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> In reply to ddas @ 2013-07-14 15:36 from HkqX - click to readI also bought this 45 days ago. Only problem to me is initial lags contacts and phone. I do not face much heating issue. Me also from Pune. Today's update is 4th update after purchase. But battery is huge plus point to me.

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  • 2013-07-14 19:58
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I got this octa core version from vietnam and am in Nigeria. .got it few days ago but I can't seem to see any updates..kept telling me latest update already installed. .get confused whenever u guys talk of updates or is mine different?

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  • 2013-07-14 18:59
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> In reply to ameya 13 @ 2013-07-14 09:27 from 2@rw - click to readCouldn't have said it any better ameya! Some people get these awesome phones and just don't known how to use them.

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  • 2013-07-14 17:28
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> In reply to Nik Vel @ 2013-07-14 16:27 from U{Ea - click to readinstall androzip and back up the apps in sd card and also backup contacts via contacts app.

for installing via kies:
1. install kies on pc.
2. connect ur phone via usb cable to pc
3. run kies.
4. there will be an option to upgrade firmware.
5. the rest u will do urselves.

installing via kies has an advantage. it installs the whole new firmware instead of only the updated files. it cleans any bugs or corrupt files and hence is like a clean install. one downside is that it installs the whole 1.5 GB firmware. i just prefer kies update.

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  • 2013-07-14 16:33
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-07-14 15:44 from YQrM - click to readhey Shubham
Quick question for u... if u do factory reset before n after a firmware update how can the apps get installed ??? or does keis have option to back it up?
And can u guide how can the firmwate update from kies? I never tried it and have been doing through wifi and wats it advsntage to do through kies rather from wifi

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  • 2013-07-14 16:27
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2 broken screens in 1 week

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  • 2013-07-14 15:54
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> In reply to ddas @ 2013-07-14 15:36 from HkqX - click to readi'll update it today. i install the full firmware from kies and not only the OTA one and its always around 1.4-1.5 GB. it's always better. also i do a factory reset before and after firmware updates.

what is the problem with "Permissive"

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  • 2013-07-14 15:44
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> In reply to ddas @ 2013-07-14 15:26 from HkqX - click to readi have also had a great experience with my S4. i'm from ankleshwar(near SURAT). i had written my experience from my s4 long ago.

about the heat and battery drain problem don't worry. when you install an update the system and cpu optimize apps and hence bbattery drains faster. it will be much less after a week or 2-3 days. so no worries.


tip: go to settings, more tab, application manager and in all tab disable apps like s link, samsung push and if possible google maps. they constantly drain battery. hope it helps.

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  • 2013-07-14 15:41
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-07-14 15:34 from YQrM - click to readYes Shubham, mine too says "Permissive"..& even got the latest update of 48MB today as of July 2,2013. Did U?

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  • 2013-07-14 15:36
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> In reply to ddas @ 2013-07-14 15:14 from HkqX - click to readin my SELinux status it says Permissive. i really don't know what it means.

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  • 2013-07-14 15:34
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Finally had my "white frost beauty S4" yday. 2nd day of usage got 4updates so far,i.e.4 reboots (approx. 343,22,18 & 48MBs, last update says July 2,2013).
Pros:
1. Who says it doesn't have a premium look? Just have hands on experience 1st. The plastic body has given a glossy & premium look much better than S3.(S4 looks nothing in pictures, in hand it looks way better atleast the white model).
2.If it was not plastic then it wud b heavy,thats y its very light & slim (which I liked the most).
3.Not big in size but screen is big..too good (easily fits in palm being slim & sleek)
4.Many additional features, don't how many will use it regularly..but good for sometimes fun.
5.Display is brilliant, quick adjustable to surrounding light (but not as good as S2 under sunlight).
6.Sound quality marvellous.

Cons:
1.Battery drains faster even if taking utmost care(like closing bckgrnd apps,auto light mode,power saver..etc). But keeping net ON for atleast 8hrs for chatting & browsing.
2.Little heats up while charging spclly :(

Else sum1 can share & tell me their own experience on S4. I'm frm Pune..Thanx :)

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  • 2013-07-14 15:26
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-07-14 05:56 from YQrM - click to readHi Shubham pls rply on my last query..about the "SELinux status" item in about device section..do u have that in ur device too..I'm frm Pune & asking this bcoz nvr seen this on Note2 or S3....else sum1 pls rply..
Also has any body got today an 48MB update of July 2,2013?

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  • 2013-07-14 15:14
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s 4 sucks..i am using s 4 and its lagging and hitting problem while i am using internet its being lag and battery draining too fast if i using internet or not. note 2 is better than this crap.

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  • 2013-07-14 14:26
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> In reply to sufiyan reHan @ 2013-07-14 09:51 from 9x1a - click to readi can agree, HTC ONE is a LOT better

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  • 2013-07-14 14:05
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> In reply to sufiyan reHan @ 2013-07-14 09:51 from 9x1a - click to readcan u tell us why?

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  • 2013-07-14 13:48
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> In reply to Nik Vel @ 2013-07-13 16:55 from U{M4 - click to readi just got the phone last week so maybe now i got 343mb update... i ve done all 3 updates that u mentioned yesterday and today i again got 42mb update.. ive done that but not sure wat was it about.. if u knw plzz help.. thanks...

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  • 2013-07-14 13:31
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i'm using s4 it's very awosome ... but my brother have htc one and my openion the the htc one is 100% better than s4

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  • 2013-07-14 09:51
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Got MG1 OTA update. Still can say not fully satisfied with contacts and dialer apps lag but little brighter and snappier in other applications. My purpose not got solved. Need guidance whether I need to factory reset.😂😭

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  • 2013-07-14 09:34
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> In reply to diana @ 2013-07-12 23:37 from AIAx - click to readHey.
Your battery might be draining fast because of the applications that keep running in the background.So whenever you wanna quit an app, use the back button instead of the home button.The back button closes the applications while the home key just minimises them. Many people have the habit of using the home key for closing apps and they sit and complain that their battery drains fast and the phone is shitty and stuff.
second, turn on power saving mode. it does not affect the perfomance of the phone while at the same time it conserves battery by closing all unwanted applications.
if u have a packet data connection, turn it off when you dont need it.(Another major reason why people complain about less battery life :/)
adjust the brightness. dont keep it too bright nor too dull.
try turning off the wifi, gps and bluetooth toggles in the notification bar.
that might help you solve your problem. :)

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  • 2013-07-14 09:27
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Hello guys im planning to get a s4 I9500 next month , but i will ask is there any problems with this version , there was any difference between vietnam made or korean or china.
Thanks.

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  • 2013-07-14 09:09
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