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Topic # 160122 24-Dec-2014 14:37
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Finally the Samsung Ativ S i8750 update is available. I am with 2degrees and I updated yesterday morning.
Phone appears to run smoother with no lag.
Also boots up quicker.... Small things like a notification bar make life a lot easier.
I checked for updates and it is there.

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  Reply # 1203295 24-Dec-2014 15:50
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curious to know, did you buy this handset from 2D too?



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Reply # 1203332 24-Dec-2014 17:08
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I most certainly did.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1203333 24-Dec-2014 17:15
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Cool, something to do when I am off. Flash back to GDR2 then let it update from the NZC CSC. Will be interesting to see if there is in fact anything different. I forced it by changing CSC, but there is still a tiny bit of weirdness about it like time zones wont select properly if I leave it on auto. Very impressed with 8.1.1 on this phone though. It works great. 




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  Reply # 1212534 12-Jan-2015 14:02
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Anyone on Telecom/Spark got the official 8.1?

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  Reply # 1212568 12-Jan-2015 14:25
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Well, I got updated to 8.1 on a 2Degrees handset which had a Telecom sim in it at the time (and still does), not sure if that counts though.




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  Reply # 1212576 12-Jan-2015 14:35
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what counts it the Operator OS image shipped on the device, not which SIM card is in it :)

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  Reply # 1212581 12-Jan-2015 14:50
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rb99: Well, I got updated to 8.1 on a 2Degrees handset which had a Telecom sim in it at the time (and still does), not sure if that counts though.


Were you on Preview for Developers?

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  Reply # 1212595 12-Jan-2015 15:14
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bigmacpaddy:
rb99: Well, I got updated to 8.1 on a 2Degrees handset which had a Telecom sim in it at the time (and still does), not sure if that counts though.


Were you on Preview for Developers?


No, I'm not that adventurous. It was not long before Christmas, got bored, checked and there it was. It downloaded and installed maybe 5 updates for 8.0. Think I manually checked again for 8.1 and it installed that as well (well 8.1.1 I think).




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  Reply # 1212624 12-Jan-2015 15:57
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rb99:
bigmacpaddy:
rb99: Well, I got updated to 8.1 on a 2Degrees handset which had a Telecom sim in it at the time (and still does), not sure if that counts though.


Were you on Preview for Developers?


No, I'm not that adventurous. It was not long before Christmas, got bored, checked and there it was. It downloaded and installed maybe 5 updates for 8.0. Think I manually checked again for 8.1 and it installed that as well (well 8.1.1 I think).


Ok, thanks for the info. I'm on the preview. I might try downgrade and see if the official update is there for Telecom phones.

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  Reply # 1212646 12-Jan-2015 16:29
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bigmacpaddy:
rb99:
bigmacpaddy:
rb99: Well, I got updated to 8.1 on a 2Degrees handset which had a Telecom sim in it at the time (and still does), not sure if that counts though.


Were you on Preview for Developers?


No, I'm not that adventurous. It was not long before Christmas, got bored, checked and there it was. It downloaded and installed maybe 5 updates for 8.0. Think I manually checked again for 8.1 and it installed that as well (well 8.1.1 I think).


Ok, thanks for the info. I'm on the preview. I might try downgrade and see if the official update is there for Telecom phones.


I guess that would be the best way, bearing in mind what Nathan said above - that my update apparently came from 2Degrees anyway.




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  Reply # 1212650 12-Jan-2015 16:38
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bigmacpaddy:
rb99:
bigmacpaddy:
rb99: Well, I got updated to 8.1 on a 2Degrees handset which had a Telecom sim in it at the time (and still does), not sure if that counts though.


Were you on Preview for Developers?


No, I'm not that adventurous. It was not long before Christmas, got bored, checked and there it was. It downloaded and installed maybe 5 updates for 8.0. Think I manually checked again for 8.1 and it installed that as well (well 8.1.1 I think).


Ok, thanks for the info. I'm on the preview. I might try downgrade and see if the official update is there for Telecom phones.


FWIW my Telecom Ativ-S hasn't received WP8.1 over the air yet

Let us know if yours does!

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  Reply # 1212653 12-Jan-2015 16:42
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nathan:
bigmacpaddy:
rb99:
bigmacpaddy:
rb99: Well, I got updated to 8.1 on a 2Degrees handset which had a Telecom sim in it at the time (and still does), not sure if that counts though.


Were you on Preview for Developers?


No, I'm not that adventurous. It was not long before Christmas, got bored, checked and there it was. It downloaded and installed maybe 5 updates for 8.0. Think I manually checked again for 8.1 and it installed that as well (well 8.1.1 I think).


Ok, thanks for the info. I'm on the preview. I might try downgrade and see if the official update is there for Telecom phones.


FWIW my Telecom Ativ-S hasn't received WP8.1 over the air yet

Let us know if yours does!


Are you on GDR3 official or Preview?

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  Reply # 1212664 12-Jan-2015 17:04
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I'm on the official WP8 ROM as supplied by Telecom, fully patched by phone update, so can't recall if that is Update 3 right now



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  Reply # 1220617 23-Jan-2015 10:47
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I guess you would know if you got the Windows 8.1 download to your phone, why you would see it in settings - about phone..
I know 2degrees provided mine, I had to update manually and it did its thing.
Spark may add their own crap ware, that's could be the holdup. 2degrees doesn't add any of their stuff.
Good luck

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  Reply # 1223249 27-Jan-2015 13:51
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I'm on Telecom/Spark with the Ativ S and I am on the latest release they provide, which is unfortunately GDR 2.
I just tried contacting them via their online chat, but as expected I wasn't able to get hold of anyone who could comment on when 8.1 might be released.
The long wait continues...

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