Well Merry Christmas! Thanks, OP, for mentioning this, I had no idea. Checked and also have an OTA available to 2.2.4. Super excited... have a friend that moved to the UK and would love Skype integration so I'm not tied to my laptop when we talk.
Running a Sprint FrankenPre 2 from a VZW Pre 2 donor with webOS 2.1.0 built by Metadoctor. For me I believe it said the update to 2.2.4 clocks in at 46 MB.
What I'm doing before installing update:
1) Save/restored Preware and Govnah.
2) Removed custom kernel (used for power management).
3) Run EPR.
a) Realize I've somehow never used EPR before and now see I probably didn't need to save/restore Preware to backup patches.
b) Verify patches are gone from Preware.
4) Perform OTA.
5) Realize all of my apps are gone... Okay, that's a problem. It seems I can still reinstall them from app catalog manually at no extra charge, but no self-chosen apps appear in the launcher at the moment. (Yes, that includes Sprint Nav.) Mobile hotspot is there now, though (?).
. 5a) Reboot device to see if apps come back.
. 5b) Um... Tux isn't there when I reboot. It's HP logo again.
. 5d) And no, apps didn't restore (?). None. Preware or otherwise. All gone.
. 5e) User partition is still there and intact.
6) Look at restoring the rest tomorrow. Everything else (contacts, phone, etc) seems okay to get through the day.
What. Is. Up. With. That? No apps in the launcher [besides pre-installed]? None?! Has everyone been needing to manually reinstall everything? No esta bien.
Skype test call works, at least.
Ah well. This AND Smart Office is 50% off today! Santa came early, kids.