Updating firmware on verizon phones

15 Apr

I have to say I am happy with the quality of the service and internet speed so far.

With Virgin Mobile, the internet was pretty much useless because it took 10 minutes to load one page. With Virgin Mobile, the calls often broke up and I had to speak louder or sometimes there was an echo. The first phone I got with Verizon was the Motorola Turbo 64GB. I was OK with no SD card, since I could get a 64GB special edition version that wasn’t available on the website (only 32GB is available now), but there were a couple in my local store.

After installation, you can re-enable the Preview for Developers program.

Over-the-air programming (OTA) refers to various methods of distributing new software, configuration settings, and even updating encryption keys to devices like cellphones, set-top boxes or secure voice communication equipment (encrypted 2-way radios).

In the context of the mobile content world these include over-the-air service provisioning (OTASP), over-the-air provisioning (OTAP) or over-the-air parameter administration (OTAPA), or provisioning handsets with the necessary settings with which to access services such as WAP or MMS.

As mobile phones accumulate new applications and become more advanced, OTA configuration has become increasingly important as new updates and services come on stream.

OTA via SMS optimizes the configuration data updates in SIM cards and handsets and enables the distribution of new software updates to mobile phones or provisioning handsets with the necessary settings with which to access services such as WAP or MMS.

The update bumps the OS to version Windows Phone 8.1.1 build 14203, and it also picks up new firmware, jumping from 10602 to firmware build 21705.

One important feature of OTA is that one central location can send an update to all the users, who are unable to refuse, defeat, or alter that update, and that the update applies immediately to everyone on the channel.

A user could "refuse" OTA but the "channel manager" could also "kick them off" the channel automatically.

A couple months ago, I switched to Verizon prepaid from Virgin Mobile.

I was a Virgin Mobile customer for many years, but I finally became fed up with the slow internet connection and limited phone availability. In the past year or so, the major providers started catching on and releasing prepaid services.