06-23-2011 09:25 AM
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  1. crump84's Avatar
    Gingerbread update is now available through manual download.

    http://community.sprint.com/baw/comm...erbread-update

    Sent from my Gingerbread Speedy 4G using Tapatalk
    06-16-2011 09:45 AM
  2. edback's Avatar
    did you install it? if so, how is it?

    i'm not sure if i wanna give up cm7 for it. and it'll most likely break root.
    06-16-2011 10:25 AM
  3. crump84's Avatar
    did you install it? if so, how is it?

    i'm not sure if i wanna give up cm7 for it. and it'll most likely break root.
    I haven't installed it, don't really want to break root. I'll wait on the devs for a comparable ROM.

    Sent from my Gingerbread Speedy 4G using Tapatalk
    06-16-2011 10:30 AM
  4. gene26's Avatar
    Hi. New-ish user. I've rooted my shift, no custom roms (couldn't adjust to cm7 from Sense.) I downloaded the update, but couldn't install it. After my phone rebooted, I just got a triangle with a yellow exclamation point in it, with a tiny android next to it. Is this because I've rooted?
    06-16-2011 11:57 AM
  5. crump84's Avatar
    Hi. New-ish user. I've rooted my shift, no custom roms (couldn't adjust to cm7 from Sense.) I downloaded the update, but couldn't install it. After my phone rebooted, I just got a triangle with a yellow exclamation point in it, with a tiny android next to it. Is this because I've rooted?
    Being rooted shouldn't matter. Try installing the update again. You could also try updating while using the stock ROM.
    This will break root btw

    Sent from my Gingerbread Speedy 4G using Tapatalk
    06-16-2011 12:06 PM
  6. jjrausch's Avatar
    I installed on a non rooted phone with out issue.
    06-16-2011 12:18 PM
  7. michaelp68's Avatar
    Same, also installed on a non-rooted phone without issue.
    06-16-2011 12:20 PM
  8. davimich75's Avatar
    Does all the apps that work in Froyo still work on Gingerbread? Anyone notice in huge differences coming from Froyo?
    06-16-2011 12:24 PM
  9. Xebec01's Avatar
    My co-worker just installed it. After reboot, her phone started to re-send old text messages to other recipients, her home page shortcuts to updated apps returned error messages (ex. Gallery), and sending a new text message to a person brings up an old text message instead of a clean page. She was also complaining of other issues with her contacts app...

    Very strange....

    - X
    06-16-2011 12:24 PM
  10. davimich75's Avatar
    My co-worker just installed it. After reboot, her phone started to re-send old text messages to other recipients, her home page shortcuts to updated apps returned error messages (ex. Gallery), and sending a new text message to a person brings up an old text message instead of a clean page. She was also complaining of other issues with her contacts app...

    Very strange....

    - X
    Oh no. I'm in the process of downloading it over 3g network. It has been over an hour and a half now. I'm on 70 percent.
    06-16-2011 12:32 PM
  11. davimich75's Avatar
    Anyone else having problems with the Gingerbread update?
    06-16-2011 12:34 PM
  12. chronic25's Avatar
    Oh no. I'm in the process of downloading it over 3g network. It has been over an hour and a half now. I'm on 70 percent.
    It took a good 20 minutes on my work WiFi. I wouldn't recommend downloading an update over 3G for any phone. No issues installing on my non-rooted phone, BTW.
    06-16-2011 12:41 PM
  13. crump84's Avatar
    Does all the apps that work in Froyo still work on Gingerbread? Anyone notice in huge differences coming from Froyo?
    Most all apps should be compatible with Gingerbread.
    06-16-2011 01:04 PM
  14. captg8r's Avatar
    Twitter has completely stopped connecting or working. Twitter for HTC Sense connects and works, just not the official Twitter app.
    06-16-2011 01:28 PM
  15. eze036's Avatar
    getting it now..its taking forever to download
    06-16-2011 01:41 PM
  16. michaelp68's Avatar
    Took me about 20 mins to download over 4G and about 9-10 minutes to install.
    06-16-2011 01:45 PM
  17. chronic25's Avatar
    Twitter has completely stopped connecting or working. Twitter for HTC Sense connects and works, just not the official Twitter app.
    I read somewhere else that Twitter needs updating after GB is installed. Check with both the Android and Amazon marketplace apps for updated apps after your install.
    06-16-2011 01:50 PM
  18. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Oh no. I'm in the process of downloading it over 3g network. It has been over an hour and a half now. I'm on 70 percent.
    Switching on the 4G network makes any downloads super-fast. Unfortunately, I forgot this and was downloading GB in 3G. It was taking forever. I remembered to turn on 4G about 15% into it and it was way over 10 times faster. So, if anyone hasn't downloaded the update yet, make sure you remember to turn 4G on BEFORE you start.
    06-16-2011 01:53 PM
  19. michaelp68's Avatar
    So far, quite a few UI changes.

    My 4G wouldn't start up. Not sure if that's related.

    Went to restart device and discovered that one of the changes is that holding down the power button now gives a simple 'restart' option that wasn't there before.

    Busy at work so only having a few minutes here and there to check the changes.

    Upon restart, 4G working fine.
    06-16-2011 01:56 PM
  20. TonyLibations's Avatar
    My co-worker just installed it. After reboot, her phone started to re-send old text messages to other recipients, her home page shortcuts to updated apps returned error messages (ex. Gallery), and sending a new text message to a person brings up an old text message instead of a clean page. She was also complaining of other issues with her contacts app...

    Very strange....

    - X
    I had the same problem with the Gallery Shortcut. I just trashed it and put a new one up.
    06-16-2011 02:01 PM
  21. captg8r's Avatar
    I read somewhere else that Twitter needs updating after GB is installed. Check with both the Android and Amazon marketplace apps for updated apps after your install.
    I did the update from Android Market, will check Amazon just be sure. That was the first thing I did but it's still not working. It crashes immediately upon opening the app. Thanks for the response.

    I've also had a smaller problem with Facebook profile pictures. None of them are syncing to my contacts. I had to go through the whole linking process again with my contact list. That took some time. Facebook profiles are linking to my contacts with Google, however, it's not pulling in profile photos. There's a chance that it will update over time (I kinda remember it taking a while when I first got the phone). I seem to think that there used to be a setting to select the default profile photo universally (i.e. Google or Facebook). I can't find that in Gingerbread now. Memory could be wrong...
    06-16-2011 02:02 PM
  22. michaelp68's Avatar
    I use TweetCaster Premium for my Twitter and am having no problems with it.

    Also, the Sense version, if that matters, is 2.1
    06-16-2011 02:10 PM
  23. sbono13's Avatar
    I did the update from Android Market, will check Amazon just be sure. That was the first thing I did but it's still not working. It crashes immediately upon opening the app. Thanks for the response.
    There was a new Twitter out today on the Android market. i updated that right after upgrading to Gingerbread, and it immediately started force closing. Uninstalling twitter updates fixed it (reverts back to the v2.0 built into ROM). Then reinstalling the update after a reboot for some reason worked. Who knows.

    As for Gingerbread itself, things I noticed and like:

    1) recent apps in the notification tray
    2) hitting enter with the physical keyboard now clicks a link in the browser! hallalujah!
    3) new layout and options in the camera app (which by the way, is a million times better than the stock Gingerbread camera app on my wife's Nexus S 4G)
    4) New message button in the mail app (used to drive me crazy that the new message option was in the menu).
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    06-16-2011 02:35 PM
  24. Obmutescence's Avatar
    My EVO shift is currently rooted, do I have to return to stock to be able to update? When I downloaded the update and hit install now, it reboots into the picture of a triangle with a yellow question mark in the middle of it and a picture of the android guy.
    06-16-2011 03:37 PM
  25. buskE46's Avatar
    Installed fine for me ~5min download, 5min or so to install. No auto-texting issues. Non-rooted phone to start w/.
    06-16-2011 04:09 PM
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