Update coming, but not 2.2


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  1. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    There is an update in the works right now, but it will be an MR and not 2.2. It will fix a few issues though and I'm told that the signal meter will be one of them.:D

    Apparently VZW wants to fix things before they start rolling out Froyo.

    I'll post a full list of fixes once I have it.

    EDIT:
    Ok here is the list of fixes for the update. Pretty nice list.

    Software Changes – i500.DJ05

    1) Added a GPS icon in the status bar on the top of the screen
    2) Added updated versions of the preloaded applications VOD, City ID, VZ Navigator and Amazon Kindle
    3) Added support to update the software using FOTA when connected to WiFi.
    4) Enhancements were made in the software to improve the accuracy of the signal strength that is displayed
    5) You can now change the reminder time and alert tone for calendar events
    6) Enhancements were made to improve the update consistency of the feed and widgets
    7) Improvements were made to the contact merge capabilities so that the same number from two sources will not be saved in a signal contact twice
    8) Addressed an issue that was causing a “Force Close” when accessing the Gallery in some cases
    9) A software change was made to address an issue with Bluetooth and connecting with the Mercedes Benz AMG C63, 2009 model were in some cases it would get stuck in a “Connect…Ready” loop which required the user to have to power cycle the device to correct
    10) A UI change was made to the Visual Voicemail long press menu to move delete to the 2nd position
    11) A UI change was made to the Visual Voicemail display to remove the date for messages displayed as today
    12) I you unplug a wired headset or turning off a Bluetooth headset while playing music the music will now pause
    13) The Visual Voicemail login screen now uses the full qwerty keypad
    14) Improvements were made to the standalone GPS performance
    15) The device warning message that is displayed when setting up the device the first time will now tell customer the device will reboot after the OTA activation
    16) A UI change was made to the lock screen alignment when the EAS security is invoked
    17) The setting under applications called “Unknown Sources” has been change to off by default
    18) The power on password has been changed to require 8 digits with 1 number and 1 symbol
    19) A UI change was made to the “Share” menu when in portrait mode so that the screen can be scrollable in order to see the top row of selections
    20) A UI change was made so that the “Save” and “Cancel” buttons are viewable when entering in a new password for the 3G mobile Hotspot feature.
    21) Added support to hide the 3G Mobile Hotspot password while typing it in for security
    22) You can now sync corporate contacts with the 2010 Toyota Prius Bluetooth car kit
    23) You can now open PDF attachments sent in an e-mail. Previously you could only save them and then open them up outside of e-mail
    24) You can now use special characters for your Corporate e-mail passwords
    25) The backlight for the bottom 4 buttons (menu, home, back ,search) will now follow the device display timer setting
    26) Addressed an issue were widgets were not always refreshing based on the defined refresh time interval
    27) A software change was made so that when doing a factory reset that MDN, MIN and SID information is properly cleared
    28) Addressed an issue seen in some cases when on an active data call that the data call is suspended causing the user to have to restart the data call to reconnect again
    29) Addressed an issue were you could in some cases get a “Force Close” message if you hit the “Call” button on the Buddies now widget

    EDIT2: I'm told that the current testing on this is set to end on 11/29 so this could possibly be out at the beginning of December.
     

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  2. The_shake_down

    The_shake_down Well-Known Member

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    Thats fantastic, even if it's not 2.2!
     
  3. chrisexv6

    chrisexv6 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, maybe a GPS fix?
     
  4. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    i really cant believe they d push out another ota not 2.2..i mean i believe just think its ridiculous
     
  5. brackett5

    brackett5 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully soon.
     
  6. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member

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    GPS fix please!
     
  7. earsly

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    I hope it fixes the weak signal I'm getting for this phone. That's the only thing that makes me want to trade the phone
     
  8. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was a little surprised too. The way it is being explained to me though this might be required stuff for us to get 2.2.
     
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  9. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    Thats nice but Im not getting my Froyo from Verizon anyway so ;)
     
  10. Konos

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    I'm rooted, have clockwork mod and voodoo OC/UV kernal. What do I need to do to be able to apply the new update?
     
  11. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    what for it to come from xda honestly :D
     
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    Any idea when this is coming? I just got my phone modded the way I want - I'm going to wait as long as I can to go back to stock.
     
  14. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

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    Wow...and the wheels on the bus go round and round! Any update is a good one..I guess, however this is taking a little to long for my liking.
     
  15. rehpyc

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    you knew what you were getting yourselves into when going with a Samsung phone.. :p
     
  16. tschecter

    tschecter Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. This is my first android phone, I didn't even pick it, it was bought for me... After receiving it, I went into research mode to make it as god as I could for me. That said, I am awaiting updates a much as the next person, but had no clue that verizon our samsung were slow on the updates circuit... Also, I have not rooted yet because each time I am tempted, I go do a little more research, and so far have not got a reason strong enough to void warranty...which may change when a froyo rom comes out before the ota, which seems inevitable now...
     
  17. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    I have mixed feelings about that, but I'm leaning toward just waiting for a 2.2 ROM.

    The merit in returning the device to stock, which is so simple as to be almost a "toggle" from root, seems to have less and less weight these days.

    I'll end up rooting after the update anyway, so why not just remain rooted and have ROM hopping fun. :)
     
  18. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I had a mild voodoo uninstall problem a few days ago so I odin'd myself back to stock and honestly in about 30 minutes I was able to restore everything minus a few apps. But root, CWM, ROM and kernel all went on in like 10 minutes time. Thats what makes something like jt's clean rom so lovely, it debings and debloats for me
     
  19. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Well, 2.2 will be de-binged anyway.. ;) .. sometimes the Big Companies do listen, it appears.

    But, yeah, rooting just seems like a common sense move now, as opposed to the "hack" sort of feeling it had about it when I first started last Spring with my Eris.
     
  20. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

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    A lot has changed since Eris days ;)
     
  21. suXor

    suXor Well-Known Member

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    GPS fix is definitely one of the fixes and it works great.
     
  22. suXor

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    Won't be de-binged, but will give you the option to install Google Search from the market and change to it as the default.
     
  23. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    Yep, I was just being hyperbolic about it. We de-bing it, if we want to, which we can do as root users too, 2.1 or 2.2.
     
  24. Halcyon

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    P
    Does this mean the search button will do google search if we choose it?
     
  25. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

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    you can do that now if you root
     

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