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Topic # 59122 27-Mar-2010 12:48
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Hi there,

Quick question about OTA updates and the Magic.

I've just purchased a vodafone branded magic that has 1.5 installed.    I've read through some posts from last year and it seems that the 1.6 update was released OTA last October.   This hasn't showed up on my phone yet, question is does it just take a while or have I missed the boat on it?

The HTC support site doesn't have anything for the NZ Magic beyond a manual.

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  Reply # 311960 27-Mar-2010 23:41
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Nevermind, decided to root the phone anyway.

Cheers

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  Reply # 312187 28-Mar-2010 20:57
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If you're interested I can give you a nandroid backup of a "stock" (non-rooted) post-OTA Android v1.6 system that has been factory reset. 

If you boot to a recovery (recommend Amon_RA's v1.6.2G) and do a nandroid restore of this backup your phone will be identical to one that came out of the box. When you turn it on you see the Android just as you would on a new phone.

There is nothing in the system software image that uniquely IDs the phone.  

I had two HTC Magic phones and flashed such a backup from one phone onto the other and the target phone remained unique in all respects (IMEI unchanged, etc....) 

If you restore this to a rooted phone it puts the factory recovery and factory OS image onto the phone and it is not a rooted phone anymore. 

If you or someone else needs it, they can PM me. It's nice to have on hand when you want to sell the phone. 







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  Reply # 315468 6-Apr-2010 19:20
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I am thinking of getting a HTC magic from trademe, but I am on 2degrees. I guess this means I won't be able to get the OTA updates? or does this not really matter since you can get the updates from the Android Market? Not sure how it all works.


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  Reply # 315470 6-Apr-2010 19:36
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Oncop53: I am thinking of getting a HTC magic from trademe, but I am on 2degrees. I guess this means I won't be able to get the OTA updates? or does this not really matter since you can get the updates from the Android Market? Not sure how it all works.



You will get the OTA as its delivered via the Internet from google and not via carrier. However, be careful of 2degrees data rate at $0.50/mb.  Also, 2d network is 2G only which is less than optimal for the magic.

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  Reply # 315485 6-Apr-2010 20:12
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Thanks. I am not too worried about the data charges since I will often be in Wifi zones.

Except that one of may main reasons to get this is to stay in touch since I have a lot of overseas conferences this year (OZ, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Berlin) I see their international data rate is $30/MB Yikes! just as well most hotels have wifi.

I assume you can disable GSM data and only use wifi?

Going a bit off topic sorry.



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  Reply # 315487 6-Apr-2010 20:23
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There is an app in the store called apndroid , it turns data on and off by changing the apn settings. Seems to work fine.

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  Reply # 316038 8-Apr-2010 08:44
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Oncop53: Thanks. I am not too worried about the data charges since I will often be in Wifi zones.

Except that one of may main reasons to get this is to stay in touch since I have a lot of overseas conferences this year (OZ, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Berlin) I see their international data rate is $30/MB Yikes! just as well most hotels have wifi.

I assume you can disable GSM data and only use wifi?

Going a bit off topic sorry.


In HTC Magic, you can turn off mobile data completely in:

Menu -> Settings -> Wireless Controls ->  Mobile Networks: untick "Data Roaming".
You will then not do any mobile data (other than wifi) if you are not on Vodafone NZ's network. 




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  Reply # 317258 12-Apr-2010 10:49
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Well it took only just over 2 days to get the 1.6 OTA on my phone using 2degrees. Looks like it was pushed through wifi as there are very minimal data charges in "Your 2degrees".

@Disinfo thanks apndroid works perfectly.

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