Question Updating my SM-S908E with latest firmware for use on AT&T?

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¿GotJazz?

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Sorry for the noobish questions, but it has been quite a long time since I upgraded my Samsung firmware with Odin (Galaxy S III, anybody?), and ... the world has changed a smidge.

I am using my phone in the US on the AT&T network. I have unlocked my bootloader, so I don't get OTA updates anymore. Before I accidentally brick my brand-new phone, I have a few very basic questions:

  • My SM-S908E-D/S has region codes of "CHO" (Chile) all over the place. I assume that I can only install the CHO region firmware update package, correct?
  • My understanding is that I will power off the phone, power up into Download Mode, then connect the USB to my PC/Odin. From there, I will be installing the BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC partitions, correct?
  • Is there anything I will need to do for my phone to be reconfigured for the AT&T network after the update? I seem to remember seeing something a configuration for AT&T pop up when I first powered up the phone.
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¿GJ?
 

V0latyle

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Sorry for the noobish questions, but it has been quite a long time since I upgraded my Samsung firmware with Odin (Galaxy S III, anybody?), and ... the world has changed a smidge.

I am using my phone in the US on the AT&T network. I have unlocked my bootloader, so I don't get OTA updates anymore. Before I accidentally brick my brand-new phone, I have a few very basic questions:

  • My SM-S908E-D/S has region codes of "CHO" (Chile) all over the place. I assume that I can only install the CHO region firmware update package, correct?
No, you can install any region code, although you may have baseband issues.
  • My understanding is that I will power off the phone, power up into Download Mode, then connect the USB to my PC/Odin. From there, I will be installing the BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC partitions, correct?
Yes. To enter download mode, some devices require that you start with the device off, hold both Volume buttons, and connect the USB cable.
  • Is there anything I will need to do for my phone to be reconfigured for the AT&T network after the update? I seem to remember seeing something a configuration for AT&T pop up when I first powered up the phone.
As long as you have a valid SIM, network provisioning should be automatic.
 
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    Sorry for the noobish questions, but it has been quite a long time since I upgraded my Samsung firmware with Odin (Galaxy S III, anybody?), and ... the world has changed a smidge.

    I am using my phone in the US on the AT&T network. I have unlocked my bootloader, so I don't get OTA updates anymore. Before I accidentally brick my brand-new phone, I have a few very basic questions:

    • My SM-S908E-D/S has region codes of "CHO" (Chile) all over the place. I assume that I can only install the CHO region firmware update package, correct?
    No, you can install any region code, although you may have baseband issues.
    • My understanding is that I will power off the phone, power up into Download Mode, then connect the USB to my PC/Odin. From there, I will be installing the BL, AP, CP, and HOME_CSC partitions, correct?
    Yes. To enter download mode, some devices require that you start with the device off, hold both Volume buttons, and connect the USB cable.
    • Is there anything I will need to do for my phone to be reconfigured for the AT&T network after the update? I seem to remember seeing something a configuration for AT&T pop up when I first powered up the phone.
    As long as you have a valid SIM, network provisioning should be automatic.