Motorola ATRIX 4G 4.1.57 update available, no AT&T HSUPA support yet

via BGR by Todd Haselton on 3/28/11

Software version 4.1.57 for the Motorola ATRIX 4G is now available. The 17MB file, issued by Motorola, adds a number of improvements but is not the expected AT&T update that includes HSUPA support. After downloading the update, Motorola says users should notice the following changes: 
  • Bluetooth: Improved multimedia experience with Bluetooth devices as well as the ability to use phone with additional headsets.
  • Fingerprint reader: Improved fingerprint reader performance.
  • Battery: Improved battery performance for longer battery life.
  • Screen: Display will turn off automatically now while charging directly on wall charger.
  • Phone stability: Improved stability resulting in fewer occurrences of touch unresponsiveness and/of programs quitting unexpectedly.
  • Car dock: Improved performance of car dock and 3.5mm jack.
It’s been reported that the update may cause some issues with those who have rooted their phones. ATT has said that the upcoming HSUPA software update, which should ratchet up upload speeds on the ATRIX 4G and Inspire 4G, will land in April. Hit the jump for instructions on installing software version 4.1.57 on your ATRIX 4G. 
[Via Engadget

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Our Favorite Lifehacker Posts of the Week

via Gizmodo by Rosa Golijan on 11/4/09

This week Lifehacker’s got ways to avoid looking like a slob when eating chicken wings, pointers on really leaving no trace when browsing, proof that office space can be shared, and a gadget to annoy your coworkers.

Browser speed test results for Windows 7

How to really browse without leaving a trace

How to make some coffee shop favorites at home (I highly recommend the lemon pound cake)

How to decide when to spring for the extended warranty

How to turn IKEA cabinets into a cordless desktop stand

How to eat a chicken wing with little to no mess

The Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 is finally officially available for download and there’s a great guide on how it integrates into Windows 7

The five best application docks

How to get along with your significant other in a compact home office (For a moment I thought this was also a lesson on a Mac and a PC cohabiting, but alas, both computers are Macs)

How to build a “beeping thing” and drive your coworkers nutters

How to use Vicks VaporRub to cure toenail fungus

Make system rebuilding tear-free by using Allmyapps to bulk-install your favorite applications (Windows/Linux only, but those feeling left out can learn about tear-free onion cutting instead)

Video: T-Mobile G1 gets unlocked, quirks still present

via Engadget Mobile by Darren Murph on 10/29/08

It was inevitable, was it not? T-Mobile’s G1 lasted an entire week as the T-Mobile G1; now, it’s really anyone’s G1. Thanks to the kids over at Unlock T-Mobile G1, any owner with a few spare moments and $22.99 can open their handset up for use on AT&T or any other GSM network across the globe. Reportedly, prospective unlockers simply hand over the aforementioned cash and their IMEI code (scary, we know), and in return they receive an eight-digit unlock code that frees it from the bonds of T-Mobile. Initial tests have shown that calling and texting work just fine on non-native networks, but the inability to even login to Gmail (and thus, the Android Market, etc.) puts a real damper on things. No worries — we’re sure those minor hindrances will be worked out in short order. A video full of proof is waiting just beyond the break.

[Via Android Community]

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