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    New System Update?

    h2oskierc

      I just got a system update notification.  Anybody heard what this might be for?

       

      As an aside, I am wifi only right now, good to know I will still get updates.

        • 1. Re: New System Update?
          h2oskierc

          New build number is HMJ37.  Hmm, not noticing anything new yet...

          • 2. Re: New System Update?
            darnell

            Go to Settings -> About tablet and tell us what you see for the following:

            • Android version:
            • Baseband version:
            • Kernel version:

             

             

            If you can, please post everything, every single character you see in those fields, thank you.

            • 3. Re: New System Update?
              h2oskierc

              Android Version:

              3.1

              Baseband Version:

              V909-V10p

              Kernel Version

              2.6.36.3+OptimusPad@withGoogle #1

              Build Number HMJ37

              • 4. Re: New System Update?
                darnell

                Only significant change appears to be the Baseband Version from V909-V10o to V909-V10p.

                 

                This appears to have been an update of the radio firmware.  That's appearing to be all that was updated from what you've mentioned.

                 

                If you're WiFi only, you won't see any changes at all.  People using T-Mobile data may see different results now.  (Or maybe this is to somehow fix that random reboot issue...) 

                 

                (I'm looking at unlocking my bootloader, so I probably won't take any OTAs unless somehow this thing gets ICS .  Yes, there is a means now to unlock it.  Of course it voids warranty.)

                • 5. Re: New System Update?

                  Other than base band version, did you find a change log that actually states what the difference is? I just got this update myself via wifi as well.

                  • 6. Re: New System Update?

                    Received this notification as well, the OTA Update message states it fixes "a Market download issue" and adds usb game controller support and is 13Mb in size.  I can't even begin to explain how amusing a 3.1 patch is when we should be getting ICS, it's not even 3.2... what a complete and utter failure.  T-Mobile has completely lost me over their total incompetence handling this device, I'm out as soon as my contract is up.

                    • 7. Re: New System Update?
                      darnell

                      itwerks wrote:

                       

                      ...T-Mobile has completely lost me over their total incompetence handling this device, I'm out as soon as my contract is up.

                      LG does not even have ICS on their soon to be released tablet.  And you blame T-Mobile?...  It's really like this, the G-Slate didn't sell well and now LG has limited their support.  On top of the fact they're behind period. 

                       

                      I can say I won't be buying from LG again, but T-Mobile is just fine.

                      • 8. Re: New System Update?
                        h2oskierc

                        Agreed.  What is sad, is that I can remember before Smart Phones when the mobile web (WAP) was just starting to hit the cell market and LG had some of the best phones.  Funny how the market changes and some companies fail to change with it.

                        darnell wrote:

                         

                        I can say I won't be buying from LG again, but T-Mobile is just fine.

                        • 9. Re: New System Update?
                          darnell

                          Today I have notification for the Update:

                           

                          System SW update to v10p

                          This important system software update includes security fixes, USB game controller support and a fix for an Android Market download problem.

                          Now given there is a means to unlock the bootloader and I doubt anyone knows yet whether this "update" would prevent the use of that hack.  I'm going to hold off on this update.  I'd like to know more about what they're securing, since the last update locked down our bootloaders without saying.

                           

                          I'm on WiFi and don't even have my SIM in, but still my Slate got the update and wants me to install it (Presses the back button and closes the notification...)

                          • 10. Re: New System Update?

                            I installed the update and didn't notice any changes to the system. The time on my clock was off after the update, so I had the change that. But that aside, I can't exactly tell what the patch accomplished.

                            • 11. Re: New System Update?
                              darnell

                              I also wanted to point out, that my G-Slate is rooted and was rooted at the time I got notification that my G-Slate had successfully downloaded and verified the OTA update file.  Of course I'd probably have to mask being rooted if I want to actually install the update.  But I just wanted to point out that rooted devices are getting it.

                               

                              Given my desire to hack things, I'm holding off on applying the update, hoping the update is dissected and any concerns reported before I install .

                              • 12. Re: New System Update?

                                I can confirm for all of you rooted users that you can indeed apply this OTA zip without risk of further bootloader meltdowns (like the 3.1 OTA).  The author of the bootloader unlock confirmed that you can root and flash without issue.  He's also created a flashable update.zip, I imagine it is on rootzwiki by now.

                                 

                                @darnell, my friend, I don't have the energy to get in an internet argument with you but frankly T-Mobile has failed at every step with the g-slate, if LG sucks so much stop shoving their **** down our throats.  Long before the g-slate was another flagship omg-first-ev4r device called the LG G2X and it was absolute and utter class-action inducing garbage.  How much more of a heads-up does this company need?  Give me a break.

                                 

                                Finally, looks like ICS/CM9 is right around the corner for those of you bawsemod users (including official CM support from what I hear) so again, updateis full of fail, nice of you to drop by but this party ended yesterday.

                                • 13. Re: New System Update?
                                  darnell

                                  Thank you for the tip about being able to apply the OTA without further issues.

                                   

                                  We all have our opinions.  I have no problem with you disagreeing with me.  And if you have such issues with T-Mobile, I hope you find a carrier that picks devices for you that make you happy.  Personally speaking, my issue is with LG and not T-Mobile.  At the time of its release, I don't blame T-Mobile one bit for picking up the G-Slate.  And I'm not upset that I got one.  Back then it was one of the best spec tablets, and a good looking device coming off its CES announcement.  If not for the bootloader being locked by stealth and no ICS update, plenty people would have better things to say right now. But I still use and enjoy my G-Slate daily.  So do my wife and kids.  So it's by far much more good than the bad of LG not coming through with much later support and locking it down behind our backs.

                                   

                                  If anyone wants T-Mobile to stop picking up LG products, then people have to stop buying them .  T-Mobile didn't "shove" anything, nobody was FORCED to get a G-Slate.  There was more than one tablet available back then, the G-Slate was just the better one at that time.

                                  • 14. Re: New System Update?
                                    darnell

                                    itwerks wrote:

                                     

                                    I can confirm for all of you rooted users that you can indeed apply this OTA zip without risk of further bootloader meltdowns (like the 3.1 OTA).  The author of the bootloader unlock confirmed that you can root and flash without issue.  He's also created a flashable update.zip, I imagine it is on rootzwiki by now.

                                     

                                    Seems you're incorrect about the latest OTA.

                                    (quote below is from the link above)

                                    dasunsrule32 said that allowing the automatic update will lock the bootloader and blow up root. He is going to post a modified version to the google code page.

                                     

                                    So this latest update will relock anything that was unlocked. 

                                     

                                    I'm going to clip this update so it won't try installing again.  Then I'll unlock my bootloader and get the flashable update zip.

                                     

                                    But thank you anyway itwerks for mentioning the source that has the correct information.

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