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  1. BigD_8_1's Avatar
    Hi. I am Dmitry, and I have successfully reverted my Samsung ATIV S to Wp8 GDR3 as originally described.
    So thanks to the author who made an instruction and prepared the files on yandex.disk!
    It worked like charm on my Windows 7 VirtualBox with administrator rights and antivirus software switched off. I switched the anti-virus since such has been suggested for Nokia Phoenix flashing exercise.

    The way is even more straightforward than the one with Symbian flashing.
    First, install the USB driver and switch the phone to Download mode.
    Plug it to the PC and see the phone connected as USB Windows phone device in device manager. Then you can work with WP8 SMD binary USB Downloader Ver. 3.47.exe. No need to install, just run from the directory where you saved it. The program will verify the binaries as you open them. It is quite difficult to make a mistake. When the binaries are verified, unplug and plug the phone back to the PC.
    You need to see the phone connected to USB Downloader Ver. 3.47.exe! Then choose the options as suggested by the author and press "Start". The flashing exercise will take a while, and, if finished successfully, the phone will reboot automatically, and you see a WP 8 Welcome screen.
    Success with reverting, and remember that I take no responsibility if finally you brick your phone.
    Maglor1981 likes this.
    09-09-2014 05:26 PM
  2. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    Look pal, I am not "doing it wrong ". I have already flashed back from 8.1 to 8 in order to get update 1. The problem is that the computer that I used to do this does not see the phone.

    It looks like I will have to sell it with the preview on it instead of being on proper firmware.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    Look pal, something is wrong either with you phone or your PC. I wouldnt sell my phone just because of this mini problem. 1st. of all find a new pc and repeat the whole process and then (if nothing changes) try hard reset and repeat the flashing again. I installed WP 8.0 3xtimes and never had any problems. Good luck

    BTW: remove the memory card (if you have)
    Last edited by Pappale; 09-10-2014 at 06:37 AM.
    09-10-2014 05:08 AM
  3. pinkgr's Avatar
    Hello there!

    Thanks for posting this tutorial, on reverting back the ATIV S. I tried but I have run into a small problem: the Samsung drive doesn't install on my win 8.1 PC. There seems to be a driver, as when I run the msi it asks whether I want to repair or unistall the driver. Choosing repair ends up into a "driver not installed"-kinda window. What should I do?

    Other ways to revert it back?
    09-13-2014 06:31 PM
  4. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    Hello there!

    Thanks for posting this tutorial, on reverting back the ATIV S. I tried but I have run into a small problem: the Samsung drive doesn't install on my win 8.1 PC. There seems to be a driver, as when I run the msi it asks whether I want to repair or unistall the driver. Choosing repair ends up into a "driver not installed"-kinda window. What should I do?

    Other ways to revert it back?
    you need to force Windows to install unsigned drivers then repeat the installation process of the drivers.
    How to turn off driver signature in Windows 8.1 - look here:

    How to Disable Driver Signature Verification on 64-Bit Windows 8.1 (So That You Can Install Unsigned Drivers)
    Motel75 likes this.
    09-14-2014 05:18 AM
  5. Shayx's Avatar
    that doesn't help. the program doesn't recognize the phone. drivers installed. win 8.1 ent X64.
    will try on windows 7 laptop.
    09-14-2014 04:35 PM
  6. gugman's Avatar
    worked superbly well for me ! thanx
    09-30-2014 09:07 AM
  7. Anestis Apistolas's Avatar
    Worked fine for my Samsung Ativ S I8750, but battery monitoring failed....after 6 hours my battery level is still 100% !!
    Last edited by Anestis Apistolas; 10-08-2014 at 12:04 PM.
    10-08-2014 03:08 AM
  8. Dario Sacchi's Avatar
    Battery monitoring needs to calibrate itself, after 2 or 3 battery recharge should work fine
    10-08-2014 05:43 PM
  9. Miller Oliveira's Avatar
    Galera alguma alma boa poderia fazer um tutorial em vdeo de como se faz esse dowgrade pra GDR3? no entendo direito ingls e com a traduo automtica ta difcil entender a instruo.
    10-11-2014 07:30 AM
  10. Teodor Florin's Avatar
    I guess I bricked my phone. Stopped unexpected in download mode, now when I connect it to usb, windows phone 8 SMD binary downloader stops working. Any ideas?

    error2.jpg
    10-18-2014 01:11 PM
  11. maki01's Avatar
    I guess I bricked my phone. Stopped unexpected in download mode, now when I connect it to usb, windows phone 8 SMD binary downloader stops working. Any ideas?

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    Try another version of smd downloader, change to another usb port,turn off if you have antivirus and did you try on windows 7 or windows 8?
    10-18-2014 01:20 PM
  12. Teodor Florin's Avatar
    Try another version of smd downloader, change to another usb port,turn off if you have antivirus and did you try on windows 7 or windows 8?
    Tried SMD downloader ver 3.47 and 3.33.1, changed cable and usb port, nothing happens. Only thing is to try on win 7, because i'm on Win 8.1 now.
    10-18-2014 02:03 PM
  13. maki01's Avatar
    On windows 8 have problem with unsignet driver. Search on google how to disable(install) check for unsignet driver, but if you have win 7 you will don,t have a problem.
    10-18-2014 02:08 PM
  14. Teodor Florin's Avatar
    On windows 8 have problem with unsignet driver. Search on google how to disable(install) check for unsignet driver, but if you have win 7 you will don,t have a problem.
    i've installed the driver, smd downloader started fine and detected my phone, the update began, but at some point it stopped with the error from above.
    10-18-2014 02:15 PM
  15. maki01's Avatar
    Sorry friend i don't have a answer. I hope that everything will be allright with phone
    10-18-2014 02:31 PM
  16. Teodor Florin's Avatar
    Tried SMD downloader ver 3.47 and 3.33.1, changed cable and usb port, nothing happens. Only thing is to try on win 7, because i'm on Win 8.1 now.
    On win 7 my phone is not reconigzed, I have installed the samsung usb driver, but in device manager my phone appears as unknown device or base device. What can I do? The SMD downloader does not see the phone neither.
    10-18-2014 03:35 PM
  17. maki01's Avatar
    Try uninstall and reinstall driver. Try this driver from this link
    https://disk.yandex.ru/public/?hash=...wSplwl%2BDA%3D
    10-18-2014 03:49 PM
  18. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    On win 7 my phone is not reconigzed, I have installed the samsung usb driver, but in device manager my phone appears as unknown device or base device. What can I do? The SMD downloader does not see the phone neither.
    hmm...
    sorry to tell you but you bricked your phone, it wont recognize it coz its dead
    10-18-2014 06:18 PM
  19. itsmefati's Avatar
    Hiii

    I am encountering a problem here..... I can't manage to press the start button... its not activated
    Any suggestions on what I might hv done wrong
    I hv put my phone on download mode.

    Thanks
    10-22-2014 11:54 PM
  20. Teodor Florin's Avatar
    hmm...
    sorry to tell you but you bricked your phone, it wont recognize it coz its dead
    Finally I managed to make the phone work. I've tried the same process on Win 10 Tehnical Preview and with SMD downloader ver. 3.47. I had to power off the phone to get reconigzed again. Strange thing, when you power off the phone it goes in a persistent restart (it shows the windows logo than a blue screen and restarts itself over and over again) so you need to press the buttons for download mode. After I've put the phone in download mode again, I had no more problems.
    10-23-2014 07:55 AM
  21. Teodor Florin's Avatar
    Hiii

    I am encountering a problem here..... I can't manage to press the start button... its not activated
    Any suggestions on what I might hv done wrong
    I hv put my phone on download mode.

    Thanks
    You need to corectly install the drivers, if you are on win 8 or later you need to activate the option for installing unassigned drivers.
    10-23-2014 07:56 AM
  22. jerhomey's Avatar
    Hello,

    Can you or anyone tell me where you got the Firmware downloads and csc ? Im trying to downgrade my Samsung Ativ Odyssey and this method looks like it would work with the correct firmware to flash.

    Thanks
    Jerhomey
    10-25-2014 10:46 AM
  23. RvN68's Avatar
    I went back to GDR2 yesterday. No problems.
    I now also have those arrows by my WiFi and Data connection indicating traffic which I didn't have before.
    And no "after flash" when using camera

    Hmm. Just noticed I don't have ability to select random MP3 for my ringtone anymore.
    Bummer. Anyone an idea how to fix?!
    10-26-2014 09:31 AM
  24. anon(8316658)'s Avatar
    I went back to GDR2 yesterday. No problems.
    I now also have those arrows by my WiFi and Data connection indicating traffic which I didn't have before.
    And no "after flash" when using camera

    Hmm. Just noticed I don't have ability to select random MP3 for my ringtone anymore.
    Bummer. Anyone an idea how to fix?!
    go to the store and download a program called Skydrive ringtone maker
    just upload the ringtone to your OneDrive folder, start the app, find the ringtone and save it as ringtone
    maki01 and RvN68 like this.
    10-26-2014 11:32 AM
  25. Teodor Florin's Avatar
    Hello,

    Can you or anyone tell me where you got the Firmware downloads and csc ? Im trying to downgrade my Samsung Ativ Odyssey and this method looks like it would work with the correct firmware to flash.

    Thanks
    Jerhomey
    Here they are:
    https://disk.yandex.ru/public/?hash=...%2FFirmware%2F
    10-29-2014 09:40 AM
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