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webOS 2.2.4 comes over-the-air for Pre3 owners [update: GSM and FrankenPre 2 as well!] 91

by Derek Kessler Tue, 20 Dec 2011 9:11 pm EST

Didn't jump on the webOS 2.2.4 Doctor bandwagon yesterday? Can't say we blame you for waiting for the possibility of the update for your Pre3 to come over the air. Your patience has paid off, dear reader, as just a day later the update itself has been made available. As you would expect for an X.X.4 update, it's a small package that contains, we quote, "a variety of software improvements", in other words: bug fixes. The update weighs in at 29MB for Euro Pre3 owners and just 10MB for the AT&T Pre3 -update- and 9MB for the handful of Verizon Pre3 owners.

Update: Got an unlocked GSM Pre 2 or a Sprint FrankenPre2? Fire up the System Updates app, because you're apt to find an update to webOS 2.2.4 waiting for you. The changelog matches the previous update for just a handful of Pre 2 owners, except this time it's for everybody (unless you're on a Verizon or AT&T Pre 2). Now all we need is the HP Veer to get 2.2.4 and all of the recent webOS smartphones will be running the latest version of the OS (plus the Veer would stand to finally get Touch-to-Share).

Thanks to @MrKal_El  on Twitter for the tip!

91 Comments

WOOT! Updaet is also coming over the air for my sprint franken pre 2 =D make sure you have updates enabled

Are you serious? Mine says, unable to connect.

I also get update for my Pre2.
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OMG! Update, for Sprint Frankpre 2 also! 46mb, Christmas did come early for us! Wow, just pinched myself, I'm really not dreaming!

My Sprint FrankenPre 2 is just finishing the update process now :) I wonder if we're all getting this update as part of the preparations for going open source?

The AT&T one says:

HP webOS 2.2.4 2211 is now available.
It's about 10MB.

We'll download it over the next couple of days when you're phone is idle and high speed network is available. You're be notified when the update is ready to install....etc...

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Or you can force it by pressing the download button at the bottom.

And to think, we were told pre 3 would never get another update...ever

Maybe it's too early, I'm in Canada with Bell with an AT&T Pre 3 4G 16 Gigs unlock!!

It says Phone is already up to date!!

I will retry tomorrow!!

Thank's

Alain

Same situation here.

Must be to cold up here for the transmission...

:D

Yep, same situation here, abellemare44. :)

No luck here either.
I'm also with Bell on a AT&T Pre 3 16GB

It's available now. Downloading (AT&T Pre 3 on Bell Canada)

My first scoop! I have a verizon Pre 3. I despairingly checked to see if I would get an OTA, and Lo and Behold webos 2.2.4 1222 is available for download.

Yes, Verizon Pre 3 is getting the update!!!

I believe.

Thanks - Updating now!

Just freaking great. Right after i decide to doctor, the easier method gets released.

Sheesh!

Android may have apps but we have constant updates :D

OTA update available for my unlocked vanilla HP Pre2. Yippie!

Has anyone tried to turn off the Data Usage and then use WIFI to update? I'm in Canada with an Unlocked Pre2, there is a 2.2.4 update for me.

Downloading 2.2.4 2211 now...

Any chance for the Veer? Herrie has done something spectacular, but I wish HP would let us know if they are going to release 2.2.x for the Veer so we novaterm noobs could know what to do...

HELLO. Fix the Veer already!!

I'm updating my Pre 3 as I type on my Touchpad :D

My unlocked GSM Pre2 also has the 2.2.4 update available and it is 46MB

Now my FrankenPre has the same minimal number of patches available as my Pre3.

I hate that lol

Anyone running an AT&T Pre3 on T-Mobile USA get the OTA update? I had to doctor mine to get it to 2.2.3 originally, never got the OTA, so I suspect it's going to be the same thing this time.

I'm in the same boat

Downloading 2.2.4 3175 right now (21 MB) for my unlocked Azerty Pre 3.

Great news, but makes my phone loose a bit of it unicorn status ;-)

In all, it seems those webOS guys are still at it! I guess I'd have to say thanks, Meg.

great news now let's have an update for the Veer

Any news on when this comes to VZW and PRE2???

It came to my Sprintified VZW Pre 2 yesterday, so go check your system updates :)

ouch all I got for Christmas was a big error message (palm/Rom) and a pre3 that no longer works !

Nice one... I've got my update on my UK Pre3 on O2.

Question:
- Are there any release notes for this anywhere?

Well, its currently downloading on my unlocked FrankenPre 2. I believe all unlocked Pre2 and Pre3 will be experiencing this joyful event. Will update to see if MAP Bt works, and other such fixes.

Here you'll find the official list of changes (for the EU Pre 3):
http://kb.hpwebos.com/wps/portal/kb/emea/pre/pre3/unlockedeu/solutions/a...

I've got an AT&T Pre 3 in Australia on Telstra and I don't have the update showing. Am I the only one?

Nope, you are not the only one :( My AT&T Pre 3 has still not received the update...

Just updated, thanks for the news!

Vejle, Denmark :-)

Now just a 3.0.x update for the Touchpad before Christmas that fixes accelerator + sound and it would be a 2nd great Christmas presents...

I lost my H+ after the update, now I'm connecting via EDGE only!

I got the never ending HP boot screen on my At&T Pre3 after applying the update

Wuhuu! :D

Should I remove patches before updating?

is it just me or has this update also speeded up the Pre3 UI? I know that the logs don't mention it buy it does feel a lot more nippy.

I'm in Australia and my phone is a EURO Pre3, I have the British format setup on my phone which allows me to get the ota updates.

cheers
Pedro

Got the never ending boot screen once I updated my AT&T Pre3....AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Ditto. Any ideas what to do about it?

Tried everything. Had to use the doctor and reinstall.

Verizon Pre2?!

My AT&T Pre2 is downloading the 2.2.4 update now, so it doesn't look like they were left out after all.

no update for the Verizon frankinpre2??????

Brilliant that we have this update, but it still doesn't fix the accelerometer issue. It also does not bring Proxy settings to the browser/networking either! Is there some place I can repeatedly post a request for those two essentials to be addressed?

Surely the browser can have the preferences menu updated to include proxy configuration, and PAC file support?

My pre 2 received the OTA update (2.2.4) yesterday: i had to kiss good bye many of the patches :(, the youtube app has evolved to a web front-end which starts the native app once a video has been selected. Skype seems to work fine. I miss my patches, i really hope they get updated sometime soon :)! I am sure there are other changes but I haven't had that much time to play with it (and I don't have a Touchpad... :( to test the Bluetooth connection).

Thanks HP!

gsm unlocked on at&t downloaded and installed, works great.
yahoo is fixed!!
yessss!

texting on my Touchpad rocks! Much more functional than any Android or IPad tablet now!

cant wait to try that.
What setup do you have to do?

It's running nice and fast on my Pre 3

I just downloaded and installed the new update on my Rogers (Canada) Pre 2 but I can't find a Skype app anywhere on my phone or in the app catalog even though when the update was finished it listed Skype as one of the new features to check out. Anyone else having this problem?

There is no stand-alone Skype app for the Pre. Skype functionality comes built in the messaging app. Just swipe down the menu, go to accounts and add a skype account.

Rogers Pre 2 got the update last night!

Power consumption at idle has increased almost ten fold on my Pre 3 after the 2.2.4 update, may have to doctor back to 2.2.3.

I have an unlocked GSM Pre 2, and I too have noticed this. It seems to drop about 1% per hour. I have GPS off, WiFi off, Data off, radio set to 2G. I wonder what it's doing.

I have an unlocked ATT Pre 3 with T-Mobile SIM (unlocked before connecting to Palm for account info). No update joy here either.

I had to use the good Doctor to get 2.2.3 installed, but I what hoping that OTA would work after that. I'll wait for a day or so before giving up and visiting the Doctor again.

Help. I have a VZW pre 3 stuck in reboot. Which 2.2.4 Doctor do I down load, and I'd appreciate detailed help in how to fix. Thanks.

sign in to your web os account and click on device information.

Download the doctor and follow the instructions.

To get the Pre3 into USB mode: once the Pre3 is powered down (take battery out likely)hole the volume up key and plug the USB into the phone. Continue to hold the up volume key until the HP symbol is replaced by the USB symbol.....note that the other end of the USB should be plugged into an AC outlet when you do this.

Once it is all installed by the doctor, it will download all your apps. You will need to enter your passwords for all the accounts you had set up so they will sync again.
Good luck!

Not in the UK yet, but waiting on the patches to get ported anyway :)

sign in to your web os account and click on device information.

Download the doctor and follow the instructions.

To get the Pre3 into USB mode: once the Pre3 is powered down (take battery out likely)hold the volume up key and plug the USB into the phone. Continue to hold the up volume key until the HP symbol is replaced by the USB symbol.....note that the other end of the USB should be plugged into an AC outlet when you do this.

Once it is all installed by the doctor, it will download all your apps. You will need to enter your passwords for all the accounts you had set up so they will sync again.
Good luck!

Dude! Why does my Sprint FrankenPre2 still show "up to date"? :-(

This might seem like a (very) stupid question, but: How do you enable tap-to-share between the TouchPad and the Pre 3?

Just installed it on my German Pre3. First impression: The phone app is damn fast compared to 2.2.0

Thanks, HP.

Seems faster to me as well. On an ATT Pre3.
Love this phone!! Been a Palm loyalist since '97 and digging having a Pre3. Those who are hesitant in buying one on eBay but miss webOS should go for it.

I too got never ending HP ... ugh ... boot screen. Had to Doctor to get my att Pre3 working again with update.

Note to Canadians:

I couldn't wait so I updated my unlocked pre2 using webOS doctor two days ago.

Anyway, Ndrive now works since the update.

Has anyone else noticed their battery usage increase dramatically since installing the update? I'm using a Pre 2.

I have an unlocked GSM Pre 2, and I too have noticed this. It seems to drop about 1% per hour. I have GPS off, WiFi off, Data off, radio set to 2G. I wonder what it's doing.

Okay guys i need help i recently did the whole prossces to get skype on my att pre3 running on tmobile by swapping the ".tar" thing and now my question is will that affect my pre3 i do not want to brick the phone in any way please help.

My hp pre3 (att) wants me to downgrade??? i doctord to 2.2.3 i saw this post so i clicked on the updates and it says ther is a new update but its 2.2.0.3171 ????

Has anyone noticed the improved auto-correction?

odd one here - I have been running 2.1 for some time now and I have been checking for updates since yesterday and just received an update - Update 2.1 is now available! Strange for sure

HP WebOS 2.2.4.2211 is currently downloading... SWEET!!!

New update, and Classic still doesn't work. BAH!

It's 2.2.4.2211 not 2.2.4.3175?
Installing update!!!

not for me yet - tried three times a day since announcement - i'll keep trying

This update really fucked up my unit. It is now in a reboot loop. Visiting the 2.2.4 doctor i guess..... Thank God is was available (the 2.2.0 doctor was not) Doctored. Loading apps now. And back in business in 30 minutes. Yahoo!

This phone just gets better and better. Mine is an unlocked USA gsm Pre2 and the update worked with no issues. I cannot wait to see what happens with open source!

I can not update yet. My ATT Pre 3 with 2.2.3 says "Your phone is up to date"
I´m in Peru with an US account an got with no problem the other OTA updates for the Pre3 and the Touchpad.
Any comments?
Thanks PreCentral, Merry Christmas!

After an OTA upsdate my ATT Pre3 is in a constant reboot loop as well. I will have to Doctor it. Any suggestions that might help me with this update?

yup it popped up on my frankenpre 2 last night. Hit install and all was well.....until I shut down the phone. Then it got stuck with the do not remove battery msg. After waiting 10 mins I just removed the battery and rebooted and all is well!

my patches are gone but everything seems to be working fine. It took away my Lil linux penguin though which kind of sucks, kind of got used to seeing it on boot up. So far I haven't noticed any changes but as long as my Sprint service is good then I'm happy.

like to add my maps app is finally working on this frankenpre 2 now after this update :-)

every time I used to install bing maps it would revert back to google on a reboot. Now it just stays and works.

On December 25 my Pre 3 (ATT with TMobile SIM) said Update Available, and it installed without any problems.

HP must of fixed something because before December 25, I could not see Skype or Wells Fargo in the app catalog, and OTA updates did not work. Now the OTA worked, and I can see all the apps in the app catalog that I could not see before!

whats up with the veer? shouldnt it be the most widespread hp webos phone...?

Well even after all these month my Pre3 AT&T 16Gb 4G UK activated, running version 2.2.3 (which I update to OTA), still claims being up to date.

Any suggestions ? Could this be because of running patches installed via PreWare ?