08-11-2012 07:44 PM
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  1. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Ok this is for all the users that do not have root or a custom rom installed. This is the official OTA FF18 ICS Update direct from Samsung and Sprint. Its 208.14Mb total size. You must be unrooted, Odexed, on EL29, no custom recovery, and all bloatware must be installed and a secure stock recovery to install this update.zip.

    Download link: EL29_FF18_OFFICIAL_OTA

    Directions to install:
    Download the OTA Update.zip
    Place it on your Micro SD Card
    MAKE SURE YOUR ON BONE STOCK EL29
    Turn phone off
    Press and hold Volume Up and Power key for 5 secs
    You will see stock blue android recovery
    USING THE VOLUME UP AND DOWN TO SCROLL AND THE HOME TO SELECT
    Go to install update.zip
    Press home key
    Find the update.zip on your sd card
    Select it and press home key
    Let it update your device
    This takes 5-10 mins to complete
    Your phone will auto reboot once update has completed
    Enjoy OTA update direct from Samsung and sprint
    07-13-2012 09:24 AM
  2. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    How has this worked for everyone so far?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    07-13-2012 06:18 PM
  3. twizardt's Avatar
    It did everything you said, but my phone is installing applications for a long time. Is this normal? Never mind I restarted it and it seems to be good... Thank you!
    Kipkosgei likes this.
    07-13-2012 07:14 PM
  4. DanDaddy's Avatar
    Awesome! Works amazing! Had to make sure to place the download on my SD card and not the internal memory.. (that fooled me twice!)
    Just like an OTA update, didn't wipe my data. No camera unlock on main lock screen and a little more lag when starting camera, but very happy. Especially since I can download and use Google Chrome.

    Thank you so much for the fast deployment. Couldn't have asked for anything better from you guys!
    07-13-2012 08:23 PM
  5. lakers1fan's Avatar
    I can't figure out how to save it to the sd card once it's downloaded... Do i need a computer for that cause mine is not working at the moment?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-14-2012 11:55 AM
  6. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    I can't figure out how to save it to the sd card once it's downloaded... Do i need a computer for that cause mine is not working at the moment?

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    No just use astro file mgr to move it to the sdcard.

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    07-14-2012 03:22 PM
  7. lakers1fan's Avatar
    I tried that and when i try to move it, the file is empty. Then I got all the files in there but when I go to install, it is not in one file or folder. It is separated into 4 parts instead of one.... I have been trying this for 3 days. Frustrated.... I gave up and I bet it is fairly simple and I am missing something.... I need step by step instructions to do it on my phone
    07-14-2012 04:04 PM
  8. lakers1fan's Avatar
    it also turns it into an htm. file....
    07-14-2012 04:06 PM
  9. polsoft's Avatar
    I just installed the update.zip and everything went fine except that the camera app is the same one from gingerbread no change to the new one that I heard of can some one help please?
    07-14-2012 04:08 PM
  10. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    I just installed the update.zip and everything went fine except that the camera app is the same one from gingerbread no change to the new one that I heard of can some one help please?
    That is not much if any difference in the GB camera and ICS Camera. I havent noticed any difference yet.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    07-14-2012 04:28 PM
  11. polsoft's Avatar
    But i was reading that it gets a panorama option and a different lay out, or im i wrong?
    07-14-2012 08:22 PM
  12. lakers1fan's Avatar
    I figured it out.... FINALLY!

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    07-14-2012 08:41 PM
  13. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    But i was reading that it gets a panorama option and a different lay out, or im i wrong?
    Yup. Really wrong. Lol. That is the AOSP Camera App not the TouchWiz Camera App.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    07-14-2012 09:17 PM
  14. droidweasel's Avatar
    no sd card....can i still do it?
    07-15-2012 12:11 AM
  15. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    no sd card....can i still do it?
    No you can not. Stock secured Android Recovery only sees an sd card and not the internal storage.

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    07-15-2012 09:04 AM
  16. kato223's Avatar
    Worked great for me. I would recommend that if you have any battery saving programs running during the startup of your phone, disable or remove the app before performing the upgrade. I helped a friend, and he was running Battery Saver Pro, and his phone kept turning off after the upgrade. Had to boot to "Safe Mode" by holding down the Home softkey during startup and remove the app. Other than that, everything has gone smoothly.
    07-16-2012 11:54 AM
  17. victoriamarie821's Avatar
    i updated my sgs2 last night although my phone is a little slower with some apps and my internet is slower...i can still use swype that just took some playing around with the keyboard settings. I had some problems with some apps but i just reinstalled them. oh and youtube videos aren't working for me
    07-18-2012 07:19 PM
  18. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    i updated my sgs2 last night although my phone is a little slower with some apps and my internet is slower...i can still use swype that just took some playing around with the keyboard settings. I had some problems with some apps but i just reinstalled them. oh and youtube videos aren't working for me
    Do a factory reset.
    07-18-2012 07:23 PM
  19. clay1959's Avatar
    downloaded the update gal x2 , followed the instructions, update.zip on sd card, select update from card, does not give me an option to select file goes directly to the android triangle and stays there, any help would be appreciated.
    07-24-2012 12:18 PM
  20. Rherndon's Avatar
    Thanks for posting the update because as of today I still had not received. Was just notified that the Android update was successful. Now updating and checking apps. Nice not to have to reinstall apps.
    07-24-2012 07:20 PM
  21. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Thanks for posting the update because as of today I still had not received. Was just notified that the Android update was successful. Now updating and checking apps. Nice not to have to reinstall apps.
    Wellllllllll....dont bet on that just yet.....your gonna get really bad battery drain....laginess....random reboots....the only way to fix that is to do a factory reset and manually reinstalling apps via the market. Just a heads up.
    07-24-2012 07:29 PM
  22. Kcled01's Avatar
    Do I download the update.zip file on my computer then send to my sd card or download on my phone?
    07-25-2012 08:29 PM
  23. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    Do I download the update.zip file on my computer then send to my sd card or download on my phone?
    Download directly to your phone. No computer is needed. Its already been renamed to "update.zip" for your convenience.
    07-25-2012 08:50 PM
  24. mikeisnowonfire's Avatar
    I am normally hesitant to mess with my stock OS with Android, but I decided to give this a go. I threw it on my SD card and let it do its thing (just like how you said), then once it loaded ICS I immediately did a factory reset then set it up, and it runs perfectly. It is fast and smooth. I will put up another post once I have had a few days to play with it so I can accurately list problems (if any).
    07-29-2012 06:08 PM
  25. giofrgs27's Avatar
    why is that when I try to download the zip file for the update my phone displays download unsuccessful-_-
    07-30-2012 09:30 PM
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