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HOW TO UPDATE S8 WHEN NOT WITH MAJOR CARRIER

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BAYFISHER, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. BAYFISHER

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member
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    UNLOCKED ATT S8 PLUS. running to best buy in my wheelchair wont cut it to flash. HOW TO KNOW IF SAMSUNG OTA OR CARRIER. i tried dumb switch even when an update is out and still is dumb like biby and never says update out.
     


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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Post the full model and version numbers, codes, etc, and we might be able to tell you if it's a carrier version or not.
     
  3. BAYFISHER

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member
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    S8 PLUS CARRIER UNLOCKED.NOW IM ON STRAIGHTALK USE TO BE WITH ATT
     
  4. BAYFISHER

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member
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    HOW TO KNOW IF SAMSUNG OTA OR CARRIER IS WHERE FIRMWARE UPDATES COMING FROM
     
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    A true carrier-neutral device would have the updates come from Samsung. If the phone was originally branded to a carrier and simply unlocked to use on any carrier, then that could get dodgy.
     
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  6. BAYFISHER

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member
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    got that right. I have gotten recent samsung update but if it has to do the merry go round and round then goes to a carrier/ then im afraid it wont come from att. I ASSUMED UNLOCKED IS FREE FROM. BUT locked is always updated; free to fly to other mnvo s but not assured carrier updates. i say theres something dead wrong. i tried smartswitch too.
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    What I suspect is happening is that the device is identifying on Samsung's network as an AT&T phone even though it's unlocked and AT&T is not responding to the phone's update request because you are off their network. (Technically Straight Talk is AT&T's network, but not an AT&T account).

    Smart switch wouldn't work either because Samsung's agreement with AT&T is that update would come from the carrier. Catch-22.

    I would think the best option to stay current is to wait for someone to post the AT&T OTA's and update the phone manually.
     
  8. BAYFISHER

    BAYFISHER Well-Known Member
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    Hope I don't have to use ODIN if I find firmware download.

    Can you point me to the area of how to manually install firmware without bricking it. I know how to do all sideload
     

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