Voice Dial on .328 - A fix?
When the pre-release .328 leak file starting hitting the web, I downloaded and installed it. I did a clean install after wiping my device. I loved it with the exception of the themes and more importantly the inability to get the voice dialing application to recognize anything. I downgraded back to an earlier hybrid that had been working well.
Last night, when I plugged my 9530 into my Mac, it asked if I wanted to upgrade to .328. Just because I wanted to see if the Mac upgrade worked, I decided to let it do it's thing and upgrade me.
To my great surprise, .328 installed perfectly, and now even my voice dialing is working. I decided afterwards to remove the excess garbage that I didn't need, so I booted into Windows XP and did a Shrink an OS using the same downloaded version I got from the SmithMicro site for VZW. Once done, everything still worked fine.
It appears to me that there are differences from the leaked version .328 and the final Verizon version .328. I realize that the build info is the same, and that technically everything else should be the same - but it's not. So, if you're having issues with Voice Dialing with .328 - voice recognition, I'd recommend giving it a roll. Normally I would have just passed on .328 until the next Hybrid or release, but I kept hearing that some folks didn't have this issue, while others, like me, had unusable VAD function.
I had the same experience except the .328 I downloaded and installed originally was right from VZW's site. A couple days later DM wanted to update .328 so I let it, and VAD came back. Ironicly if I go to Apploader, it will try to install the original one that I downloaded the first time. If I do it, it's goes round robin, and DM will reload the good one. Go figure????
Along those lines...if you go into OPTIONS/VOICE DIALING at the bottom it gives you the options to "Adapt to your Voice" It asked you to go into a quiet room and then when you start, it gives you a series of names, addresses and numbers to repeat. Once you have finished it modifies it's database to recognize your voice better. Made my Bluetooth very accurate in VAD.
My fix was to dump .328 and go back to full .230 OS....
I reloaded both the "official" and the leaked versions of .328....did the voice adaptation multiple times each with no luck ....voice dialing was a POS each time...not even close on the suggested calls....
now with .230 I once again have voice dialing that works perfectly with no adaptation....Quicklaunch that is able to create SMS texts.... "3G" at the top of the phone rather than 1EXV...and flick scrolling and threaded texts to boot...
only thing .230 doesn't have is the face proximity, which I've never had before anyway and have Talklock to take care of....
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