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