The dinosaur lives! If you own the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ with a Verizon 3G radio tucked deep inside, you will want to start hammering your system updates button over the next few days to check for a Gingerbread (Android 2.3.5) update that should be on the way. It’s roughly 68MB and will make your device feel like new again. There is just something extraordinarily stable about Android 2.3 that can take a device from the grave to at least the walking dead.
In the update, you will find the new GB download manager, better front facing camera support, security patches, and more power management options. No telling yet if the UI will change much or if it will keep that semi-stock launcher look. And not that I love TouchWiz, but it would add to the feature set of this long lost tablet.
The LG forum let it slip last night that the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the Revolution could start today. Without a change log though, we were a little hesitant to jump on board with that. Well, good news this morning, as the list of changes has been uploaded and published by Verizon. It’s 87.8MB in size and should be on everyone’s phones by 11/2.
Be sure to let us know if you receive it! And I guess that leaves the Charge on Froyo? You go Samsung!
According to LG’s official support forum, the Revolution should see an update to Gingerbread starting tomorrow (October 28). We scoured Verizon’s website and could not find any evidence of this actually happening, so we will just have to see what happens in the morning.
Via: LG Forum
Sooooo it’s sort of rolling out. Three or four readers hit us up to let us know that they were able to pull the Gingerbread update for the Thunderbolt within the last hour. Build 2.11.605.5 is what you should be seeing, once HTC or Verizon’s servers catch up with the massive group of people trying to get in on the action.
To check for yourself, head into Settings>Software update>Check new.
Update: As of this morning, almost all of us are still seeing the “SERVICE UNAVAILABLE” message when checking for the update. There is a chance that they populated it to the server to get it ready and a lucky few were able to snag it before it was pulled again. We’ll keep you updated as we see it go live again.
Update 8:57AM: Folks are starting to ping our inbox with successful updates. My device is still hating the world, but be sure to start checking now to see if you are able to pull it.
Update 9:30AM: Verizon just made it official. The update has official begun to roll out. Feel free to start hammering on your phones.
Cheers NZT and everyone else!
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After HTC and Verizon released 2.11.605.3 for the Thunderbolt, they quickly realized that it had a couple of very serious bugs (broken voicemail notifcations and a major security vulnerability) and pulled it. Now, almost a month later, they have returned with a new version rolling in at 2.11.605.5 which just so happened to have leaked last week. It fixes both of those major issues we just pointed out, along with Bluetooth security and those random SMS message sessions.
The update is 146MB in size and could be available in the coming days.
No word yet on how HTC will update those that actually accepted the 2.11.605.3 update.
At this point it’s no secret that the HTC Thunderbolt‘s Gingerbread update was not of the highest quality and was eventually pulled. Google Talk with Video didn’t work, it broke notifications for voicemails, and had all sorts of SMS and weather syncing issues. Let’s also not forget about that security vulnerability that a number of HTC devices were found to have, including the Tbolt. Owners of the device have been more-than-frustrated to say the least.
As of today though, it’s looking like a new update is inching closer that will fix all of those previously mentioned bugs. A new RUU has leaked as build 2.11.605.5. It can be flashed by everyone including non-rooted users. Just remember that this will wipe your device clean – you will lose everything. (more…)
Been wondering what happened to the Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt? Well, after early adopters noticed that their device could no longer receive voicemail notifications once they had updated, it was pulled with no future date in sight. And then, just a week or so later, a security vulnerability was pointed out to HTC which we are assuming is what’s causing the additional delay. A voicemail bug can’t be that hard to fix, right? Who knows about a security issue like that though.
So what is the latest? According to HTC’s official Twitter account, it will be here “soon.” Damn do we love that word! With no time table given at this point, we are about out of ideas as to when you may see it. The original Incredible still doesn’t have it by the way, so you aren’t alone Tbolt owners. What a mess.
We had almost forgotten about the DROID2 Global and its Gingerbread update getting pulled back in September over an Exchange encryption issue when a new support document showed up in our inbox. Everything must be squared away now, as the new build of 4.5.608 has been approved and should be made available shortly. Normally when these support documents arrive, the update shows up within a week or so. Well, unless you have the Incredible or Thunderbolt that is.
The changelog hasn’t changed from last time and can be found here.