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Guys.. Please reply... I am going to buy s4.. Am I doing right or wrong? Means some say s4 is fully.. So

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  • 2013-09-16 18:26
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My app stores are in Japanies I want everything in english please help michealsherod@gmail.com

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  • 2013-09-16 16:55
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I am facing problems with the ringtone volume.
Comparatively with S3 the ringing tone volume is very low. Do all face the same problem??

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  • 2013-09-16 14:31
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> In reply to BK @ 2013-09-13 12:07 from w0@7 - click to readi am also facing same problem , were you able to find any solution for this problem? please let me know.... thanx in advance

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  • 2013-09-16 14:00
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> In reply to Fa @ 2013-09-16 07:33 from tew7 - click to readbuddy just install vlc player from play.google and enjoy all format videos :)

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  • 2013-09-16 12:00
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> In reply to Fa @ 2013-09-16 07:33 from tew7 - click to readIt plays flv files. I am using

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  • 2013-09-16 09:12
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-09-16 08:31 from U{qH - click to readThanks dude!
Anyways, it would be a bonus if we get it. Samsung might prefer to keep this technology for its newer devices I guess, so as to boost their market share.. :-) Its all a part of business..

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  • 2013-09-16 08:38
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> In reply to Gash2401 @ 2013-09-16 08:14 from ceKb - click to readI heard somewhere on xda that there is a chip level defect on exynos 5410 which cripples the chip to only cluster migration and hence it is difficult to do core migration. hence I think it is not likely that it can be done. But maybe samsung gives us a surprise by giving a kernel update as it is very well possible to be enabled by a kernel update.

I can't say anything by now but most likely s4 won't get it due to a hardware problem in the chip.

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  • 2013-09-16 08:31
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Samsung recently announced its Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution for the Exynos 5 Octa to fully maximize the benefits of the ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology. The HMP capability gives system-level designers the ability to develop solutions that deliver the right combination of high-performance and low-power to carry out tasks such as 3D gaming, complex augmented reality and advanced web browsing.
It is being speculated that this technology solution can be deployed in the Exynos 5410 chipset used by this phone thru a software update, which would improve the performance of the processor by having all the eight cores to function together.
Just wanted to ask the tech gurus here, that do they think its possible to do by a mere software update...?

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  • 2013-09-16 08:14
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> In reply to Fa @ 2013-09-16 07:33 from tew7 - click to readof course it supports flv most youtube videos are flv man and they work so i think the problem is with your app

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  • 2013-09-16 07:50
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why its not supported FLV videos Format?
how can i watch flv videos? i am download Mx player and try to watch flv videos but its not work why?
can u tell me some software names to watch flv videos?

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  • 2013-09-16 07:33
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> In reply to [deleted post]yeah , I am now commenting from my s4. our mid sems are going on and labs are open till 5 am in night as today is COMPUTER SCIENCE PAPER. I read them all but you don't understand. companies need not advise all things. sometimes you have to apply your brain. factory reset is like a clean install in which all the bugs and corrupted files get removed. after all, the firmware uodate is for fixing bugs and improving experience. I read it on xda developers forum thread by a recognised developer and it helped me making my phone heat up less. so why are you worried.....


I use common sense. but you don't read them. this is USER opinions and reviews page. You should not come here and write B.S.

NOW I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO FURTHER REPLY TO YOU. its of no use and is turning into a bad fight going nowhere. why do you say the same thing again and again. that sony htc samsung all don't say don't do ota. but kies is always better to it downloads whole firmware and hence all files are new and error free.

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  • 2013-09-16 05:29
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Please help me...am going to buy a new phone.but am confused with s4 and xperia z...which one is best? And i have another doubt that the s4 available in uae is lte capable? Please help me any one...

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  • 2013-09-15 22:33
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> In reply to Freefaller™ @ 2013-09-15 19:32 from mySN - click to readhey freefaller. I have that app already. But that captures very low detail photos and have very less size like 400kb against over 3mb photos of genuine camera. hence this can't be considered a good replacement. but it has photo sphere. hence I keep it.

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  • 2013-09-15 22:23
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-09-15 20:42 from 3Jb7 - click to readI have not changed my ip ever. I was commenting over a lab computer in IIT BOMBAY . DONT YOU UNDERSTAND A SIMPLE THING. ITS WRITTEN OVER XDA. those devs advise this as it should be better. You don't know better than devs. and what's the problem in a simple factory reset. I backup my data on my sd card and whooom. I always tell either from my personal experiences or by reading over trusted sources. I don't want to be rude really but why you don't understand a simple thing. Are you high??? or are you troll!??? when you don't find anything you keep bashing on my age. atleast I am tought some ethics and atticates to bit bash on someone's age or sex or something personal.. Your comments are really immature and you tell me only 17 years. What proof do you have that you are older or I am 17 and not 27..... What problem do you have? ??


Please don't recomment on this... All people know here who is the abuser



Have a nice day.

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  • 2013-09-15 22:19
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-09-15 19:45 from 9CA7 - click to readshubham yad.. read gsmarena comments policy- upfront- read again ==use commonsense !!! you mislead misinform all the time - GOOGLE all updates OTA all google devices !!! yet u say ""my strong ADVICE- Factory reset before and after updates- s4 via kies ..."" you claim to be 17yrs old student ! CAN U UNDERSTAND SIMPLE ENGLISH == SAMSUNG GOOGLE HTC SONY ETC donot advise factory resets before and after updates !!! so you self claimed 17yrs old student CLAIM TO KNOW MORE about s4 than samsung or google !!!!! and you abuser - GSMARENA FORUMS == informed comments Based on factual experiences on device usages FOR infos sharing and common issues problems solving !!! you have changed your IP ADDRESS AGAIN !!

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  • 2013-09-15 20:42
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> In reply to Freefaller™ @ 2013-09-15 20:22 from mySN - click to readYeah...not anything I have done.
Rooting is fixing this.
Saw some posts in google wher they have changed some coding n all then got it worked.
Not tht tech savy to work into this and alter those codesn mess phone...so did nt go deep into that.

*** this is the link I referred and found thr is a fix... but I did nt understand anything :P

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  • 2013-09-15 20:27
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> In reply to Freefaller™ @ 2013-09-15 20:14 from mySN - click to read@ Nik Vel

I've done a quick search and found the following link for you:

http://code.google.com/p/andro...ail?id=40023

You are clearly not the only person being affected by that problem, there are LOTS of other people suffering like you. It definitely sounds like a bug in 4.2
Not much consolation, but at least now you know it isn't anything you've done.

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  • 2013-09-15 20:22
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> In reply to Freefaller™ @ 2013-09-15 20:14 from mySN - click to readI did install digital certificate.
so when I try to join it says Saved,Secured and ntng else.
:( really frustrating at times.
So I thought it may b due to something from cache.. So as per Anthony I tried wipe cache and tht ended in Errors
...Was taking advises from him since 4 yrs nw, as we both own htc hd2 prior this.

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  • 2013-09-15 20:19
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> In reply to Nik Vel @ 2013-09-15 20:02 from U{vk - click to read@ Nik Vel

I know the problems you've had connecting to the IBM network, and I don't think there will be a solution from what you say. Either the new modem.bin file on your phone is incompatable with the Firm's network, or vice versa, and they will never 'talk' to each other.

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  • 2013-09-15 20:14
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