10-11-2012 03:24 PM
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  1. richardodn's Avatar
    It is indeed FF18. Specifically

    3.0.15-SPH-D710.FF18-CL663858
    se.infra@SEP-113 #3

    It's likely a repackage of the original update with changes to the install script to reset some data. I think more than the swype data is wiped. For instance, all my bluetooth pairings were wiped.

    So far, I'm not seeing excessive battery drain. It does seem to use it faster though. But that could also be because I've been playing with it and reconfiguring. For kicks, I went to the stock ICS launcher and have been playing with that.

    At this time I have no specific complaints.
    07-31-2012 04:37 PM
  2. JayWill's Avatar
    How did you go about doing the rollback to GB? I went to the Sprint store and they flat out told me it was not possible - that the only were installing the new software going forward (ICS). Are they lying to me? What did you say in order to get them to roll it back. I hate what this update has done to my phone.
    If it is not possible, it is because the store you went to won't do it.

    If you want to take matters into your own hands, and tell your local Sprint store to pound sand, here you go ...

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...read-el29.html
    07-31-2012 05:19 PM
  3. third son's Avatar
    This is very easy to do...the one click is awesome
    07-31-2012 05:44 PM
  4. mightymikek83's Avatar
    Wonder how well this one does. If this bricks my phone I will be @%##!!
    I wish it would brick mine. I wouldn't mind a new one
    07-31-2012 06:39 PM
  5. markta's Avatar
    I called Sprint a number of times. The last time I called they told me to go to my Sprint store and they can put my phone on the 'machine' and i will be back on GB in a half an hour. I called my local Sprint corp. store and they said come in and drop it off for 2 hours and they can regress back to GB 'no problem'. I ran down to the store (45 minute drive) walkede in and was told 'We cant do that!' I told them I spoke to 1888 Sprint and they told me that the store can do it. I said 'Lets go make a call to them right now, you and I' .They refused! and told me that the CS reps at1888 Sprint are clueless and are just shirking responsibility.
    They did take my phone in for 2 hours and did a factory reset. I spoke with the tech and he told me that it is all Sammy's fault and he is 'suffering' also with his phone. I asked if they test OS supplied to Sprint and he replied 'No' and they have zero control of what is sent out.
    I asked to replace my phone with another epic and he said he cannot guarantee that the new phone wont have ICS and my phone does not qualify for a replacement anyways b/c it is not broken. I have insurance and mentioned about dropping it in a glass of beer and he replied ' i cant tell you what you should or should not do'. He said he has had loads of people coming on on this issue and he will be speaking with sammy rep this week when he sees him. Whatever!!

    Needless to say my phone battery still sucks, keys at the bottom of phone don't always work, and am charging my phone twice a day!!!!

    P.S. They also pulled the old spin battery on the counter test too. Oh and I passed!!!

    Mark
    07-31-2012 08:01 PM
  6. markta's Avatar
    I called Sprint a number of times. The last time I called they told me to go to my Sprint store and they can put my phone on the 'machine' and i will be back on GB in a half an hour. I called my local Sprint corp. store and they said come in and drop it off for 2 hours and they can regress back to GB 'no problem'. I ran down to the store (45 minute drive) walkede in and was told 'We cant do that!' I told them I spoke to 1888 Sprint and they told me that the store can do it. I said 'Lets go make a call to them right now, you and I' .They refused! and told me that the CS reps at1888 Sprint are clueless and are just shirking responsibility.
    They did take my phone in for 2 hours and did a factory reset. I spoke with the tech and he told me that it is all Sammy's fault and he is 'suffering' also with his phone. I asked if they test OS supplied to Sprint and he replied 'No' and they have zero control of what is sent out.
    Needless to say my phone battery still sucks, keys at the bottom of phone don't always work, and am charging my phone twice a day!!!!

    P.S. They also pulled the old spin battery on the counter test too. Oh and I passed!!!

    Mark
    07-31-2012 08:19 PM
  7. MistaBaltimore's Avatar
    READ THIS.... I received todays update around 7am but obviously waited untill i read all the feedbacks...So i said WTH and updated at 7pm tonight and it is working GREAT! Mind you i already had the 7/12/12 to 7/20/12 update weeks ago but had my phone replaced..so i know how aweful it was.. The battery is working JUST FINE as the GB was, Swype is good, Scrolling has been tweaked down a notch to a more workable pace and not insane as before, oddly my carrier signal seems BETTER too ! Look, if your one of the people reading this post with a UPDATE AVAILABLE message chillin on your phone right now going CRAZY with contimplation, i say DO IT ! ..todays OTA UPDATE seems to be the real deal. Iffffff you already have the update and your battery is still draining, you have to do a CACHE PARTITION and possibly a factory reset with it and your battery should purr like a kitten... I am a very honest person and know how everyone is feeling right now, STOP BITING YOUR NAILS OFF! ..do it.
    07-31-2012 08:41 PM
  8. MistaBaltimore's Avatar
    ALSO...Todays update seemed to take a little longer.. When i did it before, it breezed threw and finished at about 1 1/2 minutes but today it lasted for about 3 minutes..as if it actually took its time and did it the RIGHT WAY which i really like.. Unlike the last one it had more info boxes pop up during the download informing more of what it was doing.. Also this time after it was done i received APP UPDATES for 9 of my apps all of which were a "4.0.4 update" for the apps ..and YES, they were the same apps i had during the last update before.. On some real sh** ya'll this update today is DEF tweaked of improvement and seems to be the REAL DEAL !! Update ur damn pho.es already..the hell you waiting for !?!?!
    07-31-2012 08:52 PM
  9. MistaBaltimore's Avatar
    LOL ONE MORE THING....ADOBE FLASH PLAYER IS BACK ! Apparently they updated it to a 4.0.4 version.. Whooda thunk it ? Lol
    07-31-2012 08:55 PM
  10. spark957's Avatar
    I agree with everything you are saying I've been on my phone hard core for 4 hours and made a little dent in battery

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-31-2012 09:44 PM
  11. Hawaiian_Geek's Avatar
    How did you go about doing the rollback to GB? I went to the Sprint store and they flat out told me it was not possible - that the only were installing the new software going forward (ICS). Are they lying to me? What did you say in order to get them to roll it back. I hate what this update has done to my phone.
    I called one of the local Sprint stores in Honolulu, Hawaii and told them the issues I had with my ph after ICS update. I had heat issues so bad that I couldn't keep the phone in my pants pocket, freezing of the phone as well as the keyboard and also had to pull the battery out a few times. Sprint dude told me just bring it into their store so they could roll it back to GB. I took it in a few days later. The Sprint tech told me they had lots of customers come into the store to flash back to GB. I even spoke to a Sprint cust. rep by dialing *2 and he was very surprised to find out a local Sprint store was able to flash back to GB.
    07-31-2012 11:26 PM
  12. vidroid's Avatar
    Just got the new OTA! I was one of those disappointed that I never got last month's update, so I just finished updating. Will see how it goes but right now I'm glad to get it.
    08-01-2012 04:07 AM
  13. CRS1's Avatar
    Just got the new OTA! I was one of those disappointed that I never got last month's update, so I just finished updating. Will see how it goes but right now I'm glad to get it.
    I feel sorry for you young grasshopper. You will soon see ICS sucks on this phone.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    08-01-2012 04:38 AM
  14. rocket321's Avatar
    READ THIS.... I received todays update around 7am but obviously waited untill i read all the feedbacks...So i said WTH and updated at 7pm tonight and it is working GREAT! Mind you i already had the 7/12/12 to 7/20/12 update weeks ago but had my phone replaced..so i know how aweful it was.. The battery is working JUST FINE as the GB was, Swype is good, Scrolling has been tweaked down a notch to a more workable pace and not insane as before, oddly my carrier signal seems BETTER too ! Look, if your one of the people reading this post with a UPDATE AVAILABLE message chillin on your phone right now going CRAZY with contimplation, i say DO IT ! ..todays OTA UPDATE seems to be the real deal. Iffffff you already have the update and your battery is still draining, you have to do a CACHE PARTITION and possibly a factory reset with it and your battery should purr like a kitten... I am a very honest person and know how everyone is feeling right now, STOP BITING YOUR NAILS OFF! ..do it.
    ALSO...Todays update seemed to take a little longer.. When i did it before, it breezed threw and finished at about 1 1/2 minutes but today it lasted for about 3 minutes..as if it actually took its time and did it the RIGHT WAY which i really like.. Unlike the last one it had more info boxes pop up during the download informing more of what it was doing.. Also this time after it was done i received APP UPDATES for 9 of my apps all of which were a "4.0.4 update" for the apps ..and YES, they were the same apps i had during the last update before.. On some real sh** ya'll this update today is DEF tweaked of improvement and seems to be the REAL DEAL !! Update ur damn pho.es already..the hell you waiting for !?!?!
    I found the new file to have some additional lines in the updater-script:

    Code:
    Code:
    mount("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p10", "/data");
    delete_recursive("/data/data/com.swype.android.inputmethod");
    
    unmount("/data");
    So we are looking at a fix for the swype issue a lot of people reported right away - wonder if this is the only difference...

    After some further digging, it is my opinion that the swype data clear is the ONLY difference in the 7/31 update - in other words this is exactly the same as FF18 if you hit "clear data" on swype.
    Sorry, but any improvement you are seeing I would attribute to your replaced hardware. Wiping data/starting fresh has already been mentioned in other places as a solution to many issues with ICS. However, you will still see higher than GB battery drain, Wifi sleep bug, etc etc.
    08-01-2012 08:39 AM
  15. ivtec21's Avatar
    hopefully my gf's phone actually gets the update this time. Im still running the 1st ICS OTA and its running good for me.
    08-01-2012 09:02 AM
  16. droidweasel's Avatar
    still waiting.............lol
    08-01-2012 11:48 AM
  17. fetterjohn's Avatar
    I feel sorry for you young grasshopper. You will soon see ICS sucks on this phone.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    My ICS has been fine on my E4GT since I did the manual upgrade two weeks ago...I'm still curious what the differences are in the phones of those who have had issues compared to those who have had none. There has to be something...

    My SWYPE never had issues, battery drain was the same as GB and no overheating, flash support is fine in the stock browser, no wallpaper issues, nothing...I love the update.

    Can someone create a poll that asks a couple of questions (I can't figure out how to do it).

    1) If you did OTA, update are you having issues?
    2) If you did manual update, are you having issues?
    Maybe also pose a question about how long you've had your phone.
    08-01-2012 12:13 PM
  18. vidroid's Avatar
    Okay, I've had the new OTA update for much of the day now. So far no battery issues, it seems to be draining at the same slow rate as GB for me (lasts about 3 days with normal use). Swype is working fine. I did not do a factory reset after the update. My phone is only 2 months old with few apps so this could've helped. So far I'm happy with this revised OTA update.
    08-01-2012 03:03 PM
  19. MMelo512's Avatar
    Anyone have any idea exactly how theyre rolling out this new "improved" OTA ICS update? Id like to get mine soon :/...

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    08-01-2012 07:48 PM
  20. rrollar's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday, took about 5 minutes and its been smooth running from there. Honestly was not worried about what the update would do, phone has been a champ since the update.
    08-01-2012 09:10 PM
  21. Joten's Avatar
    Got mine this morning and I'm at 60% battery after 4 and a half hours of moderate use. Not sure if that's bad or not but it's about the same, if not a little better, than what I had on GB. I have a ton of apps even though I've only had my phone for 6 months. I usually keep my 3g off when I'm not using it since data is crap where I live. So I dunno...

    Like mostly everything except the little "select keyboard" notification that pops up every time I type something.
    08-02-2012 12:27 AM
  22. blars1206's Avatar
    I feel sorry for you young grasshopper. You will soon see ICS sucks on this phone.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    um, couldn't disagree with you more.
    08-02-2012 12:34 AM
  23. kilen71's Avatar
    I did the manual ICS update and have been very happy with it. (I did a full data/factory reset and reformatted my micro sd card in the phone after the update).

    Does anyone know if those of us that did the manual update will also get the new OTA update? Hopefully so.
    08-02-2012 12:45 AM
  24. JayWill's Avatar

    Does anyone know if those of us that did the manual update will also get the new OTA update? Hopefully so.
    The update is not new. It's just resuming the original, with the only difference being the update script automatically clears data on Swype.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    08-02-2012 12:53 AM
  25. acadialover's Avatar
    Fool me once.. shame on you.. Fool me twice.... I dont think so...

    I'm sticking with EL29 until I know this "new" ICS build is as solid as GB EL29...
    Same here !!
    08-02-2012 02:01 AM
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