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  1. cattledog's Avatar
    I was able to download the ICS update yesterday at about 9 am. The phone was stock unlocked and I was not rooted. I followed the kies firmware update and initaliation. Back up your data if you go this route.

    To get the phone into download mode shut the phone off. next hold the volume and power buttons down at the same time. Then follow the directions on the phone it will ask you to push the up volume button. Now you are in download mode.

    On the ICS update, I don't see NFC support, and my data disabler app is not working well at all, and there is plenty of AT&T bloatware.. Cellular data does not reintitalize fast as it did in 2.6. Battery seems pretty good though. I may just root and go to cm9 and be finished with AT&T firmware.
    clintkirk and eagle328 like this.
    06-24-2012 06:41 AM
  2. Strawdawg's Avatar
    It was available this morning. Downloaded with no problems. Now to try to get the phone back to the way I want it.
    06-24-2012 08:21 AM
  3. PostalJ's Avatar
    ICS IS BACK!!! Run and download it before they take it down again!!!
    06-24-2012 09:15 AM
  4. soundchasr's Avatar
    Downloading now via Kies.
    06-24-2012 09:51 AM
  5. namichael's Avatar
    Just finished. Pretty painless process. Not noticing the lag that some are experiencing. Hoping the battery life has improved.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Android Central Forums
    06-24-2012 10:41 AM
  6. Duality84's Avatar
    I'm still getting 'Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies.' And it says I'm still on current firmware at 2.3.6.
    06-24-2012 10:54 AM
  7. Strawdawg's Avatar
    they may be phasing it to keep from overloading servers?
    06-24-2012 11:32 AM
  8. Evil_Homer's Avatar
    I installed successfully from Kies a little while ago... working well so far.
    06-24-2012 11:42 AM
  9. starsky94502's Avatar
    has anyone successfully updated using a mac? still says "your device does not support updating via kies"
    06-24-2012 12:15 PM
  10. Duality84's Avatar
    has anyone successfully updated using a mac? still says "your device does not support updating via kies"
    could be something with macs? i'm trying to update on a macbook pro and i consistently get that same message, and recently kies wouldn't even recognize my phone...this process has really burned me on ever getting another android phone
    06-24-2012 12:21 PM
  11. starsky94502's Avatar
    could be something with macs? i'm trying to update on a macbook pro and i consistently get that same message, and recently kies wouldn't even recognize my phone...this process has really burned me on ever getting another android phone
    a few days ago i was having trouble getting it to recognize my phone as well. i switched USB ports, and then it started workings. its weird because the other USB port still works. but i guess kies wants me to use the other one. im also on a MBP
    06-24-2012 12:35 PM
  12. Nevets68's Avatar
    I just connected my G2 and am getting the prompt for the ICS update. Wish me luck. ==
    06-24-2012 12:47 PM
  13. izzymyster's Avatar
    For everyone trying to update on a Mac:


    The problem we are all having is that the Mac version of Kies is 1.3, and you need 2.0 to update firmware. No phone can be update using Kies on a Mac.

    In fact after intense amount of Googling I finally found this page: Software Upgrade Samsung If you look at the tips sections (near the bottom) it states that to update firmware you need a Windows machine.

    This is complete bull.
    06-24-2012 01:20 PM
  14. Badgun's Avatar
    so I tried to update, got halfway through and encountered an error. Kies told me to use the firmware recovery tool which I have tried numerous times, but in recovery mode my phone is not being recognized. I have removed the battery, put it back in, hit the power button on my phone which is supposed to put the phone in recovery mode, and reconnected the phone to my pc. Kies tries to do the recovery but my phone is not being recognized as being connected. Anyway, what can I do at this point?

    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk
    06-24-2012 01:34 PM
  15. Nevets68's Avatar
    So the update went ok. Obviously I have to re add all my folders (and apps) to the "desktop". Question...how does one go about re sizing the samsung power widget? Normally I'd have it where I'd swipe left or right for all the options. Now it's showing - all options.
    06-24-2012 01:44 PM
  16. thinman88's Avatar
    Got my ICS upgrade with Kies this morning. No problems and working great. Battery life definitely improved.
    06-24-2012 01:45 PM
  17. j.maldjian's Avatar
    Funny I thought I would be the first one to report this I'm still d/ling it right NOWWWWW so excited to see the OS in action!!!!
    06-24-2012 01:50 PM
  18. Duality84's Avatar
    For everyone trying to update on a Mac:


    The problem we are all having is that the Mac version of Kies is 1.3, and you need 2.0 to update firmware. No phone can be update using Kies on a Mac.

    In fact after intense amount of Googling I finally found this page: Software Upgrade Samsung If you look at the tips sections (near the bottom) it states that to update firmware you need a Windows machine.

    This is complete bull.
    you have got to be kidding me, that is the biggest load of crap ever...that seals it, i am never getting an android phone again
    xsinfulangel likes this.
    06-24-2012 02:01 PM
  19. mhans311's Avatar
    you have got to be kidding me, that is the biggest load of crap ever...that seals it, i am never getting an android phone again
    This is not an android issue. This is a Samsung issue. Most phone makers do their updates over the air without having to hook up to a computer.

    Bionic'd from my tapatalk.
    06-24-2012 02:04 PM
  20. starsky94502's Avatar
    For everyone trying to update on a Mac:


    The problem we are all having is that the Mac version of Kies is 1.3, and you need 2.0 to update firmware. No phone can be update using Kies on a Mac.

    In fact after intense amount of Googling I finally found this page: Software Upgrade Samsung If you look at the tips sections (near the bottom) it states that to update firmware you need a Windows machine.

    This is complete bull.
    guess i should head to the library then...hope i can install a program on those computers and then uninstall it....if not ill need to figure something else
    06-24-2012 02:11 PM
  21. whitenack's Avatar
    Do we have to upgrade back to 2.3.6, or can we go straight from 2.3.4? And, if I am reading this right, I am going to have to download all my apps and settings again?
    06-24-2012 02:12 PM
  22. nbell978's Avatar
    you have got to be kidding me, that is the biggest load of crap ever...that seals it, i am never getting an android phone again
    Uh yeah... That's not an Android problem. Kies is Samsung only. To write off Android completely based on pure Samsung software issues is just ignorant. Quit whining and buy a damn Nexus or HTC if you don't like it.
    eagle328 and dingbat005 like this.
    06-24-2012 02:56 PM
  23. xsinfulangel's Avatar
    i know i should know better than to listen to at&t store reps, but i was kind of told that i would never have issues using this phone with a mac. i'm kind of pissed. and why isn't the update over the air? if it wasn't for this employee discount i would've ditched at&t long ago..
    06-24-2012 02:58 PM
  24. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    i know i should know better than to listen to at&t store reps, but i was kind of told that i would never have issues using this phone with a mac. i'm kind of pissed. and why isn't the update over the air? if it wasn't for this employee discount i would've ditched at&t long ago..
    The real question is why do u own a mac? Windows all the way....

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
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    06-24-2012 03:04 PM
  25. Nevets68's Avatar
    Here's a better example of the samsung widget I'm referring too. I can re add it , however there's no option of making it smaller (like I had before i updated to ICS).
    06-24-2012 03:23 PM
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