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version 5 firmware

dennismc

Sep 17, 2008, 5:56 PM
version 5 firmware released but not fota have to go to store i heard that sucks.
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willv

Sep 18, 2008, 10:17 AM
did you get it? what did it do?
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dennismc

Sep 18, 2008, 1:17 PM
willv said:
did you get it? what did it do?
no i haven't but i have been looking around i cant find any list to what it fixes or anything of that nature but if i do ill post it keep an eye on hofo 🙂
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willv

Sep 18, 2008, 3:48 PM
how did you hear about the updates? and post on here my job blocked hofo 😡
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dennismc

Sep 18, 2008, 5:07 PM
willv said:
how did you hear about the updates? and post on here my job blocked hofo 😡

i read it on hofo thats where i find everything about phones also i browse phonearena 😁
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scorpio02150

Sep 19, 2008, 7:35 AM
[QUOTE=zomac]Just updated. The rep had a list of fixes but wouldnt print me a copy. Majority were small bugs that I havent had or heard of other people having. For example when on fav click on pic then call and contact pic disappears.

Shuffle on music player is fixed.

Albums are supposed to play in order now but I havent put music on card again yet.

Dont remember hearing him mention album art.

No new app categories and no ESPN for download

The flash option on camera is still same.

Touchscreen is more responsive and faster to me. That was listed as an improvement.

Maybe somebody can get them to print it out for them. I searched LG website and couldnt find anything.[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=zomac]Oh yes Bluetooth impr...
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dennismc

Sep 18, 2008, 5:11 PM
willv said:
how did you hear about the updates? and post on here my job blocked hofo 😡

also a lot of conflicting info going on about version 5 some can get it some cant find it. im waiting a little while before i update i want to see what the advantages are. 👀
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saty1

Oct 2, 2008, 9:59 AM
Got v5 last night

I do think that the screen response is better/faster. I used to have to do multiple pushes to get the icon to unlock, and finally would go the switch on the side. That seem much better.

Does anyone know why this isn't OTA ??? is it an actual limitation, or was it an arbitrary decesion on Verizon's part ???
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willv

Sep 18, 2008, 3:53 PM
i just got off the phone with the local tech, first they said there were no new updates, then they said the new dares were running ver.5 and mine is ver.3.... so there is an update, but i dont know what it does lol i think i have to wait till tomorrow to do it ☚ī¸
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scorpio02150

Sep 19, 2008, 7:38 AM
[blockquote=zomac]Just updated. The rep had a list of fixes but wouldnt print me a copy. Majority were small bugs that I havent had or heard of other people having. For example when on fav click on pic then call and contact pic disappears.

Shuffle on music player is fixed.

Albums are supposed to play in order now but I havent put music on card again yet.

Dont remember hearing him mention album art.

No new app categories and no ESPN for download

The flash option on camera is still same.

Touchscreen is more responsive and faster to me. That was listed as an improvement.

Maybe somebody can get them to print it out for them. I searched LG website and couldnt find anything.[/blockquote]


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willv

Sep 20, 2008, 8:17 AM
page 8 #113 has a pic of v.07
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scorpio02150

Sep 21, 2008, 8:12 AM
Yes, there are reports of the V07 as well as the latest produced DAREs having V09.
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johnjohn6565

Sep 22, 2008, 10:28 PM
Model: VX9700 (Dare)
New Software Version: VX970V05
Available In Stores: 09/16/08
Symptoms Resolved:

* The "press here to unlock" prompt frequently seems to be drawn behind alerts that are received while locked, especially MMS or SMS notifications. The "press here" bar either can't be seen or is seen peeking out behind the alert, but cannot be pressed. The phone remains locked, and the side button may be used to unlock it. The problem is the screen is missing the normal [Touch to Unlock] soft key and the [View Now] and [View Later] message soft keys. Fixed by changing the display status variable that is not affected by background applications.
* The phone is not able to shuffle more than 250 songs when play all and...
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homer169

Sep 23, 2008, 6:42 AM
So I called customer service yesterday to ask about this update and I was told that they just recieved an email about it and she basically read me all of those improvements. I was also told that they are not doing a software update because the problems are hit and miss, but they are instead sending me a new phone with the most up to date software on it. She also told me that the v5 is the newest. Seems kind of strange that they would exchange my device instead of up date it. Isnt that why it had the option to update on the phone info screen?
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willv

Sep 24, 2008, 10:04 AM
so i got the update yesterday, and noticed a couple things.

1st was the screen looks really bright and crisp, maybe just me.

2nd, i have 280 messages in my inbox, and before the update, if i went to any of them past 100, the phone would shut off and restart. since the update, no problems (i tried)phone works great. havent noticed a difference with bluetooth, but my bluetooth (with the exception of the blueant z9, always worked well
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lnknprkbas

Sep 24, 2008, 12:56 PM
Ok well I have a Dare and I am looking for this update, how do I do it and how do I know what software version i am running? My phone resets sometimes while using vz navigator.
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willv

Sep 24, 2008, 3:30 PM
hit menu, settings, phone info, sw/hw version.

the top line will say:
[sw version]
vx970v0* .... *( the star is the sw version, probably 3. you have to see a technician to get the update, it takes about an hour
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scorpio02150

Sep 26, 2008, 6:48 AM
Main Menu_Settings&Tools__PhoneInfo_SWhwVersion

Your Version should be stated on the first "Verison file".

Not all the stores will have the update, so you should call around and see who has it, reflash should be 15-20 (or depending how busy they are).
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willv

Sep 26, 2008, 11:20 AM
a lot of people on hofo said 20 minutes, but the tech in my area said an hour.

it took an hour to do mine ☚ī¸
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je2345

Oct 2, 2008, 3:09 PM
the reason why the tech will state that it can take an hour is because they back up all your information to a dummy phone. Just in case the new firmware erases everything. So depending on how much stuff you have on your phone it can take an hour.
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willv

Oct 3, 2008, 9:45 AM
really? isnt that illegal? i know it backs up to a machine, but i dont believe he puts it on a phone. and you can only back up numbers and pics/vids and sounds/ringtones.
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willv

Sep 26, 2008, 3:59 PM
so far the only thing i dont like from the update is this

when i text, i mostly use the 1-9 keypad with "word". with the v.03 when i went to spell a word with the full qwerty, then went back to 1-9, it went back to "word". now it stays on "abc"

just a minor problem, but thats the only one 🙂
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