What you said about the data connection makes sense. I have not yet taken it in to AT&T's store because there are only 2 that can do this and neither of them are close and I had to put my car in the shop which won't be ready til Wednesday. I noticed when I go into android recovery mode there is an option to apply update from sdcard. I have a spare android phone i am using right now that i put my sim card and sd card into. Is there a way I could download the update from that phone onto my sd card, then take the sd card out and put it back into my Galaxy S2 and go into recovery mode and install the update from the sd card? would that solve the problem or is the ROM or firmware already screwed up and has to be flashed?
Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it