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By reddragon72, Senior Member on 25th January 2012, 05:38 PM
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So I have seen new about sprint pushing out an update for our phone starting now. Even though it is EL29 the screen shots are showing a different base band S710.0.5S.EL29 and the EL29 I am on right now is S710.10.S.EL29

so whats the diff? Should I roll back to EG30, and let the OTA go and then root? I ask because I am getting HORRIBLE battery life on EL29 and I mean HORRIBLE!! 8 hour days with less then 2hours of screen on time.... EG30 was 14+ with 4+ screen time....
 
 
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I'm going to be rolling back to receive the OTA because I'm also experiencing unacceptable battery life!
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Uh... why don't you just wait?
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Maybe we have a release with debugging turned on...

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So is it a safe assumption that EL29 is newer than the Ek02 that I'm on now?
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So is it a safe assumption that EL29 is newer than the Ek02 that I'm on now?

Yes.

And I'm interested in seeing the changes, if any. It could just mark that it's official and not in testing anymore. Regardless, 4g signal and 3g signal are superb and my battery life is ridiculously amazing on the cirrent el29 setup.

We'll see.

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Yes.

And I'm interested in seeing the changes, if any. It could just mark that it's official and not in testing anymore. Regardless, 4g signal and 3g signal are superb and my battery life is ridiculously amazing on the cirrent el29 setup.

We'll see.

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And this is the odd thing. People like yourself are reporting great battery life on EL29, but there are a bunch of us that are experiencing just the opposite. As for signal strength I am not seeing a difference between any rom.
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Hmm no updates available for me yet
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Yes.

And I'm interested in seeing the changes, if any. It could just mark that it's official and not in testing anymore. Regardless, 4g signal and 3g signal are superb and my battery life is ridiculously amazing on the cirrent el29 setup.

We'll see.

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Stew, you UV/OC? Stock kernel or custom?
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Originally Posted by reddragon72

So I have seen new about sprint pushing out an update for our phone starting now. Even though it is EL29 the screen shots are showing a different base band S710.0.5S.EL29 and the EL29 I am on right now is S710.10.S.EL29

so whats the diff? Should I roll back to EG30, and let the OTA go and then root? I ask because I am getting HORRIBLE battery life on EL29 and I mean HORRIBLE!! 8 hour days with less then 2hours of screen on time.... EG30 was 14+ with 4+ screen time....

If you remember a few months ago, eg30 came with two modem variants, it is possible the same thing is this time. Since we have an eg30 modem now, it will be updatable.

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