Just applied the New Update to 2.3.6 (T989UVKL1) - BT now messed
03-25-2012 03:43 PM
- Just picked up a White GSII over the weekend. Tried multiple times to get the update over the air and no go. I successfully applied the update via Kies today in less than 20 minutes.
Now About Phone says:
Android Version: 2.3.6
Baseband Version: T989UVKL1
Kernel Version: 220.127.116.11
Build Number: GINGERBREAD.UVKL1
Now my BT is not working right. I pair with an Moto HX1. Gives a beep every 30 secs or so through the headset and the connection light on the headset blinks red every 6 sec or so. I can still use BT with the phone; but the beep is super annoying. It worked just fine prior to the update.
Will have to wait and see if the battery lasts longer. I had mixed results battery wise in the last few days of using it quite a bit and downloading new apps, etc. over wifi and 4G.
Anyone experience similar BT issues? Thanks!12-20-2011 05:21 PM
- Just finished IM chatting with Samsung customer service who had me do a soft and master/factory reset, which I told them would not work, as the UPDATE was a factory reset. Did what they asked and my Bluetooth problem is still there. Told me to call in now. Great!12-20-2011 06:16 PM
- Ok, feel like I am talking to myself; but figured out the problem on my own. Thanks worthless Samsung Support.
Here is what is happening, and you may/may not experience this yourself with your Bluetooth headsets after the update:
The NEW/Fixed Wi-Fi calling feature, when activated (which it is by default, if memory serves; but can be turned off), interferes with a strong BT connection. That causes the poorer connection and intermittent beeping in the headset and flashing red light (at least for my Moto HX1). Talking to people they said that I was cutting out a bunch.
Turn off Wi-Fi and the problem goes away.
Also, if you want to keep Wi-Fi active and fix the above - disable the Wi-Fi Calling feature and BT functions normally.
This is a bug that they obviously did not catch.
Another glitch I noticed with the Wi-Fi calling activated is that it interferes with picture-msging (you can still basic txt). Turn it off and go back to 4G/3G and picture-msging works again.
Samsung needs to fix this as I know the Wi-Fi feature will be sorely needed for some of you.
Hope my helping myself helps you all.12-20-2011 11:25 PM
- go to Samsung's website. This is the link I followed from a google search: Kies 2.0 (there is a windows and a mac link)
have your USB cord that came with the wall charger handy
install Kies 2.0 and follow the directions.
Once you have your GSII attached via USB it should auto detect and notify you that there is an update available for your handset.
I personally did not sync anything other than music/pics/vids and maybe contacts (although I use google/gmail for my contacts); but I did back up my photos/music, etc. before applying the update.
hope that works for ya. :-)12-23-2011 04:40 PM
- now my bluetooth is jacked up.
it seems to shut off every night on the phone.
the only reason how i know is when i get into my car every morning and turn on my bluetooth headset, it says "go to your phone to pair"
so i look on the phone and bluetooth is off.
then it takes about 3 minutes, and checking the checkbox twice to get it to turn back on.
once its on, it pairs fine.
anyone??01-01-2012 01:25 PM
- i disabled the wifi calling thinking it would help with my bluetooth issues since thats what i've read on some posts, but it hasnt helped.
Just this morning I was listening to a podcast on my bt headphones and the bt just shut off.
my phone was 80% battery, the headphones had just been fully charged.
so i looked at my phone, and sure enough, bt was off.
so i clicked to turn on bt, nothing happened after a minute.
then i click on it again, and it turns on. but doesnt pair automatically.
so i click scan, it scans and doesnt pair.
then i click on my headphones that are in the list, and it pairs.
what a frickin' joke!
this update is a mess with bluetooth. and it has nothing to do with the wifi calling feature.
thats the only problem, is who do you call?! for help?!01-02-2012 12:51 PM
- That is not cool. Once I figured out that the WiFi Calling feature was messing my BT, my problems went away once I turned it off when my WiFi is on. I hope someone can help you guys.
The one thing you might try regarding BT issues is to make sure your WiFi is off completely? If you are on the go and not connected to WiFi there is no need to have it on anyway. See if that helps.
GRRR - "Updates"
@ 303kush that headphone app/icon is the Google Music that finally rolled out to our SGSII's. I have yet to use it a whole lot; but the killer feature is supposed to be that you can now upload 20,000 songs to your google account for free and stream them or download to your phone/tablet, etc. from the "cloud" using the Google Music player. That is the way I understand it anyway from what I read. :-)01-03-2012 04:40 PM
- I've used Google Music, it is pretty cool. You download a program to your desktop and it automatically syncs with the google cloud all your music.
Then you can access them streaming from your phone with the headphones.
you can also choose which ones to download to keep on your phone, so you can listen offline too.
i used that until i found doubletwist w/airsync. it syncs with itunes and keeps all my playlists the same. and it seems to have the songs on my phone somehow so even when i'm not online it can play all my songs.
so now i dont even use google music anymore, even though i still keep it synced, just in case i guess.01-04-2012 10:50 AM
- so i'll try turning the wifi off completely to see if that helps with my bluetooth issues.
for the past 2 mornings i take my dog for a walk and listen to podcasts on my Arriva Leo's bt headphones (LOVE THEM). About 30 mins into my walk each morning, the bluetotth just shuts off!
So then i have to try and turn it on, which takes two clicks of the checkbox and about 2 minutes in between checks. AUGH!
ok, so all wifi is now disabled (even though i used it at home all the time)
i'll update tomorrow after my next go around with it.01-04-2012 10:53 AM
- I have a similar problem to "roberts68" in post #11 - except than I must powered off (and power on) the phone, in order to see the paired BT devices.
Wi-Fi calling has been disabled since day 1 (when I bought the phone, it already had 2.3.6 on it).
roberts68 - did completely disabling Wi-Fi resolve the BT problems ?
Any "sure fire" solutions to this problem ?
Thanks.02-08-2012 02:35 PM
- I've never received the ota update so I'm still running 2.3.5. However I have trouble with by BT frequently not connecting with my car. The only solution is a power cycle. Do you guys think I should manually update? Sounds like BT is worse in those cases...
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S II02-11-2012 06:23 AM
- Based on what I've seen - if the only reason to upgrade to 2.3.6 is to fix the BT problem, I personally would not upgrade it. Because it does not seem to fix it.
I have gotten to the point that I cycle power on phone, and turn BT on again - before I leave work - because BT will not stay on for the 8 hours or so that I am at work (with 2.3.6).02-11-2012 07:59 PM
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Just applied the New Update to 2.3.6 (T989UVKL1) - BT now messed
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