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# 143176 5-Apr-2014 15:23
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I see Samsung have released 4.3 officially for i9506 for New Zealand:
http://live.samsung-updates.com/index.php?device=GT-I9506

It is unbranded by the looks, should work on voda aye?




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  # 1019044 5-Apr-2014 15:39
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Checked Kies and OTA no update for my i9506



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  # 1019076 5-Apr-2014 16:15
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PDA version is I9506XXUBNB2 which is the same as the new Australia Vodafone 4.3, but it is definitely listed as TNZ (New Zealand), was only released 21 hours ago so maybe it will take a while to show in KIES?
I noticed with 4.2.2 there was a specific Vodafone NZ version as well as a unbranded NZ version....

 

Model: GT-I9506

 

Model name: GALAXY S4 LTE-A

 

Country: New Zealand

 

Version: Android 4.2.2

 

Changelist: 1414753

 

Build date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:54:16 +0000

 

Product Code: TNZ

 

PDA: I9506XXUAMI6

 

CSC: I9506TNZAMI2

 

MODEM: I9506XXUAMHD

 

Model: GT-I9506

 

Model name: GALAXY S4 LTE-A

 

Country: New Zealand (Vodafone)

 

Version: Android 4.2.2

 

Changelist: 1414753

 

Build date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:54:16 +0000

 

Product Code: VNZ

 

PDA: I9506XXUAMI6

 

CSC: I9506VNZAMI2

 

MODEM: I9506XXUAMHD




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  # 1019114 5-Apr-2014 18:48
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Flashed it, its a  freakin Telecom 4.3 firmware lol!
I guess Telecom beat you guys out of the gate with 4.3 for the i9506 aye ;)




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  # 1019158 5-Apr-2014 20:17
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Carriers don't release updates Samsung Korea does Telecom just happened to get the update pushed out first that is all



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  # 1019163 5-Apr-2014 20:30
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johnr: Carriers don't release updates Samsung Korea does Telecom just happened to get the update pushed out first that is all


It was meant to be a joke john, I guess the winky didn't quite portray it :(




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  # 1019165 5-Apr-2014 20:36
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DrDee: listed as TNZ (New Zealand)


TNZ is Telecom New Zealand, not unbranded.

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  # 1019187 5-Apr-2014 20:58
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DrDee:
johnr: Carriers don't release updates Samsung Korea does Telecom just happened to get the update pushed out first that is all


It was meant to be a joke john, I guess the winky didn't quite portray it :(


No worries I posted from my phone and missed it :P

 
 
 
 




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  # 1019311 6-Apr-2014 07:58
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Well must say, 8 hours (albeit most of the time overnight), but less than 10% battery usage, will see how it goes during the day :)
Just can't wait for the vodafone version so I don't get that telecom logo on boot :grrrrr:




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  # 1019314 6-Apr-2014 08:25
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Bad idea running a TelcomNZ ROM on the VodafoneNZ network, The networks are different



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  # 1019317 6-Apr-2014 08:37
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Everything seems to be working fine, the build numbers for the CSC, PDA and Modem are identical. All I can do now is wait for vodafone version to come out and flash over. Vodafone Aus and Telecom NZ were released at the same time, I can only assume that Voda NZ is only a matter of days away.




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  # 1019326 6-Apr-2014 08:45
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Does HD voice work?



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  # 1019346 6-Apr-2014 08:59
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johnr: Does HD voice work?


That, I haven't tried. I would expect that to be part of the modem software?

I do have the option of flashing the 4.2.2 modem and hidden image from the 4.2.2 firmware via ODIN (not sure if that is warranty breaking as they are official and ODIN is official flashing tool), but I would rather just wait and suffer for a few days if that is the worst case.




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  # 1019366 6-Apr-2014 09:37
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I suspect HD voice will not be enabled along with other network features

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  # 1019429 6-Apr-2014 12:07
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DrDee:
johnr: Does HD voice work?


That, I haven't tried. I would expect that to be part of the modem software?

I do have the option of flashing the 4.2.2 modem and hidden image from the 4.2.2 firmware via ODIN (not sure if that is warranty breaking as they are official and ODIN is official flashing tool), but I would rather just wait and suffer for a few days if that is the worst case.


Odin is not an end user tool and changing roms with it will void warranty. I have had this confirmed a number of times by Samsung. Pretty much if you use anything other than Kies or OTA to modify the software you lose your warranty.



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  # 1019432 6-Apr-2014 12:32
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Shouldn't be a problem as I can flash Vodafone 4.3 via kies once it is released and no one will know ;-)

BTW 4g is working fine, can't confirm if it is cat3 or cat4 speed yet.




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