12-09-2014 09:00 AM
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  1. Flavi0's Avatar
    U cant flash your phone because the driver for wp 8.1 isnt available...
    Already tried it^^
    12-05-2014 02:53 PM
  2. paco_93's Avatar
    I have recovered flashing GDR2.
    The USB drivers works also in Win8.1 . You only need to go in the recovery mode to install the drivers as they are not signed.
    12-05-2014 02:58 PM
  3. Flavi0's Avatar
    Recovery mode??
    Uhh??
    12-05-2014 03:00 PM
  4. Flavi0's Avatar
    I cant recover my phone coz i cant see it wih the program ;(
    Any help?
    12-05-2014 03:02 PM
  5. t333to's Avatar
    U cant flash your phone because the driver for wp 8.1 isnt available...
    Already tried it^^
    The old drivers are still working with the official Samsung 8.1.1 update - I have just managed to successfully install GDR2 firmware.

    So I can confirm that it is possible to stop the reboot loop and recover to a old firmware.
    12-05-2014 03:09 PM
  6. Bazza1603's Avatar
    Could you confirm which software you downloaded? Any GDR2??
    12-05-2014 03:11 PM
  7. t333to's Avatar
    I cant recover my phone coz i cant see it wih the program ;(
    Any help?
    Which windows are you using?

    Switch to PC with Windows 7 and follow Satans instructions.
    12-05-2014 03:11 PM
  8. Flavi0's Avatar
    Worked out
    Deleted and reinstalled it... Maybe it went on tilt ;O
    12-05-2014 03:14 PM
  9. t333to's Avatar
    Could you confirm which software you downloaded? Any GDR2??
    SamsungUSBDriver.msi -> instal first!!
    WP8 SMD binary USB Downloader Ver. 3.47.exe (run as administrator)

    The firmware I chose was:
    I8750XXBME1_I8750OXABME1.rar

    This 100% works.

    Follow instructions here:
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...-wp8-1-dp.html

    But you might choose GDR3, the one Satan suggests, as there are less updates needed then - but I read somewhere that there might be problems going from GDR3 to 8.1 so I went with GDR2 that works without problems.
    Dimitris Fafoutis likes this.
    12-05-2014 03:17 PM
  10. while07's Avatar
    Win Central have run a story on it now.
    12-05-2014 03:36 PM
  11. tboy2000's Avatar
    Same here. Reboot loop after just installing latest update. Really angry.
    12-05-2014 03:44 PM
  12. Frank D Dragon's Avatar
    yeah... im goin to buy android...
    12-05-2014 03:55 PM
  13. Dragone's Avatar
    I managed to flash my Ativ S back to official GDR3 ... so ******* scary :|
    12-05-2014 03:57 PM
  14. while07's Avatar
    I managed to flash my Ativ S back to official GDR3 ... so ******* scary :|
    Have you managed to get back to official 8.1 without problems yet?
    12-05-2014 03:59 PM
  15. Bazza1603's Avatar
    What do I click for Binary before start as NEE is not available please?
    12-05-2014 04:03 PM
  16. Dragone's Avatar
    Have you managed to get back to official 8.1 without problems yet?
    I am still downloading, I'll let you know as soon as I find out ...
    12-05-2014 04:10 PM
  17. Dragone's Avatar
    What do I click for Binary before start as NEE is not available please?
    I suggest you to do EXACTLY what is written here :
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...-wp8-1-dp.html

    I used the files you can see in the screenshot in that post
    12-05-2014 04:11 PM
  18. t333to's Avatar
    NEE is the CSC you will set to the phone, it doesn't actually matter that much, but if you have ATO select that, or BTU or DBU. I have ATO.
    Bazza1603 likes this.
    12-05-2014 04:13 PM
  19. Bazza1603's Avatar
    Used ATO...Got a Unsigned software error on loading, but rebooted and seems to be working.
    Dimitris Fafoutis likes this.
    12-05-2014 04:22 PM
  20. tboy2000's Avatar
    I managed to flash to GDR2. Wondering if I should have just flashed to GDR3 instead.
    12-05-2014 05:03 PM
  21. SteviePat's Avatar
    Well that was a few hours of my life I won't be getting back. The steps for flashing back to GDR3 worked perfectly first time for me but definitely made me miss the DP version when I booted it back up. Currently installing updates but I do have a working phone again. Seriously annoying that an update like that is released which bricks my phone - and yes I know it's a developers preview but still. Anyway - for anyone finding this thread with a dead phone, follow the steps in the guide and you'll be fine.
    12-05-2014 06:05 PM
  22. jmrenka's Avatar
    Hey guys, WP8 SMD downloader (tool to flash rom) cant recognize my Ativ S, still message Unknown device... anyone has same experience?
    12-05-2014 07:06 PM
  23. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    Hey guys, WP8 SMD downloader (tool to flash rom) cant recognize my Ativ S, still message Unknown device... anyone has same experience?
    Did you install the Samsung Windows Phone drivers on your PC before
    12-05-2014 07:52 PM
  24. MAkhdar's Avatar
    I have an AT&T Ativ S Neo that has this same problem, I don't want to follow these directions and ruin the phone.
    12-05-2014 08:54 PM
  25. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    I have an AT&T Ativ S Neo that has this same problem, I don't want to follow these directions and ruin the phone.

    I can't say for the AT&T version.. The above method works for the GT-I8750 model. I'd do some more research before trying that method.
    12-05-2014 09:05 PM
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