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Matty317
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Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

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Can someone from Telstra please advise when the nougat update will be released. Your site says today but still nothing. Yet Optus and Vodafone released theirs on the 21st. You are always late with updates. For a telco that is to be advanced in telecommunications you should be the first to do this and not be out beaten by your opposition.
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Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Don't panic. It will arrive. Samsung controls the timing of the release (once it is approved) as it is done on their servers, not Telstras. The date on the Telstra site is only an estimated date.

 

The updates are also usually staged releases, with about 10% of handsets getting them on Day 1 and the Last one a week later.

 

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Don't panic. It will arrive. Samsung controls the timing of the release (once it is approved) as it is done on their servers, not Telstras. The date on the Telstra site is only an estimated date.

 

The updates are also usually staged releases, with about 10% of handsets getting them on Day 1 and the Last one a week later.

 

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
rayser45
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Optus managed to approve it for the S7 this week and the upate arrived today on my wifes phone.  I think Telstra still has not approved it but we will never know because they do not update the site.

Matty317
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Samsung does not control the timing. Telstra are just to slow with updates. As i said earlier they need to lift their game. It's no wonder with all the issues they have and lack of updates that customers are going with other telcos.
harold_257
Level 4: Private Eye

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Just flash with ODIN and you can have it already, got mine 2 days ago

Teddo
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@harold_257 does VoWifi work on your unbranded device?
loosekid187
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@Teddo sorry mate but it dosnt
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Level 20: Director

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@Teddo volte won't work on unbranded firmware either
I am not a Telstra employee, so all opinions are my own, I have been around Telstra products a long time and have a reasonably strong general tech knowledge. .
truckerdave0483
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@Hunter-ITnot true. I have unbranded firmware on my s7 that got the new android 7.0 update and VoLTE is working on it which is running a telstra sim card.

It even has an option in the settings to turn it on or off if i choose to.

Must say that the phone is more responsive and feels fresh now

Level 20: Director

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

I stand corrected my understanding was that ony Carrier firmware allowed volte
I am not a Telstra employee, so all opinions are my own, I have been around Telstra products a long time and have a reasonably strong general tech knowledge. .
loosekid187
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Yeah wow as far as i was aware volte wouldnt work lol
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inaroundroom
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

On a Telstra purchased S7 with the XSA firmware VoLTE is working but VoWIFI is not so far, using a BTU firmware neither worked.

inaroundroom
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

On a Telstra purchased S7 with the XSA firmware VoLTE is working but VoWIFI is not so far, using a BTU firmware neither worked.

Paulbrown1
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

The update has still not arrived yet. Does anyone know what the hold up is?
Matty317
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@Paulbrown1 Still waiting for Telstra to release the update.  I have since used a XSA rom on S7 edge and works perfectly fine and with VoLTE.

Paulbrown1
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@Matty317 I'm not familiar with XSA rom, or volte. How do I use these programs? Or would it be better to way for the update?
dog753
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

As usual Telstra doesent care as it is not worth money, To busy with there so called speed . Customers come last especially reagonal slow or no service and last with updates wake up.
Cosmicvelvet
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

If i flash the Australian XSA stock ROM for S7 will it void samsung KNOX And is it safe to use odin to flash stock roms i hate to have a virus And also if i flash a stock rom can i still get OTA updates from Samsung
Level 20: Director

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Yes it's disgusting how an ESTIMATED time frame for what will be a staggered release has passed by less than 1 business day and Telstra don't have staff on overtime to give immediate answers.
Shame telstra shame [/sarcasm]
I am not a Telstra employee, so all opinions are my own, I have been around Telstra products a long time and have a reasonably strong general tech knowledge. .
loosekid187
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

I think People are more upset because this happens.. every...single...time.. when was the last time telstra was on the ball with a Flag Ship Phone Update?

 

we pay alot. yet we are always the last.

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SwitchMC
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

I had the notification pop up yesterday morning, but stupidly didnt download it as I was driving. It then disappeared and I cant seemingly pull it down again. Smiley Sad Flying out on Holidays tomorrow, really wanted it sorted before then Smiley Sad

SwitchMC
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Downloading XSA firmware cos I can't wait!
PCam
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Let us know how you go
SwitchMC
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Downloaded and installed successfully. No issue so far! I got Volte showing up as working too.
PCam
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Do you know if Knox was tripped?
Matty317
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Knox doesn't get tripped because it's a genuine rom not a custom rom. You can check if it has by putting your phone into download mode and next to knox still should say 0
ilobo
Level 6: Bloodhound

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Knox won't be tripped with a genuine Samsung firmware, regardless of carrier or region. VoLTE now works on unbranded nougat firmware (unlike marshmallow), however VoWIFI won't work unless you stay on carrier firmware.

Optus had to suspend the update for the S7 last week due to a critical issue that surfaced on the early adopters who updated their s7's. So just be patient, the update is likely imminent. We've all waited 6 months, what's another week in the scheme of things?
SwitchMC
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Knox was not tripped. 

 

As was said, its genuine samsung firmware.

ilobo
Level 6: Bloodhound

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Looks like Telstra have approved the update, rolling your way from tomorrow, Feb 28
drumster
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update


@ilobo wrote:
Looks like Telstra have approved the update, rolling your way from tomorrow, Feb 28

Where did you get that info?

BigTechGuy
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Guys,

 

If you really, really, REALLY want it now without waiting for it to be deployed and pushed to your device you can dowload the generic XSA software and load it via Odin. Just be sure to use the latest version which is v3.12. 

 

Understand that this will WIPE your phone so make sure that you have your applications and contacts backed up to your Google account and use a backup program like Super Backup to save all your SMS messages, call logs and calender entries.

 

To put to bed any questions about Voice Over LTE the generic XSA firmware has this feature enabled. If there is any doubt I've attached a screen capture to show that it is indeed active.

 

If you are unsure how update your firmware via Odin just wait a few days and the Telstra branded firmware will be pushed out soon enough and all your data and infoamtion will remain.

 

HenryLTE.png 

 

 

 

 

inaroundroom
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Telstra have updated the firmware page, copy & paste below:

Samsung Galaxy S7

Handset Model Number: G930F
Operating Software: Android: Nougat 7
Software Version: G930FXXU1DQBF
 
Update Type: Platform update
Update Testing Status: Approved - waiting for deployment
Estimated Available Date: 28/02/2017
loosekid187
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Tomorrow the update drops

But i have 1 other question

If u use the XSA firmware on your ph9ne via odin can u still get updates though it? Or do u have to reload it with odin all the time?
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inaroundroom
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

You will get updates for the XSA firmware OTA.
Carter89
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Hi I have the s7 edge and since yesterday I have had the volte showing up? Has it only just been switched on from telstra for the device
Matty317
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

VoLTE was enabled by telstra for the release of nougat for samsung.  VoLTE was already running for other brand phones that are already running Nougat.  

Bmoka4
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Hi guys,

 

Looking forward to the Nougat S7 edge update.

 

I would like to know that once the Nougate update is installed, would it be good practice to do a factory reset for a more fresh use of Android?

 

I have made several backups from my S7 edge using the samsung app that came along with the ohone.

 

Man thanks.

loosekid187
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Update is live!! Smiley Happy got it downloading on my 7 and 7 esge as i type Smiley Happy
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ilobo
Level 6: Bloodhound

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@Bmoka4 in my experience it really isn't necessary anymore, as firmware updates are quite a mature process. But if you encounter issues once updated, then of course a factory reset should be used as a last resort. Plenty of options available before going full wipe off the phone
Level 20: Director

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Downloading now
I am not a Telstra employee, so all opinions are my own, I have been around Telstra products a long time and have a reasonably strong general tech knowledge. .
Majbour
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

I can confirm it is up and downloading as we speak. 23% 

Bmoka4
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Downloading now, I have got the update notifcation, I just hope that my Uni wont mind using 1.2 GB of their data Smiley Happy

Majbour
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

which uni lol
Bmoka4
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Rmit?

 

at 44% currently.

Level 20: Director

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Installed and working fine
I am not a Telstra employee, so all opinions are my own, I have been around Telstra products a long time and have a reasonably strong general tech knowledge. .
the_scotsman_
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Full ROM is on SamFirm for download, if you prefer to do a clean flash manually rather than OTA.

Level 20: Director

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

So far im impressed phone is faster and some stability issues in apps including Facebook are gone. A few changes take getting used to bit over all a plus
I am not a Telstra employee, so all opinions are my own, I have been around Telstra products a long time and have a reasonably strong general tech knowledge. .
Matty317
Level 2: Rookie

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

@Hunter-IT I agree.  Certainly faster love the performance mode and ability to change screen resolution.  I'm very impressed.  I'm running the XSA firmware (couldn't wait) does the Telstra rom have any settings for VoWIFI?

Level 20: Director

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

Yes it does
I am not a Telstra employee, so all opinions are my own, I have been around Telstra products a long time and have a reasonably strong general tech knowledge. .
jimmah_82
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Samsumg S7 and S7 edge update

I have the Nougat update from an OTA non-Telstra update and can't see the VoWiFi settings.

 

Do I need the Telstra firmware to enable VoWiFi? If so, do I need to get it flashed in-store or is there a DIY solution.

 

 

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