It’s been a great day for LG Revolution owners. We heard earlier about a potential update for the Revolution, but Verizon has officially let the cat out of the bag by releasing their change log for the VS910ZV7 software update which includes the long-awaited Gingerbread 2.3. In addition to the standard Gingerbread features, the software update includes Email folders now displaying in the correct order and data now working correctly when toggling in Airplane mode among other things. Now that we have the change log, it should only be a matter of days before the update is officially pushed to Revolution devices. When you do receive the update, do tell us how it’s working out for you.
Full change log after the break:
If you’ve happened to be hanging around LG’s official support forum (like, who isn’t these days?) you may have caught a little tidbit about the LG Revolution receiving Gingerbread 2.3 starting today.
“The Ginggerbread Update will start rolling out tomorrow 10/28/11 and all Revolutions should have it by 11/02/11… The Update will be delivered “Over the Air” (FOTA) … More details as I get them.”
And no I didn’t misspell Gingerbread, it’s the original quote from the forums. However, when sifting through Verizon’s site, we can’t see anything corroborating this news. So, at this point, lets just cross our fingers and hope some devices start receiving it today. If you’ve received the update, please feel free to sound off in the comments below. You’ll be giving hope to Revolutioners all over. Is that a word?
The latest Winamp for Android update has been released and it’s packed with a bunch of new features including “Winamp for Mac Beta,” which supports the same quick wireless syncing of music and video, previously limited only to Windows users. The update also offers an ad-free Pro Bundle for $4.99 with a 10-band graphic equalizer, customizable home screen and more.
More New Features:
- Unlock premium features with the Pro Bundle (via in-app purchase)
- Touch sensitive album art gesturing
- Access to more free music downloads in Spinner
- More albums available in CDLP (free streaming)
- Headset optimizations
More Pro Bundle Features
- Browse by Folder
- Gapless playback
- Support for FLAC playback in Folders View (lossless audio playback)
- Replay Gain
- Personalized station recommendations
- Play any streaming audio URL (supported formats only)
Hit the break for a link or QR code to this app in the Android Market.
HTC and Sprint have been hard at work trying to fix a security issue which came to light some time last month. The two companies worked closely on the new update, ever since they found out there was a security gap with a number of Sense UI devices.
Earlier reports were that the EVO 3D was getting the update, but Sprint reports that the entire EVO line will be getting the update along with the Wildfire S.
To manually download the update go to Settings >System updates > HTC software update > Check Now. If the update isn’t there check back later. Now if only they would update Sense reloading every time I hit the home button.
Let us know if you got the update, Did it change anything noticeable? Hit us up in the comments.
We knew the security fix was coming. While the details are scarce, the new 2.08.651.3 update will include security improvements for the EVO 3D. What the exact security improvements are is anyone’s guess, but it’s nice to see that HTC & Sprint are being proactive with the security of its customers. Hopefully the update will give us piece of mind for our Sense-powered handsets. If you can’t wait, you can get the software update manually now by forcing a software update. The rest of the EVO 3D owners should receive the update OTA within the next few days.
[via Sprint Community]
WidgetLocker lets you change your lock screen to compliment your style. You can add different sliders, app widgets and shortcuts to your lock screen to make it feel more you. Our own Andrew Greenfield gave you a run down of this in his “How To Make Your Lockscreen Your Own” article earlier today. It comes with Honeycomb, Sense 3.0, as well as Android 4.0 lock screens. You can find WidgetLocker in the Android Market here for $2.99, or you can find it here in our app database where you’ll also find a QR code available.
Let us know what you think in the comments below if you have used it or just downloaded it.
HTC Thunderbolt owners have been teased, but not pleased with the promised Gingerbread update. It was finally released a month ago only to be dropped for issues. Trust me, that was a good thing. I am sure a lot of you thought you might not even see it in 2011, but it looks like HTC has come through as the support docs are up. This update will bring you to build 2.11.605.5 and baseband 1.48.00.0906w_1, 0.01.78.0906w_2.
It’s too bad Thunderbolt owners weren’t able to enjoy some Gingerbread loving before the SDK for Ice Cream Sandwich was released, but as the saying goes, “It’s never too late.” Lets hope this update goes a tad smoother.
Full changelog after the break:
Okay so being the Android user that you are, there is a decent chance that you flash all sorts of stuff to your phone. In that process, however, you likely wander off the upgrade path, rendering your phone ineligible for the latest OTA software updates. How do you get those new updates. You have to flash back to stock. Outlined below are the steps to do that, courtesy of p3droid from mydroidworld forums. Let’s get started.
This has only been tested on Windows 7 (32/64)
- Download this fastboot file moto-fastboot-win32.zip
- Download this Zip (Contains both System and webtop images) Download Now
- Create a folder on Desktop named “Stock” <—– can be anything you want
- Place the contents of both zip files in the folder named Stock
- Put phone in Fastboot mode, connect to computer
- Open a command terminal and go to the Stock folder (cd Desktop/Stock)
- type this command in the terminal window and wait for the flashing to finish before going to the next line.
—-> moto-fastboot.exe flash webtop grfs.img (This file will be flashed in 4 parts)
—-> moto-fastboot.exe flash system system.img (This file will be flashed in 2 parts)
—-> moto-fastboot.exe reboot
Your boot image (kernel) and radio files will never go back to stock !!!
Your phone is now back on stock (well the parts that matter anyways) Congratulations.
Okay, you reverted back to stock and updated. The next part is optional. How to root the device…
Download the following file: it contains the exploit, su, Superuser –> Exploit.zip
- Unzip contents of folder to your Desktop
- open a command terminal and navigate to the folder (cd Desktop/Exploit)
- type the following commands
—> adb push zerg /data/local
—> adb push su /data/local
—> adb push Superuser.apk /data/local
—> adb shell
—> cd /data/local
—> chmod 777 zerg
- Wait for the root to be gained
- type the following commands
—> adb shell (only type this if you are no longer in shell@targa)
—> mount -o rw,remount /dev/null /system\
—> cat /data/local/su > /system/bin/su
—> cat /data/local/Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
—> chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
—> chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
There you have it! You’ve got root back.
Netflix has announced the launch of their newly updated application in the Android Market, made to support Android Honeycomb 3.x tablets. News of this tablet-minded app update comes as especially good news for users in Canada and Latin America, as the app will now extend Android support in those areas for the first time – welcome to the party!
Hit the break to get a link or QR code for this application.
The crowd-pleasing Swype Beta keyboard app has been updated to build 3.26. This is the first update we’ve seen since August and it comes with a bunch of additions including automatic updates. After you’ve advanced to version 3.26, Swype will begin pushing new updates to your device automatically and present you with a notification to install it. That’s right, no more fooling around with that troublesome installer app any more.
Other updates include:
- Improved Language Control gives you access to only the languages you use. From Swype Settings you can select which languages will appear when switching languages directly from Swype. Never cycle through a language you don’t use again.
- The Refined Key Layout brings a better overall user experience, more in line with what users expect. Numbers are now across the top row, and the symbols layer contains several new characters, and a button to switch between 2 pages of symbols.
- Redesigned Settings & Help makes it easier than ever to control how Swype behaves, and learn how to become an advanced Swype user. Just long-press the (Swype icon) to go straight to the Swype Settings window!
Hit the break for a link to the latest version of Swype Beta.