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  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

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    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

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    Thanks. But I did try that. No joy though. I'll give it a shot again and will report back.
     
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    This happened with 3.1 when I got the update. I just let it keep going until it did update.
     
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    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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    Thanks. Let me give this a try. I'll report back on the progress.
     
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    It did not work! Now what?
     
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    After 2 failed updates to 3.2 I tried this fix and it worked. Thanks andy d
     
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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.
     
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    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....!
     
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    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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    Where are you people located that are getting the 3.2 update?
     
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    My current location: India
     
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    I find no appreciable difference between the two.
     
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    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?
     
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    Why hasn't my a500 gotten the 3.2 update yet? Is there a way I can get it now? I'm not rooted.
     
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    Where are you based?.
     
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    Still waiting for 3.2 in FL
     
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    I don't think USA has started receiving it yet. Let me know if it's otherwise.
     
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    I still haven't got my update either 10th came and went and no update starting to piss me off
     
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    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!
     
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    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

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