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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by danyL, May 18, 2010.

  1. danyL

    danyL Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I still haven't received the update. I'm in the greater Los Angeles, CA area. I also bought the phone when it first came out but that shouldn't matter. Anyone else not receive it yet?

    One thing I'm speculating is 'Background Data.' Do I need to leave that on to receive the update? I leave it off and only turn it on when I'm browsing the Market. All I need to leave on is '3G Mobile Network' right? I don't leave it on 24/7 so maybe I was supposed to receive it OTA but my 3G was off.

    It's really bugging me that all the people I know that own a crappy Eris already received the update and I'm still sitting here with an expired 1.5 cupcake...

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  2. willdogs

    willdogs Android Enthusiast

    1.5 is not "expired"

    The update will take 2 weeks to finish. We are only in day ??

    There is nothing you can do to move it along except wait. You are one of thousands who are probably in the same boat right now.
  3. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Background data's "on" setting enables app and gmail syncing.

    Mine was off when the OTA came to my device.
  4. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    Yes, you need either background data or WiFi on. If your phone is ready for the update but you have had data off, it may show up if you open the dialer and type in the following number:


    (Note the order of the asterisk and pound.)

    After you enter you do not need to hit dial - once you hit the last "*" it will go back to showing your contact list and you can close the dialer. You will eventually get a notification - you may get some market updates, you will get a notifications with an exclamation point within a triangle that says "checkin: success". If you do not get the OTA, leave data on overnight and you may have it tomorrow. You may get the system update notification as well, though.

    VZW did say that the update would be staged over two weeks, and we are now in day 8, so it's possible that your phone just isn't one of the ones to get the update yet.
  5. Bishop

    Bishop Android Enthusiast

    What's this 'Background Data' you all speak of? I just leave my 3G on. Is that not good enough?

    Nevermind. I found it. It was checked.
  6. tigerhawk1

    tigerhawk1 Lurker

    I downgraded from the 2.1 OTA leak to 1.5 and as soon as I did whammo the 2.1 OTA update hit my device. Also for those of you waiting I'd recommend doing a factory reset it clears up a lot of issues you'll have to reinstall your apps and resync your contacts but in the long run you're far better off. Now if I could just get the little HTC droid animation instead of "HTC Quietly Brilliant" that would be nice.
  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Background data and wifi were both not enabled when I booted up my phone a few mornings ago and the system update prompt appeared (about 15 seconds after boot up) in the notification bar.
  8. rick311

    rick311 Android Enthusiast

    i live in L.A. and i tried the *#*#CHECKIN#*#* and it found it.
  9. tr11

    tr11 Member

    I live in L.A. and got the update on Friday night as did my wife. We bought the phones in early March. So it does seem pretty random.
  10. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    I like hearing about that. You demanded your update and got it. ;)
  11. rick311

    rick311 Android Enthusiast

    i figured, "hey, everyone else is doing it - i should too!"
  12. smithkjnc

    smithkjnc Lurker

  13. danyL

    danyL Newbie
    Thread Starter

    wow doogald that checkin thing actually worked. there's no problem in doing it like that? it just feels sketchy that it didn't come by itself haha
  14. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    We've been recommending a full factory data reset as the final step in the installation of the OTA. That seems to clear up/avoid some reported shortcomings in the syncing, browser and phone behaviors (see the sticky).
  15. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Android Expert

    I see you're a "proud" 2.1 user these days eh? And a new avatar ta boot. It was the end of an era....are you at least happy with the update?
  16. rick311

    rick311 Android Enthusiast

    i would do the factory reset, but its working pretty good so far. only 1 issue, but i guess its ok for now.
  17. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    As happy as a person can be who was basically forced to decide between an unneeded update and getting an Incedible.
  18. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Android Expert

    ...and we are all automatons that cannot decide on our own apparently. ;)
  19. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    The vast majority here, 99.9% I'd hazard to estimate ;), yes. :D

    ..clamoring and whining about "no 2.1 OTA yet!" "They don't intend to even send out 2.1 to Eris users, they want us to buy the (fill in the blank)!" .. etc.. "It's allready February and still no OTA promised in December!" .. etc ..
  20. danyL

    danyL Newbie
    Thread Starter

    what's the difference between a 'hard reset' & a 'factory reset' ?

    and how do you do the two?

    also, i thought the new update was supposed to wipe out all downloaded apps and revert settings to default. it didn't do either of those for me. is that normal?
  21. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Android Expert

    They are the same. Factory Reset=Menu>Settings>Privacy>Factory Data Reset. Some people reported the OTA not wiping their phones. It seemed very random to me. The factory reset WILL wipe out everything on your phone, not your SD card.

    Good post on backing up.
  22. Lacy

    Lacy Newbie

    I got it and it's so very fast compared to 1.5. And now I don't have phone envy anymore. (for the Incredible)
  23. danyL

    danyL Newbie
    Thread Starter

    did it wipe out everything for you and other people? i don't mind doing a factory reset if it will benefit me in the future and the smoothness of my phone. i was surprised nothing got wiped including settings.

    so to make things clear, factory reset would just erase my apps/contacts & revert settings to default. correct?

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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