Vladimir, 29 Mar 2014No, you do not lose warranty. You can always go back to your old code. CSC codes are just sett... moreThank you Vladimir, i was just going to write you a reply that i made it with NEE cuz my phone didn't had ATO in the list too. So, now I have the GDR3 on my phone and all the procedure went smoothly, tho, before i did anything i spend lots of time searching through numerous forums and sites regarding WP8 OS Updates, just to check all the aspects and don't screw up something, lol. I mean, i got pretty much good in tweaking Windows Mobile devices, like my Omnia i900 (still using it as a secondary device), but WP8 OS is kinda new to me, so better be safe than sorry, right? :))).
Yes, after i got updated with GDR3, I returned to my country code which is MBM and stands for T-Mobile Macedonia. First thing i did notice, is that i have way much better battery life than i had with GDR2, which was pretty much decent battery life.
Thank you again for your quick tutorial in upgrading WP8 with GDR3. God bless you. :)
AnonD-92221, 28 Mar 2014Are you sure about this method? Will changing your CSC remove the warranty? Did you do this wi... moreNo, you do not lose warranty. You can always go back to your old code. CSC codes are just settings for different countries. ATO - Austria, NEE - Nordic. I have tested on my own phone over 15 different CSC codes because I do not have ATO code in that list of codes. So I tested many others to find which will work and find that NEE works. When you putt different code it will give you WAP and MMS settings for that country so you will need to manually adjust WAP and MMS settings for your country if your carrier does not do it automatically.
When you click on update in settings win mob will check which code do you have. Because only some countries are getting GDR3 for now so you need to trick win mob that you live there.
Some apps like HERE DRIVE + are checking your SIM card and not CSC code.
Vladimir, 26 Mar 2014If you checked for update in settings and did not get gdr3 you need to change CSC code.
dial ... moreAre you sure about this method? Will changing your CSC remove the warranty? Did you do this with your phone too, it worked?
I mean, the codes you provide are correct, they do work, and I did manage to get into the CSC Converter, I just need to be sure if this is a safe method :)
I do own this remarkable piece of device, and I do believe that Windows Phone will get back on the throne where it was with Windows Mobile 5 and 6 before they stopped the development of WM in favor of WP7 and let Android take their place as the only alternative OS for smartphones. :)
jeebus, 17 Mar 2014Are you sure? Because i could not update mine
If you checked for update in settings and did not get gdr3 you need to change CSC code.
dial ##634# then *#321647335
now you will see list of codes and which is yours.
Change code to ATO or NEE then phone will reset (hard reset). It will delete all of your data so back up before this.
Then go again in settings and check for update.
Note: battery min 70% and wifi turn ON
It will last for about 30 min and restart 2 or 3 times.
After that it will be OS version: 8.0.10517.150
You need to do restart once again by holding power button until restart to get data sens and other programs and features.
PS. Samsung does not care for their customers on win mob like Nokia so you need to do all that.
It is a good phone although I have had a couple of problems, one being the slowness of the auto-brightness and having to use auto-brightness because medium brightness is too bright and with low brightness you can't see your phone outside in the sunshine.
The other problem is that it seems a bit picky about which Wi-fi routers it works with, solid with some, frequent disconnection with others, must be something to do with WPA versus WPA2 or TKIP versus AES I reckon.
Great phone. Have been using it for a couple of weeks and I can honestly say that it is an amazing phone. On it's price range I don't think you can find a better choice.
I have Ativ S with gdr3 update. It is great phone but me and many others can not activate FM radio. GSM arena can you help??? In many forums that I have red there are info that fm radio hardware is there but no driver support for ativ S. Once again please help GSM arena or anybody else. I bought this phone because I have red in GSMarena review that it will get FM radio with gdr2 update but it isn't there. Thanks in advance.
Lovely, 08 Mar 2014Can I play HD games in here ? Like Temple Run 2, Subway Surfers ?You call that HD games. Try N.O.V.A.
Platanis, 10 Feb 2014Is there something wrong in specs?2300mah battery and 168/218 hours stand by time?nope, i can get with normal usage at least 2 days out of it.
I have this phone for about 3 months and it's the best phone I've ever had or worked on. I'm really not sure why it isn't way more popular on the market but it's an amazing and super fast and insanely good and useful business phone. Would recommend it to everyone, business people, gamers etc. App center offers million of great games even some MMOS that you can fluidly play.
Is there something wrong in specs?2300mah battery and 168/218 hours stand by time?