OTA keyboard question

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    Before the OTA I swear I can recall my slider keyboard having a backlight? was I dreaming, because after the OTA its not there anymore.

    Was it ever there? Flame away...
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    The slider keyboard keys do 'light up' when you use it. Always have, for me anyway. It's the letter itself that lights.... They would have to... how else could you type on the keyboard in a dark setting?

    no flames... i'm not throwing matches :)
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    After I updated, my backlight for the keyboard didn't work. I had to restart and do a battery pull a few times before they came back. I have seen others say the same thing.
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    That's a bizarre problem. Even more bizarre that it takes multiple battery pulls to correct the problem. Is this happening to 100% of the people who update, or just a small group? Either way, thanks for letting us know in case it happens to many more of us in the next few days.

    Maybe if we're lucky the Motorola/Google/Verizon/whoever people are using these few days after the initial 20,000 updates to make updates to their update so that when the rest of us get it, it's even better than when you got it.
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    I haven't had that problem since the update, but could it be that the light sensor is more sensitive now so it keeps the back light off unless it is darker?
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    I just tried mine and at first it was not backlit, but when i put the phone under my desk in the dark, the backlight came one.
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    Updated last night. Keyboard light worked immediately and continuously since. No problem for me.
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    small group... most of us haven't had this issue.
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    Soft menu keys don't light up either. All who claim it is working fine, power cycle your phone. More details below from another thread I created.

    Can anyone else who has updated to 2.0.1 confirm this:

    Power off your phone and then power it back on. Once powered on, if you touch any of the soft butons (Menu, back, home, search) do they light up? Also check to see if your keyboard lights up when you open it.

    Mine do not have any backlighting on them after a power cycle. Only way to get them to wok properly is to press the brightness icon on the power widget. Then they come back and work properly until next time I power cycle.

    Can anyone else confirm this behavior?
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    Mine definitely did not work right after updating. I went in to a pitch black room and nothing would light up. Did a restart and it still didn't work. I then did a battery pull and after that, everything would light up again. Haven't had any trouble with it since then.
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    So i'm not crazy. Thanks.
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    how is everyone doing an OTA update if it isnt out yet, mine keeps saying that my software is up to date
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    mine came over the air last night
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    The update is out. It's being pushed to select devices right now.

    The OTA's started going out a few days ago actually.
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    I forced updated mine manually, and so far, I have not had issues with the Physical Keyboard not lighting up. I also did as you suggested, which was powering it down completely and power it back up and the keyboard still lights up.

    The only time I saw it 'flickering' is due to Locale flipping my wallpaper during the beginning, but afterwards, it still comes up without an issue. So I don't know what to say why it seems to be a problem for you guys.
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    I manually updated mine a day or so ago, updated my nephew's last night. No problems so far. It seems faster, and the touch seems more responsive.
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    I still got problems with my menu and keyboard back light. It doesn't turn on at all until I turn on the automatic brightness and turn it off. But that's only a temporary fix. When I turn off my phone and turn it back on it stops working again. Is there a fix to this? I started getting this problem after the OTA update by air last night.
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    Did you restart the phone and then do a battery pull?
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    Yes I did.