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  1. Ralph Marius's Avatar
    My issue seems like when I plug the phone in it doesn't see it. I have tried on 3 computers and all do the same thing :(
    03-02-2015 08:36 PM
  2. berndts's Avatar
    Installing the 8.1 update right now...all I can say....I'm happy that Verizon/Microsoft/Samsung FINALLY pushed out this update. I used to have it as dev preview on my old Nokia over a year ago and liked it. Then I bought the Samsung a year ago...and was back to Win8...waiting, and waiting and waiting. The only good thing for me is that I don't need to hurry to get a new phone ...I had already started shopping for Android phones...but nevertheless...The WP platform lost me after the show of lack of support and communication (apart of lack of apps)....I'm done and will "upgrade" to Android in a few months ....Thanks Microsoft...I really was a fan....but no more...
    03-02-2015 08:41 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    My issue seems like when I plug the phone in it doesn't see it. I have tried on 3 computers and all do the same thing :(
    have you tried swapping out the cable? make sure its not a bad cable?
    03-02-2015 08:41 PM
  4. Ralph Marius's Avatar
    No I haven't but guess I can try, But when its not in DL mode it works fine.
    03-02-2015 08:44 PM
  5. tangledW's Avatar
    Can any of you report your region, or anything else relevant, so we can possible figure out the release details.

    I'm not seeing an update here in Georgia.
    03-02-2015 10:11 PM
  6. Williaml99's Avatar
    Iowa good but had to downgrade to 8.0.
    03-02-2015 10:19 PM
  7. tangledW's Avatar
    Thanks, I downgraded too and nothing... until just now.

    It said it 'couldn't check for updates" multiple times, but now it's updating.
    03-02-2015 10:25 PM
  8. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Battery life really seems better!
    03-03-2015 04:17 AM
  9. Andy Belanger's Avatar
    Bad news, Good news.
    First bad news...it seems as though the early adopters are still out of luck. I had PfD on my phone, and after about 50 attempts, it still says I'm up to date, with the old firmware, etc. Now the good news...I used the method posted in this thread:
    "how-flash-windows-phone-8-0-gdr3-windows-get-rid-preview-developers-new-post" (sorry, not at 10 posts, so no links)
    to flash my phone back to WP 8.0, and then received the OTA update. The only minor thing is that when you startup the phone after reverting it to 8.0, it asks you if you want to restore a backup. The instructions say to tell it "NO", which is right, because the backup is an 8.1 backup, and you should wait until after the OTA update. The only problem is once you tell it "no", it doesn't ever ask you again, after the OTA update. I went into the settings menu, under "backup" hoping to find a "restore" option, but there is none. The Online users manual on Verizon's website, only tells you that if you have backed-up your phone, that it will give you the option to restore a backup, when you first sign in to your Microsoft Account on the phone. Well, that happened when restoring the 8.0, and now I don't know how to restore my backup. I had moved all of my photos and stuff to the SD card, so they are all thankfully still there, but I have to re-install all of my apps, and use Verizon's backup service to get my contacts back. Just one thing to be careful of, unless someone else, here, will give instructions for making the phone restore a backup, after the OTA update.
    03-03-2015 07:34 AM
  10. Andy Belanger's Avatar
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    Bad news, Good news.
    First bad news...it seems as though the early adopters are still out of luck. I had PfD on my phone, and after about 50 attempts, it still says I'm up to date, with the old firmware, etc. Now the good news...I used the method posted in this thread:
    "how-flash-windows-phone-8-0-gdr3-windows-get-rid-preview-developers-new-post" (sorry, not at 10 posts, so no links)
    to flash my phone back to WP 8.0, and then received the OTA update. The only minor thing is that when you startup the phone after reverting it to 8.0, it asks you if you want to restore a backup. The instructions say to tell it "NO", which is right, because the backup is an 8.1 backup, and you should wait until after the OTA update. The only problem is once you tell it "no", it doesn't ever ask you again, after the OTA update. I went into the settings menu, under "backup" hoping to find a "restore" option, but there is none. The Online users manual on Verizon's website, only tells you that if you have backed-up your phone, that it will give you the option to restore a backup, when you first sign in to your Microsoft Account on the phone. Well, that happened when restoring the 8.0, and now I don't know how to restore my backup. I had moved all of my photos and stuff to the SD card, so they are all thankfully still there, but I have to re-install all of my apps, and use Verizon's backup service to get my contacts back. Just one thing to be careful of, unless someone else, here, will give instructions for making the phone restore a backup, after the OTA update.
    03-03-2015 07:35 AM
  11. robnhl's Avatar
    #66 Report Post




    Bad news, Good news.
    First bad news...it seems as though the early adopters are still out of luck. I had PfD on my phone, and after about 50 attempts, it still says I'm up to date, with the old firmware, etc. Now the good news...I used the method posted in this thread:
    "how-flash-windows-phone-8-0-gdr3-windows-get-rid-preview-developers-new-post" (sorry, not at 10 posts, so no links)
    to flash my phone back to WP 8.0, and then received the OTA update. The only minor thing is that when you startup the phone after reverting it to 8.0, it asks you if you want to restore a backup. The instructions say to tell it "NO", which is right, because the backup is an 8.1 backup, and you should wait until after the OTA update. The only problem is once you tell it "no", it doesn't ever ask you again, after the OTA update. I went into the settings menu, under "backup" hoping to find a "restore" option, but there is none. The Online users manual on Verizon's website, only tells you that if you have backed-up your phone, that it will give you the option to restore a backup, when you first sign in to your Microsoft Account on the phone. Well, that happened when restoring the 8.0, and now I don't know how to restore my backup. I had moved all of my photos and stuff to the SD card, so they are all thankfully still there, but I have to re-install all of my apps, and use Verizon's backup service to get my contacts back. Just one thing to be careful of, unless someone else, here, will give instructions for making the phone restore a backup, after the OTA update.
    Just don't ever sign in to your MS account until after you've reupgraded to 8.1. If you don't sign in you aren't prompted to restore.
    Jeemo likes this.
    03-03-2015 08:18 AM
  12. robnhl's Avatar
    Just one thing to be careful of, unless someone else, here, will give instructions for making the phone restore a backup, after the OTA update.
    Don't sign in to your MS account until after you've gotten the OTA. I'd suggest to flash back to 8.0, upgrade to 8.1 without signing in to MS account, reset phone, sign in the MS account and restore.
    Jeemo likes this.
    03-03-2015 08:32 AM
  13. Andy Belanger's Avatar
    Don't sign in to your MS account until after you've gotten the OTA. I'd suggest to flash back to 8.0, upgrade to 8.1 without signing in to MS account, reset phone, sign in the MS account and restore.
    I'll try it with my Wife's phone, and post if it worked.
    03-03-2015 11:31 AM
  14. Andy Belanger's Avatar
    Just don't ever sign in to your MS account until after you've reupgraded to 8.1. If you don't sign in you aren't prompted to restore.
    I'll try that with my wife's phone, and post the results.
    03-03-2015 11:32 AM
  15. Williaml99's Avatar
    Just reset your phone and the restore will be there after you add your MS account.

    Best wishes

    Bill
    03-03-2015 12:36 PM
  16. sncboom2k's Avatar
    I flashed mine back to 8 with the tutorial provided - followed every step verbatim and had no issues. I then received the 2 updates mentioned in this thread. I did not do a backup of anything app related. Setup Windows Phone 8.1 and marveled in the fact that the bugs are gone. (The ones that made it so unusable with dev preview.)

    I do have Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on my computer - so I did go turn off the driver signing. And remember to run everything as an admin where ever possible.

    Thanks to all - working great - happy with it again. Put my HTC One M8 For Windows in the closet as a spare.
    03-03-2015 09:58 PM
  17. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I'll try that with my wife's phone, and post the results.
    You should be able to do a hard reset (via settings -> about -> reset your phone) after you have re-upgraded to the latest update, then sign-in to do a restore.

    Not ideal but that may be the only option for some...
    03-04-2015 04:58 AM
  18. Rogozinski's Avatar
    @ Dusan I noticed that the Ativ Camera app which comes with the 8.1 update, doesn't appear in the store and in the Samsung zone... Very strange!
    03-04-2015 06:15 AM
  19. fletch33's Avatar
    i wonder if we could have the 2 threads on 8.1 merged as it seems we are discussing similar issues in both and a few have posted in both looking for answers?
    03-04-2015 09:39 AM
  20. ATIV_S's Avatar
    My Ativ SE is downloading now the 8.1 update :)
    So happy!!!
    I will be back soon after the installation and write about it.
    Who else is updating now?
    Hey Halev, does your MMS and Internet Sharing works with your Netherland carrier after the WP8.1 update? According to this thread; http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...one-use-t.html ...At&t users have problems with those but that's with WP8.0 so I just wanted to know if those works for your carrier whether before or after the WP8.1 update. I'm trying to use it with At&t. Thanks!
    03-05-2015 12:22 PM
  21. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Hey Halev, does your MMS and Internet Sharing works with your Netherland carrier after the WP8.1 update? According to this thread; http://forums.windowscentral.com/sam...one-use-t.html ...At&t users have problems with those but that's with WP8.0 so I just wanted to know if those works for your carrier whether before or after the WP8.1 update. I'm trying to use it with At&t. Thanks!
    Hi i don't use mms or internet sharing... So I'm sorry that I can not answer you about that...
    03-05-2015 05:42 PM
  22. ATIV_S's Avatar
    Halev, no problem ;) Can you do me some flavor then? Can you check to see if there's an "APN" app in the settings and/or in the Mobile+SIM (Cellular+SIM) option? If yes, can you also check to see if there's an option to edit the "MMS APN"? For the Internet Sharing, what happens when you turn it on? Does it do anything or say anything?

    Or if you can post some pictures of the settings of what I said above that would be awesome! Thanks! I appreciated it
    03-06-2015 11:53 AM
  23. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Halev, no problem ;) Can you do me some flavor then? Can you check to see if there's an "APN" app in the settings and/or in the Mobile+SIM (Cellular+SIM) option? If yes, can you also check to see if there's an option to edit the "MMS APN"? For the Internet Sharing, what happens when you turn it on? Does it do anything or say anything?

    Or if you can post some pictures of the settings of what I said above that would be awesome! Thanks! I appreciated it
    I looked for you. Theres no option mms apn and also no mms settings at mobile + sim...
    When i try to enable internet sharing it says connection not shared... A warning pops up something about tethering and that i need to call 611 or go to verizonwireless.com... Hope this answers your question!
    03-06-2015 01:45 PM
  24. ATIV_S's Avatar
    Darn! That helps, thanks Halev. I'm guessing you don't send picture messaging at all?
    03-06-2015 03:21 PM
  25. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Darn! That helps, thanks Halev. I'm guessing you don't send picture messaging at all?
    You're welcome! No I don't, I even never send text messages :) I only use Whatsapp for that!
    03-06-2015 03:28 PM
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