03-23-2012 08:19 AM
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  1. JayWill's Avatar
    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...
    Yeah it's not region based. Phones are chosen at random, and updates are rolled out in bunches over 10 days.
    01-30-2012 11:10 PM
  2. kipdurran's Avatar
    I know that the wallpaper thing is not that important to some, but what gets me is that it is something that we had, and then it was taken away (either accidentally or on purpose). It would be another matter if it was never there in the first place.

    Anyway, I have noticed two things:

    1. Static images still seem to scroll. This leads me to believe that the changes are not intentional.

    2. I can't seem to find the "Microbes" live wallpaper anymore. I have not used it in a while but I kind of like to have it now and then. Did they just take that off my phone? If so, it doesn't seem very neighborly.
    01-30-2012 11:24 PM
  3. DirkBelig's Avatar
    ^^ Son of a gun, you're right. Microbes is gone. I occasionally used it because being mostly black, it would use less juice and it was fun to feed the lil' critters.
    01-31-2012 12:15 AM
  4. acadialover's Avatar
    I live in Seattle wa. and my phone updated this morning . ( 1/30 )
    The weird thing for me is that I have had a bunch of dropped phone calls today and haven't before this.
    Could it have anything to do with the update ?
    01-31-2012 01:47 AM
  5. Rezindn's Avatar
    just did quadrant benchmark and got 3794 was getting 3324 before the update so seemed to speed it up a little and now straight from the music player i can search using the capacitive button i usually would have to press list and than search i couldn't do it on the player screen
    01-31-2012 03:51 AM
  6. Rezindn's Avatar
    ram also seemed to drop for me
    01-31-2012 04:21 AM
  7. chaseychasem's Avatar
    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.
    Much obliged. Unless I've misread, though, the sfhub workaround necessitates a factory reset, correct?
    01-31-2012 06:07 AM
  8. chaseychasem's Avatar
    Now I see No Data Restore, will try.
    01-31-2012 06:08 AM
  9. oversteer325's Avatar
    YouTube app was updated to the current version. For those missing Microbes, it was leaked that this was going to happen so Downtown Taco started this thread http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...-microbes.html.
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    01-31-2012 08:14 AM
  10. renohawj's Avatar
    Is this update safe with a rooted phone?
    01-31-2012 09:37 AM
  11. Sapient's Avatar
    Is this update safe with a rooted phone?
    I'd like to know this as well. I'm running rooted stock. I don't mind losing root, but I don't want to end up bricked.
    01-31-2012 10:04 AM
  12. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    I'd like to know this as well. I'm running rooted stock. I don't mind losing root, but I don't want to end up bricked.
    Is this update safe with a rooted phone?
    Yes it is safe, but you will lose root and the only way to reroot will be to use odin to flash one of SFhub's packages.

    Also do not install the update if you have made any changes that removed any system apps/bloat, installed a clockwork recovery, or in anyway modified the framework. This will cause the update to fail and has the potential to brick your phone.
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    01-31-2012 10:13 AM
  13. Sapient's Avatar
    Yes it is safe, but you will lose root and the only way to reroot will be to use odin to flash one of SFhub's packages.

    Also do not install the update if you have made any changes that removed any system apps/bloat, installed a clockwork recovery, or in anyway modified the framework. This will cause the update to fail and has the potential to brick your phone.
    I'm fairly certain I am safe, but I'll ask the following to be sure:

    1) Bloat removed through "Manage Applications" should be OK, yes?
    2) Is it OK that I installed Rom Manager and Rom Manager Premium and performed backups?
    01-31-2012 10:34 AM
  14. JayWill's Avatar
    I'm fairly certain I am safe, but I'll ask the following to be sure:

    1) Bloat removed through "Manage Applications" should be OK, yes?
    2) Is it OK that I installed Rom Manager and Rom Manager Premium and performed backups?
    Yes that is fine. Removing apps via "manage applications" is removing user apps, not apps tagged as system apps, and having an app installed that requires root access doesn't by itself cause a problem with a OTA update.
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    01-31-2012 11:55 AM
  15. Sapient's Avatar
    Well, that didn't work. Attempting to install the update sent me straight to the Android with the yellow exclamation mark. Had to reboot.

    Maybe unrooting is the next step.
    01-31-2012 12:06 PM
  16. Unibrow's Avatar
    went buttery smooth for me today but I am unrooted and haven't messed with my sgs2 yet.
    01-31-2012 12:13 PM
  17. cal777flyer's Avatar
    I also noticed that when scrolling vertically on a zoomed in webpage (like reading article, forums, etc) the motion does not stay purely vertical like it used too and instead the page moves horizontally as well. Pretty annoying actually. Has anyone else seen this?

    Also, in the settings menu there is an option to tether via USB. Has this always been there? Do you have to have a tethering plan with Sprint for this feature?

    Thx.
    01-31-2012 12:17 PM
  18. JayWill's Avatar
    Well, that didn't work. Attempting to install the update sent me straight to the Android with the yellow exclamation mark. Had to reboot.

    Maybe unrooting is the next step.
    What recovery do you have on your phone? I'm betting you have Clockwork mod and not stock.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    01-31-2012 12:24 PM
  19. Sapient's Avatar
    What recovery do you have on your phone? I'm betting you have Clockwork mod and not stock.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    Hmmm. That may be the case. I thought the rooting method I used left everything else unchanged. I guess I was mistaken or incorrectly remember whatever decisions I made. I guess I will just flash an updated ROM instead.
    01-31-2012 12:42 PM
  20. Andy357#AC's Avatar
    How would I check to see if my phone had EL29?
    The closest I could find under settings> about phone>baseband version ending in EK02. not sure if this is what I'm looking for or not.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    01-31-2012 12:52 PM
  21. androidpirate's Avatar
    The scrolling thing is definitely an apple patent. Probably why it's been removed.


    I also noticed that when scrolling vertically on a zoomed in webpage (like reading article, forums, etc) the motion does not stay purely vertical like it used too and instead the page moves horizontally as well. Pretty annoying actually. Has anyone else seen this?

    Also, in the settings menu there is an option to tether via USB. Has this always been there? Do you have to have a tethering plan with Sprint for this feature?

    Thx.
    01-31-2012 12:55 PM
  22. sfhub's Avatar
    Well, that didn't work. Attempting to install the update sent me straight to the Android with the yellow exclamation mark. Had to reboot.

    Maybe unrooting is the next step.
    If the OTA update failed, the first thing I would do is run the Auto Root package, Option D, and do the OTA Compliance Check EK02-EL29.

    This will tell you very quickly what is causing the OTA update to fail. You do need to be rooted to run it.
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    01-31-2012 01:08 PM
  23. SciFer's Avatar
    Has anyone that has theirs rooted after update have an experience with wifi tether as an AP infrastructure? Thanks
    01-31-2012 01:11 PM
  24. sfhub's Avatar
    BTW if anyone is interested, I put together a rooted EL29 OTA update here:

    [CWM][OTA][EK02->EL29] Rooted EL29 OTA update (patches your existing ROM) - xda-developers

    The difference from the ODIN One-Clicks is this is based on the official EL29 OTA update. What that means is this will *patch* your existing EK02 files to upgrade them to EL29 and thus will check to make sure your ROM files are stock. The ODIN One-Click has full versions of the entire ROM, so it just overwrites your ROM and doesn't care what you currently have there.

    There are 2 versions provided, one is just rooted. The other is rooted+CWM.

    The ODIN One-Clicks won't trigger the yellow triangle nor increase the ODIN flash count and neither will the rooted OTA update.
    01-31-2012 01:13 PM
  25. kgzero's Avatar
    Sorry, sfhub, but I'm a little confused.
    I rooted my phone through your EK02 auto program (rooted only). That means I can use this to go to EL29 (ota update) + root my phone correct? Also, this should get rid of all the update notices, right?

    Sorry about these dumb questions, but I really have no experience with rooting, except by using your last program (A very big thank you by the way!).
    01-31-2012 01:34 PM
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