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Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
IkeNwa
Member

I really am wondering when the latest update will come to the Droid Charge. This phone has been out for quite some time and I am hearing nothing from Verizon about the Gingerbread update. Can someone give an estimated date for the OTA?

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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
Odie2121
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There is no scheduled update as of this point. The only way to get the OS of choice on your phone is too take alt. methods to do just that. I'll say this much, should you decide to do that, you won't be disappointed. Improved GPS lock, speed, smoothness, etc are well worth the 1/2 hour worth of work. Look for 2.3.6
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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
riffrafter
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Odie2121 wrote:
There is no scheduled update as of this point. The only way to get the OS of choice on your phone is too take alt. methods to do just that. I'll say this much, should you decide to do that, you won't be disappointed. Improved GPS lock, speed, smoothness, etc are well worth the 1/2 hour worth of work. Look for 2.3.6

Agreed 110%

 

Took me a half hour - piece of cake.  Actual upgrade only took 6 1/2 minutes.  

 

The rest of the time was spent re-installing my apps.  First thing I did after upgrading was installed Titanium Backup so that I'd never have to re-install apps/data again.  Can't use Titanium backup until after you upgrade because it requires root access which you'll get when you upgrade to the rooted version of 2.3.6

 

Phone is MUCH faster, smoother, and it fixed a boatload of little issues.  Download speeds and data/GPS locks are amazing, battery life is much improved and there are a lot of little touches added that really make it a pleasure to use (like word complete when typing).

 

BTW - as a relative barometer, my Quadrant score went from 850 to 1995 when I upgraded to 2.3.6.

 

The phone really flies now...I would say it is finally "Charged"....

 

Let me know if you need links to where to D/L, instructions, etc.

 

 

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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
trparky
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Better watch out for the moderators.  I guarantee your post, riffrafter, won't last very long at all.  So heed his advice quickly for tomorrow his post is going to be gone.

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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
xxxrunner
Member

Please send me the D/L info on this I am very interested in making my Charge run better all the way around!  Thanks for the info 

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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
JerryF
Sr. Member

I read somewhere that the battery should be charged to at least to 50% or more before updating.  To me this would mean having a fully charged battery (99%) before starting.  Just a thought for what it's worth!

JerryF

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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
kj1060
Member

From my understanding you will want to have the phone battery as high as possible, obviously can't get higher than 100% and you don't want to be at 1-2% when downloading. Also I am pretty sure whenever it is released you will want to do a factory wipe so that wires (theoretical) don't get crossed and you get a clean install. Hopefully Verizon will have more information at the appropriate time. Hopefully this update comes coon.

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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
cj22009
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I would like the instuctions on this please

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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
RIPCharge
Member
Its funny how pathedic vzw and scamscum are looking right now when it comes to the Droid Charge. Like I have posted plenty of times, I have given up on waiting for them and re-activated my Droid X2 which runs 2.3.4. I am starting to see ALOT of people wanting to know how to update the latest build to the Droid Charge to 2.3.6. I'll bet almost the majority of the Charge owners are willing to void their warrenties to get their phone working as a normal phone should. I will never again buy a samsung phone in my life! Again Ill say it, I believe there has been no OTA because of a hardware flaw on scamscums part...which will turn into a recall if all the builds they test dont work. That ladies n gentlemen, is what I am waiting for...lets get this recall!
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Re: Droid Charge by Samsung Android Update
riffrafter
Member

xxxrunner wrote:

Please send me the D/L info on this I am very interested in making my Charge run better all the way around!  Thanks for the info 


 

Sure - it really is much easier than people think.

 

Here's the links to the files you'll need.  

 

http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-charge-discussions/9951-ep4p-official-gingerbread-build.htm...

 

The 3 critical files are Odin (what you'll use to apply the update), the samsung USB drivers and the 2.3.6 Gingerbread EP4P build.  You can choose from a few different builds but the safest route is to go with the Stock and Rooted (includes all of the same system apps that come stock on the phone) Odin files.  Your phone will look completely stock when complete but it will be a whole different phone - believe me!

 

Here's a link to step-by-step instructions with pics.  Just use the 2.3.6 build instead of the 2.3.4 build.

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1160580

 

It's a piece of cake...you can thank me later.  (no pun intended re: gingerbread/cake)

 

 

 

 

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