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  1. neo158's Avatar
    >>Keep trying guys, they roll the update out based on IMEI so you will get it eventually ;)

    Speaking of IMEI, what exactly is the mechanism of OTA on WP8 devices? Does it mean the machine must prove that it is online, being used, so it could be granted to receive GRD2 update?
    I thought it works like Windows Update on ordinary Windows system, devices just simply receive updates when they are available on Windows Update.........
    The IMEI determines whether it's an unbranded or carrier locked device and when the update is delivered to your device.
    08-09-2013 09:35 AM
  2. rotkod's Avatar
    Keep trying guys, they roll the update out based on IMEI so you will get it eventually ;)

    Those of you who do have GDR2, have you noticed that the random reboots are gone as well. My ATIV S used to reboot once a day until I got GDR2 :)
    When I had wp7.8 then... over zune always had the option to cheat update, removing the LAN cable to 1sec...
    My restarts only when I have a no signal, sometimes...
    08-09-2013 09:48 AM
  3. mms-pc's Avatar
    The IMEI determines whether it's an unbranded or carrier locked device and when the update is delivered to your device.
    So how do I decide if my phone is unbranded or not? I remember I bought my ATIV S at a Samsung retailer, not from carrier.
    08-09-2013 10:52 AM
  4. IlyaBu's Avatar
    I have a T-899M model purchased from Telus and used on T-Mobile in the US. After the GDR2 update I same very little / no new functionality, so I did a factory reset (using Settings, About, Reset). After the reset Data Sense did show up and I did see a decrease in storage space used. However still no FM Radio, and Internet Sharing still doesn't work (never has for me). Also LTE stopped working for me again until I went back into the hidden Samsung diagnostics app and fiddled with the LTE settings. Finally a bunch of apps I had previously installed were not recoverable from backup as they were "no longer published", including the Samsung ATIV Beam app. So YMMV but for me the hard reset was not worth it.
    08-09-2013 11:07 AM
  5. neo158's Avatar
    So how do I decide if my phone is unbranded or not? I remember I bought my ATIV S at a Samsung retailer, not from carrier.
    That will probably be unbranded then, if it was carrier branded then you may have a carrier splash screen on boot and maybe carrier apps pre-installed.
    08-09-2013 02:53 PM
  6. neo158's Avatar
    I have a T-899M model purchased from Telus and used on T-Mobile in the US. After the GDR2 update I same very little / no new functionality, so I did a factory reset (using Settings, About, Reset). After the reset Data Sense did show up and I did see a decrease in storage space used. However still no FM Radio, and Internet Sharing still doesn't work (never has for me). Also LTE stopped working for me again until I went back into the hidden Samsung diagnostics app and fiddled with the LTE settings. Finally a bunch of apps I had previously installed were not recoverable from backup as they were "no longer published", including the Samsung ATIV Beam app. So YMMV but for me the hard reset was not worth it.
    That's odd, not sure about the other stuff but ATIV Beam should be working, try downloading it on the phone again if you haven't already.
    08-09-2013 02:55 PM
  7. migueli2's Avatar
    When I had wp7.8 then... over zune always had the option to cheat update, removing the LAN cable to 1sec...
    My restarts only when I have a no signal, sometimes...
    GDR2 will fix that.
    08-09-2013 06:30 PM
  8. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    So how do I decide if my phone is unbranded or not? I remember I bought my ATIV S at a Samsung retailer, not from carrier.
    Where did you buy your phone? If in Canada, it may only be "partially" unbranded, meaning that it's unlocked but it's associated with Bell Mobility. If you go to Settings, then go to About, check what it says under "Carrier." If it's blank, then it's unbranded.
    08-09-2013 08:46 PM
  9. mms-pc's Avatar
    Where did you buy your phone? If in Canada, it may only be "partially" unbranded, meaning that it's unlocked but it's associated with Bell Mobility. If you go to Settings, then go to About, check what it says under "Carrier." If it's blank, then it's unbranded.
    I bought it at a Samsung retailer in Taiwan, and I don't see any "Carrier" information in About page, so I think it should be an unbranded one.
    08-09-2013 08:53 PM
  10. Iain_S's Avatar
    unfortunately on the telus ativ you will have to do a hard reset to get the datasense working.
    08-09-2013 09:46 PM
  11. lexrsk's Avatar

    Those of you who do have GDR2, have you noticed that the random reboots are gone as well. My ATIV S used to reboot once a day until I got GDR2 :)
    I have not received the GDR2 update and I have never suffered from any rebooting issue. My uptime is currently 46 days according to the app last boot time.
    Http://sdrv.ms/Yxyu9W
    Last edited by lexrsk; 08-10-2013 at 03:45 AM.
    08-10-2013 03:31 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    unfortunately on the telus ativ you will have to do a hard reset to get the datasense working.
    All ATIV S models, branded or not, need a hard reset to get Data Sense to show up ;-)
    08-10-2013 04:55 AM
  13. neo158's Avatar
    I have not received the GDR2 update and I have never suffered from any rebooting issue. My uptime is currently 46 days according to the app last boot time.
    Http://sdrv.ms/Yxyu9W
    The rebooting issue only occurs if you have a low signal anyway so it never happens for some people ;-)
    08-10-2013 04:58 AM
  14. thund3rbay's Avatar
    Thanks neo for the reboot information
    08-10-2013 10:19 PM
  15. Mankku's Avatar
    Anyone in Finland got the GDR2 yet for the Ativ S?
    08-11-2013 02:11 AM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    Thanks neo for the reboot information
    No Problem, I also noticed the Skydrive photo albums issue is fixed as well :-)
    08-11-2013 10:41 AM
  17. m3kk's Avatar
    Anyone in Finland got the GDR2 yet for the Ativ S?
    nothing in Sweden yet:/
    08-11-2013 01:00 PM
  18. dubbaYous's Avatar
    The IMEI determines whether it's an unbranded or carrier locked device and when the update is delivered to your device.
    I am curious, I have unlocked ativ still w/o gdr2, I am still on:
    bootloader 12.12.20.17
    firmware revision number 2424.12.12.3
    hardware revision number 15.15.1.0
    radio software 2424.12.12.2
    radio hardware 0.0.0.800
    chip SOC 1.5.32

    Since you say it goes according to imei # does anyone who has gdr2 have an imei number beginning w/ 35408405*******
    I am curious because I check constantly and have not received update yet. Very frustrating.
    I am running on net10 via at&t the phone is still on windows version 8.0.10211.204

    Also, does my phone have fm due to radio software and hardware revision numbers ???

    Thanks for any help.
    08-11-2013 03:46 PM
  19. neo158's Avatar
    I am curious, I have unlocked ativ still w/o gdr2, I am still on:
    bootloader 12.12.20.17
    firmware revision number 2424.12.12.3
    hardware revision number 15.15.1.0
    radio software 2424.12.12.2
    radio hardware 0.0.0.800
    chip SOC 1.5.32

    Since you say it goes according to imei # does anyone who has gdr2 have an imei number beginning w/ 35408405*******
    I am curious because I check constantly and have not received update yet. Very frustrating.
    I am running on net10 via at&t the phone is still on windows version 8.0.10211.204

    Also, does my phone have fm due to radio software and hardware revision numbers ???

    Thanks for any help.
    Updates are rolled out in batches so it's hard to know when certain phones will get the updates.

    As for FM radio GDR2 is supposed to enable it but there is speculation that the necessary hardware isn't in the phone, however in the Test Mode menu FM Radio is listed and the phone produces static when the test is run. Until we hear anything definitive from Samsung all we have is speculation!!!
    dubbaYous likes this.
    08-11-2013 05:06 PM
  20. IlyaBu's Avatar
    Nope, still can't get ATIV Beam to install. I even tried side loading it, by downloading the xap file from the Windows Phone store website and putting it on an SD card, but the store app on the phone lists it as an "unsupported application".
    08-11-2013 05:09 PM
  21. neo158's Avatar
    Nope, still can't get ATIV Beam to install. I even tried side loading it, by downloading the xap file from the Windows Phone store website and putting it on an SD card, but the store app on the phone lists it as an "unsupported application".
    This might seem like a silly question but this is an ATIV S that you're trying to install it on?
    08-11-2013 05:15 PM
  22. rotkod's Avatar
    This might seem like a silly question but this is an ATIV S that you're trying to install it on?
    I have same problem with ATIV beam...
    08-12-2013 02:45 AM
  23. IlyaBu's Avatar
    Yes, for sure it's an ATIV S, T-899M, purchased from Telus, being used on T-Mo in the US, as I said in my initial post.
    08-12-2013 08:25 AM
  24. future_mike's Avatar
    I ran out of patience and flashed european unbranded firmware with csc=DBT(Germany). Works like a charm + data sense included.
    wp_ss_20130813_0001.jpg
    Last edited by future_mike; 08-13-2013 at 02:30 PM.
    08-13-2013 02:17 PM
  25. dubbaYous's Avatar
    May I ask how did you do this???
    08-13-2013 10:53 PM
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