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General Verizon Update 9.16

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  1. skinien

    skinien Android Enthusiast
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    Looks like Verizon will soon be pushing an update to address some known issues:

    +Google Security Patches have been added for additional security
    +Data roaming fix has been implemented
    +Connection/disconnection detection has been improved when using USB
    +Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
    +Wallpaper options are shown when home screen icons are selected
    +Camera improvements have been made to touch-to-focus, notifications and low light performance
    +In-call audio routes to earpiece when connected to headset has been improved
    +Improvements to video streaming pixilation have been made
    +Media sync stability has been improved

    Software Update - Coming Soon! | Verizon Wireless
     

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    HOPEFULLY it won't break root! That said, make sure you have VooDoo installed and updated - just in case!!!!!
     
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    We'll see. I just exchanged my HD for a new one with 4.0.1 on it, and am hesitant to download 4.1.1 due to the issues I had in the past.
     
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    Nothing for the HDMI though? :(
     
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    It says there is a video fix for the pixelation issues when video streaming. Im hoping thats it.
     
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    got off the phone with tech. support, and they said the update is going to begin rolling out on 3/18, and it should be to all phones by the 28th. SO........now we wait.....
     
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    I'm thinking the same thing.
     
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    My phone is getting the update now...
     
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    I call BS! Not real unless we see pictures!
     
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    Just got my Maxx HD this past weekend (upgraded from a Maxx). So far runs great. I've had no problems. Loaded JB update, did a FDR, and it runs like butter. I like the new look of JB, not a huge leap from ICS, but it runs great.
     
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    There are a couple of updates that you'll get with a new RAZR HD. Are you sure you're running version 9.16.6?
     
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    Weird, when I download the file it says that its the 9.1.41 build.

    Edit: Looks like it's a naming convention. The file is named the build you need to be on in order to properly install.
     
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    To anyone who's got the new update, how's the camera? Better? I'm about to buy a Maxx HD, have heard the camera isn't great. I played around with it a little in the store and it seemed ok. Hope the update makes it even better though.
     
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    That's just how Verizon names their updates. The newest one always has the previous build number. But it is the new update file.
     
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    I don't use my camera that often, but did test it out last night after the update and it does seem better. I can't say it much better. After all, software can only do so much. But the picture I took seemed better, especially in low light. I still have shutter lag, though it seems shorter as well.
     
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    I agree. It seems to be more aggressive in using flash and also the auto-focus seems quicker.
     
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    Has anyone updated with root yet?

    Did it break root?
     
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    If I only had an SD card I could download and update this thing already.... :p Hurry up OTA.
     
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    Used Vodoo OTA Rootkeeper and it worked fine.
     
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    Side loaded the update and it does seem smoother. Still not Droid RAZR M smooth but smoother. Battery life has improved by 30% when I would get home from a 12 hour work day I would be at about 20-5% depending on usage now I'm at 50% when I get home. The camera was good for me before the update now it is better, faster especially in low light conditions. Used OTA root keeper and keep root.
     
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    I'm getting great battery life too! 83% after 24 hours with 1 hour of screen time!!! Usually I'd be around 75%
     
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    I've also seen a noticeable improvement in battery life. Overall, the UI seems smoother and more responsive. And some of my third-party apps, such as quickpic, seem to behave better after the update. So far I see no negatives from taking the update.
     
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    Is this still in soak testing? I haven't gotten it yet.
     

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