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    Talking WM 6.1 for i760 Officially Released--FAQs & General Info

    As of July 13, 2008, the Windows Mobile 6.1 update for the Samsung SCH-i760 appears to be in the wild. A big thanks to Emilio S. and zachman123 for finding the download links on Samsung's website. You can find those links in this post: WM 6.1 Update. I expect that shortly we will see a notice/link on Verizon's website. Until then, though, consider this the "unofficial" official update.

    I've gone a head and closed the WM 6.1 rumor thread and unstickied it. In its place, I've started this thread, as well as two others, all three of which I am stickying. I'm going to lock this particular thread and will add information to it as I have time. Information will include installation information, new features, and hints. One of the other new threads is limited to installation issues; please post your questions and comments about the WM 6.1 update process in that thread. The other new thread is limited to your comments and questions about new features in WM 6.1 and how it differs from WM 6.

    I'm jammed up at work today so don't expect too much from me in this thread right away. However, I'll add to it as I can.

    EDIT: As of 7/15/08, Samsung moved the files. See post #7 below for more information.

    EDIT ( 7/16/08 ): See post #11 below for new link to the WM 6.1 updater files.

    EDIT ( 7/26/08 ): At some point within the past week or so, Verizon updated its website to reflect the official release of WM 6.1 for the i760. If you go to this page, you will find the link to the updater file in the bottom right portion of the page. Ironically, when you click the link, it will send you to Samsung's website for the file you need to update your i760 to WM 6.1. Thank you to everyone who PM'd me about the official release.
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    Ability to Read/Write to micro SDHC Cards

    One of the first things folks have noticed is that with the WM 6.1 update, the SCH-i760 is able to use micro SDHC cards without the need for an additional hack. So far, people have reported being able to use both 4GB and 6GB microSDHC cards. I have not yet seen a report of anyone trying an 8GB card. Also, I personally have not yet had a chance to try a micro SDHC. I have an unopened 4GB microSDHC card that I hope to try out late today.

    EDIT ( 7/17/08 ): RWC has informed me that 8GB microSDHC cards work just fine with the WM 6.1 upgrade. Thanks, RWC, for the info!
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    No Need to Enter Passcode When Pairing Headset

    The first really cool thing about WM 6.1 that I noticed is that it did not require me to enter a passcode when I paired my Blueant Z9 headset to my SCH-i760. Nice!

    Before you ask, I do not yet know whether the WM 6.1 update fixes the multiple Bluetooth device issues. Update: Initial reports are that WM 6.1 does NOT fix the multiple BT device problem; however, I have not verified this for myself yet.
    Last edited by iProb8; 07-14-2008 at 12:29 PM. Reason: add info re: multipe BT device problem.
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    Potential Install Issue--Running Installer Twice

    When I first tried to install the update, things went fine but then I received an error message about the updater not being able to find a port. The installer instructed me to disconnect my i760, perform a soft reset, close the installer, and then restart the installer. When I restarted the i760, it came up with the WM 6.1 splash screen so it looked as though the update was successful. Nevertheless, I followed the directions and ran the installer a second time. The second time was the charm. Total time doing the update was roughly 1/2 hour.

    I spoke with MRailing this morning. He encountered he same issue when he updated his i760 this morning. He said the first time updated the PDA portion but not the radio portion of thei 760. This happend when we updated our i730s from WM 2003 to WM 2005. Thus, for those of you who don't succeed the first time, try, try again.
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    Threaded SMS

    The WM 6.1 update comes with a native threaded SMS reader. This is nice because it means you no longer need to go out and find a third party solution.

    Edit: Thank you to to0 for pointing out that in the new threaded SMS reader, you can call the person sending you the SMS simply by pressing the green call button on the left side of the i760.
    Last edited by iProb8; 07-14-2008 at 12:11 PM. Reason: Correct misinformation.
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    Thumbs up Detailed Upgrade Instructions (Windows Vista)

    Thanks to Ender519 for posting some great, detailed instructions for how to perform the upgrade using Vista. To upgrade using XP, follow the same directions, just substitute "WMDC" with "ActiveSync." Follow this link for the instructions.
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    Important Update re: 6.1 Upgrade

    Apparently Samsung has moved the update files. You no longer can access them from the links in Post #1 of this thread. Try using the mirror sites referenced in this post.
    -Jay
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    Version Information

    Going to Settings-->Version, here is what my i760 reads after I have performed the WM 6.1 upgrade:

    S/W Version

    PDA: S:i760.07 V.BD14.19202
    Phone: S:i760.07 V.BD14
    Eboot: 02.00

    H/W Version H:i760.07 V.Q
    PRL /ERI P:51056 E:00004 (I have not updated my PRL yet since the upgrade)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g

    If your i760 is show a different number for the Phone s/w, it most likely means the update did not go through all the way, and you should run the updater again.
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    Memory Information

    FWIW, after I upgraded to WM 6.1 and before I installed any third party programs, I found my free memory stats were as follows:

    Storage: 50.00 MB
    Program: 27.xx MB (I don't recall the exact amount; this is an estimate).

    I've tried to avoid installing third party programs so I can tell whether the Samsung Clock Today screen plug-in still has a memory leak. I think I last soft reset my i760 two days ago. My free program memory right now is 21.65 MB with only ActiveSync and Task Manager running. I'm thinking that the Samsung Clock still has a memory leak; but I'm not 100% sure at this point.

    EDIT ( 7/17/08 ): With only ActiveSync and Task Manager running, I have 21.67 MB of free program memory. Thus, I haven't "lost" program memory in about 24 hours. Perhpas the Samsung Clock memory leak has been plugged and the decrease from 27.xx to 21.6x is due to something else. I'm leaving for an out of town trip this afternoon and, thus, won't been able to do more troubleshooting on this issue for awhile. Moreover, I need to install some third party software for the trip so that will really mess up the memory experiment.
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    Exclamation Time Not Correct?

    If you find that your time is not correct and that your time zone keeps changing, do the following to fix the problem:

    Go Phone-->Menu-->Options-->Services-->Time-->Change Setting. Then, switch TimeZone Setting from Auto to Manual. This will prevent the time zone setting from automatically changing.

    The problem seems to crop up in areas that do not go on Daylight Savings Time (such as Arizona, where I am).
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    Question WM 6.1 Officially Released by Samsung?

    As of last night sometime, Samsung put a new download link on its site. To find the WM6.1 update files and instructions, go here. Thanks to jpinsl for notifying me of the new link.

    I put a question mark in the title of this post because I'm still not 100% convinced this is the official WM 6.1 release. When OS updates were made available for the Samsung SCH-i730, the updates were put out by Verizon, not Samsung. So, I'm still waiting to see whether they have changed their SOP.
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    Thumbs up WM 6.1 Officially Released by Verizon

    I just edited the first post in this thread to reflect that the Verizon has now officially released the WM 6.1 update for the i760. You can find the link to the updater file on the bottom right side of this page.

    According to the link right below the update link, WM 6.1 does the following:

    Samsung i760 Maintenance Release 2 Customer Notes

    Approved: 7/02/08
    Posted: 7/16/08
    Firmware Version: i760.07v.BD14

    Below is the description of the Updates, Additions, Improvements, and Fixes
    of the Samsung i760 MR2 Update;

    1. Updates - Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1
    2. Adds - Direct open capability to PDF attachments from e-mails.
    Previously you had to save the PDF to the device before you can open it.
    3. Adds - YouTube video playback using Windows Media Player.
    Previously when you click on a YouTube video clip it would not open
    and an error message would display “Video format not supported.”
    4. Improves - Time Zone auto adjustment. Previously the device did not
    automatically change based on the Time Zone indicator.
    5. Fixes - Multiple Bluetooth connection issues (Pairing, and BT DUN).
    6. Fixes - Picture Message receive issues. Some MMS messages were not
    being received due to the process in which EMS messages were rejected.
    7. Fixes - Device lock-up issues. Addressed multiple memory management
    issues that cause the device to become unstable.
    -Jay
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