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  1. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    **please delete thread**

    >>>nobody believes my statement to be true bout the ota being cancelled so i am closing it down due to possibilty of a flame war.
    07-22-2012 08:23 PM
  2. droidweasel's Avatar
    07-22-2012 08:24 PM
  3. boriqua2000's Avatar
    Do you think a factory reset will fix the problem??
    07-22-2012 08:33 PM
  4. DEF3NDER's Avatar
    Why God whhhhhyyy! Oh wait I forgot I was running aokp.
    07-22-2012 08:37 PM
  5. CRS1's Avatar
    Do you think a factory reset will fix the problem??

    A factory reset will do JACK!!!

    I did a factory reset on my phone after Ice Crap Sandwich and my G4 is still useless!

    Sprint and Samsung are a bunch of morons for deploying this train wreck!

    I called Sprint today to pretty much complain about this **** poor ICS upgrade and the tech on the phone was another MORON!

    He told me that this is the 1st time he has heard of any issues with the ICS update. I was like, seriously...you're kidding right? He said no. I told him to do a google search on this this ICS update for Sprint and you'll see this has caused NOTHING but problems to 99% of the people who got it.

    I told him I have done a factory reset and started from scratch, pulled the battery and yet, my G4 went from working to NOT working. It shows that it connects, but surfing is pretty much not working, I can't even run speed test.

    I mentioned all the above to this moron I mean Sprint Tech\Rep and he said take it to a Sprint store, they'll fix it there. He said that he will give me a $10 refund due to my trouble with the ICS upgrade.

    I also mentioned to him, that I'm paying for a service that I'm not getting. He told me that I just have to wait it out, until Samsung comes out with a patch for the issues people are having with ICS after the update.

    This guy was dumber than dumb! **** poor customer service!

    I hate Sprint and I hate Samsung for deploying this crap and Sprint playing dumb like they don't know anything about issues people are having.

    MORONS!
    07-22-2012 09:02 PM
  6. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Do you think a factory reset will fix the problem??
    It did for me. Im running FF18 without any issues. Battery life is A+. Im not sure if all the whiners that got the update pulled realized that you can disable apps in the system partition without root. I also went into settings....developer options and set my device to only allow 1 process to run in the background. Ive sent my screen brightness to 60% and forced 2D Hardware Acceleration in apps. I average 16 hours of super heavy use. 4.7 hours of screen on time and 50-60 mins of talk time. If most users sat down to figure stuff out and not throw a fit and whine like a 10 yr old girl going thru her first period then this ICS Update would have been a full success.
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    07-22-2012 09:19 PM
  7. regression's Avatar
    It did for me. Im running FF18 without any issues. Battery life is A+. Im not sure if all the whiners that got the update pulled realized that you can disable apps in the system partition without root. I also went into settings....developer options and set my device to only allow 1 process to run in the background. Ive sent my screen brightness to 60% and forced 2D Hardware Acceleration in apps. I average 16 hours of super heavy use. 4.7 hours of screen on time and 50-60 mins of talk time. If most users sat down to figure stuff out and not throw a fit and whine like a 10 yr old girl going thru her first period then this ICS Update would have been a full success.
    Are you using Wifi while you are getting good battery life?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    07-22-2012 10:19 PM
  8. richardodn's Avatar
    Attention ALL ET4G Users: SPRINT AND SAMSUNG HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE OTA ICS UPDATE DUE TO EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF USERS REPORTING ISSUES. THE UPDATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NO TIME FRAME HAS BEEN GIVEN BY SAMMY OR SPRINT TO CONTINUE THE OTA ROLLOUT.
    Is there an official statement?
    07-22-2012 10:23 PM
  9. jeff1974w's Avatar
    Attention ALL ET4G Users: SPRINT AND SAMSUNG HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE OTA ICS UPDATE DUE TO EXTREMELY LARGE AMOUNT OF USERS REPORTING ISSUES. THE UPDATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NO TIME FRAME HAS BEEN GIVEN BY SAMMY OR SPRINT TO CONTINUE THE OTA ROLLOUT.
    Is there an official statement?
    this is exactly what i want to know. ive searched google for it, but nothing.

    what is your source???
    07-22-2012 10:25 PM
  10. elport's Avatar
    When you go back to el29 make sure to wipe all data or you will pay.

    [Google and Calender be messages won't stop popping up]

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-22-2012 10:29 PM
  11. drk65's Avatar
    Do you think a factory reset will fix the problem??
    Before doing the manual update on Friday, I first did a Factory Reset (including wiping USB storage). Then, after finalizing the ICS manual update, I did another full Factory Reset, before installing anything. After that, I began re-installing and re-configuring my ET4G.

    It's now Sunday night and I have to say that I am EXTREMELY pleased and very pleasantly surprised how smooth the phone is performing and how well everything is working. Virtually all issues I was experiencing under GB have not revealed themselves as yet in ICS. Here are a few items have that have improved noticeably since my manual update...

    - GPS getting instants position fix
    - Android OS resource draw not occurring
    - Battery life seems better
    - WiFi performance seems better
    - UI seems smoother, faster, better
    - Much more!

    In summary, I highly recommend CAREFULLY installing the manual ET4G ICS update, but ONLY if you're willing to take the time to do a FULL FACTORY RESET! As stated above, I actually reset twice, once before applying the update, then again after. I can't say for sure that the pre-Update reset made a difference (I personally think it did), but it certainly didn't hurt.

    I hope this info helps those interested in proceeding. I was apprehensive to update after seeing all the negative info, but figured I'd give it a shot, and I'm VERY HAPPY that I did.

    Good Luck!
    07-22-2012 10:51 PM
  12. bluemagicx's Avatar
    Seems suspicious! I can find any info on a ota stop either. That would be all over Engadget for starters. So far no major issue with 2 updates in our house. How can so many people have these issues?? But then again, I see people screw up their pc's like crazy too. lol
    07-22-2012 10:54 PM
  13. carvation's Avatar
    mine locks up every now and then for a brief sec or two but other than that no problems
    07-22-2012 10:57 PM
  14. jeff1974w's Avatar
    id did the full factory reset and wiped the cache and my phone has gone bonkers.
    07-23-2012 12:04 AM
  15. cenix's Avatar
    i hope sprint rolls out a "proper" update!
    07-23-2012 02:49 AM
  16. Hawaiian_Geek's Avatar
    If this is true it reminds me of the GB update they did for the LG Optimus phone....it was so messed up that they did pull the OTA for it....luckily for me I had rooted to Gingersnap....but then my phone was stolen from me.....so far ICS works ok other than it calling people from my contact list at random....it could be from my SGII being in my pocket....
    07-23-2012 03:16 AM
  17. s_special's Avatar
    Factory reset helped my phone considerably
    07-23-2012 04:49 AM
  18. duddy23b's Avatar
    I never received it so maybe they did recall it, I was going to call/go to a Sprint store today and let them install it I guess then I they will tell if it's been stopped or not
    07-23-2012 05:50 AM
  19. LS14EVR's Avatar
    A factory reset will do JACK!!!

    I did a factory reset on my phone after Ice Crap Sandwich and my G4 is still useless!

    Sprint and Samsung are a bunch of morons for deploying this train wreck!

    I called Sprint today to pretty much complain about this **** poor ICS upgrade and the tech on the phone was another MORON!

    He told me that this is the 1st time he has heard of any issues with the ICS update. I was like, seriously...you're kidding right? He said no. I told him to do a google search on this this ICS update for Sprint and you'll see this has caused NOTHING but problems to 99% of the people who got it.

    I told him I have done a factory reset and started from scratch, pulled the battery and yet, my G4 went from working to NOT working. It shows that it connects, but surfing is pretty much not working, I can't even run speed test.

    I mentioned all the above to this moron I mean Sprint Tech\Rep and he said take it to a Sprint store, they'll fix it there. He said that he will give me a $10 refund due to my trouble with the ICS upgrade.

    I also mentioned to him, that I'm paying for a service that I'm not getting. He told me that I just have to wait it out, until Samsung comes out with a patch for the issues people are having with ICS after the update.

    This guy was dumber than dumb! **** poor customer service!

    I hate Sprint and I hate Samsung for deploying this crap and Sprint playing dumb like they don't know anything about issues people are having.

    MORONS!
    They were very polite to me, and immediatly offered me a new phone. You may want to call back again. I can't wait to get a new phone with gingerbread back on it.
    Also, when you call back, if they try and say they've never heard of any issues, ask, then why do you have a recorded message on how to fix the loss of the swype keyboard.
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    07-23-2012 06:59 AM
  20. richardodn's Avatar
    This may be referencing something I posted here http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...ml#post1994788 which in turn references a thread here Sprint Community: 7/12 - Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) - FF18

    However suspend and cancel are two very different terms. I also tried to qualify what I wrote that it was based on hearsay. If the OP has some official information, I'm sure we'd all like to see it.
    07-23-2012 08:47 AM
  21. richardodn's Avatar
    More info:

    Posts in this thread indicate that it has not been pulled.
    Sprint Community: ICS update pulled by sprint.

    Post here says it has. Due to the use of CAPS, I wouldn't be surprised if the OP and this poster are the same. That may be his source.
    Sprint Community: AS OF JULY 19TH SPRINT SHUT DOWN THE ICS UPDATE!

    And finally, the link to the OTA file is still alive at http://android.clients.google.com/pa...29_to_FF18.zip
    This tells me the file itself hasn't been pulled. I would think suspending the update would have included blocking access to the file.

    Without an official word from Sprint saying it has been suspended, I'm going to relax until the end of the month before I worry about an OTA update.
    dtm_stretch likes this.
    07-23-2012 09:04 AM
  22. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    More info:

    Posts in this thread indicate that it has not been pulled.
    Sprint Community: ICS update pulled by sprint.

    Post here says it has. Due to the use of CAPS, I wouldn't be surprised if the OP and this poster are the same. That may be his source.
    Sprint Community: AS OF JULY 19TH SPRINT SHUT DOWN THE ICS UPDATE!

    And finally, the link to the OTA file is still alive at http://android.clients.google.com/pa...29_to_FF18.zip
    This tells me the file itself hasn't been pulled. I would think suspending the update would have included blocking access to the file.

    Without an official word from Sprint saying it has been suspended, I'm going to relax until the end of the month before I worry about an OTA update.
    I have inside sources that work with tech support. All three have indeed confirmed the FF18 has been pulled and can not be done OTA until further notice. The manual update is still active for the moment. They are unaware of any plans to pull down the manual update.

    Everyone can believe what they want. I dont really care. As for my "Sources" do want there full names? And maybe a Employee number? Sure Ill get right on that :rolleyes:
    07-23-2012 10:20 AM
  23. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Yeah I have yet to see any source on this. I am calling BS. Plus Dark_Knight **cough** reactivedisorder** has a reputation that precedes him and has been banned from other android communities before.
    I have a reputation? Where? What communties have I been banned at previously? My xda account is current. Sdx account is current. My Droid Forums account is current. And my android central is current. And who is reactive disorder? Enlighten me cause I dont know who you are.
    07-23-2012 10:27 AM
  24. dj ozone's Avatar
    the average phone user should not have to go thru all this...first of they have no idea how to do the stuff you are talking about...we are different...the people on this forum are weirdo phone geeks who enjoy figuring out these issues....please dont assume everyone is like us...
    07-23-2012 10:33 AM
  25. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    I have a reputation? Where? What communties have I been banned at previously? My xda account is current. Sdx account is current. My Droid Forums account is current. And my android central is current. And who is reactive disorder? Enlighten me cause I dont know who you are.
    I am actually going to take this to PM.
    07-23-2012 10:34 AM
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