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  # 727979 6-Dec-2012 11:55
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2DegreesCare: Hi all

The upgrade has been delayed due to further testing. We do not have an ETA at this stage. :(

If I get more details I'll let you know.

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Further testing on your end? It's not yet with Samsung to be added to their release schedule? 





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  # 728014 6-Dec-2012 13:12
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Wammo:
2DegreesCare: Hi all

The upgrade has been delayed due to further testing. We do not have an ETA at this stage. :(

If I get more details I'll let you know.

Cheers
^POB



I live in the UK. I don't want/need the snapper thingy. I just want the latest operating system. Please release me. This is totally ridiculous. 


You should just use Odin to flash the latest firmware manually




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  # 728033 6-Dec-2012 13:50
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'Ridiculous' ? Would you rather they released it without proper testing, and whatever bugs they found get found by users instead? You'd be bagging them even worse if that happened I'd say.

You have the wrong type of mobile device then. Go Nexus, or Apple if you want updates straight from the OS developer on time.

Or, as lokhor suggests, flash a ROM. Plenty of good ones out there.

I have an XT S3. Happily running CyanogenMod 10.

Even more so that you live in UK, and don't depend on your original carriers settings/features in any way - thats what they are testing for.

Find a UK ROM?







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  # 728041 6-Dec-2012 13:56
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lokhor: You should just use Odin to flash the latest firmware manually


I've never flashed a ROM before because I'm perfectly happy with the stock ROM as supplied by Samsung.  I really like TouchWiz and all the other features that Samsung have added.

Does Samsung make their stock ROM available for downloading and flashing, i.e. without anything added by the carriers?  If so then I can see an advantage to updating my phone to use that, but if it means losing any of the nice Samsung features then I wouldn't be interested.

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  # 728045 6-Dec-2012 13:59
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There are plenty of leaked copies around that are meant for other carriers. Most notable was the first Touchwiz Jellybean leak - meant for Poland.

Not sure what the latest leaked Sammy JB is, I ran Polish for a bit - very nice indeed.









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  # 728046 6-Dec-2012 14:00
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MurrayM:
lokhor: You should just use Odin to flash the latest firmware manually


I've never flashed a ROM before because I'm perfectly happy with the stock ROM as supplied by Samsung.  I really like TouchWiz and all the other features that Samsung have added.

Does Samsung make their stock ROM available for downloading and flashing, i.e. without anything added by the carriers?  If so then I can see an advantage to updating my phone to use that, but if it means losing any of the nice Samsung features then I wouldn't be interested.


Yes you can flash a completely stock rom on your device which will mean you get a clean Samsung build with no carrier modification 




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  # 728054 6-Dec-2012 14:04
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tonyhughes: There are plenty of leaked copies around that are meant for other carriers. Most notable was the first Touchwiz Jellybean leak - meant for Poland.

Not sure what the latest leaked Sammy JB is, I ran Polish for a bit - very nice indeed.


Ah, so it's not a clean copy, just from the first carrier to get it released.  And it might be filled with whatever extras that carrier decides to add.  So this time it was from Poland, next time it might be from India, and who knows where after that.  Rats, I thought it might be a nice clean copy (i.e. what Samsung send to the carriers before the carriers add all their junk).

 
 
 
 


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  # 728055 6-Dec-2012 14:05
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lokhor:
MurrayM:
lokhor: You should just use Odin to flash the latest firmware manually


I've never flashed a ROM before because I'm perfectly happy with the stock ROM as supplied by Samsung.  I really like TouchWiz and all the other features that Samsung have added.

Does Samsung make their stock ROM available for downloading and flashing, i.e. without anything added by the carriers?  If so then I can see an advantage to updating my phone to use that, but if it means losing any of the nice Samsung features then I wouldn't be interested.


Yes you can flash a completely stock rom on your device which will mean you get a clean Samsung build with no carrier modification 



Can you point me to where I can get this?  And I just need to use Odin to flash it?



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  # 728056 6-Dec-2012 14:05
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MurrayM:
tonyhughes: There are plenty of leaked copies around that are meant for other carriers. Most notable was the first Touchwiz Jellybean leak - meant for Poland.

Not sure what the latest leaked Sammy JB is, I ran Polish for a bit - very nice indeed.


Ah, so it's not a clean copy, just from the first carrier to get it released.  And it might be filled with whatever extras that carrier decides to add.  So this time it was from Poland, next time it might be from India, and who knows where after that.  Rats, I thought it might be a nice clean copy (i.e. what Samsung send to the carriers before the carriers add all their junk).


Some of the roms are unbranded ones and some carriers dont add any bloatware either





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  # 729080 8-Dec-2012 20:01
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2DegreesCare: Hi all

The upgrade has been delayed due to further testing. We do not have an ETA at this stage. :(

If I get more details I'll let you know.

Cheers
^POB
And so the waiting continues.. I really hope it's out before the new year. If it weren't for the Snapper compatibility, I'd have kept using the JB ROM I flashed months ago.

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  # 729205 9-Dec-2012 10:35
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Has anyone flashed the latest release XXELKC from androidadvice.com. Apparently it is an official stock release and will keep warranties intacked

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  # 729233 9-Dec-2012 12:08
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Neiljd55: Has anyone flashed the latest release XXELKC from androidadvice.com. Apparently it is an official stock release and will keep warranties intacked


Running a custom rom (close to stock) based on it and its beautiful. Has multi window.. and one of my favs.. voice commands in the camera. No need to hit the camera just say shoot or cheese!




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
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- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  # 729251 9-Dec-2012 12:58
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Which one are you running. Excuse the question but how do you install. The zip file goes on the ext sd card but odin gets the tar file from the pc and this file can't be unzipped to the pc. Bit confused

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  # 729425 9-Dec-2012 21:23
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Neiljd55: Which one are you running. Excuse the question but how do you install. The zip file goes on the ext sd card but odin gets the tar file from the pc and this file can't be unzipped to the pc. Bit confused


The official firmwares are flashed via Odin. Custom firmwares like Wanamlite V5.1 which I'm running as flashed via Clockwork Mod Recovery.

To get clockwork mod installed, you need to firstly flash a kernel modified with root and clockwork mod. This is done via Odin. Once that's done, you'll have clockwork mod installed and you can then flash the custom rom.

I'd recommend checking this guide:

http://www.androidnz.net/2012/06/at-your-own-risk-how-to-root-your.html


Remember.. it's at your own risk.





- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  # 729426 9-Dec-2012 21:26
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- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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