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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Moogle, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Moogle

    Moogle Well-Known Member
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    Finally upgraded from the antique HTC desire. Got my phone from three, will be unlocking and switching to my actual network (O2, for my sins) asap. However, how do I tell if I have three firmware, and how do I remove it if so?

    Um. thanks. Guess this will take a while to be answered since no one else appears to have ever posted here.

    I'm sure I'll have more questions soon.


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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Not sure of specifics on removing, but you'd most likely need to go the custom ROM route?

    You'll be able to tell if it's 3 firmware via the boot animation, if you see a 3 logo displayed during boot, it'll be 3 software. Also look out for pre installed 3 apps (like the Three app for example).
  3. Moogle

    Moogle Well-Known Member
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    Alas, yes to the boot animation. (I don't mind ignoring the apps and the boot - but will it mean it wont get software updates when I change my sim card to O2?)

    Thank you
  4. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    You should get software updates no problem, I always have when I've used unlocked phones. I think they release updates to IMEI numbers (they don't change, regardless of the SIM).
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini release date was July 2013. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1.5GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1900mAh battery.

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