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    Hey guys, I finally got the update to day and was surprised i couldn't get an option to use the F/M Radio, does this mean there is no radio feature for the Ativ S? Also i just checked and havent got the Data Sense feature either?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan Bassi View Post
    Hey guys, I finally got the update to day and was surprised i couldn't get an option to use the F/M Radio, does this mean there is no radio feature for the Ativ S? Also i just checked and havent got the Data Sense feature either?
    Looks like FM radio support is missing for the Ativ S (possibly due to hardware limitations).

    Unlocked Samsung ATIV S now receiving Window Phone 8 GDR2 OS update | Windows Phone Central

    Also, Data Sense needs to be supported by the network so you could try asking Vodafone if they have any plans to support Data Sense.

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    I think carriers can control if data sense is available on a device, maybe Vodafone blocked it , i am just speculating.

    As for FM radio we have had a few posts on this Samsung Ative S and GDR2 disappointed
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    On an unbranded, unlocked ATIV S Data Sense is available after a factory reset, on carrier branded versions that may differ though.

    FM Radio is not present on my ATIV S either and that is unbranded and unlocked so my guess is the hardware isn't present in the device, doesn't bother me though as I use TuneIn radio which allows me to listen to radio from around the world.
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    Vodafone UK does support DataSense as my Vodafone branded Lumia 925 had it pre-installed.

    The tech staff on their forums are quite helpful so you might want to seek answers there...

    Sorry I can't be of any more help.
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    Go to the "about" section in "settings." When you press the "more info" button, you should see some information about radio. For me, the radio hardware version reads 0.0.0.0, which suggests (if not confirms) that the ATIV S does not have FM radio functionality. Unless, of course "radio" means something else that I'm not aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArguableChutoy View Post
    Vodafone UK does support DataSense as my Vodafone branded Lumia 925 had it pre-installed.

    The tech staff on their forums are quite helpful so you might want to seek answers there...

    Sorry I can't be of any more help.
    The tech team on Vodafone do seem to be quite helpful but a little clueless in my humble opinion. I found a thread on their forum about this very issue regarding data sense and the first response was to throw the blame at MS. It then went on to say that it would be included in the next firmware update, but the OP has stated otherwise. Unless of course, Vodafone don't see GDR2 as a firmware update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Becker1 View Post
    Go to the "about" section in "settings." When you press the "more info" button, you should see some information about radio. For me, the radio hardware version reads 0.0.0.0, which suggests (if not confirms) that the ATIV S does not have FM radio functionality. Unless, of course "radio" means something else that I'm not aware of.
    No, the radio being referred to here isn't an FM radio. Also, it should read as Radio Software rather than hardware. At least it does on my Lumia 920.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelGummage View Post
    The tech team on Vodafone do seem to be quite helpful but a little clueless in my humble opinion. I found a thread on their forum about this very issue regarding data sense and the first response was to throw the blame at MS. It then went on to say that it would be included in the next firmware update, but the OP has stated otherwise. Unless of course, Vodafone don't see GDR2 as a firmware update.

    Data Sense App - Vodafone eForum
    GDR2 isn't a firmware update, it's an OS update. Firmware updates come from Samsung so it's entirely possibly for Samsung to update the firmware to support Data Sense without a hard reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazzim View Post
    GDR2 isn't a firmware update, it's an OS update. Firmware updates come from Samsung so it's entirely possibly for Samsung to update the firmware to support Data Sense without a hard reset.
    My GDR2 also had a Samsung firmware update.

    About to do the factory reset to get data sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelGummage View Post
    No, the radio being referred to here isn't an FM radio. Also, it should read as Radio Software rather than hardware. At least it does on my Lumia 920.
    Mine tells me the Radio Hardware and Software versions ;-)
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