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  # 1398974 2-Oct-2015 17:50
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yes 5.1.1 was relased again this morning for VodafoneNZ sold handsets

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  # 1399156 2-Oct-2015 22:35
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Presso: You may have already been on 5.1.1 and the update today is just a minor one by the looks of it. Mine was already on 5.1.1 and I am downloading the update now which is around 230mb.


I was definitely on 5.0.2 before receiving today's update. I can't remember exactly how big it was but it was at least 400MB

 
 
 
 


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  # 1399289 3-Oct-2015 12:19
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pjbnz:
 
Right, so after taking my phone in to 2degrees they adjusted some settings but it still drops calls all the time (2 a day) and sometimes after dropping a call I cant even use the phone for a couple of mins as there is no network signal, this happens anywhere and everywhere.
Ill be getting it sent to samsung for diagnosis, which if they don't find a fault I may well rejet the phone under the consumer guarantees act, as a phone that doesnt phone is useless to me.

This is really disappointing because apart from the signal issue its a great phone.
Any other advice before I take the hard road out?

Thanks


Are you sure that happnes anywhere and everywhere?  It looks like a hardware issue.  I think you should visit 2degree outlet with your s6, show the issues and get advise from them.

I had similar issues before, but only inside of my house.  In the end I had to install a mobile signal repeater/booster in my house.  Without the repeater, my S6 get 1 or 2 bar less signal than my wife's Note 3.  Something wrong with my s6?  (Or with my house?)  I am not sure, but I am now happy with my s6.




Yeah, happens randomly, on Queen Street in town once, driving through Mt Wellington, at my home a lot.
Sometimes once it drops a call I cant call back for a few mins.
Im just waiting for a loan phone to become available at 2Degrees then its going in to Samsung, but if they cant replicate the fault as its intermittent where does that leave me?
I don't want any other smartphone out either, the S6 is awesome, but failing to be a phone is pretty critical when its running my business.
Do the S6 edge or note have the same issues around signals?

Also, just as a note, did you install a $1000 piece of equipment in your home to get your $1000 phone to work where all other phones work fine?
Does that not seem like madness?

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  # 1399320 3-Oct-2015 13:18
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Daynger:
pjbnz:
 
Right, so after taking my phone in to 2degrees they adjusted some settings but it still drops calls all the time (2 a day) and sometimes after dropping a call I cant even use the phone for a couple of mins as there is no network signal, this happens anywhere and everywhere.
Ill be getting it sent to samsung for diagnosis, which if they don't find a fault I may well rejet the phone under the consumer guarantees act, as a phone that doesnt phone is useless to me.

This is really disappointing because apart from the signal issue its a great phone.
Any other advice before I take the hard road out?

Thanks


Are you sure that happnes anywhere and everywhere?  It looks like a hardware issue.  I think you should visit 2degree outlet with your s6, show the issues and get advise from them.

I had similar issues before, but only inside of my house.  In the end I had to install a mobile signal repeater/booster in my house.  Without the repeater, my S6 get 1 or 2 bar less signal than my wife's Note 3.  Something wrong with my s6?  (Or with my house?)  I am not sure, but I am now happy with my s6.




Yeah, happens randomly, on Queen Street in town once, driving through Mt Wellington, at my home a lot.
Sometimes once it drops a call I cant call back for a few mins.
Im just waiting for a loan phone to become available at 2Degrees then its going in to Samsung, but if they cant replicate the fault as its intermittent where does that leave me?
I don't want any other smartphone out either, the S6 is awesome, but failing to be a phone is pretty critical when its running my business.
Do the S6 edge or note have the same issues around signals?

Also, just as a note, did you install a $1000 piece of equipment in your home to get your $1000 phone to work where all other phones work fine?
Does that not seem like madness?


When I suspected this might be weak signal reception issue, I ordered one from Ebay which cost me less than $100.  I received it, but hold installing until Samsung's response.  When my s6 was returned from Samsung NZ, I asked a TV antenna guy to install it.  Total cost was about $150.00.  I was never going to install that $1,000 equipment.

If you interested in buying one from Ebay, research a bit like the mobile frequencies of your main area and mobile towers in your area.  Mine is 850mhz, so ordered this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151763492275?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Cheers,

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  # 1399665 4-Oct-2015 13:14
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When I suspected this might be weak signal reception issue, I ordered one from Ebay which cost me less than $100.  I received it, but hold installing until Samsung's response.  When my s6 was returned from Samsung NZ, I asked a TV antenna guy to install it.  Total cost was about $150.00.  I was never going to install that $1,000 equipment.

If you interested in buying one from Ebay, research a bit like the mobile frequencies of your main area and mobile towers in your area.  Mine is 850mhz, so ordered this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151763492275?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Cheers,


Ahh, OK, I did look into them very very briefly and found units priced around a grand.
I suppose if you were only having reception issues at home it might make sense.

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  # 1405503 14-Oct-2015 10:04
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Hi guys,

Can you confirm something for me - there's no reason you can't take a Spark-purchased 920i and flash Vodafone or 2Degrees firmware via Odin (or any other permutation of this scenario) right?  All providers are using the same handset variant with carrier-specific firmware, and flashing factory ROMs via Odin doesn't trip Knox from memory either?

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  # 1405587 14-Oct-2015 11:27
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nofam: Hi guys,

Can you confirm something for me - there's no reason you can't take a Spark-purchased 920i and flash Vodafone or 2Degrees firmware via Odin (or any other permutation of this scenario) right?  All providers are using the same handset variant with carrier-specific firmware, and flashing factory ROMs via Odin doesn't trip Knox from memory either?


Shouldn't be a problem. I'm running a standard S6 but flashed with an Edge firmware, works fine. Factory ROM shouldn't trip knox

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  # 1405672 14-Oct-2015 13:44
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nofam: Hi guys,

Can you confirm something for me - there's no reason you can't take a Spark-purchased 920i and flash Vodafone or 2Degrees firmware via Odin (or any other permutation of this scenario) right?  All providers are using the same handset variant with carrier-specific firmware, and flashing factory ROMs via Odin doesn't trip Knox from memory either?


Be sure to factory reset after flashing if you want OTA updates. The CSC customisations are only applied if a factory reset is performed, and OTAs will not be delivered if the CSC doesn't match the reset of the software.




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https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


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  # 1405993 14-Oct-2015 22:35
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anyone manage to find a grass/anti shatter screen protecter for the edge that covers the edges and not just the flat part of the screen?


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  # 1418257 1-Nov-2015 19:08
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Got an update on my S6 edge this morning around 100MB

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  # 1456334 23-Dec-2015 22:32
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Anyone here installed the latest update? Just got prompted there is an update but I can't find anything on the net about it..

Latest version: PDA:OKB / CSC:OKB / PHONE:OKB (TNZ) for Galaxy S6 Edge

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  # 1456335 23-Dec-2015 22:34
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Yes can't see any changes it's just a MR for 5.1.1

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  # 1456336 23-Dec-2015 22:45
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Bluetooth stability fix and others in the update. 100 odd megs




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- What's next??? S3?

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  # 1456340 23-Dec-2015 22:49
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Ridiculous if you try update via smart switch (on PC) you need to download 1.6GB however if you do it on the phone it only downloads the 100MB

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  # 1456466 24-Dec-2015 12:01
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Here's hoping it includes the ability to turn off smart manager notifications, I like the battery optimization as it nearly double's my battery life but I don't want to be told about it every day!!
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