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General froyo 2.2 for virgin usa samsung intercept

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chaibill, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. chaibill

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    will the Virgin USA edition of the Intercept get the Froyo update? This is my first android phone so not sure what I am missing by using 2.1.
    Phone works great right now. but if i put alot of aps it will have slow down right?


    Also is there a way to upgrade the Sprint HTC Hero from 1.5?
     

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    any thing?
     
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    If/when Sprint Intercept get 2.2 it will probably get ported to VM whether or not VM ever releases it.
     
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    Anyone know if there will be an Android 2.2 or 2.3 device for Virgin Mobile USA Anytime Soon? Or a way to update the intercept to 2.2? Trying to get the native wifi hotspot creator to use the 3G through a phone on virgin.

    Thanks
     
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    Bella - Sprint.com is now showing the intercept with 2.2 - hoping that means the upgrade is coming soon!!!!!
     
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    OOH, Nice! Isn't there a way to install that 2.2 on the VM version then? I am not "in the know" with Android (iPhone here)...
     
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    I had to take my Intercept for some trouble shooting because it is a POS and was told by a Sprint store manager this morning that the 2.2 update for the phone is suppoesed to launch in batches next week.
     
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    I have heard that all the time... i would not hold my breathe until it hits the phone.
     
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    Double post>......
     
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    Oh come on Rizzo think Positive....

    AND GO ONHS EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I took it back. I was trying to reduce my wireless broadband. Using the Mifi for $40 a month, thinking for $25 a month I'd root the Android 2.1 and use wifi tethering for internet... it worked, but slow, and unreliable since the phone tends to drop the internet connection, plus it's not the best way to create a hotspot, so switched back to Myfi, and when a faster android 2.2+ device comes out, I'll try again :)
     
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    I was at the Sprint store today, they showed me paperwork claiming 2.2 to be out for the intercept tomorrow Dec 17!!!! FINALLY
     
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    yeah for the sprint version, the topic is the VM intercept.
     
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    I live in IL,Chicago. I have a Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept. Will I get the update? Did anyone around this area get it? What time should I start to see the update? Does it make a difference that my carrier is Virgin Mobile?
     
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    i'm also on a VM intercept... anyone know if the sprint 2.2 version can be ported easily?
     
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    I spoke with a Sprint representative. She said Virgin Mobile is part of Sprint. She also said that if it is an Android Samsung Intercept running 2.1,it will get updated. That means that Virgin Mobile Intercept will also get the update!!!!!
     
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    Hopefully she is right. I am waiting for the 2.2 on virgin mobile
     
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    Just so you guys know, the sprint version of 2.2 can be installed on the VM intercept, with only a couple drawbacks. The main one is that your mms (picture mail?) won't work anymore. It uses the same steps a rooted sprint user has to do (but you don't need to be rooted):

    Froyo 2.2 DL05 update for intercept (the VM-specific instuctions are on page 4, but it's all the same)

    It requires flashing your VM with a stock sprint rom, to fool it into thinking it's a sprint phone, then installing the update. It's been done by many many people now, but be sure to read the whole thread (it's 9 pages so far).

    In theory, you could flash back to a stock VM rom when 2.2 is officially released for your phone. This is discussed in the thread.

    Here's a link for my simplified version of the instructions. The process is exactly the same for VM phones:
    http://androidforums.com/samsung-in...ail-yellow-exclamation-point.html#post2024241

    This is good for the impatient. :)
     
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    Vm is part of sprint. Wen i conntacted sprint and radioshack, they said if its an android intercept running 2.1,it will get updated..its not up to the carrier the carrier just realeases its up to android people lol :)
     
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    I emailed Vm asking if we will get the update and i got back...

    Hello Eldin,

    Thanks for contacting Virgin Mobile Customer Care.

    To answer your email: this update will also impact Virgin Mobile customers. Unfortunately, we do not have a specific date to provide you as to when this will be available. You can check on our website for any news or update on this.

    If you need additional assistance, feel free to let us know how we can assist further or contact us at 1-888-322-1122 (or *VM from your handset). You can reach us Monday through Sunday from 4am-9pm PST.

    Thanks,

    Dion
    Virgin Mobile At Your Service
    www.virginmobileusa.com
     
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    Hey Eldin10,

    PLEASE STOP SPAMMING EVERY THREAD!!!!!
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    im sorry :( my computer froze so everytime i pressed quick reply,it froze i guess it actually posted :) sorry lol
     
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    You might want to try and go back to edit each and delete it or simply type double post. It will help cut down extra posts and avoid negative attention from mods or others.
     

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