Originally Posted by 4mula1
Just to have v2.07 I did download it, but probably will not install it just yet. As an FYI, when I first downloaded it, it indicated it would take 3 hours to finish. I stopped that download and immediately tried again, and it downloaded in 30 seconds. Maybe try that?
Thanks - I have tried that a few times. Mostly because it will just stop itself, even with the PC connected directly to the modem. I usually get to around 15-20 MBs downloaded, and then it'll just stop. I delete the old attempts, I re-direct the download to another folder so it doesn't try to overlap the previous download, etc. I'll keep at it. I download zip files every day -- seems to be the load at the Samsung site right now. But even when I downloaded 2.09 from the site a week ago, it took more than two hours. I think I need your Internet connection ...
I might try to download it through my Android phone. I'll try anything at this point.
UPDATE: Actually downloaded the .zip file through my phone and then unzipped, moved the .ruf file over to the newly re-formatted (to basic FAT) USB, re-set the machine and tried this 'new' 2.07 file (which was exactly the same size as those here on the forum posted last week), and same issue -- error in update data. It's the machine. Just to be sure, I deleted the 2.07 .ruf file from the USB, copied the 2.09 .ruf file over to the USB, re-set the machine, and it installed the 2.09 firmware. It's not the file, not the USB - it has to be the machine. I've already gone the CD route, and have tried 2.05. Made most of these attempts using two USB sticks, to be sure.
Looks like I'll go through Samsung tech, get frustrated, hang up or stop the chat, and then wait for 2.10, and hope that the machine will allow that update.
LATEST UPDATE: Spent 20 minutes on a live tech chat with Samsung. Nothing surprising, other than the person said it was impossible to 'downgrade' back to 2.07 from 2.09. I told her that several people on these helpful forums have done just that -- that it's possible -- and she said it wasn't. Then made the call to a 'tier 2' technician, and after describing all of my attempts, she gave me the info if I wanted to get it repaired by Samsung. Two things of note here -- first, my unit evidently was made in Canada, so it further complicates the repair process (according to them), and second, when on the phone with the rep, I needed to check the serial number. Looked at the back, and it was stamped out. There was another sticker on the side of the unit, that started with "CD xoxoxo." The rep said she'd never seen that before. I got the refurbished unit from buy.com, but it was sold through "Click, Go and Buy." I've never had an issue with buy.com, or it's re-sellers before. Still not sure I want to ship this off just yet -- am hoping against hope that 2.10 will be available soon enough that I can try that before shipping the unit away. I have about 80 days before the warranty ends. Both the live chat and the phone rep both said there was no estimated time for delivery of the next firmware. To say this has been a hassle, ever since I plugged it in, is a major understatement.