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Preview of Android 2.3.3 on Atrix 4G

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  1. kpenning

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    Looks pretty good! Can't wait for it.
     
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    I am patiently waiting for this update to come to my Atrix.
     
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    Where the Sakura grows
    Now the question is...when will Bell/Telstra will be getting any juicy updates!!!
     
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    Wonder how long it will be till they send out the update.
     
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    Once this update rolls out, if my phone is rooted, I will be able to update but it will unroot, correct?

    I wouldn't mind at all. I'd rather be able to get the upgrade with no problems even if it unroots. The only reason I rooted was to enable sideloading.
     
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    My guess would be, in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    Next few weeks would be awsome, att and motorola are on the ball with this phone.
     
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    Lets hope since it was the 1st dual core and 4g phone for at&t they'll keep up with the updates and not let it fall behind.
     
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    Shouldn't they really push 2.3.4 for the security fix? Seems odd to even bother with 2.3.3 when 2.3.4 has the fix in place. Though, I guess, Google has "fixed" most of this issue server side, so maybe it doesn't matter?
     
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    2.3.4 wasn't just about the security fix, the main feature was probably the inclusion of video chat with google talk, it just happened to have the fix rolled on with it too. Google have the ability to roll out security fixes to any Android Phone in the same way that MS have the ability to roll out security patches to all Windows based PC's so if you're running 2.3.3, you'll be patched anyway. Further details can be found here
     
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    So the 2.3.4 update will bring video chat?
     
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    FYI - There is a rumor (here) that the new 2.3.3 update breaks gingerbreak but does give us sideloading and NETFLIX!!!! :D

    That user says he has the update and gingebeak does not work (wow that took Moto/AT&T a lot less time to fix that than expected :( )

    So a big heads up if you update, you may not be able to root for a long time

     
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    Wow, I really like the new UI update. I really hope this comes out soon.
     
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    i jus wanna know if its gonna be optimized for Tegra 2!
     
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    if we are allowed sideloading....there really is no point in rooting then is there? the only thing i can see from rooting is overclocking the phone.....owai, custom rom....hmm does that mean we would lose like launcherpro?
     
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    Now that is a really *unattractive* choice! Talk about being damned if you do and damned if you don't. Are you willing to trade the freedom of being rooted for Gingerbread, and the ability to sideload (a feature we already have)? I don't know man, I think I'll pass on this upgrade.

    Thanks James! :) Being the bearer of bad tidings is never fun.

    -Mike
     
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    So sideloading will let apps like Titanium Backup actually back up and restore my apps and app data?
     
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    Sorry, but Titanium backup only works on a rooted device.
     
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    Yes, but the big issue with some of us lies with the rumor that by accepting the OTA Update we will lose root (not totally unexpected with OTA Updates) as well as the ability to re-root. If that's true, it means that Motorola has found a way to close the loophole that the various rooting tools exploited, and that has severe implications.

    I would much rather decline the upcoming OTA update, remaining rooted, and wait to see what the development community can come up with in the way of a custom rom which includes the best parts of Gingerbread. I trust the developers to release a rom in time, which will give me Android 2.3.3 but won't rob me of root and prevent me from re-rooting.

    -Mike
     
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    This update can't come soon enough. We're losing tons of money in Amazon Appstore items.
     
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    You don't need the update to enable sideloading, if that's what you mean. There are two ways to enable sideloading that are available - one is a paid app that you download from the market, called Non-Market Apps Enabler.

    -Mike
     
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    Please don't ask me how, but my Atrix is running 2.2.3,(Edit: should say 2.3.3) from a week now.
    I really like it, I can't really compare it to Froyo because I used Froyo for only a week before I got Gingerbread.

    A few things I noticed which were a pain with Android older version:
    - calendar now supports timezones
    - you can groups apps, so it is easier to navigate if you have many apps

    Im sure there are more, but I can't remember them all.. Ill post here as they come up..
     
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    Really...2.2.3? The phone was released on 2.2.1 in v1.26 and then updated to 2.2.2 in v1.83 which fixed some email glitches in Android I believe. The update people are talking about here is 2.3.3, Gingerbread, and 2.3.4, Gingerbread with video chat built in to Google Talk. 2.2.3 will most likely be skipped on the Atrix, and the only article I found about it on Google is that 2.2.3 worked on NFC compatibility which is pointless.
    Check your Android version by going to Settings>About Phone.
     

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