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    Default Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    If you have been experiencing the Sleep of Death issue with your GS2 like me, a firmware fix was pushed out this morning. If you have'nt recieved it yet, follow the instructions below. Good luck!

    Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown
    A software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II which enhances security features is now available to AT&T customers who previously updated their
    devices to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The update includes:

    Fixes an issue where, on rare occasions, the device may become unresponsive and/or power down while sitting idle.
    Enhances security to protect against malware vulnerability.
    This update is available via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA).
    Customers can obtain the update upon demand from their handsets.
    1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network.
    2. Tap Applications from the Home screen.
    3. Tap Settings.
    4. Tap About device.
    5. Tap Software Update.
    6. Tap Check for Updates.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    Thanks for pointing that out. I was wondering what the update was about and HAVE experienced the random lockups and rebooting you described. Hoping for the best and looking forward to an eventual JB update in the near future.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    Thank you. i was wondering what just updated on my wifes phone since it was still reading 4.0.4.
    We were hoping it was jellybean since other SII already got updated by other carriers.

    Dang ATT get with the system and update the dang phones...

    Well atleast she will be happy if this actually fixed the random dead phone...
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    Only took a year. Good job Samsung and AT&T!

    Long since rooted and flashed, fixing the problem.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    Exact information I was looking for -- thank you. Time will tell on the fix which my S2 definitely needed. I see Sprint has released the Jelly Bean update for their version of the S2 so hopefully AT&T gets shamed into it soon...
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    Too late. Rooted my wife's S2 months ago. I can't imagine having lived with it that long.
    Phones: BB 8820 -> BB 8310 -> HTC Thunderbolt -> LG Optimus G Pro -> Moto X 2013 -> Moto X 2014
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    Wow, I am suprised that some are thinking that we will get JB. I don't understand why AT&T would do all these small fixes if we were getting JB. I hope I am wrong and we get JB.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by JChapa13 View Post

    Fixes an issue where, on rare occasions, the device may become unresponsive and/or power down while sitting idle.
    LMAO! Rare Occasion???

    I would have rooted and gone with a new ROM but there are so many link and methods, I have no idea which way to go. I've also never been able to clearly understand if all my apps get wiped out. One day I'll figure it out.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    It's about time, AT&T! I've been dealing with this issue for six months - missing important calls and messages. And "rare occasion, yeah right! Try 5 to 6 times daily.

    The good news, I downloaded the update on Friday and have not experienced any unresponsive idle or shutdowns.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    Too little too late for me. First I rooted and loaded CM 10.1, then my workplace informed me that we can't have work email on rooted phones, pushing me to make my work-issued iPhone 5 my primary phone. And now I actually really LIKE my iPhone 5.

    Congrats Samsung/AT&T, your ridiculous delay in fixing your broken phone just made me an iOS convert. Great customer retention there.

    In case you can't tell, I've REALLY soured on Samsung over the past year. Doesn't help that this phone will never even see Jellybean via an official update.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    what is the android version, kernel version...
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - Fix for Unresponsive Idle or Sporadic Shutdown

    my galaxy ace plus shutdowns when it is idle for somtime so i reinstall the firmware for several times but in vain.. kindly tell me its solutionthat what is the problem with my phone ..i am waiting for your reply,,.,,,

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