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An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
cactusjumper
Member

I have in the last few days upgraded my phone to the Samsung Fascinate from a feature phone. So far I really like the Fascinate, but, I would like to update from 2.1update1 to Froyo 2.2 

 

However, after reading the horror stories of what can happen to the phone I am leary of actually doing update.

 

Has anyone had a success with this update? If so please respond so we can have some info on how you did it.

 

I think until I get some positive feedback on successful updates to Froyo I will either do nothing and wait for a confirmed fix for all the problems or return the phone before my 14 day trial expires.

 

Thanks for any feedback anyone wants to share.

 

cactusjumper in AZ, Samsung Fascinate running Android 2.1.1

 

 

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Re: An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
ibm360
Member

Yes, I upgraded successfully...with two caveats...do a factory reset after the upgrade and the

battery will not be as good. For the battery I set the wifi to sleep when the screen is off and I use a

less power hungry LWP. Now lasts 24hr.

Everything is working properly, no missed calls.

 

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Re: An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
DonM
Novice

I have had no problems from my phone after the upgrade and as an example of how oddly inconsistant these phones are; unlike ibm360 my battery life improved somewhat with Froyo. 


I typically leave GPS and Bluetooth active 24/7 and I get roughly 24-36 hours between charges, depending on use. I can drain it fairly quickly with WiFi (12-16hrs) so that is usually off. From what I have read on various forums 24 hours or so is par for the course with a modern smartphone. My stepson would kill for battery life like that from his HTC Thunderbolt.


ibm360 is correct about the factory reset after upgrading to Froyo. That is imperative! To not do so is to almost invite problems.


One thing I have recently done is that which cannot be named here. I installed Bloat Freezer and froze almost all the Bloatware that came on the phone. This may had added to battery life but it was negligible at best.

 

p.s. If you are into social media I have noticed that staying logged into the Facebook app is very detrimental t battery life. I read about this on several other forums and the effect seems to be consistant regardless of the phone.

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Re: An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
cactusjumper
Member

Sorry duplicate post

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Re: Anyone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
cactusjumper
Member

ibm360 and DonM - thank you for your replies. One more question - did either one of you do anything special to prepare the phone for the Froyo update?

 

 

cactusjumper

Samsung Fascinate running Android 2.1 update 1

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Re: Anyone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
DonM
Novice

cactusjumper wrote:

ibm360 and DonM - thank you for your replies. One more question - did either one of you do anything special to prepare the phone for the Froyo update?

 

 

cactusjumper

Samsung Fascinate running Android 2.1 update 1


Make sure the phone is fully charged and have your charger handy. The update usually goes smoothly but there have been reports of the phone taking much longer to manage the full update, you don't want the battery to die in the middle of the process.

 

Remove your SD card as well, definitely before you do a factory reset. Nothing should happen to it but better safe than sorry.

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Re: An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
packforkids
Member

Likewise, I have had no problems after update.  The entire process went smoothly.  After completing the update, I manually reset the phone using settings>privacy>factory restore process.  A few days afterwards, an update appeared stating it was an improvement to conserve the battery.  No problems whatsoever.

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Re: An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
cactusjumper
Member

:smileysad:      another duplicate post, don't know how I keep doing this.

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Re: An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
cactusjumper
Member

 

 

On July 6, I took the plunge and updated my Fascinate to Froyo 2.2.1. So far so good!!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

I am doing everything I can think of to make sure all is well before my 14 day trial is up, have a few days left. Did you folks who are having problems experience them immediately after the update, or did they start after a period of time?

 

I took ibm360 and DonM advise and removed the SD card, did a Master Reset/Data Wipe before and after downloading and installing the update.

 

cactusjumper

Fascinate running Froyo 2.2.1

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Re: An/yone Have A Successful upgrade/update to Android 2.2 Froyo
NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

cactusjumper wrote:

 

 

On July 6, I took the plunge and updated my Fascinate to Froyo 2.2.1. So far so good!!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

I am doing everything I can think of to make sure all is well before my 14 day trial is up, have a few days left. Did you folks who are having problems experience them immediately after the update, or did they start after a period of time?

 

I took ibm360 and DonM advise and removed the SD card, did a Master Reset/Data Wipe before and after downloading and installing the update.

 

cactusjumper

Fascinate running Froyo 2.2.1


  I would advice not doing the ED04 update once you do the 2.2 update. That is the patch that is causing problems.

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