11-19-2011 06:47 PM
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  1. Jaggrey's Avatar
    I and others are waiting for the update to come OTA. I know they were doing a fairly slow rollout, but has anyone from here received it yet?
    11-11-2011 08:55 AM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    I don't think so, at least nobody has posted it in the update thread that I know of...

    Everyone was so ready to jump on GB they did the manual update, even those who would of never attempted it in the past are doing it..

    But if you want to wait, that is cool...
    11-11-2011 09:18 AM
  3. garapueto's Avatar
    My mom just bought an Epic about 2-3 months ago. She has still not received the OTA. I expect she is last on the list.
    11-11-2011 09:36 AM
  4. Jaggrey's Avatar
    I don't think it's based on when you bought it. I bought mine the day it was released and when Froyo came out I didn't get it until about the 3rd or 4th day. I've gotten a refurb since then, so who knows.

    I'd prefer to wait for the update and let the phone do it's thing then trying to do it myself. It doesn't seem hard but I also don't wanna have to hard reset in case that happens (which I'm sure could happen either way, but still). I also was impatient last time around and downloaded EB13 and reset everything and that kinda made my phone act wonky after a while and it ended up getting replaced.

    That and I'm not gonna manually update my friends' Epics also. We'll see who gets it first out of us :-)
    11-11-2011 10:15 AM
  5. TechnoGeezer's Avatar
    I got the "notice" from Sprint that the update was available for my phone (with instructions, etc.) earlier this afternon but when I went to update (Settings, About Phone, System Updates, etc.) Update Android says my software is up to date & there is no update. I assume there is some delay for the actual update. Shut phone off & back on, updated PRL but no update yet. I got my Epic on the 1st day (8-31-2010) but this phone is a recent replacement for bad USB port. Thought about manual update but I'll give it one more day.
    11-11-2011 07:50 PM
  6. tails63's Avatar
    I did the manual update and works perfect.I live in Puerto Rico and today about 6:00 pm i got a message from sprint so i could do the OTA but since i already installed it manually and rooted my Epic and My wifes Epic too,i ignore the request.
    11-11-2011 08:16 PM
  7. coyoteslover's Avatar
    Please READ the entire notice you received from Sprint, it says the update is available and you should have it within 2 weeks, due to the slow roll out
    11-11-2011 08:40 PM
  8. gondo's Avatar
    Same here, did the manual update a couple days ago, had Sprint notification today that there was an update but it went away shortly, I checked System Updates/Update Android to make sure and of course it said my system was up to date.

    Rooted my phone today, except for a small glitch where the SD card wasn't detected (had this before when rooted and running ACE Rom) that was fixed on reboot, things have been running smoothly, definitely quicker with better battery life.

    Looking forward to some new GB Roms. Was on the verge of selling my Epic and getting an Evo 3D, but think I'll hang onto it for awhile (not eligible for a new phone 'til next May), as the long-awaited Gingerbread has been a pleasant surprise.
    11-11-2011 08:45 PM
  9. Tahe's Avatar
    For the sake of conversation and comparison, (I know that it doesn't seem to matter "when" we got our Epics), I've had my Epic since Nov '10 and as of right now, only received the Sprint Notification that an update was available (like TechnoGeezer and tails63). However, my sis got her Epic in May '11 and she received the update OTA on the first day! circa 11am EST, to be exact.

    As for me and the manual update, I was so ready to do the manual later tonight, when I came home from work...until I received that notification from Sprint, that is. Now, I'm pondering if should go ahead and do the manual now or give it one more day...

    ...we'll see Just glad GB is out!
    11-11-2011 10:14 PM
  10. sonarchist's Avatar
    .......an update notice hit my epic friday night (most of us must've got tha tmessage by now)........then about an hour later the actual OTA 'system update' appeared at the top of the screen......as i pulled the notification screen down the icon disappeared and a sync icon popped up to replace it, remaining at the top of the screen about a half hour (i take it this was the download)............this a.m. an install notice appeared, to which i selected 'install later' as i am weighing my other immediate options (including freezing the update.apk for the foreseeable next few days).

    ***yes, the OTA is live***
    11-13-2011 12:21 AM
  11. TechnoGeezer's Avatar
    Never got the OTA update & got tired of waiting! Used the link from djs71a on GB thread to do manual update direct from Epic (via home WiFi). Used MyFiles to rename & move to root dir. Took all of 5 min: maybe a bit more if you count reboot & startup. Phone seems faster but 1st media scanning seemed to take longer. At least one calender bug not fixed; I'll post that on bug thread. Thanks to all who post here for the helpful info & entertainment.
    11-13-2011 03:19 AM
  12. elfuego's Avatar
    Just reporting. My wife's Epic received the Sprint notice as everyone else, but no OTA update. Based on the leaked document from Sprint early last week, they were going to be stuck on 6% of devices for 4 days or so until they ramp up. So by the end of this week most of us should have it.
    11-13-2011 08:54 PM
  13. Jaggrey's Avatar
    Well according to this screenshot 36% of devices will be notified today and 86% tomorrow, with 100% on Wednesday. Hopefully no more than a couple of days!
    11-14-2011 11:51 AM
  14. werkx's Avatar
    Still no OTA from non-rooted Aug. 31, 2010 owner.
    11-14-2011 12:31 PM
  15. Paul627g's Avatar
    Still no OTA from non-rooted Aug. 31, 2010 owner.
    Give it time... You could still bit sitting deep in the long query list for the OTA....

    Otherwise, we will get you updated one way or another....

    FYI, I know its fun to grab that OTA.... I purposely flashed back to EB13 Froyo to receive the EC05 OTA a few times just to say " I did it... " LOL...
    11-14-2011 12:37 PM
  16. Dpac's Avatar
    Here in the Whittier CA area just received the OTA update, installing as I type.
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    11-14-2011 12:41 PM
  17. werkx's Avatar
    Give it time... You could still bit sitting deep in the long query list for the OTA....

    Otherwise, we will get you updated one way or another....

    FYI, I know its fun to grab that OTA.... I purposely flashed back to EB13 Froyo to receive the EC05 OTA a few times just to say " I did it... " LOL...
    LOL. I know the manual one is there so no worries. Just a bit annoyed but also wanted to let folks know that it doesn't matter if you got phone in 2010 or recently.

    Wish I know the OTA rollout algorithm they are using though.

    I want the OTA so I can have a nandroid backup of it.
    11-14-2011 02:12 PM
  18. c5pfe's Avatar
    got my update today at noon central time zone. had the epic since day one. glad we got gingerbread.
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    11-14-2011 05:58 PM
  19. dlcraft's Avatar
    Got the OTA last night here in Memphis, TN on my phone only, wife's and daughter's phone
    still waiting for the OTA..
    11-15-2011 04:50 PM
  20. Jaggrey's Avatar
    My friend got the update yesterday during the day. Her friend hasn't received it. Neither have I or 2 of my friends.
    11-15-2011 04:57 PM
  21. flastnoles11's Avatar
    I got mine on the 2nd day and am now rooted with a backup up of stock and running legendary rom 4.0.1! Excellent rom! Just as good if not better than srf IMO!

    Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk
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    11-15-2011 05:29 PM
  22. Damager78's Avatar
    For the folks that got their update, did the phone notify you or were you going to the system update menu? I haven't gotten my update yet

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G.
    11-15-2011 07:30 PM
  23. Paul627g's Avatar
    They should of gotten a little notification pop up which they then click on to either except the update now or later.
    11-15-2011 07:40 PM
  24. carraser891's Avatar
    For the folks that got their update, did the phone notify you or were you going to the system update menu? I haven't gotten my update yet

    Sent from my Samsung Epic 4G.
    i unlocked my phone and right on the home screen was a pop-up menu saying there was a system update available. i had to try to contain myself because i was in class at the time lol
    11-15-2011 07:45 PM
  25. Skunkape60's Avatar
    If you choose later THEN and only then will it show up under phone updates. To just keep going to your phone updates, will do nothing but waste your battery. The update must first be sent to your phone and denied by you before it will show up under the phone updates.

    Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk
    11-15-2011 07:51 PM
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