Software Update Schedule Discussion

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Software Update Schedule Discussion

Very professionally done. You should really remove this page and put 'updates to come to Android phones one day, we're not really sure when.' I think I will be switching phones to the nexus devices to actually get updates faster than this half a snail's pace. The Telus experience is not one I'm impressed with. Makes me consider switching providers. 

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I wouldn't hold your breath at this point. I'm not sure carriers are bothering with it. I don't think Rogers, etc have pushed it out either. You can update yourself via autoloader, can't you?
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Telus should properly support devices they have sold at a minimum for the duration of the contract. Passport user here as well and my phone is now behind by two releases. If Telus will not support a phone that they sell under contract, they should unlock it for free.
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I agree. If it were unlocked, then would the system recognize it as a device bought through Shop BlackBerry? ‎ While in the past I have been a supporter of contract plans, this recent experience is giving thought to buying direct, even though from a financial aspect it's better for me to be on contract.

Sent from my BlackBerry Passport smartphone on the TELUS network.
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Grab an autoloader and no need to wait for a carrier push. Most that own a blackberry have been doing this for a long time. Plenty of resources at http://www.Crackberry.com for your device.

It's not the ideal way but at this point your only option.

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@Blutroll The autoloader is just the software updates it has no other effect on the phone. Regardless of carrier or lock status.

I eventually gave up on BB10 like most and moved on. Was tired of side loading apps, some apps wouldn't work always using autoloader. I loved the OS for the most part, but hardware wise was way behind to the competition.

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I find that BB10 is a complete OS. Android seems unfinished to me as does iOS. If I need to download half a dozen apps just to get an OS to do the basics, then there's something wrong. Anyway, I don't think there's such a difference between 10.3.2 and 10.3.3‎ that I'm going to risk messing up my device with an autoloader. If there was a significant difference, I'd do it. Still I'm unhappy that Telus is dragging their feet on rolling out the update. Just like the Android security updates. They are finally coming to my wife's DTEK50 on Monday, even though BlackBerry issued them over a week ago.I am very disappointed.


Sent from my BlackBerry Passport smartphone on the TELUS network.

If you only have to wait a week, then consider yourself lucky. Carriers normally bundle the security updates with the regular updates. Meaning, you are waiting ~6 months for security updates on Android. That is, unless you own a Pixel or Nexus device, then they are monthly.

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I've never had to use an autoloader. I guess my first time is coming up. Fortunately I can experiment on my old Z10 before trying it out on my Passport.
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Just got my Nougat update for my Moto Z. Runs great and daydream is a bonus feature.

So I see the Moto Z got Nougat a month ago now... how long until I can expect to see it on the Z Play?

 

Coming from a couple of Note 3s running different custom CM13 implementations, I find Moto's version of Marshmallow extremely limited - can't customize the Power menu (Power off ONLY? No reboot??), can't customize the quick tiles, no hold-back-to-kill-app, no auto-dimming??

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Seeing as how the Nougat update for the Z Play hasn't even been released in the USA yet, it may be a bit longer of a wait before it reaches Canada. Canada tends to see the updates after the American releases. Don't forget the release that will be coming from Lenovo will only be for 7.0 and not 7.11.


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@Nighthawk wrote:

Seeing as how the Nougat update for the Z Play hasn't even been released in the USA yet, it may be a bit longer of a wait before it reaches Canada. Canada tends to see the updates after the American releases. Don't forget the release that will be coming from Lenovo will only be for 7.0 and not 7.11.


Hmmm to go with a third-party ROM, or to keep the warranty intact?  I've been holding off rooting until the N update but that may be too far off.

 

Does the Lenovo have tattle thing like Samsung's KNOX?

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apparently the issues i am having with my phone is not the phone's problem it is actually with telus itself... dropped calls,blank calls,sounding like your in a tunnel...etc i know a few others that are about to jump to another provider as we are all experiencing the same thing and when you call support they reset it from their end but shortly after it starts again so the nougat update won't help.... but maybe telus should look into updating their systems/software/hardware/services altogether and maybe then they could lower my bill a little...150 per month for 2 phones is getting a little out of hand when there are companies out there that offer so called better plans for 40 per month.....

 

i know this wasn't the best place to vent but i too was waiting for the nougat update to see if it would fix my issues but it's not the phone but telus itself

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@just2wikid Did the Telus version include the update to fix the quiet notifications? I sideloaded a different version on mine which DOES include the fix before TELUS released theirs. I assume it doesn't, being the fix came as a second OTA (I had to sideload it after sideloading the main Nougat update).

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That I don't know @Techjunkie I never had an issue with quiet notifications

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yeah i hear that Samsung takes forever to get the new firmware's out so i might see it in October maybe

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After some coaching and reading on XDA I sideloaded N 7.0 this morning
Thanks @Techjunkie for the tips

I saw you there (I'm GibMcFragger). Glad you got it sorted. It's easy once you do a little reading. XDA is awesome that way.
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Just received the Samsung Galaxy S6 security update today, (release was scheduled for December 12th) just in case anybody was wondering when it was coming out...

I've been corresponding with Telus about when they will release BlackBerry OS 10.3.3. The e-care Specialist is insisting that BlackBerry hasn't released 10.3.3, but I believe it has.

 

Shane.

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i got the latest update for the samsung galaxy s7 Edge near the end of november and ever since the update people i phone cannot hear what i say and or think i am talking through speaker phone which i am not doing but it seems to work okay if they call me. i have tried the Hard Reset and cache clear options on boot up but that hasn't worked either i am patiently waiting for the update to android 7 and am crossing anything that i can to hope that it fixes the problem.. i also contacted tech support and they tried some sort of deativate activate and it worked for a couple days but it seems that the issue is ongoing to the point i am going to run the phone over with my van and put it out of it's misery once and for all as my contract is up in February 2017 i just may need to change to an iphone.. I hope the next update comes sooner that later but i doubt it will

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