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ShinyChrome
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  #2183392 19-Feb-2019 08:23
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@landcruiserguy : Huh, I missed the part about sms included as part of WiFi calling. Neat!

 

@roderickh : Thanks for the confirmation, and good tip about the SD card. I was wondering about that, but hadn't got around to finding out.


 
 
 

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  #2183406 19-Feb-2019 08:52
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roderickh:

 

Confirming that's the one I used, guide on the right with Odin. Pretty straight forward instructions.

 

I used samsung smart switch to create a backup onto my SD card which I used to later restore from a fresh install. Your call.

 

Same.. works mint.. battery is still running as good as it was the day I flashed it..


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  #2183821 19-Feb-2019 17:13
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roderickh:

 

ShinyChrome:

 

yggdrasil: Hi, question:

I just realized I don't have a "wifi calling" item on my Connections menu like the Australian XSA firmware does (from the pic on the previous page). I'm running the stock Spark firmware. I have a couple of dumb questions:

1. What's wifi calling do?

2. Will it work if the carrier doesn't support it?

3. I've flashed ROMs before (used to run custom roms on all my phones) but haven't bothered lately and am out of practice. Can you suggest a good source for step by step instructions for updating to the XSA rom? Is Odin still a thing?


Many thanks

 

Can't speak for for the people that have actually done the upgrade, but if Samsung doesn't get their fecal matter together soon, I was planning on using this: https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-note9/SM-N960F/XSA/download/N960FXXU2CSA2/251540/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirming that's the one I used, guide on the right with Odin. Pretty straight forward instructions.

 

I used samsung smart switch to create a backup onto my SD card which I used to later restore from a fresh install. Your call.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply and the info. 

 

One big question: are you rooted? I thought the only way to make a proper backup to storage was to be rooted and do it with Titanium. I say "proper" because I lost some data after trying to transfer everything with Smart Switch when I was moving to my current phone. 

 

The instructions on Sammobile are pretty good, and I'm sure I can do it. But I'm kinda pissed about needing to, I have to say. 

 

Thanks to all who replied to my questions, appreciate it.




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  #2183823 19-Feb-2019 17:19
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yggdrasil:

 

Thanks for the reply and the info. 

 

One big question: are you rooted? I thought the only way to make a proper backup to storage was to be rooted and do it with Titanium. I say "proper" because I lost some data after trying to transfer everything with Smart Switch when I was moving to my current phone. 

 

The instructions on Sammobile are pretty good, and I'm sure I can do it. But I'm kinda pissed about needing to, I have to say. 

 

Thanks to all who replied to my questions, appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

Not rooted, didn't see the need with this phone so far (and I didn't wanna risk trigerring knox). Yes you are probably correct with Titanium, it is a more transparent process and probably backs up better than samsung's system.

 

What data did you lose last time? I didn't think I lost anything TBH, majority of apps have my data stored in the cloud, if anything it was Spotify that I had to redownload 10gbs worth of songs but didn't notice any other.

 

Do note that if you use plenty of good lock apps, nearly all aren't compatible with pie as of yet (Grrr Samsung.. where's the routines update...)


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  #2184020 19-Feb-2019 23:10
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Sammobile throttling to 15kb/s is ridiculous. Does anyone have a different link for a quicker DL?

 

Cheers. 


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  #2184037 20-Feb-2019 00:32
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I'd never take my chances from a non official site.

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  #2184235 20-Feb-2019 11:05
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networkn: I'd never take my chances from a non official site.

 

 

 

SamMobile isn't official. Either way, you can check the hash and be confident you have an unmodified version of the firmware.




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  #2184244 20-Feb-2019 11:22
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If you are sick of waiting highly recommend flashing XSA you won't loose any functionality. It will have exactly the same modem firmware as the NZ 9.0 release. The only difference is you won't have your carriers bloatware.

Also another note, since this is a major android update make sure you do a full wipe. Start fresh you will have a far better experience. With the current state of android backups should only take you half an hour to be back up and running

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  #2184246 20-Feb-2019 11:35
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roderickh:

 

yggdrasil:

 

Thanks for the reply and the info. 

 

One big question: are you rooted? I thought the only way to make a proper backup to storage was to be rooted and do it with Titanium. I say "proper" because I lost some data after trying to transfer everything with Smart Switch when I was moving to my current phone. 

 

The instructions on Sammobile are pretty good, and I'm sure I can do it. But I'm kinda pissed about needing to, I have to say. 

 

Thanks to all who replied to my questions, appreciate it.

 

 

 

 

Not rooted, didn't see the need with this phone so far (and I didn't wanna risk trigerring knox). Yes you are probably correct with Titanium, it is a more transparent process and probably backs up better than samsung's system.

 

What data did you lose last time? I didn't think I lost anything TBH, majority of apps have my data stored in the cloud, if anything it was Spotify that I had to redownload 10gbs worth of songs but didn't notice any other.

 

Do note that if you use plenty of good lock apps, nearly all aren't compatible with pie as of yet (Grrr Samsung.. where's the routines update...)

 

 

On what data I lost: 

 

It was pretty random, and probably has to do with how and where apps store data. I use a note-taking app called ColorNote, and the app was copied across, but none of the notes. I actually noticed this after the Smart Switch run, and could not find any way to transfer the notes themselves manually. Actually wound up losing a lot of important stuff (I was in the store and wanted to wipe my trade-in device before I handed it over). I also use an e-reader with an online library called Aldiko -- app copied across but lost the contents of the library. Also, I had an e-book in app form that someone had built which I had downloaded from the play store. After the transfer, I noticed the app wasn't there, so I looked for it on the play store, and found that the free one I downloaded years ago couldn't be found, but there were paid versions of the same book for sale. I don't want to give those paid versions any advertising, but this is a historic book that's long out of copyright. I think the one I downloaded was still on my old phone, but it's definitely not on the new one. 

 

Cheers


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  #2184484 20-Feb-2019 18:28
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I can't seem to find it anywhere else but I'm getting a smooth 300kb/s regardless. It's giving me flashbacks to the old limewire days!

 

I'm happy to add it to my GDrive if anyone else needs it (in 5 hrs time).


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  #2184547 20-Feb-2019 22:37
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yggdrasil:

 

On what data I lost: 

 

It was pretty random, and probably has to do with how and where apps store data. I use a note-taking app called ColorNote, and the app was copied across, but none of the notes. I actually noticed this after the Smart Switch run, and could not find any way to transfer the notes themselves manually. Actually wound up losing a lot of important stuff (I was in the store and wanted to wipe my trade-in device before I handed it over). I also use an e-reader with an online library called Aldiko -- app copied across but lost the contents of the library. Also, I had an e-book in app form that someone had built which I had downloaded from the play store. After the transfer, I noticed the app wasn't there, so I looked for it on the play store, and found that the free one I downloaded years ago couldn't be found, but there were paid versions of the same book for sale. I don't want to give those paid versions any advertising, but this is a historic book that's long out of copyright. I think the one I downloaded was still on my old phone, but it's definitely not on the new one. 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

Dang that's a shame - guess the software isn't perfect yet and may be worthwhile checking the backup file before you wipe this time?

 

On another note, UAE exynos has received Feb security patch ontop of their Pie update....

 

 


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  #2184550 20-Feb-2019 22:51
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roderickh:

yggdrasil:


On what data I lost: 


It was pretty random, and probably has to do with how and where apps store data. I use a note-taking app called ColorNote, and the app was copied across, but none of the notes. I actually noticed this after the Smart Switch run, and could not find any way to transfer the notes themselves manually. Actually wound up losing a lot of important stuff (I was in the store and wanted to wipe my trade-in device before I handed it over). I also use an e-reader with an online library called Aldiko -- app copied across but lost the contents of the library. Also, I had an e-book in app form that someone had built which I had downloaded from the play store. After the transfer, I noticed the app wasn't there, so I looked for it on the play store, and found that the free one I downloaded years ago couldn't be found, but there were paid versions of the same book for sale. I don't want to give those paid versions any advertising, but this is a historic book that's long out of copyright. I think the one I downloaded was still on my old phone, but it's definitely not on the new one. 


Cheers



 


Dang that's a shame - guess the software isn't perfect yet and may be worthwhile checking the backup file before you wipe this time?


On another note, UAE exynos has received Feb security patch ontop of their Pie update....


 



Don’t even get me started on this. We are talking about a flagship device here in fact the s9 and it’s bigger sibling are in the same boat. It’s not so much the wait to update to pie that annoys me it’s the fact that security update is over 90 days old and for a flagship device it’s totally unacceptable. The biggest lie I see on my phone everyday is when I hit the software update and I get the response “The latest updates have already been installed”.




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  #2184582 21-Feb-2019 07:51
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bennyjayy:

 

Sammobile throttling to 15kb/s is ridiculous. Does anyone have a different link for a quicker DL?

 

Cheers. 

 

 

 

 

Despite being deprecated since 2014, the Samfirm tool still allows direct downloads of full builds from Samsung's servers at satisfying speeds when the required info is plugged in. Was a pleasant surprise when I needed to grab the German/DBT base build to test the One UI beta at the tail end of last year.





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  #2184793 21-Feb-2019 12:42
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Tweeted at Samsung NZ before and this was their reply:

 

 

 


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  #2184795 21-Feb-2019 12:45
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