Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | ... | 42
173 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Subscriber

  Reply # 1421479 5-Nov-2015 10:49
Send private message quote this post

thewanderingv: Have any of you recieved any OTA updates? The build on the 2degrees N6P seems to be two builds lower than the latest version. The late-October and early November patches don't seem to have come through.

On my second N6P which my parents picked up in Australia, the OTA update came through almost immediately after I started the phone up and connected it to a network.


Update: I managed to force the OTA update by doing these steps:

 

     

  1. Put your device into air-plane mode (i.e. disable all connectivity options)
  2. Go to Settings -> Apps -> Google Services Framework (You may need to enable the "Show System" option)
  3. Click on Clear cache (if enabled)
  4. Click on Clear data (and OK the warning)
  5. Click on Force stop (and OK the warning)
  6. Disable air-plane mode (e.g. enable WiFI)
  7. Check that you have access to the network
  8. Wait (usually no more than a couple of minutes)
  9. Optionally, go back to Settings -> About Phone/Tablet -> System Updates -> Check now

 


It picked up the November updates and is now the latest build.


477 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 404

Subscriber

  Reply # 1421497 5-Nov-2015 11:06
Send private message quote this post

For anyone looking for USB C cables that won't fry the host, a Google engineer has taken it upon himself to review some on Amazon. I recommend you check them out. Details here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/LH4PPgVrKVN

 
 
 
 


153 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 45


  Reply # 1421506 5-Nov-2015 11:20
Send private message quote this post

mimihau: Hey guys - I'm keen to get hold of one of these today if possible.  Anyone know if they're in stock at any stores in Auckland?  Thanks!


warehouse stationery is showing them as in stock



n95

161 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1421532 5-Nov-2015 11:38
Send private message quote this post

ramboky: For anyone looking for USB C cables that won't fry the host, a Google engineer has taken it upon himself to review some on Amazon. I recommend you check them out. Details here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/LH4PPgVrKVN


And here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/jGP5249NppF if you are lucky enough to have a Chromebook Pixel is a way to test your cable. I have order 2 USB C cables from here: http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/7019669768.html?orderId=70165784316693 but have know why of knowing if the comply so won't be using them in my 6P 

2484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 557

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1421541 5-Nov-2015 11:44
Send private message quote this post

nakedmolerat: How can 2degrees hold up the update for a Nexus branded phone??? Are you sure on that?


Yes started a year - 18 months ago with the nexus 5 update to lollipop or something, google also updated 1 of their T&C's to say delays can be done from carrier

Edit:
Found info http://www.androidauthority.com/google-nexus-update-policy-changed-waits-may-longer-depending-carrier-571594/

A
nd from google

https://support.google.com/playedition/answer/4457705

2484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 557

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1421542 5-Nov-2015 11:46
Send private message quote this post

thewanderingv:
thewanderingv: Have any of you recieved any OTA updates? The build on the 2degrees N6P seems to be two builds lower than the latest version. The late-October and early November patches don't seem to have come through.

On my second N6P which my parents picked up in Australia, the OTA update came through almost immediately after I started the phone up and connected it to a network.


Update: I managed to force the OTA update by doing these steps:

 

     

  1. Put your device into air-plane mode (i.e. disable all connectivity options)
  2. Go to Settings -> Apps -> Google Services Framework (You may need to enable the "Show System" option)
  3. Click on Clear cache (if enabled)
  4. Click on Clear data (and OK the warning)
  5. Click on Force stop (and OK the warning)
  6. Disable air-plane mode (e.g. enable WiFI)
  7. Check that you have access to the network
  8. Wait (usually no more than a couple of minutes)
  9. Optionally, go back to Settings -> About Phone/Tablet -> System Updates -> Check now

 


It picked up the November updates and is now the latest build.



There was a write up about doing this and a google engineer saying why it was not a good idea as it gives you a new ID in the google service framework or something which can give some users issues later on.



94 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  Reply # 1421662 5-Nov-2015 13:17
Send private message quote this post

tripp:
thewanderingv:
thewanderingv: Have any of you recieved any OTA updates? The build on the 2degrees N6P seems to be two builds lower than the latest version. The late-October and early November patches don't seem to have come through.

On my second N6P which my parents picked up in Australia, the OTA update came through almost immediately after I started the phone up and connected it to a network.


Update: I managed to force the OTA update by doing these steps:

 

     

  1. Put your device into air-plane mode (i.e. disable all connectivity options)
  2. Go to Settings -> Apps -> Google Services Framework (You may need to enable the "Show System" option)
  3. Click on Clear cache (if enabled)
  4. Click on Clear data (and OK the warning)
  5. Click on Force stop (and OK the warning)
  6. Disable air-plane mode (e.g. enable WiFI)
  7. Check that you have access to the network
  8. Wait (usually no more than a couple of minutes)
  9. Optionally, go back to Settings -> About Phone/Tablet -> System Updates -> Check now

 


It picked up the November updates and is now the latest build.



There was a write up about doing this and a google engineer saying why it was not a good idea as it gives you a new ID in the google service framework or something which can give some users issues later on.




I received an update as soon as I fired it up. Didn't put a Sim in it for a couple of days, so it has nothing to do with the telco.

Google stagger the roll-out of updates by a kind of lottery. This method will certainly give you another chance in the lottery each time you do it, but it does it at the expense of your existing Google ID. Lots of apps use the ID, so it can cause problems. The only one I came across was that it broke the Play Store. Mostly it doesn't break it, but it can. I can't exactly remember the fix, but IIRC it involves removing your Google account from the phone and then adding it back. Not a major, but it's quite frightening when the Play Store stops working and just keeps giving you a stream of download errors. In short, I'd recommend patience and refrain from forcing the update.

167 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1421677 5-Nov-2015 13:35
quote this post

Are others having issue with auto rotate not working at all? Doubled checked all settings



2585 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 172


  Reply # 1421678 5-Nov-2015 13:40
Send private message quote this post

friendlymonkey: Are others having issue with auto rotate not working at all? Doubled checked all settings


Mine is working fine. Might have a dud unit? :(

477 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 404

Subscriber

  Reply # 1421679 5-Nov-2015 13:45
Send private message quote this post

n95:
ramboky: For anyone looking for USB C cables that won't fry the host, a Google engineer has taken it upon himself to review some on Amazon. I recommend you check them out. Details here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/LH4PPgVrKVN


And here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/jGP5249NppF if you are lucky enough to have a Chromebook Pixel is a way to test your cable. I have order 2 USB C cables from here: http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/7019669768.html?orderId=70165784316693 but have know why of knowing if the comply so won't be using them in my 6P


I ordered exactly the same cables, they arrived yesterday. I'll grab the multimeter and try to test them tonight. Would be a shame to have to throw them away.

2484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 557

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1421683 5-Nov-2015 13:54
Send private message quote this post

FazerDude:
tripp:
thewanderingv:
thewanderingv: Have any of you recieved any OTA updates? The build on the 2degrees N6P seems to be two builds lower than the latest version. The late-October and early November patches don't seem to have come through.

On my second N6P which my parents picked up in Australia, the OTA update came through almost immediately after I started the phone up and connected it to a network.


Update: I managed to force the OTA update by doing these steps:

 

     

  1. Put your device into air-plane mode (i.e. disable all connectivity options)
  2. Go to Settings -> Apps -> Google Services Framework (You may need to enable the "Show System" option)
  3. Click on Clear cache (if enabled)
  4. Click on Clear data (and OK the warning)
  5. Click on Force stop (and OK the warning)
  6. Disable air-plane mode (e.g. enable WiFI)
  7. Check that you have access to the network
  8. Wait (usually no more than a couple of minutes)
  9. Optionally, go back to Settings -> About Phone/Tablet -> System Updates -> Check now

 


It picked up the November updates and is now the latest build.



There was a write up about doing this and a google engineer saying why it was not a good idea as it gives you a new ID in the google service framework or something which can give some users issues later on.




I received an update as soon as I fired it up. Didn't put a Sim in it for a couple of days, so it has nothing to do with the telco.

Google stagger the roll-out of updates by a kind of lottery. This method will certainly give you another chance in the lottery each time you do it, but it does it at the expense of your existing Google ID. Lots of apps use the ID, so it can cause problems. The only one I came across was that it broke the Play Store. Mostly it doesn't break it, but it can. I can't exactly remember the fix, but IIRC it involves removing your Google account from the phone and then adding it back. Not a major, but it's quite frightening when the Play Store stops working and just keeps giving you a stream of download errors. In short, I'd recommend patience and refrain from forcing the update.


It does have things to do with the telco's

Info here
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=150065

45 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1421717 5-Nov-2015 14:54
Send private message quote this post

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/11/03/s/

s
o if you scroll down in the comments there is a photo of the guy who bent the two 6P's on youtube.

if true, it appears that he is a bodybuilder of some sort... no wonder he was able to bend the damn thing with guns the size of tree trunks...

477 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 404

Subscriber

  Reply # 1421733 5-Nov-2015 15:34
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

GoogleGeek88: http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/11/03/s/

so if you scroll down in the comments there is a photo of the guy who bent the two 6P's on youtube.

if true, it appears that he is a bodybuilder of some sort... no wonder he was able to bend the damn thing with guns the size of tree trunks...


I don't think it matters either way, it looks like you need to apply pressure to a particular point with your thumbs and pull back on the top and bottom with your fingers. The chances of that happening during some kind of accident seem pretty slim to me. So far I've only seen one report of a bent phone which wasn't bent on purpose and his appeared to come that way from the factory.

n95

161 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1421746 5-Nov-2015 15:56
Send private message quote this post

ramboky:
n95:
ramboky: For anyone looking for USB C cables that won't fry the host, a Google engineer has taken it upon himself to review some on Amazon. I recommend you check them out. Details here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/LH4PPgVrKVN


And here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BensonLeung/posts/jGP5249NppF if you are lucky enough to have a Chromebook Pixel is a way to test your cable. I have order 2 USB C cables from here: http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/7019669768.html?orderId=70165784316693 but have know why of knowing if the comply so won't be using them in my 6P


I ordered exactly the same cables, they arrived yesterday. I'll grab the multimeter and try to test them tonight. Would be a shame to have to throw them away.


Thanks ramboky that would be great. Mine have not arrived yet so can't test myself. I bought them after someone else here posted a link (maybe yourself?)

167 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1421822 5-Nov-2015 16:40
quote this post

Turns out the orcon genius go app really messes things up on my 6p. When installed auto rotate doesn't work, can't hear anyone in phone calls and playing media only the top speaker works at a very low volume. Uninstalled and all sorted

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | ... | 42
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel unveils the 8th Gen Intel Core Processor family for desktop
Posted 25-Sep-2017 19:45


Chow brothers plan to invest NZ$100 million in technology
Posted 24-Sep-2017 16:24


Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.