've seen that. Or skip the first reset and just dl, install, then reset?
     

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