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  #2050439 6-Jul-2018 12:59
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I posted on a dual SIM thread elsewhere but maybe more relevant here:


I have a dual SIM Galaxy S7. I did some experimenting last night. With the latest S7 CSC update from 2degrees, Wi-Fi calling is possible. So I've flashed the NZC CSC onto my dual SIM (parallel import) phone. A reboot enabled the menu item in settings, and so have managed to get the WiFi calling symbol in the status bar, but interestingly, only when 2degrees is enabled as data provider.

The other thing of note, I've flashed the latest base ERF4 (newer than what is available OTA or via ODIN) and cell standby battery drain has dropped way down the list.

So all you on traditional update channels can only hope another update with change of base (pda) is forthcoming.

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  #2056017 13-Jul-2018 23:18
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1eStar: I posted on a dual SIM thread elsewhere but maybe more relevant here:


I have a dual SIM Galaxy S7. I did some experimenting last night. With the latest S7 CSC update from 2degrees, Wi-Fi calling is possible. So I've flashed the NZC CSC onto my dual SIM (parallel import) phone. A reboot enabled the menu item in settings, and so have managed to get the WiFi calling symbol in the status bar, but interestingly, only when 2degrees is enabled as data provider.

The other thing of note, I've flashed the latest base ERF4 (newer than what is available OTA or via ODIN) and cell standby battery drain has dropped way down the list.

So all you on traditional update channels can only hope another update with change of base (pda) is forthcoming.

 

 

 

I have a parallel imported phone which I believe is from australia according to the CSC shown by an app called Phone Info. (However it does also say the manufacture location was Vietnam). I am quite concerned by the "Battery Cycle Count" which shows 409, in 3 different battery apps O_o  that doesn't sound very new to me.....I hope that's a mistake.

 

 

 

I've had some seriously fast battery drain the first time I turned it on, and also the cell signal isn't full (which it normally would be) - so I'm wondering if I should flash the latest CSC for NZ from Updato. I'm with Skinny, so they use Spark. The phone has already updated to Oreo automatically btw.

 

Is this a simple process? Is all I need the CSC from Updato and Odin? I don't need to root do I?


 
 
 
 


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  #2057240 16-Jul-2018 16:20
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I read somewhere you may be able to simply flash the HOME_CSC from out of the zip and preserve data if you're already on Oreo. Otherwise just follow the instructions and fill all the slots in Odin, PDA etc, which I think ends up in a full wipe. No rooting or Knox tripping involved.

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  #2058523 18-Jul-2018 23:34
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1eStar: I read somewhere you may be able to simply flash the HOME_CSC from out of the zip and preserve data if you're already on Oreo. Otherwise just follow the instructions and fill all the slots in Odin, PDA etc, which I think ends up in a full wipe. No rooting or Knox tripping involved.

 

 

 

It basically sounds like a must-do for anyone buying a Galaxy S7. Improved battery life and potentially slightly better cell signals too? And no downside?

 

 

 

Odin, Samsung drivers for windows, and the latest firmware from Updato based on your carrier - is that all you need??


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  #2058525 18-Jul-2018 23:58
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If you change CSC data gets wiped by the looks... But if you install smartswitch, you can back up to SD card and then restore. If that's important to you.
But yes it looks like you have the process sorted.

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  #2058930 19-Jul-2018 17:03
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1eStar: If you change CSC data gets wiped by the looks... But if you install smartswitch, you can back up to SD card and then restore. If that's important to you.
But yes it looks like you have the process sorted.

 

 

 

For a brand-new user though, who obviously doesn't have any data on the phone (or perhaps at most one day's usage worth of it), they really aren't losing anything. You're talking about personal data, I assume.

 

 

 

Really sounds like a win-win - I'm surprised this isn't more heavily talked about?

 

 

 

How about if the device is then taken overseas - being that is of course supposed to be an international model (the G903F) - would it function worse when trying to use foreign cell networks after having done this? I would assume only marginally so, i.e. to the same extent that a device bought here in NZ would function without doing what we're talking about right now (does that make sense to you?)


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  #2066608 1-Aug-2018 22:10
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I just got a pleasant notification of a software update which came with the July security patches. I was going to say, what the, a security patch the same month, then realised it was August. But for Samsung, that's pretty good, especially for a 2 yr old device eh.

 
 
 
 


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  #2066800 2-Aug-2018 12:08
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Does anyone here have a reasonbly new Galaxy S7? Can you please do me a massive favor and download an app called "Phone Info *Samsung*" (or any similar app) and tell me what the 'Discharge Cycle Count' says? Mine says 463 - which would lead me to believe it has been recharged 463 times. It seems like a new phone otherwise, but it did come with an NZ charger in the box, even though it's parallel imported. It was sealed, but they also have fake samsung seal stickers, making me paranoid.

 

 

 

For the record, i had the same issue several weeks ago from a different importer too. I really hope it's just a mistake, but several apps all show the same.

 

 

 

Someone please check for me!


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  #2066810 2-Aug-2018 12:22
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Thrad:

 

Does anyone here have a reasonbly new Galaxy S7? Can you please do me a massive favor and download an app called "Phone Info *Samsung*" (or any similar app) and tell me what the 'Discharge Cycle Count' says? Mine says 463 - which would lead me to believe it has been recharged 463 times. It seems like a new phone otherwise, but it did come with an NZ charger in the box, even though it's parallel imported. It was sealed, but they also have fake samsung seal stickers, making me paranoid.

 

 

 

For the record, i had the same issue several weeks ago from a different importer too. I really hope it's just a mistake, but several apps all show the same.

 

 

 

Someone please check for me!

 

 

 

 

Mines not new, bought boxing day sale 2016, app says, "made in Vietnam 2016.08.17"

 

Battery Discharge Cycles: 246

 

Battery Health: 84.93%

 

 

 

It did get sent away for a charging port replacement under warranty recently, so dont know what else they replaced, if any.

 

 

 

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  #2066811 2-Aug-2018 12:25
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garbonzai:

 

Thrad:

 

Does anyone here have a reasonbly new Galaxy S7? Can you please do me a massive favor and download an app called "Phone Info *Samsung*" (or any similar app) and tell me what the 'Discharge Cycle Count' says? Mine says 463 - which would lead me to believe it has been recharged 463 times. It seems like a new phone otherwise, but it did come with an NZ charger in the box, even though it's parallel imported. It was sealed, but they also have fake samsung seal stickers, making me paranoid.

 

 

 

For the record, i had the same issue several weeks ago from a different importer too. I really hope it's just a mistake, but several apps all show the same.

 

 

 

Someone please check for me!

 

 

 

 

Mines not new, bought boxing day sale 2016, app says, "made in Vietnam 2016.08.17"

 

Battery Discharge Cycles: 246

 

Battery Health: 84.93%

 

 

 

It did get sent away for a charging port replacement under warranty recently, so dont know what else they replaced, if any.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

Thankyou! well that's slightly worrying for me then. Did you get yours from Samsung or somewhere else?


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  #2066814 2-Aug-2018 12:29
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Can anybody else do the same? Especially ppl who bought one recently


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  #2066815 2-Aug-2018 12:31
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From Noel Leeming December 2016, app says phone is oringinal and not refurmbished, it runs really well, like new.

 

 

 

 


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  #2066824 2-Aug-2018 13:11
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Mine is at 493 with a health of 84.53%, by no means new has a November 2016 manufactor date, its a corporate phone replacement as second hand...





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  #2066837 2-Aug-2018 13:49
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Thought I'd have a look at mine, just out of interest. Ouch.

 

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February 2016 Manufactured date (purchased March 2016 at launch).





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  #2066909 2-Aug-2018 15:51
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tanivula: I just got a pleasant notification of a software update which came with the July security patches. I was going to say, what the, a security patch the same month, then realised it was August. But for Samsung, that's pretty good, especially for a 2 yr old device eh.

 

Interesting - my S7 is still on the April security update. I'm on the Vodafone Oreo firmware.


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