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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmt9779, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast
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    I don't have my Droid yet but I have two questions:

    1) When VZW releases the software update (I'm hearing 1/22?), how will that work? Will it be OTA? Will you need to back up your phone before you update? Will you lose any info/data? (I'm planning on picking up my Droid this week, so what I'm getting at is this: Would it make my life easier if I just wait until 1/22 and buy it with the update already installed?)

    2) Now that we can expect Android 2.1 in the coming months, how does a full OS upgrade on the Droid work? OTA? Will you need to back up your phone before you update? Will you lose any info/data?

    (FWIW, I'm coming from Blackberry-land and when you upgrade your OS on a BB, you need to backup everything on your phone because when you install the new OS, you essentially start from scratch. I've never actually done it firsthand because it seems like a royal pain in the rearend.)

    Thanks guys!
     

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    Everything OTA ... no backup necessary. But in my world, of you're not backing up YOUR data, if you lose it, it's YOUR problem. ;)

    Lots of posts/threads in here in backing up. A great time to try out the search engines. :)
     
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    Even if you waited until after the 22nd (assuming that 2.1 is actually released at that time), your new droid wouldn't come with it preinstalled - you would get it OTA like everyone else...
     
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    Great! Thanks, guys. I'm HUGE on backing up so I'll do some searchin...
     
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    the 2.0 to 2.0.1 release was painless. Took a little time and didn't require anything major.

    Updates of apps also are painless. I do enjoy how easy it is.
     

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