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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JohnJSal, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Well-Known Member
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    Hi everyone. I should be getting my Evo within the next couple of hours and I'm wondering if I should immediately download 2.2 or if there are any good reasons to hold off. I've read a few things about problems with the screen, battery life, etc. but I don't know if that's really caused by the new version or just in people's minds.

    Thanks.

    (I'm assuming Froyo is officially available, right? I'm not interested in a ROM.)
     

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  2. asaberan

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    I would definitely root first. You can now root 2.2, but you first have to downgrade to 2.1. So if you root now, you save yourself some work.

    There are a couple of issues with 2.2, however, even after rooting and with custom ROMs, such as WAV files not playing correctly, apps using AAC codec not playing properly (Pandora, Slacker, maybe others). Some people (like me) also have noticed lower battery life and cannot get the problem solved.

    That said, keep in mind that 2.2 is definitely faster and you don't have to worry about killing apps all the time. Also, you can always downgrade back to 2.1 if you ever need to.
     
  3. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Well-Known Member
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    I don't want to mess with rooting or ROMs, because I don't fully understand those things yet. I thought 2.2 was officially released now, and if so wouldn't it be a simple matter of updating the phone normally?
     
  4. J03

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    Update now. The more stock the phone is the less chance of problems. If it's brand new it may already be loaded with 2.2.
     
  5. chill145

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    i was going say this, i got my evo last week and it already had 2.2 on it. chances are yours will to
     
  6. JohnJSal

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    Ah, then I'll wait and see. If so, no decision to be made. :)
     
  7. kegacide

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    yeah mines is about 1.5 weeks old, came with 2.2 and have had zero problems
     
  8. JohnJSal

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    Except that you wouldn't notice any difference if you never used 2.1 :)
     
  9. kegacide

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    very true, i was just meaning with actual problems or headaches regardless of the version
     
  10. JohnJSal

    JohnJSal Well-Known Member
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    I understand. It's good to know a major update didn't cause any new problems. And nice that the Evo got it so soon.
     
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