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Old August 23rd, 2012, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New FH13 update - anyone get it yet?

So Sprint announced a new ICS update yesterday, version SD710.10S.FH13 (MR 4). Supposedly includes a battery life improvement. I'm hoping they've fixed some of the Bluetooth issues as well, but not holding my breath.

No reports of anyone getting it yet that I've seen, or pointers to a manual download.

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Just downloaded it via Kies. It would not download from Settings>System Updates>Update Firmware. Started Kies and it notified me of update.
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Just downloaded it via Kies. It would not download from Settings>System Updates>Update Firmware. Started Kies and it notified me of update.
Interesting ... I just downloaded and connected Kies and got the same thing. Looks like it allows you to manually upload FH13 that way. Running now ...
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Interesting ... I just downloaded and connected Kies and got the same thing. Looks like it allows you to manually upload FH13 that way. Running now ...

call me a noob but how do you download it using Kies ?? i see nothing
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call me a noob but how do you download it using Kies ?? i see nothing
If you connect your phone via USB and KIES recognizes it will automatically pop up that firmware is outdated and it asks you to install new one.
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What exactly is the fix on this firmware?
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Interesting ... I just downloaded and connected Kies and got the same thing. Looks like it allows you to manually upload FH13 that way. Running now ...
Upgrade finished no problem, and I'm on FH13. Not seeing much difference ... battery life might be a touch better than FF18 (which was actually OK for me), but tough to really quantify.

The upgrade does NOT seem to include a fix for the Bluetooth problem I was hoping for. In my car, when I connect both a HandsFree and an A2DP deivice I get audio glitches ... warbling on the phone audio and occasional skips on the music. Still happening with FH13.
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call me a noob but how do you download it using Kies ?? i see nothing
Make sure you've got Kies and not the browser based Kies Air ... totally different. The Kies program should detect that your phone is not up-to-date as soon as it connects and offer you the chance to upgrade.
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Make sure you've got Kies and not the browser based Kies Air ... totally different. The Kies program should detect that your phone is not up-to-date as soon as it connects and offer you the chance to upgrade.

yep, that was the problem , thanx man
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Make sure you've got Kies and not the browser based Kies Air ... totally different. The Kies program should detect that your phone is not up-to-date as soon as it connects and offer you the chance to upgrade.
I tried Kies Air and like you said doesn't work. I looked for Kies on my apps and the Play Store and could not find it. Where is this app?
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I tried Kies Air and like you said doesn't work. I looked for Kies on my apps and the Play Store and could not find it. Where is this app?
Go here to download and install Kies on your computer. It is the first download link.

http://m.samsung.com/us/kies/
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first day with it and really didnt see any diffrance :/
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Will the FH13 update loose root?
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Samsung Epic 4G Touch Software Update - S.D710.10S.FH13

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- Batterylife enhancements
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Been running it for about 5 days...dont see a damn bit of difference
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Ive have not gotten the newst update. I eent round and round with Sprint yesterday because of all the isusses im having after my phone got ics. They are sending me a replaement phone thst supposedly still has gingerbread.the suppervisor said do not under any circumstance upgrade the to ics. Ignore the update messages.there are too many probelms with ics. Ill see of the replacement is ehat thry say it is.
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Every time i try to download Kies it gives me an error!!
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Kies is horrible. Took forever to download only to get stuck on the connecting screen when I tried to hook it up to my phone. I tried some of the fixes suggested in these forums but none of them work so whether Kries works or not I guess is just a matter of luck. I got the update a couple days later and as was already pointed out in here it made absolutely no difference so that was a waste.
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Got the OTA update this morning...installed...haven't noticed a lot of difference with battery life. I keep WiFi turned off anyway at work.
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So Sprint announced a new ICS update yesterday, version SD710.10S.FH13 (MR 4). Supposedly includes a battery life improvement. I'm hoping they've fixed some of the Bluetooth issues as well, but not holding my breath.

No reports of anyone getting it yet that I've seen, or pointers to a manual download.
I got the OTA on Sunday August 26 and the battery life got worse not better.
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I downloaded the OTA yesterday and then flashed the rooted version. Not much of a change, but I like it.
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I have a Galaxy S2 on Ting. To force the ICS update 3 weeks ago, and then today force the FH13 update, I performed the following steps:

1) Make sure phone is fully charged or is plugged into power (it's also is good to be on wi-fi)
2) Settings > Applications > All (tab at top)
3) scroll down and select Google Service Framework, Tap on Clear Data
4) go to system update and update PRL, then update Profile, then update android (aka Samsung Software).
5) if step 4 doesn't result in an update being applied, repeat steps 1 through 4. For some reason I sometimes have to do it twice before it works. It might be whatever step 3 is clearing gets "uncleared" if you're too slow -- not sure.

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By the way -- Ting is a great service -- you pay full price for the phone up front, but you make that back with the very low monthly costs (as long as you stay on wi-fi at home, your monthly charges are very low). Here is my return on investment spreadsheet for 4 phones --> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag9JX5TNCrcBdGZ1RnYxWnlHQ0MydFEzaDF4NFlnT lE
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Got the fh13 update via kies pc and the normal battery life is back to normal,since ics battery waz dying on withing 1.5hours after full charge it was shutting off on me when was still showing 50 % and 60% then when restarted it was completely juiced out,now is back to normal,never have any issues with bluetooth.
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I just got prompted to update it this morning, haven't noticed a diff yet, but I wasn't having battery problems. I was having problems with the phone rebooting while streaming music. I'll see when I get in my car if it still does it.
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I just upgraded mine and my wife's phone via Kies. We'll see how the battery life goes. My wife's phone was experiencing the worse of the battery life issues since ICS update.
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Did this today. It took two tries, but on the second one, it found the FH13 update.

We'll see how battery life is after this.

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I have a Galaxy S2 on Ting. To force the ICS update 3 weeks ago, and then today force the FH13 update, I performed the following steps:

1) Make sure phone is fully charged or is plugged into power (it's also is good to be on wi-fi)
2) Settings > Applications > All (tab at top)
3) scroll down and select Google Service Framework, Tap on Clear Data
4) go to system update and update PRL, then update Profile, then update android (aka Samsung Software).
5) if step 4 doesn't result in an update being applied, repeat steps 1 through 4. For some reason I sometimes have to do it twice before it works. It might be whatever step 3 is clearing gets "uncleared" if you're too slow -- not sure.

-Tom

By the way -- Ting is a great service -- you pay full price for the phone up front, but you make that back with the very low monthly costs (as long as you stay on wi-fi at home, your monthly charges are very low). Here is my return on investment spreadsheet for 4 phones --> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag9JX5TNCrcBdGZ1RnYxWnlHQ0MydFEzaDF4NFlnT lE
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I got my update via OTA yesterday. So far, so good. The screen transitions feel a little snappier, and the battery life is on par with FF18 for me, which is fine because ICS didn't break my battery. All in all, ICS has been a nice upgrade for me.
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Nope, still rebooting when connected to my car stereo. >:[
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I can confirm that FH13 definitely improved battery life for me. I would often go to bed with 40% battery life left, and wake up to a dead phone battery. Last night it was around 40% when I went to bed, and I still have 31% left this morning.

I see a definite improvement in battery life with FH13 on my phone.
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I can confirm that FH13 definitely improved battery life for me. I would often go to bed with 40% battery life left, and wake up to a dead phone battery. Last night it was around 40% when I went to bed, and I still have 31% left this morning.

I see a definite improvement in battery life with FH13 on my phone.



Glad to see someone is experiencing improved battery life. My phone just prompted the update so hopefully I have good results to report.
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I already received the update if does helps battery life no problem with bluetooh so far everything seems to be ok except u will lose root access after update if someone could help me through the process of putting it online in a post
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Battery life is indeed vastly improved with this update!
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Battery life is indeed vastly improved with this update!
I hope I'm not frustrating those with ICS issues, but I have 30% improved battery usage. Bluetooth works great and data is fast.
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Unfortunately the update hasn't done much for my phone's battery life. Looks like I'll be doing a factory reset.
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This update broke my root! How can i fix it? (without losing any data) someone please share a link.
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I hope I'm not frustrating those with ICS issues, but I have 30% improved battery usage. Bluetooth works great and data is fast.
Something is is up if people still have battery issues after receiving this update. Cockpit error perhaps?

Now that I've been running this since it was released I can say that standby power is down to a mere trickle and on some (low duty) periods I can get up to 3 days on a single charge - solidly.

I have bluetooth always enabled now, to 'syncmyride' and even with that the battery life is still spectacular.

Good luck to everyone else still complaining; you obviously haven't found the culprit yet...
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I've got the same thing going on, this phone won't run for crap with ICS. Rooted or not. Like to know who else is having issues. Mine is slow, locks up, close-out screens dumping me into my text messanger. Is this a plot to force us into a new phone? Sounds like Apple Evil Empire tactics. I already have the SIII on a second line and it rocks, but I want this phone to work also.


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You know, that does sound like a tactic that many companies might use to force people to upgrade. I've long suspected Microsoft of doing just that.

I wouldn't put it past Samsung, but I've actually had decent results after the FH13 update. Yes, the first ICS update (FF18?) was iffy, but FH13 improved things for me. It's still not perfect, nor rock-solid like my EVO 4G was, but it's definitely improved.

I think HTC has a better history making phones than Samsung does.
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My phone has FH18 and my girlfriend's has FH13 so which is the newest. I thought the higher number was the newest.
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My phone has FH18 and my girlfriend's has FH13 so which is the newest. I thought the higher number was the newest.
Can you double check that you don't have FF18?
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Can you double check that you don't have FF18?
Sorry i meant FF18 but I just did the manual push and it updated to FH13.
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FH13 is the newest. It is supposed to address the battery drain issues that ensued with FH18.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Unfortunately the update hasn't done much for my phone's battery life. Looks like I'll be doing a factory reset.

Just wanted to update: When I originally downloaded the battery fix, I was out of the country & NOT connected to the network. When I came back stateside & connected to the network I immediately received a message stating, "finalizing Android update". That was yesterday, 09/08/2012.

I have immediately noticed an improvement in the battery life, no more excessive draining while the phone is just sitting on the nightstand. Granted it has only been a day but the phone sure didn't die overnight like it usually does. Seems like I've been saved from a factory reset.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #49 (permalink)
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I got the FH13 update Saturday, 9/8.

I noticed the battery drain improved - 10% in 5 hours fully idle with Wifi connected, as opposed to 40+% previously.

Without the testing I did before, I'm still noticing a marked drain when GPS is enabled but not being used. I purchased MyBackup Pro this weekend (funnily right before the update applied) so will probably factory reset sometime this week.
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Hello. I was wondering if you could link where and how you did the Jelly Bean update please. How are you seeing battery life on that vs ICS, and GingerBread? I am quite frustrated with ICS at the moment, and am pondering going back to GB. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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