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  1. JayWill'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
    Yes you need root in order to move files to the root folder. However, I don't believe you need to put the file there. I believe you can install it from stock recovery with the file on a external SD card (not sure about internal sd).

    Reference: How to manually update to Official FF18 ICS - xda-developers
    Utah_Utes_Man likes this.
    07-12-2012 12:48 PM
  2. syphex'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
    Looks like according to the xda thread it has to be placed on the root of your SD card not internal storage.
    Utah_Utes_Man likes this.
    07-12-2012 12:50 PM
  3. byoung1989's Avatar
    Looks like according to the xda thread it has to be placed on the root of your SD card not internal storage.
    Yup and guess who has two thumbs and no SD card? THIS GUY!!
    07-12-2012 01:00 PM
  4. TouchWizard's Avatar
    There seems to be some confusion both here and over at xda regarding where to place the update.zip file. I had to go and find one of my old SD cards and put it on there and the update installed fine.
    07-12-2012 01:02 PM
  5. Oleyeller's Avatar
    How long do I have to wait before it starts the download....I have been waiting like 10 minutes now. I have tried this download 2 times already.....just goes to a caution sign with the android guy near it. and just sits there......
    07-12-2012 01:04 PM
  6. byoung1989's Avatar
    I wonder if it would be possible to update your phone via USB? Place file on computer HDD and then copy the install file to your phone?
    07-12-2012 01:05 PM
  7. Po1nt-Tak3n's Avatar
    Looks like according to the xda thread it has to be placed on the root of your SD card not internal storage.
    That's what I did, it's installing right now. It did not work when I had it on the internal storage (made possible by turning on USB debug mode, not rooting). The only option in the recovery menu related to this is "Apply update from SD Card", so that's what I did! Super stoked, I hope nothing blows up.
    07-12-2012 01:05 PM
  8. Po1nt-Tak3n's Avatar
    How long do I have to wait before it starts the download....I have been waiting like 10 minutes now. I have tried this download 2 times already.....just goes to a caution sign with the android guy near it. and just sits there......
    Mine went to the android cuation guy for about a minute then continued on with the install. The status bar is almost full, so hopefully this worked like a charm!
    07-12-2012 01:07 PM
  9. Utah_Utes_Man's Avatar
    Just moved the'update.zip' to the "sd_card/external_sd_card" folder. cya guys on the ICS flip side to report the manual update.

    Sent from my SPH-D710
    07-12-2012 01:11 PM
  10. rocket321's Avatar
    I updated my instructions in this thread and at XDA to put the update.zip at the root of a SDCard not Internal Storage. If you don't have a SDCard I suppose you will be out of luck until the OTA hits your phone. I do wonder how the update runs via OTA on phones w/o a SDCard though...makes no sense to me.
    07-12-2012 01:13 PM
  11. palmpreboss's Avatar
    has anyone done this yet
    07-12-2012 01:13 PM
  12. felipe66's Avatar
    Downloaded the file from xda, installed from sd card, and it seemed to go through with no problems. Of course, now my swype keyboard doesn't work and my gmail client is not pulling emails. I'm charging now, so I'm not sure about the battery life. I am hoping there is some improvement on the GPS, it can take up to five minutes for the nav app to find the GPS while driving. Since Sprint coverage near me sucks, I will probably have to wait until I get to home wifi to play around with it. But at least I have ICS, right??
    07-12-2012 01:14 PM
  13. Po1nt-Tak3n's Avatar
    Manual update worked like a charm for me! Finally ICS!!

    So far so good, all my widgets, live wallpaper, icons, etc are in order.

    SD card was the only hiccup in the instructions, which have already been fixed. Thanks rocket!
    07-12-2012 01:17 PM
  14. Oleyeller's Avatar
    Ive tried like 4 times and it doesnt want t download anything....i guess ill have to wait....
    07-12-2012 01:17 PM
  15. jeauxkewl's Avatar
    Mine went to the android cuation guy for about a minute then continued on with the install. The status bar is almost full, so hopefully this worked like a charm!
    Thanks for pointing this out, mine did the same thing. Update in progress, I'm about a third done.
    07-12-2012 01:17 PM
  16. palmpreboss's Avatar
    qbking77 said he will have a video on how to mannually do it in bout an hour
    07-12-2012 01:17 PM
  17. djneph's Avatar
    I downloaded the file changed the name, but don't know how to do "stock recovery".

    Help the noob please - it's ok point and laugh if you have to
    07-12-2012 01:21 PM
  18. caughtus's Avatar
    Download file
    Rename it to "update"
    Move it to the root on your sd card
    Unplug usb cable
    Power off phone
    Hold down volume up + power button till you get to the command line looking menu
    Select update via SD card and use your "home" button to select it
    Scroll down to "update.zip"
    Select it using "home" button
    At first you'll see a triangle with a caution. After about a minute you'll see a little box with an arrow coming out of it. This means it's updating.
    patcesare, jboy099 and elbaso like this.
    07-12-2012 01:21 PM
  19. Nmarrufo's Avatar
    Just to be sure, if I manually update, will everything on the phone stay? I'm assuming it will because this is just an update but I want to be sure!
    07-12-2012 01:21 PM
  20. scottmc129's Avatar
    If we use this manual update.zip to the SD card, will be able to recieve future OTAs?
    07-12-2012 01:21 PM
  21. colalounge's Avatar
    I got mine at about 4am, I initiated it myself.
    Sadly, I am not happy about this update and wish I could go back. Many features are gone and the added ones don't make up for what is now missing or totally distorted. I expect Sprint to send out plenty of updates to fix this mess.

    Screenshot: Shawna Jeneen (ShawnaJeneen) : Android 4.0.4 upgrade
    07-12-2012 01:23 PM
  22. moonoverparma00's Avatar
    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.
    Yesterday I got 14.5 hrs on my phone.
    07-12-2012 01:24 PM
  23. KDiz's Avatar
    Looks like according to the xda thread it has to be placed on the root of your SD card not internal storage.
    Well fork! Went home for lunch, downloaded the zip file, now back at work. Guess where my SD card is...
    07-12-2012 01:27 PM
  24. matt3166's Avatar
    I got mine at about 4am, I initiated it myself.
    Sadly, I am not happy about this update and wish I could go back. Many features are gone and the added ones don't make up for what is now missing or totally distorted. I expect Sprint to send out plenty of updates to fix this mess.

    Screenshot: Shawna Jeneen (ShawnaJeneen) : Android 4.0.4 upgrade
    What kind of things are missing? And added?
    Is the manual updating the exact same as the OTA? Don't want to do what I did on my EVO that one time.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-12-2012 01:29 PM
  25. Oleyeller's Avatar
    just finished...this should be interesting.....
    07-12-2012 01:30 PM
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