I manually updated my phone and after an install and reset, it works great. If Sprint hasn't pushed the update to your phone, try: settings > about phone > Sytem updates > Check Now.
I've travelled between Chicago and Milwaukee since I've updated the phone last night and the data connection has worked throughout. I hope everyone else has the same luck!
for those that arent used to OTA updates. remember that theres a good chance you WONT get the update just because you made the phone check for it. worse case scenario if it doesnt happen after a few tries try later a hour or so later or even later that day sometime. ditto for the ones that are just waiting for it to be pushed to their phone. it comes out in waves..just because one person got it pushed to them doesnt mean it should have happened for everyone.
Since getting the update (about 24 hours ago), I have had a consistent 3G signal so the fix appears to be doing what suppose to be doing. Has anyone had any other experiences since getting the update?
Yeah, I just got the software update. I had one of the bad phones and replaced it at the sprint store with one that worked. It was slow to aquire 3G after turning off wifi and I was getting roughly 300-350k downstairs in my office at home. After the update, switching to 3G from wifi happens instantly without delay, and my speed in my office has gone up to 800k+. I'm glad I got a working phone last week, but even happier with this software update. My life is complete now.
I have the update. 3G is reliable but much slower in the same areas as my old Evo 4G, or my wife's current Evo 4G. Also, with even casual web browsing on 3G the phone gets HOT and battery goes down at around 1% per MINUTE. At this rate of discharge the phone will be completely unusable if I'm not connected to wifi. Should I even bother swapping this unit or should I just return it and go back to the Evo and wait for the Evo 4G LTE?
Can someone help. I already got the lastest software update so my 3G works fine super slow but it works.
This is the newest problem I found
Last night I tried calling my home 2 to 3 times and the wife tried calling me twice. I had my GPS running because I was trying to get to a place. After not connecting several times I turned the phone off and started it and the calls started working any idea why this would happen.
Sounds like there is something wrong with your phone or coverage in your area. You said you updated to FD02 and ICS....the phone already came with ICS 4.0.4. FD02 was an update to 4.0.4 it to fix data issues...which it did.
Whoever told you that you'd get comparable speeds on 3G to Wimax because of newer chipsets and OS either didn't know what they were talking about or they told you that to get rid of you. 3G speeds will be no better than 3G on your EVO.