1. D350's Avatar
    Today I bought a used Ativ S, and later found out, it is a demo/not for resale model. I was not aware of that, It looked just fine, just no box...
    Now I restared it and I see some text of some procesesses on start scren and red NOT FOR SALE sign below.
    OS version says 8.0.9903.10!
    And don't have the text call reject option, which 8.0.10211 up should have...?.

    The phone otherwise works so so, chrashes a lot.
    I am really worried about updates, will I get them or am I stuck with ****ty demo unit

    Can someone let me know...?
    I can not return the phone to the seller, does not respond to my calls.

    Thanks
    01-01-2013 08:21 PM
  2. wpnokia920's Avatar
    Not sure if any firmware is available for this phone right now. I'd imagine it would be flashed via Odin like android Samsung's. Is it unlocked or branded? Maybe take it to a retail corporate store if branded see if they can flash factory firmware?
    01-01-2013 08:26 PM
  3. D350's Avatar
    Not sure if any firmware is available for this phone right now. I'd imagine it would be flashed via Odin like android Samsung's. Is it unlocked or branded? Maybe take it to a retail corporate store if branded see if they can flash factory firmware?
    Yes, It is really new. it is, as far as I can see, unbranded and unlocked, Otherwise (I think) everything works.
    I sent an email to samsung with S/N and imei, I'll see what they will say about it.

    Thanks
    01-01-2013 09:14 PM
  4. neo120's Avatar
    Dit your camera works ?
    01-02-2013 10:42 AM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I feel sorry for you

    I have a problem with an iphone that I brought of ebay said unlock but it lock to vodafone and have to pay 30 to get it unlock not to happy (seeing if i can get the seller to pay for unlocking, it cost way to much when I brought it. If not try getting money back from seller, if not sale on ebay and destroy anything with an apple )

    I HATE IPHONE IT WAS FOR MY SISTER

    I spent a full week trying to found the problem as well
    01-02-2013 12:25 PM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    It sounds like a stolen phone to me. I'd go after the seller.
    01-02-2013 01:08 PM
  7. D350's Avatar
    Everything works. I sent an email and talked with Samsung, they will let me know. I'll post, what happened
    01-03-2013 09:28 AM
  8. D350's Avatar
    Update:
    A man called me from samsung, saying it is his phone he gave to a friend (who shouldn't have sell it) and asked me, if he can buy it back :)
    Sure...so, no Ativ for me now...so I bought a Note2 instead, I'll just wait for something to come along.
    I think Ativ s will not be on my list, as the lack of navigation (Nokia drive) is really bothering me.
    But then again, 920 is too heavy and too big for 4,5in screen, ****, it weighs the same as note2, and has a 5,5in screen and it is ajoy to look at :)
    01-15-2013 06:10 AM
  9. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Update:
    A man called me from samsung, saying it is his phone he gave to a friend (who shouldn't have sell it) and asked me, if he can buy it back :)
    Sure...so, no Ativ for me now...so I bought a Note2 instead, I'll just wait for something to come along.
    I think Ativ s will not be on my list, as the lack of navigation (Nokia drive) is really bothering me.
    But then again, 920 is too heavy and too big for 4,5in screen, ****, it weighs the same as note2, and has a 5,5in screen and it is ajoy to look at :)
    Glad you got that sorted out :)
    01-15-2013 10:30 AM
  10. florinstann1's Avatar
    Buddy, that phone of yours you resold to samsung was a test phone of higher software versions. If you go back on what you wrote, you were punked by samsung :-). Who gives his phone to a friend? Better said, how lucky was he, to find his phone he gave to a friend(a phone that says NOT FOR SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and REBUY!!!!!! it from you :-)
    On the other hand, it was the moral thing to do, giving it back
    02-12-2013 05:17 AM
  11. Luigi Lop's Avatar
    i have the same problem , can you call that man and/or give me some contact
    09-20-2013 09:06 AM
  12. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    A test model isn't really the most functional, so giving it back was the only reasonable option you had.
    09-20-2013 12:23 PM
  13. D350's Avatar
    Sorry, that was 7months ago... Just call samsung in your country and explain your problem....
    Btw, Ebay.de has tons of new Ativ S with warranty for bargain (around 200€), new, with receipt.
    09-25-2013 06:52 PM
  14. WP8Expert's Avatar
    Probably too late for this but there are ATIV S retail GDR2 ROMs for you to flash your phone with if you want to over at XDA-Developers
    09-26-2013 12:18 PM
  15. Luigi Lop's Avatar
    i'm sorry but you cant, because the program refuses to flash retail firmwares on an engineering phone.
    09-27-2013 02:48 PM
  16. Jack Larson1's Avatar
    Today I bought a used Ativ S, and later found out, it is a demo/not for resale model. I was not aware of that, It looked just fine, just no box...
    Now I restared it and I see some text of some procesesses on start scren and red NOT FOR SALE sign below.
    OS version says 8.0.9903.10!
    And don't have the text call reject option, which 8.0.10211 up should have...?.

    The phone otherwise works so so, chrashes a lot.
    I am really worried about updates, will I get them or am I stuck with ****ty demo unit

    Can someone let me know...?
    I can not return the phone to the seller, does not respond to my calls.

    Thanks
    10-05-2013 12:17 AM
  17. RvN68's Avatar
    Better of not loading a newer Firmware.
    Even better tip: Do NOT enter the Developer Preview program.
    It will render your ATIV S useless.
    The install will fail and loading another firmware wil result in a bricked device.

    Trust me. I have one.
    10-25-2014 08:16 AM
  18. Pappale's Avatar
    Update:
    A man called me from samsung, saying it is his phone he gave to a friend (who shouldn't have sell it) and asked me, if he can buy it back :)
    Sure...so, no Ativ for me now...so I bought a Note2 instead, I'll just wait for something to come along.
    I think Ativ s will not be on my list, as the lack of navigation (Nokia drive) is really bothering me.
    But then again, 920 is too heavy and too big for 4,5in screen, ****, it weighs the same as note2, and has a 5,5in screen and it is ajoy to look at :)
    You can download Here drive+ Here+ on Samsung Ativ S
    10-25-2014 11:46 AM
  19. PaulMilbank's Avatar
    Wow, way to necro-post. This thread was over a year old.
    10-26-2014 10:40 PM
  20. RvN68's Avatar
    Could you try to dump the image?!
    And make it available for download.
    Maybe I can revive my bricked ATIV S (tried to install Developer Preview on my "Not for resale" phone)
    10-29-2014 06:13 AM
  21. WP8Expert's Avatar
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    Last edited by WP8Expert; 10-29-2014 at 12:03 PM. Reason: duplicate post
    10-29-2014 12:02 PM
  22. WP8Expert's Avatar
    Could you try to dump the image?!
    And make it available for download.
    Maybe I can revive my bricked ATIV S (tried to install Developer Preview on my "Not for resale" phone)
    May I buy your bricked ATIV S from you? I want to use it for developmental purposes (Interop Unlock research) in XDA as my current one's OLED shattered and a new one is $200 which is ridiculous.
    10-29-2014 12:02 PM
  23. RvN68's Avatar
    May I buy your bricked ATIV S from you? I want to use it for developmental purposes (Interop Unlock research) in XDA as my current one's OLED shattered and a new one is $200 which is ridiculous.
    That could be quite a hassle. Shipping it to 'wherever' from Holland.
    10-29-2014 12:43 PM

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