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System software Update, Go or no?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LakersDroid, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. LakersDroid

    LakersDroid Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I just got notified of a system update available. It says it's an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. The file is 14.65 MB in size. Should I go and update?

  2. gabe603

    gabe603 Newbie

    If you want the fixes for the phone (mms and rfx problems) yes,
    If you like the way works, don't
  3. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    I would say yes. Its a radio update which makes the phone a LOT more usable. Unless you're rooted/s-off already. Then its a moot point.
  4. LakersDroid

    LakersDroid Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Why didn't they mention anything about it being an update to fix the mms rfx problems and the radio errors? The pop up just says it's an update to the 4.03 (Ice Cream Sandwich) that would improve it.
  5. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase

    Trust me ;) Its the radio update. I actually have it on my drop box...But go ahead and take the OTA.
  6. wncken

    wncken Member

    Oh, man. Update. I've not rooted my EVO V and I was stuck with MMS hell. I'm now a wholly satisfied user. Not only did it fix my MMS errors, but it actually greatly improved my radio overall. I live in the "sticks" and I've NEVER had so much as one bar signal. I've always relied on wifi and GrooveIP for calls. Seriously. I've been with Virgin for about three years and this is the first time EVER that I've had one bar reception. I don't always get one bar, but damn... I can get one bar a lot of the time. That to me was worth it. Well, that and I can actually txt someone without all of the errors.
  7. LakersDroid

    LakersDroid Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Okay, are there any other benefits from installing this update beside the radio interference errors fix?
  8. davidmargolin

    davidmargolin Android Expert

    id say radio interference error is a great reason to update... that error used to drive me crazy...
  9. LakersDroid

    LakersDroid Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I decided to update last night. It went smoothly. A couple restarts and my phone was back up running showing latest software version 1.14.652.0 710RD and radio baseband :D
  10. Droidula

    Droidula Android Enthusiast

    I posted a screenshot of the update here.

    Are you absolutely sure? I received an update notification around the time they released the fix, but I ignored it because I'd already fixed it following the guide from the forum. I haven't received any other notification until this week. I thought I remembered that notification mentioning the fix, while this one doesn't. I could be wrong.

    Are you rooted / s-off?

    And as asked earlier in the thread, is there any other benefit to the update other than the signal fix?
  11. LakersDroid

    LakersDroid Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    No, I haven't root my phone yet. I'm gonna play around with it in unroot state for a while. I will eventually root it though.

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