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Old 13-10-2008, 12:28 PM
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*** New Firmware Update section Samsung site ***

Hi. The samsung website has been updated today with a new section for firmware updating. This morning the i8510 was in the list, but it has since been removed. I just missed it! I think they will add it again soon.

http://uk.samsungmobile.com/supports...eUpdateMain.do

The website has been modifed alot today with links to other sections appearing, including applications.

Keep an eye on this link for more updates

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Old 13-10-2008, 03:36 PM
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This thread may be of interest to those of you that like to go it alone. It seems firmware version 15 is out there on the net, if anyones brave enough to try flashing it themselves: - http://samsungi8510.com/forum/how-fl...ware-t178.html

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Old 13-10-2008, 04:05 PM
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This thread may be of interest to those of you that like to go it alone. It seems firmware version 15 is out there on the net, if anyones brave enough to try flashing it themselves: - http://samsungi8510.com/forum/how-fl...ware-t178.html
Thanks Simon, but im certainly not going to invalid my warranty. Sounds like they are getting their fingers out at last. Took it back to CPW at the weekend and they werent very helpful at all!

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Old 13-10-2008, 04:09 PM
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Thanks Simon, but im certainly not going to invalid my warranty. Sounds like they are getting their fingers out at last. Took it back to CPW at the weekend and they werent very helpful at all!
Me neither bricking my new phone is not something I personally want to risk, but I'm sure there will be someone who'll want to give it a go.

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Old 13-10-2008, 04:49 PM
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Me neither bricking my new phone is not something I personally want to risk, but I'm sure there will be someone who'll want to give it a go.

It will be good to get feedback from people that have suceeded and hopefully give us an update on the improvements.

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Old 13-10-2008, 06:13 PM
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Hmm...
Im downloading the files (unofficially) now.

Not sure that Im going to flash it until its been tested by someone else though.
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Old 13-10-2008, 08:55 PM
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Hmm...
Im downloading the files (unofficially) now.

Not sure that Im going to flash it until its been tested by someone else though.
Maybe worth waiting a couple of days and see what happens on the samsung site. It looks like they are working on it....alternatively....wait for someone else to break their phone and report back!

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Old 13-10-2008, 11:20 PM
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At the moment you can't do anything as the usb drivers aren't available for download (if they are they're proving hard to track down). So nobody on the other forum has done it yet.

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Old 14-10-2008, 07:11 AM
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At the moment you can't do anything as the usb drivers aren't available for download (if they are they're proving hard to track down). So nobody on the other forum has done it yet.
I kind of guessed that as I tried to download Studio 3 and the drivers and the phone would not connect. Im hoping that it will be soon. The phone is fab, but it desparate needs that update, as it is slower than my old N95v1

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Old 14-10-2008, 07:41 AM
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At the moment you can't do anything as the usb drivers aren't available for download (if they are they're proving hard to track down). So nobody on the other forum has done it yet.
Looks like someone's managed to pull it all together:- http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=610528
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Old 14-10-2008, 08:57 AM
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The instructions look pretty straight forward.. anyone going to try it? lol

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Old 14-10-2008, 09:06 AM
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SCHWEEEEEEEEEEET!

Worked

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SCHWEEEEEEEEEEET!

Worked
Can you let us know what the enhancements are?

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Old 14-10-2008, 09:24 AM
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SCHWEEEEEEEEEEET!

Worked
Just had a look myself.. theres only 4 country options... Kazakhstan, russia, slovinia and ukrane so no good for UK

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Old 14-10-2008, 10:27 AM
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Guys, it's only a week until the Smartphone Show. I can guarantee that THE question asked of Samsung most will be about firmware updates for the 8510, so before you all go and brick your phones; install viruses on your PC; or have to learn foreign languages... just wait one more week until we have an official line on this!

(oh, and remember that these flashing techniques are illegal and will void all warranty on your phone)
 

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