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Find and update the software version on your Sanyo Zio

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2013

Just like your computer, your phone's software needs to be updated periodically to make sure you have all the latest fixes and enhancements to keep it running at optimal performance. Follow the steps below to check your current version and perform any needed updates.

Version History

Current Version: 2.201SP

Note: The process to update to 2.201SP requires downloading and installing 3 separate downloads; see the Update your Software instructions below for detailed information. This software update will affect existing software versions 1.005SP, 1.006SP, 1.008SP, 1.016SP or 1.017SP.

Version

Date released

Description of enhancements/fixes

2.201SP 5/10/2011

This update includes 2.2 Android update (Froyo) with enhancements including:
- Improvements to Android operating system speed, memory and performance
- Update to Browser for faster speeds and more stability
- Overall improvement to phone performance and smoother screen transitions
- Camera and Gallery updates including Zoom, White Balance and Focus/Exposure
- Ability to install applications to expandable memory
- Updated Android Market application with batch and automatic update features
- Bluetooth enhancements
- Updated wallpapers

This update also includes:
- Addition of Swype keyboard function (to use it, press and hold in any text field and select Input Method > Swype in the message window)
- Update of Sprint Zone to version 2.5.5
- Update to Sprint ID, including improvement in activation process
- Improved battery life

1.008

10/10/2010

Fixes issue where icons and widgets may disappear from screen when switching between IDs

1.005

10/7/2010

Initial Release

Check the version on your phone

To find the software version on your Sanyo Zio™:

  1. From the Home screen, press Menu, then tap Settings
  2. Flick up to scroll down, then tap About phone
  3. Software version is displayed under Baseband Version and Build Number

Update your software

To update your Zio over the air:

Note: It is recommended you switch to Wi-Fi, if possible, to complete the 2.201 SP update.

  1. The software update notice should automatically appear on your phone
    • Note: If you do not accept the update at this time, you will need to manually install the update later by going to Menu > Settings > About phone > System Updates > Update Android.
  2. Tap OK to download the first update; this will take approximately 5 minutes
  3. Once the download is finished, tap OK to restart the phone and install the first update
    • Note: If you choose Later, you will need to go to Menu > Settings > About phone > System Updates > Update Android to manually install the update. Otherwise, you can choose to install when prompted by the phone at a later time.
  4. After your Zio restarts, it will automatically check for the Part 2 of 3 update
  5. Tap OK to start downloading the Part 2 of 3 update; this will take approximately 15 minutes
  6. Once the download is finished, tap OK to restart the phone and install the Part 2 of 3 update
    • Note: If you choose Later, you will need to go to your Notifications panel or Menu > Settings > About phone > System Updates > Update Firmware to manually install the update. Otherwise, you can choose to install when prompted by the phone at a later time.
  7. After your Zio restarts, it will automatically check for the Part 3 of 3 update
  8. Tap OK to start downloading the Part 3 of 3 update; this could take up to 1 hour
  9. Once the download is finished, tap OK to install the Part 3 of 3 update
    • Note: If you choose Later, you will need to go to your Notifications panel or Menu > Settings > About phone > System Updates > Update Firmware to manually install the update. Otherwise, you can choose to install when prompted by the phone at a later time.
  10. Once you see the Update completed screen, the 2.201SP update is finished; tap OK to exit

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when the sanyo zio will have the 2.2 android update please let me kno
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