06-24-2012 11:17 PM
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  1. Duality84's Avatar
    What do you mean? like you can have Kies downloaded on a Mac, but it won't update via mac? If that is true, it is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard.
    I agree, my operating system should have nothing to do with it. Why make official Kies software for Macs if it won't be supported to update phones; that makes not a lick of sense.
    06-20-2012 09:44 PM
  2. mulasien's Avatar
    This sucks!!! I can't figure this Kies garbage out. All it shows are the pics and songs, etc. I don't see any way of updating anywhere. I really like my S2SR, but the experience over this ics debacle is infuriating me!!!
    You're probably using Kies AIR from your phone. That doesn't work. You have to download the Kies application from Samsung's website, and connect via USB cable.

    BTW, says I'm on latest version (2.3.6) as well. /sadface
    06-20-2012 09:46 PM
  3. Statusnone's Avatar
    AC just pulled the news page. They made a mistake on this one. Just a leak guys, sorry to disappoint.
    06-20-2012 09:52 PM
  4. gregfortune's Avatar
    Bad BAD style to pull the new page I spent 15 minutes trying to find the page to see if it was a leak/mistake and the page was gone. They really ought to have updated the post with relevant info.
    06-20-2012 10:00 PM
  5. Duality84's Avatar
    well i guess this means it was leaked yet again...my thoughts are now that the "official-official" release must not be far off, maybe tomorrow or Friday, maybe next week
    06-20-2012 10:02 PM
  6. unforgiven's Avatar
    If this was a leak, then what in the heck did I just install with Kies that said it was a firmware upgrade. It says I now have Android version 4.0.3. It looks different in a lot of ways but doesn't seem to have everything that I search on for ICS features.
    06-20-2012 10:15 PM
  7. Morjesta's Avatar
    OMG the screenshot shortcut is gone!
    j510 likes this.
    06-21-2012 12:03 AM
  8. gregfortune's Avatar
    If this was a leak, then what in the heck did I just install with Kies that said it was a firmware upgrade. It says I now have Android version 4.0.3. It looks different in a lot of ways but doesn't seem to have everything that I search on for ICS features.
    It's likely an official release that wasn't ready yet and someone flipped a switch too early. Thankfully, I haven't read of anyone bricking a phone with that release (earlier AT&T leaks had a really serious bug that would brick phones so hopefully they got that fixed).
    06-21-2012 12:40 AM
  9. bellington74's Avatar
    Some posters on Engadget are reporting issues with updating via Kies. It is forcing them to perform an emergency firmware recovery, and then hangs. Not sure if its bricking them or not, and so far I am not seeing any reports of the eMMC superbrick bug either. The update is not there for me via OTA or Kies. I talked to both AT&T and Samsung, and both flat out denied the update was officially available, and stated they woudl not offer support on "un-official software". Who knows whats going on.
    06-21-2012 12:45 AM
  10. Statusnone's Avatar
    *****I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR PHONE******


    For those that missed the update leak... here's a way to get it without rooting because this really WAS the offical, signed update from AT&T and Samsung they just flipped the switch too early.


    Download the firmware from here: SamMobile Firmware Page

    Download Odin3 1.85 from here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...p1ISlP2fzGKhtw

    Factory reset is not required, root not required.


    I'm not going to explain how to use odin or how to flash roms but you get the picture. I've confirmed that this method does indeed work because my phone is running 4.0.3 right now and I missed the update last night.

    I'll be heading to work soon so I won't be able to give updates on stability until I get home but from what I'm reading on engadget and XDA it's a pretty stable release.

    06-21-2012 06:41 AM
  11. michellebjohn's Avatar
    I was able to install the update yesterday with no problems so far.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
    06-21-2012 07:05 AM
  12. bellington74's Avatar
    06-21-2012 07:39 AM
  13. Duality84's Avatar
    I still have no update coming from Kies..this is just pathetic
    06-21-2012 09:29 AM
  14. webbie2's Avatar
    I think everyone is experiencing the same issue. For some reason they say they pushed it to kies and they didn't. Everyone's says that our devices are up to date. I plugged my wife's phone in (2.3.4, she didn't update because she did not want battery issues) and it said its not supported. SO we know it has to be 2.3.6 to go to 4.0.3 but its not letting us. Also when I re downloaded kies it says they are doing maintenance on kies on Friday the 22nd from 8 am to 11pm and firmware upgrades will no be available. I feel like if for some reason it comes out it wont be till next week sometime.
    06-21-2012 11:24 AM
  15. Raien's Avatar
    *****I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR PHONE******


    For those that missed the update leak... here's a way to get it without rooting because this really WAS the offical, signed update from AT&T and Samsung they just flipped the switch too early.


    Download the firmware from here: SamMobile Firmware Page

    Download Odin3 1.85 from here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...p1ISlP2fzGKhtw

    Factory reset is not required, root not required.


    I'm not going to explain how to use odin or how to flash roms but you get the picture. I've confirmed that this method does indeed work because my phone is running 4.0.3 right now and I missed the update last night.

    I'll be heading to work soon so I won't be able to give updates on stability until I get home but from what I'm reading on engadget and XDA it's a pretty stable release.

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    Tried flashing it with Odin; my phone won't take it.Is there something special you had to do to get it to push?

    I put the phone to download, kicked the file into the pda window and hit start; and it just hung up.

    No damage to the phone (No brick).. Just want to get ICS on my phone and be done.
    06-21-2012 12:32 PM
  16. mviglesias57's Avatar
    I think everyone is experiencing the same issue. For some reason they say they pushed it to kies and they didn't. Everyone's says that our devices are up to date. I plugged my wife's phone in (2.3.4, she didn't update because she did not want battery issues) and it said its not supported. SO we know it has to be 2.3.6 to go to 4.0.3 but its not letting us. Also when I re downloaded kies it says they are doing maintenance on kies on Friday the 22nd from 8 am to 11pm and firmware upgrades will no be available. I feel like if for some reason it comes out it wont be till next week sometime.
    I tried my phone today and it just said it was up to date. I'm still running 2.3.4 (rooted), so I don't think you have to be running 2.3.6.
    06-21-2012 03:28 PM
  17. stuflay's Avatar
    Just read that they pulled it!!! I tried for about 3 hours no dice!! It was a official unofficial release att spokesperson said it will be released soon...... same crap from att... went thru this with the captivate its always right around the corner. Total b****t by the time it comes out the update probably will be out of date anyway. What realy sucks is central puts the story out then att pulls it totaly screws up there credibility!!!you would expect this kind of thing from a bottom tier carrier not the biggest one in north america sometimes i think its being run by complete jackasses!!!
    06-21-2012 04:06 PM
  18. dhughes's Avatar
    Just read that they pulled it!!! I tried for about 3 hours no dice!! It was a official unofficial release att spokesperson said it will be released soon...... same crap from att... went thru this with the captivate its always right around the corner. Total b****t by the time it comes out the update probably will be out of date anyway. What realy sucks is central puts the story out then att pulls it totaly screws up there credibility!!!you would expect this kind of thing from a bottom tier carrier not the biggest one in north america sometimes i think its being run by complete jackasses!!!
    Sad thing is in a way its outdated already its 4.0.3. I hope they release it soon though.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
    06-21-2012 06:21 PM
  19. Statusnone's Avatar
    Tried flashing it with Odin; my phone won't take it.Is there something special you had to do to get it to push?

    I put the phone to download, kicked the file into the pda window and hit start; and it just hung up.

    No damage to the phone (No brick).. Just want to get ICS on my phone and be done.

    Mine went through no troubles, first try. Not sure what might of happened on your end but I will tell you this... After a whole day of testing I can say that the build isn't finished, or Samsung really botched this one. I'm not sure how ICS is on the T-mobile variant, but this is BUGGY and LAGGY. Specific bugs? Just normal day to day use will point some of them out. But the lag is horrible. My multi-tasking menu pop-up has such a delay to it. This really isn't the final final release because this phone was buttery smooth on gingerbread and now... not so much.


    I might try and factory reset and see if that helps, but I doubt it.
    06-22-2012 08:02 AM
  20. kshanayda's Avatar
    I am on my third day with ics now and it seems to have gotten better.... at first there was alot of lag, buggy and my battery life was really bad but after 2 days of use and 2 full charges the battery actually seems better than 2.3.6
    06-22-2012 09:12 AM
  21. bxborn31's Avatar
    I just tried with kies and it says my firmware is up to date I'm on 2.3.4 rooted.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
    06-22-2012 10:14 PM
  22. j510's Avatar
    I just tried with kies and it says my firmware is up to date I'm on 2.3.4 rooted.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
    Lol
    06-23-2012 06:47 AM
  23. ranova's Avatar
    Mine went through no troubles, first try. Not sure what might of happened on your end but I will tell you this... After a whole day of testing I can say that the build isn't finished, or Samsung really botched this one. I'm not sure how ICS is on the T-mobile variant, but this is BUGGY and LAGGY. Specific bugs? Just normal day to day use will point some of them out. But the lag is horrible. My multi-tasking menu pop-up has such a delay to it. This really isn't the final final release because this phone was buttery smooth on gingerbread and now... not so much.


    I might try and factory reset and see if that helps, but I doubt it.
    just so you know, the multi-tasking popup also takes awhile to load up on the galaxy nexus, especially if you havent rebooted in awhile
    06-23-2012 11:10 AM
  24. jpilkinton's Avatar
    I have been trying to update my SGS2 on my mac for a couple of days. Even tried it 30 minutes ago and it still said the current firmware was the latest. So I went to install kies on my Win7 desktop and i got the ICS notice. Weird....... Had to update my Int. Note on a mac, and had to update my AT&T SGS2 on a pc............ Stinkin Kies!

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Android Central Forums
    06-24-2012 11:17 PM
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