New Update! 45.2.7.en.us

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some type of update is available... I'm new to Android, coming from the Pre... so don't know if this is a maintenance release (MR) or what... but it's out... 45.2.7.en.us.

It's a WIFI update. If you install this update, do a battery pull after the update install and phone boot is complete.

Otherwise, the update will cause the MoPho to have a severe lag. A reboot from the power button won't do....

Software Upgrade for the PHOTON TM 4G by Motorola

Introduction

A software update for PHOTON 4G by Motorola is now available. The software update (Version.4.5.1A-1_SUN-154_6) 45.2.7.MB855.Sprint.en.US should be installed today for peak performance.

For more information on Motorola updates and product support,visit us at https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...Fwww.motorola.com%2Fmyphoton4g&token=oXxStK3j

Who Can Use This Release

ALL Motorola PHOTON 4G users. After downloading and installing the software release,adjustments will be made to Wi-Fi functionality.

Step-by-Step Instructions

For a successful installation,we recommend installing this upgrade while the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged.

If you have received a notification message for this upgrade:

1. Ensure your phone is connected to the Sprint wireless network or Wi-Fi. 2. Select "Download". 3. After the software is downloaded,select "Install now". 4. After the software is installed,your phone will re-start automatically. 5. Your phone is now upgraded with (Version.4.
 
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Nice to see Motorola staying on top of the updates. Wifi improvements? Awesome. My wifi is pretty solid. The release notes are pretty small on it. Just says improves a wifi aspect. I love the radios on this phone, they are great.
 

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It's a WIFI update. If you install this update, do a battery pull after the update install and phone boot is complete.

Otherwise, the update will cause the MoPho to have a severe lag. A reboot from the power button won't do....

Battery pull was not necessary here.. Keep in mind the initial 10 minutes or so as well as initial launches of apps, etc will likely be slow as it rebuilds caches
 

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Mine is failing, I am rooted. One guy on XDA reports that he had to flash stock in order to get the update to work. Although I have read several rooters have been able to update.
 

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I did lose root. So I will be reapplying here from work. From an update standpoint, the signal strength seems about the same but the throughput is a bit better. Anyone else out there experience a better throughput overall. Speedtest and also just use was a bit snappier.
 

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I initially rooted with shabby's one click. Update went smooth, I did lose root but shabby's one click got me rooted again. The the whole process took 15 minutes.
 

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If you used photon torpedo to root previously, you can run these commands from the phone after applying the update (using ConnectBot or any other command line app):

/data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
(with root@localhost:/# still on command line) /data/tmp/install-su.sh

I did notice that when I try to turn on Wi-Fi after the update, it won't turn on, saying Error when attempting to turn it on in the Settings menu.

UPDATE: After 2 battery pulls (the 1st battery pull was out of the phone around 20secs, 2nd was around 3mins), I got my Wi-Fi working again.
 
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Rooting sounds like a pain. What are the benifits? Anyone have a good link for a run down on the reason(s) for rooting?

Wireless tethering without having to pay a monthly fee.

Able to install and use backup utilities like Titanium backup. - Allows you to back up all the apps and settings on your phone.

Able to remove more bloatware if you wish.

For me the main reason was to delete the old version of Swype and install the new one, which is much better.

More reasons of course, but those are the ones that come to mind for me.
 

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Rooting sounds like a pain. What are the benifits? Anyone have a good link for a run down on the reason(s) for rooting?

My biggest - and maybe only - reason was so I could change the lcd density of the screen allowing me to read my phone without reading glasses. My old eyes aren't as sharp as they used to be and I would struggle without glasses. Now I don't need them.. at least for awhile.

With the one-click it isn't a pain at all.
 

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No not normally a pain. Its easy to root with the work many of these fine developers have done. Most of the time rooting your phone will not prevent OTA updates although most likely you have to root again after. I am pretty surprised with the very minor changes I made mine is failing,
 

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I just performed the new update as well and I did lose root, as expected. The problem I have is that when I originally rooted, I used the "one click" by djrbliss so I figured after the update, I could use the same thing to root again. It seems that the "root" is not being applied. I'm thinking that I have to remove the super user, titanium backup, root explorer first, then try to re-root and reinstall these programs? Immediately after the update and re-root I tried to open TBackup and got an error saying it could not acquire root priviledges. Am I doing something wrong here?
 

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Nice to have updates coming. Wife is annoyed her epic 4 g has not recieved another one for awhile. Main reason I went with moto and didnt wanna risk lengthy update times despite the sgs2 having beast specs. which is a shame.
 

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Update installed great. I had to do a battery pull because WiFi came up after the upgrade, but it wouldn't push data. After a battery pull it was all fine. I also had to re-root but the instructions in post #12 made that easy.
 

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I just performed the new update as well and I did lose root, as expected. The problem I have is that when I originally rooted, I used the "one click" by djrbliss so I figured after the update, I could use the same thing to root again. It seems that the "root" is not being applied. I'm thinking that I have to remove the super user, titanium backup, root explorer first, then try to re-root and reinstall these programs? Immediately after the update and re-root I tried to open TBackup and got an error saying it could not acquire root priviledges. Am I doing something wrong here?

EDIT: I re-rooted using the 'ShabbyPenguin AIO" and achieved root. I installed root explorer and wi-fi tether and both asked for root permission, so I know that I am rooted again. However, I tried to reinstall Titanium Backup (I have the pro key already installed) but when I try to open it, it says that I have no root privileges as if I'm not rooted. Has anyone else had this problem? How can I resolve it?

Thanks!
 

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