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#224270 10-Nov-2017 09:33
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When oh when will Spark release the Nougat 7.1 update for their Spark branded Spectre Sony Xperia Z5. Sigh new world problems

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  #1898669 10-Nov-2017 09:52
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Spark don't release it Sony push it out

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  #1898723 10-Nov-2017 10:30
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Then why has my wife's unbranded Xperia Z5 on Vodafone got the latest version and my Xperia Z5 on Spark hasn't ? . I tried to load the latest firmware from XperiaBlog but the installation programme said my Bootloader was locked and it would not proceed with the update. I assumed Spark had locked it as this was the "Spectre" release with their flashy logo on startup. Any helpful answers greatly received


 
 
 
 


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  #1898732 10-Nov-2017 10:34
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Generally how it works is Sony push it out, spark will add bloat etc then release it. If telco branded/specific your best bet is to ask spark if and when they plan to release it.

Or flash over the VF ROM.

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  #1898735 10-Nov-2017 10:38
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Most likely as the device is locked to Spark and the manufacture has provided Vodafone the latest firmware to test and approve then the manufacture pushes it out. I suppose this has not happened for Spark. Look through forums and look at the rage from users on Samsung products where one camp gets it a week before the other ETC.

 

I am sure there are many viable options on XDA that do not require root. Might need to pay to unlock it though. 

 

 


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  #1898806 10-Nov-2017 11:22
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I have a two similar related questions....

 

I bought an unlocked 2degrees branded Samsung S8... I put a Skinny SIM in it.

 

Do the updates (particularly Android updates) come (pushed) from 2degrees, Spark, Skinny or Samsung? (I am sure it did receive an automatic update a few months back)

 

And, having received an update, is it still a 2degrees mobile... or has that now changed to Skinny... or spark? (There is no branding at start up, but there is an un-deletable 2degrees app installed).

 

 

 

 


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  #1898808 10-Nov-2017 11:24
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Updates are not related to the carriers SIM card in the handset and Samsung push out the updates

 

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  #1898904 10-Nov-2017 13:11
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I’ve always understood the process to be a combination of Google, the manufacturers, and the telcos.

HTC released this infographic a while ago

 
 
 
 


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  #1898909 10-Nov-2017 13:39
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In general, you shouldn't expect any updates to an Android phone after you buy it.

 

Maybe one day in the future Google will somehow take more control back from the plethora of manufacturers and be responsible for updates. Maybe a common driver platform with Google responsible for the OS up, plus a manufacturer skin. I wouldn't hold your breath though.


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Linux: Spark don't release it Sony push it out

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If it's a spark sold phone with a Spark ROM, Spark absolutely do push it out. (Once they receive it from Sony, of course)

 


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  #1898964 10-Nov-2017 15:15
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kyhwana2:
Linux: Spark don't release it Sony push it out

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If it's a spark sold phone with a Spark ROM, Spark absolutely do push it out. (Once they receive it from Sony, of course)


No Spark don't push it out, Spark siimply test it and then go back to Sony saying approved or not

Then it's back to Sony to push out

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  #1898973 10-Nov-2017 15:29
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Ahhh, so if I put my wife's Voda sim in it should update and then I can put my Spark one back in ????

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Linux: Spark don't release it Sony push it out

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If it's a spark sold phone with a Spark ROM, Spark absolutely do push it out. (Once they receive it from Sony, of course)


No Spark don't push it out, Spark siimply test it and then go back to Sony saying approved or not

Then it's back to Sony to push out

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Ah, right. I used the wrong word then, instead of push it's "block". As in it isn't rolled out until Spark says so.

 

So given that Nokia has pushed the November security updates out already, Spark will be "allowing" Nokia to push this months security patches out Soon right?

 


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  #1898992 10-Nov-2017 16:43
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ubernoob: Ahhh, so if I put my wife's Voda sim in it should update and then I can put my Spark one back in ????

 

No. It's still a Spark handset regardless of what SIM it has in it.

 

 




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  #1898995 10-Nov-2017 16:46
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Yep thanks Mr Biddle just discovered that, no luck there

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  #1899069 10-Nov-2017 21:06
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timmmay:

 

In general, you shouldn't expect any updates to an Android phone after you buy it.

 

Maybe one day in the future Google will somehow take more control back from the plethora of manufacturers and be responsible for updates. Maybe a common driver platform with Google responsible for the OS up, plus a manufacturer skin. I wouldn't hold your breath though.

 

 

Having had Nexus 4 and 5, Samsung Galaxy 6 & 7, and more recently Sony XZ, I cannot complain of both Android system updates, security patches, or application updates. Ditto with Amazon Fire HD and Fire TV. Yes the plethora of manufacturers does cause fragmentation but the mainstream vendors do OK in MHO

 

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