Galaxy Tab for Sprint Gets an OTA Update, Literally Fails


The latest OTA news being shoved through our newswire comes from the Sprint camp with their newly-launched Samsung Galaxy Tab. Phil from Android Central noticed version MR0 DJ30 was being pushed to him this evening which was said to “address the Microsoft Exchange IT Admin policy compliance and SMS short code messaging.” I’m not sure what all of that does, but what’s important to note is that the update actually failed to apply itself after it was downloaded. Some users even reported not being able to find the firmware upgrade on Sprint’s servers even after they’d been prompted before, leading us to believe that Sprint pulled it.


It’d make sense for them to pull an update that didn’t actually work, so we’ll go with that explanation. Another plausible yet still less likely scenario is that his Galaxy Tab already shows that the necessary update file has been downloaded and won’t let him redownload it. At this point, speculation is stupid because the minor update that almost no one will care about doesn’t work regardless, so I’ll just stop talking about it. We’ll update you when or if it ever stops failing.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I think I’ll wait for honeycomb tablets. This looks like a waste of time and money.

  2. Who knows, maybe they fixed the issue with the fonts. Does anyone know how to change the fonts in the exchange mail? They have no option anywhere. Please let me know if you found a way.

  3. i’ll wait untill I hit the lotto, with tablet data plan thats not unlimited i see myself passing that 5gig limit watching too many movie.

  4. Hey, at least Sprint didnt take this long with an update for that other Samsung product.

  5. I’ve had a similar issue with my Sprint Hero. I get a notification that a software update is available. I download it, it restarts… and fails about 15% into it. Only way to get the phone to boot is to take the battery out for a minute. Then a few days later, I get a notification that an update is available. Been happening for about a month. I haven’t had a chance to visit a “repair center”. I wonder if this is a similar issue.

  6. Nice to see that Samsung have actually failed to improve on the mess that is Kies with their attempt at OTA updates.

    What a waste of time.

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