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