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  1. adammcgovern's Avatar
    Try getting into recovery mode and see what happens

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727
    07-10-2012 09:25 AM
  2. clippy83's Avatar
    i had to flash 2.3.5 gingerbread back on mine before kies would work mine was saying the same thing when i was on 2.3.6. you can try and unistall and reinstall kies first.
    07-10-2012 09:46 AM
  3. clippy83's Avatar
    Argh...It won't let me update! "SGH-I717 does not support initializing" is the error I keep getting.This thing is stock as hell.

    WHY DO YOU TAUNT ME AT&T!!!
    it said the same thing with mine when it was on 2.3.6 gingerbread i flashed 2.3.5 back on the phone and it let me update. you can try to uninstall and reinstall kies first see if that works.
    07-10-2012 09:48 AM
  4. Markersk's Avatar
    When I pull battery out, put back in and power up, screen says: Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies and try again. When I select emergency recovery mode and enter in the code they give, it just sits there and hangs.

    Is there a recover mode on the phone itself?
    07-10-2012 09:59 AM
  5. Moodubs's Avatar
    seems like it might be worth waiting a few days or more to see if they work any bugs out...lots of people saying the update is giving them issues.
    07-10-2012 11:03 AM
  6. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    seems like it might be worth waiting a few days or more to see if they work any bugs out...lots of people saying the update is giving them issues.
    Biggest issue for me is the fact that my phone now has the UI latency of a launch Samsung vibrant with eclair. Really not sure thats something I'm willing to deal with.
    07-10-2012 12:38 PM
  7. TvTechGuru's Avatar
    No issues here! My problem was learning how to use kies since I had never used it before. Once I got it all synced it took about 10 minutes to download and a few minutes to install and reboot. It's running very smooth and fast! I am pleased with the update. Now I have to learn & find all the differences. Visually it isn't a dramatic change but settings and features are more the difference from what I can see so far.


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    07-10-2012 12:54 PM
  8. Will1524's Avatar
    How is battery life for you guys so far I'm doing pretty well right now on 67%

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    07-10-2012 12:58 PM
  9. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Battery Life is terrible. If I just turn the screen on I can see it go down a % every couple or few minutes... cleared cache and that fixed much of the UI latency. Cleared Facebook data and that fixed that. But the battery life is like 1/3rd of what it was just this morning before I updated the phone.

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    07-10-2012 02:57 PM
  10. jsarino's Avatar
    They also informed me that Jellybean for the Sky is going to come out in a couple of months for this very reason.
    Interesting...hopefully it won't be as buggy on install as it seems to be with this one. I'm assuming they have fixed your ICS issues?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk 2
    07-10-2012 03:10 PM
  11. whitenack's Avatar
    I haven't noticed any battery differences. One thing I did notice, and this could be because I had a little trouble and had to reflash 2.3.6 before the upgrade worked, but my dropbox app RE-uploaded ALL my photos. So now, I have 700+ duplicate photos in my dropbox folder I have to sort through and delete.
    07-10-2012 03:20 PM
  12. jsarino's Avatar
    NFC works perfectly fine. tried to share varios webpages between two skyrockets. pretty cool i must say
    What about Google Wallet? I'll need to find someone that has an SR, or maybe even a G Nex, to play around with the Beam features and such.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk 2
    07-10-2012 03:39 PM
  13. jwise1977's Avatar
    I ran it through Kies last night or early this morning I mean, took me all of about 15 minutes. It seems to bee working great and better battery life plus I now have a option for my bluetooth so that I can use speech to call. However I did notice that I never recieved any instructions on creating the 3 virtual buttons to use instead of the device hardware buttons. I was kind of hoping to get the 3 virtual buttons.
    07-10-2012 03:58 PM
  14. clippy83's Avatar
    battery life seems good and its running smoothly for me no problems yet
    07-10-2012 04:33 PM
  15. brkaras's Avatar
    I had to back into gingerbread 2.3.5 then do the 2.3.6 update then go to ICS. Took me 6 hours ugh!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    07-10-2012 05:51 PM
  16. cwmont13's Avatar
    I'm currently on stock rooted 2.3.6 with CWM installed. Anyone updated from the same yet? Just wondering if I need to ODIN back to pure stock prior to the update?

    TIA

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    07-10-2012 05:56 PM
  17. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Quadrant certainly got a boost from this.

    Attachment 30095

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    07-10-2012 06:06 PM
  18. jsarino's Avatar
    I ran AnTuTu benchmark and got this...


    It easily outperformed the international S2, but lagged slightly behind the Nexus, Note and of course the S3.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk 2
    07-10-2012 07:12 PM
  19. Hevroth's Avatar
    Not sure if someone's mentioned this already, but Kies doesn't like you to be using a third-party usb cable when doing the update. I got "cannot connect to phone" type errors. When I used the Samsung usb cable my phone came with, it worked fine.

    Is everyone enjoying ICS?? We finally have the official build!!
    07-10-2012 07:22 PM
  20. Will1524's Avatar
    I most certainly am but am having major lag with the new android keyboard. Its making me resort to having to use the Samsung keypad. I have also noticed that battery life has gone down significantly but then again i have been using it HEAVILY!

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    07-10-2012 07:30 PM
  21. sbgdcg's Avatar
    For the most part, I like it. It installed easily enough. Battery life has been decent so far. I noticed they still haven't fixed the Live Wallpaper issue.....thought they were going to work that out?? At any rate more to come as I test out ICS.
    07-10-2012 07:34 PM
  22. droidguy15's Avatar
    Just installed it - took less than 20 minutes. It seems a little faster and I like it. I just need to get used to it; but it I think it's great so far.
    07-10-2012 07:57 PM
  23. jsarino's Avatar
    Battery life for me doesn't seem to be as good as before, but then again, I've been playing around with it alot today. I'll give out a few days and see what I think of it then. I have noticed some lagging when I'm typing on certain apps.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket using Tapatalk 2
    07-10-2012 08:12 PM
  24. StatuSChecKa's Avatar
    My damn upgrade is stuck at 6% for the last 30 minutes. I'm afraid to see whats going to happen. I already bricked an android.
    Congrats to the people that got it working.
    07-10-2012 08:49 PM
  25. Moodubs's Avatar
    so far I can't stand Kies...got connected tried to back up my stuff before updating...crashed twice...uninstalled, reinstalled...now it won't even connect to my phone. What a great way to release an update, using crappy software.
    07-10-2012 09:48 PM
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