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When will VZW push a fixed GB OTA

Poll closed Jan 4, 2012.
  1. 10/11/11

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 10/17/11

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 10/24/11

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 10/31/11

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. 11/07/11

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. 11/14/111

    22 vote(s)
    20.6%
  7. 11/21/11

    6 vote(s)
    5.6%
  8. Don't care (rooted already, etc)

    23 vote(s)
    21.5%
  9. Before Christmas

    12 vote(s)
    11.2%
  10. Never, the lobsters ate all the testers so it got cancelled

    11 vote(s)
    10.3%
  11. It isn't coming at all now

    13 vote(s)
    12.1%
  12. Any minute now

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  13. Immediately after Jimmy Hoffa's body is found

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  14. The day after the apocalypse

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  15. Sometime after the sun goes supernova

    9 vote(s)
    8.4%
  1. roidrage2010

    roidrage2010 Newbie

    Honestly, I would want the apps gone. I would want everything gone!


    Just like with a pc install, I would NEVER upgrade my version of Windows... I would want a clean install every time. Any issues you have, minor as they may be, could get upgraded. So to me the single best solution (other than rooting and going to a custom ROM) is to blow everything away, install the RUU, and enjoy.

    The bugs in the RUU are minor, and will be easily patched when VZW gets off their butts and puts out a small OTA fix.


    Just my 2 cents
     



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  2. doug piston

    doug piston Well-Known Member

    The people it didn't wipe for, what rom where you on before? I have had 2 people that I completely trust flash the RUU, one it wiped the other it did not. The one it didn't would be Iowabowtech and if I am not mistaken he was on a GB already....... so........ ./me shrugs
     
  3. skunis1

    skunis1 Android Enthusiast

    I see your point.

    I used to build puters and I always did a fresh install of a new OS.

    I guess I just hate having to set up my phone again. :(

    The one bug that worries me is the bluetooth bug that disconnects when you receive a text message. I use bluetooth in my car and that would be a big pain.

    The GPS nag I have been hearing about but honestly don't know what is the issue may not be a big deal.

    The Sprint issue is no issue to me at all since I never go into the VZW app section of the Market now.
     
  4. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    I would have almost been willing to chalk my flash up as a fluke Doug. Strange things happen sometimes with electronics. But it's this post that seals the deal for me that something is up:

    Not normal. I just don't think enough people are actually running this thing to get affirmation. The guys at xda don't usually mess with this stuff b/c they're all flashing their way forward with dev roms. Hell, the only reason I flashed it was to test the thing or we'd have one fewer verifiable instance. So in my mind, there's a high failure rate...2 guys now out of a known small handful of flashes.

    I too, am interested in your question about what people were running prior to flashing this RUU. I was on Jermaine's "stock plus" rom which is 2.3.4 with a few minor tweaks from stock (Sprint build.prop edit and a few of the worst offending bloat apps removed, extended reboot options, quick settings added to info bar). Also interested in any other theories that anyone comes up with.

    Edit: Post #81 of the xda RUU thread...another person who ran the .exe and their apps remained. In their case, there was no data. I had data in most situations but did have to re-enter passwords and so forth as they mentioned. I didn't stay on it long enough to investigate all the oddities, there was enough present that I wanted out and back to the stability of a rooted rom and CWM, where wiping actually works lol.
     
  5. RdBrd83

    RdBrd83 Member

    I was on one based off stock 605.3 already also. Didn't think about that maybe being a reason it wouldn't wipe.
     
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  6. undergone

    undergone Well-Known Member

    I went back to CM7 because my head hurts... and I needed a functioning Bluetooth. It disconnects the speaker too, btw.
     
  7. ONJFan

    ONJFan Well-Known Member

    One full week and nobody got the update. It's safe to say Verizon pulled it. The question now is will Verizon be sending out 2 updates a corrected update for those who already got the messed up one and another for those who never got it to begin with?
     
  8. skunis1

    skunis1 Android Enthusiast

    I believe they would send out a patch to those that got the update already as I believe that is what they did for those who got the 605.2 update prior to that getting pulled.

    Took VZW about 3 weeks to re-release the OTA after the first pull so hopefully by the end of the month it will be out again.
     
  9. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    I don't think anybody got the 605.2 update. I believe it was pulled before release. The only people who had it were those that installed the leak.

    I think the mods should change the title of this thread to: "Gingerbread 2.3 was here?!? Update was ROLLING OUT?!?"
     
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  10. skunis1

    skunis1 Android Enthusiast

    So what is the patch floating around bringing those with 605.2 to 605.3?

    I thought the OTA rolled out and then devs got their hands on it and found glaring bugs and then VZW pulled the plug.
     
  11. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    The update was leaked, they found glaring bugs (not sure what though, since the most glaring bugs are still in it), and pulled the plug, made a couple of changes and released at 605.3.

    I believe the file is for people who installed the leak to update to 605.3.
     
  12. hakr100

    hakr100 Android Expert

    Glaring bugs! That's worse than Flaming Zombies!
     
  13. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Depends...at night you can always turn off the lights. No light, no glare off the bugs. You can't do that with Zombie flambe. However, the bugs are certainly more annoying during the day and especially around twilight.
     
  14. felix822

    felix822 Member

    So if my phone is rooted, will it not receive the update?
     
  15. ONJFan

    ONJFan Well-Known Member

    So who is in charge around here anyway...the lobsters...the

    Glaring bugs.....the Flaming Zombies!....or the Cheetos???
     
  16. johnt519

    johnt519 Well-Known Member

    Dingos. Dingos are always in charge.
     
  17. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me!

    The cheetos eating dingoes!
     
  18. Minimike

    Minimike Well-Known Member

    I recieved the OTA and installed it. No problems whatsoever.

    This thread is filling up again with off topic posts.
     
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  19. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Because there isn't that much on topic material to keep us interested. When did you receive the OTA? There is some question whether it's still going out or not (in that everybody thinks it isn't).
     
  20. johnt519

    johnt519 Well-Known Member

    What he said..... when??
     
  21. HTCismyname

    HTCismyname Newbie

    Sorry...time to move over to the dark side. Iphone here we go.
     
  22. jmar

    jmar Nexican


    Boo on this...really?
     
  23. FramCire

    FramCire Android Expert


    Enjoy dude. Wouldn't trade my incredible for an iPhone. Period.

    Can't understand why people will go get an iPhone over an update being slow.
     
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  24. undergone

    undergone Well-Known Member

    Did anyone use the RUU exe? Still glitches? If so, what?
     
  25. RdBrd83

    RdBrd83 Member

    I had some weird issues with 3G this morning. I kept needing to go in and disable and re-enable data, then it would work again. Ran the RUU again, wiped everything, and it's been fine since. (Had to manually wipe, all my apps were still on there again)
     

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