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# 136629 3-Dec-2013 20:30
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I have a weird problem with the timestamps on my received SMS messages; they are coming from the future somehow......(and I'm pretty sure I don't have an active flux capacitor nearby.. so this is worrying!).

My sent messages are all timestamped correctly, but the replies to said messages come back a day ahead! 

An example:

I'll send:

"Hi Joe how are you" - stamped 7pm (no date as it's today)

I'll receive:

"Hi Josh, I am good" - stamped 4/12 (no time as it's from tomorrow...)



I have my region set to New Zealand on my XBL/Live account (that syncs with my PC), my calendar is all correct and syncing correctly and my calls all seem to log correctly as well.  Apps also seem to be logging all the correct timestamps as well (Whatsapp etc) - it's only Incoming SMS... Weird!

The order of sent/received stays correct also which is good.. as it would be intelligible otherwise, trying to see if people sent things before or after I sent my messages.. it's just annoying as I can't tell when people sent any TXTs.

I have made sure my timezone is set to Auckland, New Zealand in settings... anyone got any ideas or fixes for this?
Thanks x 1,000,000 in advance to anyone who can help a newbie to the forums! 

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  # 944960 3-Dec-2013 20:41
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Yes I believe this was an issue with the original build of windows phone 8, if you go to settings -> phone update and see if there are any updates available there, install any and tick notify me when updates are available so you don't miss out in the future.

 
 
 
 


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  # 944961 3-Dec-2013 20:41
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According to the update tool I am fully up to date, but I have never manually updated to GDR3 which I have heard is available for the 8x now.... Do you by chance know of a way to knock it up to the new revision (I'm on Vodafone) - thanks for the super quick reply bro, appreciated!!

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  # 944967 3-Dec-2013 20:52
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Shoes2468: Yes I believe this was an issue with the original build of windows phone 8, if you go to settings -> phone update and see if there are any updates available there, install any and tick notify me when updates are available so you don't miss out in the future.

Have kept the phone updated since the start - updating Apps/OS whenever it required.

If it helps, under my "About" section in the main phone settings, it has the following information:

Name: Windows Phone
Model: HTC C625b
Software: Windows Phone 8.0
Screen Resolution: 720x1280

OS version: 8.0.10211.204
Firmware revision number 1532.20.10008.862
Hardware revision number 2.126.0.D4



Thanks for the replies guys, awesome!

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  # 945033 3-Dec-2013 23:12
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Shoes2468: Yes I believe this was an issue with the original build of windows phone 8, if you go to settings -> phone update and see if there are any updates available there, install any and tick notify me when updates are available so you don't miss out in the future.

Have kept the phone updated since the start - updating Apps/OS whenever it required.

If it helps, under my "About" section in the main phone settings, it has the following information:

Name: Windows Phone
Model: HTC C625b
Software: Windows Phone 8.0
Screen Resolution: 720x1280

OS version: 8.0.10211.204
Firmware revision number 1532.20.10008.862
Hardware revision number 2.126.0.D4



Thanks for the replies guys, awesome!


Yeah, my L920 is on 8.0.10328 and my mum ATIV S is on 8.0.10327. Your phone needs an update!

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  # 945061 4-Dec-2013 00:31
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It seems that Vodafone has chosen to skip GDR2 entirely for the HTC 8X, and wait until the GDR3 update is ready.

Since it has been released already, then I guess it's just Vodafone NZ dragging heals..?  Agh, stuff like this kind of makes me look at iOS and Android with that 'grass is greener' set of eyes lol 

I would just put the developer preview program on the phone, then update to GDR3 (it's available with the program enabled apparently), but you need to have GDR2 installed to get the dev preview apparently; the tech loop of death!

 
 
 
 


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  # 945070 4-Dec-2013 04:59
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My HTC 8X (non LTE parallel imported version) is on GDR3 (8.0.10501.127), phone prompted me to update last month.

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  # 945361 4-Dec-2013 14:05
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Ragnor: My HTC 8X (non LTE parallel imported version) is on GDR3 (8.0.10501.127), phone prompted me to update last month.

Are you also on Vodafone as well?  If you are... i'm stuck for ideas haha :)

Mine's parallel imported as well... but no such prompt - thanks for the heads up; might try and contact HTC and see how to do it manually (if possible) or Vodafone again :)

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  # 945392 4-Dec-2013 14:46
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IST: I have a weird problem with the timestamps on my received SMS messages; they are coming from the future somehow......(and I'm pretty sure I don't have an active flux capacitor nearby.. so this is worrying!).

My sent messages are all timestamped correctly, but the replies to said messages come back a day ahead! 

An example:

I'll send:

"Hi Joe how are you" - stamped 7pm (no date as it's today)

I'll receive:

"Hi Josh, I am good" - stamped 4/12 (no time as it's from tomorrow...)



I have my region set to New Zealand on my XBL/Live account (that syncs with my PC), my calendar is all correct and syncing correctly and my calls all seem to log correctly as well.  Apps also seem to be logging all the correct timestamps as well (Whatsapp etc) - it's only Incoming SMS... Weird!

The order of sent/received stays correct also which is good.. as it would be intelligible otherwise, trying to see if people sent things before or after I sent my messages.. it's just annoying as I can't tell when people sent any TXTs.

I have made sure my timezone is set to Auckland, New Zealand in settings... anyone got any ideas or fixes for this?
Thanks x 1,000,000 in advance to anyone who can help a newbie to the forums! 


Is this phone parallel imported?

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  # 945415 4-Dec-2013 15:14
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nathan: 
Is this phone parallel imported?

Yep; from Mobile Station - purchased a couple months ago - does that make it different to update?
Thanks for the reply :)

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  # 945475 4-Dec-2013 16:24
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nathan: 
Is this phone parallel imported?

Yep; from Mobile Station - purchased a couple months ago - does that make it different to update?
Thanks for the reply :)


Yes it makes a huge difference updates are based on country of orgin/the software loaded on the phone itself so if it is parallel imported it would depend what the originating country is/was, take a screenshot of the about screen and post it here, power button + windows key to take a screenshot.

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  # 945494 4-Dec-2013 16:44
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About screenshot:

Thanks for the help guys, really cool :)

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  # 945553 4-Dec-2013 18:38
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IST:
nathan: 
Is this phone parallel imported?

Yep; from Mobile Station - purchased a couple months ago - does that make it different to update?
Thanks for the reply :)


there are some differences with the way the SMS networks work in NZ with regard to timezones not being stamped as they pass through the mobile network gateways

so phones like the HTC 8X shipped in NZ have a NZ specific ROM to take this into account, that's why you're incoming texts are arriving stamped into the future

What you'll need is to reflash the NZ HTC ROM on that phone, please contact HTC Support to ask for their assistance

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  # 945625 4-Dec-2013 20:15
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Thanks man, will do - will give them a bell in business hours tomorrow.

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