1. Simon Stauch's Avatar
    Hi, am having problems with the firmware update to JB. I get a message on Kies saying "New firmware is availble". But when I press the firmware update button a box appears in the middle of the screen, the main screen greys out, but the smaller screen does nothing at all, it just hangs... left it for 30min and nothing happens. Does anybody know what to do?? Thanks in advance.
    03-19-2013 04:33 AM
  2. bobdoblo's Avatar
    Have you thought about using custom ROM like NeatROM which has everything stock has?
    It is identical to stock but you get little tweaks under the hood for a smoother, faster phone with better battery life. There are many mods if you want to personalise it too.
    Head over, you will get all the help you need, we are a very friendly and helpful bunch, not like most other threads on xda.

    03-19-2013 05:21 AM
  3. Simon Stauch's Avatar
    My phone is network locked to Vodafone Ireland, does that make a diff??
    03-19-2013 08:06 AM
  4. bobdoblo's Avatar
    My phone is network locked to Vodafone Ireland, does that make a diff??
    No, come over to the thread and you will get help with everything you need to know.

    03-19-2013 08:42 AM
  5. bobdoblo's Avatar
    Once you're rooted you can use apps like this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...galaxsimunlock

    But you don't need to have it unlocked, only if you want to put a different sim card in but you don't need it unlocked to put a custom ROM on

    03-19-2013 09:15 AM
  6. Simon Stauch's Avatar
    There is so much going on in the link you provided..Am a novice at this, need something simple. Thanks
    03-19-2013 11:17 AM
  7. onick's Avatar
    You can try uninstall and reinstall Kies, then try to upgrade firmware. If that fails, you can always upgrade to stock JB without kies by downloading the appropriate official samsung release from sammobile, and flash your phone with odin. here is the official Rom for your phone.

    Stock Jelly Bean Rom from Vodafon, Ireland Download it, then flash your phone using the tutorial below. I followed it to flash my S2 to jelly bean for the first time.

    Tutorial on how to flash your ROM
    bobdoblo likes this.
    03-19-2013 09:35 PM

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