01/08/2012, 11:20 AM
Well, it killed the phone again, and the Doctor reverted me to the old OS.
Originally Posted by grankin
This morning, however (2/8/12), the Dreaded Update WebOS advisory appeared (do it now, or do it later!). So I immediately went to HP's chat service to see if it could be avoided. They advised me that (1) it appeared that my phone wasn't updating 'over the air' properly and (2) there was a new WebOS Doctor (HP webOS(R) Doctor(tm) Build 163.160, webOS 2.2.4) available. He suggested that I restart by pulling the battery, then running the Doctor in USB mode, but the device decided to update itself over the air as it restarted.
It updated, then re-started, and SURPRISE! all seems to be hunky-dory. unlike the last two attempts to update, this time it preserved Preware, Save/Restore (a homebrew app), and all data (even the data in Fuel). It now has Skype, a mobile hotspot, and a few other bells & whistles ... but it lost ringtones assigned to contacts. But my breath is not being held. We shall see if prior behavior repeats itself. Watch this space!