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  #2421235 14-Feb-2020 21:40
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My 6.1 plus is still languishing on 9 (Nov 19 update).


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  #2421325 15-Feb-2020 09:55
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It was reported in this thread in Reddit that Spark is still testing Android 10 before release in New Zealand. It does seem to be glacially slow, when the rest of the world have charged ahead.

 

I myself sideloaded pretty much straight away once the OTA was available, and have since added the January security patch.


 
 
 
 


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  #2422707 17-Feb-2020 19:38
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How does one side load and find the patches?

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  #2422832 18-Feb-2020 05:11
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You can visit XDA Developers, where all the OTA files are available, plus instructions.


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  #2422833 18-Feb-2020 05:40
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Thank you.
If it is spark holding back the update they are running my Android one experience.
Having a carrier hold back security updates is silly.
This annoys me enough that will probably switch to iPhone next phone updated time.

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  #2422843 18-Feb-2020 07:45
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sekhment: Thank you.
If it is spark holding back the update they are running my Android one experience.
Having a carrier hold back security updates is silly.
This annoys me enough that will probably switch to iPhone next phone updated time.


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  #2422891 18-Feb-2020 09:05
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sekhment: Thank you.
If it is spark holding back the update they are running my Android one experience.
Having a carrier hold back security updates is silly.
This annoys me enough that will probably switch to iPhone next phone updated time.

 

How exactly are they ruining it?

 

  • Current version buggy?
  • Lack of features?
  • Can't brag to your mates that you have the latest version?

Do you know of anyone who has been compromised through not having the latest security patch? I don't. When they roll out I get them installed. If you're really worried about security it surprises me you'd even consider side loading.

 

In my experience OS updates are generally small tweaks here and there with virtually no obvious/visible difference to the end user.





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  #2422931 18-Feb-2020 09:08
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ald:

 

My 6.1 plus is still languishing on 9 (Nov 19 update).

 

 

I know how you feel. Nov 19 is so last year. 😇





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  #2424290 19-Feb-2020 23:27
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Technofreak: ... Do you know of anyone who has been compromised through not having the latest security patch? ...

 

Neither do I. But then again, I don't manage 100's of phones nor do I have 1000's of phones calling home to me like the hardware supplier has. We will never know the cost of not having this patch applied. To put it another way, a statistic of 1 is merely a data point.

 

We should hold suppliers to account for supplying timely security patches.





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  #2424291 19-Feb-2020 23:31
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KevinF: You can visit XDA Developers, where all the OTA files are available, plus instructions. 

 

sekhment: ... Having a carrier hold back security updates is silly. ...

 

Looking at the above XDA Developers link, Nov-2019 is the last update before Android 10. An OS upgrade requires a lot more testing than just applying security fixes. I'd be willing to give them some more time.





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  #2424553 20-Feb-2020 14:44
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I have a local stock N7+. This Android One programme is supposed to give us steady OS upgrade. In reality it is just like the same old Android OS upgrade problem: slow and irregular. iOS upgrade in comparison is fast and steady.


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  #2424583 20-Feb-2020 15:52
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Just as a point of reference, iOS updates go through operator testing as well. It is a myth that they do not.




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  #2424593 20-Feb-2020 16:07
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NikT: Just as a point of reference, iOS updates go through operator testing as well. It is a myth that they do not.

 

 

The difference is Apple likely says "Approve by this date or else you don't have the next device in your lineup."

 

And the telcos dance as required. For the others? Yeah, not so much.





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