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Thursday June 10, 2010 2:45 pm

Sprint Overdrive 2.06.06 update available now


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Software, Wireless / WiFi


Sprint Overdrive 4G

We are big fans of the , especially because here in Seattle, we’ve got 4G coverage. The network is speedy, and the Overdrive pretty much comes with us wherever we go. We use it as a WI-Fi hotspot for the , , and laptop. We can even let friends hop on the network if need be. That said, there have been a few annoyances every now and then—it would crash once or twice a day, requiring a reboot. Starting the thing up took forever. Random disconnects would have us questioning why we weren’t getting data.

Well, a new firmware update for the Overdrive was released yesterday, and it seems to fix everything we had a problem with. Here’s the full list of fixes and improvements:

  • Improved device stability, eliminating all known freeze-ups and lock-ups
  • Wi-Fi enhancements that improve Wi-Fi stability and eliminate Wi-Fi disconnects and crashes
  • Significant improvement in 3G & 4G WAN stability, eliminating most 3G and 4G disconnects
  • Some improvement in overall battery life and battery life in poor coverage; for more information on how to improve battery life, see the “Overdrive Battery Tips” document on DSP
  • Faster boot-up time (10-12 seconds faster)
  • Improved response time when changing the WAN Mode setting - time savings of approximately 1 minute, 20 seconds; no reboot required (includes switching from 3G to 4G and vice versa)
  • Tool Tips added to GPS settings screen to help the users understand the GPS settings
  • Faster response time after canceling an operation on the Advanced Settings screen (device reset is no longer required; offline time decreased by 1.5 minutes)
  • The ability to now enable or disable the microSD card and the TRU-install™ feature in addition to DataLink support

Just log in to your Overdrive admin console and check for updates. You’ll get the new hotness in short order.


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