Question Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro December update PAUSED

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galaxys

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Sorry, but can you please specify what are the connectivity issues? Wifi/mobile connection reports OK, but no internet connectivity?
Here's some of the mobile connection discussions... there's some other threads out there as well:
 
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I can't say I'm too thrilled with the Pixel 6 Pro experience at the moment. I got the phone for the stock Android experience, fast updates, great camera, and great battery life. The camera and battery life are amazing, but many important things like reception and data reliability are worse than Note20 Ultra. At first it appeared that the update improved reception, but then I noticed in areas where it switches between 5G and 4G, I started dropping calls completely and show "No Network Connection". On the previous software, the 5G reception was worse, leaving me on 4G most of the time, so going back is not something I'd do. I like the phone a lot in other ways, but this is getting old. I'll likely switch back to the Note20 Ultra and hope it's resolved in the next update. Maybe it's because I spent the time to fully debloat and re-theme the Note20 Ultra, but I have to say I had a nearly flawless experience with it.

Is Google's software team even trying anymore?
 
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I'm on the Dec update. I have 5GUC where I live. My phone started dropping calls. I switched to 4GLTE and so far no more dropped calls. I think the 6pro is picking up 5G features from T-Mobile that other phones are not capable of doing. Unfortunately a T-Mobile tech told me that their network in the 5GUC department is not ready for prime time yet. I'm hoping that the January Pixel 6 update will bring more solid 5G performance.
 

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Any idea I can dirty flash back to Nov patch from current Dec patch without factory reset? Heard it is not advise as it may caused more problems? I have bootloader unlocked.
 

roirraW "edor" ehT

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Any idea I can dirty flash back to Nov patch from current Dec patch without factory reset? Heard it is not advise as it may caused more problems? I have bootloader unlocked.
I would definitely expect you'd have more problems if you dirty flashed back to November and didn't wipe. You could try it but be prepared to wipe if you have some problems. You can always factory reset later. Since your bootloader is unlocked, you could root, use something like Swift Backup to back everything up to the cloud, then flash the November image, root it, and restore selective app data with Swift Backup, but restoring system app data is the riskiest, especially "downgrading".
 

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I would definitely expect you'd have more problems if you dirty flashed back to November and didn't wipe. You could try it but be prepared to wipe if you have some problems. You can always factory reset later. Since your bootloader is unlocked, you could root, use something like Swift Backup to back everything up to the cloud, then flash the November image, root it, and restore selective app data with Swift Backup, but restoring system app data is the riskiest, especially "downgrading".
yeah Thanks for your input. Yep I have Swift backup.
 
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I'm fortunate to not have experienced any of the connectivity issues after flashing the December update.

Surprisingly, my reception has gotten better after the December update.

There is a dead spot in coverage on my commute to work (which goes through a remote area) that has been a dead spot for 12+ years, where I always drop calls.

I made it half way through that dead spot before having reception issues, but never dropped the call.

Hopefully the late January update will address all these issues!
 
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I'm fortunate to not have experienced any of the connectivity issues after flashing the December update.

Surprisingly, my reception has gotten better after the December update.

There is a dead spot in coverage on my commute to work (which goes through a remote area) that has been a dead spot for 12+ years, where I always drop calls.

I made it half way through that dead spot before having reception issues, but never dropped the call.

Hopefully the late January update will address all these issues!
Same here. No connection issues, dropped calls etc. Phone is working great, even after I received December update, still great.
 

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Pretty fed up with the P6P my Sony wx1000xm4 keep dropping out in one ear (Nov and Dec update), poor signal and Android Auto now disconnects every 5min for no reason. My wife just got a Nord 2 and honestly, it works so much better than my P6P. If Jan update doesn't fix these things, I'm out.
 
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Pretty fed up with the P6P my Sony wx1000xm4 keep dropping out in one ear (Nov and Dec update), poor signal and Android Auto now disconnects every 5min for no reason. My wife just got a Nord 2 and honestly, it works so much better than my P6P. If Jan update doesn't fix these things, I'm out.
So many are getting this problem really thinking now theres been a few bad batches been shipped out has to be hardware issues not the OS as many also have no fault
 

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That's the other thing, when I've bought new OP or Samsung phones at launch, they've been quite buggy but they've also had a lot of updates over the first month of release to make them usable. It's now going on 2 and a half months and we've had 1 update that's been pulled, whilst the phone is a bit of a mess. I could forgive them if it was a cheap phone but it was £950! Wth are Google doing? It's just absolutely not on.
 

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