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The OS runs alot smoother, the capacitive buttons more responsive, just a nice smooth feel to it. I may not root, uninstall bloatware and wait for official ICS.


But could you try and see if it works using the previously documented method? Do you still have CWM after the update or did it flash a new recovery image as well? Edit: So you reinstalled stock B885 first - so no CWM then?

Edited by Hogweed, 17 July 2012 - 04:31 PM.

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The OS runs alot smoother, the capacitive buttons more responsive, just a nice smooth feel to it. I may not root, uninstall bloatware and wait for official ICS.


Thanks a lot .. odd that they did this update now seeing as the entire phone runs super slick under ICS. Maybe UK ICS is further off than we expected.

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But could you try and see if it works using the previously documented method? Do you still have CWM after the update or did it flash a new recovery image as well? Edit: So you reinstalled stock B885 first - so no CWM then?

I just rooted with pauls cool method. no custom recovery or clock work.

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Ok so Paul's method flashes a new recovery (then refllashes stock recovery once it has done its work I believe) so even though you haven't installed CWM that must work if you managed to root. Thanks.

Edited by Hogweed, 17 July 2012 - 04:44 PM.

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What I'm curious about is if I flash this over B885 stock then restore my current backup of Gr2 via CWM will I still have the screen alignment fixed? (ie did it update something at a low level out of reach of CWM - like the volume fix issue where you needed the official update first). If not then what changed?

Suppose I could just try it but I never like to be the first...

Edited by Hogweed, 17 July 2012 - 04:55 PM.

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this still Gingerbread then? :o

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Ok so Paul's method flashes a new recovery (then refllashes stock recovery once it has done its work I believe) so even though you haven't installed CWM that must work if you managed to root. Thanks.


Just to confirm, I was running the original B885 or 6, can't remember, the one that came with the phone. Rooted using Paul's method. Downloaded the update.zip, put it on the SD card, booted into recovery with volume up, ran the update from the SD card, all OK now on B892, still rooted.
Seems as before though it's put back the original 4 way screen unlocker which I had disabled. It still will boot into recovery if required.
I suppose the screen unlocker could be one of the updates since that was supposed to be buggy.

Edited by alpine101, 17 July 2012 - 05:26 PM.

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this still Gingerbread then? :o

yes it still is gingerbread

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this still Gingerbread then? :o


Changed title to avoid confusion. :)

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glad i didnt upgrade to this then :ph34r:

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Sticky root method works fine with this update

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Just to confirm, I was running the original B885 or 6, can't remember, the one that came with the phone. Rooted using Paul's method. Downloaded the update.zip, put it on the SD card, booted into recovery with volume up, ran the update from the SD card, all OK now on B892, still rooted.
Seems as before though it's put back the original 4 way screen unlocker which I had disabled. It still will boot into recovery if required.
I suppose the screen unlocker could be one of the updates since that was supposed to be buggy.


Hmm, When I try to update from CWM it fails on 'file_getprop: failed to stat /system/build.prop": No such file or directory'

Did you use CMW recovery or stock and did you have to mount devices in cwm before applying the update? Edit: Restored stock recovery and then the update worked. Has definitely fixed the screen alignment issue.

Edited by Hogweed, 17 July 2012 - 06:40 PM.

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i'm having problems updating this file running the original B885
i get an error on reboot.i am rooted but haven't installed any custom roms
any ideas?

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What is the error message?

I just installed over stock B885 but I had to remove CWM Recovery first - by repeating the method used to root in the first place (ie adb flash the superrecovery image). Then boot into recovery and update from stock recovery. Reinstall CWM after the upgrade. That's what worked for me.

Might also work to power on with both vol+ and vol- pressed to force an update from SD but didn't try that.

Edited by Hogweed, 17 July 2012 - 07:29 PM.

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signature verification failed installation aborted
is the error i get even when booting in recovery mode
would it work if i was to uninstall super user in the super user options?

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It will only install over stock Vodafone B885 is that what you are trying to install over?

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yeah im on stock b885

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With stock recovery, not CWM? If it is stock recovery it then does some sanity checks to make sure it is really a stock Vodafone B885 setup (or close enough to it) before continuing

Edited by Hogweed, 17 July 2012 - 08:47 PM.

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with cwm is it cwm that is making it fail?and if so how do i uninstall it and will i be able to reinstall it once ive updated?

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with cwm is it cwm that is making it fail?and if so how do i uninstall it and will i be able to reinstall it once ive updated?


Use the method (Paul's root method at http://www.modaco.co...-mac-and-linux/ ) to root the phone again (flash the super-recovery image). This will reinstall stock recovery. Then apply update from stock recovery. and reboot. If all ok then reinstall CWM. That all worked for me.

Edited by Hogweed, 17 July 2012 - 08:54 PM.

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