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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by flarn2006, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. flarn2006

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    My phone keeps telling me about an update that's available, and I always click Reject because I've heard it will disable the mobile hotspot unless I subscribe to a service. Is this true? I've heard it was called the Reboot update, but I bought my phone after this update had already come out. The build number in the About Phone screen is "1.12.605.6 CL338893 release-keys". Should I upgrade my firmware or not?
     

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  2. WormDoes

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    If you upgrade you're going to lose the free hotspot. At some point, if you keep rejecting the update, it will just automatically update on you. It happened last night to a fellow member trying to upgrade his radio. Now he's unrooted and will have to root again.

    I don't understand this logic of people rejecting the update. Do you think you'll be able to keep doing that for the life of your phone?? Anyways, I would suggest 2 things.

    1. Accept the update and pay the reasonable fee for the hotspot

    2. Root your phone and use one of the 3rd party WiFi tether apps that work just as well
     

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