So I did the manual update two days ago. Phone seemed to work fine but did not notice any difference in performance. Yesterday I powered down the phone as I usually do every few days for good measure and noticed nice difference in performance. I did a battery pull after the upgrade but noticed no difference then. Go figure. Also I am seeing animations working on websites like Smileys and such that I thought were not moving before. Is that just me or did something change?
furbearingmammal - nice rant, good points
I just want it to be clear that I was in no way accusing anyone here of having any malicious intent and I certainly wasn't questioning the integrity of the build provided by John Galt (or his personal integrity) (though I see how it may have seemed that way since my post fell into that section and I replied to hookbills post). I also don't want to discourage others from doing what ever they choose to do for whatever reason, I just felt it may help some teetering on the fence of that decision to know that there is more at risk than just your VZW warranty.
I also know that there is little more appealing to someone with malicious intent than an array of fully rooted linux/android networked devices with a decent amount of computing power and a "trusted" mass content distribution framework that can push code to them. Just wanted others to be aware that those with malintent are out there and they are salivating over the chance to leverage this vector.
You summed up my perspective pretty well when you said "To answer an earlier post; rooting your Android device increases risk of attacks. Anyone who knows anything about Linux knows that." My sense and reason for posting what I wrote is that there are very few people out there who know anything about linux.
I too did the manual update but I already had flash installed. If the manual update has flash then you're the first to report it.
my wife's phone received the ota update this morning at 6am from verizon. it is the FRG01B build. mine was already manually updated. I pulled the two files for comparison. they look identical. I did re-update my phone again last night due to some of the confusion in this thread about the manual update, it said it patched some system files. The battery issues I was having seem to be gone today. My phone has been off the charger for 3hrs and it is still at 100% but I have used it very little. but yesterday it was off for 3hrs and dropped 30% with no use at all.
Is identical the the later update. I do not have the manual from last week any longer and didn't go download it again. Once I seen the one I had match i didn't go any further.
when I manually updated flash was not installed I had to go get the .apk beta file from mega.