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  1. DJive's Avatar
    What did you ask for Dre?
    05-31-2011 01:34 PM
  2. jrpimp00's Avatar
    FYI. I got the update a few weeks ago but I did a factory reset on my phone and lost it. I just chatted with Tech support and they were able to send it out within 2 minutes. The reason it will be gone after a factory reset is because it is considered an application. There wasnt anything that popped up like last time, it jsut appeared under Apps.

    I used the quesion that was posted earlier "Hi, your company has been releasing an OTA update for sideloading apps, I was wondering if you could access your XDM Tool and push it to the phones on my account? " and the tech knew what I was talking about.
    05-31-2011 02:12 PM
  3. SpikesWire's Avatar
    I think they are figuring it out. Use key words like OTA Update, sideloading apps, unknown sources, and what worked for me 3rd Party apps. I was on the phone for 66 min while they tried to push different things. No luck, said they will call back tomorrow and that i should just try to restart my phone every so often.
    05-31-2011 02:15 PM
  4. DreDre's Avatar
    What did you ask for Dre?
    I said the same as others have posted: "At&t has an Over The Air update for sideloading apps, could you access your XDM Tool and push it to my inspire 4g?" You have to get lucky and chat with someone that actually knows what's going on or else it'll take forever to talk sense into them. I've spent over an hour on the phone with reps before today that knew nothing of this update and it was pretty aggravating. Good luck!
    05-31-2011 03:24 PM
  5. erwaso's Avatar
    I just used the "technical chat" on the at&t site and spoke with Angela, she knew what I was talking about and added me to a list that could take up to 72 hrs to receive the sideloading update. Hopefully I actually get this damn thing.
    a Nadine Fuqua gave me the same response ....
    05-31-2011 03:43 PM
  6. ibanana's Avatar
    I talked to Angela and she pushed it to my phone. She said it could take anywhere from 2-48 hours to get.
    05-31-2011 03:57 PM
  7. ms2m227's Avatar
    Just spoke to Janae via tech support chat, had the update sent to my phone. She had me turn the phone off, wait a minute or so and had me turn it back on. I checked to see if it was there and it was. Less than ten minutes after two calls and another tech chat over a week to get it.
    05-31-2011 05:20 PM
  8. jumper809's Avatar
    Chat InformationPlease wait for a chat representative to respond.

    Chat InformationWelcome to AT&T Chat. My name is 'Dawn Garrett' and I’ll be happy to assist you today.

    Dawn Garrett: Thank you Tim, I will happy to assist you with updating the software for your phone.

    Dawn Garrett: I apologize that you are having this issue today.

    Dawn Garrett: Thank you. To further assist you, I will need to access your account. Please send me the first and last name on the account and last four digits of the Social Security Number or if you have a pass code on your account I will need to get this instead.

    Tim: Tim Hitt

    Tim: ****

    Dawn Garrett: Thank you Tim for your account information. Please allow me up to 3 minutes to work on this for you.

    Tim: Thanks!

    Dawn Garrett: I am still working on this for you.

    Tim: Ok

    Dawn Garrett: I will need to get the IMEI number from your phone. You can get this by typing *#06#, the number will show on the screen of your phone.

    Tim: ****************************

    Dawn Garrett: Great, thank you.

    Dawn Garrett: Please power your phone off for 30 seconds and then back on.

    Dawn Garrett: Once your phone is on you will get a link for this.

    Dawn Garrett: This will be a text message.

    Tim: ok powering back on

    Tim: no text yet

    Dawn Garrett: Ok, thank you.

    Dawn Garrett: I am checking to see when you will receive the text message.

    Dawn Garrett: Thank you Tim for waiting. The information that I have here states that you can get this text message within the next 24 hours. You will need to leave your phone on to get the text message on your phone.

    Dawn Garrett: Now that I have sent the request for you to get the text message for software updates, Tim. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

    Tim: No thanks..you have been very helpful.
    05-31-2011 05:28 PM
  9. mc511's Avatar
    Damn i didnt think this many people would not have the update by now. I woke up one morning and went to my manage apps in settings and it was just there. Almost 2 weeks ago i guess. I didnt really even care to check for that specifically because i wanted to empty the data cache for the fmylife app. LOL. BTW i got plants vs zombies for free today from amazon. Sooo awesome. Not rubbing it in at all. Anyway just be patient, it will come to you in a matter of time. Idk why its taking so long. Maybe there are alot of devices out on the market that they need to update. The captivate and the aria were the 2 best android phones on att till literally this past February so getting the small update out to millions of users is difficult.
    05-31-2011 07:01 PM
  10. tomc1944's Avatar
    Just got on Technical Chat and got a Rep. that knew exactly what I wanted and within 4min. had the update. This is my 4th attempt and finally got lucky. Moral is keep trying!!
    05-31-2011 07:18 PM
  11. pazzo02's Avatar
    In the future, with updates like this, AT&T should keep it top secret until the update is sent out to all devices, THEN send us a message "hey we sent you an update".
    05-31-2011 07:51 PM
  12. erwaso's Avatar
    im done trying. im sure my notes with ATT show im annoying them lol. i'll wait the 72hrs for the actual push before i say anything else. for now i got the Sideload Wonder Machine ....
    05-31-2011 08:12 PM
  13. DJive's Avatar
    for now i got the Sideload Wonder Machine ....
    I also was very bothered about this update and I now downloaded SWM as well.. amazing. It does what i would want to do with this update and more.
    05-31-2011 08:27 PM
  14. timeatwork's Avatar
    I asked for the unknown sources update to be pushed to my inspire. this is the rest of the chat:

    Jasmin McClarity: I will be more than happy to assist you with your upgrade concerns.

    Mr Android: thanks,

    Jasmin McClarity: Is this for mobile number 555-555-5555?

    Mr Android: yes

    Jasmin McClarity: In order for me to access your account, I will need for you to verify the last 4 digits of your social security number please.

    Mr Android: 1234

    Jasmin McClarity: Thank you for that information.
    Jasmin McClarity: I will send you the link to the manufacturer HTC website so that you can see what updates are available for your device.

    Mr Android: htc said that the update should be pushed by att

    Jasmin McClarity: What is this update called?

    Mr Android: it is an update that will allow my phone to install 3rd party apps, such as the amazon app store. att blocked this access on the phone to begin with, so the update should also come from att.

    Jasmin McClarity: please allow me 2-3 minutes to check this for you.
    Jasmin McClarity: Unfortunately, I am not able to find any information on this. I apologize.

    Mr Android: hmmm....

    Jasmin McClarity: If you can find out the name of this update, it may be easier to locate information about it.

    Mr Android: people online say that the PMC dept knows about the update, and have been pushing it to their phones.
    Mr Android: am i speaking with the pmc dept?

    Jasmin McClarity: This is the technical support department.

    Mr Android: apparently att uses your XDM tool to push the update. do you have access to that tool to push the update to my phone?

    Jasmin McClarity: Unfortunately, I do not have access to that however, I could send you a link if I could locate the actual update.

    Mr Android: all i know is that people have been asking for the '3rd party apps' update. or the 'unknown sources' update.
    Mr Android: it should be an OTA update.
    Mr Android: or the 'sideloading apps' update

    Jasmin McClarity: The sideloading update allows you to transfer music. I can locate information on this update.

    Mr Android: thanks.

    Jasmin McClarity: Connect your HTC Inspire 4G (PD98120) to a computer via the included Micro USB cable.
    Jasmin McClarity: Select "Disk drive", and then tap Done.
    Jasmin McClarity: On your PC, access "My Computer", and then double click Removable disk.
    Jasmin McClarity: Open a new "My Computer" window, and then navigate to the desired media files.
    Jasmin McClarity: Drag and drop the desired media files or folders to the device window.

    Mr Android: thank you for looking that information up, but this does not sound like the process that anyone else went through.
    Mr Android: are you tier 2 support?

    Jasmin McClarity: This is actually the only sideloading information that we have.
    Jasmin McClarity: Would you like for me to provide you with a telephone number to contact customer service and they can transfer you to technical support.

    Mr Android: not really.
    Mr Android: i was hoping i could get the ota update by using tech chat as others have.
    Mr Android: could you transfer me to someone that has access to the XDM Tool?

    Jasmin McClarity: I am getting a supervisor who has access to this to send it through to you.
    Jasmin McClarity: Please allow me 2-3 minutes for this.

    Mr Android: thanks!

    Jasmin McClarity: This is still being worked on for you.
    Jasmin McClarity: Thank you for your patience.

    Mr Android: no problem.

    Jasmin McClarity: The phone will receive a notification of the push within 1-15 minutes.
    Jasmin McClarity: This update should be coming to your device in a few minutes.

    Mr Android: great!

    however.....its been 20min and no such notification has occurred. i haven't lost hope yet...i'll keep you posted.
    05-31-2011 08:45 PM
  15. pazzo02's Avatar
    Jasmin McClarity: Is this for mobile number 555-555-5555?
    How did you get that phone number?
    05-31-2011 09:02 PM
  16. raver_returns's Avatar
    How did you get that phone number?
    Ebay
    05-31-2011 09:09 PM
  17. timeatwork's Avatar
    so its been 1hr 10min....no update.
    funny thing is that i can't get back on tech chat....
    its like at&t blocked me from getting back on....
    i hate the at&t website.

    EDIT....ok..found a way to get back to chat....
    about to *****....
    05-31-2011 09:39 PM
  18. timeatwork's Avatar
    EDIT....ok..found a way to get back to chat....
    about to *****....
    this other chat sessions went much better. the rep said theyd work on it, and came back saying the update was pushed and then gave me directions to follow the on-screen instructions. i didn't need to say a thing besides: "At&t has an Over The Air update for sideloading apps, could you access your XDM Tool and push it to my inspire 4g?"
    she gave a timeframe of 24 hours..and not 15min as the first lady said.
    05-31-2011 10:11 PM
  19. erwaso's Avatar
    24hrs sounds better than the 72 i was told
    05-31-2011 10:30 PM
  20. Ricenchicken's Avatar
    I also got a 24 hour time frame, and am at the half way mark. gonna try again in 12 more hours if I don't receive the update.
    06-01-2011 12:21 AM
  21. Staticpunk84's Avatar
    not trying to sound like an a$$ but why are their post about the experience posted about when they talk to a rep. and how bad att is?

    other ? is, is this update for 2.2.1 or is it for all software on phones?
    06-01-2011 05:12 AM
  22. CousinEddie61's Avatar
    Called again last night. At first the rep had no idea what I was talking about. But he did get a tech on the phone who first said it was an HTC update. After I explained to him what it was, he understood and found the xdm link to send it to my phone. He called back a couple hours later and said they were trying to push it to my phone. Kept my Wifi on all night, but no update yet.

    It's now been about six phone calls and a couple chats. At least now I'm getting people that know about the update and they are trying to send it. My last three calls, they reps have tried to send it; so there's been some progress on their end. Hopefully, the next couple days I'll get it.
    06-01-2011 06:53 AM
  23. bigboi0206's Avatar
    Just keep restarting your phone every couple of hours during the day because it won't be an actual update that you will be able to see.
    06-01-2011 07:57 AM
  24. philharmonik's Avatar
    So first I called att and got tier 2 tech support and the lady was very helpful. Didnt know what I was talking about at first, but then she did some searching and found the update information. She sent a request to the PMC dept to have the update pushed to my wife's phone. That was last week. Nothing. No update yet. So yesterday I got on chat support and the dude on there knew right away what I was talking about and said he would help me get this update. He verified my account info. Then.....after looking at the "software version" of the phone he said the update cannot be pushed to the old software. Said I must have the latest software update. Which I do! I have android software version 2.2.1. There must be something wrong with their system saying that this phone is not fully updated. I confirmed with him that I was looking at my phones system info and AM UPDATED! He said he would have it pushed to the phone anyways, but it wont work on older software versions. You must have 2.2 or higher. WTF??? I stayed cool and thanked him for his help. He said give it 24-48 hours. I asked if I had to turn the phone off and then back on. He said that I would get a notification on the phone. So yeah....we will see. This whole update is so rediculous! For such a small update, it sure is a pain in the a$$!! All my wife wants is freaking SWYPE! I know I can use the SWM, done that before. I just want the official update. Could there be something blocking the update since I used the SWM before to install Swype?? Anyways. Good luck to us all who havent recieved it yet. Im sure they are slammed with people requesting this tiny little update. Atleast now more of the ATT techs know what we are talking about. SAD.
    06-01-2011 08:09 AM
  25. fernandezhjr's Avatar
    Just did the chat. First thing I put in was an explanation that I had not received the update that enables installing from unknown sources and requested that it manually be pushed to me via the xbm tool. Five minutes later, while still on chat, it showed up in my menu. At this point, I believe if you haven't received it, AT&T may not know it, so you may need to let them know.

    *I did not have to restart. Suddenly, it was just there.

    Sent from my Desire HD using Tapatalk
    06-01-2011 10:24 AM
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