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    Default OTA System Update - 1.141.07 - 5/26/11

    So, I just happened to root my device using Gingerbreak 1.20 tonight.

    Literally about 10 minutes later, I was prompted that a system update was available. I dont know if this was coincidence or if the rooting caused this to be seen as available. According to XDA, others are getting the update as well.

    I downloaded the system update (38 something MB) and it gave me a message in the top left corner of the screen that it was booting into system recovery image and began applying.

    Went from:

    Android Version: 3.0.1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.36.3-00001-g9b3ce2b
    Build Number: Acer_A500_1.104.02_COM_GEN1

    Went to:

    Android Version: 3.0.1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.36.3 (note, the -00001 and such after the kernel number appears to now be gone)
    Build Number: Acer_A500_1.141.07_COM_GEN1

    It didnt appear to break root - I still have Superuser available although I had to re-run Gingerbreak.

    I'll detail any fixes I notice, but on XDA it is being reported that this update:

    a) somewhat fixes the screen wake/sleep issue, although it is still occuring (will update once I have more use with it)
    b) improves Wi-Fi signal significantly (I noticed slight issues before but nothing major, I'll be monitoring wifi signal to see if it is better)
    c) improves GPS signal significantly (although I never noticed any issues with mine before)

    I've noticed the device seems snappier although it could just be a placebo effect at this point.

    The first time I tried to apply it, the update failed. The tab has to be plugged into a power supply in order for it to be successful.

    Post here if you've got the update and notice any changes.
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    Install won't run for me but then I removed ALL of that @(/?/@:"ing bloatware so the ota is likely looking for a clean system, not a strictly unrooted one
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    I can honestly say that I have not seen any difference yet. Then again, I fixed my screen issues by uninstalling weatherbug, never really had any issue with wifi, and never have used the GPS, so maybe I'm a bad example.
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    I just got it as well and now I have Exchange support!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumetsu View Post
    So, I just happened to root my device using Gingerbreak 1.20 tonight.

    Literally about 10 minutes later, I was prompted that a system update was available. I dont know if this was coincidence or if the rooting caused this to be seen as available. According to XDA, others are getting the update as well.
    Confirming that the update came out to unrooted tabs too. I installed the update this morning and didn't plug it in to the power source (battery was at 87%). Update installed no problem. Will post back if I find anything not already recorded here...

    Edit: My Gmail widget FC'd when it rebooted but I added it back and has been working fine since... Not sure what that was about
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    I received the update but dont have exchange support... Strange... Not really seeing any big differences either.

    Took 3 tries and a reboot to get the update to install though
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    No update showing at my end :-(
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    I had to go back and re-enable Wi-Fi disconnect policy -> from "when screen turns off" back to "Never".
    Not sure if that was affected by the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reconboy View Post
    I received the update but dont have exchange support... Strange... Not really seeing any big differences either.

    Took 3 tries and a reboot to get the update to install though
    I read in another forum that one guy bought his last night and it came stock with Corporate support. That was when I checked and it was added on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenS_aTm View Post
    I read in another forum that one guy bought his last night and it came stock with Corporate support. That was when I checked and it was added on mine.

    Were are you seeing this Corp Support for Exchange ? Nothing showing up on the default mail program....
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    Quote Originally Posted by reconboy View Post
    Were are you seeing this Corp Support for Exchange ? Nothing showing up on the default mail program....
    Settings, Accounts, Add Account, Corporate

    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/acer-iconia-tab-a500-forum/15314-why-no-stock-exchange-mail-app.html
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    Ack... Ok found it, soo use to just setting up directly through the mail application. However, looks like Android vanilla flavor honeycomb still does not have all the necessary Enterprise security settings needed.

    Luckily we are also using Gmail Enterprise apps so I can grab my email through there too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by reconboy View Post
    Ack... Ok found it, soo use to just setting up directly through the mail application. However, looks like Android vanilla flavor honeycomb still does not have all the necessary Enterprise security settings needed.

    Luckily we are also using Gmail Enterprise apps so I can grab my email through there too...
    That would depend on your system's security. I run my own exchange server, so I allowed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasafrasit View Post
    Install won't run for me but then I removed ALL of that @(/?/@:"ing bloatware so the ota is likely looking for a clean system, not a strictly unrooted one
    Which ones did you remove? I'll backup my apks and send them to you.
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    I updated mine, I was NOT plugged in to A/C power and it took the first try.
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    I got my update this morning. My first try with the update failed. It just froze for 15min on on unzippingthe file. So with fear in my heart I held the power button down to shut down. Luckily it powered back up and the update went through.
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    Well the update just about left my table useless for what I wanted it for. After the update, if I pair my Bluetooth headphones with it, the WiFi drops intermittently. I used to be able to have both connected and have fairly good performance. I did a hard reset back to factory setting thinking maybe an app I had installed might have been causing issues. It still drops wifi offf and on while I use pandora or anything web based. I try to load a webpage and it loads about 25% then hangs.
    I have exhausted everything I could think of that could resolve this. Upon looking futher into this, it shows my access point at 2 bars while standing next to it.
    I am returning this tablet to bestbuy tomorrow while I am still under the 14 day period. Something this costly should not act this way.
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    weird activity... the ota seemed to improve my wifi signal. did you have any issues/errors when the ota installed?
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    Still can't see van update. Am I missing something?

    Settings, about tablet, software updates......your device is already up to date :-(
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    Thanks, found a zip on XDA with the apks, copied them the /system/apps and update installed without a problem. Had to reroot with Gingerbreak but a seamless process all things considered.
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    Early indications on my end are that battery life is substantially improved. Leads me to believe that Acer got around to disabling the Phone processes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumetsu View Post
    weird activity... the ota seemed to improve my wifi signal. did you have any issues/errors when the ota installed?
    No issues or errors running the update. The tablet works fine with bluetooth not connected to something. Once I connect my bluetooth headphones, wifi drops within minutes only to drop every few minutes or so. I downloaded wifi analyzer from android market and I changed my wifi channels thinking maybe a strong signal from another access point.

    Can I ask anyone that has done the update to link any bluetooth device that take up relatively normal to higher bandwidth over bluetooth (A2DP speakers/headphones) and use their wifi at the same time. I'm thinking that my issue is that bluetooth and wifi running at the same time is putting a stress on the radio's chipset. Not sure if that's a software, hardware, or if I have a defective device.

    What's bothering me is that both were working fine before the update on the 26th at the same time.
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    My update failed as well, until I went into my Bloatware freeze app and unfroze all the extra stuff I never used. Once I did that, I reran the update, went through fine. Then I redid Gingerbreak and refroze all the extra junk :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibarray View Post
    No issues or errors running the update. The tablet works fine with bluetooth not connected to something. Once I connect my bluetooth headphones, wifi drops within minutes only to drop every few minutes or so. I downloaded wifi analyzer from android market and I changed my wifi channels thinking maybe a strong signal from another access point.

    Can I ask anyone that has done the update to link any bluetooth device that take up relatively normal to higher bandwidth over bluetooth (A2DP speakers/headphones) and use their wifi at the same time. I'm thinking that my issue is that bluetooth and wifi running at the same time is putting a stress on the radio's chipset. Not sure if that's a software, hardware, or if I have a defective device.

    What's bothering me is that both were working fine before the update on the 26th at the same time.
    I'm going to pick up a pair of Bluetooth headphones next Thursday and I'll test this, will keep you advised.
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    Just downloaded the update sitting in the parking lot at McDonald's, no AC power, battery at 85% downloaded fine and installed no problem. Don't. See any difference yet.
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