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  1. JayWill's Avatar
    If all the battery drain issues are true, I'm not updating then. The battery life on this phone is incredible especially for an android phone and I'm not falling for this again like I did with my Evo.
    My battery life on the last many ICS builds has been excellent. You have nothing to fear on that front.

    Edit - I should qualify this statement a bit. Any time you have a large OS update like this, Applications and settings that worked perfectly on the current OS version has the chance of becoming a battery hog after the update. There are so many variables involved, and not all App developers have optimized their software for ICS. Keep that in mind. Also, it can sometimes take time for the battery gauge to settle in. You usually want to give the phone a couple of full charging cycles before you come to the conclusion that you have an issue somewhere.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    07-12-2012 11:11 AM
  2. moonoverparma00's Avatar
    My battery life on the last many ICS builds has been excellent. You have nothing to fear on that front.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    07-12-2012 11:21 AM
  3. moonoverparma00's Avatar
    My battery life on the last many ICS builds has been excellent. You have nothing to fear on that front.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    Not according to what I'm reading in this thread.
    07-12-2012 11:22 AM
  4. moonoverparma00's Avatar
    My battery life on the last many ICS builds has been excellent. You have nothing to fear on that front.

    Edit - I should qualify this statement a bit. Any time you have a large OS update like this,
    Applications and settings that worked perfectly on the current OS version has the chance of becoming a battery hog after the update. There are so many variables involved, and not all App developers have optimized their software for ICS. Keep that in mind. Also, it can sometimes take time for the battery gauge to settle in. You usually want to give the phone a couple of full charging cycles before you come to the conclusion that you have an issue somewhere.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    What about the nexus s 4g? I'm still waiting for the battery to stabilize on that phone.
    07-12-2012 11:27 AM
  5. invis4ble's Avatar
    Anyone know if OTA update to ICS will still work if I'm still on 2.3.4? Haven't been able to successfully update to 2.3.6..
    07-12-2012 11:33 AM
  6. rocket321's Avatar
    Anyone know if OTA update to ICS will still work if I'm still on 2.3.4? Haven't been able to successfully update to 2.3.6..
    If you are not on EL29 I highly doubt you will be able to install this - usually the OTA's are an inplace upgrade to only the most recent prior version - so if you are 2 versions old it won't.

    If you try to accept EL29 again and provide the error we may be able to help you resolve it. Usually it is caused by rooting and removing stock apps, or flashing something which changes the stock experience. There are ways to get back to stock using Odin - or if you are a rom flasher you may be better served by waiting for a FF18 ROM.
    07-12-2012 11:39 AM
  7. invis4ble's Avatar
    Arg I would PM you but I don't have enough posts

    I have not done anything to the phone in terms of rooting etc etc.

    When I got to install 2.3.6 it goes from unpacking the update then gets hung up about 4/10ths the way through and shows the exclamation point image. Doesn't specify what its getting hung up on though..

    Could it be that I uninstalled an app at one point that I wasn't suppose to?
    07-12-2012 11:47 AM
  8. JayWill's Avatar
    Could it be that I uninstalled an app at one point that I wasn't suppose to?
    No, you would not be able to uninstall any required system applications with having root access. You likely either have some corrupt in your file system or you have a bad update download that your phone is trying to use.

    You may want to backup you data, pictures, videos etc and do a factory reset. Then check for system updates and see if you can get the update to EL29 to go through. I'm not sure if this will solve your issue though. If it doesn't, you may have to take it in and have a Sprint tech manually flash it to EL29 if you're not comfortable doing it yourself.
    07-12-2012 11:53 AM
  9. invis4ble's Avatar
    Hey, big thanks guys!

    I believe I might have to do a system restore because the OTA 2.3.6 update never worked and yesterday I manually downloaded the file to my SD card and tried it that way - no dice.
    07-12-2012 11:56 AM
  10. wraith404's Avatar
    Arg I would PM you but I don't have enough posts

    I have not done anything to the phone in terms of rooting etc etc.

    When I got to install 2.3.6 it goes from unpacking the update then gets hung up about 4/10ths the way through and shows the exclamation point image. Doesn't specify what its getting hung up on though..

    Could it be that I uninstalled an app at one point that I wasn't suppose to?
    It could be, but I don't think you could uninstall anything relevant without root. This may be your best bet to get to 2.3.6 (EL29) in order to accept the OTA:

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

    Use the download marked PRESERVE user data if you can, that will upgrade you without a data reset. It will be rooted, but not to worry, the OTA will kindly remove that for you. Read it all carefully, it's easy, but as they say.. R.I.F.
    07-12-2012 11:58 AM
  11. Slow_S10's Avatar
    Do you know what's even more anoying?

    07-12-2012 11:58 AM
  12. JayWill's Avatar
    It could be, but I don't think you could uninstall anything relevant without root. This may be your best bet to get to 2.3.6 (EL29) in order to accept the OTA:

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

    Use the download marked PRESERVE user data if you can, that will upgrade you without a data reset. It will be rooted, but not to worry, the OTA will kindly remove that for you. Read it all carefully, it's easy, but as they say.. R.I.F.
    Yep, this would be it invis4ble if you're comfortable manually flashing EL29 yourself. As wraith said, it's quite easy and really is low risk, but again, you have to be comfortable doing it. If not, try the system restore.
    07-12-2012 12:01 PM
  13. johnpent's Avatar
    Can you do anything to prompt The update? Or is It just Life's lottery?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
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    07-12-2012 12:07 PM
  14. byoung1989's Avatar
    Do you know what's even more anoying?

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    Haha yup. If i update it connected via Kies though it works. Weird.
    07-12-2012 12:08 PM
  15. oversteer325's Avatar
    http://android.clients.google.com/pa...29_to_FF18.zip

    Thanks to devinrovell at XDA for the link.
    Slow_S10 and KDiz like this.
    07-12-2012 12:08 PM
  16. TouchWizard's Avatar
    Looks like someone over at xda-developers got the download link, still waiting for more confirmation before I install though. [Discussion] Official ICS OTA Thread - Page 6 - xda-developers
    EDIT: Darn, it seems I was a moment too late. Oh well.
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    07-12-2012 12:08 PM
  17. imaposer's Avatar
    If all the battery drain issues are true, I'm not updating then. The battery life on this phone is incredible especially for an android phone and I'm not falling for this again like I did with my Evo.
    Well, for the record, my battery use has always been awful. No idea why, I'm not using it to stream video or music, and have no idea what uses up the battery, but i never make it through a day on a single charge. It typically goes back on the charger within six hours of use.
    07-12-2012 12:20 PM
  18. Oleyeller's Avatar
    Confirmation it works?!

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-12-2012 12:20 PM
  19. palmpreboss's Avatar
    jus wondern its sounds like everybody is rooted on xda site
    07-12-2012 12:21 PM
  20. palmpreboss's Avatar
    oleyeller r u rooted
    07-12-2012 12:22 PM
  21. Oleyeller's Avatar
    Noooo... Just saving to phone and gonna do the boot up thingy

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
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    07-12-2012 12:24 PM
  22. Oleyeller's Avatar
    Let me guess... I need root? ='(

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-12-2012 12:29 PM
  23. palmpreboss's Avatar
    so u do have to rooted
    07-12-2012 12:39 PM
  24. Utah_Utes_Man's Avatar
    Not rooted here, Just tried to move the ICS 'update.zip' file to my root directory & it said I don't have sufficient permissions. Dang!

    Sent from my SPH-D710
    07-12-2012 12:40 PM
  25. syphex's Avatar
    Let me guess... I need root? ='(

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    No, the post looks like the official update not including root and not needing root to install. Go to the link and follow the manual install instructions.
    07-12-2012 12:47 PM
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