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8 hours ago, mnjeepmale said:

Thanks for the advice. I'm going to use Smart Switch between the phones. I see another app call Syncios Samsung transfer.

Any suggestions on good protective cases. Thinking of getting Otterbox

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I use otterbox.  Over the years, I have decided I need a phone hanging on my belt all day.  I like the otterbox as it grabs onto my belt really good and does not pop off when doing something unusual. It might not be as pretty as some other cases, but it sure is protective.

I have no knowledge of Syncios Samsung App. 

You will need  a screen protector that is not part of otterbox. I bought two at Best Buy that would not stay on the phone. They kept coming off. Not sure what brand they were, but I would never buy them again.   I bought two replacements at Wal-Mart and so far they are ok. They were a different brand.

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20 hours ago, mnjeepmale said:

Any suggestions on good protective cases. Thinking of getting Otterbox

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If you want to maintain thinness and the ability to show off your phone while keeping it protected I'd suggest a CrashGuard bumper from RhinoShield and one of their tempered glass screen protectors and back protectors. The screen protectors a 9 on Mohs hardness scale so they don't scratch easily and they're very shatter resistant.

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On 6/3/2019 at 9:44 PM, Terrell352 said:

Something odd is up we are almost 2 months without so much as a security update. That's never happened before. At this point the next update has to be VoLTE or they are waiting for the final outcome for the merger before any more software updates go out.

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Sad state of affairs - these are just supposed to be security patches to prevent hackers...

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Sad state of affairs - these are just supposed to be security patches to prevent hackers...

Sprint was on the ball with updates until April. This phone has never went this long without a update before. I guess after it’s first birthday they dial back updates. But that doesn’t explain why the Note 9 has also not been updated since April.


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1 hour ago, Terrell352 said:


Sprint was on the ball with updates until April. This phone has never went this long without a update before. I guess after it’s first birthday they dial back updates. But that doesn’t explain why the Note 9 has also not been updated since April.

Was told that Google may be the one who is to blame, although Pixel has June's already...

 

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I had an update on my S8 last week with the May security patch. My wife's S9 is also not seeing anything.

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I got my S9 device to replace the S7 and getting 'please contact Sprint to unlock device' when I put the S7 SIM in the S9. Sprint tells me I need new SIM because it's not compatible. Thought they both have the same SIM.

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I got my S9 device to replace the S7 and getting 'please contact Sprint to unlock device' when I put the S7 SIM in the S9. Sprint tells me I need new SIM because it's not compatible. Thought they both have the same SIM.

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https://s4gru.com/forums/topic/7833-the-s4gru-byod-sim-compatibility-chart/

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Thanks for that information. I went ahead and ordered the SIMOLW506TQ sim card for my phone and will be here tomorrow. I hope that allows me to activate the phone and move my number over to the S9.

Before I bought the phone I contacted Sprint with the IMEI # and they said that it's cleared to be activated. Since I bought the phone, I've been trying to use the S7 sim card,  they are telling me that the phone is locked and to return the phone. They said it hasn't been active in 50 days. I'm wondering if they are talking about sim unlocking. 

I hope once I get the new sim I can activate this phone. 

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