Motorola Q Downloadable Updates: Adds Cell Modem, Maybe Fixes Crashes?

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Motorola is finally attempting a cure for its balky Motorola Q's crashtastic performance issues, offering firmware and software updates for download. Unfortunately if you want to update your Q, all the content you've loaded onto it will be deleted. We just downloaded the firmware update and it's 42.7MB, and on that same page there is a 10MB software update as well.

It's about time. We'll load up the update and let you know how it goes. We're just hoping this will do something to cure the slow performance, lockups, Bluetooth problems, video and audio skipping and all the dozens of other issues we've run into while using this unfortunate release from Motorola and Verizon.

Motorola Q Firmware and Software Update Page [Motorola, via QUsers]

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I own a Q and I've been keeping up to date on this release on my own. I had read that DUN support was going to be issued with this update, but according to experiences posted on the quser site its more like USB DUN only, not BT DUN and the new firmware also locks the DUN so that verizon can charge you another 15 bucks a month for it.

Pre firmware, a registry mod would get you USB and BT DUN without being charged for it.

As for pros, the firmware is supposedly faster and more stable and gives you that push email ability. I haven't heard anything else good about it.