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    Default For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    I like everyone else who got the GB OTA update a week or two ago have had nothing but issues. For me it was issue with an even more decreased battery life, Apps not working, Sound Rocker on the phone changing to some hideous sounding monstrocity, Text message issues. The display of course was listed as a 4 inch screen when it wasnt and I now had access to Sprint apps on the market.

    I decided to do a factory reset to see if that would help my issues. But like I have read elsewhere it just came back with the same version of the OS that I didnt want.

    I finally called verizon and informed them of all of my issues, Informed them that I already did a factory reset, and informed them (nicely) that I was getting tired of paying for a phone that wasnt working as it should do to no fault of my own.

    They informed me (after getting to 2nd level support) that they are replacing all Droid Incredible phones that have recieved this update with Incredible 2's.

    My call was placed yesterday and my phone will be at my house today before 3pm. I just figured I would share this with those that are having the issues. It may be worth the time with a call instead of waiting for another patch to hopefully fix this.

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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    How old was your phone? My phone is well over a year old and out of the warranty, wonder if that matters or not.
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    I'm wondering about this. I called for the 2nd time to complain the other day and they offered to send me a refurbished replacement, but said nothing about an Incredible 2, I got the impression that I would receive a refurbished original Inc.
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    Quote Originally Posted by billmaxwell4 View Post
    How old was your phone? My phone is well over a year old and out of the warranty, wonder if that matters or not.
    I ordered my phone last spring of 2010. Due to the decreased supply of them I got it in July of that year. I was on a two year contract and am more then half way through it. It is definately out of warranty and I never bought any additional protection.

    The new incredible 2 that i am being sent will have an additional 90 day warranty in case anything happens during that time....this I was told is standard from Verizon with replacement phones.

    I definately am not paying anything extra for this. It is 100 percent on Verizon or else I would have just dealt with the issues until I could upgrade (I believe I will be able to in March...that should be 20 months).
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    damn, almost wish now that i had gotten the update. i've been going back and forth about rooting my phone again (after spending several hours unrooting it for the update) and manually applying the update, but something tells me that they'd know if i got the update or not
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    I'm willing to bet it's a refurb Dinc2.
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    What does that mean for the rest of us who haven't gottent the update yet? If they are going to replace the phones that got Gingerbread, rather than doing an update to fix it, does that mean DINCs running Froyo will not receive an update at all?
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MeshiaSamurai View Post
    What does that mean for the rest of us who haven't gottent the update yet? If they are going to replace the phones that got Gingerbread, rather than doing an update to fix it, does that mean DINCs running Froyo will not receive an update at all?
    That's what I would speculate.
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MeshiaSamurai View Post
    What does that mean for the rest of us who haven't gottent the update yet? If they are going to replace the phones that got Gingerbread, rather than doing an update to fix it, does that mean DINCs running Froyo will not receive an update at all?
    I think it is very unlikely that this mess with result with OG Dinc's being stuck on Froyo.

    It is very likely that the OP's phone was messed up, and rather than tell him to wait for however long an update that will fix his problem, they just swapped him out. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Kudos to VZW for doing this. IMHO the update to the update should be coming soon.
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    I got gb on my Inc. No problems at all. Got it first week of September. The wife still has not gotten her update.

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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    I manually updated to gingerbread, at first it messed up a bunch of apps as widely discussed throughout this forum and kept getting the "low space" message. So I did a refresh of the phone, backed up everything with mybackup pro and then reinstalled everything as it was before the update. . .it runs awesome now. . .have had my dinc since it first launch on Verizon. Happy with it (except battery life really stinks now), and will upgrade once I see the new phones coming out (Nexus, Vigor and LG Rev2) as I'm looking for a bigger screen, dual core, and 4G
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    At first, I had no problems after the upgrade. But, I've noticed that none of my email is synching anymore. I'm also now seeing the "Low on (storage) space" icon all day long.

    If a reset doesn't fix this, I'm going to try to get a new phone sent to me.

    Curious . . . to the OP, did Verizon make you accept a new 2-yr contract because of the new phone?

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    I had VZW level 2 tech on the phone while I did my reset. Before the reset, she offered to allow me to upgrade early, but I'm holding out for a Nexus Prime or Vigor.

    The factory reset fixed every problem (thus far, anyway). Highly recommend anyone with a problem just try the factory reset first.
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    My Dinc rebooted last week. Ever since, the only email that is syncing is Gmail. I'm also frequently getting the low storage warnings. I wondered if I unknowingly received Gingerbread...but the build number hasn't changed.

    The device says there are no pending system updates. Can I download and manually install the legitimate Gingerbread update somewhere?
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    Quote Originally Posted by WAldenIV View Post
    I'm willing to bet it's a refurb Dinc2.
    If it only has a 90 day warranty it is refurbished (CLNR). New equipment gets a standard one year warranty.
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    Quote Originally Posted by nickf126 View Post
    I think it is very unlikely that this mess with result with OG Dinc's being stuck on Froyo.

    It is very likely that the OP's phone was messed up, and rather than tell him to wait for however long an update that will fix his problem, they just swapped him out. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Kudos to VZW for doing this. IMHO the update to the update should be coming soon.
    I'm sure when the time comes the OTA file will be set up to update either the last official Froyo build OR this mistakenly pushed OTA. Sit tight I wouldn't worry about it. A couple months ago they did the same thing with Fascinates who got a bum upgrade. People complained they got a CLNR Charge but only until a new update happened that fixed those issues. If you plan on taking advantage of this I would do so ASAP.
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    Default Re: For those that got the OTA GB update - get your new phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Crow View Post
    I got gb on my Inc. No problems at all. Got it first week of September. The wife still has not gotten her update.

    Sent from my samsung galaxy tab via Tapatalk
    Very few people had it actually pushed to them but quite a few of us installed it manually lol.

    Personally I am waiting for the next update which will no doubt be here in a few weeks.
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    I can confirm Verizon is replacing the Dinc1 with the Dinc2 as a replacement for OTA issues. Just got off the phone with Verizon today. This is my result.

    This is my wife's phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainfart View Post
    I can confirm Verizon is replacing the Dinc1 with the Dinc2 as a replacement for OTA issues. Just got off the phone with Verizon today. This is my result.

    This is my wife's phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBolt View Post
    Are they extending your contractual obligation because of the new phone?
    It's a Factory Certified like new (Referb) not a new one. But no extension on the contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainfart View Post
    It's a Factory Certified like new (Referb) not a new one. But no extension on the contract.
    Cool. Thank you.

    Kind of wish the factory reset hadn't fixed my DInc! hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBolt View Post
    Cool. Thank you.

    Kind of wish the factory reset hadn't fixed my DInc! hehehe
    No problem. Lol my wife wished it would have fixed hers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainfart View Post
    No problem. Lol my wife wished it would have fixed hers.
    lol. There's a DInc2 in my family. It's a lot easier to type in portrait mode -- the 4-inch screen makes a real difference. Honestly, I think she'll change her mind once she tries it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBolt View Post
    lol. There's a DInc2 in my family. It's a lot easier to type in portrait mode -- the 4-inch screen makes a real difference. Honestly, I think she'll change her mind once she tries it out.
    That's good to hear. I get to tell her the news when she gets home from work today
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    Just called up Verizon to tell them all the problems I have had with BOTH of my Incredibles (2 of them) since the OTA update.

    They got me to their level 2 support and he said that due to ordering the phone April 29 2010 that they were both out of warranty and he could not issue a replacement.

    I explained that this was Verizon's problem since they pushed the OTA update and that the phones are both worthless at this point. I told him that either HE or WE are going to have to speak to his supervisor.

    He checked with his supervisor and after 5 to 10 min came back and said he would be sending 2 HTC Incredible 2's as replacement for both phones.

    The biggest problems I had were "low application data space" and "phone storage space is getting low" errors, force closes and apps that would not work, phone lock ups so bad I had to pull the battery and 1 of the Incredible is having Bluetooth issues. Almost all problems persisted after the factory data resets and formatting of the SD cards and internal phone storage I did. The funny thing is that my father's DINC never had any memory errors until Gingerbread and he only has like 50 apps, never texts and does not use the HTC mail app.
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    I have been waiting patiently for the 2.34 update, but to no avail. Phone calls to Verizon have been fruitless, they just say "it is being rolled out in stages" and "you just have to wait". No I am not so sure I want it to come if it going to break everything. Unless of course they are willing to give me a dinc 2 to make up for the bad software
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