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  1. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    I am loving this update so far. I had been on GB since I got the phone and was kind of holding off on updating until JB was released. So far I am really happy with it, and my skyrocket just flies. Also gained a couple thousand in Antutu (low 7000's to low 9000's now). Anybody else run any benchmarks yet?

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    04-11-2013 11:00 PM
  2. jsarino's Avatar
    The new SMS app is utterly horrible, however, and I'll have to look for a 3rd party solution (Facebook Messenger?) for the first time since owning a smartphone.
    You could try Go SMS Pro. The feature I like most about that app is that it allows you to do group messaging where if the other parties have that same kind of feature (ie: iOS users, Go SMS Pro users) everyone can see everyone's messages at once, not individually. Or, you could wait to see if the rumored Google Babel (which reportedly will have this feature) comes out soon.
    04-12-2013 01:23 AM
  3. jsarino's Avatar
    I am loving this update so far. I had been on GB since I got the phone and was kind of holding off on updating until JB was released. So far I am really happy with it, and my skyrocket just flies. Also gained a couple thousand in Antutu (low 7000's to low 9000's now). Anybody else run any benchmarks yet?

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    Long time, no hear from you. I saw someone with your same SN in the XDA Developers forum...wasn't sure if that was you too.

    Though Antutu isn't the only benchmark app out there (I use Vellamo as well), that does sound like a nice improvement! It still won't convince me enough to switch back to stock though.
    skyrocketeer likes this.
    04-12-2013 01:36 AM
  4. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Long time, no hear from you. I saw someone with your same SN in the XDA Developers forum...wasn't sure if that was you too.

    Though Antutu isn't the only benchmark app out there (I use Vellamo as well), that does sound like a nice improvement! It still won't convince me enough to switch back to stock though.
    Ya Man, been checking in just nothing intelligent to say lately!

    Your probably better off man. I really do like the smooth speedy feel of this. Though, really the slightly laggy at times performance I got with GB (mainly on things like home screen swipes and app drawer swipes)on this phone went away once I dumped touchwiz for Holo Launcher. That was a real improvement in the phone's feel. I will have to try Vellamo .

    With all that said, I am seeing what seems to be some heavy battery use especially on LTE. I will give it a few more days though to even out a little as I tweak it in.
    04-12-2013 03:51 PM
  5. perithimus's Avatar
    Can someone who has updated the phone to 4.1.2 take some screenies of the home page and the accuweather widget, etc. I'd appreciate it.
    04-12-2013 10:31 PM
  6. trumpetdude88's Avatar
    I can't get it to update. It goes through the downloading components, then preparing components. Then a popup says battery low. Recharge now. My battery is at 100%. Help please!
    04-13-2013 08:03 AM
  7. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Can someone who has updated the phone to 4.1.2 take some screenies of the home page and the accuweather widget, etc. I'd appreciate it.
    Here ya go.
    Attached Thumbnails Jellybean 4.1.2 available now at kies for att skyrocket-screenshot_2013-04-13-09-55-16.png  
    04-13-2013 09:09 AM
  8. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Here's the app drawer shot.
    Attached Thumbnails Jellybean 4.1.2 available now at kies for att skyrocket-screenshot_2013-04-13-10-12-17.png  
    04-13-2013 09:15 AM
  9. perithimus's Avatar
    Thanks for the pics. It looks just like an S3 now. Is there any lag?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    04-13-2013 12:21 PM
  10. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    After using it for several days now I can say I have experienced no lag at all. I feel like the phone is finally performing up to it's real potential on this JB update. Project Butter seems to have worked for me.
    04-13-2013 01:46 PM
  11. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    After using it for several days now I can say I have experienced no lag at all. I feel like the phone is finally performing up to it's real potential on this JB update. Project Butter seems to have worked for me.
    Lag was never an issue on this phone - pretty much ever. On GB and ICS the phone has always been lag free however I'm not sure what others install on their devices.

    There is a bug in this update, and it's a fairly big one for me. You basically cannot use any third party keyboards as the phone randomly resets the input method back to Samsung's stock keyboard, which wouldn't be an issue of the damn buttons weren't so super small on it.

    Set it to SwiftKey 4, and it almost always resets it back to Samsung Keyboard when you reboot. Then randomly during the day even without a reboot it will reset the default keyboard. Seems like a fairly trivial thing to let pass through QA, IMO (considering the phone comes with 2 keyboards preloaded...).

    Battery Life on WiFi seems to be getting a little better... Battery Life on HSPA+ and especially LTE is worse than it was on GB and ICS, by a noticeable margin. Will see if that improves later...

    I'm not sure I like the new Notification Shade. You can barely see anything because of all the bull**** they have inserted into there...There's Date/Time, then Quick Toggles, then Brightness (seriously?), and if you're on WiFi you literally have always an Ongoing notification telling you you're connected and what network you're connected to. Just by default half of the notification screen is unusable and mostly because of the useless WiFi Notification and Useless Brightness toggle in there. If you get any real notifications, you now have to scroll to see them when before you simply had to pull down the shade and view it.

    Google Now has proven to be utterly worthless so far, but that may be because I don't have much going to my Gmail account and I certainly don't have a Google+ Account/Profile.
    04-13-2013 04:12 PM
  12. Mariah_D's Avatar
    I'm not sure whether there is a problem with kies or my phone. But it won't update.
    At first when I connected it, it would tell me there was an update. So I'd click the button. Then I clicked agree on the little agreement thing. And then it would say it was downloading the components needed to update. Then I realized that my phone had disconnected when it started that download for the components.
    Now kies won't even recognize that I could update my phone.
    04-13-2013 07:32 PM
  13. trumpetdude88's Avatar
    I had a similar problem. I found an article that suggested a factory reset befor installation. I did that and it worked flawlessly.
    04-13-2013 09:05 PM
  14. jordan8663's Avatar
    I am having the same issue, I can't upgrade to jellybean beacause of Cannot stop Kies Tray agent process message
    04-13-2013 10:28 PM
  15. Wozzi7's Avatar
    Funniest thing about this update was that I got the notification from ATT the morning after my friend helped me root my phone and install CM 10 which is basically stock Jelly Bean!
    04-14-2013 11:48 AM
  16. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Funniest thing about this update was that I got the notification from ATT the morning after my friend helped me root my phone and install CM 10 which is basically stock Jelly Bean!
    There are a ton of features that aren't in CM that are in this update. It's like a completely new phone. Only thing I wish it had now, was a qHD display (considering when it was released, 720p is a bit of a pipe dream :-P ).

    Battery Life on LTE seems to have stabilized and it seems like it's about what it was before the update. Guess it needed a bit of time to adjust, or something... Oddly...

    Non-Exhaustive List of things I've noticed so far...

    • AT&T Bar bloatware in Browser... Can be turned off... Tons of AT&T bloatware to disable :-(
    • Video Player has a Trimmer (Editor) Built In.
    • Video Player has Pop-Up Play.
    • Can Take Screenshots form a Video in the Video Player.
    • Gallery Supports Face Tagging (Via Facebook Integration).
    • Gallery Supports Buddy Photo Share.
    • Camera app is faster. Camera Quality (i.e. Software under the hood) seems improved.
    • S-Beam is Built In (Android Beam is still there, ofc).
    • Blocking Mode (Can Be Very Useful)
    • Power Saving seems less configurable than on ICS/TW4 (can't set a % for it to kick in anymore).
    • Lock Screen Short Cuts
    • Weather Widgets actually update your location if set to that, in TW4/ICS, they never updated...
    • Google Now due to JB, but don't personally think it's that useful...
    • Photo Editor has been ripped out, but Google has Snapseed for free and there is Photoshop Touch for pay.
    • Music Editor is the same from the GS3. Tons of features compared to TW4 (SoundAlive, Music Square, Configurable Play Speed, etc.).
    • A ton of updated Widgets.
    • Massively updated Calendar App.
    • Task App is gone. Tasks are integrated into the Calendar. If you want PUSH'd tasks, you can use Microsoft Outlook.com and the Samsung Calendar/Exchange Client supports its Tasks...
    • Stock Email App has functionality equivalent to VIPs on iOS Mail App.
    • Stock Email App supports HTML Email in Microsoft Outlook.com EAS accounts.
    • Samsung Keyboard is not usable. The One in TW4/ICS was borderline unusable if u had predictions turned on. This one is great and has swiping as well. However, there's a bug that doesn't let you set a different default keyboard and will reset it to Samsung's keyboard every reboot/restart and randomly otherwise...
    • The Android OS seems to have massively improved memory management compared to TW4/JB. 20MB more RAM is accessible to apps (every bit helps).
    • Messaging App UI has improved. However lack of configurable font size (outside of Volume Rocker toggle setting) and overloaded menus are a huge annoyance there...
    • File Manager improved. Also supports something similar to Windows 7/8 "Libraries."
    • Notification Shade improved, but a bit cramped now... Tons of settings toggles in there.
    • Voice Talk gone. S Voice wasn't back ported, but Google Voice Search kinda covers that.
    • Universal Search is back!
    • I think they did something with the display. Maybe it's the TW Nature overlay. But Fonts look better. Color Temperature seems improved. White balance and Saturation seems better. It almost seems like more content fits on the screen.
    • Kies Air no longer in the Stock ROM. Can be gotten from the Play Store.
    • ChatOn is not built into the Stock ROM.
    • Kies over WiFi has been added back in, thankfully...
    04-14-2013 04:41 PM
  17. Wozzi7's Avatar
    Wow dude, thanks for the list of enhancements! I'm sure there are lots of people like me who are glad to see this.

    How is your overall battery life? For example, during an average day when you are multi-tasking, calling, texting, switching from wi-fi to data... average daily battery life?
    04-14-2013 04:56 PM
  18. deadlock4400's Avatar
    in Android ICS OS Skyrocket has "Voice Talk' and "Face Unlock", but in latest Jelly Bean OS upgrade both are gone. those are very important and major apps !!
    04-16-2013 12:45 PM
  19. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Lag was never an issue on this phone - pretty much ever. On GB and ICS the phone has always been lag free however I'm not sure what others install on their devices.

    There is a bug in this update, and it's a fairly big one for me. You basically cannot use any third party keyboards as the phone randomly resets the input method back to Samsung's stock keyboard, which wouldn't be an issue of the damn buttons weren't so super small on it.

    Set it to SwiftKey 4, and it almost always resets it back to Samsung Keyboard when you reboot. Then randomly during the day even without a reboot it will reset the default keyboard. Seems like a fairly trivial thing to let pass through QA, IMO (considering the phone comes with 2 keyboards preloaded...).

    Battery Life on WiFi seems to be getting a little better... Battery Life on HSPA+ and especially LTE is worse than it was on GB and ICS, by a noticeable margin. Will see if that improves later...

    I'm not sure I like the new Notification Shade. You can barely see anything because of all the bull**** they have inserted into there...There's Date/Time, then Quick Toggles, then Brightness (seriously?), and if you're on WiFi you literally have always an Ongoing notification telling you you're connected and what network you're connected to. Just by default half of the notification screen is unusable and mostly because of the useless WiFi Notification and Useless Brightness toggle in there. If you get any real notifications, you now have to scroll to see them when before you simply had to pull down the shade and view it.

    Google Now has proven to be utterly worthless so far, but that may be because I don't have much going to my Gmail account and I certainly don't have a Google+ Account/Profile.
    Yes well I have to say that UI lag in GB 2.35 was very well documented and represented on youtube, and afflicted every new SR I ever played with in the stores at the time. YMMV.
    04-16-2013 01:54 PM
  20. coljolcol's Avatar
    Hi I updated to the latest 4.1.2 version and I hate it. Drains battery, super slow and the features suck.. How do I go back to the older version? Pls help.
    04-17-2013 09:33 AM
  21. semour1969's Avatar
    Hi I updated to the latest 4.1.2 version and I hate it. Drains battery, super slow and the features suck.. How do I go back to the older version? Pls help.
    you can't go back
    04-17-2013 07:21 PM
  22. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    you can't go back
    Yes you can. He can use search to see how.

    My phone never lagged in GB but I got it after a couple of maintenance updates.

    Voice Talk and Face Unlock are not major apps/features.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    04-18-2013 08:28 AM
  23. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Wow dude, thanks for the list of enhancements! I'm sure there are lots of people like me who are glad to see this.

    How is your overall battery life? For example, during an average day when you are multi-tasking, calling, texting, switching from wi-fi to data... average daily battery life?
    Battery Life is somewhat less than before, but not massively so. Battery Life on this phone has always been what I'd consider terrible if YouTube it in an LTE area off of Wi-Fi.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    04-18-2013 08:33 AM
  24. Matt in FL's Avatar
    I updated my Skyrocket to Jellybean yesterday afternoon, and thus far in my short experience, I've found a half dozen things to be irritated about, and seen no benefits from whatever was changed or "improved."

    Selected gripes:
    • Gmail seems super laggy, both on wifi and off. Easily 2/3 of the emails I've read since then have lagged at some point during scrolling through them. Same thing with scrolling through my Inbox. Sometimes it scrolls 4-6 times without incident, other times it scrolls once or twice and then hangs for a second before catching up. Archiving an email lags for a half second or so almost every time before flipping me back to the Inbox.
    • I loathe the new AccuWeather widget. Under ICS you had 2-3 size options for it; under JB you have one choice: a 4x2 monster that takes up half the screen you put it on. The old 2x1 widget was perfect for me; it scrolled through my 3 cities and gave me the city name, the temperature, and a background that showed the weather. No extraneous information. The new one has a HUGE clock that by itself is as big as the old widget (Why do I need a clock there? There's one in the status bar literally 1/4" away!), and though it scrolls through the cities, you have to look closely because the city name invariably falls right at the visually noisy line between the grass and sky on the background photo. If it's a Cloudy day, the city name stands out easily from the dark background, but if it's Sunny or Rain there, the city name disappears.
    • The picture frame widget (both of them, Picture Frame and Simple Picture Frame) have a minimum size of 2x2 now; under ICS they would go down to 2x1, which slotted in nicely under the old Accuweather widget. 2x1 also fit the aspect ratio of most landscape photo resolutions, while the new 2x2 does some weird combination of squish and crop, so sometimes you end up with squished faces, and sometimes you end up with headless people.
    • The old Samsung Allshare app under ICS easily connected to and played streamed video from my PS3 Media Server on my home wifi. The Allshare app is gone as a separate entity; the functionality has been integrated directly into the Video Player app under "Nearby Devices." However, though the ND list can see my PS3 Media Server, it tells me there's no content there ("Contents location is not available. Check network status and connected device."). I've regained streaming functionality with BubbleUPnP, but it irritates me to have to download an app to do (not as well and with ads) something that used to just... work.
    • The status bar seems to have gone from white icons on a black background to very light gray icons on a very dark gray background, which makes them somewhat harder to see, especially in bright outdoor environments. One of my background wallpapers has a completely black frame around it, and I'd estimate the status bar background is 10-15% lighter.
    • With all the system crap on the Notification Shade and two non-removable "Ongoings" (one is my Wi-Fi connection), my actual notifications don't start until 60% of the way down the screen. This guy said it better than me:
      I'm not sure I like the new Notification Shade. You can barely see anything because of all the bull**** they have inserted into there...There's Date/Time, then Quick Toggles, then Brightness (seriously?), and if you're on WiFi you literally have always an Ongoing notification telling you you're connected and what network you're connected to. Just by default half of the notification screen is unusable and mostly because of the useless WiFi Notification and Useless Brightness toggle in there. If you get any real notifications, you now have to scroll to see them when before you simply had to pull down the shade and view it.
      I will note that most of the visual changes to my Skyrocket under JB make it look just like my buddy's S3. The difference is that his screen is slightly bigger in both dimensions, and so things (like the Notification Shade info) just look like they "fit" better. Even though mine's only 0.3" inches smaller, stuff just looks "shoehorned" into my Skyrocket by comparison.


    Like n8ter#AC above, I also use SwiftKey, but contrary to his experience, I've had no issues with it remaining my default keyboard. I haven't seen any spontaneous reboots yet, but I've manually rebooted easily half a dozen times, and it's stayed my default without fail.

    I've had JB less than 24 hours at this point, so I can't speak to battery life with any authority yet, but so far it looks in line with what ICS was.

    Oh, hey. My first post here. How'd I do?
    04-18-2013 09:06 AM
  25. skyrocketeer's Avatar
    Good Job and welcome Matt in FL. I use SwiftKey and as of yet I have had no issues.
    04-19-2013 12:51 PM
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