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  1. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    As was mentioned in this WPCentral article here (Own an unlocked Samsung ATIV S? You're next in line for Update 3 | Windows Phone Central), it appears that Update 3 is being made available to certain unlocked ATIV S handsets. Now, for "unlocked," I wonder if that also means "unbranded." If so, then it's likely that those with unlocked carrier-specific devices may have to wait a little bit longer.

    For those with Update 3, what are your thoughts? Have you noticed any performance improvements?
    11-16-2013 08:48 AM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I think you're right about the "unbranded" part
    11-16-2013 09:27 AM
  3. ylap's Avatar
    I have "pure" ATIV S :) Still no GDR3, but it's a matter of time :)
    11-16-2013 01:34 PM
  4. Ugosan's Avatar
    I managed to get the final GDR3 Update (8.0.10517.150 - firmware 2424.13.10.1) changing the phone CSC to ATO. All ok, except for the "delete temporary files" feature, which does not seem to work.
    11-17-2013 06:40 AM
  5. Seketh's Avatar
    Deleting the "other" storage works, but there will always be temporary files. Some apps store the files there and the OS won't delete them. You should only start worrying about the "other" storage if it goes over 1gb, otherwise it's normal.
    11-17-2013 07:05 AM
  6. uvogin's Avatar
    Havn't received update yet, I bought mine from Amazon germany unlocked, I'm in italy
    11-17-2013 08:08 AM
  7. dubbaYous's Avatar
    I changed my csc to ATO and did a hard reset and sure enough have gdr3 with a firmware update
    11-17-2013 02:02 PM
  8. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    From my experience so far with update 3 it seems to be a relatively minor update so far. Certainly nothing to write home about. However, all updates are extremely welcome and will only bring Windows Phone that much closer to the competition with each iteration. Roll on 8.1. :D
    11-17-2013 02:15 PM
  9. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Technically, the Developer Preview is the final, consumer version, of GDR3/Update 3. It was just released early via the developer program so app developers could optimize their apps, if necessary. Oh yeah, and there's the fact it finally let us bypass the carrier's evil clutches! Mwa ha ha!

    Of course, the developer program doesn't get updated OEM firmware, so you're still reliant on the carrier for that (Let the complaints about AT&T withholding Lumia Black, begin!), but otherwise, the developer preview is the final version. Sorry, but you know... Technicalities...

    I personally have been rocking Update 3 on my Lumia 1020 since day 1 of the developer preview program, love it! Now I'm dying for the Lumia Black firmware, I really want RAW support!
    11-17-2013 07:40 PM
  10. Christian Minassian's Avatar
    For those with German unbranded Ativs, you can change the CSC from DBT to ATO and get the update. Someone posted it on the news page and I just confirmed it's working on mine. Still unlocked and all features working.

    Just type ##634# on the dialer, then enter *#321647335 on the diagnostics app to open the CSC selection menu, change it to ATO and your phone will factory reset with the new CSC, check for update and it should be there. Warning: THIS WILL WIPE YOUR PHONE. (Credits to Megasound for the CSC change code)
    11-17-2013 10:44 PM
  11. Deask Brofizz's Avatar
    My Phone has been experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity Issues!! Please HELP!!!!
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    11-18-2013 06:18 AM
  12. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    My Phone has been experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity Issues!! Please HELP!!!!
    Same here, only thing to do is go to settings turn off WiFi wait for it to completely stop then turn it back on you should be set.
    Deask Brofizz likes this.
    11-18-2013 06:32 AM
  13. Deask Brofizz's Avatar
    Yeah, it's soo annoying!! i need to turn my router off and on for a couple of times and it would detect it afterwards.....zzzzz i hope that the unlocked GDR3 will be coming and fix this ordeal....
    pmhgeneral likes this.
    11-18-2013 07:37 AM
  14. Deask Brofizz's Avatar
    P.S i have the developer released version...

    My OS version 8.0.10501.127
    Firmware revision number : 3030.0.41201.709
    11-18-2013 07:39 AM
  15. WP8Expert's Avatar
    This is a thread for the Samsung ATIV S. Not the HTC 8X.
    11-18-2013 07:55 AM
  16. Deask Brofizz's Avatar
    11-18-2013 08:07 AM
  17. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Technically, the Developer Preview is the final, consumer version, of GDR3/Update 3. It was just released early via the developer program so app developers could optimize their apps, if necessary. Of course, the developer program doesn't get updated OEM firmware, so you're still reliant on the carrier for that.
    That's essentially what I'm going for. I want to see if anyone received a "proper" update and can give some insight on its performance specifically on the ATIV S. Observations about other devices aren't all that helpful here.
    11-18-2013 10:33 AM
  18. Norbert_85's Avatar
    I've the GDR3 Update since one day and suffered several reeboots and freezes during using the bluetooth connection :(
    It happend with my car handsfree and with my bluetooth headset aswell.

    Same problem like there but thought that one thread for every problems would be better...
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...r3-update.html

    On the performance site everything is good.
    11-18-2013 03:05 PM
  19. Christian Minassian's Avatar
    I've been running GDR3 on mine for three days. No bugs, freezes, reboots, wifi or bluetooth issues (have been using it on my car).

    Performance is a little better but it's subjective, mostly because I always hard reset my phone for major updates and that means not loading unused apps on the phone.
    11-19-2013 09:28 AM
  20. NightOrchid's Avatar
    I always hard reset my phone for major updates and that means not loading unused apps on the phone.
    I always do this as well, which I learned from my Galaxy S2 days on Android, always hard rest after an update.

    Im in UK with an Unbranded Sim Free Ativ S, and I havent recieved GDR3 yet, so not sure when Samsung are releasing in Europe/UK.
    11-19-2013 11:12 AM
  21. Phillip Tshabalala1's Avatar
    Hi. I've noticed the audio quality over Bluetooth in my car has improved. 2G also working now. No reboots or freezing encountered.
    11-19-2013 12:17 PM
  22. keysersoze#CB's Avatar
    I always do this as well, which I learned from my Galaxy S2 days on Android, always hard rest after an update.

    Im in UK with an Unbranded Sim Free Ativ S, and I havent recieved GDR3 yet, so not sure when Samsung are releasing in Europe/UK.

    I too live in the UK, with an unbranded Ativ S. Am on O2. Would love to know if others get this update. Am itching to try it out :)
    neo158 likes this.
    11-20-2013 04:37 AM
  23. mughal90's Avatar
    I just bought Ativ S today. Checked for firmware update and it installed an update. Now my firmware is 8.0.10328.78. Is this amber update ?
    11-20-2013 08:16 AM
  24. Leif Perjus's Avatar
    I just bought Ativ S today. Checked for firmware update and it installed an update. Now my firmware is 8.0.10328.78. Is this amber update ?
    I've GDR3 : 8.0.10512.142
    progr. 2424.13.5.1
    ylap likes this.
    11-20-2013 08:33 AM
  25. ylap's Avatar
    Well, at least it is rolling gradually, so it will reach me some day too :)
    11-20-2013 02:20 PM
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