Kyocera Echo users try again for brick-free Gingerbread update

Kyocera Echo users try again for brick-free Gingerbread update
As we reported, back on August 1st, Sprint rolled out the Gingerbread update for the Kyocera Echo. The dual-screen handset ran into some problems as some users found their beloved handset tuned into a useless brick.

In a statement, Sprint said that along with Kyocera, it has addressed the issues that turned the phone into an expensive paperweight. The upgrade itself will give users a faster response from the phone including push-to-zoom support, enhanced gaming experience and improved power management. The latter is a pre-installed app called Eco Mode that allows you to set a certain level at which low power consumption settings automatically come into play. According to Sprint, the settings affected are Screen Timeout, Display Brightness, Wallpaper, Auto-Sync, Haptic Feedback, and Auto-Rotate Screen. The settings are changed to conserve power and the user can decide which ones are to be changed when the battery life hits a predetermined level, so that the phone conserves power.

Of course, don't forget that the major part of this update is to download Android 2.3 on to your Kyocera Echo. If you have received the new OTA update from Sprint, let us know how your phone is doing.  Did the prior download leave your phone bricked? Does the new update do all the things that Sprint says that it does? Just drop us a note in the comment box below.

source: Sprint

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1. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Wait according to sniggly this doesn't happen?!

3. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

now now taco, you know how Android fans like to backpedal lol.

2. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Hey, way to go Taco...I guess you're right that all Androids are crap because Kyocera bricked their customer's phones! I bet you thought that one day you'd get it right and show all us Fandroids what's up! Stupid ass, grow a pair and stop humping your messiah

4. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

You're just made that Apple's updates don't brick their customers phones.

5. samsung4life unregistered

the miz, ur just an idiot cause when ios 3.0 first came out it bricked more than half the phones. so get off ur high horse,and remove ur lips from apples balls an get a real phone. cause iphones arent Awesoome! and neither is the miz!. btw im referring to the actual wrestler.

6. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Lol, so says the guy who names himself after a company trying to copy Apple.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

yea i think the tables have turned... apple is copying android

7. cakvalasc

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 24, 2010

Downloaded and installed, no problems yet!

9. snaggly

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Another biased story by iphonearena. I've personally installed every update on this phone and this isn't true.

10. Na'ven unregistered

Oy... Why do people find it so hard to stay on topic and not bash each other like irresponsible play things?

11. braddober unregistered

Still bricked my phone. womp womp

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