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  1. #1
    John Salerno
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    if i buy a new phone, can they update the software at that time, or is it
    necessary to actually have the phone on (which would mean charging it first
    and all that)? or would a newly purchased phone be updated to the newest
    software already (in the box), even if it is an older phone?

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  2. #2
    Joe Gill
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    Re: updating your phone software...


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > if i buy a new phone, can they update the software at that time, or is it
    > necessary to actually have the phone on (which would mean charging it

    first
    > and all that)? or would a newly purchased phone be updated to the newest
    > software already (in the box), even if it is an older phone?
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    > John Salerno
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    "Technically" they should be able to do it!





  3. #3
    Chris Russell
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    Re: updating your phone software...

    Especially if it is a new phone, it should come with the latest
    software and PRL. That may not be true with a phone that has been out
    for 4 months. If you read the manual, it says to 'charge it fully
    first' before 'using' it. Doesn't downloading new software fall under
    the 'using' category? Check for the PRL version and if it is lower
    than 10021, you needed to call *2 for a 'PRL Update'. There was a
    website that listed the latest phone software versions, but I don't
    have it anymore.

    Chris
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    Happy Holidays


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > if i buy a new phone, can they update the software at that time, or is it
    > necessary to actually have the phone on (which would mean charging it first
    > and all that)? or would a newly purchased phone be updated to the newest
    > software already (in the box), even if it is an older phone?




  4. #4
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: updating your phone software...


    "Chris Russell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Especially if it is a new phone, it should come with the latest
    > software and PRL. That may not be true with a phone that has been out
    > for 4 months. If you read the manual, it says to 'charge it fully
    > first' before 'using' it. Doesn't downloading new software fall under
    > the 'using' category? Check for the PRL version and if it is lower
    > than 10021, you needed to call *2 for a 'PRL Update'. There was a
    > website that listed the latest phone software versions, but I don't
    > have it anymore.
    >
    > Chris
    > Please respond on Usenet
    > Happy Holidays
    >
    >
    > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > if i buy a new phone, can they update the software at that time, or is

    it
    > > necessary to actually have the phone on (which would mean charging it

    first
    > > and all that)? or would a newly purchased phone be updated to the newest
    > > software already (in the box), even if it is an older phone?

    >


    Current Software(aka firmware) tracker
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9

    Also.... I offer a differing opinion on "Especially if it is a new phone, it
    should come with the latest software and PRL..." Depending on build-out, and
    roll-out schedules, I would never assume that...I am a 'cynic' in this area
    (hardware/software levels and it is NOT just SPRINT, it is all HW/SW) ...
    the first version out of the box is the real 'beta'. in the real world...
    the next level is the real 'production' version...
    Moral of the story....Always check for updates, when you get the device and
    every few months afterwards!

    I always thought the ".. 'charge it fully first' before 'using' it.." is
    because the battery has enough life in it to get in 'authorized and that's
    it!..However, if you are in the store and on 'house power' that should be a
    moot point... However once updated... then yes. take it home and fully
    charge the battery...
    In the case of the 5100, my advice would be once the one battery is charged,
    then swap batteries and bring the second one up to full charge!






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