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Love how the change list is so detailed... Gonna have to see what has been changed if anything.

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Dang, mine was 747MB.

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Dang, mine was 747MB.
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What carrier?

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Sprint.

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Weird....

Sprint.


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Anyone else getting this while trying to enable calling +?f3ad8562995a3e4bcf351efcaed44895.jpg

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11 hours ago, imex99 said:

Anyone else getting this while trying to enable calling +?

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Mine appears to be fine? Did you disable and re-enable or something?? 

 

 

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Also, this update reset my screen resolution down to FHD+ from WQHD+. Just FYI.

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1 hour ago, mmark27 said:

Also, this update reset my screen resolution down to FHD+ from WQHD+. Just FYI.

Mine stayed at wqhd+.

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My update size was only 353.79 MB. Wonder why the size difference compared to above? Mine is also on Sprint

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31 minutes ago, JThorson said:

My update size was only 353.79 MB. Wonder why the size difference compared to above? Mine is also on Sprint

Maybe he never got the first update that was released.

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4 hours ago, BlueAngel said:

Maybe he never got the first update that was released.

It did when it came out of the box in March. I updated my wife's S9 just now and hers was also 747MB. I don't know. Anybody find out any big changes yet? Or fixes?

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12 minutes ago, Mooeydj said:

It did when it came out of the box in March. I updated my wife's S9 just now and hers was also 747MB. I don't know. Anybody find out any big changes yet? Or fixes?

That's really strange.

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1 minute ago, BlueAngel said:

That's really strange.

Yea, I wish I knew why.

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21 hours ago, JThorson said:

My update size was only 353.79 MB. Wonder why the size difference compared to above? Mine is also on Sprint

Same here as well, maybe its just some differences between the 9 and the 9+.  The screenshot in question is from a 9

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2 hours ago, themuffinman said:

Same here as well, maybe its just some differences between the 9 and the 9+.  The screenshot in question is from a 9

Anyone find a unlock method?

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5 hours ago, themuffinman said:

Same here as well, maybe its just some differences between the 9 and the 9+.  The screenshot in question is from a 9

Hmmmm, very good question.

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Pay it off and ask sprint to unlock

Anyone find a unlock method?


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Pay it off and ask sprint to unlock


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That's the inconvenient way. You have to have it active for 50 days so even if you pay I paid it off they wouldn't give it to me.

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anyone know how long for the update to roll out to all phones?

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turns out the update was pulled again

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How do you know?

turns out the update was pulled again


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What the hell is up with this phone? seriously something wrong with it if a simple update cannot be released.

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What the hell is up with this phone? seriously something wrong with it if a simple update cannot be released.
I have the update and have zero issues

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