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Topic # 50182 24-Nov-2009 08:35
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Hi, got my Magic today, cool machine, but its still on 1.5, how do you get the OTA upgrade to 1.6, when I go into setting and software version it says its up todate.

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  Reply # 275891 24-Nov-2009 17:54
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63 views and no one has any ideas. Been given the run around by both HTC and Vodafone, both point fingers at the other.

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  Reply # 275912 24-Nov-2009 18:33
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HTC provide handset update support

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  Reply # 275921 24-Nov-2009 19:04
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Hi John, interesting, they (HTC) clearly stated today that it was not there lookout and to speak to Voda or Google.

Anyhow here is hoping it will magically sort it self.

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  Reply # 275925 24-Nov-2009 19:12
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I know its HTC and nothing to do with Google



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  Reply # 275927 24-Nov-2009 19:16
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OK will ring them back tomorrow, but when the phone checks for updates, where exactly is it pointing to, any ideas


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  Reply # 275931 24-Nov-2009 19:32
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HTC



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  Reply # 275934 24-Nov-2009 19:35
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Cheers

Will give them another go tomorrow and badger them rather than accept there platitudes, will post reslt

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  Reply # 276514 26-Nov-2009 14:11
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tried the *#*#checkin#*#* from dial pad? and don't ask me to translate that from my berry lol.

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  Reply # 276519 26-Nov-2009 14:15
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Where did you get it from? My phone auto updated over the air, which I think vodafone was responsable for, but if you didn't get it from them, it might be a different story.

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  Reply # 276521 26-Nov-2009 14:16

I bought a magic last week and system updates refused to find the 1.6 update.

Magically *heh* 2 days later I got a popup message saying there was a new update.. it just seems to happen by itself and takes time to register with a system somewhere, which in turn tells it to update



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  Reply # 276532 26-Nov-2009 14:34
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Thanks for that, have got now where with HTC on this matter. So will wait and hopefully like you it will arrive. Have to say that having a smart phone again (used to have ipaq h6300) with decent email on board is such a boon to daily work life. The chat is good to, I work with a couple of lead clients who normally mix email with talk, this thing makes it just a breeze, who needs a PC anymore!

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  Reply # 276716 27-Nov-2009 00:42
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This seems to work, Cyril, if you phone has not been rooted. You do not say where you bought the phone.




mportant note: Developer, non-T-Mobile software versions and rooted devices cannot receive the Over The Air (OTA) update. 



  1. Go to the homescreen.

  2. Tap on Dialer - to open the dialer screen.

  3. From the dialer type *#*#checkin#*#*   (that is *#*#2432546#*#*

  4. If the ‘checkin' is successful, the device will display "checkin result success"
       Note
    : Checkin results may take up to 12 hours to display

  5. Return to the homescreen.

  6. Press the Menu key.

  7. Select Settings.

  8. Scroll down, and select About phone.

  9. Select System updates.

  10. If an update is available, you should see the update downloading.

  11. When the download is complete, you will be prompted to Install (now or later)


If you never get the update, you have other options. There are some excellent custom ROMs out there that run faster and have more functionality than the standard Android. 


Cyanogen Mod, Soulife and Dwang are three very good ones I've tried myself. If you can't get your phone upgraded officially, you don't have to leave it at that.


Cyanogen Mod even has "CM Updater" an Over the Air, on demand, update app.  




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  Reply # 276732 27-Nov-2009 06:32
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Hi, the phone was purchased from VodaNZ. Tried the above checkin several times.

But as if by Magic, get up this morning to start the day and find a Donut in my phone, alls good.

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  Reply # 277004 27-Nov-2009 16:50
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cyril7: Thanks for that, have got now where with HTC on this matter. So will wait and hopefully like you it will arrive. Have to say that having a smart phone again (used to have ipaq h6300) with decent email on board is such a boon to daily work life. The chat is good to, I work with a couple of lead clients who normally mix email with talk, this thing makes it just a breeze, who needs a PC anymore!

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  Reply # 282707 15-Dec-2009 14:20
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Just got my new Magic from Voda NZ - took about two days but out of the blue said system update available - now on 1.6

Still cannot sync to MS outlook though #$%&@ - anyone found a good app to do this

Don't want to havre all my stuff up on Google !!

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