Worked on 2nd attempt for me. Just bought the phone Tuesday as an upgrade from the EVO. Was going to wait until Black Friday, but have a 30 Day price guarantee that they (not Sprint, local retailer) said they would match if the price dropped. Love the phone so far and battery life is much better than I was getting with my EVO.
Oh yeah!... I have been trying this off and on since I first heard about it about 8 or 9 days ago without any luck. I gave it a go at work today, first trying it without force stop (checking right after) and then trying it after clear data and then force stop. Worked!! It is downloading right now at a snails pace because I am at work and didn't want to reboot into 4G mode, but it is downloading!!
I thought i was going to be the last dude in Chicago to get the update pushed to his phone!! Somebody has to be last, right??
Anyways - thanks to whomever thought of this!!
The procedure to download the update worked fine, the problem was I got a status 7 error after it tried to install. Trying again... downloading all 347mb again...
Update: After downloading it 2 times. the install failed both times.
assert failed: apply_patch_check("/system/lib/libdivxdrm.so", "35edded78.....blah blah
E:Error in cache/eec995eb4a5b.update_SPHL710_LI3_to_LJ7.zip