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  Reply # 1151508 10-Oct-2014 20:19
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I've had an OTA update several months ago and it was seamless. 

 

 

 

Ie update pop-up accepted installs new OS and away it goes. 

 

 

 

This first time with updates I have had problems. Ie HTC Hero, One X, HTC One.

 

 

 

Might click on don't install and readdress it in couple weeks when I've got time to potentially factory reset and try again.

 

 

 

Thanks for input.

 

 

 

A.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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  Reply # 1151697 11-Oct-2014 08:59
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afe66: I've had an OTA update several months ago and it was seamless. 
 
Ie update pop-up accepted installs new OS and away it goes. 
 
This first time with updates I have had problems. Ie HTC Hero, One X, HTC One.
 
Might click on don't install and readdress it in couple weeks when I've got time to potentially factory reset and try again.
 
Thanks for input.
 
A.
 
 
 


In that case I would try deleting and re downloading the update when you get a chance. There isn't a chance anyone has mickeyed with your phone in the interim is there?




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  Reply # 1151753 11-Oct-2014 10:47
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Last night chose Do not install to make update nagging go away and it said it would delete the update.

 

 

Then downloaded again on WiFi instead of mobile and tried to install update and got the same problem.

 

 

Pretty sure no one fiddled my phone as no one at home plus friends iPhone users.

 

 

Am wondering whether taking part in Sonia Beta app program may have changed something or Google Now Swipe disabler did too but disabler app predates the last successful update.

 

 

But of mystery this.

 

 

A.

 

 


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  Reply # 1152537 13-Oct-2014 09:36
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So, in case anyone isn't aware, the latest update (to firmware version 6.11.980.9) is finally available on Vodafone NZ. I spent the weekend trying to work out why it wouldn't install on my phone, only to finally discover that it's because the Twitter app on my phone doesn't have the correct signature. Yeah, that would be because I UNINSTALLED IT!!! Freaking hell! All that random, unneeded bloatware HAS TO STAY ON YOUR PHONE OR YOU CAN'T OTA UPDATE! 

So, if anyone else has removed any of the crap that comes on the phone, note that you need to get it back again for the updates to work!

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  Reply # 1152554 13-Oct-2014 09:41
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Interesting.

I have disabled alot of the apps which I dont want (facebook, google+, movies etc)

I suppose I may be to reactivate them and see what happens.

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  Reply # 1152572 13-Oct-2014 10:00
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afe66: Interesting.

I have disabled alot of the apps which I dont want (facebook, google+, movies etc)

I suppose I may be to reactivate them and see what happens.

A.


What do you mean by "disabled" exactly? I forcibly uninstalled them using Ti backup...if they are still ON the device then it *should* still be ok I'd have thought

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  Reply # 1152980 13-Oct-2014 16:19
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markl: So, in case anyone isn't aware, the latest update (to firmware version 6.11.980.9) is finally available on Vodafone NZ.



Maybe pedantic but not sure this is totally correct - I have a 'Vodafone' phone running on Spark and I downloaded the update via Spark late last week. When the update was available to 'Spark' phones several weeks ago, I couldn't get it even though I have a Spark SIM.



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  Reply # 1152984 13-Oct-2014 16:26
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eracode:
markl: So, in case anyone isn't aware, the latest update (to firmware version 6.11.980.9) is finally available on Vodafone NZ.



Maybe pedantic but not sure this is totally correct - I have a 'Vodafone' phone running on Spark and I downloaded the update via Spark late last week. When the update was available to 'Spark' phones several weeks ago, I couldn't get it even I have a Spark SIM.


SIM has nothing to do with it as far as I'm aware. All to do with the CID.
However, the update incorporating the new 'Eye' features has started rolling out to WWE M8s and had been promised for the M7 so will be interesting to see what that brings in this part of the world. Shame HTC hasn't accelerated it's separation of its OEM features from the OS. That way we wouldn't have to wait for carrier approval to get the goodies.




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  Reply # 1152996 13-Oct-2014 16:37
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markl:
afe66: Interesting.

I have disabled alot of the apps which I dont want (facebook, google+, movies etc)

I suppose I may be to reactivate them and see what happens.

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What do you mean by "disabled" exactly? I forcibly uninstalled them using Ti backup...if they are still ON the device then it *should* still be ok I'd have thought



Going into settings, then apps, and then press disable.

As you imply it probably wont make any difference to my problem but it was somethinbg new to try before I use the thermonuclear factory reset..


A.


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  Reply # 1153086 13-Oct-2014 19:16
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afe66:
markl:
afe66: Interesting.

I have disabled alot of the apps which I dont want (facebook, google+, movies etc)

I suppose I may be to reactivate them and see what happens.

A.


What do you mean by "disabled" exactly? I forcibly uninstalled them using Ti backup...if they are still ON the device then it *should* still be ok I'd have thought



Going into settings, then apps, and then press disable.

As you imply it probably wont make any difference to my problem but it was somethinbg new to try before I use the thermonuclear factory reset..


A.



Correct - quite a bit different to my (self made) problem. Hey, with your issue, if you switch into recovery mode it might just run the update with no issues...have you tried that? 

In the white fastboot menu screen you described, you can switch between the options in the menu using the volume up and down keys. You can select an option using the power button. To get from where you were into the recovery subsystem, select the Bootloader option, then select the "Recovery" option in the next menu. See if it does then kick the update off.

If not, you can open up access to the recovery menu by holding down the volume up key and then holding down on the power button, until the "back" and "home" soft buttons below the screen start to flash. When that happens, release the buttons and you should see the recovery menu. From here you can select "reboot system" if you want to back out and go back to your old build, or you can try to manually kick the update off, by selecting the "install fro phone storage" option. If you choose that option, you then need to use the next "menu" - to browse to the location of your downloads folder. The OTA update zip should be in there. Select it, and confirm that you want to install. The advantage of this method is that you can see logging and progress information, so you know what is going on, and as in my case, you can see if there are any error messages reported. 

Cheers
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  Reply # 1158508 20-Oct-2014 14:43
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Latest list from HTC appears to show M7 (and M8 for that matter) running Sense being upgraded to Lollipop Jan-Mar next year. So adding the carrier's delays on top of that would mean Mar-May 15 for our M7s. Or about the same time as I will be considering the M9 with Lollipop preinstalled for purchase.
Source:
http://www.droid-now.com/2014/10/android-5-0-lollipop-update-plan-htc-devices/

Other considerations are that Lollipop is ART out of the box so I won't be able to run Xposed framework as it requires dalvik. Mind you as time goes on I'm finding more apps to achieve stuff, that mean I rely less on Xposed (root required though).




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  Reply # 1158527 20-Oct-2014 15:01
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Dingbatt: Latest list from HTC appears to show M7 (and M8 for that matter) running Sense being upgraded to Lollipop Jan-Mar next year. So adding the carrier's delays on top of that would mean Mar-May 15 for our M7s. Or about the same time as I will be considering the M9 with Lollipop preinstalled for purchase.
Source:
http://www.droid-now.com/2014/10/android-5-0-lollipop-update-plan-htc-devices/

Other considerations are that Lollipop is ART out of the box so I won't be able to run Xposed framework as it requires dalvik. Mind you as time goes on I'm finding more apps to achieve stuff, that mean I rely less on Xposed (root required though).


Yeah, its a tough call...personally I'm sick of waiting for the carriers to approve an update when there are no carrier specific apps or anything on it, and having to wait for issues that Vodafone NZ didn't spot, but VF Australia found, is RIDICULOUS to me. I'm planning to convert to GPE, and go down that route to get Lollipop on my M7, then look at a replacement some time around when the M9 (if that's what they do) is due to come out...

On the XPosed framework, I'm still to re-install it since factory resetting my phone a couple of weeks ago. I'm just not missing what it provided, so I doubt I'll put it back on.



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  Reply # 1158574 20-Oct-2014 15:41
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markl:
On the XPosed framework, I'm still to re-install it since factory resetting my phone a couple weeks ago. I'm just not missing what it provided, so I doubt I'll put it back on.


I am approaching Xposed from the opposite direction by removing modules and seeing if I really miss them. I was running a Viper Rom and liked some of the tweaks to Sense that it allowed. So I found some modules, namely Sense 6 Toolbox, Extended Settings, HTC One Tweaker that give the same functionality. There is some doubling up but I have been careful not to activate similar functions in different modules to avoid conflicts.
One I use all the time is NFC Lockscreen Off, which allows the NFC to be active while the phone is locked (but screen on) so I can use tags without having to unlock the phone. It also has a setting for continuous NFC even with the screen off, but that is a real battery hog. But once again I can use Tasker to get round it if Lollipop dictates removing Xposed. The original reason for installing Xposed was to get round the limitation of the Okay Google API being only for Nexus devices, but that has long since passed.

Perhaps the biggest benefit I see in Lollipop is the Project Volta. While the material look and animations, the improved notifications and the like are nice, anything that improves battery life is top of the list for me.




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  Reply # 1166271 1-Nov-2014 07:55
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Didn't do anything in the end, ignored the update request.

But phone died last night, wouldn't charge on either the official supplied charger or a kindle backup one. Ie charging LED not light up.

Left it on charge all night.

This morning still dead.

I'll try the vodafone store on Monday. Hopefully not get run around about it being 15 months old and no longer warranteed etc..

Bugger.

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  Reply # 1166284 1-Nov-2014 08:32
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afe66: Didn't do anything in the end, ignored the update request.

But phone died last night, wouldn't charge on either the official supplied charger or a kindle backup one. Ie charging LED not light up.

Left it on charge all night.

This morning still dead.

I'll try the vodafone store on Monday. Hopefully not get run around about it being 15 months old and no longer warranteed etc..

Bugger.

A.


These have a two year warranty afaik

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