Last Updated: Jun 12,2012
From all I can tell, only five people or so have gotten the latest Gingerbread, the one that
My phone was updated ZVJ three nights ago and seems to working ok.
Yeah, I'd like to hear from someone who has ZVJ now, too.
My phone is bugging me to do the update, but for now I'm declining it until I can hear from someone who has it.
Woke up this morning to see the announcement. Last time, because of negative reviews here, I yanked the battery and froze at 2.2.2. This time, based on a few acceptable reviews, I went for it... yikes!
It booted right up to a complete mess. Used Default App Manager to switch the launcher back to Launcher Pro and everything came back just like it was last night. So anyway, all is well so far.
Wife's phone is now bugging her to do the update, too. She's on the previous Gingerbread, which we successfully cleaned up after some effort. Hers, like others reported, didn't want to handle USB well at first.
Just tried that and it appears to work fine here.
I’m not in love with the black notification bar, but I’ll take it in exchange for everything behaving... so far.
Just checked... don’t see any trace of CIQ! A bunch if other system crud I never saw before, but no Carrier IQ.
Just checked... car charging works fine.
All in all, nothing has really changed that I can notice.
I got it a couple of days ago, moving from ZVD (froyo) to ZVJ. Netflix is now very much out of sync. Video is in slowmotion compared to regular audio speed.
Could someone check and see if this is working for your phone since the update? It was smooth on ZVD and still is on my wifes non-updated phone (she is on ZVD still).
Dunno, but try clearing the Netflix and your browser
I have tried 5 versions of netflix, cleared all cache and data, wiped the phone to factory ZVJ, still out of sync.
Is it just me, or is the lurker-to-poster ratio really soft on this forum. 455 views of this thread, and only two have commented on getting ZVJ, and one was the original poster. Meanwhile, we know Sprint is out there pushing the upgrade, because our phones are bugging us to do it.
Sure wish I had a little bigger sample of responses before allowing it to proceed.
I got update on my wife's phone and didn't notice any problems so far.
Actually downloaded the update via wifi after seeing this post yesterday. Went and reactivated my phone (had gone back to my BB after the forced gingerbread update that turned it into a glitchy, painfully slow mess) and I can tell you its tremendously better than it was. Also in the 7 hours Ive had it today the battery life seems significantly better, updated 13 apps, played some ww/f and draw this and still have 18% of battery life left. While I will be rooting it as soon as the option is available to this version and toying around with it, this is much more stable/ actually usable.
Me again. I think the upgrade went so smoothly this time and apparently did so little that users have fallen asleep at their chairs. I was going to, but forgot to, perform the upgrade at the Sprint store, being assured first that they had a new one for me just in case.
Is this new? In the apps drawer is an app called Downloads with a green icon arrow pointing down. Running it shows some ancient apk’s, maybe from me, don’t remember. No available options to help identify it, doesn’t even show up in running services.
Anyway, it’s new to me and I wonder if the upgrade put it there.
I got the ZVJ update and foolishly installed it. Just about all the apps I used broke with it.
Sonic CD (just didn't load. Worked OK on Froyo)
Draw Something(it logged into facebook with a popup screen but app screen was black)
Gallery (I could still take photos but the icon in the corner was black and it hung for a minute.)
I had more, but I did a factory reset to froyo and applied the update again. It didn't fix anything. It's going back down to Froyo now.
Have you tried un/re-installing any of them, just to see?
How is that done?
I’m surprised to hear of such problems on this update; sounds more like last year’s botched Gingerbread. In fact, this is the first disaster story I’ve heard about the current update.
Are you near a Sprint store?
It just doesn't work. I used the Froyo downgrade from Sprint which was from the botched update last year.
Instructions on how to switch your Optimus S to Android 2.2 (FroYo) - Official LG Phone Forum
I went in cautiously the second time around and weather I installed in Froyo or waited until the Gingerbread update installed, the apps would freeze. (It prompted me to update to Gingerbread about an hour after my downgrade.) In general it doesn't feel right like the last time.
I never did the original Gingerbread, so I can only imagine what you’re going through. But I know if it was me, I’d take it straight to the store.
...anyone else here more in touch with his debacle?
I just downloaded the update and it works ok...lucky for me.
I so want a new phone though, I got this one in Nov 2010 and it is wearing on me like a wet blanket.
I only have like 150 to spend on a new phone...any suggestions?
I updated a few days ago and haven't really noticed a difference, good or bad. Only thing I had happen was once the update finished, some of my shortcuts were gone. Wasn't a big deal to replace them and I like the new voicemail that lets me save ones I want to keep to my SD card.
So far things are OK. The other day I allowed the 2.3.3 update to be applied to my un-rooted Optimus S and no complaints so far. I have seen a noticeable improvement in battery life -- previously I was often manually killing various apps I wasn't using just to get another hour or two of usage, but now with better power management it's not as big an issue. Also, Sprint did live up to their announcement that they'd be discontinuing the use of Carrier IQ, no more un-killable CIQ background processes!
About the only problem I had after the update was a handful of icons had disappeared, scattered throughout my four screens. But the apps were still installed so it wasn't that big a deal to restore them. I have about 30 apps downloaded/installed from when my phone was still running 2.2 Froyo and all of them are still working after the update.
Mine had completely invented icons that I
I updated my son's unrooted phone fron zvc to the new gingerbread 2.3.3 and so far did not noticed any problem. Apps seem to start faster now and the phone feels a little more responsive, my son seems to like it so far...
Updated this morning. Very uneventful! VZJ seems ok. I have high hopes that this will provide better memory management than previous releases. Unlike many others, I had a good experience with the last update. I've listened to all the experts telling us how Android takes care of it, leave it alone. That's garbage. Android memory handling on thte LS670 has been ridiculously immature. Running out of memory because you've installed an app is stupid. Always looking around for apps to uninstall and finding new caches and email to delete is not the activity I have in mind for my phone. Otherwise, it's a nice phone.
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