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  1. #1
    John Goerzen
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    Hello,

    I just obtained a Sanyo 8100. I have been reading stories in here
    about people taking their phones into Sprint stores for firmware or
    PRL upgrades. I recall that on my old Nokia phone (3185 I think), it
    would automatically update firmware periodically, and especially
    immediately after I dial *2.

    Do I need to do anything to upgrade my firmware?

    I'm at 1.114SP Software, Hardware 0103, PRL 10019. Are there
    significant updates available? If so, what features do they add, and
    do I have to go to a Sprint store to get them?

    Thanks,
    John



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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Firmware Upgrades


    "John Goerzen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello,
    >
    > I just obtained a Sanyo 8100. I have been reading stories in here
    > about people taking their phones into Sprint stores for firmware or
    > PRL upgrades. I recall that on my old Nokia phone (3185 I think), it
    > would automatically update firmware periodically, and especially
    > immediately after I dial *2.


    Sorry John, but you are a bit confused. You updated the PRL via *2, not the
    firmware. Firmware has to be updated @ your local SPCS store.

    >
    > Do I need to do anything to upgrade my firmware?


    Yes, as mentioned above, you need to go to the SPCS store to do that.
    >
    > I'm at 1.114SP Software, Hardware 0103, PRL 10019. Are there
    > significant updates available? If so, what features do they add, and
    > do I have to go to a Sprint store to get them?


    The PRL is current. Don't know about the firmware version.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > John


    Anytime, Bob





  3. #3
    SprintPCS Tech
    Guest

    Re: Firmware Upgrades



    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    >
    >> >

    > > Do I need to do anything to upgrade my firmware?

    >
    > Yes, as mentioned above, you need to go to the SPCS store to do that.
    > >
    > > I'm at 1.114SP Software, Hardware 0103, PRL 10019. Are there
    > > significant updates available? If so, what features do they add, and
    > > do I have to go to a Sprint store to get them?

    >
    > The PRL is current. Don't know about the firmware version.
    > >


    The software is one step behind, most current is 1.115SP. You can take
    it to a store that has the update available (I'd call first, a lot of
    stores seemed to have "missed" this one..) and have your phone updated.

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  4. #4
    analogkid12
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    Re: Firmware Upgrades

    So what does the update do? Is it worth the effort?


    "SprintPCS Tech" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    >
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > >
    > >> >
    > > > Do I need to do anything to upgrade my firmware?

    > >
    > > Yes, as mentioned above, you need to go to the SPCS store to do that.
    > > >
    > > > I'm at 1.114SP Software, Hardware 0103, PRL 10019. Are there
    > > > significant updates available? If so, what features do they add, and
    > > > do I have to go to a Sprint store to get them?

    > >
    > > The PRL is current. Don't know about the firmware version.
    > > >

    >
    > The software is one step behind, most current is 1.115SP. You can take
    > it to a store that has the update available (I'd call first, a lot of
    > stores seemed to have "missed" this one..) and have your phone updated.
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]






  5. #5
    Sonny
    Guest

    Re: Firmware Upgrades

    It shows thumbnails in the camera review. The volume in the earpiece is
    adjusted to a reasonable level, There is this area code feature that tells
    you what state your calling. And the one that I like the most is scrolling
    on the webphone is faster and better now.


    "analogkid12" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:iRB0b.202988$o%[email protected]
    > So what does the update do? Is it worth the effort?
    >
    >
    > "SprintPCS Tech" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >
    > > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > > <[email protected]>:
    > > >
    > > >> >
    > > > > Do I need to do anything to upgrade my firmware?
    > > >
    > > > Yes, as mentioned above, you need to go to the SPCS store to do that.
    > > > >
    > > > > I'm at 1.114SP Software, Hardware 0103, PRL 10019. Are there
    > > > > significant updates available? If so, what features do they add,

    and
    > > > > do I have to go to a Sprint store to get them?
    > > >
    > > > The PRL is current. Don't know about the firmware version.
    > > > >

    > >
    > > The software is one step behind, most current is 1.115SP. You can take
    > > it to a store that has the update available (I'd call first, a lot of
    > > stores seemed to have "missed" this one..) and have your phone updated.
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    >
    >






  6. #6
    David
    Guest

    Re: Firmware Upgrades

    analogkid12 wrote in news:iRB0b.202988$o%[email protected]:

    > So what does the update do? Is it worth the effort?


    I just updated my Kyocera 2345 which was a total waste of my time. I waited
    for an hour and a half while they did it and the tech guy said...oh, well it
    only updates the list of towers. This was from a "half hour wait". This
    phone I have has to be the buggiest phone Sparint has ever had, and I was
    hoping that this update would clear it up. Course the last version said TEST
    after the version number and now it doesn't...so maybe it is improved...time
    will tell.



  7. #7
    SprintPCS Tech
    Guest

    Re: Firmware Upgrades



    David <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > analogkid12 wrote in news:iRB0b.202988$o%[email protected]:
    >
    > > So what does the update do? Is it worth the effort?

    >
    > I just updated my Kyocera 2345 which was a total waste of my time. I waited
    > for an hour and a half while they did it and the tech guy said...oh, well it
    > only updates the list of towers. This was from a "half hour wait". This
    > phone I have has to be the buggiest phone Sparint has ever had, and I was
    > hoping that this update would clear it up. Course the last version said TEST
    > after the version number and now it doesn't...so maybe it is improved...time
    > will tell.


    Its not your phone, its the manufacturer (Kyocera). I haven't seen one
    Kyocera phone that wasn't buggy, and trust me, I've seen a lot of them.
    (I think Kyocera is second when it comes to returns, the whole LG1010
    issue pushed LG to number one)

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  8. #8
    Orac
    Guest

    Re: Firmware Upgrades

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote:

    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in article
    > <[email protected]>:
    > >
    > >> >
    > > > Do I need to do anything to upgrade my firmware?

    > >
    > > Yes, as mentioned above, you need to go to the SPCS store to do that.
    > > >
    > > > I'm at 1.114SP Software, Hardware 0103, PRL 10019. Are there
    > > > significant updates available? If so, what features do they add, and
    > > > do I have to go to a Sprint store to get them?

    > >
    > > The PRL is current. Don't know about the firmware version.
    > > >

    >
    > The software is one step behind, most current is 1.115SP. You can take
    > it to a store that has the update available (I'd call first, a lot of
    > stores seemed to have "missed" this one..) and have your phone updated.


    I'd also call first to make sure they aren't too busy and can do your
    phone promptly. I used to have a devil of a time getting my firmware
    updated, because the Sprint Store I went to never had enough technicians
    around and on certain days there wouldn't even be a technician there.
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    |
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    | inconvenience me with questions?"


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  9. #9
    Phillipe
    Guest

    Re: Firmware Upgrades

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote:

    >
    > Its not your phone, its the manufacturer (Kyocera). I haven't seen one
    > Kyocera phone that wasn't buggy, and trust me, I've seen a lot of them.
    > (I think Kyocera is second when it comes to returns, the whole LG1010
    > issue pushed LG to number one)


    What does it say about Sprint if they are selling known bad phones.



  10. #10
    SprintPCS Tech
    Guest

    Re: Firmware Upgrades



    Orac <[email protected]> wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I'd also call first to make sure they aren't too busy and can do your
    > phone promptly. I used to have a devil of a time getting my firmware
    > updated, because the Sprint Store I went to never had enough technicians
    > around and on certain days there wouldn't even be a technician there.


    Its not a lack of manpower, its a lack of equipment, most stores only
    have one computer able to do software updates.

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



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