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  1. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Nothing bad this morning. Hopefully it doesn't misbehave when I get to work. It was a PITA yesterday at work.
    Yeah,beta world... Interesting indeed. Just when you think it's tamed, it throws a curve ball.
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    12-02-2017 10:21 AM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Also noticed something about Galaxy Apps. In settings, I can set to no automatic updates. If I go to "about", automatic updates only lists Wi-Fi only or anytime. So I guess it just bypasses my choice of no automatic updates?
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    12-02-2017 10:26 AM
  3. badcat's Avatar
    Also noticed something about Galaxy Apps. In settings, I can set to no automatic updates. If I go to "about", automatic updates only lists Wi-Fi only or anytime. So I guess it just bypasses my choice of no automatic updates?
    Same thing on mine. I'm not sure about that. I guess we'll have to see if it auto updates or not.
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    12-02-2017 11:11 AM
  4. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Seems to be a common habit. So many settings and where to hide them. Doesn't look as thought out integrated as it could.

    I assume Galaxy is using: if auto update is enabled, then...
    Really does not belong hidden in About, as an afterthought.

    Found this in Other Security Settings > Notifications Access
    Attached Thumbnails Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 - Unlocked (UK) Sprint & T-Mobile (US) only.-screenshot_20171202-055226.jpg   Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 - Unlocked (UK) Sprint & T-Mobile (US) only.-screenshot_20171202-055301.jpg  
    12-02-2017 12:18 PM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    In Members App some people are posting that Smart Switch fails when trying to rollback to 7.0. Something about the bootloader changing.
    Used it successfully after issues with 2 but haven't tried it with 3.
    Has anyone tried it and had issues with it failing?
    gendo667 likes this.
    12-03-2017 10:58 PM
  6. henryfool3's Avatar
    so i am not sure why i am having so much trouble, as others appear to have seen their phones get back to decent shape after beta 3, but mine is pretty awful.

    phone calls come in and sometimes i can answer, other times i can't, and other times i can answer but it continues to buzz incessantly in my ear during the call.

    the camera is very hit and miss on opening. no matter if it is from the lock screen or the home screen.

    apps are still hit and miss on whether they open, function, or freeze up.

    i can't even downgrade because my phone is apparently unregistered with samsung + and whether i do it via wifi or manually it doesn't work.

    while i know it is a beta, and some bugs are to be expected, i'm not sure why the bugs that were specifically addressed in the new beta seem to still be so prevalent. i did the beta for nougat and i didn't have even a quarter of the problems i do this go round.

    anyone else still having all of the problems? or did anyone find a resolution?

    thx
    12-04-2017 02:22 PM
  7. gendo667's Avatar
    so i am not sure why i am having so much trouble, as others appear to have seen their phones get back to decent shape after beta 3, but mine is pretty awful.

    phone calls come in and sometimes i can answer, other times i can't, and other times i can answer but it continues to buzz incessantly in my ear during the call.

    the camera is very hit and miss on opening. no matter if it is from the lock screen or the home screen.

    apps are still hit and miss on whether they open, function, or freeze up.

    i can't even downgrade because my phone is apparently unregistered with samsung + and whether i do it via wifi or manually it doesn't work.

    while i know it is a beta, and some bugs are to be expected, i'm not sure why the bugs that were specifically addressed in the new beta seem to still be so prevalent. i did the beta for nougat and i didn't have even a quarter of the problems i do this go round.

    anyone else still having all of the problems? or did anyone find a resolution?

    thx
    Have you tried backing up and a factory reset? I did in beta 1. I'm having a pretty smooth experience.
    12-04-2017 02:25 PM
  8. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    +1

    I factory reset after be and because b3 didn't cure the Settings app caught in a loop closing and quitting did a reset again after be and have not restored anything.

    Totally fine sailing like new, but did take a 10 hour day to setup.

    And the Mac download of Smart Sync is fu as can't mount and install application. So it's out of commission.
    There is an Android File Transfer but the two don't play nice. And it may not support Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.2.
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    12-04-2017 02:33 PM
  9. henryfool3's Avatar
    I haven't done a full reset. In part because others have told me that they're still having the same issues as me after fully resetting. And the time it takes to do it has kept me from taking that chance that it will be for nothing.
    12-04-2017 07:24 PM
  10. badcat's Avatar
    I haven't done a full reset. In part because others have told me that they're still having the same issues as me after fully resetting. And the time it takes to do it has kept me from taking that chance that it will be for nothing.
    I did a reset after Beta 1 and it didn't really fix my problems either but at that time the only real issue I had was the sd card thing. That was addressed in Beta 3 and while I saw a bit of instability right after I updated, it's since calmed down noticeably.

    I also used Smart Switch to back up and restore and it worked quite nicely. As long as you're going Oreo to Oreo anyway. It doesn't seem to support Oreo back to Nougat as some posters have noted.
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    12-05-2017 07:42 AM
  11. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I am trying to get back control of my S8+ after beginning to install Vimeo was taking way too long so I cancelled from Notifications. After thatI could not unlock or login, power off restart, not for a couple minutes.

    Never until now have I ever encountered what really seems like installing an app from GPS that trashed and hacked a system. Putting in directories that don't belong.

    Finger print was just set up again yesterday for first time since b3.

    Im on a blue screen with downward arrow and Do Not urn Off Target
    after selecting to reboot to boot loader (I think)

    Similar to this:
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/ne...ff-target.html

    Good Tips that are Helpful -

    Boot S8 Recovery Mode
    https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-...-mode-0177223/

    S8 Troubleshooting:
    https://thedroidguy.com/samsung-gala...roubleshooting

    Samsung Galaxy S8 that gets stuck on the logo during boot up
    https://thedroidguy.com/2017/05/fix-...-guide-1072476

    Galaxy S7 won’t boot up, only restarts to Download mode, won’t connect to mobile network, other issues
    https://thedroidguy.com/2017/06/gala...issues-1073685
    12-05-2017 08:59 AM
  12. henryfool3's Avatar
    downloaded Smart Switch for the PC. it says something about an update being available for my phone when i connect. any idea what that update is?
    12-05-2017 12:15 PM
  13. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    The 'update' is to take you back to the official build of 7.0.
    12-05-2017 12:19 PM
  14. henryfool3's Avatar
    that's the impression i was getting, wanted to confirm. thanks.

    so basically i just ignore that, backup, wipe the phone, restore, once i'm ready to attempt? haven't used this before. hoping it will save some time if i decide to wipe.
    12-05-2017 12:23 PM
  15. badcat's Avatar
    It saved me a ton of time. I was wary of it at first but it worked well. I didn't abandon my traditional back up procedure though. I backed up pix, docs and sms like I usually did. Before you wipe the phone browse through the backup. On my PC everything in the backup directory was useable as is. I could open and view docs and pictures. If that is true then at least you won't lose anything. It will all be in the backup file. Also check the backup settings and make certain everything you want backed up is selected.
    12-05-2017 01:45 PM
  16. henryfool3's Avatar
    bit the bullet and went for the full wipe. will see how it goes. thanks for the assist.
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    12-05-2017 04:26 PM
  17. badcat's Avatar
    No problem. Hope it works out for you!
    12-05-2017 05:36 PM
  18. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    bit the bullet and went for the full wipe. will see how it goes. thanks for the assist.
    Part of doing a full wipe when troubleshooting is being extra careful, methodical installing anything and not restoring.

    Can there be multiple backup sets so you make a new and avoid potentially introducing a problem you had before.
    12-05-2017 05:42 PM
  19. badcat's Avatar
    I suppose you could do that with Smart Switch by changing what and how much you back up then keep incrementing the amount you back up. For me reinstlling apps takes the most time. Then it's setting up email accounts and restoring the sms database.
    12-05-2017 07:52 PM
  20. mary beth hale's Avatar
    bit the bullet and went for the full wipe. will see how it goes. thanks for the assist.
    How's it going after the reset?
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    12-05-2017 08:46 PM
  21. henryfool3's Avatar
    So it was going better. Seemed smoother and less buggy.

    Then I noticed that my main Gmail account is not syncing all contacts while my other account is. Can't seem to find a fix. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Only other noticeable issue is Facebook doesn't seem to work well. Doesn't open. Uninstalled and reinstalled, same issue.
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    12-06-2017 07:45 AM
  22. badcat's Avatar
    Aside from the beta problems did Smart Switch work for you?

    A while back on a different device I had issues with Google Contact Sync getting stuck. I actually had to go to manual sync for a while because it would suck up the battery constantly attempting to sync. Maybe check to see if the sync isn't completing.

    I don't use Facebook so I can't be of any help there, not that I'm of any help anyway...
    12-06-2017 07:47 AM
  23. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    So it was going better. Seemed smoother and less buggy.

    Then I noticed that my main Gmail account is not syncing all contacts while my other account is. Can't seem to find a fix. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Only other noticeable issue is Facebook doesn't seem to work well. Doesn't open. Uninstalled and reinstalled, same issue.
    Facebook is acting weird for me as well. Specifically in the "marketplace" section of the app. It freezes and becomes unresponsive in that I can scroll the page up and down, but it won't let me select anything or go back to the last page. I have to escape to the home screen and then reopen the app.
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    12-06-2017 07:48 AM
  24. henryfool3's Avatar
    Smart Switch seemed to work fine.

    The contacts thing is weird. Only one account and only some people. I tried testing by creating a contact on my phone and it synced to online contacts and deleted it and it synced as well. But some people won't show up. And they are favorites or friends. Not other contacts or some small sub group.
    12-06-2017 09:08 AM
  25. mary beth hale's Avatar
    So I was home sick yesterday and bored out of my mind. Had read some posts in Members App about failure when trying to rollback to 7.0 using Smart Switch. Decided to give it a try.
    Smart Switch successfully downgraded my phone to 7.0. Afterwards, the Beta update was waiting for me and installed without issue. Everything working fine.
    Nothing horrific was happening prior to doing this on Beta 3... Just helped me pass some time. :-)
    gendo667 and badcat like this.
    12-06-2017 11:17 AM
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