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Can I update my samsung ativ s to windows 8.1?

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  • 2014-04-29 09:56
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Can I update my samsung ativ s to windows 8.1?

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  • 2014-04-29 05:56
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> In reply to kenjamvampodrzavi @ 2014-04-17 11:01 from ASK0 - click to readkenjamvampodrzavi, no dude, you can't. Have you done that before? Did you restore the picture and data? That restore data is if you have backup your phone settings, contacts and data on OneDrive previously. If you haven't backup them, on hard reset (or someone call that, formating) all data like music, video, pictures, applications, all settings are wiped out. You get your phone back on Factory Settings.

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  • 2014-04-17 22:40
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> In reply to BorisMKD @ 2014-04-16 22:43 from B{QS - click to readActually photos can be restored if no data is written over. You need to plug the phone to pc and use data restore program.

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  • 2014-04-17 11:01
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> In reply to Markella @ 2014-04-16 14:28 from n{0Y - click to readWhat do you mean on USB Card? do you mean internal memory or the SD Card?
Not that that matters, but if you hard reset your phone, all photos are wiped down, so that means, good bye photos.
If you save them on your SD Card and then format the SD Card (not the phone) it also means Good bye photos.
In both cases, you can't return your photos, sorry to hear that if that's the case.
Other than that, if you saved your photos on your SD Card and you hard reset your phone, then photos will remain on the SD Card. Hard Reset means going back on factory setting, wiping out every saved app, video, picture, document, etc on the phone.

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  • 2014-04-16 22:43
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I save my photos in usb card on the phone. After i format it by mistake.
can i find the fotos again?

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  • 2014-04-16 14:28
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> In reply to shon @ 2014-04-14 09:34 from 9CDW - click to readYes Shon, thats is GDR3, which is GOOD.
Go and change your SIM card, get a real one, and i think when you get that one, your restarting during night will be over.
About your restarting during night, i have another theory. Do you have some application like Volume control, blah blah, an app that controls the volume of the sound of your phone? Usually those apps like that, have volume profiles and it changes your volume at night when you go to sleep to silent or minimal. So maybe that app is faulty and cause you restarting your phone while changing the so-called Night Mode of those Volume (Sound) Apps. If you have similar app on your phone i suggest you to uninstall it, restart the phone and see in few days how it goes, if the phone will continue to restart. To know easily if your phone got restarted, before you go to bed, adjust your phone sound to above 20/30 with the volume rocker, so lets say you adjust it 28/30. If the phone restarts, when you get up in the morning, hit the volume rocker and see if the volume is sitll 28/30, if the phone restarted will be 20/30 or even below 20.
If that doesn't help, just hard reset your phone (it will keep your GDR3 update, don't worry). You do know how to hard reset your phone, right? Settings>About>Restart Phone.
Please do came in few days and tell us whats the results of what i told you to do so everybody can see and learn.
Greetings from Republic of Macedonia.

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  • 2014-04-14 12:37
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> In reply to BorisMKD @ 2014-04-12 00:38 from B{QS - click to readThanks Boris! OS version is 8.0.10517.150 and that should be GDR3, right? SIM card is cutted so I will try with real micro SIM card first before I send it to repair. My data is allways on, so batery time is shorter than yours. It can go up to 2 days with regular use, but thats rare :-D Except that restarting durring the night, I don't have any other malfunctions.

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  • 2014-04-14 09:34
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> In reply to shon @ 2014-04-11 09:27 from 9CWD - click to readMost probably is a faulty SIM card. But first of all, did you get the micro SIM card from the operator or you cut it yourself from regular SIM card? If not, than, go to your operator and ask them to replace your micro SIM card with a new one (ofcorse the number stays the same), and if you do that, back up your contatcs you have on your SIM before replace it. Other than this problem, i don't see if its the phone error, cuz if it was, your phone would constantly restarted. And other thing is, do check your phone settings one by one, maybe you need to turn off some settings. And I forgot to ask, which update you have? GDR1, GDR2 or GDR3? If you are not sure, scroll few post below and find a post by me that explains the versions of OS with GDR1,2 and 3. Hope you solve your problem. On my ATIV S (I8750) i don't have this problem, but i do have from time to time (but thats rare) when my phone out of no reason start getting hot from back around the camera and it's draining the battery very fast, from 100% to Turn Off in 3-4 hours, But as i mention, it happens very very rare. Still haven't found why is this happening, cuz i don't have my Data turned ON always (just when i need it) and my Wi-Fi scanner is not turned ON always, just when i need. In normal situations, with average usage, my battery holds up from 100% to 25% mark, around 50-60 hours, which is 2 and a half days, which is pretty much great.

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  • 2014-04-12 00:38
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Hey guys, I have problem because my phone restarts many times, but only durring the night. When it goes like that I have note on display that phone can't find the network. I tryed with removing sim card and placinig it back, as it is sugested earlier in those posts, but problem remains. Does anybody have clue what is going on? Thanks.

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  • 2014-04-11 09:27
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> In reply to DevionKnight @ 2014-04-08 09:12 from RJhb - click to readIt's ok man, sorry for being little bit tough, but you did understand my reasons. If you are planning to get ATIV S, go and get it, i highly recommend it. And if you get it with OS version who is lower that GDR3, scroll few post below, search for posts of me and Vladimir, there is an explanation how to get the GDR3 right away without voiding the warranty. Hope your next post will be that you got the phone, believe me, the phone is just AWESOME :) Cheers.

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  • 2014-04-08 20:56
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> In reply to BorisMKD @ 2014-04-08 01:00 from B{QN - click to readAlright man, I really do appreciate your reply, though.
Okay, i'll admit that I didn't thoroughly did my research on this matter before. But I did continue on after posting my queries here. And no, I don't think that Samsung is shitting on their WP8. Infact, I do find this phone rather spectacular!
Awesome! planning to get one
thanks man!

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  • 2014-04-08 09:12
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> In reply to DevionKnight @ 2014-04-07 21:36 from RJhb - click to readi so hate people who come here and just bump a question like this before they do their re-search. You could only scroll a few posts down (below), where i did explain about ATIV S getting the 8.1 update.
ONCE AGAIN, Samsung Ativ S and all phones running WP8 will get the WP8.1 update in time, and this time will be way faster than the last Update 3 (GDR3). More of this, Samsung ATIV S is scheduled to get updates even for WP9 (YES, WP9)when it comes. This was a major news on every major mobile phone sites, tech sites. etc across the world. So there is no chance someone didn't find anything about this, you just did not did your re-search. About the bulshit that Samsung is not supporting WP8, think again... it does support it and it will be more and more, like it was in the past with Windows Mobile. They already scheduled the Samsung ATIV SE to be announced. And for those who doesn't know the difference i will explain you quickly:
Samsung ATIV S = Samsung Galaxy S3 on WP8
Samsung ATIV SE = Samsung Galaxy S4 on WP8
Bottom line: I love my ATIV S, and will use it till the phone start to fall apart and i will have to throw it away. :))) But then i will get the international version of Samsung ATIV SE, :))

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  • 2014-04-08 01:00
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> In reply to Alexx @ 2014-04-07 19:15 from 3cjG - click to readAlexx, I absolutely agree with you on this. One of the Editorial directors of PocketNow said about this phone: "If you love the WP8 OS, you would love to run it on ATIV S". Guys and girls who are hesitating about buying this phone ... DON'T.... just go and get it, you will love it, trust me.

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  • 2014-04-08 00:52
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Is this phone going to get the WP 8.1 update?!

Because I heard. That the Samsung Ativ S Neo is getting it, but its isn't international, its only for the US.
so my question is, is the international version of "Samsung Ativ S" gets the WP8.1 update?!

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  • 2014-04-07 21:36
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Stop spamming with lumia 920 and 820 its not better than ativ s,i always been a fan of nokia,but this phone is better,the only that really beat him its the lumia 925,lumia 920 sound quality is very low the lumia 820 its much better than 920,but the ativ s its much better than the 820.Its a good phone and it worth buying it.Stop listen to others spamers "Samsung not suport windows phone ".Its suported by samsung.They gonna release samsung ativ se ,its a galaxy s4 with windows phone.

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  • 2014-04-07 19:15
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> In reply to М k d @ 2014-04-06 12:53 from 3Sqy - click to readFirst of all, you should tell me the price they are offering for this phone. Assuming that the price is acceptable by you i will tell you just 3 words "GO FOR IT". I wanted this phone since the day it came out and a year later i got it and since i am a power user of smartphones (never used an Android phone as a daily driver, but i did play with them), I wasn't more happier in my life having a smartphone when i got the ATIV S. It's the best phone i ever had. The OS is stable as it can be, i will vouch that it's even more stable than the dull and boring iOS (any version). Microsoft has offered a 100.000$ reward last summer if any developer can find a serious bug in WP8. I will only say this: The reward still stays on, no one has won it. So far i haven't read that someone with a device who runs WP8 had "freezing issues", even the Huawei W1 and W2 who are running both WP8, have not such issues. If someone has issues of phone restarting, thats either a bad instalation, or manufacturing error, which can happen in any brand of mobile phones. If you want a stable as a rock phone with stable as a rock OS, with a big and beautiful ... wait ... GORGEOUS HD Super AMOLED screen, who can record Full HD videos on 30 frames per second, a phone who might not impress you with the design and color, but with functionality and accuracy, then Sasmung ATIV S is a phone for you. It's a business phone meets fun meets gaming meets perfection.
don't hesitate, go and get it, you won't regret a second. And yes, if you haven't experience a WP8 environment so far, it might took you a day or two to get use to it, but WP8 is made so simple that is a dumb proof phone. With every new thing you find on your phone, you gonna love it more and more. :)
Hope i helped you :)

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  • 2014-04-07 02:17
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-04-05 05:11 from fuvG - click to readOk, first of all that might be a minor update and most probably carrier related, so you are still on GDR2. If you had a GDR3, your Os version would be one of these numbers (8.0.10501.127, 8.0.10512.142, 8.0.10517.150, or 8.0.10521.155*). I will recommend you to do the trick Vladimir posted few posts below and if you have NEE CSC, choose that, if not you might have APO, thats fine too. And sometimes before ask some questions, please do read previous posts, your problem might be answered in those posts.
Please do inform us what you did next and next time write your current OS Version so we can know how to help you more effectively, and PLEASE, take a second to write a name when you post. There are too much Anonymous person and we don't know to whom we to reply. :)

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  • 2014-04-06 15:56
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Boris I want to buy this phone if it is good and worth the money if the operating system is stable?????

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  • 2014-04-06 12:53
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I recently updated my ativ s,but its still runs on the same old is version,even tough its says updated successfully I don't get the features of th GDR3 found in windows phone please help me

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  • 2014-04-05 05:11
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