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  1. #1
    Is there a way to get software updates for a Sprint phone over the
    phone itself? Or, do you have to go into a Sprint store to get it
    done?

    Thanks!



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    Joe Gill
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    Re: Getting Updates from Sprint


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Is there a way to get software updates for a Sprint phone over the
    > phone itself? Or, do you have to go into a Sprint store to get it
    > done?
    >
    > Thanks!


    AFAIK.....
    If you are talking a 'current' phone....

    PRL updates are 'over the air'...
    Software(firmware) updates are in the store/center that have the facility to
    do such...





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    Tinman
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    Re: Getting Updates from Sprint

    Joe Gill wrote:
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Is there a way to get software updates for a Sprint phone over the
    >> phone itself? Or, do you have to go into a Sprint store to get it
    >> done?
    >>
    >> Thanks!

    >
    > AFAIK.....
    > If you are talking a 'current' phone....
    >
    > PRL updates are 'over the air'...
    > Software(firmware) updates are in the store/center that have the
    > facility to do such...


    OTA PRL updates have been occurring (depending on the phone) for more
    than half a decade (by SPCS).

    OTA programming is becoming more-and-more common (SPCS activates the
    phone without you needed to enter any complicated codes or access
    normally-hidden menus--it's all done automatically OTA).

    OTA firmware updates are also becoming more-and-more common. If you have
    a phone capable of OTA firmware updating, you don't need to bring it
    into a store to have it updated. My Treo 650 is OTA-capable. Indeed my
    last firmware update, for E911, was sent to me as a URL in an SMS
    message. The URL took the phone's browser to a special download page,
    and the update was downloaded and applied OTA (I realize this is
    probably a bit different than OTA firmware updates for non-PDA phones).

    Indeed I don't think I'd ever hand my Treo 650, with its custom ROM, to
    *anyone* employed by Sprint. <shudder>


    --
    Mike





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    David G. Imber
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    Re: Getting Updates from Sprint

    On Sat, 3 Dec 2005 09:34:53 -0700, "Tinman"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Indeed I don't think I'd ever hand my Treo 650, with its custom ROM, to
    >*anyone* employed by Sprint. <shudder>


    I'd be wary about that too. But if you've got a regular phone
    and a good Sprint store nearby, as I do, it's not a bad idea to bring
    the phone in for updates, only because they do diagnostics. I've had a
    phone replaced because a power management flaw that I wasn't aware of
    showed up in the diagnostics. I was grateful for that.

    DGI



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