I finally got it to start upgrading, but it got to about the 10th or 11th green bar before it stopped and went back to the main screen saying "update failed, please try again" or something similar to this.
Now the phone when turning on keeps flashing white screen then turning back off and on constantly for a few minutes before it actually turns off for good.
When I try to re-flash it, SEUS says it already has the latest updated software. I heard someone say reflashing helps but how do you do this when SEUS will not let me continue since it says I have a latest firmware?
I ran the update service program installed the last time I updated my phone. New version seems more stable, it has not crashed yet, but the day is young. It is running a bit faster and now you can check the home screen on the phone when the keys are locked. Quite handy since you don't have to unlock the phone to see if you have messages or missed calls. Other than that, no major differences that I can tell.
An interesting tidbit, the phone's date and time were reset to 9/11/06 at around 12:40 or so UTC time...
finally able to show the contact list by first name, last name; instead of last name, first name..
memory seems to be better managed a bit by couple of megabytes..
for me, UI doesn't seem to be faster...
only other difference i saw was the hang-up sound which doesn't bother me...
Just updated to R9A02 tonight. I wish they'd actually come with a "what's new" file. This is a major release, so expect it to take some time for it to complete, even after when it's disconnected from your computer.
Confirmed changes I notice so far:
1) IMAP4 no longer displays new messages to folders not subscribed (eg, trash, etc)
2) Ability to use multiple incoming / out going servers in email
3) IMAP directory walk is now considerably faster, header fetching is done by blocks.
4) Minor cometic changes to Music player
5) Video player now can define buffer size
6) Video player now pre-fetches properly , over all performance improvement
7) Bluetooth transfer speed is now over 50K/s
8) Task manager can be killed
9) Better memory management.
10) Sync Mail box does not appear unless it's configured.
11) Files can now be written by file manager to root directory of memory stick
12) outbound calls are now default caller id hidden
13) Email configuration wizard (it opens up to SE website0