02-03-2012 03:30 AM
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  1. nathy321's Avatar
    I did a battery pull this morning n as soon as the phone turned on it told me there was an update available, it took about 5 mins, everything working great so far, don't really notice anything different yet but I'm at work an haven't really played with it, but just wanted to let u guys know its rolling out
    01-25-2012 08:13 AM
  2. oversteer325's Avatar
    Cool, thanks for letting the community know!

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    01-25-2012 08:54 AM
  3. Jam3s's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this okay to update if you used the autoroot from xda?
    01-25-2012 10:05 AM
  4. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Does anyone know if this okay to update if you used the autoroot from xda?
    As long as you didn't remove any stock apps or make any framework/kernel changes you will be fine. You will also lose root.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
    01-25-2012 10:17 AM
  5. MannyZ28's Avatar
    I am guessing it's the same deal as with the last update, you can't check for it, it just arrives on your phone eventually, right?
    01-25-2012 10:24 AM
  6. porpherion's Avatar
    I checked for an update as soon as I saw this earlier and I'm not showing anything, so I would assume so.
    01-25-2012 10:56 AM
  7. syphex's Avatar
    I am guessing it's the same deal as with the last update, you can't check for it, it just arrives on your phone eventually, right?
    They are only doing the update in batches. Acording to the front page of AC it should hit all phones over the next 10 days.
    01-25-2012 11:17 AM
  8. taylormah's Avatar
    Does it mean you pulled the battery with the device on, or turned it off first?? I understand it may have nothing to do with update arriving at your headset, it arrives when it arrives, but I have read far too many people saying a pull got them the update upon turning the device on. So just want to know how are you doing it?

    I did a battery pull this morning n as soon as the phone turned on it told me there was an update available, it took about 5 mins, everything working great so far, don't really notice anything different yet but I'm at work an haven't really played with it, but just wanted to let u guys know its rolling out
    01-25-2012 03:04 PM
  9. scott_0's Avatar
    when I powered my phone up this morning, it showed an update was available, I ok'd the update and sat the phone down while I got some coffee for my wife and I, when I came back and picked the phone up it had a message on the screen "firmware update not available" so not sure if the phone updated or not, I see nothing different so.........
    01-25-2012 05:38 PM
  10. junebug72's Avatar
    got the update didn't notice any big.... Sure ciq is gone.... But that's bout it
    01-25-2012 07:07 PM
  11. JayWill's Avatar
    got the update didn't notice any big.... Sure ciq is gone.... But that's bout it
    I dunno, CIQ being gone is pretty big in my book. Privacy aside, it's one less process running in the background chewing up your battery.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    01-25-2012 07:22 PM
  12. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Is this update Icecream Sandwich or no?

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G Touch
    01-25-2012 08:39 PM
  13. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Is this update Icecream Sandwich or no?

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G Touch
    Nope, just 2.3.6
    01-25-2012 08:48 PM
  14. ggt's Avatar
    I just did the battery pull trick to see if I would get the update, not sure if it was a coincidence or not, but as soon as I turned my phone back on, it began updating. It might be worth a shot if you can't wait for the push. Good luck.
    01-25-2012 08:49 PM
  15. dollface's Avatar
    The update showed up on my phone tonight too, after I did a reboot. vers 2.3.6
    01-25-2012 10:12 PM
  16. fofjjsr's Avatar
    Ok so what is the point of this update with ICS coming in the near future? What does it fix?

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G Touch
    01-26-2012 12:48 AM
  17. scott_0's Avatar
    I see no differences what so ever..........
    01-26-2012 09:32 AM
  18. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    I see no differences what so ever..........
    Ok so what is the point of this update with ICS coming in the near future? What does it fix?

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G Touch
    Just remember this is only a 0.0.2 version increase most of the changes will not be noticeable.

    As JayWill posted earlier; the biggest change is the removal of CIQ. If you don't know what that is you should probably google it and educate yourself.

    Here is the change log from sprint:

    "Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - EL29

    Enhancements/Fixes:
    - Security update
    - Dismissing multiple calendar alerts
    - Commercial Alert System (CMAS) activated

    Important Notes:
    - Software version is: S710.0.5S.EL29
    - Released in stages with 100% of devices having received the update within approximately 10 days
    - Refer to the Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Updates for install instructions"
    01-26-2012 10:00 AM
  19. Unibrow's Avatar
    those that have the update, would you be so kind to check under settings to see if the wifi keeps scanning even when it has a wifi connection. Also would be curious if the app drawer bug is still present.
    01-26-2012 10:35 AM
  20. oversteer325's Avatar
    those that have the update, would you be so kind to check under settings to see if the wifi keeps scanning even when it has a wifi connection. Also would be curious if the app drawer bug is still present.
    WIFI scans whenever the wifi settings menu is open. This is so you have the ability to manually connect to an alternate network. It is not a bug.
    01-26-2012 11:13 AM
  21. Unibrow's Avatar
    WIFI scans whenever the wifi settings menu is open. This is so you have the ability to manually connect to an alternate network. It is not a bug.
    My Evo 4g doesn't appear to do that, neither does my daughter's 5.0 wifi or my wife's nexus s 4g and if it is scanning it doesn't say it is.
    01-26-2012 11:17 AM
  22. goitsme48's Avatar
    Does this kill the "root".. I rooted the phone (no custom ROMs or Kernel).. just rooted to tether.

    Thanks!!
    01-26-2012 11:23 AM
  23. JayWill's Avatar
    Does this kill the "root".. I rooted the phone (no custom ROMs or Kernel).. just rooted to tether.

    Thanks!!
    Yes it does. You would need to re-root via Odin and this method [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - xda-developers and choose the "Preserve User Data" file.
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    01-26-2012 11:35 AM
  24. JayWill's Avatar
    Also, other than the biggest reason for this update (the removal of Carrier IQ) you will see that your Phone icon has changed a bit (has a little grid on it now) and the Incoming Call screen is different. It's also been reported that Bluetooth connectivity is a bit better, and your signal strength and wifi connectivity may improve (or get worse lol).
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    01-26-2012 11:38 AM
  25. chubbs123's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that when receiving a call the answering screen sliders are different after the update. Mine are phone icons inside circles now.
    01-26-2012 12:14 PM
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