10-24-2014 12:49 PM
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  1. Jaffer Alawi's Avatar
    So GDR1 just rolled out today and I was wondering if anyone here has already updated to Update 1? I just updated to 8.1 last night and my finger is itching to upgrade to GDR1 but since I just bought this phone like a week ago I don't want to risk bricking my phone in case the update doesn't go well. So I'm basically asking if there's someone who's braver than me and willing to take one for the team (i.e. Team S Neo Owners)! :S
    08-04-2014 01:37 PM
  2. Benito Sifuentes's Avatar
    seems to be good for me right now.. I just updated but no issues aside from the fact that if you restart it still puts your ringtone to Over the Horizon.. but I will keep you informed
    08-04-2014 01:42 PM
  3. Jaffer Alawi's Avatar
    seems to be good for me right now.. I just updated but no issues aside from the fact that if you restart it still puts your ringtone to Over the Horizon.. but I will keep you informed
    Thanks for the info. How is the general performance of the phone? Has it become faster, slower, or the same? I don't think I can wait any longer! But I'll try to hold up for another hour...hopefully! xD
    08-04-2014 01:49 PM
  4. Jaffer Alawi's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. How is the general performance of the phone? Has it become faster, slower, or the same? I don't think I can wait any longer! But I'll try to hold up for another hour...hopefully! xD
    I actually couldn't wait more than 5 minutes and then updated to GDR1! I never liked having folders in my start screen but the implementation in GDR1 is actually great and I'm liking it. Performance is still the same so far. I haven't tested everything yet.
    08-04-2014 02:31 PM
  5. Benito Sifuentes's Avatar
    Yeah same here with the folders thing but I really like how GDR1 got it set up. So far I am pretty happy with the update no big issues yet
    08-04-2014 03:52 PM
  6. caliborn's Avatar
    Glad to hear Team S Neo is not having issues so far. I forgot my phone this morning so I'll be updating it tonight while sipping on a cold one.
    08-04-2014 04:43 PM
  7. Bruce Lofland's Avatar
    I can't get it downloaded because it says it needs 1.02 GB to download. I have moved everything to my SD car, here I have plenty f space, but I can't get that much on my one storage. Of the 14.7 GB of usable phone storage 13.7 GB is taken up by "System" files that I can't delete. I have deleted as much temporary and app storage as it will let me. I even used Storage Cleaner to get my "other" files down to about 20 MB.
    I have 8.1, but not GDR1. Is anyone else having problems with phone storage on their ATIV S Neo? How are you able to download such a big update?
    08-04-2014 10:28 PM
  8. Jaffer Alawi's Avatar
    I can't get it downloaded because it says it needs 1.02 GB to download. I have moved everything to my SD car, here I have plenty f space, but I can't get that much on my one storage. Of the 14.7 GB of usable phone storage 13.7 GB is taken up by "System" files that I can't delete. I have deleted as much temporary and app storage as it will let me. I even used Storage Cleaner to get my "other" files down to about 20 MB.
    I have 8.1, but not GDR1. Is anyone else having problems with phone storage on their ATIV S Neo? How are you able to download such a big update?
    In most cases, a hard reset would solve this BUT it's not an option with the S Neo right now since a lot of people faced problems with MMS/APN settings after performing a hard reset while they were on WP8.1 DP. When I upgraded to Update 1 I already had around 9GB free so I haven't faced any space-related issues.

    Another thing, if you manage to solve this and update to GDR1, DO NOT install the Live Lock Screen App it causes "Resuming" issues when locking and unlocking the phone.
    08-05-2014 10:19 AM
  9. Benito Sifuentes's Avatar
    Yeah I've never had the storage problem but I definitely have the mms issue just cause there was no information about it when I update to 8.1
    08-05-2014 09:28 PM
  10. JerseySal's Avatar
    Everything is running smoothly for me.
    08-06-2014 07:23 AM
  11. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    I'm still on 8.0. It won't update to 8.1 for me.
    08-06-2014 09:31 AM
  12. CoachLinton's Avatar
    Anyone that has successfully updated have any of their specs from before the update or even some after? I'm on Sprint (US) with the Neo and I'm debating doing the rollback since it is a known issue with Sprint losing data connection or MMS. When it was my older phones, it didn't matter much, I would just flash a new ROM and go, but this one is now under my corporate plan and such a hassle to try and replace if something dramatic goes wrong.

    I'm currently showing:
    OS:8.10.12397.895
    Firmware:2216.14.01.2
    Radio:1621.14.1.2

    My phone is Dev and Interop Unlocked with only a few minor modification done with the SamWP8 Tool.

    Any feedback would be a great help.
    08-06-2014 09:34 AM
  13. Jaffer Alawi's Avatar
    Anyone that has successfully updated have any of their specs from before the update or even some after? I'm on Sprint (US) with the Neo and I'm debating doing the rollback since it is a known issue with Sprint losing data connection or MMS. When it was my older phones, it didn't matter much, I would just flash a new ROM and go, but this one is now under my corporate plan and such a hassle to try and replace if something dramatic goes wrong.

    I'm currently showing:
    OS:8.10.12397.895
    Firmware:2216.14.01.2
    Radio:1621.14.1.2

    My phone is Dev and Interop Unlocked with only a few minor modification done with the SamWP8 Tool.

    Any feedback would be a great help.
    Unfortunately, I didn't take a screenshot before updating. I don't think this will be of any use since I have the At&t version but here's my phone info after the update anyways:

    OS version: 8.10.14147.180
    Firmware: 3.1.1.0
    Radio: 0321.13.8.4
    08-06-2014 10:06 AM
  14. CoachLinton's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I didn't take a screenshot before updating. I don't think this will be of any use since I have the At&t version but here's my phone info after the update anyways:

    OS version: 8.10.14147.180
    Firmware: 3.1.1.0
    Radio: 0321.13.8.4
    Yeah, ATT and Sprint numbers never match up. Thanks for following up.

    I just really can't figure out why I'm getting the temporary error. Not the f one but the other one and I've tried everything up to the point of hard reset and I'm just really wary with the way that Sprint has been lately to just flash the i800 ROM.
    08-06-2014 10:41 AM
  15. caliborn's Avatar
    I'm currently showing:
    OS:8.10.12397.895
    Firmware:2216.14.01.2
    Radio:1621.14.1.2

    My phone is Dev and Interop Unlocked with only a few minor modification done with the SamWP8 Tool.

    Any feedback would be a great help.
    My Ativ S Neo on Sprint after GDR1:
    OS: 8.10.14147.180
    Firmware: 2216.14.01.2(This will be the same since we haven't had any FW updates yet)
    Radio SW: 1621.14.1.2

    Hope this helps.
    08-06-2014 02:14 PM
  16. houdini13's Avatar
    Liking the new update but I cannot activate cortana from lock screen. I have the speech over lock turned on. From lock screen, when I hold down the search button, nothing happens. No tone, nothing. Any ideas?
    08-06-2014 05:11 PM
  17. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    Any advice here would be appreciated. Still on 8.0
    08-07-2014 09:20 AM
  18. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    Aaaaany help here. How do I update to 8.1 without using the DP? It's not doing it for me in the setting menu on Phone Update
    08-08-2014 10:49 AM
  19. Jaffer Alawi's Avatar
    Aaaaany help here. How do I update to 8.1 without using the DP? It's not doing it for me in the setting menu on Phone Update
    Right now the DP is the only way to update to 8.1 for the S Neo. Have you tried uninstalling the Preview for Developers app and installing it again?
    08-08-2014 11:56 PM
  20. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    I lost data usage and had to get a new handset unfortunately with the Developers App.
    08-09-2014 10:40 AM
  21. icthusman1's Avatar
    I lost data usage and had to get a new handset unfortunately with the Developers App.
    ​I assume you meant "without" the DP app. Just go through the steps to reinstall it. It takes less than 10 minutes and then your phone will be much better with 8.1.1.

    edit: I should also point out that since you are on Sprint (like me) you will probably never get the "official" updates. May as well go the DP route then.
    08-13-2014 11:17 AM
  22. Rod Iron's Avatar
    ​I assume you meant "without" the DP app. Just go through the steps to reinstall it. It takes less than 10 minutes and then your phone will be much better with 8.1.1.

    edit: I should also point out that since you are on Sprint (like me) you will probably never get the "official" updates. May as well go the DP route then.
    I don't know if the "official" update will come but a Microsoft store worker told me it will happen around the end of the month to mid September.
    08-14-2014 02:30 AM
  23. KEB64's Avatar
    Do we have a way to roll back to 8.0?
    08-16-2014 01:39 PM
  24. JRLSail's Avatar
    Running on S Neo (ATT) and use it as my main phone. Everything seems to work well except for the live lock feature. I've put it through some serious tests. As a comparison to IOS 7 and A4.3, WP8.1 is a clear contender. I would move back to another OS before leaving the device on 8.

    Battery life is still suspect. The first Dev Release extended the bat life. Now its a crap shoot. sometimes good, sometimes i still get apps running and heating up the phone and kills the battery in no time. Still testing as many apps as possible.

    If you use Exchange, i believe there is no better mobile integration right now that 8.1 hands down.
    08-17-2014 05:40 AM
  25. jtbarton's Avatar
    DP 8.1 GDR1 works amazingly well on the Neo. However, due to Samsung's lack of initiative to push out the official firmware, GDR1 broke two main phone features. Nothing that can't be worked around but still irritating:

    1. Either at the start or if you hard reset after the update (if you don't experience this DO NOT HARD RESET) the MMS apn is totally fried. Even if you enter it manually, no apn you try (at least for ATT) will work. So your phone cannot send or receive MMS messages anymore until Samsung gets off its ***.

    2. This one is more minor and just causes device pairing issues. The name of the phone as well as the main ringtone will reset every time you turn the phone off and on. Creates hell for bluetooth recognition and it took me a while to figure this out after my devices were not pairing automatically anymore.

    As well, sometimes your apn for internet will randomly delete itself. Re add it and it works fine again. Also, i've noticed some wifi will not connect automatically anymore. This is rare but it happens once in a while.
    08-17-2014 05:04 PM
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