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I installed the UK MK7 update weeks ago and want to switch back to the US now that it's available to get Exchange previews back. What's the CSC code for the US? Kies won't update since it says I already have MK7. Is there another place to download the new ROM? Can I downgrade to an older US ROM and let Kies update that way? I would, but I can't find even the old US ROMs.
 
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I installed the UK MK7 update weeks ago and want to switch back to the US now that it's available to get Exchange previews back. What's the CSC code for the US? Kies won't update since it says I already have MK7. Is there another place to download the new ROM? Can I downgrade to an older US ROM and let Kies update that way? I would, but I can't find even the old US ROMs.
Yes you can downgrade, Here is the thread where you can get the USA version. (OLD)

XAR is the USA version - Last one in the list (Labled as Cellular South)

Also you can go here and get the current version, Currently the top one in the list.


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Yes you can downgrade, Here is the thread where you can get the USA version. (OLD)

XAR is the USA version - Last one in the list (Labled as Cellular South)

Also you can go here and get the current version, Currently the top one in the list.
Was thinking the same thing but wondering if it even makes sense to do? If the UK gets another update (which I assume will be before the US again) won't Gear Manager download it to my UK rom first?
 
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I decided to reload the old ROM and re-upgrade not being sure if were differences. I had some wierdness after loading the old ROM which I suspect was program updates intended for the new ROM. You might want to do a reset to wipe the gear before dropping back to the old version.

Having done so, though, I used Kies to upload the new US ROM and it all went fine. I am now on the US MK7 and all seems well.

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I decided to reload the old ROM and re-upgrade not being sure if were differences. I had some wierdness after loading the old ROM which I suspect was program updates intended for the new ROM. You might want to do a reset to wipe the gear before dropping back to the old version.

Having done so, though, I used Kies to upload the new US ROM and it all went fine. I am now on the US MK7 and all seems well.

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So, are the UK and US MK7 firmware versions identical?

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I see no discernable differences on the surface. Under the hood, I can't tell. It seems unlikely to me that different versions would be left with the version number. Time will tell.

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How can I tell which version of the MK7 software is installed the Us or the UK. I did both on two devices and don't know if there is a way to.tell

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So, are the UK and US MK7 firmware versions identical?

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I did notice s voice on the great activates a lot quicker, I'm coming from uk mk7, odin'ed to us mk7. Synched to a gs3

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Yes you can downgrade, Here is the thread where you can get the USA version. (OLD)

XAR is the USA version - Last one in the list (Labled as Cellular South)

Also you can go here and get the current version, Currently the top one in the list.
Thanks for this information, as I was not sure I was on the UK or the US version, having flashed the UK rom, but then being unsure if what appeared to be an update recently actually was. I am in USA and on the XAR version now. All have been working great with Exchange and other notifications.
 
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Default Same size

I opened both .tar files (XAR from USA and BTU from UK) and they have the same exact size on all their subfolders (not a single Byte more, not a single Byte less) I assume they are the same firmware. Why Sammy took too long to update USA firmware? Weird right?

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