[ED01 FroYo][SCH-i500] 2.2 Officially Announced by Verizon!
What's that? That is the sound of the collective sigh of relief from thousands of VZW Fascinate owners.
Verizon officially announced via Twitter that the ED01 2.2 update will begin rolling out on 4/21/2011! The PDF for the system update can be found here. Be sure to check out the article on the front page of the Android Central blog!
It details the following changes:
Web Browsing and Data Access
+ Device now supports Adobe® Flash® 10.1.
+ Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of webpages
+ Search the web via Bing™ Voice Search without interruption.
Email and Messaging
+ Move messages between folders in the Exchange email client with ease.
+ Easily delete all messages in your sent and trash folders within your Exchange
email account without being prompted to close the application.
+ When using the Swype® feature, sentences are now displayed with the
proper use of upper and lower case letters.
+ “Dialed Calls” correctly displays within the dialer application.
+ When connected to a Bluetooth® device, pressing the speaker button will
properly activate the speakerphone.
+ Turning on the backlight when the phone is mounted in the car dock will no longer
automatically activate the speakerphone.
+ Improvements to the Voice Commands application allows you to accurately search
contacts by name and number, even when the Contact List contains duplicates.
Additional Device Features
+ Color and text scheme in the Calendar has been improved for better readability.
+ “Feeds and Updates” widget improvements for auto-refresh feature.
+ V CAST Apps is now preloaded.
+ Samsung Media hub is now preloaded.
+ Ability to allow automatic app updates in Android Market.
Rest easy, Fascinate users... Your day has come!
Back to Stock instructions
So you just can't wait to try out the latest (official!) 2.2 from Samsung and VZW, but you aren't on a stock build already?
Follow the simple states laid out by DroidXcon in his super-thread here.
Basically what it consists of is flashing a full DI01 package using Odin, which will bring you to a completely stock state, and allow you to update to the latest OTA. If you do this before the ED01 update is available, you will OTA to EA28, which is the latest official 2.1 build available. If you perform this back-to-stock procedure after the ED01 update has begun rolling out, you should jump straight to that build.
Edit: After Odining back to DI01 you will indeed update to EA28 first, and then to ED01.
So you're all stock, and ready to (finally!) update to 2.2...
You have two options:
1. Wait for the update to be pushed to your phone automagically
2. Force the update yourself by doing the following:
- Press "Menu" soft key
- Press "Settings" option
- Scroll to bottom of list and select "About phone"
- Select "System updates"
- Check for new updates: once the update is available, it will begin downloading and take you through the update process
You can follow VZW's official support page here.
If you are coming from a stock build (not rooted, ROMed, themed, etc) this update will not wipe any data or force you to set up your phone again once the update is finished.
Enjoy your delicious FroYo goodness!
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"So when can we expect Gingerbread? "
I hear we'll never get anything other than Froyo on the Fascinate... I'm thinking Cory said that at some point? I could be wrong...
but by the time they get around to updating beyond Froyo I'll be able to update to the new Samsung!!
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This is excellent news. About half a year late, but great nonetheless.
I'll be taking off for good now, which I'm sure will be to the distinct pleasure of many. But before I depart, I figured y'all were owed... not an explanation, necessarily, but certainly a few words, and not the least of whom are the poor moderators.
I figured Froyo would get here eventually, albeit atrociously late, but my [menial] efforts had a singular purpose, and that purpose certainly wasn't about making any friends -- quite the opposite, in fact -- nor was my intent simply to troll the board. It was about stirring the pot as vigorously as possible and thereby turning up the volume until VZW, my true target, took notice. Whether that happened, ultimately, who knows, but as of tomorrow when the OTA release kicks off, we'll have received what we'd wished for. For what it's worth, this forum was simply one of many where this occurred, and while I'd do it all again 1,000 times over, my apologies to Kevin in particular for creating additional work in the process.
Hope everybody enjoys the hell out of Froyo, and here's to looking forward to a de-Bing'd version from the dev community. If Gingerbread is ever announced but fails to actually materialize, I'll see you guys down the road.
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Froyo OTA has gone live
It's downloading as I type -- I'm on the west coast, and also have confirmation from somebody on the east coast of the same.
I can also confirm that a flock of what appear to be airborne pigs just flew by my livingroom window, I say again last, flying pigs have been spotted.
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