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Old March 29th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's the link to download the jelly bean update directly instead of using Kies : http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SPH-D710ZWAVMU
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I think this is the way to go
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is this for virgin mobile
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my phone wont update it just sits there at zero percent and the timer keeps going up
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Kies works better IMO

First I downloaded Kies to my computer SAMSUNG KIES
Then up updated my Kies to the newer version
Then I opened up the program and connected my USB to the computer and my smarphone
Then I waited for Kies to recognize my device.
Then Kies asked me if I want to upgrade to the new firmware upgrade
I clicked yes and followed all the prompts then the uploading started & had to wait till it was completed, then it downloaded to my phone then I had to wait for that to complete then once it was done the phone rebooted and I had JB on it. So awesome!

Here's the link on how to do it SAMSUNG
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Mine wouldn't update on two different computes, spent hours, exe file took like five mins after the download
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Downloaded the EXE for this unactivated S2 that I have. It updated fairly easily. Seems pretty smooth! Get to play with it until Monday when I factory reset and sell it to someone that I know (Jellybean included haha)
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Is there any way to get this update without a computer? I don't own one sadly...I do have an Acer a500 tablet though if that helps
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Here's the link to download the jelly bean update directly instead of using Kies : Support - More Cell Phone Providers SPH-D710 | Samsung Cell Phones
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To those who can't get it to work . . . you have to read and follow the instructions you see on your computer screen VERY CLOSELY. I thought it wasn't working until I referred back to the instructions and saw the Click Here to Start Download button. Until then the phone said it was downloading, but there was no progress. Once I clicked the button on my computer the download and upgrade was fast and painless.
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Is there any way to get this update without a computer? I don't own one sadly...I do have an Acer a500 tablet though if that helps
You might possibly be able to use Mobile Odin to flash the TAR file of the GB28 Rom. Look at my stickied root guide in the all things root forum for a link to the GB28 "OneClicks" as well as a link to Mobile Odin.. the link to the GB28 OneClicks also includes a TAR file. I'm not sure if it will work correctly with Mobile Odin. I certainly recommend getting to a computer, borrow one maybe to be sure everything goes smoothly. You can simply download the GB28 exe file (oneclick) install the USB drivers, plug in your phone, click start on the exe file and bam ya got jellybean!
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This worked great! I had the Midnight Rom installed, and used this method, and worked without a hitch! And it kept everything! Apps, data, photos, videos, etc. Freakin awesome!
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can someone help?? it won't go past 97%


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Well, if it doesn't want to install that way, you may want try the OneClick on the guide in the All Things Root section of this forum. Its a simple EXE file similar to what you are using in the picture you posted.

How long has it been stuck on the 97%? I know it's scary to just unplug a phone in the middle of a firmware upgrade!
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Well, if it doesn't want to install that way, you may want try the OneClick on the guide in the All Things Root section of this forum. Its a simple EXE file similar to what you are using in the picture you posted.

How long has it been stuck on the 97%? I know it's scary to just unplug a phone in the middle of a firmware upgrade!
so far an hour... i let it go for a while before, got mad at it and unplugged it, did a battery pull, and turned it back on, for it to say "Firmware Upgrade Encountered an issue, please uses the recovery option in Kies" downloaded the kies and it won't recognize the phone.. brick wall!!!
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I would try the OneClick. Can you boot the phone into recovery by holding volume down while powering up?
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I would try the OneClick. Can you boot the phone into recovery by holding volume down while powering up?
no, i can get into download, but not into recovery.. when i try the recovery, it shows the message ""Firmware Upgrade Encountered an issue, please uses the recovery option in Kies"

i've tried just about everything to fix this.. i've had the phone less than a month, so i think i'll just take it back and see what they say
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We can get ya going no problem!

Go to my guide here: [GUIDE][BASIC][WIP] Rooting and ROMs for Newbies!

There, you will find a link to the GB28 One Click file in the Library section in the second post. Click on that link. I assume you'll want the unrooted version of the Jellybean update? If so, just download the "Stock Unrooted NoData Restore" or the "Stock Unrooted System Restore".. the nodata preserves your data and settings and the system restore installs Jellybean fresh. You can try the nodata but I think you should backup your internal sdcard and do the system restore to get a nice clean install of the new Jellybean

Once you download the EXE file follow the instructions in the part of the guide that says "How to return phone to stock".. if you have any trouble or questions let me know
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Go to my guide here: [GUIDE][BASIC][WIP] Rooting and ROMs for Newbies!

There, you will find a link to the GB28 One Click file in the Library section in the second post. Click on that link. I assume you'll want the unrooted version of the Jellybean update? If so, just download the "Stock Unrooted NoData Restore" or the "Stock Unrooted System Restore".. the nodata preserves your data and settings and the system restore installs Jellybean fresh. You can try the nodata but I think you should backup your internal sdcard and do the system restore to get a nice clean install of the new Jellybean

Once you download the EXE file follow the instructions in the part of the guide that says "How to return phone to stock".. if you have any trouble or questions let me know
Okay.. I realize I rambled on a bit. I'm sleepy So.. Let's simplify this so we can make it easy for you to install Jellybean:

Follow the instructions in the third post of this thread that says "How To Return Phone To Stock":
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Hi all..I have Sprint Samsung Galaxy Epic S2 4G...upgraded Jelly Bean on Friday...very easy. Downloaded Kies on laptop...just followed on screen notices. Sprint Zone notifiled me that I got the upgrade. Now I need a handbook on the tips & tricks for Jelly Bean. So far so good... I must, I loved my Epic 4G before, now it's really the best phone I have evet had.!
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Do you have to start the actual download using the Simple Tool before you see Virgin Mobile? When I clicked on: "How Do I Update My Samsung Galaxy SŪ II to Jelly Bean through Simple Upgrade Tool?" all I see is for the Sprint Galaxy S2.

I don't want to screw up and install Sprint OS.

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Well, I updated to Jelly Bean this morning. Didn't run into any problems. Still did not find the Virgin Mobile update so it loaded the Sprint update but everything seems to be working ok so far so I don't care...as long as everything is working I'm great with it.

I've only played with if a few minutes and need to reload some apps but seems really smooth and maybe a little faster...we'll see.

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The links to the VM Jellybean upgrade tool can be found in this post: http://androidforums.com/galaxy-s2-4g-all-things-root/692347-guide-basic-wip-rooting-roms-newbies-post5572723.html
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Alternatively, you can download and run the GB28 (Jellybean) OneClick Odin Tool if you are comfortable with doing so. The link offers both rooted and unrooted stock Jellybean for the device [ROM][ODIN][TAR]SPH-D710VMUB GB28 (GB28 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Root/Stock)
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Is this the jelly bean update for VM? because I accidentally did JB for Sprint on my Virgin mobile s2 and now I'm stuck !
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Yes, these files are specific to the Virgin device.
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But there's only a USB driver software not a JB update
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That's the first file listed, directly below it is rwilcos file repository, read the post fully and then pick your poison.
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