Thread: General [Int'l version] OTA update
View Single Post
Old July 7th, 2012, 07:18 AM   #76 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lincoln, England
Posts: 1,939
Device(s): Apple iPhone 5 64GB (iOS 6.0.1), Apple iPad 2 16GB (iOS 6.0.1), Nexus 7 (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 121
Thanked 380 Times in 251 Posts

Originally Posted by bigyid View Post
Is their any links to stock firmwares I'm on O2 branded phone and might take the plunge has them. It took about an hour to download the firmware as it used which deliberately throttles speeds for non-payers (can't say I blame them!)

After that it was completely painless, had the new firmware on within ten minutes, didn't delete anything (I did a backup of the internal memory first just in case). Haven't found any problems yet.

Another change I haven't seen mentioned is that the Samsung ChatON messaging service is included by default.

All of my widgets and home screens stayed the same, and as far as the device is concerned my phone is still official, so should be fine for warranty purposes.

Just read a guide before you flash, because if you do the wrong thing in ODIN you can brick your phone (usually fixable but takes time and effort).

Edit: - this thread has all you need.
iPhone 5 (iOS 6.0.1), iPad 2 (iOS 6.0.1), Nexus 7 (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean)
matttye is offline  
Reply With Quote