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  1. megadragon998's Avatar
    Since there is no thread for samsung users expecting the update i decided to start one and hear your opinions on what will the update bring. We already saw how cool new options on Cyan firmware are, so i guess we will get new features too. At the moment, the only feature we know (are there more?) is a new Ativ Camera app which isn't working at the moment. So what do you think? Post your opinions or expectations here.
    EDIT: Has anyone received it yet? If you did, let me know to update this post and if not, is there any official release date for it?
    Getting 8.1.2 : Check out this wonderful guide written by grozaman here
    Getting 8.1.1:
    UPDATE: Another firmware update is released for ATO CSC (need confirmation from others) so the version is bumped to 2424.15.3.2. No changes visible (yet).
    UPDATE!!: Seems that you don't need to downgrade in order to receive the update :)
    UPDATE: This method is getting obsolete as plenty of new CSCs are getting update inlcuding ATO, NEE, DBT, BTU, PHN and TGY. If you still didn't receive update, or have different CSC, check for updates frequently and wait patiently as it is much safer.
    NOTE: IF YOU HAVE T899M PLEASE DON'T USE THIS GUIDE AS THIS IS FOR I8750 ONLY!!!!
    First, download the files from this link.
    The files you need from here are:
    SamsungUSBDriver.msi
    WP8 SMD binary USB Downloader Ver. 3.47.exe
    And finally go to the folder Firmware and then folder GDR2 and locate a file with following filename: I8750XBME1_I8750OXABME1.rar
    After download is finished, first, install the SamsungUSBDriver.msi driver(NOTE: Windows 8.1 is known to have problems with driver, so please avoid using it if you can) UPDATE: Here is a fix for that problem
    Second, extract files from the rar you downloaded and put them into a new folder on desktop.
    Third, run the WP8 SMD binary as administrator.
    Fourth, click on the green folder and navigate to the folder you put the extracted files to and select the only file from the list.
    Fifth, now click on the orange folder and select the only file that is left in the same folder.
    Now MAKE SURE YOU SELECT ATO AS CSC as anything else won't work.
    Turn off the phone.
    Now turn it on while pressing Volume Up+Camera button. After phone vibrates, release the power button but keep pressing camera+volume up.
    Connect the phone to PC now and the WP8 SMD will recognize it. (If it doesn't, try reconnecting phone several times.)
    Click the START button and it will start the process.
    After the process is finished, the phone will reboot and you will be presented with GDR2.
    Now go to Settings>Phone Update and check for updates.
    Now you should start getting GDR3 update.
    After the update is installed, check for updates again and now you will be offered to install 8.1.1 update.
    Good luck! :D
    UPDATE: Now you can install the latest PfD update without boot loop problem! Check the tutorial here. Thanks to Dragone for writing the tutorial! :)
    Last edited by megadragon998; 04-25-2015 at 01:10 AM.
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    07-12-2014 10:42 AM
  2. Loco5150's Avatar
    Sorry to say this, but I dont expect it brings anything else on top of the OS updates. FW will fix the camera, le bt support etc, but nothing Samsung specific.
    07-12-2014 10:47 AM
  3. megadragon998's Avatar
    Sorry to say this, but I dont expect it brings anything else on top of the OS updates. FW will fix the camera, le bt support etc, but nothing Samsung specific.
    Yeah i thought about this, but knowing Ativ SE would need new features, we might get them too. If not features, then at least new apps.
    07-12-2014 10:51 AM
  4. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Though there isn't a whole lot Samsung is doing at the moment, Cyan mostly has improvements in the camera side, the rest is all Windows Phone 8.1 improvements and a few of their own.

    Ativ S is a really good device and the camera app Samsung is soon releasing may have 60 FPS recording and HDR, features tha Windows Phone users have been asking for, since pretty long time.
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    07-12-2014 10:52 AM
  5. megadragon998's Avatar
    Though there isn't a whole lot Samsung is doing at the moment, Cyan mostly has improvements in the camera side, the rest is all Windows Phone 8.1 improvements and a few of their own.

    Ativ S is a really good device and the camera app Samsung is soon releasing may have 60 FPS recording and HDR, features tha Windows Phone users have been asking for, since pretty long time.
    Sent from my RM-914_im_mea3_380 using Tapatalk
    I would love camera imporvements on Ativ S and native panorama support or at least throught an app (like Nokia has Nokia Panorama app).
    07-12-2014 10:53 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    The Nokia Panorama app isn't the best, I find Microsoft's panorama app much better.


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    07-12-2014 11:00 AM
  7. megadragon998's Avatar
    Well maybe it is, but still some image editing apps are not good as nokia creative studio (i am talking about apps made by samsung). Nokia creative studio makes just perfect blur and i still didn't find an app doing the same :(
    Also if you see the specs of Ativ S, it really reminds of Samsung Galaxy S3 so i guess we could have far more better features than we have now. For example, we could get hand waves to scroll pages using proximity sensor.
    07-12-2014 11:05 AM
  8. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me what's the latest firmware? Mine is 2424.13.5.1, running WP 8.1 DP. I would like to know if this is the latest or if I have to change my CSC or something like that. My CSC at the moment is DBT(German)
    07-12-2014 12:59 PM
  9. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Well maybe it is, but still some image editing apps are not good as nokia creative studio (i am talking about apps made by samsung). Nokia creative studio makes just perfect blur and i still didn't find an app doing the same :(
    Also if you see the specs of Ativ S, it really reminds of Samsung Galaxy S3 so i guess we could have far more better features than we have now. For example, we could get hand waves to scroll pages using proximity sensor.

    Ah, yes. The specifications of a lot of the Windows Phone are outdated however that doesn't really matter because Windows Phone doesn't need very powerful hardware to keep the software running smoothly.

    The Ativ SE is currently the Windows Phone device with the best specifications.

    The scroll pages using proximity sensor isn't particularly a feature anyone really needs.
    07-12-2014 01:24 PM
  10. while07's Avatar
    I hope it comes out fairly soon, the camera issues are quite irritating, and I hope there are at least a few new features.
    07-12-2014 02:13 PM
  11. megadragon998's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me what's the latest firmware? Mine is 2424.13.5.1, running WP 8.1 DP. I would like to know if this is the latest or if I have to change my CSC or something like that. My CSC at the moment is DBT(German)
    Latest firmware (at least that i have) is 2424.13.10.1
    07-12-2014 03:29 PM
  12. megadragon998's Avatar
    Ah, yes. The specifications of a lot of the Windows Phone are outdated however that doesn't really matter because Windows Phone doesn't need very powerful hardware to keep the software running smoothly.

    The Ativ SE is currently the Windows Phone device with the best specifications.

    The scroll pages using proximity sensor isn't particularly a feature anyone really needs.
    That's right, but still, we would have something that Nokia doesn't. We just need something small to make it stand out of Nokia's shadow...
    07-12-2014 03:30 PM
  13. luisfarelo's Avatar
    Latest firmware (at least that i have) is 2424.13.10.1
    Mine too. I hope official update fixes the camera and ringtone bugs
    07-12-2014 03:36 PM
  14. FarStrider2001's Avatar
    If anyone with the cdn. Variant(sgh-t899m) can verify is 2212.13.11.2 the lamest? For the time being
    07-12-2014 03:49 PM
  15. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    Did you do anything? Or it just updated? Because my phone says it's up to date.
    07-12-2014 03:50 PM
  16. FarStrider2001's Avatar
    Since I haven't been using it as my primary about maybe a month ago it hasnt received any app updates & it just sits there checking for updates untill screen times out & upon unlocking the screen it shows it listing the last time it successfully checked for os/device updates. Guess only way to fix that is a factory reset
    07-12-2014 03:58 PM
  17. WinSammie's Avatar
    Did you do anything? Or it just updated? Because my phone says it's up to date.
    I have firmware 2424.13.10.1 too, what I did was change my CSC from DBT to ATO to get GDR3 earlier. Guess that also helps for the firmware. But it means a reset of your Phone....
    07-12-2014 04:00 PM
  18. SPIFF Costa's Avatar
    I have firmware 2424.13.10.1 too, what I did was change my CSC from DBT to ATO to get GDR3 earlier. Guess that also helps for the firmware. But it means a reset of your Phone....
    Ok, thanks!
    07-12-2014 07:57 PM
  19. megadragon998's Avatar
    What do you think guys, will ATO be the first who gets update this time?
    07-14-2014 01:28 AM
  20. Elvis7's Avatar
    I really hope they fix the ringtone changing to default bug, the camera flash on when off and the Bluetooth bugs causing the phone to constant crash and restart!
    07-14-2014 02:42 AM
  21. freubel2002's Avatar
    The firmware i have got is 2424.13.12.2.
    I am from the Netherlands
    I am also interested in the update to 8.1 but acording to Samsung it is a move from Microsoft to update to 8.1.

    if you want to use BT turn off your wifi and you see it stay working instead of crashing.
    07-14-2014 04:17 AM
  22. WinSammie's Avatar
    The firmware i have got is 2424.13.12.2.
    I am from the Netherlands
    I am also interested in the update to 8.1 but acording to Samsung it is a move from Microsoft to update to 8.1.
    if you want to use BT turn off your wifi and you see it stay working instead of crashing.
    So there is a newer firmware version, what's your CSC? And do you also have the camera flash problem?
    The update to 8.1 is from Microsoft, but the accompanying firmware has to be done by Samsung. Although most of the Samsung organisation doesn't seem to know that...
    Last edited by WinSammie; 07-14-2014 at 01:07 PM.
    07-14-2014 05:56 AM
  23. freubel2002's Avatar
    Sorry for asking but what do you mean by CSC This is a term unkown by me.

    And i have no problem with the flash so far
    07-14-2014 06:42 AM
  24. megadragon998's Avatar
    Sorry for asking but what do you mean by CSC This is a term unkown by me.

    And i have no problem with the flash so far
    It's an acronym for Country Specific Code, you can check it through Samsung Diagnosis app. If you don't have it, type ##634# in phone application and then when diagnosis appear, type this *#321647335. WARNING: DON'T TOUCH ANY RADIO BOXES AS IT WILL HARD RESET AND YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR DATA!!!
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    07-14-2014 10:09 AM
  25. WinSammie's Avatar
    It's an acronym for Country Specific Code, you can check it through Samsung Diagnosis app. If you don't have it, type ##634# in phone application and then when diagnosis appear, type this *#321647335. WARNING: DON'T TOUCH ANY RADIO BOXES AS IT WILL HARD RESET AND YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR DATA!!!
    There is also a less dangerous code in the diagnostic app: *#1234# will show version information including the default CSC, but without the hazzard of resetting your Phone.
    07-14-2014 01:05 PM
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