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[Discussion] Official ICS OTA Thread (Now FI27)

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11th July 2012, 05:47 PM   |  #1  
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As the leak matches OTA and has been verified I am removing the leak remark.

FF18 Roms & Stock Variants
Sextape's Leak (Stock, Unrooted)
Datajosh's Leak (Rooted, Odexed/Deodexed)
This is a stock rooted rom.
Sfhub's Odin One-Click (Full and Nodata versions)
This is a one click tar file with root that will load FF18. There are instructions on the thread. He also has the individual components available to download and flash through odin(tar, modem, kernel).
AGAT_v0.1.0 with tREC_v0.2.1
Stock kernel compiled from source (eMMC lockup trigger removed) and a few tweaks as mentioned in the first post.
Thanks to Agat63 and Chris41g for getting this out so quickly!

Custom Roms based on FF18
Team Rejectz's Touched by SGSIII
Wicked Sensations Rom™
Phantom's Blazer Rom
Mijjah74's MIJJz BLEND ICS
Team Venum's BOA VeNuM's Own
VeNuM's VeNuM ICE Rom
Agat63's tFF18_v0.1.0
RUJELUS22's The Blu Kuban
Team Rejectz's Supernova Rom

Custom Roms based on FF18 Source
Unofficial AOKP 4.0.4 Milestone 6
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[Discussion] Official ICS OTA Thread (Now FI27)
So here it is folks - after about 30 different ICS leaks Sprint has officially released it for the Epic 4G Touch!

History of Official OTA Announcements:
7/11/12 approx. 11:00 am CDT: Source Released on Samsung's Site. OTA will be FF18 based on revision note.
The recommended thread for source discussion is here.
7/12/12 8:45 am - Sprint officially announced OTA on blog. Link is here.

8/22/12 9:53 am - Sprint officially announced update FH13 by OTA. Link is here. Available by Kies and OTA.

10/10/12 8:58 am - Sprint officially announce update FI27 by OTA. Link is here. Appears to be OTA only.

Link to FF18 Stock + Root ODIN One Click (from sfhub):
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1721229
It has been confirmed that this package matches the OTA released on 7/12. Use this for rooting.

Link to official OTA (on Google servers):
http://android.clients.google.com/pa...29_to_FF18.zip
Credit to devinrovell for posting the link!

Qbking77 has also put together a video on how to install it here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcsfJXKv23o">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcsfJXKv23o" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350">
(I linked both because I'm not sure everyone will be able to pick up the Youtube link.
A link to his thread to thank him is here.

Important Notes
Bugs will be in Post #2, including our confirmation that the emmc lockup is still vulnerable..
Post #3 will contain links to leaks, ROMs based on leaks and then those based on source.

Link to sfhub's EL29 ODIN One-Click (in case you want to go back to GB - kept by popular demand)
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Bug Reports for OTA
Will be monitoring and adding as I can here.

eMMC Bug Status: Unsafe at kernel level due to existence of offending option.
Analysis and initial verification here. (Posts #679 for analysis, #680 for verification.)

Users are recommended to continue using GB for factory resets/wipes or installing a known "safe" kernel such as the one in the first post to avoid potentially locking up your internal memory card.
Those that should experience this from doing a factory reset and/or wipe please PM me as I will be tracking any such issues.

Devs using this source should remove the option to render the kernel safe. (Please check sfhub's notes on how to make safe other format/wipe points such as update_binary.)
Edit: See first post as one is already out based on source; others were already safe based on AOSP and sfhub's notes.


Swype Issues
Users are reporting issues with Swype after the OTA.

Confirmed solution:
1) Go to Settings > Applications and select the "all" tab.
2) Scroll down to Swype app, tap.
3) Select clear all data

You will lose saved Swype data but functionality will be restored. (Thanks to many who posted this in Pgs. 16 & 17)

Wi-Fi Sleep Issues
Sfhub summed it up greatly and provided a link to previous discussion - I'm pasting that here for reference:
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Originally Posted by sfhub

The WiFi deep sleep not reconnecting issue has been around for many releases

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...00&postcount=3

They fixed it somewhere in between, but it got reinitroduced.

I also have a guide in Q&A for some custom wpa_supplicant.conf tweaks that have helped people on ICS. Feel free to look if interested.

Battery Issues
A lot of people have been mentioning battery performance and how it has dropped.
The CW (common wisdom) has been to suggest the following course:

1) Back up your phone contents.

2) Use sfhub's FF18 full Odin OC to wipe out /data and give yourself a clean slate.
(Normally a good idea whenever you do this kind of an update)

3) Turn off 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc and do a test battery drain.
If you get really lousy time here you may want to replace your battery.

4) One at a time start reintroducing your apps and functions.
As each may work differently on ICS it's better to do one at a time so you can identify what is draining the battery.

5) Once cause of excessive drain is found try to limit use.

For me it was leaving 3G/4G on when I don't need it. I turn on manually as needed.
I also leave BT, GPS as I only use < 1% of the time.


Please PM or note any bugs if noticed so I can document here - thanks!
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This will serve as the official OTA from Sprint thread. Let's keep this one on topic. Thank you and have fun!
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I'll get some videos up very soon for manually updating and such.
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This post is now deprecated - please see the OP for download and or flashing instructions.

If you get the OTA prompt to download - please follow these steps to help out your fellow XDA'ers:

Steps to find OTA Link:
Download CatLog from the play store (free). Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...catlog+android

When the OTA update is prompted you can look in the log cat results and find the direct Google download link URL. May take a bit of digging through the logcat but its not hard to find. Once you get the URL share it with others here. This way anyone who wants the official OTA can pull it down rather than wait potentially several days for it.

Edit: It will probably start with http://android.clients.google.com/pa...t_samsung_d710... to give you an idea of what to look for.

If anyone posts it here are steps to flash from EL29 stock: (note, this won't work if have a custom ROM, or if you modified any of the stock apps e.g. if you removed bloatware its not gonna work)

Steps to Manually Install OTA:
Rename the file to “update.zip” (without the quotes - make sure it isn't update.zip.zip)

Move the file to the root of your EDIT: SDCard on the ET4G
(Per results of others, stock recovery only looks at the root of a SDCard, not internal storage)

Shutdown your ET4G

Disconnect any USB Cable

Boot your phone into Recovery Mode
(Push and hold the the Volume Up + Power until recovery screen displays.)

Use Volume Down button to hightlight “apply update.zip”
Select with "home" button
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Got a noobish question..

I got my GF the SGS3, and want to switch her over from the ET4G.

I would still be able to install the ICS OTA update even after I deactivated the ET4G, as long as I used the one click ODIN setup that typically gets posted in the Dev section, correct?
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If im flashing the Cyanogenmod 9 should i flash back to stock and get the ota? or just stick with CM9?
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Update just popped up!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DCRocks

Got a noobish question..

I got my GF the SGS3, and want to switch her over from the ET4G.

I would still be able to install the ICS OTA update even after I deactivated the ET4G, as long as I used the one click ODIN setup that typically gets posted in the Dev section, correct?

Yep! (Doing this doesn't matter whether activated or not)

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