03-06-2012 09:12 PM
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  1. CandleStick69's Avatar
    I've been waiting for a post about this, wasn't the date March 1st?
    I just got my E4GT and it's great, I just wish it had ICS.

    Another question.. do you need to be rooted to run the leaked builds?
    03-04-2012 03:07 PM
  2. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Hmm, probably still a month or 2 away. Leaks are getting pretty stable but Sprint still has to test an approve.

    You don't have to be rooted, it just makes it a lot easier. You can just odin the leaks over your current set up but that will not preserve any data. If you are rooted at least you can back up your app data and use clockworkmod to create a backup just incase you want to go back to gingerbread.
    03-04-2012 03:39 PM
  3. Verdes8891's Avatar
    I would also say about maybe a month or 2. At the latest we should probably see something by sometime in may.
    03-04-2012 04:42 PM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    March 1st was the rumored date for the International version. ICS development for that version is ahead of ours. I'd guess around mid April for our phone for an official OTA release.

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    03-04-2012 04:51 PM
  5. Hammertime52's Avatar
    March 15th ladies and gentlemen. book teh date.
    03-04-2012 05:11 PM
  6. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    March 15th ladies and gentlemen. book teh date.
    March 15th is the date for the israel version, we will be lucky if we get ours within a month of them.
    03-04-2012 06:37 PM
  7. JayWill's Avatar
    March 15th ladies and gentlemen. book teh date.
    That's in Israel if I read it correctly. I'm running the latest (well almost, a FC02 rdf is up) ICS build for the E4GT and trust me when I say it will not be ready by March 15th.

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    03-04-2012 06:51 PM
  8. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Thanks Jay, I fixed my post.

    Interestingly, Calkulin stated that the FC02 leak was pretty much perfect. I still think there will be a couple of fixes beyond FC02(maybe some stuff users won't notice) then we will see a release within a few weeks of a finalized version barring any setbacks from within the Sprint testing.
    03-04-2012 06:54 PM
  9. JayWill's Avatar
    Thanks Jay, I fixed my post.

    Interestingly, Calkulin stated that the FC02 leak was pretty much perfect. I still think there will be a couple of fixes beyond FC02(maybe some stuff users won't notice) then we will see a release within a few weeks of a finalized version barring any setbacks from within the Sprint testing.
    Man I don't know how that's possible, unless they went into full bug fix mode over those 4 days. I'm most concerned about the Bluetooth stack. I still can't get my phone to pair with my Sony car stereo, and while it pairs with my Infiniti, Bluetooth FCs when I try to play audio.

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    03-04-2012 08:38 PM
  10. kingsway8605's Avatar
    A bird told me March 15th.

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    03-05-2012 01:59 AM
  11. innominate's Avatar
    March 15th ladies and gentlemen. book teh date.
    Beware the ides of march.
    03-05-2012 08:29 AM
  12. kingsway8605's Avatar
    Beware the ides of march.
    The best part is when march 15th comes and there is no ics because I completely made it up, I can just edit my post.

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    03-05-2012 09:31 AM
  13. MannyZ28's Avatar
    Sweet, time to wait for the next video from qbking! :-)
    03-05-2012 09:39 AM
  14. VDub2174's Avatar
    Hmm, probably still a month or 2 away. Leaks are getting pretty stable but Sprint still has to test an approve.

    You don't have to be rooted, it just makes it a lot easier. You can just odin the leaks over your current set up but that will not preserve any data. If you are rooted at least you can back up your app data and use clockworkmod to create a backup just incase you want to go back to gingerbread.
    There's a .tar file over at XDA that allows you to flash ICS via Odin while keeping your data.
    03-05-2012 11:40 AM
  15. elmo's Avatar
    03-05-2012 12:59 PM
  16. JayWill's Avatar
    Yep, which is once again for the International version of the SGS2. We will likely find out the date of the update for the E4GT the day it starts rolling out. Sprint rarely if ever pre-announces firmware update dates. There's little doubt though that Sprint wants to be the first US SGS2 variant to have ICS. Also, since many of the ICS builds are leaking out, the development community will probably be able to tell when an official update is likely.
    03-05-2012 01:14 PM
  17. VDub2174's Avatar
    Yep, which is once again for the International version of the SGS2. We will likely find out the date of the update for the E4GT the day it starts rolling out. Sprint rarely if ever pre-announces firmware update dates. There's little doubt though that Sprint wants to be the first US SGS2 variant to have ICS. Also, since many of the ICS builds are leaking out, the development community will probably be able to tell when an official update is likely.
    Just read that article and it said that info was on their FB page in Israel which leads me to believe that it's meant for the International version. Based on my personal experience, I never believe any dates for Android OS releases. I only get excited when stories come out confirming the update has already been pushed to people' s phones.
    03-05-2012 01:24 PM
  18. kingsway8605's Avatar
    The person who has provided most of the ICS leaks thus far for our device posted a screencap of a final end-user ics tar file, so an ota should be expected this month. FC05 was the tar version.

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    03-05-2012 07:59 PM
  19. JayWill's Avatar
    The person who has provided most of the ICS leaks thus far for our device posted a screencap of a final end-user ics tar file, so an ota should be expected this month. FC05 was the tar version.

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    Yeah I saw that, although it sounds like we may not get our hands on it until it's released. Why can't we all just get along and sing campfire songs ya know? Meh. Anyways ...

    I still find it hard to believe though. Here's my thinking:

    Okay let's assume the reports are correct and FC02 is darn near perfect. It's still only been 3 days since then, and today is the final build? I just don't buy that 3 days is enough testing time for Sprint to put the final stamp of approval on a full OS update. FB27 is certainly capable as a daily driver but it definitely has issues.

    If FC02 leaks and I can test it I may change my views, but I'm just having a hard time accepting that today's build will be the final version.
    03-05-2012 08:14 PM
  20. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    Yeah I saw that, although it sounds like we may not get our hands on it until it's released. Why can't we all just get along and sing campfire songs ya know? Meh. Anyways ...

    I still find it hard to believe though. Here's my thinking:

    Okay let's assume the reports are correct and FC02 is darn near perfect. It's still only been 3 days since then, and today is the final build? I just don't buy that 3 days is enough testing time for Sprint to put the final stamp of approval on a full OS update. FB27 is certainly capable as a daily driver but it definitely has issues.

    If FC02 leaks and I can test it I may change my views, but I'm just having a hard time accepting that today's build will be the final version.
    You are thinking that because, you are right. There is NO way sprint has tested this yet. I imagine that samsung with all their infinite resources plus having gone through everything already with the international version can get us a quality build quickly. The part that takes forever is getting Sprint to approve it, they are going to run through there own testing cycle and will report any bugs to samsung to fix, then run through their cycle again. I still stand by my original guess and that is a month or 2, I'm thinking April 26th (my bday). At least when the update pushes we will be able to see which build they chose; my gut feeling says that it won't be FC05. Plus then we will be able to see which end of the update process is slow, samsung or sprint?

    Btw: Congratz on becoming an advisor Jay!
    03-05-2012 08:28 PM
  21. JayWill's Avatar
    Btw: Congratz on becoming an advisor Jay!
    Hehe thanks. Just doing what I enjoy doing.

    Edit - Well I stand corrected on the leak part. Looks like FC05 will be hitting tonight.

    Edit 2 - and a bit over 2 hours after I post that were probably not going to see a FC05 leak its on my phone lol. Funny how that works sometimes.
    03-05-2012 08:36 PM
  22. CandleStick69's Avatar
    hey guys thanks for the replies.
    i can't wait for ics but at the same time, it's still touchwiz.

    JayWill72, i would specially like to thank you because you are very helpful and informative I read your posts all over these forums
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    03-05-2012 11:43 PM
  23. CtotheP's Avatar
    This will be great. ICS in April, then the LTE/NV upgrades from Sprint down the street from my in June.....lots of improvements to look forward to over the next few months!
    03-06-2012 08:05 AM
  24. VDub2174's Avatar
    I do hope ICS comes to our phones soon. WIth the way the dev community is, I can see an official ICS ROM being made rather quickly.
    03-06-2012 08:21 AM
  25. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    I do hope ICS comes to our phones soon. WIth the way the dev community is, I can see an official ICS ROM being made rather quickly.
    Shoot with the way things are going(getting leaks the day after they are made), we could see a leak of the official release wayyyy before the release. There are already some good roms being made of the leaks. The only thing an official release brings us is source code and that helps with the custom kernels.
    03-06-2012 08:36 AM
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