Nokia E72 Firmware Updated To v52.005

Nokia has started rolling out a minor firmware update for its business powerhouse the Nokia E72. The firmware version is 52.005 and fixes some small bugs and updates the Adobe Reader application.

Here is the full change log thanks to AAS :Nokia_E72

  • Changes in time zones
  • Adobe Reader updated to version 2.5.202
  • Default system start date changed (11/10/2010)
  • Clock time font changed (update after a previous firmware, v51, made it appear smaller)
  • Device Management fix
  • Keypad Auto lock fix (auto lock now restricted to home screen)

E72 owners can update the firmware either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater. They are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Acer Liquid E Android 2.2 Update Out Now

Acer_liquid_eAcer is a newbie in the mobile industry. The first few Android based handsets from the company did not manage to set the sales chart on fire. However, Acer is still providing support to all those people who showed faith in the company and brought their Acer Liquid E handset.

The testimony to this is the fact that Acer has released the Android 2.2 update for the Liquid E. As for now, the update is available only in Canada for the carrier branded Rogers and Fido Liquid E handsets.

The update is not in the usual OTA (Over-The-Air) form. Users need to download the update and install it on their phone manually. Acer has provided pretty detailed steps on how to install the update so hopefully users won’t face any problems while installing the update.

Acer Liquid E handset owners can download the update from here.


Nexus One Gets An OTA Update – FRG83D

The official Google Android Developer phone the Nexus One has just received an OTA (Over-The-Air) software. Sadly, the OTA is not the Gingerbread update which many of you have been hoping for. The OTA update weighs 1.3MB and bumps up the Nexus One software from FRG83 to FRG83D.   The OTA update basically aims contains bug fixes and patches.

Here is the small change-log (thanks to Paul) -:

  • Updates to the core and framework JARs
  • Updates to the Dalvik VM and Webcore libraries
  • Updates to the Email, Google Services Framework and Market packages.
  • A couple of other very minor patches

It is still unclear whether the Nexus One loses its root after the OTA update or not. Nexus One owners who can’t wait for the OTA, can download and install it manually from here.

Motorola Droid X Android 2.2 Update Rolling Out Now!

It was just yesterday we had reported that Verizon and Motorola will be rolling out the Android 2.2 update within a couple of days. Droid X Verizon has officially confirmed now that the update has already been rolled out to all Droid X owners. The OTA (Over-The-Air) update weighs in at 67.6MB and will bring with it many new features to the X.

The good news for the modding community is that the Droid X can still be rooted after updating to Android 2.2. The rooting method is same as the Droid 2 one. The Android 2.2 update for the device brings with it Flash 10.1, better browsing experience, better 3G mobile hotspot performance and general performance improvements.

Users who tinker around with their phone are recommended not to downgrade their phone to Android 2.1 after updating it to Android 2.2. If they do so, there is a very high chance of their Droid X being bricked.

Nokia C5 And X2 Get A Firmware Update

Nokia has just rolled out minor firmware updates for the Nokia C5 and the Nokia X2. The firmware update for the Nokia C5-00 is numbered v032.010, while that of the X2 is numbered v04.80. The C5-00 firmware update bringsNokia C5 with it performance and stability improvements. Along with this, the performance of the web browser and search function have also been improved. This new firmware update also includes the latest version of the Facebook application. Nokia has also bundled Qik application with this firmware update.

The firmware update for the Nokia X2 also aims at improving the performance of the device. The performance of the camera application and the SIM lock feature of the device have been improved. Users can update the firmware on their device by either OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater.

Don’t forget to make a backup of your data on the device before you proceed with the firmware update.

Motorola Droid 2 Getting A Minor OTA Software Update

Motorola, along with Verizon have just rolled out a minor software update for the Droid 2. The Over-The-Air (OTA) software update will hit your phones within the next couple of days. Here is the small change log of theMotorola Droid 2 update :

* Enabled text and picture message scrolling.
* Streamlined set up of Visual Voice Mail feature.
* Improved contact sync with Corporate Exchange categories
and groups.
* View accurate contact pictures when reviewing Recent Call Log.

Users who manually initiate the update may get it right away. However, server initiated updates will start from August 24. The Droid 2 from Motorola is the successor to the original and the highly popular Droid. The Droid 2 is also the first Android phone to hit the market pre-loaded with Android 2.2. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz OMAP processor, and packs in 512MB of RAM along with 5MP camera and an LED flash.


HTC Droid Incredible Receiving The OTA Software Update?

Remember the HTC Droid Incredible upcoming software update we had told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well a few handful of Droid Incredible owners are reporting that they have got the software update notificationHTC Droid Incredible on their phone. The new OTA software updated is expected to bring 720p HD video recording, and a new boot up animation to the Incredible.

3G hotspot functionality will also be added to the Droid Incredible with this update. It is not yet confirmed whether this OTA software update has been officially released or not. As for now, users should take this news with a pinch of salt. It is also not yet confirmed whether the new software update fixes the security loop-hole via which the Droid Incredible was rooted.

Recently, unrevoked’ released an updated version of their application which allows users to root their Incredible in just a single click. If you are a Droid Incredible owner, and have already got the latest OTA software update on your phone, do drop in a comment.

Root HTC Droid Incredible Using ‘unrevoked’ In a Single Click

The HTC Droid Incredible is one of the most popular Android phones in the U.S. The phone is available exclusively on the Verizon network and features an 8MP camera at its back. The Droid Incredible was one of the fewHTC Droid Incredible Android phones which was still un-rooted, until last month. The problem with the rooting process was that it was pretty complicated and so many people preferred not to try it.

Now the folks behind unrevokedhave released an updated version of their application. The latest version allows users to root the Droid Incredible in just a single click. Keep in mind that there is no confirmation whether this rooting method is still compatible with the Droid Incredible OTA software update which is being rolled out to various users.

Users who have already rooted their handset using unrevoked are advised not to download the software update for now.


HTC EVO 4G Rooted….Again!

It was just a few days ago that HTC had released an Over-The-Air (OTA) update for the EVO 4G. The OTA software update enabled the Wi-Fi n feature on the device, and improved the performance of the device. Along withHTC EVO 4G this, the update also fixed the vulnerability via which the EVO 4G was hacked.

Soon after this update was released, the modders over at XDA forums got back to work and started finding ways to root the EVO 4G. Thankfully, an anonymous modder has been able to find a hack to root the EVO 4G again. This new rooting method uses vulnerability present in Adobe’s Flash Lite Config to do its job.

The method is a bit complex, so only experienced users should try this. Here is the link to the thread with full instructions.