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twospirits    3,505

Yep, linking doesn't work lol.

hmmm @Deval I guess you are right.

 

anyway...

So I got two Note 8s, and one of them was capturing very good signal, but the other one was not so much. Little did i know that it was on roaming for a day and a half on verizon. Ugh. anyway now its back to Sprint 800  and Clearwire B41²

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twospirits    3,505

I noticed that there is no Dual Camera mode in the camera settings as well as no way to download any other camera modes either. The S8 and S8+ had the download icon. So I sent both Samsung and Sprint a tweet as to why its missing on the Note8. 

I then noticed that SamMobile tweeted about a few minutes later that Samsung is issuing its first OTA update for Note8 users that specifically deal with the camera within the next day or two. Hopefully it includes the missing download icon and dual camera mode.

TS

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jonathanm1978    412

Hopefully the radio gets some work... In places where I have -110 from my magic box on Galaxy tab A, the note 8 is dropping to AT&T band 17 roaming. I realize B41 and tablet has more room.. But the note 5 also had decent magic box B41 reception in the same spot. Both mine and wife note 8 won't hang on to that B41 in places where note 5 held it rather well.

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marioc21    872
On 9/13/2017 at 9:54 AM, twospirits said:

I noticed that there is no Dual Camera mode in the camera settings as well as no way to download any other camera modes either. The S8 and S8+ had the download icon. So I sent both Samsung and Sprint a tweet as to why its missing on the Note8. 

I then noticed that SamMobile tweeted about a few minutes later that Samsung is issuing its first OTA update for Note8 users that specifically deal with the camera within the next day or two. Hopefully it includes the missing download icon and dual camera mode.

TS

When you launch the camera and swipe in from the left edge does the mode menu pop up? It does on mine.  And there is a + button to get more camera modes.  But there are only 3 additional ones to choose from.  But there is not a dual camera option.

 

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jonathanm1978    412

Also, can anyone list those wild LTE bands and which carriers are using them? I'm curious if they are in the carrier association and if we will see those working in areas anytime soon...

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jonathanm1978    412

By the way...I was told newer devices have an MSL of zeros. Both of my note 8 phones have the MSL of 000000

 

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BlueAngel    781
1 hour ago, jonathanm1978 said:

By the way...I was told newer devices have an MSL of zeros. Both of my note 8 phones have the MSL of 000000

 

Same for the S8/S8+.

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jaybiz81    72
3 hours ago, jonathanm1978 said:

By the way...I was told newer devices have an MSL of zeros. Both of my note 8 phones have the MSL of 000000

 

Just got my Note8 today. 000000 as well.

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S4GRU    54,611

My Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 6 all have six zeroes as the MSL.

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mnjeepmale    115

Mine arrived yesterday. How can I apply for the free wireless charger and SD card?

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jonathanm1978    412

Fastest way is go into the Samsung Galaxy app store... Download the shop Samsung app. Sign into it and go to promotions. You'll see it listed. That's the fastest

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marioc21    872

My note had its software update this morning. Not sure what was in it other than security patches.

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Maverick    128
53 minutes ago, marioc21 said:

My note had its software update this morning. Not sure what was in it other than security patches.

Last known software update addressed the camera. No known security patch at this time.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-note-8-update-prerelease-800254/amp/#ampshare=http://www.androidauthority.com/galaxy-note-8-update-prerelease-800254/

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twospirits    3,505
1 hour ago, marioc21 said:

My note had its software update this morning. Not sure what was in it other than security patches.

I forgot about this. Didn't check yesterday. Just checked now and yep its there, just like Sammobile said it would, but instead of  version N950USQU1AQ1 it is N950USQU1AQ15. 198.04 mb in size.

Screenshot_20170915-090706.jpg

Downloaded and installed but my hope it would have the camera update to allow modes download and it is still not there. bummer.

 

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jefbal99    1,389
On 9/14/2017 at 2:46 PM, jonathanm1978 said:

By the way...I was told newer devices have an MSL of zeros. Both of my note 8 phones have the MSL of 000000

 

 

On 9/14/2017 at 4:27 PM, BlueAngel said:

Same for the S8/S8+.

 

On 9/14/2017 at 6:23 PM, jaybiz81 said:

Just got my Note8 today. 000000 as well.

 

On 9/14/2017 at 8:22 PM, S4GRU said:

My Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 6 all have six zeroes as the MSL.

I thought only unlocked devices had the MSL 000000

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marioc21    872
1 hour ago, jefbal99 said:

 

 

 

I thought only unlocked devices had the MSL 000000

Mine is the same.  Maybe all the new Samsung phones are actually unlocked? My phone's model number is SM-N950U.  Could the U signify unlocked? 

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twospirits    3,505

That I know of the naming convention is as follows..

S = Series, Smart Series
M = I have yet to find any info on what this letter means
N = Note series
950 = Model number (whether that has a more drilldown meaning, I wouldn't know)
U = Universal (although in some outlets I read it is for Unlocked, Previous phones had this indicator as the carrier like P for Sprint)

Maybe @Deval can break it down as to what it actually all means.

TS out

 

 

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marioc21    872
26 minutes ago, twospirits said:

That I know of the naming convention is as follows..

S = Series, Smart Series
M = I have yet to find any info on what this letter means
N = Note series
950 = Model number (whether that has a more drilldown meaning, I wouldn't know)
U = Universal (although in some outlets I read it is for Unlocked, Previous phones had this indicator as the carrier like P for Sprint)

Maybe @Deval can break it down as to what it actually all means.

TS out

 

 

Huh, I always figured the S was for Samsung and M was for mobile. 

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BlueAngel    781

From what I have gathered all 8's and the Note 8 are unlocked you just flash the firmware you want. :P

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Deval    2,869

The carrier unlocked models are SM-G950U1 and G955U1 for the S8/S8+ and SM-N950U1 for the Note8 Unlocked. S8/S8+ and Note8 are technically universal in that the core base is the same, so you can flash carrier binaries on top of it to get carrier-specific features, but that does not unlock the SIM. 

For example, I have an S8 which is originally Sprint SIM locked. I got it unlocked, and flashed the unlocked binary (G950U1) on it. This allows me to use any SIM, both domestic and international with the same phone. Was just in South Korea at Samsung HQ and used Korean Telecom SIM on my device with no issues.

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BlueAngel    781
10 hours ago, Deval said:

The carrier unlocked models are SM-G950U1 and G955U1 for the S8/S8+ and SM-N950U1 for the Note8 Unlocked. S8/S8+ and Note8 are technically universal in that the core base is the same, so you can flash carrier binaries on top of it to get carrier-specific features, but that does not unlock the SIM. 

For example, I have an S8 which is originally Sprint SIM locked. I got it unlocked, and flashed the unlocked binary (G950U1) on it. This allows me to use any SIM, both domestic and international with the same phone. Was just in South Korea at Samsung HQ and used Korean Telecom SIM on my device with no issues.

If you do easy pay your phone is already unlocked fyi.

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jonathanm1978    412
4 hours ago, BlueAngel said:

If you do easy pay your phone is already unlocked fyi.

Mine is SM-N950U.

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BlueAngel    781
6 hours ago, jonathanm1978 said:

Mine is SM-N950U.

They still have the Sprint firmware, you can flash the unlocked firmware. 

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jonathanm1978    412
30 minutes ago, BlueAngel said:

They still have the Sprint firmware, you can flash the unlocked firmware. 

I'd be happy with a better radio firmware. I still see the places where my note 5 was great on magic box reception and the note 8 doesn't pick up at all... Hopefully we get something soon.

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BlueAngel    781
9 minutes ago, jonathanm1978 said:

I'd be happy with a better radio firmware. I still see the places where my note 5 was great on magic box reception and the note 8 doesn't pick up at all... Hopefully we get something soon.

Note 5 was a better rf performer imo, granted I have an S8+ but I'm sure it's damn near the same the Note 8. I'm not impressed at all, HPUE doesn't make a difference at all. May be selling this and going back to my Note 5 for the time being. 

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