Use Odin to flash.
I can be messaging, emailing, or web browsing, when I suddenly try to back up, back out, or exit to find the Menu, Home, Back, & Search keys unresponsive. Pressing the Power/Lock key at this point takes a 'Screen shot' -- nothing more. I must remove the battery to restart & get back to a usable state.
I was told updating may resolve this. Can I update to 2.3 without Verizon?
I have tried updating the OS, but the Verizon handset on PagePlus doesn't seem to find updates.
Kies does not find an update.
Firmware Ver: 2.2.2
Kernal Ver: 184.108.40.206
Any suggestions appreciated.
If I remember correctly, the Samsung Fascinate is one of the handsets that won't get an OTA update, even via WiFi, unless it is currently on a Vzw account. I don't know why.
If you don't want to use the procedure 94SupraTT suggested, you could find somebody with a smartphone already on Vzw, temporarily switch your phone for their phone on their account, get the OTA update, and then switch their phone back onto their account, and your phone back to PPC. But before you do this, it might be good to wait for somebody to verify that they have done this successfully.
My PagePlus Phone History---11 Years & Counting
- Ericsson AF738, Jul 01 - Dec 03, Std Plan, $30/Yr
- Qualcomm QCP 2760, Dec 03 - Feb 08, Std Plan, $30/Yr
- LG VX-8600, Feb 08 - Apr 10, Std Plan, $30/Yr
- Samsung Omnia SCH-i910, Apr 10 - Nov 11, Std Plan, $80/Yr
- HTC Droid Incredible, Nov 11 - Present, Std Plan, $80/Yr
Are there other newer Android smartphones that may/will get OTA updates while on PPC?
Like an HTC as you use.
Would a rooted unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-i515 work on PPC? (I assume so)
I do know from first hand experience a few weeks ago that if you have an old Incredible or Ally that hasn't yet received the latest/last OTA update, thost two phones will still receive the OTA update via WiFi, even if they are not activated with any service.
In addition to the Fascinate, I've also read that the Incredible 2 WON'T receive OTA updates unless on a Vzw account. There may be others.
I don't know all phones that will or won't receive OTA updates while not on a Vzw account. Possibly search HoFo or Google to get that info for other phone models.
The SCH-i515 will not work on PPC without modifications because it is a 4G phone. However, postpaid Vzw 3G Androids are fully functional on PPC without modification.
I received a prompt for an OTA update on my Incredible. It is unrooted and currently running Android 2.3.4.
I haven't decided yet if I'm going to install it.Originally Posted by My Incredible
Vzw's page about this: http://support.verizonwireless.com/s...ncredible.html
Another post about this: http://www.lazytechguys.com/news/os-...d-4-08-605-15/
Darn....that might decide whether or not I should get a Fascinate as my next PPC phone....that stinks.
Two things may help:
Disabling background data
Killing some non-essential apps. Some only start at boot and are non-persistent such as Yahoo Messenger. You can keep an eye on these settings/applications/running. You can uninstall some that you don't need.