1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Can i get the OTA over wifi?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aaronstrong, May 29, 2011.

  1. aaronstrong

    aaronstrong Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    152
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010

    Jul 24, 2010
    152
    4
    36
    Nebraska
    With my X not being on my Verizon plan anymore. Is there any way to get the OTA through wifi? Or do i need to be on their network?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,450
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010

    Sep 23, 2010
    2,450
    412
    163
    gotta be on the network AFAIK
     
  3. aaronstrong

    aaronstrong Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    152
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010

    Jul 24, 2010
    152
    4
    36
    Nebraska
  4. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,450
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010

    Sep 23, 2010
    2,450
    412
    163
    well you didn't really expect them to support a device you're no longer paying them to use right?
     
  5. RyanB

    RyanB Guest
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    OP, there's still a chance you can get it though. Back when I had my OG Droid, I remember during one of the (several) updates to Eclair, the update.zip file was posted on this site (and likely others). All it took was downloading and running from your SD card. I'm hard pressed to picture this update being any different, so I wouldn't worry.... assuming you're stock, that is.
     
  6. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,450
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010

    Sep 23, 2010
    2,450
    412
    163
    well if he wants to take that route the files are already posted in the All Things Root section here
     
  7. RyanB

    RyanB Guest
    Rank:
    None
    Posts:
    0
    Joined:

    For the stock, OTA update.zip, or a rooted, leaked one?
     
  8. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    2,450
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010

    Sep 23, 2010
    2,450
    412
    163
    stock, rooted, deodexed, odexed
     
  9. colchiro

    colchiro Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    323
    Posts:
    8,886
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010

    Jun 4, 2010
    8,886
    1,784
    323
    Male
    Web developer/IT
    How does that work? I'm interested. :D
     
  10. aaronstrong

    aaronstrong Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    152
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010

    Jul 24, 2010
    152
    4
    36
    Nebraska
    ya i think im taking back my dx2. Just not felling it, i mean its fast and the screen is beautiful. But i want to try a windows phone, they look nice. And if i dont like it i'll always have my OGDX. :)
     
  11. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #7
    Points:
    2,138
    Posts:
    22,299
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010

    Mar 5, 2010
    22,299
    23,735
    2,138
    Male
    space alien ;)
    Indy
    Guys,

    I think that even a wi-fi only phone will get an OTA update.

    Back in March, the Eris got a very unexpected OTA update and we were trying to capture it. My Eris had been deactivated (wi-fi only) since the DX launch day (July 15th) and I joined-in on the OTA capture festivities.

    Now, I never did capture it for the Eris folks since it was captured before I ever received the OTA (a seemingly very random process), but some very knowledgeable folks knew that the DX was my main phone and that the Eris was wi-fi only. I'd be happy to do a test of returning my Eris back to an earlier stock state and see if it indeed does (eventually get the OTA), but I'm pretty sure it will. Lemme know if you really want confirmation.

    Cheers!
     
  12. 1up5dn

    1up5dn Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    48
    Posts:
    146
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010

    Jan 29, 2010
    146
    18
    48
    Male
    Chandler, AZ
    You will eventually get it on wifi. My original Droid was off of the network for several months and it would get the OS updates, but it did seem to be a bit later than the mainstream updates.



    Chris.....
     

Share This Page

Loading...