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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sublow, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. sublow

    sublow Member
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    Just updated my X10 Mini using PC Companion and it's totally wiped my phone.

    The previous two updates left all apps and settings as they were so just a quick warning for those updating.

    Can't see any differences either which annoying :mad:
     


  2. pricey

    pricey Newbie

    No update available in the UK as yet... looks like were the lucky ones!
     
  3. sublow

    sublow Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm from the UK.

    I didn't make a note of what the versions were before I updated but I know the build version is the same. What a waste of my time.
     
  4. sublow

    sublow Member
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    I've done this twice now! (I didn't learn the first time) ;)

    Now I'm sure the version did not update this time and the phone went back to factory defaults.

    I'm wondering what version other people in the UK are running?

    I'm running.

    Model number: E10i
    Firmware version: 1.6
    Baseband Version: Unknown
    Kernel version: 2.6.29 SEMCUser@SEMCHost # 1
    Build number: 1.1.A.0.8
     
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  5. peebles

    peebles Lurker


    Just updated and have exactly the same as you. Installed apps still in-situ !!
     
  6. sublow

    sublow Member
    Thread Starter

    It must be my PC software thats doing it. I'll try unistalling and reinstalling before the next update.

    Can't notice any differences though and SE don't appear to have any change logs?
     
  7. peebles

    peebles Lurker

    I used over-the-air update as my PC runs Linux so can't use the SE PC companion software for updating. As far as changes go I'd only had the phone for 1 day before updating so hard to say but it does seem like the battery life has improved since updating.
     
  8. sublow

    sublow Member
    Thread Starter

    I've never found any over the air updates.

    I've updated my phone three times since I've had it and the battery life is still as bad. The only thing that seems to change is the amount of pre-installed games that you can't remove ;)
     
  9. mdinisoae

    mdinisoae Lurker

    I made the update 10 days ago and I have the same System info after update:
    Model number: E10i
    Firmware version: 1.6
    Baseband Version: Unknown
    Kernel version: 2.6.29 SEMCUser@SEMCHost # 1
    Build number: 1.1.A.0.8

    No problems with installed applications (I made update by WiFi using Update function from Android).
     
  10. albukekas

    albukekas Newbie

    Updated yesterday

    Model number: E10i
    Firmware version: 1.6
    Baseband Version: Unknown
    Kernel version: 2.6.29 SEMCUser@SEMCHost # 1
    Build number: 1.2.A.1.174

    Upgraded over wifi
     
  11. sublow

    sublow Member
    Thread Starter

    Where abouts in the world are you?

    I've just checked in the UK and no update is available.

    I'll check again using my PC tonight.
     
  12. sublow

    sublow Member
    Thread Starter

    Checked last night and I too am now on

    Model number: E10i
    Firmware version: 1.6
    Baseband Version: Unknown
    Kernel version: 2.6.29 SEMCUser@SEMCHost # 1
    Build number: 1.2.A.1.174

    Not sure what has changed but it looks like they have merged Roadsync and Roadsync Calendar as I am missing the Calendar icon.

    Does anyone know where I can look to see what has changed? Why don't SE have any details on what they are doing to your phone?
     
  13. f1ddy

    f1ddy Newbie

    cant do anything 2 mine it has died after 2 1/2 month lol
     
  14. sublow

    sublow Member
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    I've had a bit of a look to see what is new with the latest 1.2.A.1.174 update and here's what I've found.

    1, Changes to the way standard text is displayed (not major just looks a little different)

    2, New Widgets (Smart Search, RoadSync Tasks, Recent Calls and Status switch)

    3, Looks to respond quicker when you hit the unlock key

    4, Update to track ID

    That's all I've found for now but I'll post any other differences I find.
     
  15. sublow

    sublow Member
    Thread Starter

    Also found the YouTube app has been updated.

    Much slicker now with much better buffering and scrolling to a point in the video.
     
  16. MiniDroid

    MiniDroid Well-Known Member

    3 quick qustions (my turn to not google before asking) related to updating the firmware without loosing content.

    1)
    What software/app do you use to backup/restore sms/mms (or save mms content to SD card, I've got around 4000 sms/mms with a lot of content I don't want to loose)

    2)
    Do you re-download/install the apps you've got - or do you have any means of backing up the install packages? (and what about app settings?)

    3)
    Is there any content on the original SD card that the phone needs?
    Or will it "populate" a new one with the files needed?

    (the missing 4th question, for those of you that haven't used it yet - the SE website has a tool/account you can sign in for backup/restore your contacts. In my opinion they should've made this a PC/Linux/Mac tool to takke care of other contents as well)

    Thank you.
     
  17. sublow

    sublow Member
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    Since I uninstalled and reinstalled the SE Update Service it hasn't wiped the phone. :D

    1)
    I just use the Backup and Restore app that comes with the phone. It backs up messages, bookmarks, call log, contacts, MMS and system settings. It puts the backup on the SD which isn't touched by the the upgrade.

    2)
    I don't run many apps but I have no way of backing these up I just reinstall and set them up again.
    The biggest pain is k9 as I always forget the yahoo mail server settings.

    3)
    Not sure but when you update it does leave the SD contents like mp3's and photos. I would've thought if you put a new blank SD card in it would put all the files and folders it needs on there?
     
  18. MiniDroid

    MiniDroid Well-Known Member

    Thanks

    I updated my phone this morning and got that backup/restore app so then I'm good to go. (but lost some contacts details with the online tool before I updated).

    I'm was on 1.0.A.1.38 and now I've got 1.2.A.1.174 (this is in Norway with the Netcom nettwork)
     
  19. MiniDroid

    MiniDroid Well-Known Member

    What's the deal with this new firmware? (1.2.A.1.174)
    Now my contacts is doubled, not all but most of them.
    Rebooted the phone to change the SD card and when I was about to dial out and scrolled through the list I noticed it.

    Crazy.
    The sync is ok, the number is right but there's two of all (and no, I've nothing in the SIM, only on the phone)
     
  20. sublow

    sublow Member
    Thread Starter

    Looks like you're having a nightmare with it.

    You could try wiping it during the update?
     
  21. MiniDroid

    MiniDroid Well-Known Member

    I did wipe it during the update to ensure it was as clean as possible.
    Well, I guess a fix is coming some day.
    I knew I shouldn't jump on that update....but it fixes more problem then it causes I guess.
     
  22. ck11

    ck11 Lurker

    Hi all...

    I too updated the phone using the update service on the PC..and it has wiped out my contacts and all the apps that i had installed!!! is there any way to restore the data??
     
  23. rosered

    rosered Android Expert

    Were you using a syncing service like Gmail or SE's own sync? Should be able to resync your contacts. Or have you done a save to SD card at any point in the recent past on your contacts?

    The free apps from the market you will have to redownload. I am lead to believe that any purchased apps are linked to the google account you created when you first got the phone so can be reinstalled too.
     

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