if i go the route of the manual update from GB to ICS...once i put the update on the SD card, install, update from sd card, yada yada yada...once all is said and done, i can remove the sd card and use a different one, right? just making sure i remove the thing the phone needs...only have my 4 gig sd at the moment..if i can, ill use it to update, the switch to my 32 later...please and thank you!
Hello. Since "updating from the SD card" is actually loading a different ROM which is actually "rooting," Sprint cannot really offer any assistance with this question except to recommend that you check "other sites" for rooting assistance. Remember, rooting your Android phone voids your warranty.
No, if you update manually it is the exact same as the OTA your just doing it manually it does not root your phone, you would think a sprint rep would know that. After it is updated the phone no longer needs the update file on SD card.
Manually update to FF18 is NOT rooting. It's the exact same OTA update. It's just updating using the stock recovery with the official update.
And yes, after you update your phone you can remove the sd card or use another one if you like.
thanks guys...i appreciate it...i knew it wasnt rooting...just needed to be sure on the sd card bit...my only concern is people are saying their phone is overheating and battery life is degraded...personally i sometimes get at least a day to a day and a half...(9am to 12-1PM the next day) on a charge...my usuall is 12-20 hours to a charge depending on usage...but people are reporting 7 hours and heat...yikes...for major updates like this i factory reset the phone before and after the update, so lets hope that prevents it...thanks again!
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Not for nothing, but I am finding that those that took the pushed OTA are having problems (or the most problems), seemingly those that are manually downloading are not having the same (or as many) issues, go figure!! I've been reading through these forums and checking other websites since last Friday, and this just seems to be the trend that I am seeing/hearing/reading.