09-28-2012 04:06 PM
Update the Software for the Samsung Galaxy S II (i777)
Prior to processing your software update, ensure you have a personal computer with internet connection, your Micro USB cable, and your device's battery is fully charged. You may wish to back up your personal information prior to proceeding with the update. For information on backing up and restoring your phone using Samsung Kies, click here.
AT&T and Samsung have released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. This software package updates the firmware version to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Android 4.0 (ICS) enhancements
Improved text input and spell-checking
New dictionaries for better error correction and word suggestion
Enhanced web browsing and personalization capability
Improved email management
New technology for better security options
Clearer menu formatting
What to expect after the update
Home screens: The home screens will be reset to the ICS default view.
Application Menu: The application menu sorting, folders and home keys will be reset. Downloaded applications will be preserved.
Contact Groups: All Contacts and Contact groups will remain. However, contacts within the contact groups will be
Email: Email accounts that were added as a Social Hub or Samsung premium account will be removed.
Music: Music playlists and settings (Equalizer, Sound effects, Music menu) will be reset during the update.
Bluetooth: Paired bluetooth devices will be removed during the reset.
SIM and Memory cards: Information stored on your SIM and Memory cards will not be changed, and may remain installed during this update.
Install Samsung Kies
Download and install Samsung Kies to your computer.
NOTE: Any previously downloaded versions of Samsung Kies will not work correctly for this upgrade. Please ensure you are downloading the most recent Kies software from the link above.
Once installed, read and accept the License agreement, and then click Next.
NOTE: If prompted to update to a newer version, click Update and wait for new files to load.
Once all updates have been processed, the program will close and relaunch itself.
Update your Galaxy S II
Plug your phone into the computer using the included Micro USB cable.
Once Kies recognizes your device, you will receive a pop-up requesting to update to a new firmware version. Click Update to continue.
Read through the Caution pop-up, and if you agree, click to check "I have read all the above information." and select your desired information saving option, and then click Start Upgrade.
A notice will display. Read through the information, and then click Next to proceed.
The update will begin and may take 10-15 minutes to complete. The phone will be unusable during this time. Do not disconnect your mobile phone from your PC or power the PC off. If interrupted, your device could become inoperable.
Please wait until your phone reboots completely, and then select OK to finish.
If you need additional assistance, get more help here.06-21-2012 09:54 AMLike 3
- 06-21-2012 02:05 PMLike 3
- I'm not sure if I can post a link to XDA on here, but a guy on there figured out how to get the official release from AT&T if it's not showing up in Kies. Here is his post: xda-developers - View Single Post - I just got the official ICS Upgrade06-21-2012 02:41 PM
- I had no issues with the upgrade either. I loaded kies and it said it had an update, so i selected update.
After that, i plugged the phone in and it took a few seconds to load the usb drivers, then the autoplay window in windows 7 asked me what to do with the device. I closed the window.
When i clicked on kies, a new window opened up and said i had a firmware update available. I clicked update and got all of the warning documentation. Agreed to them all and the phone started updating.
As stated by another poster, it took about 15 minutes. After the phone restarted, i could see some lag also, but it looked to me like it was just the system processing the new OS as well as updating some of the Google apps.
I rebooted the phone again and the lag seemed to disappear for me. The phone is also not my primary device, so i do not have a lot of apps installed on it, that could be a reason for the lag disappearing on mine, more open system memory.
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Android Central Forums06-21-2012 03:05 PM
- I cut my Android teeth on an AT&T GS II - my wife has it now. I'm interested in upgrading her to ICS, but I think I'll let it cook for a week or two before installing. I haven't seen any horror stories yet from early adopters.
I'm running ICS on a Galaxy Nexus, get my updates straight from Google. My guess is that they changed the key sequence for screen shots because the GNex doesn't have the row of capacitive keys along the bottom. The only hardware buttons on the phone are Power and the Volume rocker. So yeah, I think power+vol down is the ICS standard screen shot sequence.06-21-2012 03:08 PM
- 06-21-2012 03:14 PM
- I was getting message that my device does not support updating software via Kies... but I am no longer getting that... I think that went away when I loaded the latest Kies version and/or the latest USB drivers.
Now I am getting the message that my firmware is up to date. Hopefully it will be available again soon.
AT&T describes update at http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=rNIViKq_
But at time of this reply, Samsung did not update page: SAMSUNG06-21-2012 03:54 PM
- 06-21-2012 04:07 PM
- Okay. After a day of use with the upgrade I've had these problems:
Screen not coming on while pressing the lock/power button resulting in a battery pull
No screenshot option
As far as the battery drain, it seems to be worse than 2.3.6. At least for me anyway. I noticed after pulling the battery and restarting the phone, there is a major decrease in the battery life.
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Android Central Forums06-21-2012 07:21 PM
- From xda. I followed this to a T and after about 20 mins I was all set. Works flawlessly.
Well, first, before I realised I could do it, I downloaded the newest version of Kies because I got all kinds of errors when i did a kies software update from the older version. I had to uninstall it from my computer and install the newest one. I got it from here:
Transfer, Sync & Manage Music, Movies, Photos, Contacts and Calendars with Kies
btw, I did all of this with the phone completely stock - restored to unrooted KH7, then did OTA KK6 upgrade. NOt sure if it would matter since you will start in download mode anyway.
after completely finishing installing kies (and it took a while) i shut it down and then made sure the computer detected the phone in different modes (usb debugging on And off, and in download mode.) it will install the drivers when you connect it in each mode.
now, WITHOUT the phone connected, start the new Kies and went to the tools menu. Chose Firmware Upgrade and Initialization. It asked for the serial number and model number that I got from the sticker under the battery. Now, put the phone in download mode (either with a jig, or holding vol. up + vol down and inserting usb cable).
After you enter the serial number and model number it should say that the latest recovery version is the LE5 (the new firmware). Now, just leave the phone connected and keep clicking through with OK. It should download the firmware, and when it is finished downloading you will see the green bar moving across the phone when it is installing.06-21-2012 07:28 PM
- But does it return your phone to stock? delete all your stuff? Sorry if thats a dumb question. This is my first android phone, and my first attempt at updating. I followed the XDA instructions, and the firmware upgrade and initalization warns that its going to delete "all settings and data". Not worried so much about the settings, but the 'data' part makes me hesitant.
But this does appear to work to get ICS on your phone, as it says the firmware will be updated to LE5, presumably ICS. But if I'm going to delete all my stuff, or have software that was not really ready for release possibly damage my phone, I can wait a few days. Hows it running Jeff?06-21-2012 07:54 PM
- This is true, it deletes everything. I keep backups of my photos and music online, apps and contacts will restore automatically. Seems stable and quicker. It's a pleasant update and it's official. Can't speak on battery life yet but definitely some nice features. This was overdue.06-21-2012 08:05 PM
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