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> In reply to JunN @ 2014-05-03 00:58 from 6{pc - click to readJunN I totally agree with Vladimir that you been lazy on researching. Anyway, please provide us with all CSC you have on your phone, write them down on a piece of paper and write them here so we can see which one you to use, or you can simply try any of those and see if you get the updates. Yes that will require lots of hard resets but eventually you will hit the right one.
The process of upgrading will go (assuming that you are on GDR1) with this order: First you upgrade to GDR2 and all other minor updates after that and then you hit the GDR3. Each of this big updates (GDR2 and GDR3) will take approximately between 30-60 minutes, so, you better keep your phone on the charger all the time while you are updating.
To get you the clue about OS Version after each update here is the version you will probably get (at least one of them):
GDR2: OS Versions 8.0.10327.77 or 8.0.10328.78**
GDR3: OS Versions: 8.0.10501.127, 8.0.10512.142, 8.0.10517.150, or 8.0.10521.155*
I myself followed Vladimirs procedure and get the GDR3 right away with the CSC NEE.
Vladimire brate, ako ovo procitas dodaj me na fejsbuku: Boris Nevermore
Bilo bi dobro imati nekoga s kojim bih se mogao konsultovati :) Pozdrav iz Makedonije :)

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  • 2014-05-03 06:09
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> In reply to Jordano @ 2014-05-01 23:59 from J46R - click to readActually Jordano your post is totally wrong. To get the WP8.1 Developers Preview you need to:
1. Be a REGISTERED Developer
2. Have a developer unlocked device.
To be a registered developer you need to have the license wich is cost 19 US$, and here is the explanation:
"To download the app and start getting early access to Windows Phone updates, you need to be a registered developer or be running a "developer unlocked" phone.
- Register as a Windows Phone Developer $19 USD, and publish apps in the Store
- Register as a developer with App Studio Free, and create apps to run on your own Windows Phones" (which means you have to create working app first)
And here is the link to that:
https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/develop/devpr­eview

Next time, do a little bit more research before you post something totally wrong and missguiding.

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  • 2014-05-03 06:01
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> In reply to Vladimir @ 2014-05-02 21:57 from JFkc - click to readnot lazy, but i cannot fint ATO or NEE on my csc list. all csc list are south east asia country, including mine, xse ...

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  • 2014-05-03 00:58
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> In reply to JunN @ 2014-05-02 16:07 from 6{cC - click to readClick *Read all opinions* and go on page 2. Find my manual(under Vladimir nickname) for GDR3.
And before asking for help try to READ at least several pages of this comment. Don't be lazy.

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  • 2014-05-02 21:57
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wow, you guys already talk about wp8.1, but my i8750 still not has gdr3 update (my location and device is from Indonesia). desperating wait till now. check for update almost every day, but the result still, your device is up to date. please help, repost or reply me how to manually update/flashing to gdr3. thanks for all of your kindness.

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  • 2014-05-02 16:07
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> In reply to Jomar @ 2014-04-29 09:56 from wYFx - click to readOf course you can. Go to http://appstudio.windowsphone.com/ and login with your Microsoft account (the same you use in your Windows Phone). Sign the developer program, completely free, and then download the Preview for Developers app on your WP's Store. Check the agreement box and finally go to your Settings and manually search for updates. That's it. Free. No cost. Go to Windows Phone Central website for more info, but it's basically it.

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  • 2014-05-01 23:59
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> In reply to Jomar @ 2014-04-29 09:56 from wYFx - click to readYes you can if you got a developer license from Microsoft, but you will have to pay a fee for that and you will get the WP8.1 right away. BUT, keep in mind that official release of WP8.1 for the general customers is still not released. What you got today is "WP8.1 Developers Preview", that is almost like a BETA version, so if you are not in the mood of waiting for the OFFICIAL release, then go ahead, buy the developers license and get the WP8.1, but keep in mind that since this is BETA version, it will have lots of bugs, but there are also few awesome improvements too.
I almost forgot to tell you that you have to have GDR3 installed on your phone to get the WP8.1 Developers Preview. In case you don't have the GDR3 installed, scroll few posts below, search for Vladimir's posts of how to get the official GDR3 on your phone, its a quick procedure. I got the GDR3 following his simple few steps of updating.
If you ask me, i will wait for the OFFICIAL release of WP8.1 which will come eventually in few weeks or few months, since WP8.1 Developers Preview is mainly to get feedback from developers to what to change, what to implement and what to fix for the OFFICIAL release. There is lots of sites who gave a review of the new WP8.1 Developers preview, what is new and good and what is messed up and need to be fixed. I suggest you to do your research about that before do anything on your phone, cuz once you go WP8.1, there is no back to WP8. Hope this helped you and answered your question. Cheers :)

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  • 2014-04-29 14:55
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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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