An easy solution to your email woes would be to use something like K-9 Mail. I've used it for quite a while since I use a different SMTP server from my POP server, and most stock Android mail apps don't like that behavior. It has a great simple interface, and it's free (like many of the most goodest [sic] solutions are).
You could download a free evaluation copy of Windows 7 Enterprise and install it on Boot Camp or in VirtualBox. Windows is a requirement because it's the dominant operating system. That's why OSX supports all of the Windows networking protocols. Macs (which are PCs by the way) live in a Windows world.
The 90 Day free trial of Win 7 Enterprise is here, and it will do the job if you'd like. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495
I have a Mac. Why would I have a copy of XP lying around?
Yeah, I can probably find a friend with Windows. But it seems to me that should not be a requirement to upgrade the software on my phone!
i agree. but nothing about this phone and tmobile has seemed to be what we would think is normal, You can put clockwork recovery adn get into the romming stuff with a mac. i guarentee you it will add life to your phone again. other than that youll be waiting for a while. the only support and updates for this phone will be to appease the CAL judge other than that they have given up on this phone. you notice there is nothing from tmobile or lg. this phone is not even mentioned on their new great best device page. and this phone when works kicks the hell out of anything ut there.
To be honest, I wish I'd been able to secure a Nexus One myself. Unfortunately I've never had the cash on hand to buy one. Only reason I got the G2x was because it was on sale for $50 with a new contract, and I was sick of the **** that Samsung was forcing down my throat with the last software update in June on my Vibrant. That was incredibad. I'm starting to feel that these third-party phones still aren't quite ready for prime time.
ok if your where you can still return the phone do it! use what you have there are some great speced phones coming out in sept and october. just make sure to read posts regarding them and dont doubt 1000's of posts about bad experiences.
Im sure at least 1 of these phones coming wont have these serious problems at launch.
My wife's G2x received the OTA update (not the LG tool) and successfully updated that way:
- did you lose all your apps and data? i.e did it take it back to a "wiped" fresh install from "day one", but now with Gingerbread? No
- Did any apps not work properly after updating? If so, which ones? None that I'm aware of
- Did you have to first move all your apps to the "external" SD card? No
- Did you actually notice an enhancement in battery performance like they claim it has? I'm not a good judge since it's her phone
- Freezing and rebooting issues still there? Certainly not to the extent it was before update
- Did it correct the issues with Bluetooth not retaining the pairing with certain devices after 24 hours (or is very slow ..i.e.5 minutes or more) to re-pair with it at a later connection pairing? (this is my only biggest gripe about Froyo on this device!) I have to constantly unpair and repair my GMC Sierra bluetooth speaker system in my truck. She doesn't use that feature
- Did it really get rid of the great camera app it has now and go back to the stock Android OS Gingerbread camera app? (which I hear is worse than the LG-provided app in Froyo). Yes
I'd still love for a T-Mo rep to weigh in and let us know the state of the OTA update program....
- did you lose all your apps and data? i.e did it take it back to a "wiped" fresh install from "day one", but now with Gingerbread? NO
- Did any apps not work properly after updating? If so, which ones? (exlcuding games) NO
- Did you have to first move all your apps to the "external" SD card? NO
- Did you actually notice an enhancement in battery performance like they claim it has? YES, A BIG ONE.
- Freezing and rebooting issues still there? (I never have had any issues like those!) SOMETIMES IT FREEZES AND I HAVE TO RESTART IT IF IM DOING A LOT OF THINGS AT ONCE. BUT IT DOESNT JUST TURN OFF LIKE IT USED TO.
- Does the new version of base Gingerbread OS "Email" (not Gmail) now give you the ability to delete IMAP mail items off the server when deleting them off the mobile? (I had to use "K-9 Mail" to do that). NOT SURE
- Did it correct the issues with Bluetooth not retaining the pairing with certain devices after 24 hours (or is very slow ..i.e.5 minutes or more) to re-pair with it at a later connection pairing? (this is my only biggest gripe about Froyo on this device!) I have to constantly unpair and repair my GMC Sierra bluetooth speaker system in my truck. YES, MY BT CONNECTS REALLY FAST TO CAR NOW. ONCE PAIRED TO MY CAR, I NEVER HAD TO RE-PAIR IT, ALL I HAD TO DO IS TURN BT ON AND IT AUTOMATICALLY SYNCS.(ONLY PROBLEM I HAD BEFORE UPDATE WAS IT TOOK A WHILE TO CONNECT)
- Did it really get rid of the great camera app it has now and go back to the stock Android OS Gingerbread camera app? (which I hear is worse than the LG-provided app in Froyo). A BIG YES. CAMERA SUCKS
We have just posted an update regarding the status of the OTA release. Please see: G2x OTA update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) - UPDATED
Hopefully that answers some of the questions. Thank you!
Now that it's the 11th and the rollout was "complete" on the 10th, what can those of us do that haven't gotten the update? Are the servers still propogating the update over the air? Also, why does my phone come back with an error window saying "Connection failed caused by authentication error." when I check for updates? I've rebooted my phone several times (well, it rebooted itself most of those times), and I have yet to see the update.
I think the answer is: we are out of luck and neither T-M nor LG cares at all. I called T-M, who pointed the finger at LG for stopping the OTA update and gave me the LG number. I called LG, who said T-M pulled the plug. The only options either of them they offered for me to get the update are:
- download the PC software (I have a Mac)
- take it to a T-M store (I called the five closest stores and none of them can do it)
- mail it back to LG (and be without a phone for a week or more)
What really cracks me up is that after a week of "Connection failed" when I tried to check for the update, I am now getting "Current version is the latest version" again, as I did when the rollout started. But of course I have 2.2.2, not 2.3. RIDICULOUS. What a bunch of goobs.
I am not sure why T-M Tim's answer is marked "Helpful" unless it helps us consider moving to a different carrier.
Well, according to the link below, the OTA upgrade is complete, with neither my wife's nor my phone included.
They're now pointing people to the LG link which, if I use and it bombs, leaves me going to LG for support.
T-mobile, you won't get another chance with me.