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Thoughts and Opinions on new Gingerbread update
yellowboy74
Member

Please post all of your thoughts and opinions about the new gingerbread update. Is it working for you?

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thornbe
Member

Downloaded the update, installed the update, phone rebooted, unpacked the update, phone rebooted and stuck at the Samsung splash screen.

 

Tried to reboot the phone, but the power button was unresponsive.

 

Pulled the battery and powered back on and it's stuck at the Samsung splash screen again.

 

Anyone else experience this?

 

Thanks,

 

Tim

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Re: Thoughts and Opinions on new Gingerbread update
yellowboy74
Member

Your going to have to do a factory reset. That should fix it. Once you do a factory reset the update should already be there once your phone boots up.

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DC5_K20Z1
Novice

How does the GPS work? Lock faster? I know with the Charge update the GPS lock is much faster from what I hear, I haven't gotten the OTA update yet for the Charge, but I am looking forward to it and I hope the Fascinate is snappier and more stable now that it has GB :smileyhappy:

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Re: Thoughts and Opinions on new Gingerbread update
wardcst24
Novice

Gps locks Instantly

I have been running this for two weeks and love it

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Re: Thoughts and Opinions on new Gingerbread update
DC5_K20Z1
Novice

Right on that's nice to hear, hopefully the Charge's GPS works the same now with the new EP4D OTA Software.

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Re: Thoughts and Opinions on new Gingerbread update
jones5512
Member

thornbe wrote:

Downloaded the update, installed the update, phone rebooted, unpacked the update, phone rebooted and stuck at the Samsung splash screen.

 

Tried to reboot the phone, but the power button was unresponsive.

 

Pulled the battery and powered back on and it's stuck at the Samsung splash screen again.

 

Anyone else experience this?

 

Thanks,

 

Tim



I have the same problem. I tried to run a reset with the volume buttons held down, and now i'm in a loop of the phone trying to restore itself. Completely stuck now.\

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Re: Thoughts and Opinions on new Gingerbread update
NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

 The install went fine, but I also let the phone do all it needed to do while I did other things. It does take a while at some screens to complete, but I just left it. It has lost a bunch of my settings in my applications, so I am having to redo them, no biggie. Signal strength seems better, and I am currently checking battery life and GPS now as we speak. The GPS did not lock when I used just Standalone GPS services, but seems to lock quicker if I add Google Location Services. It is not locking on my exact location, but it is close. I am also in my house doing this test, so it may be blocking it a little.

 

  Overall so far, some minor inconveniences, but if it helps with battery life, losing texts and phone calls, and better signal strength, it will be well worth the effort.

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mvpplayaone
Member

i had the same issue... i really hope verizon makes good and fixes my phone for me... atm i out of a phone because the update messed my phone up and the lady at the verizon store said there was nothing they could do... I just want them to correct their mistake not just brush me under the rug and say nothings wrong. I dont feel like i should have to buy a completely new phone because of verizons mistake. ive tried taking out the battery and even hard reseting it but nothing works. as you can see im very frustrated with how thing are going as of right now. if any of you verizon employees can help me in anyway it would be much aprreciated.

 

- sam

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NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

mvpplayaone wrote:

i had the same issue... i really hope verizon makes good and fixes my phone for me... atm i out of a phone because the update messed my phone up and the lady at the verizon store said there was nothing they could do... I just want them to correct their mistake not just brush me under the rug and say nothings wrong. I dont feel like i should have to buy a completely new phone because of verizons mistake. ive tried taking out the battery and even hard reseting it but nothing works. as you can see im very frustrated with how thing are going as of right now. if any of you verizon employees can help me in anyway it would be much aprreciated.

 

- sam


  You went right to a Verizon store and someone there told you that there was nothing they could do? How long have you had the phone?  I would take that persons name, and ask to speak to the manager. And if that didn't work, I would ask to speak to that persons boss, and so on up the chain until I got somewhere.

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