Latest Android 4.3 firmware releases, fix bugsGeneral

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  1. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member


    Update releases for...

    AT&T U.S.A. post #28

    T-Mobile U.S.A. post #27

    Canada post #26

    Europe post #6

    The latest firmware release that has begun rolling out from Samsung for Android 4.3 is a bug fix release to correct the shortcomings in their initial 4.3 offerings.

    The firmware, MK8, has been rushed out with a build date of 19th Nov: has been released, initially, for the non carrier branded International model, GT-i9505, on CSC code DBT. The release appears to have fixed all the previous problems experienced by this model on the previous 4.3 releases.

    More CSC code releases will be forthcoming over the next week or so for the International model with other variants and carrier branded models receiving it before Christmas, hopefully.

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  2. trucky

    trucky Well-Known Member

    Sheesh, it's getting to be like Windows now. Never update until Service Pack 1 is released, and then wait a few days to see what that breaks. We're still having fun tho.
  3. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    I'll have you know that MK8 has even fixed the Navigation audio instructions lag during BT Music playback through the stock music player which reared its ugly head on the very first 4.3 release.

    This 'un seems to be a proper Bobby Dazzler.
  4. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    It's been that way for some time. I don't remember the issues, but Verizon pulled the GB update for the D2G after it was released. And for my original Nexus 7 the first update made the device very laggy.

    It really makes me wonder about the quality of beta testing programs.
  5. trucky

    trucky Well-Known Member

    Me thinks we've become the beta testers.
  6. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Great news for owners of the International version, GT-i9505, who are waiting for the latest, "bug fix", release of Android 4.3. In an unprecedented flurry of releases in the last 9 hours, Samsung have pushed out 19 different locations, (CSC code), firmwares, MK8 & MK9, for unbranded European and Scandinavian phones.

    Among them are... Bulgaria (BGL), Hungary (XEH), Baltic (SEB), Greece (EUR), Austria (ATO), United Kingdom (BTU), Switzerland (AUT), Spain (PHE), Slovakia (XSK), Nordic countries (NEE), Portugal (TPH), South East Europe (SEE), Luxemburg (LUX), Poland (XEO), Italy (ITV), Netherlands (PHN), Romania (ROM), Spain (SIO), Germany (DBT).

    Carrier branded firmware will take longer as it has to have the carrier branding and, "bloatware", added by the carrier and then returned to Samsung for release. So, contact your carrier directly for release dates.

    To locate your CSC, (Consumer Software Customisation code), enter into the dial pad *#1234# and your CSC code is after your model number, i.e. I9505OXAEMK8
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  7. wunay

    wunay Well-Known Member

    UK Unbranded PAYG

    I have just checked for updates and following your detail as to establish the CSC I find that mine is CSC:I9505TUEMJ8. I go to update and I am informed that "the latest updates have already been installed". I understand that the latest update should therefore display OXAEMK88

    Question - Am I on the latest update?
  8. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Not seen a CSC code TUE . You seem to have changed your CSC code... it was OXX, Open Europe, here a few days ago. :confused:

    No... the term i.e. means, "that is", and is for demonstration purposes only.
  9. wunay

    wunay Well-Known Member


    Mistyped details. Should have read:-

    Does that convey anything?

    I have not knowingly changed anything.
  10. icedtea

    icedtea Well-Known Member

    hoping for update in the Phils. .
  11. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Yes. As per my earlier post, BTU has had an update.

    Your CSC code has changed from this post on the 5th Nov; here...

    Therefore, that firmware, which is not for your original CSC code OXX, must have been flashed in the last 19 days, by you or someone else, which explains why you cannot receive the BTU update as per the reasons given in #1.4 of 18 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?
  12. wunay

    wunay Well-Known Member


    Forgive me for my lack of knowledge in respect of this, but the phone has not been out of my possession and any updates/changes that have been made are without my intended intervention. When you state "flashed" is this a state where it is an intentional change to the phone is made as I have not done anything like that?

    I only use the phone for calls/e-mails and some browsing.

    I note your comments from previous posting as
    "Provided that your phone has never been rooted, unlocked, flashed or altered by you in any way, then the best advice is to take it to a Samsung Service Point and ask them to update the firmware for you."

    I may very well have to do that but wonder as to how that can have been caused in the first place.?
  13. john59

    john59 Member

    I'm on the same unbranded phone firmware, no over the air update for me so far!

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  14. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    The only explanation that I can even remotely offer is that as you were on an, "Open Europe", CSC code, you received an update from Android 4.2.2 to Android 4.3 in the last 19 days without you knowing and that it somehow changed your CSC code from displaying OXX to BTU. More than that, I cannot say. You could try checking for an OTA or Kies update before visiting a Samsung Service Point.
  15. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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  16. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    For the Gingerbread release I'm talking about I know Moto/Verizon had a beta program, because I was invited to participate. I didn't response, however, so I wasn't involved.
  17. wunay

    wunay Well-Known Member

    I updated mine to 4.3 using Kies on the 14th November upon completion Kies advised that it was not compatible with my device, which (I assumed) was due to the update with the suggestion that I update Kies to accept SG4.
    The phone indicates V4.3

    I have not updated Kies as yet. OTA indicates that I have the latest.

    As a simpleton(my words) should I update Kies and try for SG4 updates there?
  18. john59

    john59 Member

    My phone was updated, OTA, to 4.3 on the 1st November.

  19. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Upgrade Kies as it requests and see if the update is available afterwards.
  20. wunay

    wunay Well-Known Member


    Updated Kies to V3 and updated S4 as:
    AP: I9505XXUEMK8
    CP: I9505XXUEMK8

    Does that tell us anything?
  21. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    That my post #6 is correct!
  22. john59

    john59 Member

    Thanks, couldn't update OTA, but I did via KIES 3.

  23. wunay

    wunay Well-Known Member


    Your assistance has been most appreciated.
  24. mike145

    mike145 Well-Known Member

    I would give it a try, but after the 4.3 update none of my pc's recognize my phone.
  25. valleyboy22

    valleyboy22 Active Member

    Still waiting for my update bug fix so fingers crossed it will be soon??

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