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  1. chrism_s

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    I've done a few firmware upgrades to H8 and currently planning an I5 one. Do we have to wait for Samsung to release a full Donut firmware before we're going to be able to get all the goodness therein?
     

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    yes, unless you wanna root your phone and get a custom rom (which i don't)
     
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    Root doesn't help and the kernel source for the galaxy hasn't been released by samsung yet. The only way you'll get donut now is by making your own mix of the htc donut roms with samsung drivers and what not. From what I read, donut is quite different from cupcake in the lower layers so I doubt the current drivers in our current build could help much either.
     
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    Samsung have released thekernel source, and it also includes the driver source :)

    I've built a custom kernel already.
     
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    A custom 1.6 rom?
     
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    The kernel source they released is for 1.5. If there are changes in the underlying kernel layer, the drivers they provided might need changes too.
     
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    Ahh ok i see your point. I don't expect we could implement core changes from 1.6 into what we have. I know people are looking at it tho. If i have time i'll join the effort.
     
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    Anyone know if Samsung plans to release Donut or other future Android versions for this phone? As far as I have read, second hand, they don't plan to. It will remain an Android 1.5 phone.
     
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    Uh, don't make stuff up. Sources?
     
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    Any idea where your source got this info? Doesn't sound like a probable move that samsung would take...
     
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    It doesn't look like too probable they'll let the Galaxy an Android 1.5 phone. We are talking about a phone that is '3 months old', and even if there are plenty of problems with it, they are working hard to improve it.
    If you were talking about Android 2.0, I'd have my doubts.
     
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    To be fair to Samsung, they've actually been creating new firmware at least once a month, and with a couple of new handets coming with fairly similar hardware to the Galaxy, you'd expect them to be working hard on getting it ready.

    Ideally we'd be getting OTA updates which would be the perfect solution to the crap that is NPS :D
     
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    It feels more like one a week!
     
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    seconded :D
     
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    OTA updates would be great , but AFAIK thats only for full 'Google Experience' phones which the Samsung isnt.
    To be honest Id be quite happy with a working NPS ...
     
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    NPS works now tho. What are you finding that doesnt work?
     
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    Wot ?!?

    Not in the UK it doesn't...does it ?
     
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    nps works for what exactly?
    if its updates yes it does for csc specific updates but anything else like synching etc etc then no it doesnt at all
     
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    Yeah my bad, It worked to update, but syncing still doesnt work. Bad bad samsung!
     
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    OTA isn't just for google experience phones. Yes, only google experience phones currently have OTA support, but it's in no way limited to them. Google has the framework and tools to do OTA updates and it'll take quite a bit of work to create them elsewhere too.

    I'm not sure if galaxy will support OTAs anytime soon, but saying that OTAs are just for google experience phones is wrong.
     
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    Unless you have I4 update it would appear. Are they TRYING to make this phone fail?
     
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    no o2 uk phone isnt updateable from nps since g8 as for some ******** reason samsungmobile uk have not put the packages up.

    they are mongs
     
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    lol, it's incredible really :D
     
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    Im using the original IH6 that came with the phone, and i haven't been able to update using NPS at all. Am i doing something wrong ?
     
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    uk cannot update due to them not hosting it
     

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