Am using this phone for the past 4 months. Only now do i realize how good these samsung phones are. Real easy to use , clear sounds and great screen . Did not have any issues to adapt from berry with i had been using for several years and a android prone for some time as well. Would buy this phone again any time . By the way bought it really for a good price 300 usd.
AnonD-260342, 04 May 2014Where do you get off telling all the posts here that the Ativ S will get WP 9 update. That has... moreWell, if you follow sites like GSMArena (the news section), PocketNow, WPCentral, and similar ones who have tech people whos job is to know this kind of stuff and ofcorse Microsoft's pages regarding the Windows Phone, you might learn thing or two. I can't remember exactly where did I read about this, but it was a reason I wrote to MS and Samsung asking them is that a rumor or it might happen. WYI, WP9 is already in the process of making. I got an answer from MS and Samsung Support that pretty much confirms those rumors but not entirely, but they also didn't say "No, thats not true".
If i find the article where i read that i will post the link here so you can read yourselfs. From what i have heard, any WP device with 720p and above will get the WP9 when it comes. don't know about the lower resolution devices tho.
AnonD-260029, 03 May 2014wow wow, your kindness is very appreciated, long respond right? haha. sory, for now i cannot d... moreWay to go JunN, i am glad you succeed to have the GDR3 update on your ATIV S. Bravo :)
AnonD-92221, 08 Apr 2014i so hate people who come here and just bump a question like this before they do their re-sea... moreWhere do you get off telling all the posts here that the Ativ S will get WP 9 update. That has not been determined for any of the existing WP 8 phones.
wow wow, your kindness is very appreciated, long respond right? haha. sory, for now i cannot do it anymore (write down all csc code). but fyi, i try all the csc, and no update available. still at 8.0.103xxxxx. as long as i remember, all csc code mean indonesia, singapore, 2 philipines, and 2 malaysia. that's it. still lazy? i prefer yess...
now,my phone already get gdr3 which is 8.0.105xxxx. how? search the flashing tool, wp8 image with gdr2, and europe csc. after flashing, check the csc code list, and thanks God, there is ATO. check for update, bingo.....thats it. thanks to all people in gsmarena. vladimir and of course, you....
I have just checked and i have to apologize to Jordano, cuz he was right, but that is due a bug in the Windows Phone App, that triggers the WP8 device to get the WP8.1. I wrote to MS about this to ask them and they do admit it was a bug and since no harm is reported so far, they have no intent to fix that or to shut that option. People are free to do whatever they want to do until no harm is made. :)
As for me, i have no intent to upgrade to WP8.1 yet, i will gladly wait for the OFFICIAL version to be out in few months. So far, GDR3 is working just perfect for me :)
AnonD-260029, 03 May 2014not lazy, but i cannot fint ATO or NEE on my csc list. all csc list are south east asia countr... moreJunN 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 :)
Jordano , 01 May 2014Of course you can. Go to http://appstudio.windowsphone.com/ and login with your Microsoft acco... moreActually 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:
Next time, do a little bit more research before you post something totally wrong and missguiding.
Vladimir, 02 May 2014Click *Read all opinions* and go on page 2. Find my manual(under Vladimir nickname) for GDR3. ... morenot lazy, but i cannot fint ATO or NEE on my csc list. all csc list are south east asia country, including mine, xse ...
JunN, 02 May 2014wow, you guys already talk about wp8.1, but my i8750 still not has gdr3 update (my location an... moreClick *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.
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.
Jomar, 29 Apr 2014Can I update my samsung ativ s to windows 8.1?Of 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.
Jomar, 29 Apr 2014Can I update my samsung ativ s to windows 8.1?Yes 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 :)
kenjamvampodrzavi, 17 Apr 2014Actually photos can be restored if no data is written over. You need to plug the phone to pc a... morekenjamvampodrzavi, 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.
AnonD-92221, 16 Apr 2014What do you mean on USB Card? do you mean internal memory or the SD Card? Not that that matte... moreActually photos can be restored if no data is written over. You need to plug the phone to pc and use data restore program.
Markella, 16 Apr 2014I save my photos in usb card on the phone. After i format it by mistake.
can i find the fotos... moreWhat 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.