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  1. neo158's Avatar
    Patience is a virtue :)
    ... that most people don't have :)
    07-22-2014 10:04 AM
  2. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    ... that most people don't have :)
    True :-)
    07-22-2014 10:24 AM
  3. Loco5150's Avatar
    Yes you also have some points there, sorry if I was rude, I didnt mean to be. About the DP and warranty I meant more in general, people seem to be confused so often about that and I know other people read this also besides you. Thats why Im also saying about the flash process, many seem to be wanting this. There seems to be new topic about it every few days, also I was PM'ed 2 days ago for instructions . Its best if people dont say "Samsung does not have a flash tool" etc, because then people think it not possible.

    Flashing the Ativ-S does not need interop unlock.

    Here is the link to my post: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2543567

    I actually thought the tool is official from Samsung, but not really meant for general public. Now that you sais and liooking at it, I guess it not official downloader. However it works 100%, I flashed my Ativ-S many times.

    If someone wants to flash; few things to remember: Always when flashing anything (or update your computers bios) are in danger of bricking your device. However its simple, dont interupt the flash process, follow instructions and you will be totally fine. If you are not sure about tomething, look it up (or ask someone) before flashing.

    Like I write in my post, I wasnt able to get the driver working in Windows 8 PC, I needed a Windows 7. I have read, that people were able to flash with Windows 8 also, but I didnt.

    If the links in my post dont work, search the web for the files, they are found in manny places. I also have the officialAtiv-S GDR2 and GDR3 firmwares, so if for some reason these cant be found, I can upload to my SkyDrive.
    Last edited by Loco5150; 07-22-2014 at 03:43 PM.
    07-22-2014 03:04 PM
  4. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Alright, now we are talking as we should. :)
    Thanks for the links, and it will be nice if you upload the GDR2 and GDR3 firmwares somewhere, i know many people got stuck with GDR1 and GDR2 firmwares, and they can really use it now that we know that this flashing process doesn't require an interop unlock, like most of the previous methods did.
    If you upload them (GDR2 and GDR3), update your post with those links and I will post those links along with the flashing process to the threads where those people were asking for them. Let's help those people.
    About needing Win 7 for the process, can you make your computer dual boot? Like one part to be Win 8 and the other Win 7? my brother in law make this dual boot on his lap top and he is running Win 8.1 and Win 7 on the lap top. The only thing is when you need to switch to Win 7 or Win 8, you have to reboot your PC. :)
    07-22-2014 03:50 PM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    The roms are uploading. There is also the usb-driver and 3 versions of the flashtool. All 3 seem to work, I just have seen them an took them if later needed (maybe latest build is the best). https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...=folder%2c.msi

    Look here for instructions how to use the flashtool etc: http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f200...guide-1671518/
    Last edited by Loco5150; 07-22-2014 at 04:30 PM.
    07-22-2014 04:19 PM
  6. Dario Sacchi's Avatar
    Hi guys, Yesterday I wrote to italian Samsung technical support to ask about the release of wp8.1 and firmware update for ativ s.
    They sayd that they currently have not yet received any official communication about... .
    Someone else has heard from other technical support?
    07-22-2014 05:20 PM
  7. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    The roms are uploading. There is also the usb-driver and 3 versions of the flashtool. All 3 seem to work, I just have seen them an took them if later needed (maybe latest build is the best). https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...=folder%2c.msi

    Look here for instructions how to use the flashtool etc: Samsung Ativ S I8750 (WP8) Hard Reset tutorial, firmware and flashing guide - GSM-Forum
    Thanks man. i will compile these days some kind of tutorial with the links and will address later people who need this to that post or thread (whatever i make). Just one question to be sure, in those CSC files, do they have ATO or NEE CSC's? And does this method works only for the international ATIV S GT-i8750 or it works for the canadian version ATIV S SGH-T899M too?
    I think, since it's the same phone, it should work, but what confuses me is that only canadian version SGH-T899M has the LTE capability, while the others don't
    Last edited by Boris NevermorE; 07-22-2014 at 05:27 PM. Reason: Corrections
    07-22-2014 05:26 PM
  8. FarStrider2001's Avatar
    The other difference between them is sgh-t899m has 16gb of storage while the hspa versions come either 16 or 32 gb or storage. Dont think they pulled a focus this time around(eg. Supplementing one brand of ram/nand for another)

    Cant believe the amount of space left after a factory reset on gdr3 11gb since they preloaded bing apps to the rom
    Last edited by FarStrider2001; 07-23-2014 at 10:15 AM.
    07-22-2014 09:55 PM
  9. watcha's Avatar
    Damn God....why samsung its not rolling wp 8.1...they make regret that i bough ativ s and not lumia 820....
    Yes, me too....
    07-24-2014 04:54 AM
  10. neo158's Avatar
    The other difference between them is sgh-t899m has 16gb of storage while the hspa versions come either 16 or 32 gb or storage. Dont think they pulled a focus this time around(eg. Supplementing one brand of ram/nand for another)

    Cant believe the amount of space left after a factory reset on gdr3 11gb since they preloaded bing apps to the rom
    Actually the HSPA version only comes with 16GB of storage as well, the 32GB version was never released.
    07-24-2014 05:09 AM
  11. FarStrider2001's Avatar
    Guess 1st batch didn't sell aswell like it didnt here in Canada(due to them not ordering enough aside from bell hording them pretty much at full price still or people waiting for a 32gb edition)
    Let me guess does it use micro sim aswell?
    07-24-2014 08:45 AM
  12. neo158's Avatar
    Guess 1st batch didn't sell aswell like it didnt here in Canada(due to them not ordering enough aside from bell hording them pretty much at full price still or people waiting for a 32gb edition)
    Let me guess does it use micro sim aswell?
    Yeah, the only difference between the t899m and i8750 versions is the t899m has LTE.
    07-24-2014 10:23 AM
  13. while07's Avatar
    I just want some sort of timeframe so we can know when to expect the update.
    07-24-2014 01:06 PM
  14. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    I just want some sort of timeframe so we can know when to expect the update.
    There is none, so you have to check manually for updates. If you have turn ON automatic check, then turn it OFF. Manually checking is always the better option for everything :)
    07-24-2014 01:38 PM
  15. megadragon998's Avatar
    I hate this waiting and samsung for not telling us at least the approximate release date...
    07-24-2014 04:47 PM
  16. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    I hate this waiting and samsung for not telling us at least the approximate release date...
    Join the club bro :)
    07-24-2014 05:45 PM
  17. megadragon998's Avatar
    I think i will be going for nokia next time if i not go with apple or anything else ;)
    07-25-2014 04:09 AM
  18. p111's Avatar
    What is again the Big advantage to have 8.1 on Ativ s?
    Sent from my GT-I8750 using Tapatalk
    07-25-2014 07:26 AM
  19. paul606's Avatar
    quick acces menu, with wifi, location, airplane mode and brightness; more tiles in your screen (although they have to become smaller to fit, looks ok though); the video mode on your camera might have a bug. mine does. you can record stuff, but when you close the camera app and open it again, it might not work. a soft reset is needed. also, your battery runs out faster. I have 8.1 DP on a T899M model, and I like it very much, and the phone looks great with transparent tiles.
    07-25-2014 07:43 AM
  20. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    What is again the Big advantage to have 8.1 on Ativ s?
    Sent from my GT-I8750 using Tapatalk
    Your best way to know that is this: Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers - Windows Phone Central Forums
    Start reading :)
    07-25-2014 08:03 AM
  21. p111's Avatar
    So it comes down to the quick settings and the increased number ans transparency of tiles. I had the dev preview on my ativ s but i flashed it back to gdr2 because my ativ s runs flawlessly with it.
    Sent from my GT-I8750 using Tapatalk
    07-25-2014 08:06 AM
  22. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    So it comes down to the quick settings and the increased number ans transparency of tiles. I had the dev preview on my ativ s but i flashed it back to gdr2 because my ativ s runs flawlessly with it.
    Sent from my GT-I8750 using Tapatalk
    You should really try to go up to GDR3, my Ativ S is working even better on GDR3, than GDR2 :)
    07-25-2014 08:49 AM
  23. p111's Avatar
    Hows batterylife with gdr3 compared to gdr2?
    Sent from my GT-I8750 using Tapatalk
    07-25-2014 10:02 AM
  24. akoj's Avatar
    Should we start spamming Samsung?
    07-25-2014 11:13 AM
  25. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Hows batterylife with gdr3 compared to gdr2?
    Sent from my GT-I8750 using Tapatalk
    way better, in my case
    07-25-2014 11:16 AM
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