Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LiamsEngland, Jul 17, 2011.
Pretty cool that we will be getting gingerbread, and soon.
I have a question. Does anyone know what will happen to all our settings and such when this OTA happens? Like, all my icons I have on the homescreens and the order they are in. Will we have to let all our apps reinstall? Is it basically like changing to a new ROM?
All your apps and homescreen configs should remain intact.
I got mine a couple weeks ago. Not sure if it was OTA of Wifi, cause I have it on wifi at home. ATT's signal being what it is. I was pleased to find it appear so quickly. Wish I had some tip on how it happened. I can confirm it exists. I did also go to the amazon app store and put in my number, but the link in the text message never did work. Maybe thats how it gets triggered? If you haven't tried that, maybe that is the secret? Good luck!
The 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Inspire 4G will be available in August. The Atrix is getting the update in July. Att left a statement saying it will be available over a Wifi connection for Inspire 4G customers in August.. Hope that helps..
-HTC Inspire 4G-
when does this update come out? what will this change or add to the inspire experience?
if/when upgrading ... do you lose all the settings, saved photos/contacts, apps or does it just update the current system?
It will be coming out sometime this month. They haven't said an exact date. It will be prolly, 2.3.3 gingerbread with Sense 2.1. It will have various bug fixes, be optimized for better battery life, and have a settings tab in the notification shade, and a few other things I can't remember. No, you will not lose anything. You shouldn't lose anything off your homescreens either. However, I would back everything up to SD and remember what is on your homescreens, just to be safe. Like my old saying goes, "better to be safe than sorry". All it does is update the current system to the newer version of the OS and UI.
I've kind of documented all my homescreens widgets, my android settings and all the apps I have installed.
Would it be a good idea or complete overkill for me to do a wipe of the phone before the update?
I'm just thinking if something will mess up it will probably be because of something I did. I'm not rooted, am running launcher pro and have changed a bunch of system defaults like default browser and file associations etc.
It's been leaked to xda if you want to check it out.
AT&T will start rolling out HTC Inspire 4G gingerbread update this thursday, Aug 4, over the air. Must connect to wifi (105mb)
Looking forward to updating wife's phone (Inspire). Hope she likes some of the changes. I had mixed feelings when my Atrix was updated, but am used to it now.
So, anyone with experience with an HTC OS update? How are we going to get it? Do we need to keep clicking the at&t software update or htc wifi software update? Or does it come another way?
Well they should be rolling this update out over the air so all you would need to do is wait for the update to reach your device. Or you can manually check by pressing htc WiFi update since you need to download it via WiFi anyway.
Does anyone know if the 2.3 update will effect my Netflix app that the inspire is not supposed to have?
People on xda running what is thought to be the leaked prod rom say it still works.
Someone said today for this update, I havent got anything yet, anyone?
I'm also wondering this since the rumor says it was supposed to roll out today. Did anyone receive it yet? I've been checking all day and still says phone is up to date.
I tried checking and now I get a server error. Before that i got phone up to date.
Hmm. I'm still getting that my phone is up to date. I don't think they are rolling it out just yet.
Thanks for all the help to everyone in this wonderful forum. i figured i'd be the first one to give the good news , go to HTC website you can do it manual update now they just put it up, my phone keeps saying no updates available but you can download it manually from the HTC website its self , good luck to everyone , im headed there right now
My only regret is that I have but one thank button to click.
just one thing i noticed when i read the full page , if you do manual update your phone will go back as brand new meaning you'll lose all your info except for the stuff on your SD CARD , SO IT WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR PHONE , i personally dont care because i wanted a fresh start anyway , good luck to all , hoping we all enjoy the fun of gingerbread , ill post later after im done updating , best of luck for all ,
Where are you finding it? I'm not seeing anything except htc sync under downloads, and if I look at system and updates it says
"Where can I find the latest software for my device? close The latest software for your device can be found by going to HTC - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Cell Phones, PDAs >Support>Select the Inspire 4G and then the Downloads tab. Any new software that is intended for your device will be found here."
I'm wanting to wipe clean too.
go to HTC.com then select support then choose HTC Inspire 4G , then click on downloads & its right there , its the first one , hope you all have fun with it , ill copy the link to it here as well,
here is the link to it
HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC Inspire? 4G - Downloads
good luck John
huh weird, that's what I've been looking at with firefox, just now tried chrome and IE to be sure, still the only thing showing up for me is the htc sync and a note about the april (hspa+) rom update.
Maybe they're staggering the release even from their webservers to different isps or subnets. dunno. I'm jealous.
Same here i just see sync and the April update.
I'll just go back to sitting in my dark corner waiting for others to get the update and report how it goes.