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# 105694 8-Jul-2012 13:53
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Is there any chance we could get an indication from 2degrees regarding the timelines for firmware updates?




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  # 652602 8-Jul-2012 19:16
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Keen on this as well.

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  # 653244 9-Jul-2012 22:42
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Keen on this as well.

 
 
 
 


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  # 654413 12-Jul-2012 11:25
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Sent a email to Samsung support, their response
"At this stage we are unable to confirm the release date for the next update to this model"

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  # 654625 12-Jul-2012 15:28
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Hi, we'll let you know on here (Geekzone) as soon as we know. As above, nothing has been made public yet.

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  # 656312 16-Jul-2012 10:03
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I am not on the 2 degrees network.  However, I bought a S3 from dick smith and the box had a 2 degrees sticker on it. Does this mean that the phone is a 2 degrees phone and will receive updates whenever s3 phones on 2 degrees get an update?  Thanks.



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  # 656353 16-Jul-2012 11:02
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kohum: I am not on the 2 degrees network.  However, I bought a S3 from dick smith and the box had a 2 degrees sticker on it. Does this mean that the phone is a 2 degrees phone and will receive updates whenever s3 phones on 2 degrees get an update?  Thanks.


Yes, unless you manually flash an unbranded stock firmware your phone will rely on 2degrees releasing an update 




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  # 656366 16-Jul-2012 11:27
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Yes, unless you manually flash an unbranded stock firmware your phone will rely on 2degrees releasing an update 


Thanks lokhor.  The CSC is I9300NZCALE5. So Kies or the phone would let me know when there's an update right? Or do I have to use some other way of checking if I have an upgrade.  Only reason I'm asking is cos I9300s in the UK seem to have an update already and no one's received any updates here.  Not sure if Vodafone customers have received an udpate.

 
 
 
 


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  # 656367 16-Jul-2012 11:28
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What update are we expecting on SGS III anyway..



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  # 656369 16-Jul-2012 11:30
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kohum:
Yes, unless you manually flash an unbranded stock firmware your phone will rely on 2degrees releasing an update 


Thanks lokhor.  The CSC is I9300NZCALE5. So Kies or the phone would let me know when there's an update right? Or do I have to use some other way of checking if I have an upgrade.  Only reason I'm asking is cos I9300s in the UK seem to have an update already and no one's received any updates here.  Not sure if Vodafone customers have received an udpate.


afaik Vodafone have had 1 update, however it wasn't to the latest version that was released in the UK.

Your phone should periodically check for OTA updates, meaning you don't need to plug into Kies. Hopefully 2Degrees will be able to provide rough dates for an update soon.

If you want to be on the latest and greatest firmware your best bet is to flash the latest firmware using Odin. 




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  # 656371 16-Jul-2012 11:32
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just keep in mind, using Odin will void your warranty..



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  # 656374 16-Jul-2012 11:40
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ibuksh: just keep in mind, using Odin will void your warranty..


I don't think that is entirely true. You can restore your device to stock firmware.




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  # 656722 16-Jul-2012 22:07
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ibuksh: just keep in mind, using Odin will void your warranty..


The Networks may say that, loudly and frequently. However, if the phone failed because of something unrelated to the firmware update you did (say, a faulty screen?), then I doubt trying to exclude it from warranty coverage because of an unofficial firmware update would withstand a challenge under the Consumer Guarantees Act if you took it to the Disputes Tribunal. Likely, even mentioning the CGA would make them cave before this point.

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  # 656921 17-Jul-2012 11:05
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JimmyH:
ibuksh: just keep in mind, using Odin will void your warranty..


The Networks may say that, loudly and frequently. However, if the phone failed because of something unrelated to the firmware update you did (say, a faulty screen?), then I doubt trying to exclude it from warranty coverage because of an unofficial firmware update would withstand a challenge under the Consumer Guarantees Act if you took it to the Disputes Tribunal. Likely, even mentioning the CGA would make them cave before this point.


So I'm not sure if I got this right, so you're saying that even a rooted phone "should" be warranted/serviced for not firmware related issue (screen for example)??

I'm interested in more details :)

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  # 656924 17-Jul-2012 11:10
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It hasnt actually happened with me but I have heard from a mate who was told his phone wont be covered under warranty coz unofficial firmware can damage the hardware that its not meant to be running on from the manufacturer



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  # 657151 17-Jul-2012 18:07
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ibuksh: It hasnt actually happened with me but I have heard from a mate who was told his phone wont be covered under warranty coz unofficial firmware can damage the hardware that its not meant to be running on from the manufacturer


If you flash back to stock they can't tell..




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