Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


M2MS

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


#138278 28-Dec-2013 11:13
Send private message

Hi all,

New here and have searched and searched the google and on here to no result. Have been gifted a nice new Galaxy Gear watch - however cannot use with my Note 2 until I get the 4.3 update. Any ideas if / when this is available?

Seems via Kies the update is available but because my phone is a GT-N7100T and not a GT-N7100 (minus the T) - the update isn't available for my hand set.

Not a huge tech whizz - just want to play with my new gadget!

Any feedback much appreciated.

M2MS

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #958246 28-Dec-2013 11:25
Send private message

Where was the handset purchased from?

Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: You will find anything you want at MightyApe.
M2MS

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #958247 28-Dec-2013 11:26
Send private message

Noel Leemimg...for this reason I assume I cannot goto Telecom (my Telco) and ask...

johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #958248 28-Dec-2013 11:30
Send private message

If the handset was purchased from the Telecom stand then Samsung need to provide the 4.3 update to TelecomNZ and they test approve / decline the update and then Samsung Korea pushes out the update which can take a few to weeks to a few months once it's approved by the mobile carrier



johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #958249 28-Dec-2013 11:32
Send private message

This is how it works for all carriers

M2MS

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #958250 28-Dec-2013 11:32
Send private message

I think the phone was "unlocked" or whatever...it was brought off the Samsung stand - not the Telecom / Vodafone stand. Just purchased and through existing sim onboard

kingjj
1725 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted

  #958252 28-Dec-2013 11:34
Send private message

johnr: If the handset was purchased from the Telecom stand then Samsung need to provide the 4.3 update to TelecomNZ and they test approve / decline the update and then Samsung Korea pushes out the update which can take a few to weeks to a few months once it's approved by the mobile carrier


Most of Northern America and Europe already has the update (pushed out in November), although there have been delays in France that are pushing the update back until early-mid January. Can't say I've heard any updates from NZ based carriers, even Telstra is being tight lipped on an update. At least knowing that it was in the pipeline would be nice I'm sure.

M2MS

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #958255 28-Dec-2013 11:49
Send private message

Disappointing... just spoke to Samsung via online support... Gear at this stage will only work on Note 3 and S4 with 4.3. Also not prepared to tell me whether 4.3 will even make it to NZ for Note 2.

I guess its back to the shop for this shiny new watch gadget :(



M2MS

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #958272 28-Dec-2013 12:05
Send private message

Or on another note - is it worth playing around with manual installs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxQQSmrY2BA

charsleysa
597 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #958295 28-Dec-2013 13:38
Send private message

Just a handy suggestion for those who don't want to wait.

There is a tool from Samsung called Odin that can manually update the Android version on your phone but you need to obtain the firmware file yourself which is easy.

To obtain the firmware file just google for carrier unlocked UK firmware.
No, there is no problem using UK firmware for NZ.
No, using non-T firmware won't damage your phone at all.

Just to reiterate, using firmware for the GT-N7100 on the GT-N7100T is completely fine as there is no hardware difference in the phones.




Regards
Stefan Andres Charsley

M2MS

6 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #958313 28-Dec-2013 14:02
Send private message

Thanks mate! Very helpful...I also discovered a way to make the Gear work on 4.1.2

Just download a readily available APK file for Samsung Galaxy Gear Manager - copy file into a folder on your handset - ta da - watch is working with what so far seems like full features. No need to update to 4.3...although I will do the above upgrade if 4.3 doesn't arrive here anytime soon.





Antzzz
190 posts

Master Geek


  #958799 29-Dec-2013 21:15
Send private message

Just got 4.3 tonight here - although that was on a Note 2 from PB Tech, so guessing it is a parallel import device from somewhere in Asia.

1eStar
1604 posts

Uber Geek


  #959284 30-Dec-2013 21:32
Send private message

I got 4.3 on my parallel imported note2 today. It is from einfo and of German origin I believe.

s.joseph
568 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #961830 6-Jan-2014 12:27
Send private message

Have telecom rolled out any 4.3 android updates? I'm still waiting for an xperia z1 update that was released to most carriers branded and un-branded in Novemeber. Considering flashing an unbranded Australian Firmware. Telecom seem to be slow off the mark for this stuff.

muppet
2322 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #986687 13-Feb-2014 12:14
Send private message

Samsung have rolled out the Galaxy Note II 4.3 Firmware for the VNZ branded handsets (That's Vodafone)

Working really well. I like the new settings layout, the Daydream mode when it's in the dock is awesome.

The best thing is that HD Voice has been enabled with this update, so calls to other HD Voice enabled phones are really nice.

Not too sure what I'll use Knox for, if anything.




I hate you.


stevenz
2798 posts

Uber Geek


  #986701 13-Feb-2014 12:53
Send private message

Given Telecom's past history of major updates, I wouldn't hold my breath. Cost of resource allocation versus potential to sell the new model instead.

A manual update of a generic firmware is safe & easy as long as the guides are followed, you then get the more frequent "open" updates OTA rather than hoping the telco will eventually make them available.

They will try and tell you that it voids your warranty, whether you'll be willing to argue the fact if it ever comes to it is up to you.

Knox is more of an annoyance than a benefit unless used in an enterprise environment.




 1 | 2
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

OPPO Launches ColorOS 13 Global Version
Posted 19-Aug-2022 11:30


GoTo Launches IT Helpdesk Functionality Within GoTo Connect
Posted 18-Aug-2022 16:55


HP on Track With Recycling Program
Posted 18-Aug-2022 16:51


Belkin Screenforce Tempered Glass Screen Protector and Bumper - Apple Watch
Posted 15-Aug-2022 17:20


Samsung Introducing Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Samsung Unveils Health Innovations with Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro
Posted 11-Aug-2022 01:00


Google Bringing First Cloud Region to Aotearoa New Zealand
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:51


ANZ To Move to FIS Modern Banking Platform
Posted 10-Aug-2022 08:28


GoPro Hero10 Black Review
Posted 8-Aug-2022 17:41


Amazon to Acquire iRobot
Posted 6-Aug-2022 11:41


Samsung x LIFE Picture Collection Brings Iconic Moments in History to The Frame
Posted 4-Aug-2022 17:04


Norton Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report: Phishing for New Bait on Social Media
Posted 4-Aug-2022 16:50


Microsoft Announces New Solutions for Threat Intelligence and Attack Surface Management
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:54


Seagate Addresses Hyperscale Workloads with Enterprise-Class Nytro SSDs
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:50


Visa Launching Eco-friendly Payment Solutions in New Zealand
Posted 3-Aug-2022 21:48









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup