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  1. fletch33's Avatar
    HERE is a thread on how to go back to the original factory 8.0 as it appears that you will not receive the update if you on currently on the Preview or anything other than original stock.

    HERE is info on what 8.1 includes and how to use the new stuff!
    HERE is info on syncing 8.1 phone with your other 8.1 stuff


    1. you will get an update alert and then it will not be the 8.1 but a 2MB update that will restart your phone and this sets up the 8.1 update to folllow

    2. this process took about 5 minutes on mine

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    the 1st things i noticed is that now screen shots are power and volume up

    1. the large update took about 10 minutes for me to download
    2. although i had chosen to install the 1st update above this 8.1 download said "preparing to install" as it was downloading but DID NOT interrupt my call i was on when it finished and i was able to to hit install again when i was ready

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    looking forward to the discussion of what is new and hopefully nothing about what is broken now :)
    Last edited by fletch33; 03-02-2015 at 07:01 PM.
    02-26-2015 12:14 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing the good news!
    02-26-2015 12:18 PM
  3. fletch33's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing the good news!
    well lets see what happens but i would not have posted if upper level tech didnt confirm it with me several times lol
    02-26-2015 12:20 PM
  4. chinesepiratefood's Avatar
    Please let this be true...
    02-26-2015 12:24 PM
  5. fletch33's Avatar
    if for some odd reason it is not true i will feel very badly about starting this thread.

    i do expect though that soon we will see some update downloading screenshots.

    i am also new to this phone and Windows Mobile but i saw that others had installed an early release version so is it possible wherever that was posted that there is a new version? i know on Android it would generally leak prior to or at release date.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-26-2015 12:42 PM
  6. jerhomey's Avatar
    I also checked after you had word that the update was about to released , here is my chat session with a Verizon rep
    Joshua: Let me bring that up to see what I can find. Most of the time I go by what I hear in the news, but maybe Verizon has an update for me as well. How is everything going with your phone and services?

    jeremy: everything is good, no complaints on this end

    Joshua: Awesome! I am still looking in to the software question.

    jeremy: ok thanks !

    Joshua: I am seeing a software update was approved today actually. I want to make sure it will be released soon before I tell you that. Sometimes a software update will be pushed to a phone a couple weeks after it is released.

    jeremy: awesome !

    Joshua: Okay, I don't want to make false promises, so I will show you exactly what I see. When looking up information on the ATIV SE, it says "Approved Software Date: 02/26/2015" in Verizon's systems. I do not have any other specific information. Searching on Google was vague as well. One more moment.

    Joshua: I checked one other system and it is only updated as of April 11, 2014. My best recommendation would be to check in a couple days or watch your phone.





    Funny thing is I just talked to a rep yesterday and they told me they didn't know anything, so it must have just happened overnight.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-26-2015 03:22 PM
  7. fletch33's Avatar
    so now we wait and see and although i am new to this phone it appears that the waiting game has been going on for some time.

    it would appear though that these 2 Verizon contact results looks promising that its real.
    Last edited by fletch33; 02-26-2015 at 08:01 PM.
    02-26-2015 04:42 PM
  8. fletch33's Avatar
    when i didnt have it on my phone this morning i just called again and not really because im mad or anything but curious about the info and tech support confirmed again that it went out yesterday 110%

    this means that someone should be posting they have it at any time on this thread.

    he said that he can say with 99% certainty that an update will appear on my phone before the weekend is up but with it going out in stages there is no telling when my particular phone will receive it.
    02-27-2015 09:44 AM
  9. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Samsung posted some weeks ago pdf documents about 8.1 for the ativ se on their website. So i think it will come very soon.
    I don't know if i will get it soon because i am from the Netherlands. And i don't know how it will go, my provider is Dutch, but the phone is ofcourse Verizon branded...
    02-28-2015 05:32 PM
  10. fletch33's Avatar
    starting to feel like a



    being new to this phone and seeing that it was listed as getting an update in 2014 i should have known but holding on to a little hope
    02-28-2015 09:47 PM
  11. Kleeshay's Avatar
    Edit 2: Apologies, but this post was incorrect. Still waiting on an update it seems.

    My fiance's Ativ SE has received the update as of today. Thanks Fletch for giving us the news to look this weekend! She had given up on the phone and was using an older Nokia 822.

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    Edit: FYI, she had installed PFD, and it was still enabled on the phone when she received the update. Thus why she was using the Nokia...
    Last edited by Kleeshay; 03-01-2015 at 09:58 PM. Reason: Additional info
    03-01-2015 01:23 PM
  12. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Must be a limited rollout. Nothing here on my end as of today.
    03-01-2015 01:52 PM
  13. Kleeshay's Avatar
    I may be incorrect. We just met up and I queried her further on the update. She never actually saw an update. However when she checked for one the dialog said, "your phone has been updated, last checked Saturday". Which is different from the expected "your phone is up to date". Can someone compare their firmware to hers above?

    I'm hoping she's not updated because the phone just locked up on her as she was pulling into my driveway. Same behavior as before, touch screen becomes unresponsive... Me being a flaky source is much better than an update that doesn't resolve that issue!
    03-01-2015 02:44 PM
  14. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Yes the firmware is same like me and I'm still on 8!
    03-01-2015 02:50 PM
  15. Kleeshay's Avatar
    My apologies for the misinformation! Hopefully the update comes soon for everyone. It's a great phone from what I've used of hers. Feels better in the hand than my Icon for sure.
    03-01-2015 02:53 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Must be a limited rollout. Nothing here on my end as of today.
    I read somewhere (I think Verizon's Community Forums) that it's going out 1000 at a time. Shouldn't be long considering their laggard sales. Thanks Verizon for keeping such an awesome device more hidden than Waldo.
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    03-01-2015 08:10 PM
  17. Rogozinski's Avatar
    I bought the Ativ SE on Ebay and I'm from the Netherlands. Will I get this update also? Anybody knows? I'm so excited to get 8.1 on my device!
    03-02-2015 03:59 AM
  18. robnhl's Avatar
    The update is official as of 02-MAR-2015.

    Advanced Devices Software Updates | Verizon Wireless
    03-02-2015 06:48 AM
  19. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    I bought the Ativ SE on Ebay and I'm from the Netherlands. Will I get this update also? Anybody knows? I'm so excited to get 8.1 on my device!
    No reason to not get it.
    03-02-2015 07:04 AM
  20. robnhl's Avatar
    The update is official as of 02-MAR-2015.

    Advanced Devices Software Updates | Verizon Wireless
    Firmware version is 2218.14.12.1
    03-02-2015 07:11 AM
  21. Rogozinski's Avatar
    Thanks Dusan for the answer!
    03-02-2015 07:15 AM
  22. fletch33's Avatar
    I read somewhere (I think Verizon's Community Forums) that it's going out 1000 at a time. Shouldn't be long considering their laggard sales. Thanks Verizon for keeping such an awesome device more hidden than Waldo.
    when i was on the phone with tech support and they said it was rolling out in stages we had a laugh when i said " well i understand with my Note 3 and other Android devices it takes a few days but i would think that just one of those update groups over days for Note devices should cover entire owner group of ATIV" haha anyway looking forward to it getting around to me
    03-02-2015 09:13 AM
  23. Andy Belanger's Avatar
    I got this phone in April of last year, and quickly installed the developer preview for 8.1. I've been living with a buggy phone for almost a year, now. I just hope the new firmware solves all of the issues that my wife and I have been having (especially the screen lockups, and camera resets). She has been wanting to ditch this phone for several months, and I've been saying "just wait for the update". Now I have to decide if I'm brave enough to tempt fate, again, with the Windows Phone 10 developer preview! If anyone else tries this first, please post about it. I don't think I will, but I hear there's an "uninstall" option for 10, that is not in 8.1.

    It's ABOUT TIME, VERIZON!!!
    03-02-2015 09:54 AM
  24. fletch33's Avatar
    a question for the Windows folks here since i have been Android for the last few years.

    from my reading it appears that Windows 8.1 has had several updates like v1, v2, v3 or whatever it is called and so if this is the case and apparently Verizon has had this 8.1 for some time then is it possible we get 8.1 today/tomorrow and its still old?
    03-02-2015 10:03 AM
  25. xandros9's Avatar
    a question for the Windows folks here since i have been Android for the last few years.

    from my reading it appears that Windows 8.1 has had several updates like v1, v2, v3 or whatever it is called and so if this is the case and apparently Verizon has had this 8.1 for some time then is it possible we get 8.1 today/tomorrow and its still old?
    Windows Phone 8.1 has had one Update, titled Update 1. (8.1.1 if you will)

    If Verizon's activity on the Nokia's are any indication, this release probably will leapfrog over 8.1.0 and go to 8.1 Update 1.

    Update 2 exists, but hasn't been released or put into much detail yet.
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    03-02-2015 10:08 AM
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