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Old July 6th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #51 (permalink)
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XplosiV, benchmark results may vary frequently, try running the test again and you might get a lower score, or vice-versa.
Yea I know, I ran it 5-8 times a while back and my best was 5300 odd, this time, after at least another 6 tries they were all at least 5530+ so it's fairly safe to say it's an improvement from the firmware as nothing else has changed.
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I have an unlocked international version in north america and mine updated last night. This must be coming from Samsung since I am not locked to any carriers.
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Ive had the update - but something i've found which I don't like is that the auto preview of all my video's playng at once in the video player app has stopped - they are all static images now - anyone else got this? I liked that! Bring it back
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I just noticed I cant get any emails, says theres a connection error
The total number of emails is showing on the widget but wont download to phone for some reason
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I installed the upgrade a few hours ago. Now I can't call anyone or receive a call.
The process com.android.phone stops unexpectedly. On clicking OK, the phone returns to normal and resets the network connection.

The Screen Hangs up when somebody calls me. After the 3rd or 4th ring, the same "com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly" appears. This happens randomly, but with specific contacts it happens every time.

Don't know what to do. Please help.
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Just updated, they changed they keyboard again, now it's similar to the iPhone one. I liked it more before.

Question: why does it keep saying "Android is upgrading" after every reboot?
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I'm still waiting for my SGS3 to arrive but read that when you pinch to zoom on the web browser that the text does not automatically format to fit the page. Is this true? If so, has this issue been resolved by the OTA update?
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I installed the upgrade a few hours ago. Now I can't call anyone or receive a call.
The process com.android.phone stops unexpectedly. On clicking OK, the phone returns to normal and resets the network connection.

The Screen Hangs up when somebody calls me. After the 3rd or 4th ring, the same "com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly" appears. This happens randomly, but with specific contacts it happens every time.

Don't know what to do. Please help.
I'd do a factory reset, backup before you do.


ETA : Just came across this list of fixes / screenshots http://www.totallydubbed.net/2012/07/06/new-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-i9300xxblfb-official-update-gt-i9300/
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Ive had the update - but something i've found which I don't like is that the auto preview of all my video's playng at once in the video player app has stopped - they are all static images now - anyone else got this? I liked that! Bring it back
Nope all mine are still moving playing about 5 seconds on the vid as a preview
 
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Hi,
Can I have a little help please? I am about to flash the stock firmware to my S3 using Odin. Fedup with waiting on Three to get there backsides in gear and update the phone. They still have not done the update from the previous firmware revision. Have read the guides over on XDA and I think I get it all.
Firstly I presume I do not need to root to do this?
Secondly, will flashing the new firmware with Odin wipe my phone and I would need to set it all up again, or will it simply update the firmware without resetting the phone?
Thanks for any help.
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It'd reset the phone, backup before you do anything.

I'm not 100% sure but I don't think you need to root.
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Can I have a little help please? I am about to flash the stock firmware to my S3 using Odin. Fedup with waiting on Three to get there backsides in gear and update the phone. They still have not done the update from the previous firmware revision. Have read the guides over on XDA and I think I get it all.
Firstly I presume I do not need to root to do this?
Secondly, will flashing the new firmware with Odin wipe my phone and I would need to set it all up again, or will it simply update the firmware without resetting the phone?
Thanks for any help.
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I was on Three branded as well, and flashed the unbranded firmware.

1. You don't need to root the phone at all.

2. You won't lose any data, the phone remains the same as it is. Just do a backup of anything you won't be able to recover if something goes wrong.
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Old July 6th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Why don't Samsung advertise the update so we all know what we are getting. Seems odd that we have to rely on end users to work out what the changes are. From what I'm reading its seems like quite a large upgrade with some positive changes.

Why aren't Samsung making more of it?
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I was on Three branded as well, and flashed the unbranded firmware.

1. You don't need to root the phone at all.

2. You won't lose any data, the phone remains the same as it is. Just do a backup of anything you won't be able to recover if something goes wrong.
Just done it. No issues. Very straight forward.
Only thing I have noticed is Kies now say something about not being able to upgrade the phone software anymore. Presumably I will have to upgrade future firmwares via Odin manually from now on?
Will I see OTA upgrades on my phone or will that not work either? Saying that I've never had an OTA upgrade yet being on Three network!
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I haven't tried Kies to see if it says that to me as well. OTA updates are anyway available, as you are running a stock unbranded firmware.
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This is doing my nut right in lol 2 updates and O2 haven't released any

Has anyone on O2 got updates ?
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that feature of 'extra volume' option was present in one of the phone reviews done by Aaron from Phone Dog, so it means the US phones already should be having this upgrade.
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Noticed something that I think is new - but could be wrong!

When shooting video you get a readout at bottom right that tells you size of current clip and available space.
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Something else that is fixed is the battery %

When charged to 100% it stays there when disconnected instead of dropping straight away to 99%
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Nope all mine are still moving playing about 5 seconds on the vid as a preview
Really? Mnes definately not playing anymore - I can't see it as a setting option problem so i'm not sure how to get it to work again! Anyone have any suggestions?
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Does anyone know if they've fixed the problem where it deletes email accounts when you have 3 email accounts set up? I have gmail, exchange and an IMAP account but every few days it deletes the whole IMAP account (not just the emails). I reported this to Samsung and after initially fobbing me off they said they'd look into it and release a firmware upgrade if necessary
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I'm not new to flashing and rooting, but I'm new to wanting to do it in this particular way...

Will flashing an unbranded stock firmware via Odin void my warranty and cause the yellow warning triangle to show at boot? Also, will I be able to update OTA after flashing an unbranded firmware?

I have an O2 branded handset and they seem to take ages to get updates out... still haven't had the first one, but I don't want to start rooting, flashing custom ROMs and voiding warranties just yet
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It shouldn't void your warranty if you flash a stock firmware. Rest assured, no yellow triangle will appear, I did it myself. OTA updates on stock firmware are available.
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Is their any links to stock firmwares I'm on O2 branded phone and might take the plunge
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One thing I have found today is that Android File Transfer on my Mac no longer seems to work. When I connect it keeps telling me no device detected.
Any ideas anyone please?
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sammobile.com has them. It took about an hour to download the firmware as it used hotfile.com which deliberately throttles speeds for non-payers (can't say I blame them!)

After that it was completely painless, had the new firmware on within ten minutes, didn't delete anything (I did a backup of the internal memory first just in case). Haven't found any problems yet.

Another change I haven't seen mentioned is that the Samsung ChatON messaging service is included by default.

All of my widgets and home screens stayed the same, and as far as the device is concerned my phone is still official, so should be fine for warranty purposes.

Just read a guide before you flash, because if you do the wrong thing in ODIN you can brick your phone (usually fixable but takes time and effort).

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1646610 - this thread has all you need.
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Just installed Kies

Phone branded t-mobile in uk son,it's be gunning their firmware

Had an updated firmware released, but it is not the new one. Phone now reads

Baseband version I9300BVLF2
Build Number IMM76D.I9300BVALF2

How have others on t-mobile got te new firmware?
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Just installed Kies

Phone branded t-mobile in uk son,it's be gunning their firmware

Had an updated firmware released, but it is not the new one. Phone now reads

Baseband version I9300BVLF2
Build Number IMM76D.I9300BVALF2

How have others on t-mobile got te new firmware?
They've probably flashed the unbranded version using ODIN.
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One thing I have found today is that Android File Transfer on my Mac no longer seems to work. When I connect it keeps telling me no device detected.
Any ideas anyone please?
Cheers, Rich
Hi,
Anyone got any ideas on this. AFT was working fine. Now won't see my phone. I can't seem to find any settings that may have affected it. Have also re-installed AFT. Thanks
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Phone branded t-mobile in uk son,it's be gunning their firmware

Had an updated firmware released, but it is not the new one. Phone now reads

Baseband version I9300BVLF2
Build Number IMM76D.I9300BVALF2

How have others on t-mobile got te new firmware?
Got mine OTA but tmobile, NOT branded (uk)
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i just registered here to say thank you all for your feedback, been lurking , and thought to share with you what i've noticed as 'new' in this latest firmware ...

here's a list of changes i've noticed after upgrading today (non-branded Int'l S3)
- in the camera, there's a magic wand with a total of 11 FX (many are similar to the ones existing in the stock photo editing software)

- when recording a video, you can now apply above FX as you record!

- once you start recording, the icon for the video recording shows a 'stop' overlay, which helps as it was confusing earlier (it was a static red round button irrespective recording or not)

- i've noticed that the camera applications exits automatically if left idle (~1 minute idle time)

- camera shortcut from lock screen seems to open faster

- camera voice action icon changes, now shows as a mic

- click and hold the power button to show 3 different sound modes (mute, vibrate and normal), you can switch between those by clicking the volume button or simply click on one which will then close this screen

- a new AllShare Cast widget

- as some of users reported, my video thumbnails no longer animate, they are all static (weirdly though, except for the video sample that came with phone!)

**just noticed a 'bubbles' live wallpaper, not sure if this is new, i never noticed it before
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i just registered here to say thank you all for your feedback, been lurking , and thought to share with you what i've noticed as 'new' in this latest firmware ...

here's a list of changes i've noticed after upgrading today (non-branded Int'l S3)
- in the camera, there's a magic wand with a total of 11 FX (many are similar to the ones existing in the stock photo editing software)

- when recording a video, you can now apply above FX as you record!

- once you start recording, the icon for the video recording shows a 'stop' overlay, which helps as it was confusing earlier (it was a static red round button irrespective recording or not)

- i've noticed that the camera applications exits automatically if left idle (~1 minute idle time)

- camera shortcut from lock screen seems to open faster

- camera voice action icon changes, now shows as a mic

- click and hold the power button to show 3 different sound modes (mute, vibrate and normal), you can switch between those by clicking the volume button or simply click on one which will then close this screen

- a new AllShare Cast widget

- as some of users reported, my video thumbnails no longer animate, they are all static (weirdly though, except for the video sample that came with phone!)

**just noticed a 'bubbles' live wallpaper, not sure if this is new, i never noticed it before
+ these:

1. The icon for no notifications has changed.
2. Samsung ChatON service is installed.
3. There's an allshare cast options menu under settings > wireless & networks > more > allshare cast.
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As for bug fixes, there's quite a few for me:

Smart stay is improved. The eye icon stays in the notification bar longer so I think it has a more thorough check to see if you're looking at the screen.

Less wakelocks, so battery is vastly improved. At least it appears so.. if my battery dies at 19% or something I'll be annoyed

Home screen refresh happens much less frequently.

I can switch between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands on my router without having to turn WiFi off and on again.

Pretty awesome update!
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As for bug fixes, there's quite a few for me:

Less wakelocks, so battery is vastly improved. At least it appears so.. if my battery dies at 19% or something I'll be annoyed
How do I know if 'wakelocks' are causing me an issue?
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How do I know if 'wakelocks' are causing me an issue?
Go into Android OS/Android System (most common culprits) and check the "stay awake" stats for those. If they're high, you have wakelock issues.

My Android OS used to stay "stay awake" was 4 hours+ before the update after a day's usage, now it's like 12 minutes.

After that you can download better battery stats to see which wakelocks are causing problems.
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Go into Android OS/Android System (most common culprits) and check the "stay awake" stats for those. If they're high, you have wakelock issues.

My Android OS used to stay "stay awake" was 4 hours+ before the update after a day's usage, now it's like 12 minutes.

After that you can download better battery stats to see which wakelocks are causing problems.
Cheers. My Android OS stay awake is 1m 51s and my Android System stay awake is 20 secs - so that all looks OK!
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Hi guys, i have tried to upgrade via wi-fi and got an error, I decided tu upgrade via kies and I got the same error, first at 13%, 17%, 19%, 24%, 29% and now at 30%...
my battery is 100% and I put it in plane mode....what can I do??
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has the update by any chance fixed the home button redraw lag?
Yep, it seems it did for me. Hope it's for good.
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Any unbranded users, can you tell me the build number you have after this update?
Mine is IMM76D.I9300XXBLFB. Baseband version is I9300DXLF3.
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Something else that is fixed is the battery %

When charged to 100% it stays there when disconnected instead of dropping straight away to 99%
I noticed this too. It stays 100% for about 30 minutes in mine.
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I noticed this too. It stays 100% for about 30 minutes in mine.
You have to wait to unplug it when the battery icon appears and says 100%, not just when the regular battery says 100%.
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You have to wait to unplug it when the battery icon appears and says 100%, not just when the regular battery says 100%.
Yes. The phone has been unplugged by the time I checked.
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Mine finally updated today!
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ok. updated earlier using kies. im tmobile uk. so far, no problems. videos in the video app are moving as they were before update. waiting for phone to fully charge to test the 100% but mine did go to 99% as soon as you unplugged the charger. my android os is showing 55m 20s and android system is 14m 36s. not sure if these are that high and dont know when they might start to come down. always had samsung chat on.

baseband - I9300xxlfb
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will post later about 100% when unplugged and wakelocks

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stays at 100% when unplugged
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Still no update on Vodafone Australia.
Current Baseband I9300TDULE6

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i have a question. my gs3 is from germany unbranded unlocked. what would happend if i flashed the same stock rom but from the UK region also unlocked unbranded. would it brick? will it work and only the built in apps would change?
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It may be trivial to most but an improvement when typing is the cursor not automatically adding a space after you select a word from the predictive text suggestions.
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as mentioned earlier - I was the first to report my video previews had stopped moving. Well i took all of my videos out of their respective folders and then re-added them - most of my videos still weren't playing but there were about 3 or 4 that were - bit weird - but I've just checked again now and all my videos are previewing again like normal and I've not done anything since - maybe it just takes a while for the phone to cache the previews or something?
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It may be trivial to most but an improvement when typing is the cursor not automatically adding a space after you select a word from the predictive text suggestions.
Also if you are continuing the sentence after selecting a suggested word (as opposed to inserting a full stop) you don't need to add the space manually when you type the next word.
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