otorola Photon Software Update - 4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_13
- More easily import contacts from SD card.
- Improved music playback, both streaming from Amazon Cloud or Internet Radio services and music saved to the
phone - minimizes occasional skips or repeats
- Enhancements for WiFi hotspot in GSM/UMTS mode and adding new WiFi connections.
- Now supports 1080p HD video capture, and enhanced video settings for more responsive playback.
- Easier creating and accepting calendar meeting notices on the phone.
- The new software version is:4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_13
- A notification will be sent to the device when the update is available
- Updates are released in stages. When checking for the update, you may receive a message that no update is available,
check back later or wait until the update notification is sent to your device
- Refer to the Motorola Photon Software Updates blog for install instructions
Glad the update was finally released however none of those things this update makes enhancements for ever caused any issues for me. I don't use an SD card, don't run the phone in GSM mode, don't create calendar meetings, and don't use it for music playbook. I guess the HD video recording is nice and I might benefit from that. But was hoping the update would fix the actual bugs on the phone such as the text messaging time stamp bug (when phone is turned off and you receive texts that were sent while the phone was off, you have no way of knowing what time those texts were actually sent). Also the phone has MAJOR trouble sending out texts when incoming texts are coming in. The outgoing texts end up timing out with an error message after making you wait forever. These problems never happened on my previous phones so I know they are bugs with this phone. Also the 4G and even 3G data intermittent goes dead (for no reason) and that can be frustrating when you are trying to view facebook, etc.
I too have experienced every single one of these issues.
I got excited when I saw that there was a new update because I thought we might actually be getting a newer version of android, nope.
Instead I get no serious bug fixes and enhancements I'll never use. Oh, and also a phone that I can't currently use because it won't boot.
Just a note, this breaks root. And locks the bootloader down even tighter.
Not sure why they insist on doing this, I need root to use things like Titanium Backup. So it's a real pain in the...to have to hope someone gets around to finding an exploit.
Between sprints horrific service since the iPhone (often I roam on Verizon's 1x because it's faster than Sprint EVDO Rev A, and WiMax was just being deployed in my region when they cut it) and sprint playing games with at the very least root (i couldn't care less about the bootloader, but...)
I'm almost considering going back to Verizon. They ***** you as well, but their network is up and running.
I performed the update last night - set it to download when I went to bed. May be a coincidence, however as soon as the update installed I began getting bogus text messages. Woke me up 5 times before I figured out how to blacklist the message. Been getting the message ever since...
Plus, now that I've read more about the update, it does NOTHING of any use. An update should actually address true issues!
i also recently did this update and now getting a text message from the number 8737 with the message "//LL:1563:1342649093204:LSV:C:ZGJqI6A3+iq/YBDMmBai2W==:PNNMDRMA7X9LG9RW8345BHZL070SI9PD". i don't get this text message every 5 minutes as expressed by other here. But instead, it comes and goes randomly. In one day, i could get about 12 annoying text like these and on another day, i could only get 1. Why is this happening after the update? And is Sprint going to fix this annoying problem?
I did this update over the weekend and the biggest issue I am seeing since doing it is that I cannot use mobile hotspot! I was able to use it last week, but not this week and this is the only new thing. Please if anyone has a fix, please let me know. I just got my tablet working for work and need the hotspot to connect to the net. Thanks
i just updated my photon and not having any problems (so far) ... the only thing that stopped working for me was my Yahoo Mail, so i just remove that account complety and added it back. First run was a little slow (not sending text, switching between wifi and 3g, accessing sd card...etc.) so i rebooted the phone, update profile/prl and everything went back to normal.
there's a new icon (video) so i tried that one, and it shows "Rentals are not available on your device because it appears to be rooted", then I downloaded and ran the root checker app, and it said my phone is not rooted. weird .
I had no problem downloading the update...minor issue with phone rebooting, but got that out of the way...now, my biggest problem is that I can't view any videos from the internet, or listen to music samples (Google Play store), etc. Is there a way to fix this, because it sure does make it pointless to have an unlimited data plan ehen you can't do what you want to do.
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