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  Reply # 1005416 14-Mar-2014 10:35

robjg63: Aw crap!
I had talked myself into getting a note 3 and was actually intending buying one today.
Wanted one that would work on any carrier (was contemplating skinny) and would work on 4G if that was an option on the carrier (I know skinny havent enabled that yet) but I would like it when it does get enabled.

The drama about the CSC settings and various firmware for various telcos (add in the parallel imported models) has really put me off now. No way am I brave enough to risk bricking a nearly $1k device to try and get it to work as it should.

I was looking at one from parallel imported - I suppose the firmware could be from anywhere in the world and I guess I would be at the mercy of whoever maintains that firmware as to what releases get issued?
The CSC releases for this part of the world would have to be released via that firmware provider to enable 4G as well- is that how it works?
Sad face now :-(


If you want Telecom 4G, your best bet is to get a Telecom-branded unit.

Otherwise I'd suggest getting the parallel import store to test a Telecom 4G SIM in one of their units before you buy to be on the safe side.




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  Reply # 1007768 18-Mar-2014 01:51
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so far loving My Note 3 and Gear Smartwatch.
Battery on the Gear is a bit tricky especially when Ive been using the Map my walk app. Did 2 1/2 Marathon walks last weekend 1st day just managed to log my 21 Km walk but 2nd day crapped out due to poor gps coverage.
The Battery on the Gear just lasted the 21 Km walk which was 2 Hrs 48 mins BTW. 




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  Reply # 1007771 18-Mar-2014 02:04
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Been using my Gear camera a few times since Ive had it last week.
Today I went to shoot a camera shot and noticed it was very hazy. Whaaaat there seems to be water in the lens. Yes I took watch on some big walks this weekend and it yes it appears some water got in it some how. Looking at the camera you can see a water bubble.
Not too worried as its not the best of cameras but shows its not too waterproof. Havnt seen many reports of this to date.
Anyone else with this problem.
I think it will evaporate eventually !!




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  Reply # 1007780 18-Mar-2014 06:30
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I dont think galaxy gear was certified as water and dust resistant. .the gear 2 is...

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  Reply # 1008859 19-Mar-2014 11:31
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Hi guys,

My Note 3 is arriving today, bought from Hong kong.

I want to flash stock Telecom NZ Firmware on it, but on Sammobile there is only the 4.3 version. Im wondering if Telecom has pushed out the 4.4.2 update yet or not? So if i flash stock telecom 4.3, would i get an OTA for 4.4.2?

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  Reply # 1008949 19-Mar-2014 13:09

mahdibassam: Hi guys,

My Note 3 is arriving today, bought from Hong kong.

I want to flash stock Telecom NZ Firmware on it, but on Sammobile there is only the 4.3 version. Im wondering if Telecom has pushed out the 4.4.2 update yet or not? So if i flash stock telecom 4.3, would i get an OTA for 4.4.2?


4.4.2 has not been released for any of the three NZ variants yet. Vodafone have not received the update for testing from Samsung at this point.

Be careful with the Hong Kong variants as some of them have different partition layouts due, I believe, to the presence of a 16GB version in that market. You 'should' be okay if it's a 32GB, but it will pay to do some research on this beforehand.

If you flash one of the local software builds and factory reset to ensure the correct settings are applied, you should be good to go for OTA updates, although this is not guaranteed.




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  Reply # 1008983 19-Mar-2014 14:03
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id say there would also be a risk of tripping Knox to 0x1 which has happened to some users despite them flashing stock unmodified roms - not sure if youre worried about any warranty claims - i guess by using a HK phone in NZ, youre not worried...?




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  Reply # 1009493 20-Mar-2014 00:17
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Yes after a few days the water bubble has "disappeared" and everything is back to normal on my Gear so all Good




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  Reply # 1009504 20-Mar-2014 01:09
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Ever since updating to kitkat On my note 3 i have been having a problem with my S pen and action memo as soon as i bring out my spen and go into action memo i get the message "Unfortunately action memo has stopped" and then it closes. is anyone else having this problem ? does anybody know a fix for this? as i use my s pen and memo daily.

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  Reply # 1009540 20-Mar-2014 07:49
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littleangelboy: Ever since updating to kitkat On my note 3 i have been having a problem with my S pen and action memo as soon as i bring out my spen and go into action memo i get the message "Unfortunately action memo has stopped" and then it closes. is anyone else having this problem ? does anybody know a fix for this? as i use my s pen and memo daily.


have you tried clearing the cache and data for action memo (backup your notes first) and restarting?




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  Reply # 1009541 20-Mar-2014 07:55
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lofreq:
littleangelboy: Ever since updating to kitkat On my note 3 i have been having a problem with my S pen and action memo as soon as i bring out my spen and go into action memo i get the message "Unfortunately action memo has stopped" and then it closes. is anyone else having this problem ? does anybody know a fix for this? as i use my s pen and memo daily.


have you tried clearing the cache and data for action memo (backup your notes first) and restarting?


yes i have tried this many times. everything else works in the air command but the action memo. ive read online some other people overseas are having this problem but they can't fix it either.

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  Reply # 1009693 20-Mar-2014 11:14
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I just got the Note 3 today from 2degrees.

Can someone brief me if I can root easily and best way to transfer al my stuff incl app data from my S3?
Ive got loads of apps that i need restored to the Note3 with the data attached.

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  Reply # 1009697 20-Mar-2014 11:24
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webup: I just got the Note 3 today from 2degrees.

Can someone brief me if I can root easily and best way to transfer al my stuff incl app data from my S3?
Ive got loads of apps that i need restored to the Note3 with the data attached.


id be very surprised if you were able to do this without introducing alot of errors on your new phone. id assume the OS's would need to be exactly the same version before you attempted to restore data across, using Titanium Backup. Otherwise there could be data stored in different formats or libraries that wont match between Android versions. I had trouble restoring across different OS versions on the SAME device let alone a different device. Some apps respond better than others so i guess if youre going to root your device to use TB then you might as well try.

use the Root de la Vega method or One Click root using Mobile Odin as readily available on XDA forums, then install TB, then move your SD card across that has all the backups, then hit restore, and watch the fireworks/smoke...... good luck :)




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  Reply # 1009753 20-Mar-2014 12:03
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ok i willl look into that.

Things like K9mail i need data backed up so im not re entering all the settings etc and redownloading all the emails etc.
Game saves too would be good to be able to restore

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  Reply # 1009872 20-Mar-2014 14:12
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You could go through app by app and back up to sd. Then restore on new device. I just did a full wipe of my device, backup and restore of sms and call logs etc using apps available on play store.

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