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Badly waiting for 4.4.3 update...

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  • 2014-06-10 11:15
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> In reply to JOSEMLUKOSE @ 2014-06-10 03:46 from X}7L - click to readYou don't know how to use the phone. Follow these tips to get rid of heating.

1. Get an s-view cover. It'll dissipate the heating.

2. Wait for 1-2 weeks after the purchase to the phone's firmware to settle.

3. Update to 4.4.2 kitkat and do a factory reset.

4. Go to settings> apps> all and disable samsung link and samsung push. Additionally any app that you don't use, uninstall or disable it.

5. Enable developer mode.

6. Change the transition scale, animation scale and window animation to 0.5x in developer options.

7. Enable Force GPU rendering in developer options.

8. Enable power saving mode.

Note: Please don't use phone for long in very hot environments(>40 degree celcius) and expect it to remain cool. The phone will obviously absorb radiation and be hot if you use it in hot environments.

Wait for summer to go, the phone will be as cool as cocumber.

Have a nice day

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  • 2014-06-10 04:08
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> In reply to Rby @ 2014-06-09 19:14 from tjKK - click to readThe battery backup is lesser than 4.3 but not by much. Still i get 4.5 - 5 hour on-screen time. In 4.3 i got 5-5.5 hour on-screen time. That's not a big deal and I've bought a new battery as a spare so i swap them when one gets over.

I think my battery has gotten old now and I'll update the stats in one or 2 days with the newer battery i purchased. Please always be on this thread. Update people and get updated.

Have a nice day.

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  • 2014-06-10 04:00
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dear bro,
never go for it, i bought one on may 12th 2014, it is heating almost like an iron box, they replaced my motherboard on second week of purchace, but still it is heating to the same extent, now they are telling that it is the normal heating for a phone with "heavy" processor.so think thoroughly before going for it

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  • 2014-06-10 03:46
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-06-09 09:46 from YQrM - click to readThanks very much bro. @darkgamer. I was a bit afraid. Another thing, can you please provide me the info about 4.4.2's battery backup? In my thought battery backup was better in the previous editions of android. Thanks again for your feedback.

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  • 2014-06-09 19:14
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-06-09 14:07 from YQrM - click to readThank you

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  • 2014-06-09 16:09
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-06-09 14:38 from gA9r - click to readFirst of all, it won't be too soon and initially the plans will be insanely expensive and unfeasible. Even 3G is highly expensive here and plans are limited( no unlimited plans).

I will be using this phone for at least an year more and i'm quite satisfied with 3G. As we have limited plans, we don't use mobile INTERNET for movie or torrent downloads. so it's not a big deal as 4G won't have much fast in rendering webpages.

I live in mumbai and i don't care if companies launch 4G. I already have 500 Mbps LAN at my place and 100 Mbps wifi.

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  • 2014-06-09 15:09
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-06-09 14:07 from YQrM - click to readdark gamer - we hear india is fastracking to 4G -you will need s4- 4G version soon (2 months time )mumbai delhi starters ..eureka !

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  • 2014-06-09 14:38
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> In reply to tyson kai @ 2014-06-09 12:15 from fCx2 - click to readThe video files are corrupted. Try to download a legitimate video from a better source or download videos from youtube using PC and trasfer on phone to watch.

Have a nice day

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  • 2014-06-09 14:09
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> In reply to mannat @ 2014-06-09 11:54 from rJ97 - click to readGo for it, you won't regret.

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  • 2014-06-09 14:08
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> In reply to vnykckcvs4 @ 2014-06-09 12:47 from vGQR - click to readNo, you cannot downgrade to 4.2.2 or 4.3.


Don't panic, the battery life will improve on it's own in a week or so.

Have a nice day

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  • 2014-06-09 14:07
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> In reply to darkgamer @ 2014-06-09 09:44 from YQrM - click to readOkay... Can we protect it(chrome) thru s view case?? If yes then I will purchase it

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  • 2014-06-09 13:46
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> In reply to Rickson Rodrigues @ 2014-06-07 10:43 from uuyx - click to readgo to another real store you will definately find 64 gb versions

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  • 2014-06-09 13:35
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> In reply to Rickson Rodrigues @ 2014-06-07 10:43 from uuyx - click to readgo to another real store you will definately find 64 gb versions

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  • 2014-06-09 13:32
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Pls is it normal wid s4 my battery barely last f 4 t 5 hours

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  • 2014-06-09 13:29
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Hi friends,

i have purchased s4 black edition 2 days back with kitkat 4.4.2 os.

i am getting battery life of 4 hrs with normal usage.

when i try to update it is showing no new update.

please help me to fix the battery problem.

can i downgrade to 4.2.2 or 4.3.

which helps me to improve the battery life or not.

apart from battery life every thing is fine.

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  • 2014-06-09 12:47
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I downloaded hd mp4 video songs from videoming.in and some other sites also.But when I open the downloaded video, it plays for a few seconds and then message appears 'sorry this video cannot be played'. Pls help.

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  • 2014-06-09 12:15
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i want to buy this phone. which colour is better black mist or black edition ??? n which model i9500 or i9505??? i want phone with superb camera nd fast nd unlaggy .. n wht about heating problem?? should i go for it ??? plz reply honestly ... thanku very much

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  • 2014-06-09 11:54
  • rJ97
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i want to buy this phone . which colour is better black mist or black edition ,,n which model i9500 or ??? is this good choice ??? i want superb camera , unlaggy phone ,, n wht about heating issues ??? can i go for s4... plz reply honestly ... thanks

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  • 2014-06-09 11:43
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