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Can you receive OTA's over WiFi only (Phone Not Activateded)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PetiePal, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member
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    Hi everyone!

    I've got a Motorola Droid, but I also have a Droid X and an HTC Incredible a friend who works for Verizon sent me. My stock Droid has been running out of internal memory forever and I've been toying with switching my phone over to the Incredible or X. However I really want to mess around with 2.2 on both devices as I've heard some really great and bad things.

    Now neither phone is activated on Verizon Wireless. I keep them both in Airplane mode for the time being and just enable wireless to putz around with some apps when I need to.

    Anyone know if I can update both to 2.2 over WiFi? Would the update work if I had the 3G radio on?
     

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  2. Roze

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    Yes, you can. All you need is an internet connection for the OTA to come through. I updated to 2.2 (on the N1) via Wifi :)
     
  3. Legacystar

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    Beat me to it lol
     
  4. bigbadwulff

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    I thought I did mine over 3G. Am I nuts?
     
  5. PetiePal

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    Awesome I"ll give it a run tonight on both devices. I thought after the 2.2 update I couldn't get it on my Incredible for some reason but maybe it just hadn't rolled out to "everyone" which still mattered even if you were on WiFi.

    I'm trying to really decide which I should switch to if I switch at all. My Droid is just getting too slow. I'm not a huge fan of Sense, and MotoBlur is kinda annoying...BUT the Droid X is fast, and the keyboard is ridiculously accurate. I barely use the slide out keyboard (my main reason for getting the Droid) except for like Gem Miner Dig Deeper hehe and I can play that all touch if need be. I just wonder if I'll be able to keep the X in my pocket lol it's so big
     
  6. nj02vette

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    AFAIK, you will not be able to get the OTA update on the Incredible, since Verizon has to "push" that update and it only comes through on 3G.

    However, as many have stated, the DX can "pull" the update whenever there is an active connection.
     
  7. PetiePal

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    Got it. Good to know. I may deactivate a spare line at work then, activate it on that phone, pull the update and deactivate again hehe. That should clear it.
     
  8. Roze

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    Oh yeah...I forgot about the carrier thing :eek: *whistles innocently*
     
  9. Martimus

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    The one thing I think that will be interesting to find is if neither of the phones is registered with Verizon, I'm wondering if they'll even be able to access the OTA upgrades. Or will Verizon's servers see the MEID, determine that it's not active in Verizon's database, and reject the request.
     
  10. PetiePal

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    They were registered with Verizon Wireless and a number initially, but have since been deactivated...so we'll see
     

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