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  1. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    I have an idea and i post it few posts above, but here it is again:
    Why don't we all get the email of that CEO (or if it has a contact form on the site) and we all write him and ask him about the Samsung WP devices if they gonna get the new WP8.1 firmware or not?
    I mean, maybe it won't change anything, but maybe it will, we won't know if we don't try, right? Don't get me serious, this is just a suggestion :)
    Just sent an email to the CEO asking for information. I'll post here if I get any answer
    Boris NevermorE likes this.
    08-12-2014 09:40 PM
  2. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    Just sent an email to the CEO asking for information. I'll post here if I get any answer
    Nothing new. Got an email back telling me to contact customer support.
    08-13-2014 08:32 AM
  3. Oversoul7's Avatar
    I remember when GDR3 came out, it was almost immediately available for the ATIV S. I thought the same might be the case with 8.1 but judging from neo's post it seems Microsoft is prioritizing Nokia phones.

    Its is my speculation that the firmware was worked on immediately after the developer preview and is just awaiting the go from Microsoft.
    08-18-2014 03:09 AM
  4. mms-pc's Avatar
    I remember when GDR3 came out, it was almost immediately available for the ATIV S
    Well, not every ATIV S user can receive GDR3 as fast as you did, at least not in my region, I'll be lucky to receive GDR2, since some other users in my region still couldn't receive GDR2.
    08-18-2014 03:29 AM
  5. xxxneoxxx's Avatar
    Thats why Samsung inadvertily gave us the option to change regions pretty easy. :D

    Why wait, when u can temporarily change the region, receive the update, and then change region back to the original, lol
    I remember when GDR3 came out, it was almost immediately available for the ATIV S. I thought the same might be the case with 8.1 but judging from neo's post it seems Microsoft is prioritizing Nokia phones.

    Its is my speculation that the firmware was worked on immediately after the developer preview and is just awaiting the go from Microsoft.
    Why would MS be qaiting to give a "go" on independant OEM firmware? Did they do so in the past..?

    I do think MS is dropping the ball on several other things (like the 8.1 GDR update which al LOT of people can't apply - including me b/c of the notorious xx308 partitioning error) Nice testing again on your end, Microsoft. :(
    08-18-2014 04:15 AM
  6. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Well, not every ATIV S user can receive GDR3 as fast as you did, at least not in my region, I'll be lucky to receive GDR2, since some other users in my region still couldn't receive GDR2.
    You do know the trick with the CSC changing and get the GDR3, right? If so, do you have the necessary CSC's? In matter of fact, how many CSC's you have on your ATIV S?
    08-18-2014 04:37 AM
  7. Oversoul7's Avatar
    Well, not every ATIV S user can receive GDR3 as fast as you did, at least not in my region, I'll be lucky to receive GDR2, since some other users in my region still couldn't receive GDR2.
    You need to change your CSC in that case. Its a region code thing. Quite unfair why some regions never saw gdr 2 or 3.
    08-18-2014 10:15 AM
  8. fl_x's Avatar
    Not unfair. The release was stopped due to bugs. And since Samsung couldn't be arsed to fix their firmware, they simply stopped the rollout in some regions.
    08-18-2014 10:18 AM
  9. Oversoul7's Avatar

    Why would MS be qaiting to give a "go" on independant OEM firmware? Did they do so in the past..?

    I do think MS is dropping the ball on several other things (like the 8.1 GDR update which al LOT of people can't apply - including me b/c of the notorious xx308 partitioning error) Nice testing again on your end, Microsoft. :(
    It is mere speculation on my part, but the firmware might already be done and microsoft will roll it out bundled with 8.1 after they are done with nokia and gdr 1 , or perhaps microsoft - in some deal with samsung- actually engineers the firmware itself and gets Samsung's approval after testing to roll it out under the samsung brand...just speculating.

    I cannot whether they have done this before. Too bad most support services don't know about Samsung Windows phones.
    08-18-2014 10:30 AM
  10. jeja7676's Avatar
    firmware updates is a long gone past for me.
    08-18-2014 10:33 AM
  11. Oversoul7's Avatar
    Hey fl,

    I wasnt aware of that, but now that you mentioned it i have been getting random reboots ever since updating to gdr 3. Happens every 1-3 days.
    08-18-2014 10:38 AM
  12. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Hey fl,

    I wasnt aware of that, but now that you mentioned it i have been getting random reboots ever since updating to gdr 3. Happens every 1-3 days.
    That's strange, hmmm, when i got the GDR3 (using the CSC changing method), my ATIV S become much more stable, battery friendly, no random warm ups (it happens some times but due to a heavy using at that moment), I never had any random restarts, nor my ATIV S have ever blocked or freezes. Overall, with getting the GDR3, my ATIV S became way way much better phone. I got the GDR3 when switched to NEE CSC.
    08-18-2014 12:18 PM
  13. danielm298's Avatar
    yes fix the mms. i cant send only receive!!!
    08-18-2014 01:34 PM
  14. Oversoul7's Avatar
    That's strange, hmmm, when i got the GDR3 (using the CSC changing method), my ATIV S become much more stable, battery friendly, no random warm ups (it happens some times but due to a heavy using at that moment), I never had any random restarts, nor my ATIV S have ever blocked or freezes. Overall, with getting the GDR3, my ATIV S became way way much better phone. I got the GDR3 when switched to NEE CSC.
    Yea it is strange, thats why i am hoping the wp 8.1 update will fix it. Planning on a hard reset after 8.1 to have everything fresh and clean. I did hear though many users got the same reboot issues after a gdr 2 or 3 install.

    Another culprit to me seemed to be the facebook app, but i have long uninstalled it and the problem still persists.
    08-18-2014 02:01 PM
  15. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Yea it is strange, thats why i am hoping the wp 8.1 update will fix it. Planning on a hard reset after 8.1 to have everything fresh and clean. I did hear though many users got the same reboot issues after a gdr 2 or 3 install.

    Another culprit to me seemed to be the facebook app, but i have long uninstalled it and the problem still persists.
    Yes it's a known fact about those bugs, but lots of people solve that by hard reseting their devides after the update to GDR2 and GDR3. Many people do the same mistake. After update to GDR2 & 3 the device hard reset itself and they think thats enough, but it is not. After that hard reset, the device will turn on, you will do the initial settings and wait for about 5 minutes, so to be sure every process is up. Then, do the hard reset again. Settings>About>Reset Phone. I hade few friends with ATIV S's had the same problem as you and when i told them what to do they said "But the device hard reset itself after update!", then i hard reset their devices again after that and all known bugs were gone. Anyway, if i get it correctly, you are stuck on GDR2? What CSC's you had on your phone? Do you have ATO or NEE? You know how to see that, right?
    08-18-2014 02:10 PM
  16. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    yes fix the mms. i cant send only receive!!!
    Try hard reset. Btw, MMS is still used today? I can't remember when was the last time I used MMS. I think it was back in 2010 on my Windows Mobile device :)
    Anyway, do you have ATIV S?
    08-18-2014 02:11 PM
  17. Oversoul7's Avatar
    Yes it's a known fact about those bugs, but lots of people solve that by hard reseting their devides after the update to GDR2 and GDR3. Many people do the same mistake. After update to GDR2 & 3 the device hard reset itself and they think thats enough, but it is not. After that hard reset, the device will turn on, you will do the initial settings and wait for about 5 minutes, so to be sure every process is up. Then, do the hard reset again. Settings>About>Reset Phone. I hade few friends with ATIV S's had the same problem as you and when i told them what to do they said "But the device hard reset itself after update!", then i hard reset their devices again after that and all known bugs were gone. Anyway, if i get it correctly, you are stuck on GDR2? What CSC's you had on your phone? Do you have ATO or NEE? You know how to see that, right?
    Hey Boris, I am not stuck on GDR2, I am on GDR3 actually and my CSC is set to ATO, or actually I set it to ATO long ago simply because i heard that region gets updates pretty early and that's how I got GDR3! I only have about 4 CSC options and NEE isn't one of them. I doubt I would do a hard reset before the 8.1 and firmware release simply cause re-installing apps is not worth the hassle if I am going to be doing the same thing again soon.
    08-18-2014 03:04 PM
  18. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Hey Boris, I am not stuck on GDR2, I am on GDR3 actually and my CSC is set to ATO, or actually I set it to ATO long ago simply because i heard that region gets updates pretty early and that's how I got GDR3! I only have about 4 CSC options and NEE isn't one of them. I doubt I would do a hard reset before the 8.1 and firmware release simply cause re-installing apps is not worth the hassle if I am going to be doing the same thing again soon.
    Well, if those bugs doesn't annoy you that much then, yeah, you could wait for the 8.1 firmware. It's good that you used the CSC changing method to get the GDR3. I read in most forums that people with ATIV S saying they have 1 or 3 or 4,5 CSC's on their phones. I have the i8750 ATIV S and i have 40 different CSC's. ATO and NEE are one of them, and i also did a check that NEE is getting updates before ATO so i leave my phone to NEE (the good thing about choices, lol).
    Well, let's hope the newest firmware will hit us very soon, I think it will start to roll out after IFA in Berlin now in September.
    08-18-2014 05:43 PM
  19. Oversoul7's Avatar
    Well, if those bugs doesn't annoy you that much then, yeah, you could wait for the 8.1 firmware. It's good that you used the CSC changing method to get the GDR3. I read in most forums that people with ATIV S saying they have 1 or 3 or 4,5 CSC's on their phones. I have the i8750 ATIV S and i have 40 different CSC's. ATO and NEE are one of them, and i also did a check that NEE is getting updates before ATO so i leave my phone to NEE (the good thing about choices, lol).
    Well, let's hope the newest firmware will hit us very soon, I think it will start to roll out after IFA in Berlin now in September.
    I guess the random restarts aren't much of a big deal for me, since they happen only sometimes. How is it that you have 40 different CSCs?! Perhaps a model version difference? I think I have only 4 or 5 CSCs on my GT-I8750 ATIV S.

    I hope the new OS update brings the battery improvements claimed, I have been reading in the forums that some people ( on Wp 8.0 mind you) manage to get battery life of almost 2 days with regular use (3g+wifi+nfc) and I never have been able to get past a day with moderate use unless I have celluar data off, I guess they might be exaggerating a little bit! Also my phone shuts down at 4% battery, I thought this was an OS controlled thing, do you have the same?

    If it is September that we are looking at for the firmware I guess its not too far away.
    08-19-2014 02:38 AM
  20. xxxneoxxx's Avatar
    Battery life is for a large part dictated by quality of drivers. Nokia users mention that they see a huge improvement in battery life with Cyan. If and when we get the update for 8.1, we will probably see the same, if Samsung didn't do an half assed job of writing the drivers that is. Esp. things that are on most of the time like Wifi or cellular drivers would probably be more energy efficient.

    There is also Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) support in 8.1. I don't know if we would need specific hardware for that, or that it's just a revision on the currently used bluetooth standard, but the "Low Energy" part kind of gives away that it probably going to use less energy whilst using bluetooth. :)

    Regarding the reboots, i'm on 8.1 DP and get them too sometimes. It's a hardware related "feature". If you have low cell phone coverage, the reboots prevents the radio component in the phone to overheat. This was a known "feature" on the Samsung Galxy S3 aswell from what i've read, and since we use almost the same hardware with our Ativ, it is probably the exact same case. I can reproduce it too. There is a DIY hardware store nearby. When i go the the back of the store, cell reception drops to no reception. Give it some seconds, try to use the phone and.. Instant reboot. Every single time.
    Oversoul7 likes this.
    08-19-2014 06:16 AM
  21. FarStrider2001's Avatar
    On just wifi with turning the phone on 2 - 3 times a week my sgh-t899m variant on gdr 3 has lasted nearly a month
    08-19-2014 11:38 AM
  22. awandres's Avatar
    Microsoft just release one update. And my Ativ S still with error code 801881e1 for checking updates. Any fix for this, guys? Or this is the end until OEM firmware (IF it comes)
    Sent from my Ativ S using Tapatalk
    08-19-2014 01:08 PM
  23. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    Microsoft just release one update. And my Ativ S still with error code 801881e1 for checking updates. Any fix for this, guys? Or this is the end until OEM firmware (IF it comes)
    Sent from my Ativ S using Tapatalk
    I never had those errors on my ativ S so I downloaded it just fine, but I think Microsoft said that this update wasn't a fix to any errors. So probably just performace and some minor bug fixes
    08-19-2014 03:14 PM
  24. Dario Sacchi's Avatar
    Hi Guys
    just installed new update, now so is 8.10.14157.200 firmware is the same 2424.13.11.2, no update errors.
    At the moment I don't see any differences with the previous, same camera bugs.
    Hope for a fix....
    08-19-2014 03:30 PM
  25. Geo L's Avatar
    I did install myself too, but beside the 8.10.14157.200, the firmware in 2424.13.10.1 not 2424.13.11.2.
    The update done without any errors.
    08-19-2014 04:18 PM
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