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       #26  
    Quote Originally Posted by redeyss View Post
    Got my Focus S back from Samsung after warranty work and it came updated with 8773, downloaded Wireless Manager and was unable to make apn changes for straight talk stick, kept reverting to default ATnT. Called Samsung and they said "call your service provider" and I kept saying I have the settings I just can't physically enter them like I used to be able to.:mad: I suspected it had everything to do with OS update and wireless manager not playing nice together. In the process of resetting I discovered that they didn't fix the problem with unresponsive touch screen and inability to sleep (screen stuck on) so returned it to warranty for the third time for this same issue. When I get it back in a week or two I hope they fix the wireless manager app. Or you fine people figure out a fix, cheers!!.:D
    My suspicion is that the phones you get back from Samsung are:

    1. Updated to Tango 8773
    2. Have also had the Samsung OEM LE2 firmware installed
    In which case you are unfirtunately out of luck as the Samsung Firmware update appears to not only break the Wireless Settings App but also diables the provxml method of applying Straight Talk settings.

    You're going to be left with a paperweight unless you can aontact Samsung and explain the problem and ask them to send the replacement phone out with either:

    1. Mango installed (up to 8107)
    2. or the 8773 Tango update WITHOUT the Samsung Firmware update.
    How successful you'll be I'm not sure.

    To be honest, **** like this just shouldn't be happening at this stage in the Windows Phone life cycle.

    While I'm very much looking forward to WP8, I can tell you right off the bat - if there's no reliable way to edit APN settings then my next phone WILL NOT be a Windows Phone.

    This is just basic stuff they need to get right if they are going to compete in the marketplace.
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    Yeah, so what you are saying is that all the people who are updating to Tango and are off the AT&T network are screwed when they try to re-enter their APN settings post-update. That's gonna be a lot of angry folks! Is there a way to unlock, wipe and flash Mango back to the phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redeyss View Post
    Yeah, so what you are saying is that all the people who are updating to Tango and are off the AT&T network are screwed when they try to re-enter their APN settings post-update. That's gonna be a lot of angry folks! Is there a way to unlock, wipe and flash Mango back to the phone?
    That's what he's saying :mad:
    And the only way it would be possible is to
    a) restore from a backup
    b) flash the mango rom (extremely useful for people who didn't make a backup. OH WAIT THE STOCK ROM ISN'T AVAILABLE **** YOU SAMSUNG)

    so yeah, pretty much.:unsure:
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    And, does anybody know if it's just a matter of updating the Wireless Manager app?
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    Also, how do we get the word out to people so they don't have this same problem?

    **Called Samsung and they said there is no way they can send the phone back out after warranty repair with OS or firmware rolled back. Made a note about APN settings being locked. Hopefully an update to the Wireless Manager app will be forthcoming**
    Last edited by redeyss; 08-02-2012 at 12:53 PM. Reason: new info
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    I feel bad for people I really do.

    The only reason I'm in the safe zone is that I'm a tweaker and hacker by nature so had made sure I had a valid backup of Mango before using cab send to update.

    It's frankly ridiculous that Samsung's own OEM update breaks the ability to edit APN settings and they should rectify this immediatly.

    Unfortunately experience (and my gut) tells us they probably won't. :mad:
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    Looks like it's time to sell the Focus S, best phone I've ever owned (minus the warranty issues;))
    Save up for a WP8 phone I guess, or buy an un-upgraded replacement.
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       #33  
    Quote Originally Posted by redeyss View Post
    Also, how do we get the word out to people so they don't have this same problem?

    **Called Samsung and they said there is no way they can send the phone back out after warranty repair with OS or firmware rolled back. Made a note about APN settings being locked. Hopefully an update to the Wireless Manager app will be forthcoming**
    I've created a thread HERE - maybe a moderator could Sticky it?
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    Unless they find a new method to modify the settings it will probably take more than an update to the app
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbane View Post
    Mine neither. I'll be looking at this tomorrow but it appears the only way to correct it is by rolling back and applying the interop / internet sharing fix from XDA if your device is unlocked.

    Otherwise I think you're out of luck.

    Okay, it looks like after I apply the Samsung firmware, the internet sharing is disabled. So the question is, do I need the Samsung Firmware? Can I just leave it after I apply 8733 and not update the stupid firmware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake888 View Post
    Okay, it looks like after I apply the Samsung firmware, the internet sharing is disabled. So the question is, do I need the Samsung Firmware? Can I just leave it after I apply 8733 and not update the stupid firmware?
    yes, you dont need to update the firmware, however it does make some important improvments, its also worth noting that even upgrading to tango its self will mean interop and dev unlock will stop working, you will need to reapply the fixed. the firmware update stops this working,

    ive had a thought, the ability to write reg entries depends on the app having elevated rights,

    i was wondering, does any one know if the HTC connection setup app (which has elevated rights) use an HTC driver to get working.?

    my chain of thought is that perhaps it would be possible to side load HTC connection setup and use that to update, 2 problems with that, firstly its an HTC app, it wont run, second is that it may use HTC drivers in which case we can forget it since we dont have the ability to change add or remove drivers on this device
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza9075 View Post
    yes, you dont need to update the firmware, however it does make some important improvments, its also worth noting that even upgrading to tango its self will mean interop and dev unlock will stop working, you will need to reapply the fixed. the firmware update stops this working,

    ive had a thought, the ability to write reg entries depends on the app having elevated rights,

    i was wondering, does any one know if the HTC connection setup app (which has elevated rights) use an HTC driver to get working.?

    my chain of thought is that perhaps it would be possible to side load HTC connection setup and use that to update, 2 problems with that, firstly its an HTC app, it wont run, second is that it may use HTC drivers in which case we can forget it since we dont have the ability to change add or remove drivers on this device
    Okay, I think I finally found the solution, I was able to enable the internet sharing (just have not tried to tether it yet)

    You'll need WP7tools and modify the following in the registry

    1) [HKLM\Comm\InternetSharing\Settings] OpenMarketEnabled=dword:1
    2) [HKLM\Comm\InternetSharing\Settings] EntitlementURI="./Vendor/MSFT/Registry/HKLM/Comm/InternetSharing/Settings/OpenMarketEnabled" (without quotes)

    3) [HKLM\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo] MobileOperator="000-88" (without quotes)
    4) [HKLM\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo] MOName="OPN" (without quotes)


    I'm not at home and I didn't bring a device to test the actual tethering, but I was able to enable it...perhaps someone could test this and see if that works?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake888 View Post
    Okay, I think I finally found the solution, I was able to enable the internet sharing (just have not tried to tether it yet)

    You'll need WP7tools and modify the following in the registry

    1) [HKLM\Comm\InternetSharing\Settings] OpenMarketEnabled=dword:1
    2) [HKLM\Comm\InternetSharing\Settings] EntitlementURI="./Vendor/MSFT/Registry/HKLM/Comm/InternetSharing/Settings/OpenMarketEnabled" (without quotes)

    3) [HKLM\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo] MobileOperator="000-88" (without quotes)
    4) [HKLM\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo] MOName="OPN" (without quotes)


    I'm not at home and I didn't bring a device to test the actual tethering, but I was able to enable it...perhaps someone could test this and see if that works?
    YOU SIR - ARE THE BEST!!!!

    Tested - confirmed working :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbane View Post
    YOU SIR - ARE THE BEST!!!!

    Tested - confirmed working :D
    Awesome!! Glad to hear that it works!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbane View Post
    Hi guys,

    [LIST=1][*]Created a backup of my 7720 Mango phone state (how the phone arrived). Used the tool mentioned in this thread. This is also where you'll get all the cab files you need.
    WoodBane, PLEASE.

    I'm trying to update my phone to 8112, but there is no way at all.

    Could you post your Stock Room so I can get my phone back to 7720/7740 ?

    My Phone is a Samsung Focus S from AT&T USA.

    PLEASE!

    When I try to update it via Zune it says that ERROR 80180048 has ocurred.
    Failed to update phone...

    I Don't know what to do =[

    Tried via CabSender and fails again:
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------+
    ¦ WP7 Update Cab Sender xboxmod-Yuki 2011 ¦
    ¦--------------------------------------------------------------------+
    ¦
    ¦------» S ·(S)end Cabs to device
    ¦
    ¦------» B ·Send Cabs to device with (B)ackup
    ¦
    ¦------» R ·(R)estore device backup
    ¦
    ¦------» L ·Read last Update (L)ogs from device
    ¦
    +--> Your choice: S

    +------» Creating list of cabs
    ¦
    ¦
    ¦------» Updating device
    ¦
    UpdateWP version 4.8.2345.0

    Applying updates to device
    Id: \\?\usb#vid_045e&pid_04ec&mi_00#7&17ffc71a&0&0000# {ca3d7387-f67
    b-11da-bbec-8000600fe800}
    SN: 0d69a470 - 7a2998f6 - ed929381 - d2013b7f
    Name: SAMSUNG SGH-i937
    KITLName: YKNBA14498FA807
    Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
    ModelId: 4
    Model: SGH-i937
    MobileOperator: ATT-US
    Version: 07.10.08107.03-00.00.00000.00-00.00.00000.00

    Verificando o status do telefone: Completed in 0,01 seconds
    Verificando requisitos do sistema: Completed in 0,39 seconds
    Fazendo o download de atualizações: Completed in 3,03 seconds
    Verificando requisitos do sistema: Completed in 0,01 seconds
    Transferindo atualizações: Completed in 0,9 seconds
    Preparando para instalar: Completed in 6,05 seconds
    Reiniciando o telefone: Completed in 31,11 seconds
    Instalando atualizações: Completed in 40,32 seconds
    Verificando o status do telefone: Completed in 0,01 seconds
    Reiniciando o telefone: Completed in 32,1 seconds
    Concluindo atualizações: Completed in 9,93 seconds
    Error:
    Update device 0d69a470 - 7a2998f6 - ed929381 - d2013b7f Complete with error code
    : 80180048, error message: Failed to Install IU (Image Update) due to an error.

    ¦
    +------» Done
    Really, I need some help guys =/
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    Unfortunately there is no flashable stock image for the Samsung Focus S. You cannot use the backup from someone else's phone ad they are uniquely identified and will only work for that particular phone.

    I'm not sure why you're getting that error as its all in Spanish but my guess is that you don't have all the correct files for the install.

    Really, you're on version 8107 so I see no reason the upgrade won't work for you provides you follow the instructions exactly.

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodbane View Post
    Unfortunately there is no flashable stock image for the Samsung Focus S. You cannot use the backup from someone else's phone ad they are uniquely identified and will only work for that particular phone.

    I'm not sure why you're getting that error as its all in Spanish but my guess is that you don't have all the correct files for the install.

    Really, you're on version 8107 so I see no reason the upgrade won't work for you provides you follow the instructions exactly.

    Sent from my SGH-i937 using Board Express Pro
    Could you tell me what exactly files do I need ?

    I have downloaded all the language packs, so I need to know wich file is the correct for the samsung focus s.
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    Its all clearly laid out in the first post and I give links to all the other sites you need to get files from. You need to read those threads carefully as well as they outline exactly which files you need.

    Basically, download all the incremental cab files from your current version up to tango AND the language files for each set. You NEED to check which languages you have installed and you MUST install ALL of them for EVERY stage that they are available for.

    I then suggest doing one incremental upgrade at a time with accompanying language packs until you're at Tango.

    For goodness sakes backup BEFORE you start this so you can roll back if necessary and keep that backup somewhere safe. I'd also do a final backup of Tango BEFORE applying the final Samsung OEM update, because of the issues surrounding it (see my other thread).

    I really can't give you any clearer help than that mate.

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    oh im at tango with backups all the way, but i mean this part of your guide

    10. At this time I also deployed my Internet / MMS settings via provxml method and applied. Again, double checked all was working.

    ok, so the provxml method requires that you install xml data via a XAP which then is imported in to the reg via the use of the diagnostic tool

    unless im being incredibly dense i cant see that XML data on either your first post or from XDA (my usual stomping ground!) if you have a link to a template of MMS settings in XML format it would be handy, or if i have been an ***** please feel free to slag me off something chronic!

    the interop unlocks and the internet sharing XML data arent what i need, thats already imported in to the diagnostic app, but i will need to import the MMS settings.

    no worries if you dont have it to hand, ill dig through the reg and see if i can find the correct addresses and make my own XML data
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    Just download and install the Wireless Manager from the SAmsung Zone in Marketplace - you can edit all your APN settings in there. It seems like only a few people have had an issue with it not working after upgrading to Tango but for the majority - it works just fine and you can put in your Straight Talk setting there AND get MMS working.
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    ah the wireless manager, yes i have that already which is how i got the O2 Mobile network settings to work,and it does work after tango update, no the issue is that ive heard that the samsung firmware update will block access to the wireless manager and revert MMS settings to ATT, then the onlyway to change to O2 again is if you previously installed MMS settings via provxml in the diagnostic tool

    to quote your first post,

    I used ##634## (Diagnosis app) and *#9908* to get to provisioning menu and because I had already deployed and saved the Internet / MMS provxml file it appeared in the list and allowed me to apply it."

    i think i found the correct MMS settings in the reg, ill try writing my own XML file and importing it,



    Cheers
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    I should read this thread before updated my focus s :(

    My internet sharing is locked again, is there any way to unlock Dev and Interop as I have before update to 8773, I also update the firmware.

    Please help guys.
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    its the Samsung firmware update that stops it, unless you can revert to a backup made BEFORE you applied the Samsung update then your out of luck, zune does do a backup, but its become clear that some folk have not been able to use this backup to restore to the previous version, currently there is no other way of restoring the unlock
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    The behavior I see is different from the OP. Before the Samsung update I was able to set the provxml using the provisioning menu, pull up the Samsung Wireless Manager and see my internet/mms settings there. After the Samsung update I am still able to see the provxml in the provisioning menu list but after setting it and rebooting I don't see the settings in the Samsung Wireless Manager and MMS doesn't work.

    BTW *#9908* doesn't work for me to get to the provisioning menu, *#9908# does.
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    I have updated my Samsung Focus S on AT&T to 8858.136 and I have kept my interop unlock!!!! MMS and everything else appears to be working perfectly!!!!!!!!

    I should also say that I was kinda scared of losing my interop, so I was in airplane mode while deploying via Cab Sender. I also ran relock prevent after each OS update.

    Page 148 from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1306415 lists the cabs.
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