Update any ATIV S to GDR2 now!

WP8Expert

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Tired of waiting for GDR2 update when you really want GDR3? No problem!

Here's how to get your Samsung ATIV S to update to GDR2!

First, make sure your device is interop-unlocked. Instructions here

Second, use a registry editor and change to this value
Code:
[COLOR=#333333][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo] 
[/COLOR][COLOR=#333333]"PhoneMobileOperatorName"="000-AT"[/COLOR]

Restart your phone and manually check for updates. It will start downloading.

EDIT: This method will also force the GDR3 retail update to install along with Samsung's firmware update.
 
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Liam Perry

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I've tried this on my ATIV on GDR1 and had no luck.
My device is interop unlocked but the registry key returns
'Error in RegOpenKeyEx'
 

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i did all the steps.
GDR2 starts to download very very slowly and in the middle it stops.
my WIFI is fine and check with other network.
what to do?

EDIT: waited an hour and checked again, downloaded slowly but succeeded.
now i'm on GDR3 :)
 
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For GDR2? This is the Samsung Release. GDR3 is a developer preview and has NOTHING to do with the OEMs. Its the base OS + Samsung features from past updates
 

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Please WP8Expert! can i have some expert guidance on how to do this please. I barely managed to do the 'interop-unlocked' thing sucsessfully. But now my brain is fried. Hopefully when i return to this my brain will be ok again haha

Anyway, about registry editor:
I am unsure just how this input should be done. Where to put the info and exactly what it should say. I have this app installed SamWP8 Tools, as suggested from another thread.

Can somebody maybe provide a screenshot from the app with all the fields entered?
Please advise a "never before registry editer"
 
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tap the icon that says Local Machine, then in the path, enter:
System\Platform\DeviceTargetingInfo
.

In key, enter:
PhoneMobileOperatorName
and tap String.

Value should be:
and then tap "write". It may tell you "error occured" but tap read, it should show the value you have entered.

Then restart your phone and check for updates
 
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Gal Avraham

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i have tried to download SAMWP8 tools via wifi but it says "cant install this company app.." error.
what should i do to fix this?
thanks.
 

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Hi
I am in Australia and have an Ativ S unlocked that I have bought outright. I was on Portico and have used the info in this thread to update the phone...a big thanks for that!!!! Quick question...what do I need to do to return the registry values I altered above to the defaults (after I have updated)...or is this not necessary?

Cheers (and thanks again)...this method seemed a little less "scary" than reflashing the ROM :grincry:
 

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I am in Australia and have an Ativ S unlocked that I have bought outright. I was on Portico and have used the info in this thread to update the phone...a big thanks for that!!!! Quick question...what do I need to do to return the registry values I altered above to the defaults (after I have updated)...or is this not necessary?

Cheers (and thanks again)...this method seemed a little less "scary" than reflashing the ROM :grincry:

Sorry for the RIDICULOUSLY late reply. You don't have to change the values back, as for some reason, devices set to 000-AT are ALWAYS the first to receive updates. Even faster the Lumias.
 

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