11-16-2011 07:18 PM
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  1. hockeymn25's Avatar
    I don't get it, what issues and complaints? I bought mine when it first came out in May and it's been awesome since day! This sucks, its a great phone.


    I agree. Love my Charge!
    11-09-2011 02:08 PM
  2. Bob61's Avatar
    I agree. Love my Charge!
    +1!!

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    11-09-2011 06:17 PM
  3. trigun123478's Avatar
    For reference I'm running the stock leak of 2.3.6 with Launcher Pro Plus.

    1. GPS used to take 5-10 minutes to lock in. Now it locks in 5-10 seconds.

    2. Battery life improvement. I got 13 hours today with moderate to heavy use. I used to get 8-10 hours.

    3. Everything runs a lot smoother. I can scroll between home screens and the app drawer with no lag or jittering.

    4. It just looks better. i.e. The notification bar is now black and looks great with my mostly black background.

    6. There are a lot of little insignificant things also. They all add up to make a noticeable improvement to the user experience.


    In my opinion, the majority of negative comments about this phone since it's release are now null and void. The Charge is now the phone I wish it was when I bought it 5 months ago.

    Are the call problems fixed? I was running the leaked 2.3.5 build and call quality was terrible.
    11-09-2011 10:13 PM
  4. GMC MaXx's Avatar
    Are the call problems fixed? I was running the leaked 2.3.5 build and call quality was terrible.
    I've had all the leaks and I've never had any issues with call quality.
    11-10-2011 05:21 AM
  5. gdiego's Avatar
    Bottom line......I'm no tech guru. Will Verizon be releasing a new software upgrade for the Charge? Is there a planned date?
    11-10-2011 08:01 AM
  6. SOTK's Avatar
    I've had all the leaks and I've never had any issues with call quality.
    Me either. No call quality problems or data drops on ANY firmware whether official, leaked, or otherwise.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    11-10-2011 08:40 AM
  7. SOTK's Avatar
    Bottom line......I'm no tech guru. Will Verizon be releasing a new software upgrade for the Charge? Is there a planned date?
    The answer to your question is yes. There has not been a confirmed date for an OTA release yet. I've said this many times over the last few days here: a person can install the latest plus greatest gingerbread leak with relative ease by going to www.mydroidworld.com and following the instructions in the OP. You DO NOT have to root your phone. The site provides links to the program you need to flash. They provide many software choice packages to choose from simple stock to a pre-rooted/debloated/deodexed one. The site also provides the file needed to return to complete official stock for warranty purposes if you need to return your phone to Verizon. I understand how this process can be intimidating but it really is simple if you take your time, back up what you need to, and follow instructions. Many people in the community are willing to help including myself. Just ask along the way.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    11-10-2011 08:52 AM
  8. barrycinti's Avatar
    The answer to your question is yes. There has not been a confirmed date for an OTA release yet. I've said this many times over the last few days here: a person can install the latest plus greatest gingerbread leak with relative ease by going to My Droid World and following the instructions in the OP. You DO NOT have to root your phone. The site provides links to the program you need to flash. They provide many software choice packages to choose from simple stock to a pre-rooted/debloated/deodexed one. The site also provides the file needed to return to complete official stock for warranty purposes if you need to return your phone to Verizon. I understand how this process can be intimidating but it really is simple if you take your time, back up what you need to, and follow instructions. Many people in the community are willing to help including myself. Just ask along the way.

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    SOTK:
    I tried the insructions for unrooted version and could not get it to work. When I try to install it the PST app cannot detect the USB port. I know USB is working because when plugging the USB cable in I can see the files on the SD card. The phone is in debug mode. Any ideas why it is doing this? I have updated my BB in the past and was able to get it to work.

    THX
    11-10-2011 09:59 AM
  9. SOTK's Avatar
    SOTK:
    I tried the insructions for unrooted version and could not get it to work. When I try to install it the PST app cannot detect the USB port. I know USB is working because when plugging the USB cable in I can see the files on the SD card. The phone is in debug mode. Any ideas why it is doing this? I have updated my BB in the past and was able to get it to work.

    THX
    Yes, I know exactly what you are doing wrong. You have to place your phone in download mode. Follow these instructions:

    1) What you are about to do will wipe your entire phone putting it to a stock state. Know that your downloaded apps, their settings, contacts, customizations, etc will all be wiped. Take steps to backup as you can. Many of us use titanium backup to back up apps and their settings. Some people just redownload their apps from the market and set everything all back up. Your choice.

    2) Turn your phone off

    3) Take out the battery and plug in your USB cable.

    4) Hold down the volume down button on your phone until you are in download mode. A little yellow guy with a shovel and triangle will appear. Also, your phone will now connect to your computer.

    5) Place your battery back in your phone and take out your 4G sim card.

    6) Open up the Odin program on your computer.

    7) You should have already unzipped the Odin file you downloaded of your choice. If not, unzip it now. Next, click the PDA button in Odin and choose the
    unzipped Odin file you chose to download.

    8) Leave everything else alone in the Odin program. Just follow my instructions. Don't do anything else. You are now ready to flash your new firmware. Go ahead and click the start button. Don't panic if the firmware update process takes some time. If there are errors, Odin will say so in the little window and the update will fail but if you have done everything I've said, you should be fine.

    9) After its done. You should see Pass all in green and your phone will reboot. After your phone completely rebootw, put the 4G sim card back in and enjoy your new firmware!

    Ask if you have anymore questions.

    NOTE: If all of this goes well and you now feel much more confident about aftermarket firmware updating (you should! ), you should consider being more adventurous and going for a pre-rooted and modded Rom. Danalo, a developer at XDA-Developer forums, has an all in one Odin file which gets you a pre-rooted, deodexed, zip-aligned, partially themed Rom with a custom Voodoo kernel from Imoseyon (another developer) and also ClockwordMod Receovery. All of this is built in to the Odin file. Very easy.



    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    11-10-2011 10:49 AM
  10. jco23's Avatar
    name one phone that has not been pulled/discontinued after more than one year aside from the iPhone - and that gets updated every year....
    11-10-2011 01:58 PM
  11. barrycinti's Avatar
    SOTK: I folowed your instructions and it worked great. Your instructions were very easy to follow. All of my apps work. The hottspot widget no longer works. I can still use PDANET. Do you know of a fix for the hotspot widget? I will be searching to see if anyone has found a resolution or if there is an alternative to the hotspot widget. I miss being able to use my charge as a hotspot untethered. I will probably try rooting my charge next since the update to GB was sucesfull.

    Thanks again, much appreciated,

    Barry
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    11-11-2011 08:01 AM
  12. Bob61's Avatar
    I was just in a Verizon store and talking to a rep, just ask if he knew when or if the charge was getting a update. He said he didn't know but they were told to pull the display model, and to not push the droid charge anymore. I think it's getting pulled ? Sad the phone is not very old.
    I was at VZW store today to look at Razr and asked my usual rep about Charge being discontinued. He had strange look on him face, stranger than unusual, and said Charge isn't discontinued. There was price drop in response to new $299 offerings (Razr, Rezound, Nexus) but it's still planning to be offered.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    11-11-2011 02:32 PM
  13. trigun123478's Avatar
    I was at VZW store today to look at Razr and asked my usual rep about Charge being discontinued. He had strange look on him face, stranger than unusual, and said Charge isn't discontinued. There was price drop in response to new $299 offerings (Razr, Rezound, Nexus) but it's still planning to be offered.

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    I don't think Verizon reps know what's going on. Mine told me a different story. I've been to two different stores and they no longer have the charge on display. Idk, I hate how Verizon reps don't know anything. I asked one about the Galaxy nexus the other day and they have no idea about it. They think its just another Samsung phone. He was telling me,how he stays away from Samsung because of there software. I was trying to tell him it was pure android and he still had no idea what I was talking about. He said and I quote "I'm a Motorola man" . It saddens me that we know more, and they go to classes and everything. lol
    11-11-2011 03:23 PM
  14. Bob61's Avatar
    I don't think Verizon reps know what's going on. Mine told me a different story. I've been to two different stores and they no longer have the charge on display. Idk, I hate how Verizon reps don't know anything. I asked one about the Galaxy nexus the other day and they have no idea about it. They think its just another Samsung phone. He was telling me,how he stays away from Samsung because of there software. I was trying to tell him it was pure android and he still had no idea what I was talking about. He said and I quote "I'm a Motorola man" . It saddens me that we know more, and they go to classes and everything. lol
    My VZW store still had Charge on display. My rep was very knowledgeable about the Droid phones. I let him tell me about the Nexus, he knew all about how it was "vanilla" android, commented that both Razr and Rezound would be getting the ICS but that it wasn't clear if they would get the "vanilla" version that Nexus had or if it would be sprinkled with Blur and Sense. He has a Bionic (that he now regrets after seeing the Razr) and it's heavily rooted. We were talking and I mentioned that I wasn't that impressed with Rezound from what I've read, that it seemed to be chunky compared to Nexus and Razr, and that I had a very negative impression of HTC products after my experience with Thunderbolt. He said Rezound was a pretty slick device and then pulls out the Rezound for me to check out for myself. So this guy seems to be up on what's happening. Maybe each store is making their own decision on what to do with Charge - who knows.
    11-11-2011 05:02 PM
  15. kart38's Avatar
    While I agree that it is sad how little some of them know, you have to understand that phones/technology isn't a passion for all of them. For some of them it is just a job. Also, their training is, most likely, to help them sell phones to your mom (or my mom). What are you going to tell someone that already knows everything? Not an attack, just pointing out.

    Jason
    11-11-2011 05:16 PM
  16. Dnoravian's Avatar
    SOTK, thanks for all your help. This was very simple thanks to you and im very excited to use my "new" charge!
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    11-12-2011 07:04 PM
  17. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    Bottom line......I'm no tech guru. Will Verizon be releasing a new software upgrade for the Charge? Is there a planned date?
    Gingerbread... yes they are investing a lot of resources into it (as witnessed by the number of leaked builds) and it will almost certainly be released at some point

    ICS ... highly doubtful.
    11-12-2011 07:34 PM
  18. papa54's Avatar
    My buddy is the manger at a Verizon Store in NC and he told me it was pulled due to all the issues and complaints.
    In defence of the droid charge i must say after owning a fascinate for 6 months anything would be a light at the end of the tunnel... i must say the charge is the better of the 2 and i can not understand why everyone complains about the Charge.. it takes calls, recieves calls, DL's fast from market, runs everything from the sun to the rivers and i have not had not 1 incident caused by the charge to interfer with my usage.. as far as i am concerned i wouldnt give up my charge for the Nexus especially after reading the spec sheet of the Nexus.

    camera works fine ,,but i cant see any reason for a camera more than 5 mp as in the fascinate.
    i have bricked my charge, threatened to break it and stood with my feet poised to stomp my charge but all was due to my ignorance of not following directions when changing ROM's etc. Once i followed proper directions ev thing worked just fine

    so all in all i believe most who run for the Nexus will soon gripe more than they do now with their charge.. just my thought..
    11-16-2011 06:02 PM
  19. gregba's Avatar
    Does gingrebread for the charge bring an upgrade to touchwiz 4.0?
    11-16-2011 07:14 PM
  20. kart38's Avatar
    so all in all i believe most who run for the Nexus will soon gripe more than they do now with their charge.. just my thought..
    I agree. I think a lot of the people that gripe about the Charge are also complaining that the Galaxy Nexus isn't good enough to be a Nexus phone. Then they will get the phone and complain that it still isn't good enough. They will love ICS and they will love CM9, or what ever ROM they decide to run, but they will lament the phone. "It could/should have been this/that."

    I really like my Charge and genuinely have no problems with it. Would I like the Galaxy Nexus? You bet I would! I've only had my Charge since September but I am still glad I got it instead of waiting for the Nexus. There is always something better on the horizon. After this will come other, arguably better, phones that will also be able to run CM9 or even just AOSP ICS. There is ALWAYS going to be something better. Also, the grass is ALWAYS greener on the other side of the fence....ALWAYS!

    Jason
    11-16-2011 07:17 PM
  21. kart38's Avatar
    Does gingrebread for the charge bring an upgrade to touchwiz 4.0?
    Nope. Same ol' TouchWiz we all know and love.

    Jason
    11-16-2011 07:18 PM
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