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2.2 Froyo pushed back? Say it aint so!
Found someone post this that called into Sprint regarding the update we should be able to sync in the settings.
"Android 2.2 Update for the EVO..
•The Android 2.2 client initiated download availability date is delayed.
•We recognize that many of our HTC EVO customers are... eagerly waiting for the new Google enhancements.
•Sprint and HTC are working together to ensure availability as soon as possible.
•A revised availability date will be communicated as quickly as possible."
So, I assume the manual update is just being pushed back or the entire OTA even on Tuesday?
- 08-01-2010, 12:57 PM #2
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I got the same answer on Friday when i called. But I asked him when was that posted and he said the 29th and I said the official statement was released today and he said go by whats recent and he shows the 3rd. Guess Ill still wait no biggie.
- 08-01-2010, 02:25 PM #3
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surprise surprise :sarcasm: just chatted with a Sprint rep, they have indeed pushed it back and they have no idea when it will be ready, typical Sprint
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- 08-01-2010, 03:46 PM #4
- 08-01-2010, 03:50 PM #5
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I'm running the leaked official firmware. It runs great! Flash and all. Ill still be able to get the OTA as I'm not rooted and using official firmware now.
- 08-01-2010, 03:54 PM #6
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Why in the world is everyone calling everyone customer service? A) they are almost always clueless and B) what difference does it make? Either it's available or it's not and I can just about guarantee the 411 will be online before they know.
If you are that anxious to get it the download has been posted along with the instructions several times.
- 08-01-2010, 03:56 PM #7
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- 08-01-2010, 04:34 PM #8
I posted this before but you have to think about it.... When the EVO hit the market on June 4 there was an update pushed out to the phone that slightly changed the build number and then on 6.28 they released and then pulled back an update that was rumored to brick some phones. They made a few minor changes and released it again on 6.29.
The build that some people got was 3.25.651.1 and the build I have is 3.26.651.3.... Seems people who jumped on the upgrade earlier in the day got the one build and people like me who downloaded the file around 5 or 6 pm got the "Latest" build....
What "SHOULD" happen once a build is finished is you will do a search for the latest software and if the change is 3.26.651.5 your phone should just upgrade and make the proper adjustments... What ever Sprint releases I am about 99% certain 3.26.651.3 will NOT be the latest and greatest version a month or two from now. They will make adjustments as complaints come in and you will get notifications for minor changes... Right now it's a bigger change going from 2.1 to 2.2......
I think the build that we are using was a prerelease meant to go to probably Sprint Employees and a select group of people to test and give Sprint a few days to make adjustments to it before August 3rd mass release. One of those Employees or Beta testers obviously posted and leaked the build and once it hits a forum like this and many of the others it spread like wildfire and HTC and Sprint pulled the site that was hosting the build because they didn't want us to have it yet....Thanked by:
- 08-01-2010, 05:03 PM #9
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I am glad i waited now actually. With all the problems I have been reading about the upgrade to Froyo, I think i can wait patiently for a new release.
- 08-01-2010, 05:07 PM #10
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+1 Im anxious to get it too, but Im also gonna wait till its actually released
- 08-01-2010, 05:23 PM #11
Applications and scrolling is much faster.... But honestly MOST of what your going to see is exactly what you have on 2.1.... Unless you live off your phone the look and feel is mostly the same... With Sense layered over 2.2 it looks and works just like 2.1..... Thus the move only .1 in the version.... 3.0 is suppose to be a major change in the UI and the way it looks.... We'll see...
After 2 full days I can HONESTLY say nothing would have changed had I held off and waited for the "OFFICIAL - OFFICIAL" release of 2.2.... it wasn't a major game changer for my use of internet, Facebook, Pictures, e-mail, phone and texting (I am not a gamer so I have only a golf game that was offered up for free and still after 2 weeks only played it twice... I have work to do.. ) I actually all ready had a flash light application I downloaded the first day I had the phone so that was no major change....
Only thing now is I am thinking of rooting just to dump the bloat ware Sprint puts on your phone....
- 08-01-2010, 05:30 PM #12
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The problems I was reading of is the battery issue for one. Bricking phones, flash not working, applications in general not working. Can no longer buy apps so on and so forth.
Nothing to concerning, but still. I usually wait till the official release anyways to make sure I dont screw anything up.
- 08-01-2010, 06:05 PM #13
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- 08-01-2010, 06:15 PM #14
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There was incidents of bricked devices, oh boy I better not install then. lol.
- 08-01-2010, 06:48 PM #15
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- 08-01-2010, 06:58 PM #16
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Re: 2.2 Froyo pushed back? Say it aint so!
Pssssh I'm loving the taste of Froyo! I don't care when the new building comes now. The "offical" leaked one is working just fine with me. Getting 37-40 Mflops or Benchmarks of 11-1200 is nice.
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- 08-01-2010, 06:59 PM #17Gigantic Member
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guess im a lucky one...either that or the "bricked" phones etc are few and far between that its not enough to get everyone into a fit. I installed this on mine, my brothers and my sister in law, and a friend at work...all went fine.
- 08-01-2010, 07:07 PM #18
My EVO was stock before the update... Most people that I read about having problems with Flash had installed flash ahead of time (while still on 2.1) and with the camera they were using another camera app... Once they did a hard reset all the problems went away.
- 08-01-2010, 07:19 PM #19
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I'm going to call BS on this... (the delay, at least...) I have not seen anywhere else on the internet about this... I really doubt Sprint would say its official and then back out... though I would not put it past them...
- 08-01-2010, 07:55 PM #20
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till i can download ota it's a beta and bound to have problems. i love my evo was glad to sell my aging iphone 3G and go android but at least apple gives you a date it's a firm date and 99.99 % of the time does not change, so sprint & htc get it together and give us a date.
- 08-01-2010, 07:56 PM #21
That being said I would easily say 80 - 90% of the people who a 2.2 update matters and actually knows what 2.2 and Froyo is have the update by now. You do have a small % of people who are looking forward to it but were too scared to do the manual download/update and were willing to wait.... Most every one else with an EVO won't even care or know the difference (Since 2.1 and 2.2 look exactly the same with Sense layered over it)
Edit: You have a bunch of people like my sister who still have the original 2G iPhone and think it's the $HIT... She does not care, she got it when it was new and it still works great for her and she still feels "COOL" with it.... No matter what update you did she wouldn't know the difference if it bit her on the @$$...
- 08-01-2010, 08:03 PM #22
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Wouldn't discount it as a possibility, but seeing as no other sites are reporting anything like this leads me to doubt it - as stated. But hey, ya never know. And the bricked devices are few and far between, and in most cases it's because someone didn't do something right.
We'll see, but for now, I bet it still drops.
- 08-01-2010, 08:06 PM #23
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- 08-01-2010, 09:33 PM #24
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As others have said, when it comes to actual knowledge, customer service is probably more clueless than the person asking them. Their job is to fix account and technical issues, and sell you ****. Beyond that they typically don't know any more than the village *****.
And as for bricked phones... I know it sounds scary, but I have been in the smartphone game for quite a long time, and I can tell you when you see a report of a bricked phone on the Internet, 99% of the time the phone is not bricked and the person ends up being able to fix it once they have proper instructions from someone knowledgable. Most people are scared to death when installing "unofficial" or "leaked" ROMs, and when something goes wrong their first thought is "bricked!!" But it hardly ever turns out to be the case.The only complaint I have about my EVO is that it turned my $300 netbook into a paperweight.
- 08-01-2010, 11:08 PM #25
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They probably don't want another issue like last time with bad updates... that and I've heard that there are some market issues with paid apps not showing up.
Either way... worth the wait. Besides.. I'm waiting on rooted versions anyway so what's a few more days