droid 3 software update

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  1. nu2droid
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    Yes, you will lose root after the update. Just re-root after using the once click method.
    Just make sure you put back all the bloat before the update. (even if you use the script to put it back, go in the system/app folder and double check that all the ".bak"s have changed back. There was one the script skipped when I did it, "FOTA.bak" i think.)
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    Sweet...this took care of my wifi re-boot problem! Awesome update!
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    No offnese intended.

    Isn't everyone seriously tired of this question? Don't official updates ALWAYS break root?
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    So how is everyone's battery life after the OTA update? Curious to see if it's improved since I initially exchanged my D3 for an X2 (I like the X2, so it's not that big of a deal) because I was getting worse battery life with it than my 2 year old OG droid.
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    Has anyone extrated the .zip file for the official update?
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    Its the same as the leak...

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    Sorry I meant to say they patched it. p3droid mentioned something on the patch on twitter

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    I have the extended battery. Right now, the phone is 40% and off charger for 23 hours, 24 minutes. I haven't been using it all that much, but I can say pretty confidently that the improvement in battery life is fairly substantial or at least noticeable. I notice that, as others have reported, phone idle and cell standby are no longer the top battery consumers.

    THIS PHONE ROCKS!!!!
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    Biggest improvement to battery life I've ever seen. Currently at 50% power with 8 hours of light to moderate use. That includes 2 hours in my office where I had no connection (this usually kills my battery) and would have to charge after work. I'm a pretty heavy user after work so we'll see how long it lasts. I normally get 10hours a day before the update. So far im really impressed.
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    Only had mine for a day before, but seems much improved for me. Cell standby went from #1, way, way above anything else to between 6-12 on the list depending on use that charge.

    Whatever had standby searching constantly has been fixed it seems.
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    white balance is completly fixed, shutter speeds is a little better (use a 3rd party app for even better results though), and loading / unloading the camera is quicker. Saturation is still off, but every droid ever has had less saturation / slight overexposure (most likely as a handicap for people to overexpose shadows). Again, there's other camera apps that can help to control that aspect. Still seems to be issues with the constant autofocus, both camera and camcorder. Camcorder still has the black issue sometimes. Moto knows about both, and they probably on the list for the next update.
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    It was a loop error where it kept searching for better tower connections even if it had already discovered them all. Its fixed now though. Someone probably got fired...

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    Thank you so much tyrant. That really helps. Still undecided though- lol.Glad they are addressing some issues.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
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    I gotta agree that the difference in battery life alone was worth the update. I'm at 70% 12+ hours off the charger, I was at 60% yesterday before the update 6 hours off the charger.
    The camera is certainly improved, not that I expect that much from a cell phone camera but, still great update.

    Google talk works fantastic as well. Video chatting couldn't be any lower of a priority for me personally and I just tried for the hell of it.
    Really happy with the D3 now, hopefully the stupid runaway cursor issue is solved.
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    Can somebody post the actual .zip file?
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    I LOVE the video in Google talk btw. The front camera is pretty decent.
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    I've never run a smart phone 36 hours without a charge but I am about to now. Extended battery. Pretty light usage: screen on 3.5 hours (mostly Dolphin HD, K9, Notepad); battery in performance mode (always checking 3 email accounts).

    I don't need anywhere near 36 hours. If I can unplug in the morning and not need a charge for 12-15 hours then I am totally satisfied. I was usually doing this before the update but now...this phone is THE BEST PHONE ON EARTH. Screw 4G, this is fast enough and I value a long battery life over big bandwidth.

    We are the champions, my friends.
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    Can anyone please send me the ota's .zip file? please??
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    I got the OTA, but my camera seems to have not changed at all; this blue tint is still there =( any suggestions?
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    I got the ota software update sent to my phone last night. I haven't really used it enough to notice much difference but I did take a pic and to ME the blue looked like it was gone but it's so subtle to me and I'm used to it so maybe it's just me. What other impprovements should I expect? Glad it finally came. Also I don't know if its just me but scrolling on the browser seems to me a little smoother and faster, again could be just me and could be from the phone being restarted.

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