08-31-2010 07:38 AM
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  1. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Install aLogcat:

    aLogcat - Logcat Application
    by Jeffrey Blattman
    10,000 downloads, 433 ratings (4.6 avg)
    Free



    • When/if you see the notification that you have an update available -- stop everything and run the aLogcat app.
    • Send the log file to yourself via email (that's built into the app)
    • Look through the log file on your computer, searching for a URL
    • Try any URL's that you find on your computer's browser
    • When you find one that downloads a zip file, save the zip file to your computer
    • Shout from the rooftops, and share that URL
    • Then upload and mirror it somewhere
    • Email me: jerry.hildenbrand@androidcentral.com , and we will get you on the front page


    I'm getting tired of looking all over the intertubes for someone who has the URL, and I don't even have a Dinc

    As long as you have installed aLogcat, if you get the notification that an update is available and you're confused, holler in the forums for help!

    Whatever you do, don't post up the log file you get from aLogcat on the forums -- it's got personal info in it that you don't want to share with the general public! Any AC mods or writers can help you, and I will personally vouch for each of them if you need to send your log file to someone and have nobody else you trust.
    08-28-2010 12:01 PM
  2. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this, gbhill!

    The more people who know how to do this, the faster we'll get this community upgraded (and the less I'll have to wait!)
    08-28-2010 12:27 PM
  3. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this, gbhill!

    The more people who know how to do this, the faster we'll get this community upgraded (and the less I'll have to wait!)
    I promise ALL of us here at AC are just as impatient as you guys waiting for the OTA, and the staff members that use Dinc's are probably about to explode lol.

    You guys have went through enough while waiting for Dinc's to get back in stock, watching other phones get their Froyo on, and feeling like nobody cares about the Dinc. It's about time one of the best smartphones in the world gets the spotlight back
    ted1735 likes this.
    08-28-2010 12:34 PM
  4. netw0rks's Avatar
    This is awesome.. Right before i fell to sleep last night i was thinking i could run wireshark and sniff out the download location from there. This is probably alot easier to use.

    There is a supposed leaked RUU of the OTA but frankly i don't trust its official. I'd rarther wait until someone sniffs out the official download location.
    08-28-2010 01:35 PM
  5. Shiodooru's Avatar
    You can also do this through adb

    adb logcat > filename.txt
    08-28-2010 01:43 PM
  6. Revolutionary's Avatar
    This is awesome.. Right before i fell to sleep last night i was thinking i could run wireshark and sniff out the download location from there. This is probably alot easier to use.

    There is a supposed leaked RUU of the OTA but frankly i don't trust its official. I'd rarther wait until someone sniffs out the official download location.
    I understand your trepidation, but it's been confirmed that the RUU from ShippedRoms loads up the same build/baseband/kernel/software number as the OTA. They are identical -- just two different methods for install.
    08-28-2010 01:44 PM
  7. Qazme's Avatar
    Yup. Hopefully someone pops up an update.zip! Almost tempted to flash back factory fresh to see if I can get it.
    08-28-2010 03:07 PM
  8. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Yeah, you know, I think that's part of the problem. The "Android capable" crowd have generally already gone the RUU or root/rom path, so they really couldn't care less about all this OTA drama, so they aren't even in the game to pull the zip file.

    If I don't have the OTA or update file in my hand by tomorrow, I'll be out of the game, too as I'm going the RUU route (can't root, IT guys will tar/feather/frickasse me) -- I'm not afraid of the wipe/restore, I just don't want to bother with it (setting up my accounts again, setting all my notification preferences, linking all my 500 contacts to their facebook profiles... such a pain...)
    08-28-2010 03:53 PM
  9. PvilleComp's Avatar
    I'm ready to capture it, just hope there's something to capture soon!

    (can't root, IT guys will tar/feather/frickasse me)
    Fricassee.... mmmmmmm <drool> Now I'm hungry!
    08-28-2010 04:04 PM
  10. jeff1974w's Avatar
    BUMP!
    this needs to be at the top of the threads!
    so many people say, "hey, just got it 5 min ago".

    SHARE THE FROYO
    08-28-2010 05:46 PM
  11. Revolutionary's Avatar
    BUMP!
    this needs to be at the top of the threads!
    so many people say, "hey, just got it 5 min ago".

    SHARE THE FROYO
    It really is killing me. I know they mean well and don't know any better, but I just want to enlist a size 7 red font and scream at those dudes. But it's not their fault, so I hold my tongue in that thread.

    So I'll b*tch here instead! Stoopid fraking noobs! Gaw!

    There, that's better.
    08-28-2010 06:31 PM
  12. Bristol.Corinthian's Avatar
    Hey guys.

    I've had my DInc for almost a month now and am loving it.
    I'm pretty good with tech and stuff, but not enough so that I feel comfortable rooting, that being said I've installed the app and will try to catch the link for you when my FroYo comes... lets just hope it comes soon!!
    08-28-2010 07:43 PM
  13. CRKhead's Avatar
    I'm not going insane waiting for the upgrade, so when I get it, I'll take the time to capture the log... If no one else posts, I'll pass it along...
    08-28-2010 08:07 PM
  14. Defiant103's Avatar
    Got it installed... Looks like when you do a manual checkin, there is an ota check that gets declined or something.
    08-28-2010 08:22 PM
  15. Todd M's Avatar
    Got it installed... Looks like when you do a manual checkin, there is an ota check that gets declined or something.
    What?
    08-28-2010 08:34 PM
  16. Defiant103's Avatar
    so i have no idea if this even relates, but saw OTA in the log so figured it was worth mentioning:

    ran *#*#checkin#*#*
    opened log viewer
    sending checkin request..
    few lines of whatnot then:

    I/CheckinService(77): From Server: Intent [ act=android.server.checkin.FOTA_CANCEL ]
    D/htcCheckinService(77) Receive cancel intent, but not by htc
    then couple lines later checkin success

    could mean what i already know, I don't get the update yet... or vz actively blocking the check using checkin? I dunno. newb alert.

    Mark
    08-28-2010 09:21 PM
  17. PvilleComp's Avatar
    Where is the group love???
    08-29-2010 04:05 AM
  18. Todd M's Avatar
    I think there is group love, but no one on here, or any other forum, is getting the updates. I think Patches said they would roll more on Monday, but @VZWSupport on Twitter said it's continually rolling out.

    I think more will happen tomorrow and that's when we'll see some help, or our OTA.
    08-29-2010 06:26 AM
  19. davidnc's Avatar
    Got it installed... Looks like when you do a manual checkin, there is an ota check that gets declined or something.
    LOL huh mine says no update available when I do that
    08-29-2010 06:48 AM
  20. Defiant103's Avatar
    LOL huh mine says no update available when I do that
    Haha sorry, I'm doing the *#*#checkin#*#* code for manual check. I think going to system update in settings just would tell you if you already got the notice. When you run this code, the phone goes out and does kind of a refresh. When you run the log tracker during this process, there are two lines that look like something to so with "FOTA" gets canceled by the server. Not sure but fota does seem kinda close to froyo-over-the-air... But who knows. If big red is blocking using checkin to try and snag the update, then I'll probably stop doing it every ten minutes lol
    08-29-2010 07:18 AM
  21. JerseyFF's Avatar
    And a return msg of the following means what?

    "checkin:success"

    Woohoo, I hit their servers...their servers are not showing an update for my esn yet I suppose.
    08-29-2010 09:48 AM
  22. grayzweb's Avatar
    Android Newb here, but just installed the alogcat on the Dinc. in case the update comes through soon.
    Thanks for the How To !
    08-29-2010 09:49 AM
  23. Chiefmcfuz's Avatar
    *#*#checkin#*#* Where do you type this and is it with or without the quotation marks?
    08-29-2010 12:14 PM
  24. Revolutionary's Avatar
    Guys, I'm fairly certain that the check-in stuff has been widely misreported. That is the service the OS uses to check in for market updates. I don't think it has anything to do with system updates.
    08-29-2010 12:47 PM
  25. Qazme's Avatar
    *#*#checkin#*#* Where do you type this and is it with or without the quotation marks?
    You put it in with the keypad.

    *#*#2432546#*#* and it runs as soon as you type in the last one.

    Guys, I'm fairly certain that the check-in stuff has been widely misreported. That is the service the OS uses to check in for market updates. I don't think it has anything to do with system updates.
    Yeah all it does is look to see if your phone needs any updates from the market. It has nothing to do with OTAs for the OS.
    08-29-2010 01:06 PM
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