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  1. Grampy7's Avatar
    Good evening everyone!!!! Jellybean 4.1.2 is now available for download at Samsung Kies. Backup your SR, download the latest kies software, use the usb adapter that you got with your phone, plug your phone into your PC, start Kies and it will bring up the download page to install the new firmware!!! It is updating as I am writing this post. It is upgrading from Android Version:4.0.4/Baseband version I727UCLI3 to Android Version: Jellybean 4.1.2/Band version:I727UCMCI. PLEASE READ FIREWARE INSTRUCTIONS!! Kies says it will take about 5min-30min to install. Good luck to everyone. Hopefully this will fix all the bugs we have been complaining about with ATT !!!!!!!!!! It's been 15 min now and I am at 52%. Grampy7
    The Wyzer and John Crane like this.
    04-09-2013 09:31 PM
  2. jcg101's Avatar
    If I update will I still have superuser access
    04-09-2013 09:35 PM
  3. Grampy7's Avatar
    I am not a superuser so I can't answer your question, but under the firmware instruction states that your SR cannot be rooted or altered in any way!! Bascially it states that your phone has got to be stock. The Firmware upgrade # is SGH-I727 Version.12.11.02.01. At 10:42pm it is now complete & booting up to Jellybean & optimizing all the apps. Good Luck.
    04-09-2013 09:39 PM
  4. stevenvs's Avatar
    I have used lies as recently as a couple of weeks ago, now when I plug my phone in it is stuck on "connecting." Any thoughts?
    04-09-2013 10:57 PM
  5. Grampy7's Avatar
    stevenvs are you trying to say KIES or lies.If you meant to say Kies then make sure the kies software is up to date, then start the Kies software ,read the instructions, turn on your phone,plug the usb jack to your phone & then plug the other end into the usb port of your pc, press download in kies & it took over 45min to completely the download.. Let me know. are you completely stock??????
    04-09-2013 11:34 PM
  6. Priscilla Johnson's Avatar
    I updated last night using Kies without any issues. Looking forward to using Google Now. Thanks,
    04-10-2013 09:22 AM
  7. stevenvs's Avatar
    Yes, Kies, I was using my phone and it autocorrected. I am completely stock. I have used Kies many times before and never had a problem. It is just stuck on connecting, so it is recognizing the phone.
    04-10-2013 09:22 AM
  8. TheBradD's Avatar
    Did this update last night. Kies sucks. For some reason, Samsung thinks it is perfectly OK for Kies to be pretty much locked up with no status on the screen for over 10 minutes before it starts actually updating the firmware. I was about 10 seconds away from yanking the cable from the phone before the update actually started working. Whoever programmed this software should be brought out back and beaten. On a positive note, the update itself went smoothly once it finally launched.
    04-10-2013 01:11 PM
  9. stevenvs's Avatar
    ok, i finally figured out that the newest version of keys is buggy. I uninstalled then reinstalled. When it comes up it will ask you to download the latest version of kies, i just declined, kies detected my phone immediately. However you can't upgrade software without the latest version and in the middle of the screen it says that. Once kies detects your phone hit the "upgrade kies" button in the middle of the page and it should go through from there. Crazy way to do it but pretty easy. So i am now running Jelly bean but Google Play is not working, it just shuts down and says its not responding. Anyone else having this issue?
    04-10-2013 01:28 PM
  10. blackhawk7188's Avatar
    Updated perfectly fine. Everything runs smooth. Kies was annoying but what can you do. OTA should have been the way but I guess 500mb is a little much to ask for.
    04-10-2013 03:35 PM
  11. jsarino's Avatar
    They should've offered an OTA option rather than pushing Kies as the only option. I don't plan to do this upgrade (happy with my CM ROM), but would like to hear what you think of 4.1.2 with TouchWiz.
    04-10-2013 04:51 PM
  12. DKSTOTT's Avatar
    I'm in the US & I'm having 2 issues

    #1 Kies keeps asking for me to upgrade to version 2.5.3.13033_7 even after I uninstalled every trace of kies and downloaded Kies from samsung.

    #2 when I try to upgrade, I get a message that it "can not stop kies tray agent process, please re-boot your computer"

    Did all of that and I get all the same messages

    Help!!! I can't upgrade my S2, until all of the above is resolved.

    Dave
    04-10-2013 05:35 PM
  13. jludwig57's Avatar
    Quite the jump from Gingerbread. Swype keyboard is nice. It is interesting. Still getting use to it. Battery life is improved by quite a bit.
    04-10-2013 11:16 PM
  14. deadlock4400's Avatar
    Samsung Kies Latest version is : version 2.5.3.13033_7 But from Samsung website if it is downloaded then the version is not latest. After installed the older version it needs to be updated to version 2.5.3.13033_7. LOL !! then why Samsung put the older version in their webpage ??

    April 10th and 11th I tried several time via latest Kies to upgrade AT&T Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket Android ICS to Jelly Bean. Everything is installed properly and Kies detect Skyrocket well and also showing the JB firmware. But while I click the update button in Kies the next dialog box come but its transparent and it hang like that only. Nothing else. How disturbing situation??

    No Samsung USA official webpage update for Skyrocket announced:
    SAMSUNG

    Even directly no AT&T announced??
    But Kies is showing the update?
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    04-11-2013 08:03 AM
  15. blackhawk7188's Avatar
    I'm in the US & I'm having 2 issues

    #1 Kies keeps asking for me to upgrade to version 2.5.3.13033_7 even after I uninstalled every trace of kies and downloaded Kies from samsung.

    #2 when I try to upgrade, I get a message that it "can not stop kies tray agent process, please re-boot your computer"

    Did all of that and I get all the same messages

    Help!!! I can't upgrade my S2, until all of the above is resolved.

    Dave
    What version of windows are you running? Make sure your antivirus is disabled. Running as an administrator should help if you haven't tried that yet. Worked fine for me the first try, other than having to charge my phone more.

    JB seems to run good. Battery life seems a little less than ICS. Root was simple enough and seems to help the batt life a little. Had to install Kii keyboard since JB removed the stock Android keyboard and autocorrect. That's my main grip on it. Messaging app just looks awesome on the skyrocket screen.
    deadlock4400 likes this.
    04-11-2013 09:48 AM
  16. LadyRapunzel's Avatar
    Quite the jump from Gingerbread. Swype keyboard is nice. It is interesting. Still getting use to it. Battery life is improved by quite a bit.
    Your battery life is better? My has gotten much, much worse. Yesterday, the first full day of having Jelly Bean, it dropped by 25% while it was sitting idle on my desk for an hour and a half, which is not at all normal.

    I've installed an OS monitor, but it's not showing anything out of the ordinary running in the background. Also, while I was charging it yesterday I got a "Charging paused, battery temperature too high" warning and the phone definitely feels warm to the touch. Wish I knew what was going on.
    04-11-2013 10:56 AM
  17. MrGriffdude's Avatar
    Your battery life is better? My has gotten much, much worse. Yesterday, the first full day of having Jelly Bean, it dropped by 25% while it was sitting idle on my desk for an hour and a half, which is not at all normal.

    I've installed an OS monitor, but it's not showing anything out of the ordinary running in the background. Also, while I was charging it yesterday I got a "Charging paused, battery temperature too high" warning and the phone definitely feels warm to the touch. Wish I knew what was going on.
    You have wake locks

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    04-11-2013 12:03 PM
  18. LadyRapunzel's Avatar
    You have wake locks

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    I'm not sure that's it, I've had that problem before. The first thing I did yesterday was to go to all my "usual offender" apps and check their settings. Everything seemed to be as it should.
    04-11-2013 12:31 PM
  19. jsarino's Avatar
    I don't know if any of you did this, but before upgrading, did you consider doing a full wipe prior to installing it?
    04-11-2013 12:43 PM
  20. jludwig57's Avatar
    I don't know if any of you did this, but before upgrading, did you consider doing a full wipe prior to installing it?
    I did. Backed it up. Wiping everything and then upgraded.
    04-11-2013 02:11 PM
  21. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    I don't know if any of you did this, but before upgrading, did you consider doing a full wipe prior to installing it?
    You shouldn't wipe BEFORE upgrading, you should wipe AFTER upgrading... I'm not sure why people always tell others to do it the other way around...
    04-11-2013 04:03 PM
  22. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    What version of windows are you running? Make sure your antivirus is disabled. Running as an administrator should help if you haven't tried that yet. Worked fine for me the first try, other than having to charge my phone more.

    JB seems to run good. Battery life seems a little less than ICS. Root was simple enough and seems to help the batt life a little. Had to install Kii keyboard since JB removed the stock Android keyboard and autocorrect. That's my main grip on it. Messaging app just looks awesome on the skyrocket screen.
    So basically the phone is still worthless in an LTE area... Roommate wants to get a new phone, think I'm going to give him the SR (this update will make it a sweeter offer, he isn't a nerd or anything) and just get a new phone for myself and add it to the account, then swap the SIM cards. This phone's battery life is only usable for light users...
    04-11-2013 04:06 PM
  23. jsarino's Avatar
    You shouldn't wipe BEFORE upgrading, you should wipe AFTER upgrading... I'm not sure why people always tell others to do it the other way around...
    I've done it both ways and didn't find a problem either way, provided you back up your data of course.
    04-11-2013 04:59 PM
  24. MrGriffdude's Avatar
    If I update will I still have superuser access
    Why are you rooted if you don't even know this.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Android Central Forums
    04-11-2013 05:39 PM
  25. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Battery Life is as bad as before if not worse (probably worse, actually since I barely used it since I updated it).

    The software is much better than what was on the phone before, though. It performs better. I notice my phone has 788MB app-accessible RAM which is 20MB more than before (still less than on GB, though). Wonder why that is.

    Do enjoy the new lock screen (i.e. Camera shortcut, I use my camera a lot)...

    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. Can't even set the font size to "Tiny anymore and using the volume rocker to decrease the font size (which doesn't stick if you shrink the font and then turn that setting off, lovingly) still leaves the font twice as big as before...

    Decent upgrade, probably great upgrade actually as the JB OS does have some compelling features that boost productivity (like expandable notifications). Don't think there is much they can do about the battery life the S3 SoC simply isn't a great performer in that regard...

    Email App/Calendar properly supports Microsoft Outlook.com service, BTW. HTML Email, Calendar, Contacts, Task synchronization all work.
    04-11-2013 09:56 PM
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