Verizon has announced a maintenance update for the LG Revolution to software version VS910ZV9. This update is only a small 20.9MB maintenance update but should prove to be a useful one for the LG Revolution. The update has a few notable fixes and features like allowing picture messages to send properly when connected to WiFi and a remote diagnostics tool for troubleshooting.
LG Revolution Software Update VS910ZV9 Features:
Android Security patches have been added.
Picture messages will send properly when connected to Wi-Fi.
Joining functionality in the mobile will keep contacts with same or similar names as separate entities for better user experience.
Improvements have been made to the Phone application to help reduce unknown errors and force closes.
Fixed issue where duplicate text messages were being received.
Device will receive Wireless Alerting System messages.
New customer care solution to help improve customer service experience. When a customer calls into Verizon Wireless customer care, this solution, with the customer’s permission, allows support personnel to remotely view the user’s device for device training, application demonstrations and troubleshooting.
Verizon currently only states that the update is coming soon without a date posted although generally when they make an announcement the update follows very soon. If you want to check for the update before its sent out OTA you can go to “Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates -> Check Now”.
HTC has finally made an official announcement stating that they will provide an update to patch the recent HTC Sense vulnerability. The exploit can possibly expose user data on devices running the Sense UI. HTC has stated that the patch is priority for them and that it will be available to carriers shortly for testing before its release to customers.
“HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously. In our ongoing investigation into this recent claim, we have concluded that while this HTC software itself does no harm to customers’ data, there is a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application. A third party malware app exploiting this or any other vulnerability would potentially be acting in violation of civil and criminal laws. So far, we have not learned of any customers being affected in this way and would like to prevent it by making sure all customers are aware of this potential vulnerability.”
Once all of the bugs are worked out of HTC Sense customers should see an OTA (over the air) update that will fix the security hole permanently. HTC state’s that users should install this update as soon as it comes available. Until the update is released (we assume within a few days) be careful about what you download to your device and you may actually want to uncheck allowing installations from unknown sources.