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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MikeMc890, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. MikeMc890

    MikeMc890 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm still learning how this badboy works, should I keep playing around with it or download froyo right away and take it from there? Basically, is there any reason I shouldnt download 2.2?

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  2. brushrop03

    brushrop03 Android Enthusiast

    Are you sure you don't already have it?

    You're going to get a lot of mixed opinions on this question
  3. sikclown

    sikclown Android Expert

    My vote is to update it and then do a factory reset since you haven't really set the phone up.
  4. MikeMc890

    MikeMc890 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes, im sure i dont have it. My phone just prompted me to download the new version but I cancelled it bc i wasnt sure if I wanted it yet. But now im gonna do it. Here goes nothin
  5. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    You'll like it.
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    sikclown is absolutely correct, strongly suggest you follow his advice.

    When your 2.2 download completes:

    Menu-> Settings-> SD & phone storage -> Factory reset

    When finished - download the free Network app from the Market. (Network by Philipp Mangelow)

    Start it, and scroll down until you see "CDMA auto (PRL)" - change it to "GSM auto (PRL)" - exit Network; re-start Network then change back to "CDMA auto (PRL)" - and finally, go to Menu-> Settings-> System updates-> Update PRL

    This sounds like majick snake oil but it's not - it's an idiosyncrasy of the phone's hardware and firmware.

    PS - I think we're all so excited for you that we forgot to mention:

    Welcome to the forum!
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  7. way2success

    way2success Member

    I would vote for what sikclown and EarlyMon said.

    Just a side question. I was prompted for the download yesterday but declined it since I was reading threads about some folks having troubles with this update. I saw EarlyMon had suggested in a couple of his threads that factory reset (I am not rooted and have customized my EVO and would loose my texts... saw threads suggesting back apps too but it's just my resistance :) ) solved issues for 90% of the folks or something like that. Just wondering though if HTC/Sprint would do the same thing as they did with their first update, where the pulled the first OTA and came up with the second version of it, which was much more stable. Should I wait or go for the kill, any thoughts?
  8. eyeballer

    eyeballer Member

    Do you want to root it now? If you do, then don't upgrade to 2.2. Root first, then flash a 2.2 ROM over.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    I understand your position and your logic is aok, but the premise is incorrect.

    The change from .3 to .6 is not a stability update. There's a LOT of FUD circulating on the pre-release.

    Truth is - the .3 release is aok and has no stability issues.

    Android itself has an installation deficiency.

    You know how in Windows, you often reboot after an install and the installer runs after reboot?

    Usually - those are completion and cleanup steps - and Android lacks those.

    This fixes that, it's essentially the missing part of the upgrade process:


    • .3 and .6 users following the procedure are very happy - the procedure itself was shaken out with .3 and has been acclaimed by .6 users, per public and private messages to me
    • More importantly - the change log shows only an incredibly small number of files were changed

    The EVO and Android have been getting and causing a lot of confusion.

    Here's the deal, as responded to in another thread:

    I'd say - go for it!

    PS - Sorry this got schizo if you read the unedited version - got a phone call... hit the wrong button...
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  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    That's a good point - but can be daunting unless pre-planned from previous research or Android experience.

    They'll have a 2.2 root path soon enough.

    The man's got a new EVO and he's starting on 2.2 - w00t!
  11. Agent Jones

    Agent Jones Android Enthusiast

    dont download froyo...go to the root section and root your 2.1 and then put on a 2.2 rom. i made the mistake of downloading the froyo OTA
  12. Robinelli

    Robinelli Android Enthusiast

    I guess you've done it by now. How'd it work out for you? I DLd on a new EVO today, too. No probs here. I didn't use the phone at all before I DLd it tho' so I wouldn't know what it was like before.
  13. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Android Enthusiast

    I downloaded as soon as I got my evo. It sure blows away my old Droid and no lag!!! Yeah, yeah, I know the EVO is faster, but still I was a little weary.
  14. One Beast

    One Beast Android Enthusiast

  15. brushrop03

    brushrop03 Android Enthusiast

    Coming from about 3yrs Windows Mobile and flashing roms, I find Android lacking in terms of real customizations. Tried a few roms...not much difference from stock imo. At least in terms of performance. Stock runs great. I lost my root when I upgraded to .3, but wasn't even upset.
  16. G-5

    G-5 Lurker

    If you don't mind me asking, what does this do and what's the benefit? Thanks.
  17. meyerweb

    meyerweb Android Enthusiast

    There is a school of thought, backed up by more than a few user reports, that the Evo radio software can be configured to search for a GSM radio which, of course, the Evo doesn't have. This searching consumes battery life, rapidly. Doing the above dance will reconfigure the software to look only for CDMA radios when roaming, conserving battery life.

    It seems hard to believe that htc would release a phone with this error, but there are more than a few users who report dramatic improvements in battery life after following this procedure. Including some who were sceptical of the entire idea.
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  18. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    What he said. ^
  19. jeffdlb

    jeffdlb Android Enthusiast

    I just updated to 2.2 OTA. What is the benefit of doing a factory reset if the phone seems trouble-free after update? I presume it will erase internal memory and SD card contents.
  20. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

  21. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    i'll vote for don't fix what isn't broken :D
  22. basso4735

    basso4735 Member

    It will not erase your SD card data.
  23. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    I just want to say that I don't think ability to root should be a reason to tell new Evo users to not upgrade to stock 2.2.

    First, the vast majority of people don't root their phones.

    Second, of the people who eventually root their phones, they don't do so on the first day. Or week.

    Third, an exploit of 2.2 will inevitably arrive, and at that point, the new Evo user may have become a seasoned Evo user and can make a more informed choice about deciding to root or not.

    For those of us who already made the jump, we know it's not a big deal, but I still remember when I was on the other side of the fence. Rooting is not a decision made lightly for most.
  24. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    ^This, i would also like to know, what's the purpose?
  25. basso4735

    basso4735 Member

    Don't assume. The Evo was my first android phone. I got it on a tuesday, read for the first time about rooting on tuesday night, and rooted it the next day. :D

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