Jan 15 AT 3:14 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Sprint updates Moment the old fashioned way

Sprint has released an update for their Samsung Moment, but customers will have to go out of their way to get it early. As we reported earlier Sprint is not yet doing OTA updates for all their phones, so customers must drive to a repair center in order to get the fix. The update is performed free of charge, but customers might want to call ahead to make sure their repair center has the update file and instructions to flash it.

The new update (version CL14) improves battery life, updates the Sprint apps, and fixes some bugs. Unfortunately, this update still leaves the phone on Android 1.5, but an update to Android 2.1 is still scheduled for later this year.

A complete list of changes includes:

  • Network Assist GPS to allow indoor location fix
  • Updates to several third-party apps, including Visual Voicemail, NFL, NASCAR and Sprint TV
  • Change to Emergency Dial on lock screen
  • Hard reset available in recovery mode: remove and reinsert battery; press volume down, send and end keys until reboot option pops up; scroll to wipe data/factory reset; press OK
  • Various improvements to battery life

Check out the Sprint store locator to find a repair center location near you. If there is no repair center in your area, keep checking the Samsung Moment support page for a downloadable update that will be made available in the future.

Anyout out there with a Moment phone? Please share your experiences with us if you were able to get Sprint to flash your device.

Source: Sprint

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