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webOS 1.4.1.1 Hits Verizon 64

by Dieter Bohn Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:13 am EDT

Just like we told you yesterday, webOS 1.4.1.1 is landing on Verizon webOS devices. With all the HP buyout excitement, it's nice to see that Palm is sticking to their word that it would be business as usual until the buyout is final. 

Overclockers: Uninstall before updating! Patchers: AUPT should have you covered, so update away. Humans: check out the 1.4.1 changelog and let us know if the promised keyboard fix really is in!

Update: Palm's official release notes make no mention of keyboard fixes do mention keyboard fixes. We are installing now, will report back to let you know if it's improved.

Update 2: Update finished and at least provisionally it looks like keyboard input isn't causing as many repeated letters. Also (and again, this is preliminary), we grabbed an exact GPS fix in Google Maps right away, an experience that was hard to come by on the Verizon Palm Pre Plus before now.

Thanks to @techjunky79 for the tip!

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about f--n time

Amen.

At least you had the post ready for when it did hit haha.

TIME TO PLAY THE GAME " KEEP IT DARK "

i know i kinda fast but anyone know the url for the web os doc for this version

I don't think one is available yet for this version. Use the previous version and then perform an OTA update.

It usually takes a day or two after OTA release to become available.

when's 1.4.1.1 going to hit Europe?

Rest of the world has it already. It looks like it's 1.4.1 with Verizon specific fixes.

Well except for Mexico.

I was under the impression that only Sprint (and now Verizon) has 1.4.1.1. The rest of the world is still at 1.4.1. Isn't that correct? And 1.4.1.1 is not a Verizon-specific fix. It contains webOS fixes such as longer background process times.

There are fixes that are only for Verizon in 1.4.1.1. However, the same code to eliminate duplicated keys from the hardware issues with the Pre Plus might exist in the Sprint 1.4.1.1 image as well.

muahahahaha!!

It DOES mention the keyboard fixes, under System, without saying "keyboard":

From the Palm release notes:

System
This release fixes an intermittent issue so that pressing a key once now consistently enters a character only once.

Was just about to point that out. Thanks.

Lol just beat me! My cookies got deleted so I had to log in, I hope this stops every bodies complaining and without creating new problems!

Does anybody knows when can we expect this update to be available in M

getting it now hope it works good just getting use to webos i been stuck on my droid got a 2nd cell and thought i would try palm again looked better then the old 650

Keypad input definitely seems to be improved. No more double entries.

Looks like Verizon fixed GPS. Initial tests are showing that I am now able to get my location while indoors (without google services enabled). I was not able to do this in 1.4.

GPS. GPS. GPS.

if it's not fixing the GPS issue (and the Google Maps bugs) it's not really responding to user concerns now is it?

downloading slow on wifi so a lot of people on it like white on rice

got it going. but i honestly don't notice much of a difference...

Install now

keep getting a connection error ....

double key presses seem to be completely gone now, although my "r" and "y" keys still don't register sometimes. This leads me to think that double pressing is indeed a software issue, but the keys not registering seems to be hardware. If I press them a little harder they work.

At least the keyboard is FAR more useful now!

That is a hardware issue. My original Pre Plus had a flaky S key - it'd work fine if I explicitly pressed it, but quick presses while typing were almost always missed. I quickly ordered a replacement, the new one has been perfect on all keys.

Just wanted to let everyone know that Super PreKernel works like a charm with this update. Just make sure you "uninstall frequency in spk but keep app during update. After update you can reinstall frequency from app."

SWEEEEEEEEEET

keyboard repeats seem to be resolved...or yet to be encountered...it's definitely noticeable, it used to be that I couldn't get through an email or sms without constant correction of double entries

Definite improvement with the keyboard! That should make my life easier!

Definite improvement with the keyboard! That should make my life easier!

im not sure which im ready for the most...the update or putting my 800MHz kernel back on...i'll have both shortly!!

update: i just typed an email and a text with no double characters..missed about 3 but thats because i still dont hit the keys quite hard enough sometimes (a result of me still getting used to the feel of the softer, gel-type keys). so far typing is MUCH better...great job Palm!

no more double typed letters. My 'k' needs a little extra push ... Proably just a little shy! ;)

GPS actually does not work at all now, even with VZNav open. What the hell???

Yup, this morning mine stopped working as well. In fact, as soon as I moved from my location, it never updated me. Verizon, FIX THIS PROBLEM!!!!!!

I had the same problem with Google maps after update. I kept getting a "Google maps requires an internet connection". To fix the problem...Open the browser and navigate to Google Maps. Don't use the app short cut. You'll have to sign in to your google maps account. After sign in, Google maps works again. You should be able to close browser and use the apps shortcut. Hope this helps for everyone.

My update attempts are failing to properly validate (on unpack, I think).

Anyone else?

I tested all the keys, NO ERRORS! I tested the keys in a similar manner before-patch, and had something like 9 errors.

The operating system just seems snappier in general as well. Things tend to load faster, and the whole system just seems more responsive, especially when scrolling.

It seemed to break my iPhone spoofing internet thing, but I hope that I just need to reinstall it (webOS just doesn't render iGoogle as well without it).

ooops.. Reloading double posted.. Can't delete

Four lines of text. No double letters. Wow, it works! (happy happy joy joy)

I installed it this morning and so far I've had no errors typing and it seems like the whole thing runs faster. Anyone else notice that?

GPS works as far as I can tell.

Question: Lost the screen keyboard patch with the install. Anyone else?

I had the same problem with Google maps after update. I kept getting a "Google maps requires an internet connection". To fix the problem...Open the browser and navigate to Google Maps. Don't use the app short cut. You'll have to sign in to your google maps account. After sign in, Google maps works again. You should be able to close browser and use the apps shortcut. Hope this helps for everyone.

What GPS problems were people having? Google Maps has always worked fine, and still does for me. The GPS isn't as accurate as my Tom Tom though.

Is the accuracy the issue?

Still having issues with missed letters on certain keys, but the double and triple hits have seemed to have been fixed.

Just ordered my Pre Plus on Verizon yesterday, and 5 mins later the HP deal was announced. Pre is to arrive via FedEx today, and then this update comes out. Things move fast around here. lol

I'm sorry to be such a noob about this, and I know some of you will just groan when I ask..but I don't understand the problem with GPS and how I can test to see if it is working or not. Can someone point me to a good thread that discusses this so I can educate myself? I don't think I'm having GPS issues here, but maybe I haven't turned off the proper settings for tower triangulation...and I can't seem to find where you do change that (which bothers me because I did change it once a few weeks ago...hey, I turned 50 since then, mind going fast...)

Okay - I started VZ Navigator and then declined it and now Google Maps GPS location is very accurate. I guess that is the issue and hasn't been addressed yet.

Worked for me too. Thanks.

This update is great, The GPS is better and no more double typing....

The keyboard issue is definitely fixed. No more double and triple letters. Instances of missed characters appears to be far fewer which means that those occurences are likely my typing. I can't tell if the GPS is fixed yet or not because of the building that I am in. Really bad for GPS signals.

The keyboard issue is definitely fixed. No more double and triple letters. Instances of missed characters appears to be far fewer which means that those occurences are likely my typing. I can't tell if the GPS is fixed yet or not because of the building that I am in. Really bad for GPS signals.

This update has been working great on Sprint. Also, for any webOS developers out there, i currently have webos.tel and am really not using it like i had planned to. please let me know if interested and what it might be worth. thx

My total install time on Verizon was 21 minutes including unpacking and validation. The process stopped at one point and said it was unsuccessful, but by restarting the update app, it picked up form where it left off.

The keyboard issues do seemed to be solved. Apps seem like they start a bit faster. Not sure about changes in the GPS behavior. The keyboard thing is a big improvement.

Now where are the business/PIM apps?

I keep getting IPKG errors when i try to update patches in preware.

same here

ended up having to run Palm's webOS doctor 1.4 after my pre died and run the 1.4.1.1 update again...

My morning attempt to get GPS to work (without the VZW navigator workaround) failed. Once I used the VZW navigator workaround, it worked. So far, GPS behavior is exactly the same as when I was running 1.4.0.0.

Same here. GPS still needs VZ Navigator workaround. Keyboard is better though, and that's something.

Seemingly minor update but the double letters was irritating me in all emails and texting. What a relief. I don't really use my GPS on the pre+ so that fix wasn't critical for me. Scrolling seems a bit smoother but could be my imagination. Updating the pre relatively easily is one of the best features of webos. So much different than old palm os or blackberry where you could brick your phone easily. Webos is maturing and viable with the HP merger.

Yay! I finally got mine! Well, I'm currently getting mine. We'll see how it goes, but I am so looking forward to not having my pictures being overwritten, and all the other garbage that came with WebOS 1.4. Can't wait for the next installment!

Minor software update!? I was preparing myself to return the Pre from Verizon that I just got two weeks ago because the double typing made the phone unusable. Enter 1.4.1.1! Double type is gone and my Pre kicks butt again! Very pleased. The GPS in Google maps is marginally better, but the other night while I was driving, it said that I was in a lake.

Hmmm, strange, it told me the update was 11 MB when I prompted it to update . . .

glad to be a palm owner...

does anyone know how to get the pre to work as a hotspot?