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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kristalsoldier, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
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    Last night, my A500 reported that there is a system update, file size 320 megs. I assumed this was the long awaited 3.2 update. So, I clicked to download. I have been doing this - clicking on download - now for a few times. Each time the download finshes and the it goes back to redownloading the 320 megs all over again.

    I have no idea what's going on. Any ideas?

    My tab is not rooted. Wifi signal is strong. And, just for the heck of it, I have kept the tab plugged into the electrical outlet.

    What else can I do?

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  2. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy

    Shut it off. Leave it off for at least 10 seconds, but I'd recommend leaving it alone for a minute. Reboot and retry.
  3. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. But I did try that. No joy though. I'll give it a shot again and will report back.
  4. apavolka

    apavolka Android Enthusiast

    This happened with 3.1 when I got the update. I just let it keep going until it did update.
  5. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    None of the above.

    Go intto settings, manage apps, all apps - find the system updater and clear it's data, reboot, should reprompt download.
    That will fix it.
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  6. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks. Let me give this a try. I'll report back on the progress.
  7. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
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    It did not work! Now what?
  8. kenji57

    kenji57 Well-Known Member

    After 2 failed updates to 3.2 I tried this fix and it worked. Thanks andy d
  9. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
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    I did the update sequence eight times. On the ninth try, it worked. So am now officially on 3.2. Thanks to all who helped with suggestions and comments.

    TBH, I have no idea what worked and why it took me 8 tries to get the update. But now it is done and I don't feel any different.
  10. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    After playing around with the A500 with the 3.2 update, I have some commonplace observations...

    First, I was surprised to find that my rather old (at least 3 yrs) Seagate external drive - ntfs - was read by the tab. But a HDD from an old (2 yrs) laptop which I put in a case did not. I have a new WD HDD (500GB) which I am gonna test 2morrow. It would be really cool if this actually works.

    Second, I thought that the 3.2 update would help with increasing the strength of wifi reception - perhaps wrongly. I see no difference...if anything, its slightly worse.

    Flipping through screens remains smooth - I notice no difference between this latest update and 3.1.

    I still don't have a SD card, so have not been able to test what improvements have occurred. High to e I got one. Only problem is that I want a 32GB card and not the more common (in my current neck of the woods) 4 and 8 GB versions.

    I believe rooting is not yet possible, but expected sometime soon. So trying new roms is out of the picture for the moment.

    Keyboard feels a bit laggy....but then it always did on this and a few other forums that I haunt. I am gonna test this some more.

    All in all, there is nothing really to write home about with this update...but then that was to be expected.

    The next big question that I have is whether ICS will work on the A500. Somehow, I suspect that Acer will not allow it. They will launch their next generation of the Iconia - whatever it may be named in the future - with ICS, which will be a real pity because I would like to use my tab for at least two years or so...but....!
  11. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Don't know about you guys but for me 3.2 seems to have slowed things down.

    not as fast as I would like it to be.
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  12. jimburn69

    jimburn69 Member

    Where are you people located that are getting the 3.2 update?
  13. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
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    My current location: India
  14. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
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    I find no appreciable difference between the two.
  15. Jackson1

    Jackson1 Newbie

    I couldn't find a guide to root yet but I was already rooted so just flashed this.
    [ROM] Acer_A500 OTA 7.006.01 [HC 3.2] Rooted w/ Busybox for CWR

    You could go back to 3.1 to root then flash it. All is good. Has anybody tried out the app stetching/expanding thingy yet?
  16. Jonnay0808

    Jonnay0808 Member

    Why hasn't my a500 gotten the 3.2 update yet? Is there a way I can get it now? I'm not rooted.
  17. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Where are you based?.
  18. Jonnay0808

    Jonnay0808 Member

    Wisconsin USA
  19. ultra63

    ultra63 Newbie

    Still waiting for 3.2 in FL
  20. jimburn69

    jimburn69 Member

    I don't think USA has started receiving it yet. Let me know if it's otherwise.
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  21. troll711

    troll711 Lurker

    I still haven't got my update either 10th came and went and no update starting to piss me off
  22. Graffen

    Graffen Member

    And it's no big deal.... what I've heard from the ones that has the 3.2 update, there isn't so much different from the 3.1..... and that is probably true.
    I have no problems with using 3.1 and I'm quite happy to wait a while before updating, just to make sure that all the major bugs are gone!
  23. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    their is not a lot to write home about with the new 3.2 update.
    Apart from being able to transfer apps to sd2 which does not work on mine.
  24. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Have any of you who have got the 3.2 update and installed it found any changes in accessing NTFS-formatted external drives?
  25. sewal46

    sewal46 Lurker

    3.2 allows you to access files from NTFS formatted USB drives. I have opened pictures in JPEG using File Manager app.:)

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