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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by avenuePad, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. avenuePad

    avenuePad Member
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    Apparently the latest update, 2.3.6, fixed some bugs, like that Google Voice error, but also removed wifi tethering.

    Just wondering if anyone has any fixes or work-arounds for this. I'm also wondering if anybody knows if this is just a mistake on Google's part, or if it was intentional.

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  2. andruoid

    andruoid Android Expert

    My provider's website has the 2.3.6 announcement. I think they might have pulled the updated for now do to hearing about the tethering issue. Just my best guess though.

    I just got my Nexus S two days ago with 2.3.4 pre-installed. As long as the update is stable I personally am not worried about tethering. However, for a general release they should have features working regardless if you use them or not.
  3. avenuePad

    avenuePad Member
    Thread Starter

    That's reassuring. I was getting worried that this was intentional. It just didn't make sense.

    Thanks for the reply. :)
  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I won't be doing the update until they correct the tethering bug as I use it when away from home for my tablet.
  5. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    Why don't you root ??? specially when you can lock and unlock the bootloader as you wish ?! so your warranty would still be good
    I never had problems with CM7 installed... and i get the latest updates too
  6. andruoid

    andruoid Android Expert

    Rooting is not for everyone.

    I did have my previous phone rooted and flashed with numerous different ROMs. All but 1 ROM didn't give me more internal memory. Example, the stock HTC Sense with Android 2.2 and no apps installed yet on the Desire left me with 130MB internally. ROMs like GingerVillain, Cyanogen, LeeDroid never increased that, some actually used up more. Only 2 apps I installed made use of rooting; Droidwall and Location Cache. The main benefit was 2.3 gave me more battery life and HTC Sense was removed as I used a custom AOSP ROM.

    Now that I have the Nexus S I have all the benefits of the above and on a faster platform. With timely releases as compared to other venders i dont see myself rooting any time soon. Rooting has its place, however, its up to your needs.
  7. razvan06

    razvan06 Android Enthusiast

    It is up to your needs ...i ain't trying to make anyone see my point ,but you can get all the final updates bug-free and with no worries[the warranty-void] so there is a major plus in this.
  8. avenuePad

    avenuePad Member
    Thread Starter

    I definitely don't have any issue with rooting. My Gakaxy S is rooted. It's only a matter of time I root my Nexus. :)
  9. asuprice

    asuprice Newbie

    Did the 2.3.6 update fix the battery bug to where it will now charge to 100% (as opposed to stopping at 96 or 97%)?
  10. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I doubt it...they don't seem to focused on all bugs these days for some reason. Rather they just focus on a single bug, fix it, and cause more bugs.
  11. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    I doubt if the tethering thing is a bug. The 2.3.5 update for the Nexus a 4g for Sprint disabled their tethering as well.

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