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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nicknrm, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. nicknrm

    nicknrm Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Does the update automatically pop-up?

    How are you supposed to get it? I think it is supposed to pop-up though...

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  2. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    You would get a notification in the notification bar. At least I think. I didn't feel like waiting for them to decide that I should have what they decided was needed for my phone. I should have had it immediately (as far as I'm concerned). If not, THEY should have had a link available online with DIY instructions for those who felt so inclined.
  3. DankyDroid

    DankyDroid Member

    I got a notification but before I started it, I power cycled my phone, when it came back on no notification. .... now I am trying to figure out how to do it myself.
  4. Geoj

    Geoj Guest

    You can either wait for it or find the thread about it on here and manually download it...
  5. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert

    Wow, the sense of entitlement some people have. Release dates are for a reason, to ensure it meets qa Guidelnes before release.

    That said, if you got a notification but did not act on it right away, go into settings, then about phone then check for updates.
  6. DankyDroid

    DankyDroid Member

    hmmm...I have no idea what you mean by the sense of entitlement, but anywho, yeah, that was the first thing i did, went into the phone status, check for updates, nada. Still says 2.0, so I don't know if I just blew it as for the auto update OTA, but literally, seconds after I posted that, I opened the thread about manual updating, seems pretty straight forward, will just do that.
  7. bcddroid

    bcddroid Newbie

    There are bugs w/ the update. I suggest holding out and not force updating until they are fixed.
    A couple of threads have been started already about the bugs.
  8. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert

    The entitlement comment was in response to Barbara's comment about not wanting to wait for someone else to decide when she gets the update if they've already decided it was needed.

    BE PATIENT PEOPLE, those kinds of comments are why companies release buggy software.
  9. DankyDroid

    DankyDroid Member

    IEEEEEEEEEE! Good to know, on my way over to check those threads out.

  10. Ernest_T_Bass

    Ernest_T_Bass Newbie

    I was impatient and updated mine manually this morning. However, bcddroid does bring up a good point that bugs are being found, and it may be better to wait until after those are flushed out, and a more solid update becomes available. I believe I had read that Verizon was pushing updates out to just a few customers over the past couple of days, would stop for about a day (today), and start pushing out on a larger scale starting tomorrow. Realize that bugs to be corrected may alter the planned schedule. From what I understand, you won't miss the update notification - it should be pretty obvious.
  11. DankyDroid

    DankyDroid Member

    Yah, they pushed it out to me this morning, I had like no battery though, so I turned the handset off, went and got my power cord, and when I plugged it in and powered it on, no notification? From what I am reading maybe it was not a bad thing though...
  12. gizbug

    gizbug Well-Known Member

    Please, search the forums. NUMEROUS topics on this.
  13. Ernest_T_Bass

    Ernest_T_Bass Newbie

    I believe I remember reading that in order to apply the update, your battery needs to be at least at 40% charge if it's not plugged to a charger, and 20% if it is plugged in.
  14. DroidSuks

    DroidSuks Android Enthusiast

    Standard quality control. Feel fortunet if your waiting.... your more than likely getting the corrected version. I would expect that IF the rom is changed or different during this push that the next flash in jan will catch the younger group up to speed as well with even more fixes and improvements.
  15. bdal1

    bdal1 Well-Known Member

    If the updates are buggy then someone in the forum will post another force update link with the unbuggy update next week and ill force that one too.

    You wanna wait? You wait.

    I'm entitled plenty! My phone.
  16. crowell392

    crowell392 Newbie

    im glad i waited
  17. trekgraham

    trekgraham Member

    I think the rush to get the update comes from some of us former blackberry users, RIM never was good on getting updates out in a quick efficient manner. LOL I bet my old Curve 8330m still ain't got OS 5.0
  18. DankyDroid

    DankyDroid Member

    I could not help myself, I admit it, I did it, I love it. Luckily no issues for me, checked and double checked everything, everything is as it should be thank god.
  19. zandroid

    zandroid Android Enthusiast

    Haven't manually updated.. don't plan on doing so, so I wait. You guys are guessing a newer one will be pushed to those who never got anything?
  20. crowell392

    crowell392 Newbie

    I'm glad I waited I got my update last night and everything looks good
  21. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    I've also been known to download an update for my computer without waiting for Microsoft to push it to my computer. (I'm such a rebel! :)
  22. John Frykman

    John Frykman Newbie

    Wait? The last group of Droid updates goes out today. EVERYONE will have it. The only way you can avoid downloading is to ignore the nags. But if you have to reboot...ever...it will start installing. YOU DON'T HAVE A CHOICE OF FIRMWARE.

    Think about the issues Verizon and Google would have if everyone got to choose their own firmware release.

    As long as you have a service provider, THEY choose your firmware...as well they should.:)
  23. TheOldFart

    TheOldFart Newbie

    Every other phone I have had did not have OTA updates. I had to go into the Verizon store and ask them to update the firmware. If I didn't do it there was no problem for either me or Verizon. I still have XP on all my computers. Microsoft has not gone bankrupt because I haven't upgraded to Vista or Windows 7 and still support XP with security updates. If I choose to not load the updates then Microsoft doesn't make me. I haven't upgraded to the latest BIOS on all of my computers and they still work fine and connect to the internet fine. Sometimes a new one has a bug. Your comment about all the issues that it would cause Google and Verizon is just BS.
  24. TheOldFart

    TheOldFart Newbie

    Agreed. These update threads sound like a bunch of whining children at a toy store.
  25. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    Just got the update. Don't really like the new lock screen imo. I'm at school now so I can't test the said voice quality update but the camera seams faster. Keyboard still lags even on the physical one.

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