Software Update Schedule Discussion

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Sapper56
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From the Samsung members app:

Android 8.0 Oreo Notice
# Mobile Device

Mar 09, 2018



The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the first Samsung Galaxy devices to support Android 8.0 Oreo. Android 8.0 Oreo will soon be available for other Samsung devices in Canada. Users will be able to upgrade their Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ devices starting March 19, 2018 and Galaxy Note 8 devices starting March 28, 2018. Support for Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy A5 and Tab S3 will be available in Spring/Summer 2018. Support for Galaxy Xcover4, Galaxy A8, Galaxy J3 Prime, Tab A8, Tab Active 2 and Tab A 10.1 will be available later in 2018.
Techjunkie
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Was your phone originally a Telus version (bought from Telus or Telus reseller)?

I'm just asking, because if it wasn't, it will never get VoLTE due to the fact that the IMEI isn't whitelisted in Telus' system.

My phone is an actual Telus version, so everything worked before and after the Oreo flash (after flashing the Telus CSC).
mhinc
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@Sapper56

 

Saw this as well, good news, but all that means ( I believe ) is that Telus is just GETTING Oreo, to start their in-house testing.

It would be nice to be surprised, and find they had it for testing already, and they are permitted to release on that date.  And I guess this is possible due to Fido having Oreo release in March on their update schedule.

I guess time will tell.  It would be great if Telus folks actually read and replied to these posts so their loyal customers weren't left in the dark.

 

ATelusUser00
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It's not but that's not entirely correct. Before I upgraded to Oreo I had hd voice or whatever it is called. I was using the Telus nougat firmware. Since then it hasn't worked. So I was hoping to find out more from you. Did you flash home_csc or just csc from the latest Telus firmware package? I used the bql1 to brb1, to crb9 flashes. Similar?
Techjunkie
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I flashed the modem and Home_CSC from the latest Telus nougat after flashing Oreo. I did let it boot and finish installing the Oreo update though. Then i rebooted and flashed the modem and CSC.

I have done this with every leaked version of Oreo, and it has worked for me every time.
mhinc
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Verizon in the USA just started rolling out Oreo to the Samsung S8 and S8+ 2 hours ago.

March 16th, 2018 at 1:00am Eastern 

 

Hopefully, this is good news and we can expect it sooner than later on Telus.  Again it would be nice if the Telus MODS here, gave us at least some glimmer of hope,

 

mhinc
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Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out on Telus S8 and S8+

 

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mhinc
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Ha ha ha!  GOOD JOB TELUS!

 

Way to get the update scheduled updated AFTER the fact ONCE again!

USELESS!

 

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@mhincwrote:

Ha ha ha!  GOOD JOB TELUS!

 

Way to get the update scheduled updated AFTER the fact ONCE again!

 


Yes, Telus moved to listing Updates once released, rather than pre-announcing & having to change the dates, and deal with expectations of users. This happened at least a year ago.

 

 

 

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mhinc
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@NFtoBC

 

Kind of defeats the purpose of having an update schedule period.  Pretty redundant to be told about an update after you already have it downloaded and installed....

 

Mustang_Driver
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No it just gives us s7 edge users kind of a time frame before or if we ever get the update... not holding my breath but if something doesn't happen soon i am going to torture test the phone.. bet will be if it survives the auto rundown .... 4x4 and mini-van get to take turns at it.... then the tiger torch gets to have it's way with it....sounds kind of harsh to destroy a flagship phone but mine is a piece of s**t and i will not defend the phone anymore...

TestAccount0001
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The S7 update is rumored to be a couple months behind the S8 release. Hopefully soon.

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@Mustang_Driver

Will it blend? 

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Mustang_Driver
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Not sure if it will blend.... don't want to destroy a blender for the sake of a POS phone... but i know it WILL melt when i decide to engage it with the tiger torch.... give a new meaning of phone explosions.... but to be fair the phone is a great texting, and picture taker but for calls it just plain sucks i think i may have gotten a defective phone but being out of replacement time frame i am stuck with it so i do own it and yes when i find a replacement for it i will systematically dissect it and put it in a melting pot

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If that happens, video please ^_^


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officialtom
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Any word on oreo for the V30?

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gchiu
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Any word on the Essential Phone and Oreo?

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@gchiu not yet! As soon as the update is available you'll get notified on your handset.

TanBurrito
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Any reason as to why? Essential released 8.1 nearly a month and a half ago citing the reason 8.0 was never released was due to stability issue. I would suspect that means things are okay. How come there is exactly zero update? Is it because Sprint and TELUS had exclusive rights to these phones in their respective markets? OTA on the open market has been fine for an extended period now. Don't really want to resort to side-loading but if it means getting on the latest (basically already outdated) software then so be it.

gchiu
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@TanBurrito I have noticed that people on Telus/Koodo have resorted to getting a Rogers SIM to get various updates. From my experience, Telus has lagged behind other major carriers since I can remember, and I've been on Telus since the days of the Motorola brick phone. The comment section of the link below is interesting.

 

https://mobilesyrup.com/2018/03/13/android-oreo-8-1-now-available-essential-phone/