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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tangent, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    For those of you that have gotten the OTA update or have done it manually like I just did, what have you noticed as different, better, worse, etc? I know there's a "New Bugs in Update" thread, this is more for general changes, not bugs. (Feel free to include any bugs you've noticed though if you like.)

    - The notification bar is now always visible in the browser.

    - The initial sync after bootup actually ran and stopped on it's own which is nice. Even though I'd disabled T-Mobile syncing, I'd still have to kill it after first booting the phone.

    - So far scrolling through pages does seem to be fixed. No more scroll/pause/zoom-at-ludicrous-speed.

    I haven't noticed anything else yet, but I only applied the update about 15 minutes ago... :p

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  2. rrolff

    rrolff Newbie

    How do we force an update? I'd like to try it...
  3. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I reformatted the instructions from here:

    * Make sure you have at least 50% battery power left
    1) Download update file from HERE
    2) Copy the Update.zip file you just downloaded to the root of your SD card
    3) Turn off your phone, then power onto Fastboot mode by holding down the Volume Down button and then pressing Power
    4) Once Fastboot loads, (takes a few moments after menu initially appears) highlight "Recovery mode" by pressing Volume Down and select it by pressing the Power button
    5) Once in recovery basic mode, where you see the triangle with red exclamation, hold Volume Up and press Power button to get menu to appear
    6) Press Volume Down to highlight "Apply sdcard:update.zip" and press Power to select
    7) Wait for the update to finish installing (about 3 minutes) and the menu to reappear. With "Reboot system now" highlighted, press Power button to select
    8) Your phone will reboot a few times and take longer than usual to boot (Don't panic when it appears to be stuck at the "my" logo screen) before finishing at the lock screen about 4 minutes later.
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  4. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Android Expert

    I tried that but the firmware.zip sub-folder would not extract.
  5. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    On the phone? Because there's nothing for you to extract manually, you just copy the entire "update.zip" file straight to the SD card...
  6. behold_this

    behold_this Android Expert

    -New version of quick office app

    -center/ok button turns off screen now if pressed while viewing the lock screen.
  7. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Something I'd posted about several days ago seems to have been fixed with the update as well: The "sort by" for bookmarks in the browser now remembers your preference.
  8. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Android Expert

    I wanna know how to have my phone read my text to me like they said it could with this update
  9. erb0817

    erb0817 Member

    It does it sorta even before the update by using the Genius Button and saying "Driving Mode On". It was dumb though before because at least for me, I would have to unlock my screen before it would tell me I had a message. At that point I might as well read it. Try turning on driving mode and see if it does it.
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  10. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Android Expert

    shootme no longer works without root.
  11. Lafgr8

    Lafgr8 Newbie

    Ya, I wanna know about the "Genius" button updates as well. Mine seems to have worked better before I received the update! Now, my "genius" button, is more of an idiot button! I also have not noticed any improvement with my battery life!
  12. penguin42

    penguin42 Newbie

    I may be crazy, but orientation-based apps (skymap, layar, etc) seem to be a lot less "jittery" now. Still not perfect, but it does look like they improved something with the magnetometer (maybe just applied some filtering).
  13. macavely

    macavely Well-Known Member

    I have noticed refreshing on my facebook app is a lot faster...

    and I think I have a little more space on my phone... I'm not 100 percent sure about it right now..
  14. petedagrk

    petedagrk Newbie

    How would I know if my phone was updated?
  15. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Go to Settings / About Phone / Software Information. If you have the update:

    Baseband version will be:
    Build number will be: 1.35.531.1 CL216830 release-keys
  16. bowzer

    bowzer Lurker

    Didn't know about the Driving Mode...just turned it on via Genius Button.

    I've also started using the Genius Button this past week for sending messages and it works very well for me. But I don't like the load up times for contact info it still does.
  17. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Android Expert

    Unsync google from your phonebook
  18. UnknownAlly

    UnknownAlly Well-Known Member

    Any camcorder light yet? -_-
  19. drzenitram

    drzenitram Lurker

    I got the update, my battery life is good, but I still can't send mms while using wifi.
  20. Kristina424

    Kristina424 Newbie

    Thanks guys for all your posts Im still new to using a smart phone in general and all the stuff on the updates has helped so much! So Thanks!
  21. HtcEvoLemon

    HtcEvoLemon Well-Known Member

    Oh goodness, the update has made the notification bar stick when you are using the browser. That sucks, that takes up browser real estate. Is there a way to make it go away?
  22. AutoSortX

    AutoSortX Member

    ha i just noticed that!!
  23. Kristina424

    Kristina424 Newbie

    So i got the update and I feel like my battery is worse than before, its been unplugged since 7am now its 12 and its at 35% I hardly even used it, except check my vm and the time. wtf!!! Oh and if I decide to root my phone how does the update affect it or can you not have the update. id really like to be able to get a live wallpaper. and get some nonsense off this phone.
  24. Tangent

    Tangent Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Maybe something went wrong with your update? My phone's been unplugged since 6:30 and now at 3:21 I'm still at 72%. This includes about 30 minutes of playing with random apps, and 30 minutes of call time. GPS and WiFi are on too...

    I'm with you on the live wallpaper and getting the bloatware off... I hate having a half gig of ROM and only being able to use about 140 megs of it for apps I select...
  25. mwl1119

    mwl1119 Android Expert

    ESPN ScoreCenter is a battery hog with no option to turn off auto updating :mad:

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