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  Reply # 706211 25-Oct-2012 12:05
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t2g7th7b:
maxlev: My French spec S3 from Pbtech updated to Jellybean the other day as well via Kies.
No worries, all working good on Voda.


I got my S3 from parallel import. I'm on WiFi only for data and check for software updates and no updated are detected. Wondering how you got the Jelly Bean update.


It might depend on which parallel import you got it from. It could be from another country where the update wouldnt be released yet

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  Reply # 706395 25-Oct-2012 17:11
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t2g7th7b:
maxlev: My French spec S3 from Pbtech updated to Jellybean the other day as well via Kies.
No worries, all working good on Voda.


I got my S3 from parallel import. I'm on WiFi only for data and check for software updates and no updated are detected. Wondering how you got the Jelly Bean update.


I just connected via usb to laptop to charge battery, then fired up Kies which said there was an update.
My S3 has SFR CSC code (France Vodafone)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 706396 25-Oct-2012 17:11
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Tried to embed this but it didnt seem to work, I assume the video code is 7huae767Rxg ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7huae767Rxg

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  Reply # 706543 25-Oct-2012 21:49
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kiwitrc: Tried to embed this but it didnt seem to work, I assume the video code is 7huae767Rxg ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7huae767Rxg

Lol classic. But where is the one for Apple version?

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  Reply # 706600 26-Oct-2012 00:18
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n95:
mattwnz: Anyone having problems syncing with the Samsung Kies software. I thought itunes wasn't the best software, but the Samsung Kies software is terrible. I can't even connect the S3 anymore, it comes up with an error to say that my device isn't compatible with Kies version 2.0, yet the Kies software is the newest 2.5 version. At least with itunes I never had any problem connecting the device. Have also reinstalled the software and all drivers but it doesn't fix it. Also googled the problem and can see that some people have had the same problem but no fixes. But looks like Kies has a very bad name.


Yes kies it's terrible software, just Google 'kies connection problems' to see how many people have issues and the hundreds of supposed fixes which don't work. I think you'll find most like myself have given up trying to use it


Kies is worth keeping even if you have trouble connecting your phone. It seems to ignore the IP address which allows you to create a Samsung account set to a different country. You can go through the apps store and download the installation files, then using Kies Air (or the one time you fluke a direct connection) these will then install on the phone. It's about the only thing that makes using Kies worthwhile. 

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  Reply # 706610 26-Oct-2012 00:42
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Elpie:
n95:
mattwnz: Anyone having problems syncing with the Samsung Kies software. I thought itunes wasn't the best software, but the Samsung Kies software is terrible. I can't even connect the S3 anymore, it comes up with an error to say that my device isn't compatible with Kies version 2.0, yet the Kies software is the newest 2.5 version. At least with itunes I never had any problem connecting the device. Have also reinstalled the software and all drivers but it doesn't fix it. Also googled the problem and can see that some people have had the same problem but no fixes. But looks like Kies has a very bad name.


Yes kies it's terrible software, just Google 'kies connection problems' to see how many people have issues and the hundreds of supposed fixes which don't work. I think you'll find most like myself have given up trying to use it


Kies is worth keeping even if you have trouble connecting your phone. It seems to ignore the IP address which allows you to create a Samsung account set to a different country. You can go through the apps store and download the installation files, then using Kies Air (or the one time you fluke a direct connection) these will then install on the phone. It's about the only thing that makes using Kies worthwhile. 


I have got kies air working fine. That seems to work ok, but I don't think it allows you to do firmware updates and phone backups like the full version. I expect the full version doesn't work because it is poorly written and is conflicting somewhere with other software on my PC. The fact that it produces an error stating it is 2.0, when it is actually kies 2.5 isn't a good sign.

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  Reply # 706975 26-Oct-2012 15:00
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IntegerIsNumber:
kiwitrc: Tried to embed this but it didnt seem to work, I assume the video code is 7huae767Rxg ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7huae767Rxg

Lol classic. But where is the one for Apple version?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFhjDX-DUew

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  Reply # 708126 28-Oct-2012 21:29
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hi not sure if i should jump in ask a question or start a new thread -

tell me does the s3 have ONE gig or TWO gig ram? official specs say one but some sites report two ... confused ...

thanks

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  Reply # 708132 28-Oct-2012 21:45
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joker97: hi not sure if i should jump in ask a question or start a new thread -

tell me does the s3 have ONE gig or TWO gig ram? official specs say one but some sites report two ... confused ...

thanks


International GT-I9300 = 1GB RAM
LTE GT-I9305 = 2GB RAM
KOREAN S3 = 2GB
USA S3 = 2GB


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  Reply # 708133 28-Oct-2012 21:51
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ah thanks so the NZ (both NZ new and parallel imported ones) is 1GB?

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  Reply # 708135 28-Oct-2012 21:57
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Any word on update time frames from Telecom?

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  Reply # 708144 28-Oct-2012 22:19
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joker97: ah thanks so the NZ (both NZ new and parallel imported ones) is 1GB?


Aren't the 2GB ones one dual core and not quad core?

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  Reply # 708145 28-Oct-2012 22:21
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thanks

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  Reply # 708150 28-Oct-2012 22:35
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mattwnz:
joker97: ah thanks so the NZ (both NZ new and parallel imported ones) is 1GB?


Aren't the 2GB ones one dual core and not quad core?

No. There are 2GB Quad core exynos version.

GT-I9305 (aus, Germany and some other Euro country) = Exynos 4Quad 1.65GHz + LTE + 2GB RAM + split screen + new Gallery.

Korean S3 = Exynos 4 Quad 1.4GHz + LTE + 2GB RAM

USA S3s = Snapdragon 4 Dual with LTE + 2GB RAM

Our S3 and most parallel import + international GT-i9300 = Exynos 4 Quad 1.4GHz + 1GB RAM

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  Reply # 708158 28-Oct-2012 23:05
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IntegerIsNumber:
mattwnz:
joker97: ah thanks so the NZ (both NZ new and parallel imported ones) is 1GB?


Aren't the 2GB ones one dual core and not quad core?

No. There are 2GB Quad core exynos version.

GT-I9305 (aus, Germany and some other Euro country) = Exynos 4Quad 1.65GHz + LTE + 2GB RAM + split screen + new Gallery.

Korean S3 = Exynos 4 Quad 1.4GHz + LTE + 2GB RAM

USA S3s = Snapdragon 4 Dual with LTE + 2GB RAM

Our S3 and most parallel import + international GT-i9300 = Exynos 4 Quad 1.4GHz + 1GB RAM


So many different models. Is there any really disadvantage in just having 1GB? I haven't found any problems or slow downs when running multiple apps.

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