Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S2 (International)

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 30th, 2011, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default Icecream sandwitch update ?

This might be a little premature but was wondering if anyone knows how this update will come to the Galaxy S2. Will it have to go threw the carriers or just be pushed to everyone at the same time? I hope it does not have to go threw carriers because Bell Canada sucks when it comes to updates.

Advertisements
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old November 30th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
steslatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Manchester
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,145
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: 3

Thanks: 38
Thanked 303 Times in 220 Posts
Default

If you are using Kies and you have carrier branded firmware on now then yes you will have to wait for the carrier.
Your other option would be to flash via odin, in that case you will get it as soon as samsung releases it and maybe before if its leaked.
__________________
Google+
steslatt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2011, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
greggebhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 671
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 Intl on AT&T
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 56 Times in 50 Posts
Default

I am betting most carriers will not even give it to us as they will want to sell new phones with ICS on them first. I am not holding my breath for ICS, I sold my Nexus in only a short period of thime as I liked what I was using now.
greggebhardt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2011, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

You know I love Android so much but this update processes really up sets me. How can a top end smart phone like Android be so lacking in updates. For me it is a big factor if I am going to stick with Android. I hope this gets resolved so everyone with an Android phone can get much needed updates.

I have tried to update threw Odin and it did not work for me. does using Odin void warranty at all ? and has anyone got the latest updates using Odin on the Bell network ?
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2011, 11:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Sword Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 329
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 White 16g Galaxy S3 SCH-i747M Blue 16g
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 41 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Lack of updates is the sole reason I moved to iPhone from Windows Mobile years ago. Microsoft also refused to provide updates to bugs in their OS and then charged you if you wanted to update to a new OS version. Apple seems to be the only one that gets it from a patch perspective. The problem with Android, in my opinion, is their is a lot of competition in handsets and all the players use new updates to bait you into buying new phones. If they gave us updates, would we really buy a new phone, probably not as frequently as they would like us to!
Sword Fish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
greggebhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 671
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 Intl on AT&T
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 56 Times in 50 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atmasters View Post
You know I love Android so much but this update processes really up sets me. How can a top end smart phone like Android be so lacking in updates. For me it is a big factor if I am going to stick with Android. I hope this gets resolved so everyone with an Android phone can get much needed updates.

I have tried to update threw Odin and it did not work for me. does using Odin void warranty at all ? and has anyone got the latest updates using Odin on the Bell network ?
My SG2 has had two updates in the short period that I have had it. If you are expecting a completely new OS like ICS every few months you are dreaming. There is nothing wrong with Gingerbread and it only needed a little tweaking

I hated when I used my iPhone 4 and 4S as it seemed that every time I turned on my computer either iTunes or the iPhone would have another update that did nothing!

I just want something that work good and get the job done! I guess others are looking for something else.
greggebhardt is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to greggebhardt For This Useful Post:
apple2005 (December 7th, 2011)
Old November 30th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greggebhardt View Post
My SG2 has had two updates in the short period that I have had it. If you are expecting a completely new OS like ICS every few months you are dreaming. There is nothing wrong with Gingerbread and it only needed a little tweaking

I hated when I used my iPhone 4 and 4S as it seemed that every time I turned on my computer either iTunes or the iPhone would have another update that did nothing!

I just want something that work good and get the job done! I guess others are looking for something else.
I am not expecting a new OS every few months but when there is a fix to the OS that I have right now I would like to be able to get it. I am running 2.3.3 and I have read that 2.3.4 has a battery fix in it so yes I would love to have that update. I have tried Ordin and my phone froze up and I am happy I got it back. I just dont like that I have to wait for a crappy Carier like Bell to push this fix and they will not push it so that sucks. I like that Iphone will push a fix to all phones.

I would of course like to have ICS I agree Gingerbread is good but would like the new one of course lol
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 67
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atmasters View Post
You know I love Android so much but this update processes really up sets me. How can a top end smart phone like Android be so lacking in updates. For me it is a big factor if I am going to stick with Android. I hope this gets resolved so everyone with an Android phone can get much needed updates.

I have tried to update threw Odin and it did not work for me. does using Odin void warranty at all ? and has anyone got the latest updates using Odin on the Bell network ?
hey man, im from canada and is using bell just like you. i've been using 2.3.3 ever since i got the phone and first thing i found out on this forum was 2.3.4 - 2.3.5 which gives battery boost so i update via odin because with enough research i know bell ain't getting no updates anytime soon for the galaxy s2. so instead of waiting for it to fulfil my wish, i just did it myself via odin and YES it works for bell, canada. you just got to follow the simple 5 ? 6? steps to flash and update. i just updated my firmware to 2.3.6 yesterday.
imprez me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 05:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
GG1
Member
 
GG1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 219
 
Device(s): SGS, HTC Inc S, SGSII / Bell Mobility
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 33 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imprez me View Post
hey man, im from canada and is using bell just like you. i've been using 2.3.3 ever since i got the phone and first thing i found out on this forum was 2.3.4 - 2.3.5 which gives battery boost so i update via odin because with enough research i know bell ain't getting no updates anytime soon for the galaxy s2. so instead of waiting for it to fulfil my wish, i just did it myself via odin and YES it works for bell, canada. you just got to follow the simple 5 ? 6? steps to flash and update. i just updated my firmware to 2.3.6 yesterday.
which firmware did you flash?
GG1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 09:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
so instead of waiting for it to fulfil my wish, i just did it myself via odin and YES it works for bell, canada. you just got to follow the simple 5 ? 6? steps to flash and update. i just updated my firmware to 2.3.6 yesterday.
Yes what firmware did you use can you please post the link ? I tried using the Bell one but did not work for me at all. I am just a little nervous I might wreck my phone doing this that is all. I rooted my Desire and had so many problems and it finaly crapped out and of course no warranty. Just do not want the same thing going on with this phone.
atmasters is offline  
Last edited by lunatic59; December 1st, 2011 at 02:31 PM. Reason: fixed html tag
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 1st, 2011, 10:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Sword Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 329
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 White 16g Galaxy S3 SCH-i747M Blue 16g
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 41 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atmasters View Post
Yes what firmware did you use can you please post the link ? I tried using the Bell one but did not work for me at all. I am just a little nervous I might wreck my phone doing this that is all. I rooted my Desire and had so many problems and it finaly crapped out and of course no warranty. Just do not want the same thing going on with this phone.
My phone is on Rogers and I put this firmware on and it works great! Much faster than the 2.3.4 I had previously. Follow the instructions on the XDA link and you should be good to go. It took 3.5 minutes to flash!

XDA Site Instructions: [ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares KG, KH, KI1/2/3/4/8, KJ1/2/3, KK2/5 Download - xda-developers

2.3.6 XWKK2 http://www.multiupload.com/PBBE9HBXTS

There is a XWKK5 Frankenstien build on the XDA site also but I found it to run slower than the KK2 so I flashed back.
Sword Fish is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sword Fish For This Useful Post:
atmasters (December 1st, 2011)
Old December 1st, 2011, 02:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 67
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

i used the KK5. well if u scared of warrenty, just flash back to original bell firmware
[ROMS]Official i9100 carrier branded firmware download for Odin Flash - xda-developers

and i flash from here, following the instruction
[ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares KG, KH, KI1/2/3/4/8, KJ1/2/3, KK2/5 Download - xda-developers
i used the XWKK5 from frankenstein and it didnt wipe anything.
imprez me is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to imprez me For This Useful Post:
atmasters (December 1st, 2011)
Old December 1st, 2011, 03:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Peterborough - UK
Posts: 399
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, Galaxy S2
Carrier: O2

Thanks: 62
Thanked 46 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imprez me View Post
i used the XWKK5 from frankenstein and it didnt wipe anything.
What's the difference between the non Frankenstein KK5 and the Frankenstein KK5?
Remeniz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 07:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Now this is just flashing firmware right now rooting ?
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 07:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

my build # is GINGERBREAD.UGKG2 Is there newer updates than that ? and has anyone seen big difference in Battery ?
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 07:31 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

This is what my phone has
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SC20111201-172101.jpg (54.8 KB, 71 views)
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 08:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 67
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

yeah rooting and flashing firmware is different. you need to flash a root file that correspond to the firmware you flashed. you can always flash back to original to get your warranty.
for kk5, it only wipe if you change the csc file. and it didn't wipe for me cause i only flash the kk5 file.
imprez me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 08:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imprez me View Post
yeah rooting and flashing firmware is different. you need to flash a root file that correspond to the firmware you flashed. you can always flash back to original to get your warranty.
for kk5, it only wipe if you change the csc file. and it didn't wipe for me cause i only flash the kk5 file.
What do you get with this update ? Did you see any battery increse ? And Is it safe to do this on the Bell Canada network ?

Is this the right file ? Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 08:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 67
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

yeah that one under frankenstein. the KK5 is XXK13 not XXK14 which has better battery life . right now battery seems better and phone faster.
imprez me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 10:18 AM   #20 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Ok so before I go ahead and do this 1 more question. Is this going to work on Bell network ? And do these firmwares work on all networks ?
Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites! This is the one I am going to down load
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 2nd, 2011, 10:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
Member
 
Sword Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 329
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 White 16g Galaxy S3 SCH-i747M Blue 16g
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 41 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imprez me View Post
yeah that one under frankenstein. the KK5 is XXK13 not XXK14 which has better battery life . right now battery seems better and phone faster.
I put on KK2 which has XXKI4 and the phone seemed faster than KK5 but I am noticing a big change in battery life and it isn't for the good! You are saying you battery life changed to the better with KK5? What version did you have prior?
Sword Fish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 10:36 AM   #22 (permalink)
Member
 
Sword Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 329
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 White 16g Galaxy S3 SCH-i747M Blue 16g
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 41 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atmasters View Post
Ok so before I go ahead and do this 1 more question. Is this going to work on Bell network ? And do these firmwares work on all networks ?
Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites! This is the one I am going to down load
I havei nstalled this firmware on my GT-I9100 on Rogers, sorry don't have Bell. My belief is these firmwares work on all I9100's.
Sword Fish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 10:37 AM   #23 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Peterborough - UK
Posts: 399
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, Galaxy S2
Carrier: O2

Thanks: 62
Thanked 46 Times in 38 Posts
Default

I went for the KK5 non Frankenstein update and I'm seriously loving the battery life I'm getting.

And yea, these updates are for the international SGS2's...
Remeniz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Ok so I did it and seems to be working fine. This is the one that was recommended right ?
Attached Images
File Type: png SC20111202-105406.png (24.1 KB, 25 views)
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to atmasters For This Useful Post:
Jones197666 (December 6th, 2011)
Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 67
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remeniz View Post
I went for the KK5 non Frankenstein update and I'm seriously loving the battery life I'm getting.

And yea, these updates are for the international SGS2's...
Where did you get the KK5 non frankenstein?
imprez me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
Member
 
Sword Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 329
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 GT-i9300 White 16g Galaxy S3 SCH-i747M Blue 16g
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 32
Thanked 41 Times in 34 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atmasters View Post
Ok so I did it and seems to be working fine. This is the one that was recommended right ?
Yes, that one is KK5 and I think I will put it on later as everyone is telling me it has better battery life than KK2.
Sword Fish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 01:52 PM   #27 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Peterborough - UK
Posts: 399
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, Galaxy S2
Carrier: O2

Thanks: 62
Thanked 46 Times in 38 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imprez me View Post
Where did you get the KK5 non frankenstein?
My bad. It's a Frankenstein firmware. I'm new to all this...

I thought there was a non Frankenstein version that I thought I used.

Remeniz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 02:31 PM   #28 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 13
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy SII - I9100 4.0.3 XXLPQ -rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

question I have UHKI2 , can I go to XWKK2 without it wiping everything?
and is there anything I need to do before or after flashing it?
simrebel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 03:35 PM   #29 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

So everything is looking good. I like the new graphics in the Camera app and the blue shadow. Hope it helps with Battery but it is a little soon to see how much change there is. Thanks for all the help.
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM   #30 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
atmasters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada B.C.
Posts: 490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2 GtI9100M Android 4.0.3 Not Rooted
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

One more question can I use this update tab now in my settings ? It was never there before and is new. Can some one tell me a little more about this ?
Attached Images
File Type: png SC20111202-141451.png (25.3 KB, 37 views)
atmasters is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 5th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 10
 
Device(s): SGS3 Vodafone UK
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It has always been there on mine, isn't it just the OTA update settings menu.

Question for you just before i update mine through odin does your linked firmware wipe the phone ?

*edit see you have another thread asking the same and also my answer*
markymiles is offline  
Last edited by markymiles; December 5th, 2011 at 09:46 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old December 5th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #32 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Jones197666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 19
 
Device(s): Galaxy S2 Bell Canada
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

This was a great thread, I will be updating hopefully tomorrow now. I am also on Bell Canada. Is there a specific forum just for us on here?
Jones197666 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #33 (permalink)
Check six!
 
Slug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Inverness, UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,955
 
Device(s): Sony Xperia Z
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 2,752
Thanked 11,428 Times in 5,797 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Slug slugbrem@gmail.com
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jones197666 View Post
I am also on Bell Canada. Is there a specific forum just for us on here?
Nope, you'll have to put up with all us common people!
Slug is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #34 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Jones197666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 19
 
Device(s): Galaxy S2 Bell Canada
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

AWESOME!

Everything Went great for me using MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

and then following the instructions at [ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares KG, KH, KI1/2/3/4/8, KJ1/2/3, KK2/5 Download - xda-developers
Jones197666 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #35 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 93
 
Device(s): SGS 2 SGS 3 SGS5
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 60 Times in 17 Posts
Post Help the noob ... please

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sword Fish View Post
My phone is on Rogers and I put this firmware on and it works great! Much faster than the 2.3.4 I had previously. Follow the instructions on the XDA link and you should be good to go. It took 3.5 minutes to flash!

XDA Site Instructions: [ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares KG, KH, KI1/2/3/4/8, KJ1/2/3, KK2/5 Download - xda-developers

2.3.6 XWKK2 http://www.multiupload.com/PBBE9HBXTS

There is a XWKK5 Frankenstien build on the XDA site also but I found it to run slower than the KK2 so I flashed back.
I wanted to ask if there is a big difference in the battery consumption with the new update, I'm currently using XXKG6, 2.3.4 rooted with under cloaked to 1GHZ and my battery stays for 24 h with playing games.

Should I update the firmware to XWKK2 - 2.3.6 ?! I have few questions, After I update it :

1) I will loose root, so I will need to re-root it?
2) Do I need to download a new kernel? Or new ROM? I see all these lighting roms, Revolution roms and etc.
3) Until now I downloaded the 2.3.6 XWKK2 from the link above, once I flash it on my phone through ODIN, what is the next step?

I already know how to root, flash and update kernels, but do I need to know anything additional about this specific one ?!

Thanks in advance.
Burner2004 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #36 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Shotgun84's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Posts: 5,245
 
Device(s): Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 ROM: WanamLite, Kernel: KT-SGS4
Carrier: 3UK

Thanks: 1,613
Thanked 3,037 Times in 1,815 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burner2004 View Post
I wanted to ask if there is a big difference in the battery consumption with the new update, I'm currently using XXKG6, 2.3.4 rooted with under cloaked to 1GHZ and my battery stays for 24 h with playing games.

Should I update the firmware to XWKK2 - 2.3.6 ?! I have few questions, After I update it :

1) I will loose root, so I will need to re-root it?
2) Do I need to download a new kernel? Or new ROM? I see all these lighting roms, Revolution roms and etc.
3) Until now I downloaded the 2.3.6 XWKK2 from the link above, once I flash it on my phone through ODIN, what is the next step?

I already know how to root, flash and update kernels, but do I need to know anything additional about this specific one ?!

Thanks in advance.
I can't say about the battery life as I've never used the stock kk2.
1. You will lose root so you will need to reroot after updating firmware.
2. You will need to download the cfroot kk2 kernel to reroot
You don't need to use a custom rom if you are happy with stock firmware. But if you want to try a custom rom there is no point upgrading to kk2 as the custom rom will change your firmware.
3. Once you've flashed kk2 just disconnect the usb cable. Nothing else needs to be done. Actually ignore that you want a rooted phone so go straight back into download mode and flash the cfroot kk2 kernel.
Shotgun84 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Shotgun84 For This Useful Post:
Burner2004 (December 9th, 2011)
Old December 9th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #37 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London
Posts: 20
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

So, if I have paid retail for the phone without any carrier branding, is the ICS update available?
PhoneTips is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #38 (permalink)
Check six!
 
Slug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Inverness, UK
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,955
 
Device(s): Sony Xperia Z
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 2,752
Thanked 11,428 Times in 5,797 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to Slug slugbrem@gmail.com
Default

There's no Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update available for any Galaxy S2 version yet.
Slug is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Slug For This Useful Post:
PhoneTips (December 9th, 2011)
Reply

Samsung Galaxy S2
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Galaxy S2 (sometimes known as the Galaxy S II) is the follow up to Samsung's widely successful Galaxy S lineup. This time, the Galaxy S2 raises all the stakes and Samsung has found a way to double almost every spec in a true, one of a kind ... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy S2 (International)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.