Can anyone verify update has helped ANY issues?
AZSALUKI
Legend

that's all. i've seen what it is supposed to do or fix, but am just wondering if anyone has actually noticed anything that the update truly improved?????

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buddylats
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It did not improve the Weather Widget location problem.  I live in Port Chester, NY but according to the Weather Widget I am somewhere in Estonia.  Of course any apps that I have that require an accurate location are now useless because this update hasn't fixed this problem.:smileymad:

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pat3332
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It definitely improved my GPS, both the strength and the speed of getting a fix. I've never been able to get a fix in my house before, but now I get one within 5 seconds and it's also very accurate. Reports on the improvements have definitely been inconsistent however. I've been surprised at the number of complaints about the TBolt since the slow GPS was about the only problem I've had. My weather data has always been accurate and except for the one outage, my 4G when tethered to my laptop has been excellent.

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AZSALUKI
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that's just it pat.....mine has been fine too (except for slow gps and audio when recording video). it makes me hesitant to install the update. i'm hoping to see a lot of good feedback here because so far, i haven't seen much. for now, i'm not installing it until i'm confident that it's worth it.

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Wildman
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buddylats wrote:

It did not improve the Weather Widget location problem.  I live in Port Chester, NY but according to the Weather Widget I am somewhere in Estonia.  Of course any apps that I have that require an accurate location are now useless because this update hasn't fixed this problem.:smileymad:


Do you have the built in GPS turned on, if you are using assited it will use trianglation of towers to locate you and this is useless, also do you realize it is wiser to just set location because the location feature pulls a good amount of battery because GPS will always be working to update location/  Just a thought.

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Torch162
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***Edited to add: FIXED. This post could be deleted. Using the settings to clear the camera app's data fixed the problem.

 

 

 

After applying the update, does anyone else's camera app force close when switching to the front-facing camera?

 

Message:

"Sorry! The appication Camera (process com.android.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. [Force Close]"

 

I didn't have any problem before the update, and no other changes have been made and nothing else was installed besides the update.

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Wildman
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Torch162 wrote:

***Edited to add: FIXED. This post could be deleted. Using the settings to clear the camera app's data fixed the problem.

 

 

 

After applying the update, does anyone else's camera app force close when switching to the front-facing camera?

 

Message:

"Sorry! The appication Camera (process com.android.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. [Force Close]"

 

I didn't have any problem before the update, and no other changes have been made and nothing else was installed besides the update.


Another reason that explains why I hard reset before a major update..

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AZSALUKI
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I'm thinkin I will just skip the update. Looks like more flaws than fixes! My only real complaint is the audio when recording and I have yet to see if that was even actually fixed?
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TBoltOwner
Contributor - Level 1

Update hasn't improved anything for me.  Though I haven't had it reboot on me, there is absolutely no improvement in GPS locking in...just tried it nad it took over 2 minutes...and accessing text messages lags like a horse dragging a plow through a molasses...suh-low...

 

The update also reset the ringtones I had designated for certain people.

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AZSALUKI
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the fact that i have to set it to 1x just for the device to find the update makes me hesitant...lol. i see many people that had no issues before and now they do have issues....but not many that had issues, and are now fixed.

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philhyde
Enthusiast - Level 2

Regarding GPS, if anything, it's worse for me.  I have posted several times about this, but I have experienced times when I could not get a lock (while driving).  This is where the medium blue circle stays around my location.  

 

I live near downtown Houston, and this afternoon it seems to be working (on my drive home and at home).  However, I work on the West side of town, and this earlier this afternoon it was not working at all.   Since that time, all I did was turn all location services off and then back on when I left work.

 

I'm getting quite frustrated with this problem.  A week or so after I purchased the phone, I took it back to the store and the manager recommended a hard reset.  At the time that seemed to work, but not too long after (past the 14 day return point) it started acting up again.  

 

Usually my solution to get it working again is to reboot.  Until the update it seemed to be working OK.  I use another program (iMapMyRide) to use GPS to map my bike rides.  I used that application with my previous two phones - Nexus One and Nexus S, and never had this kind of issue.  With the Thunderbolt, iMapMyRide reports inconsistent results, and often the indicator is YELLOW for marginal GPS signal (instead of GREEN).

 

I was very hopeful that this update would fix the GPS as advertised, but it doesn't see so.  Not for me, at least.

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pat3332
Contributor - Level 2

This is strange to me because of the different and inconsistent results everyone is getting from the same firmware update on the same phone. I can see getting better results, but I'm having trouble understanding why some like myself are seeing big improvements while some are seeing not only no improvement, but their phone is functioning worse than it did before the update. That would really be frustrating.

 

 

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ellej
Newbie

the update made it worse for me to get onto internet without wi fi

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brutethunder
Newbie

I lost 3g so i cant use my hotspot anymore. Gps is taking about 60 sec. to locate also.

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brutethunder
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I lost 3g so i cant use my hotspot anymore. Gps is taking about 60 sec. to locate also.

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bearx16
Contributor - Level 1

I updated with the following results:

 

Pros

1.  Maps/Navigation, GPS locks on in less than 10 seconds and shows my location accurately.

2.  Weather Widget location is still to early to tell.  It shows location accurately now but did not have an opportunity to check it as I traveled today.

 

Cons

1.  My Verizon APP still does not work

 

That is about it I did not have an real major issues.  Would still like to have Gallery access my Picasa pictures but I can live with Picasa Tools to access them.

 

I need to send a mms to see if it works, sms is working just fine.

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fanman2
Enthusiast - Level 2

I was INTERMITTENTLY having a few of the GPS issues, weather location issues, and 3G data connectivity issues so many of you were having....and all in all, was (and still am) VERY pleased with my Thunderbolt.

I can without a doubt, honestly say that it is the BEST 3G phone I have ever owned...inclding the original Droid, Droid X and the Samsung CRAPinate.

I don't live in a 4G area, but have travelled in a 4G areas and the 4G data speeds (with 2 or 3 bars) are easily as good as, and in many cases, far better than Big Red advertises...AND...my phone (on WiFi) is just as fast as, if not faster than my Toshiba SATELLITE laptop that has a QUAD CORE processer when it's operating on my VZW wireless LAN in my house.

 

The ONLY new problem I am having since downloading the upgrade on May 12...is that my phone now randomly turns off and immediately turns back on...sometimes when I'm in the middle of a call or writing an email or text, which is a real pain in the butt.

 

I just performed a Hard Reset (turned the phone off, removed the battery, removed the SIM card, let the phone sit naked for a few minutes, then re-installed the SIM card, re-installed the battery, re-installed the battery cover, and turned the phone on).  It has only been a few minutes since I did that, so I don't know if that "fixed" this new sporadic off/on problem.

 

I'll post more when I know more.

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Chiripo
Enthusiast - Level 2

I would love to tell that it solved any issues for me but the phone has been working fine since day one.

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Ann154
Community Leader
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Things the update addressed:

Web Browsing and Data Access

+ Enhanced data connectivity when accessing the Verizon network. I was getting a 1-2 second disappearance of the 3G symbol on occasion.  It wasn't enough to bother me.  I have seen two since the update.  One right after and another close to 24 hours later.  They have always refreshed themselves for me.  I haven't seen any today, but I am on wifi mostly today.

Email and Messaging

+ SMS and MMS messages are stored properly in the Messaging

Application (Inbox, Sent, etc.). I haven't noticed anything different about this.  Didn't have any problems before.

Additional Device Features

+ Timing for device activation has been improved. N/A

+ “Backup Assistant” is correctly displayed in the Application menu.  N/A

+ Stability improvements for data centric applications such as

Facebook, KAYAK, Yahoo! Mail, My Verizon and more. Have never used the apps listed here on the Tbolt.  Did try the My Verizon app from the Market and it is still broke.  Not that that is big deal to me since I still won't use it.

+ Accurate location is displayed when accessing the Weather Widget. It was never broke for me and it is working still.

+ Quickly load GPS updates for Google Maps and VZ Navigator™. It took about a minute to lock onto Maps yesterday.  It was cloudy that day.  The GPS Test said that ten satellites were In View and In Use.  The map locked shortly after I checked the GPS Test app.  I leave my GPS on all the time, but I don't use the Google Maps on a daily basis or weekly basis. After it was locked it stayed locked and my other GPS centric app soon popped on and ran in the background as designed.

 

 

I have not had a single reboot since the update was applied.  Nor I have turned off the phone on purpose.  I am currently using the extended battery and was also on the day I got the update.  In a few days I might go back to the standard battery and see how that goes.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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aldap
Enthusiast - Level 2

Made it worse. The OTA that was pushed was buggy to begin with. Battery life has suffered, and my phone reboots to the point of being worthless. If VZW can let me out of contract that would be a start, but I am not holding my breath.

I will settle for a fix for the fix.

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OldJarhead
Newbie

I did the update (Baseband version 1.16.00.0402w_1)  OTA  lastnight. Nothing but problems immediately afterward.

Rebooting

Txting not working

Internet not working

Corporate e-mail not ccoming thru

 

  Had to go to the local Verizon wireless store. The first tiem at about 11AM he did a master reset. Evrything seemed to be ok so I left. 30 min later I tried to send a txt msg. Same problems again. Took it back. Same tech was there. He put some "fixes" in. Said he got them off the HTC forum they have access too..

  Six hours later and its still working and hasn't rebooted. Not going to personalize my phone until Sunday. Just in case I have to go back again.

  Tech said that HTC was "looking into" the update issues that were popping up.

 

This HTC 4G LTE phone really sucks up the battery !

 

 Good luck!

 

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