03-05-2013 05:56 PM
When I checked for updates on my phone today, I got "No updates are available". I'm on Gingerbread (U8815V100R001C02B895) and expected to see the ICS upgrade.
Do I have to wait for my phone to check automatically?
04-05-2013 08:21 AM
Have a look at this message, from which it appears that the upgrade to ICS is only available as a repair. It seems rather strange, except that quite a number of people have had problems after an OTA upgrade, so perhaps they're trying to ensure that the upgrade is only done under "laboratory" conditions. Not quite sure what to make of it.
For the record, I'm one of those who decided to stay safely on GB, and my phone runs very sweetly. I did have an episode of crashing a week or so back, possibly associated with Touchpal, but that has resolved itself after a few restarts, so I'm continuing with GB (build B895).
04-05-2013 10:55 AM
05-05-2013 03:27 PM
Thanks for the updates.
This page http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Huawei/Upgrade-to-A
07-05-2013 12:09 AM
08-05-2013 11:12 AM
08-05-2013 12:09 PM
I have removed my last post due to incorrect information being provided, the link was to an unofficial software version and I would like to apologise for the confusion.
07-06-2013 07:44 PM
i'm currently on gingerbread and have never upgraded to ICS. what is the status of this issue? i am now stuck on gingerbread forever? any idea what the reason for removing the OTA update was?
08-06-2013 01:10 PM
The latest update for the Ascend G300 is software version B885. I’ve no news about the update to ICS or why the update was previously removed.
I’ve emailed a colleague to see if there’s any more information available. As soon as I hear anything back, I’ll update the thread.
10-07-2013 01:24 PM
10-07-2013 05:15 PM - edited 10-07-2013 05:16 PM
"We strongly recommend that you update to the last G300 software available which will be a version of ICS.".
Unfortunately this doesnt make any sense. How do i upgrade to "a version of ICS" if there are no upgrade options offered when choosing "online upgrade" in the menu? There are "no updates available", remember (and B885 is gingerbread not ICS). Please explain how to upgrade from my current gingerbread, thanks.
11-07-2013 08:14 AM
yes,please could someone provide a link to ics update. I bought an external sd card in preparation, backed up my data and apps - & then found link had been removed! You are seriously tempting me to quit Vodafone and jump to a custom ROM as latest apps are ics and up. Please reply asap.
11-07-2013 08:35 AM
11-07-2013 03:24 PM
Can you confirm which version of software you are currently running?
Is this B3960 or higher?
11-07-2013 05:09 PM
I bought my G300 in July 2012, when it came with B892 (GB). I hadn’t heard of B885 until Andrew mentioned it in May 2013, but presume that it must have been a version of GB on phones bought earlier than mine.
In Nov 2012 I upgraded OTA to B895 (GB), and on to B936 (ICS). My phone was hideous on B936, and I was able to downgrade back to B895, where I chose to stop (that downgrade route was subsequently withdrawn).
Subsequently, a patch from B936 (ICS) to B952 (ICS) was made available, but as far as I am aware no onward patch to B960 (ICS) was ever made available OTA, although some people bought the G300 with B960 already installed, and others had B960 installed on repair.
So there is a spectrum of people stranded in various places, from B892 (or even B885?) through to B952, many of whom would love to progress to B960, except that it hasn’t been made available OTA, and I don’t think that ANY upgrades have been available OTA for some time.
Is B3960 an alias for B960, or is it some exciting new version of ICS to which we should aspire?
I hope I’ve given you the full story, but I’m sure others will chip in with any stages which I may have overlooked.
11-07-2013 06:28 PM
So basically Vodafone are tacitly admitting that their *cough* "extensively tested" *cough* ICS update was a bag of nails, and rather than do the decent thing and fix it they've made it completely unavailable - OK, there's the repair option but who is going to give up their phone for as long as it takes to do that?
My G300 was absolutely trashed (as in made unbootable) by the B936 update in November and luckily I recovered it back to B895 with the help of the fine folks at Modaco. I was thinking about giving the upgrade another go now I'm more comfortable with Android but it seems Voda want to make that as inconvenient as possible.
12-07-2013 09:06 AM
Thank you for your posts and especially to Annie_N for the detailed outline of what’s happened.
I’ve passed a lot of this information over to one of our contacts to see exactly what version of ICS should be available and to see what we can do to get this out to our customers.
Annie_N – The B3960 does sound like it could be an alias for B960 but I wouldn’t want to say for sure as it’s not something that we have listed on our approved software list.