Motorola ATRIX 4G and HTC Inspire 4G both receive an AT&T upgrade that turns on their HSUPA radios

Motorola ATRIX 4G and HTC Inspire 4G both receive an AT&T upgrade that turns on their HSUPA radios
The Motorola ATRIX 4G  received two upgrades from AT&T on Friday. The handset had various bug fixes and improvements including having its HSUPA radios turned on. The model should now benefit from faster mobile data upload speeds since the ATRIX 4G had been shipped with HSUPA capabilities disabled. The carrier said that it had to wait to a refinement of certain software before turning on the radio.

The Motorola ATRIX 4G upgrades must be done over Wi-Fi and in a certain order. You can check the sourcelink for the information. As far as fixing the little things, one upgrade for the ATRIX 4G should improve battery life, enhance the performance of the fingerprint reader, and turns off the display while charging, while the other upgrade enables Yahoo! email over Wi-Fi, turns on the HSUPA radio, and allows for 2G/EDGE mobile hot spot capabilities.

AT&T also announced that they have also sent an OTA upgrade to users of the HTC Inspire 4G that turns on that unit's HSUPA radio. Inspire owners can check to see if they have received the download by going to Home>Menu>Settings> AT&T Software Update> HTC Wi-Fi software update. Besides increasing the phone's upload data speed, the HTC Inspire 4G upgrade also makes it easier to set up email accounts and includes the most up to date settings for each type of email and updates email auto configuration for Hotmail, Live and MSN.

source: AT&T, HTC via Phonescoop

[img left [[40332]]:"Both the Motorola ATRIX 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G (pictured above) will soon receive an upgrade from AT&T that will turn on each handsets' HSUPA radio" /]

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16 Comments

1. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Question: These updates refer to those devices already purchased. But, as a general rule, if I went to AT&T and bought one of these phones new after the update came out, would they still need the upgrade, or would they be there when the new phone is activated? (Again, more of a general question for all upgrades, not meaning these two only.)

11. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

i believe so. the units that are bought at the store probably werent upgraded b4 purchase

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

The way this usually works, for all upgrades on all devices, is that phones that are already out in the field And already in stock as well as in transit to stores and other locations will be needing the update once it gets to a users hands. Only the handsets that have software installed after the update get it. Get it? As for the time it takes for handsets to be sold with the update, that depends on shipping schedules, manufacturing schedules, and also sales. If the device sells like hotcakes stores will get new ones faster.

3. rothenba unregistered

I tried to update my Atrix, when I hit the download the msg received say's "Update has been recalled, no further action required".

4. jessicAsmith unregistered

Well about time I installed it on my atrix. I have been an att customer for 2 years I had a captivate before and I have never seen speeds this fast on att before over here in los Angeles I'm surprised. On my captivate the fastest I ever saw was 3 mbps up and 3 mbps down. Now on my atrix I'm seeing 3-6 mbps up and 3-5 mbps down so far I'm luving it lol

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

cool, I have the cappy and get 3-5 Mbps down and .5-1.5 up....can't wait to upgrade next year...quad processor phones with 2GB ram and 2GHZ processors are coming out soon.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, it took them until the very last day of the month, but they did it in April like they said. :D

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

still slow.

7. JordanCox

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

I have the Motorola Atrix and i haven't gotten this update yet. Wtf?

9. zafrir

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

I haven't either and also have the Atrix. I think AT&T is rolling it out in phases. You will probably receive the update in the next few days.

10. JordanCox

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Ok thank you. Happy to know i'm not the only one haha.

13. LoidDroidAnoid unregistered

There is no update, evidently it's only rumors or there was one and it got pulled... either way a lot of Atrix and AT&T users are left in the dark... yet again. https://supportforums.motorola.com/message/376242# 376242

14. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

the update came in for the inspire. I updated it last night. So far nothing too great as far as speeds go. still hitting the 3mbs max on dwnlds but up speeds have increased quite a bit. getting around 2-3 mbs.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I NEVER RECEIVE MY UPDATE FOR MY ATRIX P.O.S AT&T.

16. JordanCox

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

It's the weekend. Give them a brake and have some patience.

17. obnoxious9162775

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 25, 2011

Who knows with this thing. I have the Atrix and have been checking for the past four days and no update. WTF!!!!!

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