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  1. ruddevil's Avatar
    Finally I lost most of the contents of my SD card after the latest crash. The WPsystem hidden folder is still intact fortunately, but it is becoming unreliable. This is a SanDisk Ultra UHS-1 microSDHC 32 GB card, which has a very poor review on the net. I am going to purchase the Samsung EVO or Plus microSDHC class 10 card today. That one has excellent review and hopefully would work better on Ativ S; it's Samsung card on Samsung phone so what could go wrong, right?
    07-04-2014 10:13 PM
  2. Sasakinator's Avatar
    With the recent update I have seen some significant saving on my battery power. However, this brought a **** load of problems:
    1. Music ALWAYS crashes! (I'm on my 5th clean hard reset but no sign of a remedy)
    2. Resets like crazy every other day.
    3. Audio blows out and I'm forced to reboot the device.
    4. Phone has seen a significant hit in performance. For example, FB and Music take a significant amount of time to start up, if it's I'm running every app in the background (which I'm not since I set up the background tasks to make sure the phone is running smooth).

    Last but not least, I have this dreaded freeze on idle. If I leave my device alone for some hours without touching it the phone just locks up on the main screen. IDK how this is happening but I'm disappointed in how Sammy hasn't given us an update in a FW update to address these issues, unlike Nokia/Microsoft as they have started rolling out Cyan in hopes of addressing the bugs on their phone lineup.
    07-05-2014 10:31 PM
  3. danijel0000's Avatar
    Is it possible to check out "Call duration /incoming-outgoing" on ATIV S?
    Can't find it anywhere, stupid if there's no that "option" because even cheap dumbphones has it.
    my ATIV S using Tapatalk
    07-06-2014 03:40 PM
  4. ringbear-er's Avatar
    In fact it is possible to check a calls duration: In the call history hold your contract's name an choose details
    Sasakinator likes this.
    07-06-2014 03:50 PM
  5. mms-pc's Avatar
    Hi, is there any official announcement on the official release of WP8.1 on ATIV S?
    07-10-2014 10:33 PM
  6. moosh101's Avatar
    Greetings.
    I am in need of some advice. After successfully updating my Samsung ATIV S to WP8.1, everything seems ok except for a few niggling bugs and quite significant battery drain. Battery Saver estimated only 13 hours of use when fully charged, but only lasts maybe 4 hours at the most.

    I am considering doing a hard reset (haven't done one ever) to see if this resolves the issues but am a little hesitant due to some reports that it could cause more problems than it fixes. Some have talked about loss of cellular data settings, continuous loops, etc, etc.

    Has anyone with a Samsung ATIV S using WP8.1 DP done a hard reset and if so how did it go for you? Anyone else experiencing battery drain on their ATIV's with 8.1 (8.10.12397.895) ?

    I sincerely appreciate any and all advice anyone can offer.
    07-18-2014 07:04 AM
  7. neo158's Avatar
    Greetings.
    I am in need of some advice. After successfully updating my Samsung ATIV S to WP8.1, everything seems ok except for a few niggling bugs and quite significant battery drain. Battery Saver estimated only 13 hours of use when fully charged, but only lasts maybe 4 hours at the most.

    I am considering doing a hard reset (haven't done one ever) to see if this resolves the issues but am a little hesitant due to some reports that it could cause more problems than it fixes. Some have talked about loss of cellular data settings, continuous loops, etc, etc.

    Has anyone with a Samsung ATIV S using WP8.1 DP done a hard reset and if so how did it go for you? Anyone else experiencing battery drain on their ATIV's with 8.1 (8.10.12397.895) ?

    I sincerely appreciate any and all advice anyone can offer.
    I've done a factory reset on my ATIV S, no major problems and it significantly improved the battery life. I did have a loss of cellular data but that was an easy fix using the mobile+SIM section in settings to manually enter the APNs. Just make sure you plug it into the mains first and even when it looks like its hung on the spinning cogs or at the restoring stage, just leave it.
    moosh101 likes this.
    07-18-2014 08:48 AM
  8. Guba Roland's Avatar
    This is official wp 8.1 update ?
    07-18-2014 10:44 AM
  9. neo158's Avatar
    This is official wp 8.1 update ?
    Yes, just without the firmware i.e. the developer preview.
    07-19-2014 07:37 AM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Greetings.
    I am in need of some advice. After successfully updating my Samsung ATIV S to WP8.1, everything seems ok except for a few niggling bugs and quite significant battery drain. Battery Saver estimated only 13 hours of use when fully charged, but only lasts maybe 4 hours at the most.

    I am considering doing a hard reset (haven't done one ever) to see if this resolves the issues but am a little hesitant due to some reports that it could cause more problems than it fixes. Some have talked about loss of cellular data settings, continuous loops, etc, etc.

    Has anyone with a Samsung ATIV S using WP8.1 DP done a hard reset and if so how did it go for you? Anyone else experiencing battery drain on their ATIV's with 8.1 (8.10.12397.895) ?

    I sincerely appreciate any and all advice anyone can offer.
    Definitely hard reset. Without backup. That fixed my battery drain and the phone runs smoothly with the exception of the camera bug. (That will be fixed with firmware). Just FYI, the ringtone defaults to "Over the Horizon" when you soft/hard reset with 8.1 dev preview.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    07-19-2014 08:32 AM
  11. moosh101's Avatar
    hi guys, mustered up the courage and did a hard reset (factory restore) and it appears to have fixed the battery drain, also some of the niggly bugs seem to have gone to. I assign separate ringtones for both calls & txts (really like this option) for each of my contacts, rather than use a single ringtone for all, and this seems to work, though I did notice a soft reset reset the ringtone back to its default. Also noticed the ascent colour had reverted to blue, instead of the silver one I prefer. Had a few issues with the store not able to display my apps history, so used the store website in IE11 to open my account and view my purchase history. I then re-installed them one by one (I did do a backup to onedrive before the reset and the backups appeared to be saved, but after the reset there are no backups saved on onedrive...strange?)

    All in all it was definitely worth doing the hard reset, phone seems snappier, apps work better & seem to be integrating with the OS better. Lets hope Samsung release the firmware soon so we can use our cameras and flash's again, not to mention being able to use a ringtone of our choice.
    mary beth hale and neo158 like this.
    07-20-2014 07:28 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    hi guys, mustered up the courage and did a hard reset (factory restore) and it appears to have fixed the battery drain, also some of the niggly bugs seem to have gone to. I assign separate ringtones for both calls & txts (really like this option) for each of my contacts, rather than use a single ringtone for all, and this seems to work, though I did notice a soft reset reset the ringtone back to its default. Also noticed the ascent colour had reverted to blue, instead of the silver one I prefer. Had a few issues with the store not able to display my apps history, so used the store website in IE11 to open my account and view my purchase history. I then re-installed them one by one (I did do a backup to onedrive before the reset and the backups appeared to be saved, but after the reset there are no backups saved on onedrive...strange?)

    All in all it was definitely worth doing the hard reset, phone seems snappier, apps work better & seem to be integrating with the OS better. Lets hope Samsung release the firmware soon so we can use our cameras and flash's again, not to mention being able to use a ringtone of our choice.
    Everything you mentioned there was fixed using a factory reset for me as well. Regarding the camera, Lenses seem to work so for the moment I'm using ProShot instead.
    07-21-2014 04:30 AM
  13. mughal90's Avatar
    I am in Malaysia and jus got the 8.1DP on my Ativ S. No hard reset done for now. So far everything that i use is working fine. Haven't tested it too much cz it's my spare phone but wifi, bluetooth, camera, mobile internet, flash working. Battery time is also good like before. Notification centre is good and the extra tiles and custom background is very cool.

    Waiting for the new lockscreen to come. Only thing is if i use facebook as lockscreen wallpaper no pic shows up, just a blue plain fb screen.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    07-24-2014 09:06 AM
  14. mary beth hale's Avatar
    So glad you're having a good experience. For me it was like getting a new phone. Good stuff. Looking forward to getting the Samsung firmware.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    07-24-2014 09:23 PM
  15. xxxneoxxx's Avatar
    Never had this feeling before, but i'm starting to get jealous towards the Nokia owners.. Getting informed about when their fancy Cyan update is rolling out for them, as for us WP Samsung users, no information what so ever if we are even going to get some updated drivers. Sure, all the signs are there that we are going to get some updated drivers for 8.1, but no website to even confirm that -or an ETA-, or any basic information what so ever. :(

    Don't get me wrong, I still friggin love my Ativ, but this kinda bugs me. Esp. since the bugs introduced with the 8.1 DP are this friggin annoying. (wonky bluetooth, that stupid ingtone issue, camera app..)

    Also, 8.1 on the Ativ could do with an graphics update i think. Maybe it's just my device, but i've noticed that since 8.1, whenever i scroll fast in, for example the app list or through the store, the screen seems to be lagging some. It's really not that noticable, but it looks like a very tiny stutter every now and again. It's just more noticable than with 8.0 i guess. Anyone experience the same thing?
    Last edited by xxxneoxxx; 07-25-2014 at 06:29 AM.
    07-25-2014 06:02 AM
  16. tohni's Avatar
    I registered just to ask this: am I the only one who has the problem of low static sound in the background when doing something else but listening to music? I.e. When I listen to music and browse the web simultaneously, I get this static sound / these small pops in the background; once I stop doing something beside listening to music, the problem is gone. Is this down to the software? Am I alone on this one?

    Edit: forgot to mention, I am on an international Ativ S, running WP 8.10.12397.895
    07-31-2014 05:57 AM
  17. anon(8208347)'s Avatar
    I can't download the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update known as update 1, including Cortana etc, I get this error code after about 1 min of spinning gears: "0x80188308"
    Last edited by while07; 08-04-2014 at 10:38 AM.
    08-04-2014 09:10 AM
  18. uixnn's Avatar
    I can't download the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update known as update 1, including Cortana etc, I get this error code after about 1 mind of spinning gears: "0x80188308"
    Me too. Just one question: Do you have the stock csc region code or did you change it?

    I changed it and I'm suspecting it can be the problem's cause...

    EDIT: I don't think it's a csv related issue. Some lumia users are having the same error forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8-1-preview-developers/301041-running-into-problem-80188308-installing-gdr1-pre-update.html
    08-04-2014 10:00 AM
  19. jharr100's Avatar
    Ie11 seems faster
    On my 1520 its super fast now...it used to take forever to go to some sites
    08-04-2014 10:04 AM
  20. ab57's Avatar
    I can't download the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update known as update 1, including Cortana etc, I get this error code after about 1 mind of spinning gears: "0x80188308"
    08-04-2014 10:07 AM
  21. anon(8208347)'s Avatar
    Me too. Just one question: Do you have the stock csc region code or did you change it?

    I changed it and I'm suspecting it can be the problem's cause...

    EDIT: I don't think it's a csv related issue. Some lumia users are having the same error forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8-1-preview-developers/301041-running-into-problem-80188308-installing-gdr1-pre-update.html
    No, never changed the CSC. I'm in the UK by the way if that at all helps shed light on the issue.
    08-04-2014 10:12 AM
  22. Hi Fadia's Avatar
    I can't download the latest Windows Phone 8.1 Update known as update 1, including Cortana etc, I get this error code after about 1 mind of spinning gears: "0x80188308"

    Neither can I...

    Samsung ativ s unlocked, in Israel
    Anyone knows a fix for it??
    08-04-2014 10:32 AM
  23. jharr100's Avatar
    I don't like 8.1
    They way they did the Facebook integration is ridiculously slow. I used to be able to tap a contact, swipe once and see their FB/Twitter activity, now it's nothing for Twitter, and extra tap and slow wait for FB. Like I see what they were trying to do with all of this but the actual execution is bad. FB contacts refuse to show in the contacts list.

    Skype is slow as hell, and shocked that it isn't baked into the OS. Should be.

    Sliding from the top of the screen for notifications basically eliminated the need for a live tile. Would like an option to group like notifications from the same person/status/app.

    Internet Explorer got worse. When navigating these forums (refuse to use the horrid app) it has to load like 4-5 times when in vanilla WP8 it just did once. Overall slower.

    Wifi took a hit with signal strength somehow.

    Seems like MS gets a vision, then back away as far as possible from it, they did it with Xbox One, did it with W8.1, now WP8.1, this seems less like Windows Phone and more like "Hey, lets do what everyone else is doing to try to appeal to the masses" and ended up a sloppy, disjointed mess in the process. I wish the T899M had a GDR3 ROM I could flash to.

    I still can tap a contact swipe twice (extra step) and see facebook and twitter updates.
    08-04-2014 10:39 AM
  24. xxxneoxxx's Avatar
    Neither can I...

    Samsung ativ s unlocked, in Israel
    Anyone knows a fix for it??
    Disable/enable preview for developers checkbox seems to fix it ive read elsewhere on this forum. However, dont get your hopes up, it doesnt fix the Samsung specific issues (ringtone, bluetooth) we are having. Still need updated firmware.
    08-04-2014 01:17 PM
  25. Matthew Becker1's Avatar
    Something strange happened after I installed Update 1. I was initially set to the US Region so I can use Cortana, but since this update includes the Alpha for the Canadian region, I switched back. However, two of my apps would crash when trying to launch them: Twitter, and WPCentral. If I checked Twitter through Notification Center messages (individual tweets), the app would work, but would crash upon trying to return to the home screen. WPCentral wouldn't launch at all. I managed to find a workaround by uninstalling and reinstalling those apps. Has anybody else experienced similar issues after updating their OS?

    I haven't played with the camera yet, but I imagine the firmware problems still remain.
    08-04-2014 08:25 PM
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