Still running 2.1 OS
Hey Fascinate owners!
My Fascinate is still running the 2.1 operating system. Since 2.2 Froyo was made available for the Fascinate, I have been trying to update it repeatedly.
I go to SETTINGS > ABOUT PHONE > SYSTEM UPDATES > CHECK STATUS and follow the prompts. It downloads the update from VZW and then reboots the phone. Then, I always get this message:
UPDATE FAILED or INCOMPLETE. reason:
Software updates automatically and the mobile will power off and on as a part of this special offering
Anyone know why I'm unable to update to Froyo? It's not imperative anymore, as I will be getting the Galaxy Nexus (or Rezound) within a month. But, if anyone has a quick fix, I would love to get onto 2.2 before I get my new phone.
Thanks ladies and gents!
- 11-14-2011, 08:10 PM #2
- 11-16-2011, 06:52 PM #3
- 11-17-2011, 05:23 PM #5
- 11-18-2011, 09:07 AM #6
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Re: Still running 2.1 OS
Call Verizon and they will send you a new phone,. 1000's of Fascinates refused to update via the OTA. Verizon issued new phones. Some people got the charge or dinc2 this way. You missed your boat on this opportunity. But if you hold off and complain say in a month you may be able to get a few bucks off on the phone of your choice. I would play that card.Hit The "Thanks" button If I have helped you! It makes me
- 11-18-2011, 05:00 PM #7
- 11-18-2011, 05:02 PM #8
Negative my dad tried that and all the obly option they gave him was a refub fassy but i read somewhere that depending on what plan you have you can still get a 1 year early contract and get a new phone but you have to be in at least 15 months since you got the phone
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- 11-18-2011, 07:30 PM #9
Hit The "Thanks" button If I have helped you! It makes me
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- 11-19-2011, 02:12 AM #10
Yeah, I heard about that thing where you could have exchanged your Fascinate for another phone, but I didn't even bother because I bought this phone off eBay. I figured there's no chance in hell they'd exchange a phone that I didn't buy from them. I dunno.
I searched the net many months ago (when 2.2 became available for us). I found long, exhausting, confusing directions on how to fix the problem and update to 2.2. I opt'd not to because (1) I'm not a techie and I couldn't have pulled it off, and (2) numerous people who had updated to 2.2 said there were a lot of bugs in the update. They said it essentially f**ked their Fascinate up.
I decided to just give up. But now, we have Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc available only for 2.2
It's all sort of irrelevant now. I was waiting for the Gnex, but the more that's coming out about it, the less I want it. The Rezound is looking mighty nice right about now.