Froyo for Dell Streak

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Froyo for Dell Streak

Okay, everyone and their sister outside of ATT is getting Froyo.  So, Froyo is available, can you tell me why it's taking ATT so long to release Froyo?  The software is obviously working.  Is ATT holding release what is the story here?

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I know it's frustrating, but it's become a pretty expected practice. The manufacturer prepares their 'stock' or proprietary version for unlocked or unsubsidized versions of the hardware and then works with AT&T to allow them to add their required/agreed upon software and settings. It has happened, and likely will continue to, on all Android smartphones to date. AT&T seems to be one of the slower providers when it comes to preparing their version of the new OS. Dell has stated that the AT&T version will be out in January; likely the middle of January. It's the price we pay for software subsidized phones on the cheap. That doesn't make it any less annoying, I know.

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I bought my streak directly from Dell, off contract (Oct 2010).  It did come with the at&t garbage (no at&t badges on the front of the phone though).  I held off rooting/hacking/updating until a couple weeks ago when it was announced that once again, you can't count on at&t updating anything in a timely matter, EXCEPT the iPhone.

Went over to XDA-Developers, downloaded the QDL-repair tool, had the 2.2, 309 version up and running, and then it was a simple download to get the 318 version up and running, WITHOUT any of the at&t stuff clogging up the phone.  Plus, wi-fi tethering is working perfectly.

Of course, if you go that route, the warranty is gone, not to mention if you buy one from at&t, they won't take it on return if you screw something up.

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What OS do you guys have now?

 

Android 1.6?

 

 

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FINALLY picked up a Streak today! 1.6 of course, and from what I've heard online, a post was made from someone at Dell that it would be the week of Jan 12.

Now....just wondering where that extra tax came from ($55 tax on a $99 purchase).

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diagoro wrote:

FINALLY picked up a Streak today! 1.6 of course, and from what I've heard online, a post was made from someone at Dell that it would be the week of Jan 12.

Now....just wondering where that extra tax came from ($55 tax on a $99 purchase).


 

If you are in california and some other states the sales tax is calculated on the full retail price of the device and not the subsidized price

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All AT&T Streaks are officially running 1.6 as of now. As stated above the AT&T 2.2 is supposed to come in the middle of January.

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Any updates on the time line for 2.2 release for the streak? Now towards the end of the month and have heard nothing.

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kenster87 wrote:

Any updates on the time line for 2.2 release for the streak? Now towards the end of the month and have heard nothing.


all you will see here is user posts, this is a peer to peer forum, att people only officially moderate it. Posts by att employees outside of moedration is on their own time and their own opinion

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Don't count on 2.2 "offical" anytime soon.  I got tired of waiting in December and did it myself.

It's easy to do, takes less than 1/2 hour, and you'll be up to date without the bloat from at&t.  Of course, you void

your warranty, risk male pattern baldness, upset stomach, restless leg syndrome etc....

But, you'll have a Streak without the bloat from at&t & features that the android OS is suppose to have, without it being locked out by the deathstar Smiley Wink

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There's still nothing official, but from the last statement from AT&T/Dell it would be at least a couple more weeks from the time they made that statement, which was about 1.5 weeks ago. I would expect to have it in the first 10 days of February, or another statement pushing it back by then at least.

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It's Feb. and still no up date. What happen? Dell told me ATT drop the ball. Their the roadblock for the up date.

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A supervisor at dell told me yesterday that I should have done more research on my purchase, and that there was nothing that they were going to do to help. at&t won't do any thing except transfer you to dell. So who's in charge? Why does either company think that we will ever do business with them again? I don't know about the rest of you, but if I'm stuck with this,i will make it a point to do business with a competitor, and make sure that everyone I know is aware of what went on. I'm no big shot by any means, but I do have a large family, quite a few employees, and a ton of customers who ask my opinion all the time, and I assume a lot of you all do as well. This is a bad business move, no matter how you look at it. Just telling us something official would be wise.
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How? Where did you get the OS and what are the steps? PLEASE, tell me. {personal information removed}

I have been on a call with ATT, and they with Dell, for 1:05 minutes and counting. PLEASE.

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Streak_Freak wrote:

How? Where did you get the OS and what are the steps? PLEASE, tell me. {personal information removed}

I have been on a call with ATT, and they with Dell, for 1:05 minutes and counting. PLEASE.


QDL-Repair Tool

 

Read this, watch the video, and if you are running windows x64 bit, watch the x64 bit video also.

It took me long to watch the video(s) and read the how to, than it did to upgrade.  After the upgrade,

you'll be on the 309 version of 2.2   At that point, connect to a wi-fi connection, to to settings, about phone,

and update to update to the 318 version, which has a lot of bug fixes that were introduced in the 309 version.

Smartest think you'll ever do, and the phone will be like a completely different device.  It will start with the Dell

stage UI, which I didn't care for and dumped that for Launcher Pro (free version) from the Market app site.

 

***disclaimer***  Of course, if you do this, you will void the warranty, possibly brick your device, cause

a rip in the time-space vortex, premature aging, dry skin, mood swings etc. *** (hope that will satisfy the

at&t mods Smiley Happy

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