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  1. Roberto Velazquez R's Avatar
    The new DTTW firmware for the unlocked 950 XL DS (code 059XB5) and bought at MSFT store in USA has been available thru WDRT since July 20 why is it taking so long to be available via OTA?
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    07-25-2016 12:10 PM
  2. PGrey's Avatar
    It not just impatience for the sake of it. The continual power button, camera button usage is awkward when on the road. It's more noticeable when the Bluetooth disconnects, which is quite regular, so can't use Cortana to unlock, on top of which, hey Cortana is very unreliable, and biometrics is out of the question as I'd have to lean forward, remove my glasses etc...only for it to not work! ;-) I've got 13 devices in use, and DTTW is a very good back up for my drivers.

    Anyways, off to find a dark corner. I'm gunna scream and scream and scream until I am sick....
    Bluetooth doesn't wake your device(s)? I don't think I've ever had BT *not* wake mine, that I can recall. Obviously, if BT was off, then it wouldn't.

    How about having a "interruption switch" on a Qi charging mount? If you interrupt the charge cycle, or re-apply Qi charging, this wakes the phone.

    Bummer on your firmware, I really thought we'd be the last here in the US...
    07-25-2016 12:58 PM
  3. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Originally posted by PGrey
    Originally Posted by Mad Cabbie
    It not just impatience for the sake of it. The continual power button, camera button usage is awkward when on the road. It's more noticeable when the Bluetooth disconnects, which is quite regular, so can't use Cortana to unlock, on top of which, hey Cortana is very unreliable, and biometrics is out of the question as I'd have to lean forward, remove my glasses etc...only for it to not work! ;-) I've got 13 devices in use, and DTTW is a very good back up for my drivers.

    Anyways, off to find a dark corner. I'm gunna scream and scream and scream until I am sick....
    Bluetooth doesn't wake your device(s)? I don't think I've ever had BT *not* wake mine, that I can recall. Obviously, if BT was off, then it wouldn't.

    How about having a "interruption switch" on a Qi charging mount? If you interrupt the charge cycle, or re-apply Qi charging, this wakes the phone.

    Bluetooth does wake it, WHEN it stays connected! Even my Fitbit blaze has issues with Bluetooth. I know its not my Plantronics as it works great on the 1520 I have. Also, its not a viable proposition to purchase several Qi chargers when the FW is somewhere in the ether ;-). What bugs is the 950's we use have had it for a while now. Nevermind. I have emailed MSFT, but I'm expecting it to be ignored. Lol. Every 950xl except 4T9. Weird......

    Bummer on your firmware, I really thought we'd be the last here in the US...
    07-25-2016 02:15 PM
  4. Rvacha's Avatar
    My US unbranded 950XL DS (RM-1116) just got this firmware OTA! Installing now
    07-26-2016 12:38 PM
  5. queentut16's Avatar
    Install in progress on my US 950 DS :D ... I've probably only checked for updates a hundred or so times since this first started rolling out sooooo many weeks ago. Here's hoping performance is good with it!
    07-26-2016 12:39 PM
  6. B797's Avatar
    Yeah, finally getting the update as well (and downloading)!!!
    Thanks Rvacha!
    07-26-2016 12:44 PM
  7. mixaogion's Avatar
    hot damn. It's finally happening. Thanks, Rvacha
    07-26-2016 01:23 PM
  8. Roberto Velazquez R's Avatar
    I just updated my unlocked 950 XL DS (code 059XB5), it works great, DTTW is back, thanks MS
    07-26-2016 01:29 PM
  9. sinime's Avatar
    Not for me :,(

    Someone needs to make one of those videos where Hitler receives news his ATT phone isn't getting the update while everyone else with unlocked phones is.
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    07-26-2016 01:34 PM
  10. wcid's Avatar
    got the 950xl firmware update in usa.
    07-26-2016 01:37 PM
  11. mean_joe's Avatar
    Installing for me now -- unlocked 950xl using T-Mobile in the US (SoCal)
    07-26-2016 01:43 PM
  12. Zolotoy's Avatar
    Chicago is good.
    07-26-2016 01:49 PM
  13. Azensun's Avatar
    It showed up for me about an hour ago. I nearly dropped my phone I was so shocked!

    950XL DS/NAM-CV/AT&T/Texas
    07-26-2016 01:51 PM
  14. PGrey's Avatar
    Not for me :,(

    Someone needs to make one of those videos where Hitler receives news his ATT phone isn't getting the update while everyone else with unlocked phones is.
    Yeah, that's ugly. You could go with the non-ATT firmware, but they might turn off your VoLTE, and not enable WiFi calling/text, if they ever decide to provision that feature for their branded phones.
    I don't know for sure this will happen, realistically your model# should still be the same, but who knows.

    So it's a bummer choice I guess, VoLTE (maybe) loss, vs DTTW, or wait it out, and see if/when AT&T releases the firmware OTA.

    While I'm a "Guru" helper on the AT&T Windows phone forums, I'm not their biggest fan currently, their policies around branded/unbranded are really starting to seem very sketchy, to put it nicely...
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    07-26-2016 02:30 PM
  15. mtf1380's Avatar
    FW update downloading OTA, USA, NOW!!!!
    07-26-2016 03:52 PM
  16. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    You could go with the non-ATT firmware
    Actually, please don't, the AT&T 950 is a different model number which implies something different in hardware. Good possibility of creating a brick. It's also likely protected with a nonstandard boot signature like the ATT 920 and 1020 were which will preclude flashing without a tedious unbranding procedure first.

    Speaking of... My originally NAM US which I recently flashed over to LTA 7R to get the new firmware a couple weeks ago, is now detecting this update. Probably because I sideloaded the Interop registry editor and changed the targeting back to NAM US. I wonder if it will actually work.
    07-26-2016 04:08 PM
  17. PGrey's Avatar
    Actually, please don't, the AT&T 950 is a different model number which implies something different in hardware. Good possibility of creating a brick. It's also likely protected with a nonstandard boot signature like the ATT 920 and 1020 were which will preclude flashing without a tedious unbranding procedure first.

    Speaking of... My originally NAM US which I recently flashed over to LTA 7R to get the new firmware a couple weeks ago, is now detecting this update. Probably because I sideloaded the Interop registry editor and changed the targeting back to NAM US. I wonder if it will actually work.
    I've been running .107-.494 on my old 1020 AT&T model, with zero issues. It's my daughter's phone now, and she actually has less problems (and uses it way more heavily) than my wife, on her HTC M8, running the same build. Obviously, I didn't change the firmware though.

    I would bet because it's seeing that match/bit-wise, that you can update "back" to the regular firmware. Obviously though, you have a slight risk of the same potential "brick".
    07-26-2016 04:56 PM
  18. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I've been running .107-.494 on my old 1020 AT&T model, with zero issues.
    You're talking OS, not firmware. Loading a firmware intended for a different device model is a good way to get a brick.

    By the way my firmware upgrade was successful. I'll be rewriting my "want it now" procedure next time because regedit + OTA is a lot easier than WDRT + setup everything again.
    07-26-2016 05:35 PM
  19. Superzar's Avatar
    FW update downloading OTA, USA, NOW!!!!
    Canada too!
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    07-26-2016 06:34 PM
  20. mggm100's Avatar
    I thought I remembered reading that with this firmware update the double tap to sleep feature went away. I was delighted to find that now I have both double tap to wake and double tap to sleep.
    07-26-2016 06:57 PM
  21. PGrey's Avatar
    You're talking OS, not firmware. Loading a firmware intended for a different device model is a good way to get a brick.

    By the way my firmware upgrade was successful. I'll be rewriting my "want it now" procedure next time because regedit + OTA is a lot easier than WDRT + setup everything again.
    True, but I wouldn't have hesitated to flash the 1020, if I needed to, say with a EU firmware update, to put W10m on it ;-]

    I'm not saying they should flash, just that they could, at-some-risk, obviously.
    Or they could wait, maybe months, maybe a year or longer, for OTA, I can tell you things aren't pretty over there right now, in terms of updates OTA.

    I customized my HP TM2 firmware awhile back (one whole bit), because I was annoyed that HP wasn't going to fix the issue with the switchable graphics, anytime soon (it turned out to be never). It wasn't all that hard, smart, eh, probably not, but the other option was to have a barely usable tablet/laptop, or go back to 8.1 (wasn't happening). BTW: I don't recommend anyone try to mess with their firmware, unless they're very comfortable in a binary editor, and reading at least HEX code.

    That's pretty slick on the firmware->back to OTA , BTW. I'd do the regedit tweak next time too, now that you've "trialed it", and are saving it as "tribal knowledge" in the guide.
    07-26-2016 07:16 PM
  22. thalador's Avatar
    I also got the new firmware, T-Mobile unbranded 950XL. I see many people saying to do a hard reset afterwards. Is that really needed? My phone seems to be working fine after the install and reboot.
    07-26-2016 07:34 PM
  23. PGrey's Avatar
    I also got the new firmware, T-Mobile unbranded 950XL. I see many people saying to do a hard reset afterwards. Is that really needed? My phone seems to be working fine after the install and reboot.
    Not in my book, and I worked on OS builds for a long time (not currently, but for many years). Will it maybe fix a few lags, or some lingering problems, sure, maybe, or not.
    If everything is working fine though, there shouldn't be a need for a reset, ever, really. I'm sure others will disagree.

    Don't get me wrong, if something is really wonky with your hardware, or you've installed 19 one-off apps, particularly side-loaded, and your phone is acting "weird', well then maybe a hard-reset isn't such a bad idea...
    It's a "right-tool" for the job kind of thing, sometimes a hammer isn't good for fixing a hangnail, although it will likely end up in the hangnail problem being fixed ;-]

    -pete
    07-26-2016 08:06 PM
  24. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    Guess what.. :-( :-( 059X4T9......:-(
    07-27-2016 07:04 AM
  25. slysy's Avatar
    Still nothing on sim-free UK 950xl OTA :(
    07-27-2016 09:05 AM
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