[OFICIAL OTA] Gingerbread 2.3.6!
Hi all, I know that there are a couple of threads about the OTA already but they're all fragmented and not quite helpful, so I thought I'd pitch in.
Today an OTA of 2.3.6 was publicly released for the A2. Although it's not ICS, or even 2.3.7, it's still much more stable and faster. Here's some of the details:
-Much improved camera app! (The original was pretty faulty)
-Possibly the first AT&T bloatware to ever be useful, with visual voicemail and ---Syncing of texts/calls to the cloud
-Improved Hotspot and Webtop
-Fixes to any problems with haptic feedback
-Call ending does not lag! (as much)
-Uses MUCH less RAM
For all the details check out this link
At the moment no one has discovered a root protocol for our version of 2.3.6... i.e. it can't be rooted. I personally have tried flashing/reflashing the fxz, updating, and trying different exploits, all of which has failed. I doubt that we will find a way to root this 2.3.6 any time soon. However, the devs here are working hard at implementing 2.3.6 with root in their ROMs. (The latest Supercharged ROM is based off of 2.3.6!) If you want to have your device rooted with 2.3.6 and you're currently on 2.3.5 (rooted), follow these instructions:
With a root explorer, navigate to /system/bin/ and edit the mount_ext3.sh file. If you used a 1-click root method, then add the following lines to the end of the file (if you manually rooted then you might want to omit the 1st/2nd line):
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
To apply the update, go to Settings->About Phone->System update and it should prompt you to update. Make sure you're connected to wifi and then hit "OK". If you have heavily modified your phone then I suggest that you flash the fxz first, then root it, then apply the hack above, then update. Also, although the A2 has the ability to uninstall most bloatware without rooting, the update requires that ALL BLOATWARE MUST BE INSTALLED. If you uninstalled any bloatware then you will have to flash the fxz first.
NOTE: once you apply the update you will NEVER be able to flash the 2.3.5 fxz! You need to replace some files first! To flash the fxz, follow these directions:
-Download this file: replace.zip
-Unzip it and move all the the items in it to the stock fxz. You might get a warning about replacing files, just click OK. NOTE that Windows might not be able to handle the size of the fxz. I have 6 GB RAM but Windows still wasn't able to perform a drag-and-drop through the fxz's zip. I recommend that you just unzip the fxz and then put the files in. (You don't have to rezip it either, RSD Lite will still recognize it and will flash faster).
-You should be able to use RSD Lite to flash the file.
Please note that this is not a support thread, it is an info/how-to thread... if you have any problems then make a thread about it, and be as detailed as possible.