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  Reply # 750804 25-Jan-2013 15:07 Send private message

Thanks. The Telecom was on special with the Warehouse for $699 but out of stock online. There were 16 at Manukau but couldn't be bothered driving all the way into Manukau. Found the 2degrees version at warehouse stationery online for $699 so grabbed that. My 256 days starts from Monday ;-)




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  Reply # 750815 25-Jan-2013 15:27 Send private message

hairy1: Thanks. The Telecom was on special with the Warehouse for $699 but out of stock online. There were 16 at Manukau but couldn't be bothered driving all the way into Manukau. Found the 2degrees version at warehouse stationery online for $699 so grabbed that. My 256 days starts from Monday ;-)


Root and flash and be worry free :)

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  Reply # 750825 25-Jan-2013 15:41 Send private message

kiwitrc:
hairy1: Thanks. The Telecom was on special with the Warehouse for $699 but out of stock online. There were 16 at Manukau but couldn't be bothered driving all the way into Manukau. Found the 2degrees version at warehouse stationery online for $699 so grabbed that. My 256 days starts from Monday ;-)


Root and flash and be worry free :)


Hehehe! My phones tend to stay stock for about 2 weeks before I get bored and onto the custom ROM path!




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  Reply # 750848 25-Jan-2013 16:10 Send private message

@hairy1: I've read a lot of people say you should flash the modem from the Telecom phone for better performance on the frequencies they use (if you're a Telecom customer)

As is the way with the forums though, no one ever has any solid evidence to support this suggestion, so I can't tell you if it carries any weight. Given that it's so easy to do though, can't hurt, especially if you find you're having issues with signal strength.


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  Reply # 750869 25-Jan-2013 16:46 Send private message

I haven't used Telecom specific modem since I flashed a few days after getting the S3 and haven't had an issue, others may have their own view.




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  Reply # 750870 25-Jan-2013 16:47 Send private message

I should add I'm in Auckland so signal strength never seems an issue but even when I'm out of Auckland I've never had an issue either




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  Reply # 750947 25-Jan-2013 20:23 Send private message

S3 compatability with Class 10 SD

http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii/216903-sd-card-problem-s3.html




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  Reply # 750948 25-Jan-2013 20:24 Send private message

I flashed stock 2degrees 4.1.1 but kies wont let me get an update as its saying device modified????




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  Reply # 751124 26-Jan-2013 11:52 Send private message

Curses, my S3 has suffered the sudden death.

Now, I had a look around the Samsung website for support (figuring that would be at least as fast as going through Playtech - either way I'll be sending it from Wellington to Auckland).

Their support site is very low on feedback, so I just wanted to check if anyone else has dealt okay with them. In particular, I set up a service request okay, and it tells me how to package everything up, but no address :( I did find their Auckland service centre from another part of the website, but I'd feel reassured if anyone else here has sent a phone to them for repair (and got it back).

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  Reply # 751527 27-Jan-2013 16:59 Send private message

MikeSands: Curses, my S3 has suffered the sudden death.

Now, I had a look around the Samsung website for support (figuring that would be at least as fast as going through Playtech - either way I'll be sending it from Wellington to Auckland).

Their support site is very low on feedback, so I just wanted to check if anyone else has dealt okay with them. In particular, I set up a service request okay, and it tells me how to package everything up, but no address :( I did find their Auckland service centre from another part of the website, but I'd feel reassured if anyone else here has sent a phone to them for repair (and got it back).


I went through all kinds of hell dealing with them. Be prepared for them to send the whole lot back once they find the phone was sold through Playtech. I'd never recommend going direct to Samsung unless there is absolutely no other choice. In your case, you should be taking the phone back to Playtech to sort out. 

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  Reply # 751533 27-Jan-2013 17:05 Send private message

MikeSands: Curses, my S3 has suffered the sudden death.

Now, I had a look around the Samsung website for support (figuring that would be at least as fast as going through Playtech - either way I'll be sending it from Wellington to Auckland).

Their support site is very low on feedback, so I just wanted to check if anyone else has dealt okay with them. In particular, I set up a service request okay, and it tells me how to package everything up, but no address :( I did find their Auckland service centre from another part of the website, but I'd feel reassured if anyone else here has sent a phone to them for repair (and got it back).


Had you upgraded to 4.1.2, the offical samsung version? This was supposed to fix that problem I thought.

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  Reply # 751620 27-Jan-2013 19:48 Send private message

Elpie: 
I went through all kinds of hell dealing with them. Be prepared for them to send the whole lot back once they find the phone was sold through Playtech. I'd never recommend going direct to Samsung unless there is absolutely no other choice. In your case, you should be taking the phone back to Playtech to sort out. 


Thanks for the warning!

And no, I haven't got the 4.1.2. upgrade. It was 4.1.1

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  Reply # 751623 27-Jan-2013 19:55 Send private message

MikeSands:
Elpie: 
I went through all kinds of hell dealing with them. Be prepared for them to send the whole lot back once they find the phone was sold through Playtech. I'd never recommend going direct to Samsung unless there is absolutely no other choice. In your case, you should be taking the phone back to Playtech to sort out. 


Thanks for the warning!

And no, I haven't got the 4.1.2. upgrade. It was 4.1.1


I don't think any of Telecom/Voda/2Degrees S3s have the 4.1.2 update, though hopefully it should be very soon.

Mine's on a custom S3 and running like a champion. I'm on 4.1.2 so hopefully "sudden death" has  passed me by.




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  Reply # 751679 27-Jan-2013 22:14 Send private message

Damager:
MikeSands:
Elpie: 
I went through all kinds of hell dealing with them. Be prepared for them to send the whole lot back once they find the phone was sold through Playtech. I'd never recommend going direct to Samsung unless there is absolutely no other choice. In your case, you should be taking the phone back to Playtech to sort out. 


Thanks for the warning!

And no, I haven't got the 4.1.2. upgrade. It was 4.1.1


I don't think any of Telecom/Voda/2Degrees S3s have the 4.1.2 update, though hopefully it should be very soon.

Mine's on a custom S3 and running like a champion. I'm on 4.1.2 so hopefully "sudden death" has  passed me by.

I see a page back that a couple of people received updates but didn't say telco but maybe updates are there somewhere but haven't heard anything else but I'm on custom anyway.

As an aside I see they are now saying the new bootloader maybe needed to stop SDS but only if you use download mode to flash.

Also a good thread in XDA Developers forum on some research being done here , for those that are tech savvy and/or interested






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  Reply # 751683 27-Jan-2013 22:21 Send private message

jeffnz:
Damager:
MikeSands:
Elpie: 
I went through all kinds of hell dealing with them. Be prepared for them to send the whole lot back once they find the phone was sold through Playtech. I'd never recommend going direct to Samsung unless there is absolutely no other choice. In your case, you should be taking the phone back to Playtech to sort out. 


Thanks for the warning!

And no, I haven't got the 4.1.2. upgrade. It was 4.1.1


I don't think any of Telecom/Voda/2Degrees S3s have the 4.1.2 update, though hopefully it should be very soon.

Mine's on a custom S3 and running like a champion. I'm on 4.1.2 so hopefully "sudden death" has  passed me by.

I see a page back that a couple of people received updates but didn't say telco but maybe updates are there somewhere but haven't heard anything else but I'm on custom anyway.

As an aside I see they are now saying the new bootloader maybe needed to stop SDS but only if you use download mode to flash.

Also a good thread in XDA Developers forum on some research being done here , for those that are tech savvy and/or interested




Jeepers, I thought that all was needed was the 4.1.2 fix now included in some kernels and an updated recovery, and the bootloader wasn't required. Now they're saying the bootloader is required?

Okay, more reading Laughing




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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