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Problems with Friday the 13th update.
Coffeejoe
Member

First of all, it's rather an odd date for Verizon to update the Thunderbolt firmware, don't you think?

 

Secondly, I have had nothing but bugs since I did the update and am a bit perturbed by the fact that Verizon has released this. It appears to me they released it only for their benefit and not the users. They now added a message when tethering the computer to a laptop saying basically you're an idiot if you think you are going to get this free. They also added that to the hotspot feature.

 

As far as fixes, from their summary, they said they fixed something about the weather widget, well mine doesn't update correctly now when it should and it did before the update. I have to remove the widget then add it to get the weather to update for my current location. They broke it, not fixed it.

 

Internet connection mode: worked great before. Now it not only give's me their nag message about having to pay when the promotion is done but the phone internet goes down when I've disconnected the USB cable and won't come back up until I cycle the power on the phone. Hey, it use to work flawlessly and now it's buggy.

 

So my conclusion is a) the only reason for this latest up date is about Verizon and not about the customer. b) Verizon has no regard for their customers and rather release a shoddy firmware update that has more problems then the original only to update their revenue base.

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Re: Problems with Friday the 13th update.
Ann154
Expert
Expert
Actually the update started its push to customers on the 12th, after being delayed for a couple of weeks.

I don't seem to be experiencing any of the issues with the weather widget. I am using it on one of secondary screens.

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

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Re: Problems with Friday the 13th update.
gina7289
Novice
Mine reboots off and on. And when I'm charging it does shut off. I have the new update. After it does this then when I go into a Verizon app like NFL mobile I have to log in to my Verizon profile before I can use the app. Ugh. Weather / internet fine.
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Re: Problems with Friday the 13th update.
vx1
Member

  4G LTE network still flaky as french pastry. The browser now randomly reporting network failures and then crashes. The UI is not as smooth as before and the battery life is still the same.

 

  So what the hell exactly was this update supposed to fix besides the weather widget and a bunch of the Verizon bloatware apps that I don't want anyway? If this phone is going to turn into the horror show I had with the Blackberry Storm 2 it replaced, then I am going to have a real problem. I wonder if Google knows how badly their name is getting dragged through the manure by VZW?

 

 

 

 

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Re: Problems with Friday the 13th update.
Tboltaz
Novice

My phone has become almost unusable from this update. My phone cannot hold on to 4g or 3g service, it switches between those and 1x. Also rebooting a couple times a day minimum. VZW did the same thing with the update as they did with the phone, released it before it was ready. So frustrating, what good is extending the free hotspot promo if I can't even use it without extremely choppy service. I switched to Verizon for this phone, and for the most part I've been happy but after this update my opinion has changed.

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