1. riphelix's Avatar
    A little info (for more specific help) before I get started..
    -Phone: Samsung Galaxy S2
    -Model number: SCH-R760
    -Android version: 2.3.6
    -OS: Gingerbread.FF18
    If I'm missing anything please let me know..

    Anyways, I've recently been looking into upgrading the operating system of my phone. However, when I go into my settings and make my phone check for system updates the results always come up negative or I get the Fota error. So I've been looking into doing this manually and it doesn't seem too hard. I'm pretty confident that I can get through it successfully. Although, I do have a few questions.

    How safe is it to manually update the OS by myself and what are the chances of rendering my phone inoperable?

    Do I have to root my phone in order to do this?

    What does this do to my warranty? (I have U.S. Cellular as a carrier, by the way)

    Will I still be able to upgrade my phone when the time comes or will it be rejected due to my doing this?

    Is there anything else I need to know? Any and all help will be appreciated! Thank you for your time.
    04-29-2014 05:02 PM
  2. BorbingoBoy's Avatar
    You can install a launcher if you want to add style, or if you want to just update android go to settings -> phone info -> actuallisations (updates, sorry if it is a bad spelling; on the top) and check.
    05-02-2014 02:57 PM
  3. David Braggs's Avatar
    You can update the OS.But as per warranty I think it will be not covered if you do it manually by yourself.
    05-20-2014 05:29 AM
  4. stalemate1's Avatar
    I have an S2 as well but updating to anything newer than gingerbread ruined my phone. Stick with 2.3 if you can

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    07-15-2014 03:23 AM

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