11-23-2011 12:38 PM - edited 11-23-2011 02:33 PM
Last night, I upgraded to the lastest OS2 BETA and quickly discovered that the Android Player would not initialize/hang when launching converted BAR files.
Based on experience and various forum posts, I realized that I had forgotten to do a security wipe prior to upgrading
[Sidenote- I know this is a BETA launch, but I thought part of this testing was to make sure that the OS would upgrade seemlessly without forcing the need for a security wipe first].
Anyway, based on previous fourm posts and docmentation, I proceeded to start the downgrade process so I could do the security wipe and then reupgrade.
Before I continue, I'd like to point out that before I started this downgrade process, I had upgraded the Desktop Software to the latest 188.8.131.52 released in the BETA world.
Now that I got that out of the way, the Desktop Software is currently at about 60% of completing the intsallation, and has been hanging there for at least the last 2 hours.. To be more specific, it is in the middle of "Installing sys.help.bar". For obvious reasons, I'm extremely hesitant to disconnect or restart the downgrade process.
I am open to suggestions/recommendations.
UPDATE 1:33 PM EST: I am left with no option so I am attempting a hard reboot by holding down Power+Vol Up+Vol Down. Will follow-up with results
UPDATE: 2:32 PM EST: After hard reboot, appears as though installation did complete. Performed security wipe. Playbook then automatically updated OS. Now Android Apps work. But, this is a word of warning if you're using the latest BETA Desktop Software, if you don't do the security wipe before upgrading, there is a good chance it might hang.