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  1. mikehoff99's Avatar
    I still did not get mine!
    01-29-2012 05:10 PM
  2. Soap4Me's Avatar
    You are all complaining you didn't get the update yet? BE THANKFUL. This is the worst update they gave. It messed up things that were working fine. I forgot NEVER DOWNLOAD UPDATES from sprint or cell phone manufacturers. The scrolling wallpaper home screen is just ONE thing gone. Now I have to have all my MESSAGES not only under messages but under the phone log button. I have to delete from there too! WTF! I never saw people who could botch up an update so badly. I am going to try and root this phone and get rid of all their crap.
    01-29-2012 08:36 PM
  3. Soap4Me's Avatar
    I also have to "redelete" emails I deleted to begin with! What a crock!
    01-29-2012 08:37 PM
  4. Soap4Me's Avatar
    Root your phones, and go back to platform EDOK which was the better one. EL29 sucks big time. I am waiting for a new phone to come out to get rid of this one (epic 4g touch) and then will never download an update again.
    01-29-2012 08:38 PM
  5. DirkBelig's Avatar
    I can't recall the handle of the guy who had multiple rage threads against this phone, howling that it was defective and that Samsung needed to recall it and it was total junk, etc.

    You remind me of him. A lot.

    My weather is now updating properly, so it must've been a server side glitch.
    01-30-2012 10:15 AM
  6. Murphy5111's Avatar
    I can't recall the handle of the guy who had multiple rage threads against this phone, howling that it was defective and that Samsung needed to recall it and it was total junk, etc.

    You remind me of him. A lot.

    My weather is now updating properly, so it must've been a server side glitch.

    Ha, that's funny how could you forget? Begins with a D.
    01-30-2012 10:27 AM
  7. bettyn100's Avatar
    Anyone have run down of what's in this update?
    01-30-2012 11:13 AM
  8. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Finally got my update pushed this morning..not a big deal, but I have noticed the call answer screen changes and the stock phone icon..don't use the stock launcher so it really didn't matter to me anyway
    01-30-2012 11:46 AM
  9. byeblackberry's Avatar
    Question for those who have received EL29 update. When you are in the phonebook or call log, can you still swipe right and left on the name to make a call or sms? Thanks!
    01-30-2012 12:03 PM
  10. JayWill's Avatar
    Anyone have run down of what's in this update?
    - Carrier IQ fully removed
    - Phone icon changed
    - Call screen changed
    - Homescreens now loop from 1 to end and vice versa
    - Homescreen wallpaper no longer scrolls

    That's about it.
    01-30-2012 12:09 PM
  11. JayWill's Avatar
    By standard, I'm talking about static, but only because I didn't test with Live. They are likely all related. I can't believe after 3 leaked releases, they didn't get feedback that it was broken, so my guess is this is the way they intended it to be, for whatever reason.

    I'd have to check back, but I thought EL13 didn't have infinite scrolling, but did have the non-scrolling wallpaper, so I don't know if it is directly related to infinite scrolling.
    I'm quite sure the scrolling wallpaper issue wasn't reported until EL26, which is when looping homescreens was added. As far as feedback goes, I'd venture to bet that someone decided it wasn't worth another build version and hold up the main purpose of this update (remove CIQ). But you're right, it very well may have been intentional. Only Samsung knows for sure.
    01-30-2012 12:14 PM
  12. taylormah's Avatar
    - Carrier IQ fully removed
    - Phone icon changed
    - Call screen changed
    - Homescreens now loop from 1 to end and vice versa
    - Homescreen wallpaper no longer scrolls

    That's about it.
    Hey Jay, the alarm screen also changed and dismiss/snooze buttons looks similar to incoming call screen's answer/end buttons.
    JayWill likes this.
    01-30-2012 01:02 PM
  13. JayWill's Avatar
    Hey Jay, the alarm screen also changed and dismiss/snooze buttons looks similar to incoming call screen's answer/end buttons.
    Ahh I didn't see that reported anywhere. Thanks!
    01-30-2012 01:09 PM
  14. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Still waiting on my update. But then again my phone is working fine. Maybe i will ignore it when it hits..
    01-30-2012 06:08 PM
  15. joshrocker's Avatar
    I guess I was the only one who hated the scrolling wallpaper? It always annoyed me that I couldn't see my whole image and had to scroll through my home screens to see the entire picture. It does set up a problem with live wallpapers that required this function. Part of the live wallpapers are effectively cut off now with no ability to see the entire animation.
    01-30-2012 06:50 PM
  16. repinphilly247's Avatar
    The Bad: I experienced a LOS today after not having one on EK02.

    The good: GPS locked quickly,even on 4g (which never did before).
    Plants vs zombies didnt crash in 45 minutes playing time (crashed usually 10 minutes after)... They may have fixed the games crashing issue.

    Using go launcher so don't notice the icon change / scrolling homescreen.
    01-30-2012 07:11 PM
  17. Gator352's Avatar
    The only gripe I have is that it didn't fix my BT issues. I use a Blueant Q2 and it works great....when it wants to. When I say phone commands and the phone says say a command, sometimes it takes 2 tries for it to connect and thats annoying as all hell. Also, when the phone is on my hip and on the phone using Bt, it gets nothing but static. Sometimes it even disconnects. It sucks but I deal with it.
    01-30-2012 07:11 PM
  18. mikehoff99's Avatar
    Question for those who have received EL29 update. When you are in the phonebook or call log, can you still swipe right and left on the name to make a call or sms? Thanks!
    Yes you can still swipe left and right to call or text
    byeblackberry likes this.
    01-30-2012 07:15 PM
  19. Gator352's Avatar
    The Bad: I experienced a LOS today after not having one on EK02.

    The good: GPS locked quickly,even on 4g (which never did before).
    Plants vs zombies didnt crash in 45 minutes playing time (crashed usually 10 minutes after)... They may have fixed the games crashing issue.

    Using go launcher so don't notice the icon change / scrolling homescreen.
    Now that this was mentioned, I didn't have an LOS but I went into roaming where I never did before... Alot. Maybe it was the network so ill keep an eye on it.
    01-30-2012 07:18 PM
  20. galasexy_s2's Avatar
    Do u have to be on wifi to receive the update becase i have yet to receive it
    01-30-2012 07:27 PM
  21. Greebe's Avatar
    Do u have to be on wifi to receive the update becase i have yet to receive it
    Nope, some say it is released by "region", tho I doubt that. Mine updated this morning around 9am EST. The wifes which was purchased and activated the same time did not update and has not yet.
    Powering down nor wifi never helped speed up the process either (for any OTA on any Sprint smartphone for the last 5 years has been my experience...
    01-30-2012 08:39 PM
  22. packpackpack's Avatar
    The Bad: I experienced a LOS today after not having one on EK02.

    The good: GPS locked quickly,even on 4g (which never did before).
    Plants vs zombies didnt crash in 45 minutes playing time (crashed usually 10 minutes after)... They may have fixed the games crashing issue.

    Using go launcher so don't notice the icon change / scrolling homescreen.
    01-30-2012 09:12 PM
  23. packpackpack's Avatar
    The game crashing issue has definitely been fixed!
    01-30-2012 09:13 PM
  24. chaseychasem's Avatar
    Still waiting for an EL29 autoroot option. In the meantime, is there a way to disable the OTA notification?
    01-30-2012 09:39 PM
  25. JayWill's Avatar
    Still waiting for an EL29 autoroot option. In the meantime, is there a way to disable the OTA notification?
    Then you're going to be waiting a long time, if not indefinitely. This update closed the exploit that the autoroot tool used. However, sfhub packaged up an alternative, that is just about as easy and painless, that you can find here ...

    [ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - xda-developers

    Edit - Oh I didn't answer your other question. Yes it can be disabled in a few ways. The easiest in my opinion, is to use Titanium Back up to first backup, then uninstall the system app "System Updates". Then reboot your phone. You may get one more notification but they should stop after that. This will however stop your ability to "Update profile" and "Update PRL", which you shouldn't have to do very often anyways. If you need to do either, simply restore your System Updates backup, run your updates then uninstall again.
    01-30-2012 11:04 PM
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