Ota Archive

  • Oops! HTC Droid Incredible takes snapshots of sites you visit, hangs on to them after a hard reset

    Oops! HTC Droid Incredible takes snapshots of sites you visit, hangs on to them after a hard reset

    Thinking of selling your Droid Incredible? If you're a mob-boss, peruser of the freaky-deaky, or someone who visits websites with sensitive data on their handset, you might want to hold off. Turns out, the Droid Incredible is snapping shots of the sites you visit for use with the built-in Bookmarks widget. That, in itself, isn't a big deal; there are a dozen traces of every website you visit on just about any device, mobile or not. The unfortunate part is just how hard it is to get rid of these ones.

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  • PSA: The new Sprint Hero update blocks rooting.. and that might be all it does

    PSA: The new Sprint Hero update blocks rooting.. and that might be all it does

    Alongside the announcement that the EVO 4G’s first OTA update was already available, Sprint casually mentioned that an update was also available for their HTC Hero. Sweet! Updates! Surely this patch fixes some of the issues (shorter battery life, roaming oddities, etc) that Hero owners have been having since the move to 2.1, right? Not exactly. [...]

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  • Word of HTC Evo 4G storage bug couldn’t come at a worse time (update: OTA fix)

    Word of HTC Evo 4G storage bug couldn’t come at a worse time (update: OTA fix)

    Word of HTC Evo 4G storage bug couldn't come at a worse timeIf you read our review of HTC's awe-inspiring Evo 4G, you might have noticed that we recommended ditching the paltry stock 8GB microSD card and living large by throwing in a 32GB model. We were being a wee bit facetious, but as it turns out the advice was well-founded. We're seeing reports flung far and wide across these great united internets about errors regarding "insufficient file permissions" when attempting to write to that packed-in card, others finding that the phone will simply fail to read the card altogether. Our first suspicion was bogus flash, like the counterfeit ones that plagued the Chumby, but HTC spokesman Keith Nowak indicated they have identified the cause and there's an OTA fix coming "very shortly." We know it's early, and apparently not too many of you have rolled out of bed yet to get your Evo today, but sound off in comments if you're seeing this issue as well. Meanwhile, we're trying to replicate it on ours.

    Update: Well, that was quick. Dre wrote in to tell us of a 13MB OTA update being pushed already, version 1.32.651.6, that looks to include a number of fixes including, apparently, a solution for this storage bug. We're hearing it also breaks the root path that dropped yesterday, but it sounds like a decent trade-off for now.

    Word of HTC Evo 4G storage bug couldn't come at a worse time (update: OTA fix) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 04 Jun 2010 06:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Android 2.2’s Froyo goodness hitting the Nexus One already? (update: just press so far)

    Android 2.2’s Froyo goodness hitting the Nexus One already? (update: just press so far)

    Android 2.2's FroYo goodness hitting the Nexus One already?
    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/software/Android_2_2_Froyo_everything_you_ever_wanted_to_know'; Sometimes it's good to be the chosen child, the special one, and in the eyes of Google the Nexus One is that special phone -- at least for the moment. As such it seems to have been given a special treat: access to Froyo, earlier than expected. TechCrunch's MG Siegler is reporting that his handset received Android 2.2 overnight. So far we're not hearing too many other reports of folks seeing this update, but that could be thanks to everyone sleeping off a week of exciting announcements. Sound off in comments if you're waking up to this frosty, low-calorie snack.

    Update: We're not sure how this is being rolled out, as hardly anyone is seeing updates, but via Droidnytt we found a number of reports on Twitter that people are indeed seeing the update.

    Update 2: Count us among the lucky few who just received the OTA Froyo update, to our original T-Mobile-based device.

    Update 3: We've done some additional investigation, and as far as we can tell, Google is only updating review Nexus Ones that had been provided to the press -- not off-the-shelf phones. We'll stay on this and let you know more as soon as we do.

    [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

    Android 2.2's Froyo goodness hitting the Nexus One already? (update: just press so far) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 22 May 2010 06:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone video hands-on: it works!

    Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone video hands-on: it works!

    We just got our hands on Wi-FI Sync and guess what? It actually works -- fancy that! For those of you out of the loop, Apple recently rejected this gem of an app (go figure), but thanks to the magic of jailbreaking, that was hardly the end of the road. Days later, Wi-Fi Sync ended up on Cydia (Mac-only, for now) with a completely-affordable price tag of $9.99, promising iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to sync their device with iTunes sans any cabling whatsoever. Since we're notoriously lazy when it comes to actually plugging in our phones and syncing, we fired up the program on our jailbroken 3GS in order to see exactly what the law-abiders in attendance were missing out on.

    Installation couldn't have been easier. We parted ways with our Hamilton, downloaded the necessary companion software for our laptop, and fired up the application. The iPhone was immediately recognized, and after a few prompts we were ready for action. Syncing was just as easy as it normally is (with "easy" being a relative term here), just without that iPod wire hanging around and bumming everyone out. We will say, however, that things weren't as snappy OTA as a standard hardwired connection. It was a bit sluggish on the first couple of runs, and although iTunes crashed a few times (boo), we're fairly confident in saying that a poor WiFi connection was to blame for the jankiness. Once we migrated closer to the router, things went much smoother. Still unsure if it's worth the investment? Then give the video past the break a look.

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    Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone video hands-on: it works! originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 17 May 2010 10:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Google no longer investigating shoddy 3G on the Nexus One

    Google no longer investigating shoddy 3G on the Nexus One

    What's that you say? Your Nexus One can't hold a 3G signal worth a damn? Bummer, dude! In a response to the angry masses demanding a OTA fix to rid them of their woes, Google employee Ry Guy has disclosed that they're no longer "investigating further engineering improvements".

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  • Internet: Theres been an OTA Droid Update! Motorola: Uh, no there hasn’t.

    Internet: Theres been an OTA Droid Update! Motorola: Uh, no there hasn’t.

    Over the past day or so, reports have been pouring in from around the Internet that Motorola Droid users were suddenly seeing a surprise over-the-air update hit their handsets. "Better battery life!" they said, "And Facebook bugs have been fixed!" This wasn't an isolated reported, by any means. Dozens upon dozens of forumgoers proclaimed that they'd received it, and a few other blogs confirmed it. And yet..

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  • First Droid Eris update makes the slow OTA rollout starting tonight

    First Droid Eris update makes the slow OTA rollout starting tonight

    Sorry, no Android 2.0 here (yet), but Verizon's version of the HTC Hero is now getting its first over-the-air update. Known by its affection title of Droid Eris ROM:1.16.605.1, the patch is more or less the usual minor tweaks and improvements, although those who like to dramatically hang up on someone should be advised that the phone goes into screensaver while on call, and two presses of the End key will be required to exit the mode and then conclude said conversation. The week-long rollout starts at midnight ET tonight, but as usual, it could take up to a week to hit your system. Full patch notes after the break.

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    First Droid Eris update makes the slow OTA rollout starting tonight originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Dec 2009 23:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Verizon Motorola Droid gets 2.0.1 software update

    Verizon Motorola Droid gets 2.0.1 software update

    Just one month after the release of the Motorola Droid, the first software patch has arrived. Verizon has just begun distributing the OTA update - so if you haven't been alerted already, you should be seeing it before too long. First things first, make sure your device is up to at least a 40% charge (or 20%, if it's currently plugged into a power source), as you won't be able to upgrade otherwise. After that, it's just a matter of waiting around for the update to land on your device - or if you're feelin' antsy, try manually updating ("Home" > "Menu" > "Settings" > "About phone" > "System updates"). Check after the jump for the change log.

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  • Moto Cliq gets an OTA update, still running Android v1.5

    Moto Cliq gets an OTA update, still running Android v1.5

    Upset that your Motorola Cliq is still running Android v1.5? Think the battery life stinks? Motorola’s get a patch for one of those problems, but not the other. Early this morning, Moto began pushing an over-the-air update to Cliq owners. Alas, it doesn’t look like they’ve managed to port the BLUR user interface over to Android [...]

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  • A prime example of why we need portable DTV

    A prime example of why we need portable DTV

    Look at this dude. He wants some TV while he’s enjoying a cup at Starbucks. The only thing is that the switch to digital now requires him to carry a converter box alongside his black and white tube TV. If only the powers at hand could move along the development and approval of ATSC-M/H, he [...]

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  • Great map to help with the DTV reception

    Great map to help with the DTV reception

    Digital OTA is great, but it can be a tad tricky to pick up sometimes. This Google Map mash-up should help by providing data on where station's broadcast towers are and how much power is needed to pick up the given station. We only have a few days left before the June 12th shutoff, btw. Is your family ready?

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  • Hands-on with the official Verizon update for the Blackberry Storm

    Hands-on with the official Verizon update for the Blackberry Storm

    Great news: The Blackberry Storm is finally usable. Most of our issues with the phone were resolved with the first official Verizon update for the Storm. It's now a quality phone that's worthy of the BlackBerry name. As of Sunday, May 31, the update is available via either directly from the support section of VZW.com or from an OTA download. We downloaded the update over the air yesterday and it took about 2 hours for the 19MB update - the servers were probably running at full capacity. Once it finished downloading and installing, we were instantly pleased.

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