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Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

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Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

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We know how much you love to have the latest software on your phone and we love to get it to you. But, we can't always get it to you as quickly as you'd like. What we can do is keep you in the loop throughout the process. This weekly wrap is our way of doing that.

Stuff you need to know about software updates

Just as we don't make the phones we sell, we don't code the software that runs on them. We do some testing to make sure they work as we expect them to, but that's all there is to our part in the process.

Software updates are complicated, and there's a lot of moving parts to take into account (enough to fill three whole blog posts). But that's for us to worry about, not you.
We'll do the hard work behind the scenes like chasing our suppliers and doing the testing. The easy stuff is letting you know how we're progressing, and that's where this post and the table below comes in.

News from overseas

All the info we have on the updates we know about is below. Keep in mind though that this just for us here at Vodafone AU.
What happens overseas doesn't apply locally, so that info on a UK release or news about Android 4.4 KitKat you read on the web won't be coming to your phone straight away.
As soon as we hear news though, this is the place to read all about it. I'll be back for you again next week so stay tuned if what you're looking for isn't here yet.

What's in the labs?

Device models which are listed in bold type indicate a change from last week:

ManufacturerModelUpdateStatus
HTCDesire 601Android 4.4In testing.
HTCOne Mini (M4)Android 4.4Testing finished. Awaiting roll out.
HTCOne (M8)Android 4.4.2 (Quick maintenance release)Testing finished. Awaiting roll out.
HuaweiG526Android 4.1.2Awaiting software for testing.
SamsungE3300E3300DUML1/ E3300VAUNA1Maintenance release cancelled. Awaiting new software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy NexusAndroid 4.3Available now.
SamsungGalaxy Note 2Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy Note 3Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy S3 (LTE)Android 4.3 (Knox/Gear)FOTA re-testing due to changes by Samsung.
SamsungGalaxy S4Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SamsungGalaxy S4 MiniAndroid 4.2.2 (Knox/Gear)Testing finished. Awaiting final approval.
SamsungGalaxy S4 (Cat 4)Android 4.4Awaiting software for testing.
SonyXperia M (C1904)Android 4.3 (Feature release 2)FOTA testing failed. Pending Sony investigation.
SonyXperia SPAndroid 4.3 (Quick maintenance release)FOTA testing failed. Pending Sony investigation.
SonyXperia TXAndroid 4.3 (Quick maintenance release)FOTA testing failed. Pending Sony investigation.
SonyXperia ZAndroid 4.4 (Feature release 3)Awaiting software for testing.
NokiaLumia 625WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.
NokiaLumia 720WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.
NokiaLumia 820WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.
NokiaLumia 925WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.
NokiaLumia 1320WP8.1 BlueAwaiting software for testing. ETA late May/early June 2014.

Want to stay up to date?

We can let you know when the Software Update is published on our blog each week. If you’re not already a member of the Community, then you can create an account, or sign in using Facebook, from the links at the top of the page.

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

by Community Expert Community Expert
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HTC one mini users are going to be very happy with this . 

 

I'll tag a few users from the community to let them know... 

 

@tpr91 @MercuryHero 

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Thanks @Cyrille13 for the update, and for the tag. Hoping the same fate doesn't befall this update as the last one :smileywink:

I love my One Mini - despite that it's not "flagship" it's in my eyes a more usable device than the M7 and M8 due to its small form (usable while holding the hand-holds on the bus or train) and its resistance to dents and scratches.  Seriously, I've dropped this onto hard floors way more than my previous Samsung and it still looks brand new. The "plastic" around the edge must be some sort of magic dent-free plastic unseen on other phones. My Note II was only dropped once and looks like someone's hacked at the corners with a machete.

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

by SonyXperiaM Frequent Visitor
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Agh how did xperia m fail :smileysad:

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

by akkush Seasoned Member
Message 5 of 22 (9,193 Views)
Dear Vfone! Can you tell me what exactly means FOTA testing failed ? Its a shame how we XSP users can't get a usable or normally working FW/update!
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

by Fakrudeen Seasoned Member
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FOTA means Firmware Over The Air. This enables the users to update their phone firmware using the update centre . FOTA testing failed indicates that the testing for pushing the firmware update wirelessly to xperia users has failed.. I am new here, correct me if I am wrong...
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by akkush Seasoned Member
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I know that. I'm curious about the tech behind it. Another question:what is the latest officially available FW for SP ? (For Vodafone AU)

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

by tpr91 Seasoned Member
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calling all HTC one mini users! if any of y'all receive the update for download can you post it? so the rest of us can download it.
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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

by Community Expert Community Expert
Message 9 of 22 (8,914 Views)

@tpr91 that will result in their post being removed. Modifying your handset (even with legitimate firmware) can damange your phone and discussion of how to do this isn't allowed on the Community. There are places to find that info, but it isn't here. 

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Re: Software Update Weekly Wrap - 17th April 2014

by tpr91 Seasoned Member
Message 10 of 22 (8,831 Views)
@kjmci calm down
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