1. captainbdsc's Avatar
    I returned a my first PlayBook only because I decided to get the 32GB model instead of the 16GB model. But for both devices it took over an hour just to download the initial update. I have a 15Mbs connection and after my first PlayBook got done with the first update it would perform a speedtest at 15Mbs. So why, does it take so long to download the first update? I thought I may have gotten one of those "bad" Staples PlayBooks.



    Any Ideas?

    I still really like the PlayBook

    Still updating my 32GB model. First attempt failed... crap...

    I don't believe my eyes. The amount downloaded is literally going up and down. It was at about 140MB and it now says 81MB????

    at 91% it said it could not download the update! No!!!!

    Finally! I set the PB right on top of my router! it seemed to download considerably faster! Installed, restored... life resumes...
    Last edited by captainbdsc; 08-09-11 at 05:33 AM. Reason: updating status of update
    08-09-11 03:31 AM
  2. X04D00's Avatar
    Well, your connection might be fine, but also take into account that perhaps RIM's servers are running at less than optimal performance.

    I don't remember how long mine took. Pretty sure it was just short of forever.
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    08-09-11 03:39 AM
  3. togardergrosse's Avatar
    Every time I updated my PB, it always running fast. But occasionally stuck at 90% or something. So, the amount of retries made it longer to update even though the connection is fast.
    08-09-11 06:00 AM
  4. newcollector's Avatar
    My first update took 2 hours, but that was at the Best Guess Store. It is a lot to download, so I don't think anything is amiss.
    08-09-11 07:45 AM
  5. badger906's Avatar
    mine took about 2 hours on my less than fast 0.7mbps...
    08-09-11 08:04 AM
  6. eds817's Avatar
    I've done it 4 times and it took no more than 45 minutes.
    08-09-11 08:04 AM
  7. melander's Avatar
    Anyone used the bridge to update? I used wifi and it took less than 20 minutes, but I didn't get the last update at the first crack of dawn.
    08-09-11 08:08 AM
  8. kbz1960's Avatar
    I don't think you can update on bridge. Slow downloads happen all the time, it depends on the server they are coming from and how many people are using it etc.
    08-09-11 08:34 AM
  9. Mercury's Avatar
    Anyone used the bridge to update? I used wifi and it took less than 20 minutes, but I didn't get the last update at the first crack of dawn.
    you can't bridge or tether to get the update......... only via Wifi
    08-09-11 08:36 AM
  10. anon(767240)'s Avatar
    took me 2 hours for my 2nd attemp. first try took longer and failed when almist finished. internet speed crawls like a turtle.
    08-09-11 09:23 AM
  11. Mercury's Avatar
    that's really odd guys. When I bought the PB on launch day, I got it to the office, connected to the office network and I had the update downloaded and installed within 20min or so and its like that for every update since, doesn't take more than 20-30min to complete and that is updating at prime time as everyone is waking up on CB and seeing the news there is an update
    08-09-11 09:25 AM
  12. badger906's Avatar
    maybe on launch day the update was small? my first update was about 270mb
    08-09-11 10:32 AM
  13. Mercury's Avatar
    maybe on launch day the update was small? my first update was about 270mb
    nope, the launch day update was about 300mb IRC
    08-09-11 10:33 AM
  14. TBone4eva's Avatar
    you can't bridge or tether to get the update......... only via Wifi
    You can tether and download updates, I've done it before. However, during the first setup of the device, you must use Wifi.
    08-09-11 11:03 AM
  15. Mercury's Avatar
    You can tether and download updates, I've done it before. However, during the first setup of the device, you must use Wifi.
    oh ok cool. I thought like the first setup, it had to always be wifi
    08-09-11 11:06 AM
  16. tedesco's Avatar
    Dowloading now... please go fast. I can't wait to play
    03-07-13 05:20 PM
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