[REF] Desire Z - OTA 1.72 for those without root etc
This thread is about the new 1.72 OTA update for anyone who hasn't rooted, s-off'd etc.. Its for discussing changes, improvements, new bugs and such like. As there is no official change list, note it down and we'll get there.
If you own, or have questions about the G2, this is not applicable, the software is different. This is for the Stock Desire Z as shipped. Thanks!!
Downloaded over WLAN and it installed in about 10 mins and several reboots. If you can, try hard reset as its been reported this helps with the SMS notification bug.
My observations (UK SIM free):
New Android build (2.2.1)
New Kernel (126.96.36.199-g540976a Dec 1st)
New Radio (12.28e.60.140fU_26.04.02.17_M2)
Battery life better (mixed reports, but probably slightly better)
Rear speaker louder (again, needs to be tested in the wild)
Wireless LAN seems a lot quicker
Camera application improved.. (Stuttering improved when recording 720p Thanks, monomer888 & tbalden)
Snappier / Smoother menu transitions
More characters in hardware SYM list (like < and > )
Annoying Text message bug seems better but not solved (type screen jumps down as msg's load)
The delivery receipt now shows the contact name instead of the phone number. (Thanks missparker76)
Adding linked (Phone + Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) contacts to groups (e.g. Favorites) now works - they appear in the list of contacts when trying to add them. (Thanks Darthmelk)
SMS notifications.. Occasionally doesn't notify, sometimes cant dismiss until you go to the notification screen (Thanks Algobardo) HTC are aware..
Its lost my notification settings, sounds, volumes but that easy to put back. Kept themes, backgrounds, widgets and most other settings.
[RESOLVED] HTCSense.com not connecting to phone. Messages and Contacts still sync but unable to get location, lock or ring phone.
Slightly increased lag when rotating sense (Thanks knoeki
Gallery showing unviewable files as a broken icon, sometimes not updating (Thanks moolash)
New Dock menu item in settings?? (I thought it was new too Darthmelk)
LinkedIn and Picasa updates are either included, or working properly now. (Thanks Darthmelk)
XDA2 -> XDA2i -> SE K750 -> SE K800 -> O2 XDA Orbit 2 (HTC Polaris) -> HTC Touch Diamond 2 -> HTC Touch Pro 2 -> HTC Desire Z -> HTC One
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