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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Press the blue one on the right bottom side, after that press and hold on the one you like to remove. Even in ICS.
I tried this and still does not work. True you see the recycle bin, and be able to move, let us say the phone icon, to the bin, but as soon as you lift your finger, it appear back. I tried it several times.

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Did you try as previously mentioned?

Go into app drawer, then press the left hand button to left of Home button to get to settings, then choose the edit option and then drag new apps to or from the dock..
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Did you try as previously mentioned?

Go into app drawer, then press the left hand button to left of Home button to get to settings, then choose the edit option and then drag new apps to or from the dock..
Thank you, it worked now, but not by moving the icon to the recycle bin as we usually do with any other icon on the top part of any screen, but by moving the icon up to the other big group of icons.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:22 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Hi

I'm getting a little frustrated with waiting for O2 to release the official update via Kies.

If I decide to load this non-O2 version of JB, will it wipe out the O2 specific settings e.g. MMS etc. ?

If so how would I retrieve them ?

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I'm getting a little frustrated with waiting for O2 to release the official update via Kies.

If I decide to load this non-O2 version of JB, will it wipe out the O2 specific settings e.g. MMS etc. ?

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The JB release in post #1 is an unbranded European version and so you will lose all the O2, "bloatware", and add-on's.

Whilst this is billed as a, "No wipe", update and quite a few people have flashed it without any problems, I would always advise doing a clean, vanilla, install when changing OS. See, here.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:47 AM   #106 (permalink)
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Ironass, any news about XXLST? It's another test build accdg to Samsung Updates(Facebook and Twitter).
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The JB release in post #1 is an unbranded European version and so you will lose all the O2, "bloatware", and add-on's.

Whilst this is billed as a, "No wipe", update and quite a few people have flashed it without any problems, I would always advise doing a clean, vanilla, install when changing OS. See, here.
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I can't see the firmware in the list (via the link at beginning of thread) ...

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Ironass, any news about XXLST? It's another test build accdg to Samsung Updates(Facebook and Twitter).
No, unofficial, official release for it yet, (if you get what I mean), but I would expect to see lots more, "leak", builds as various locations and carriers start work on JB. I notice that the custom NEAT ROM has released a build, XXELL5, privately to donators in the last 12 hours. Quite what position this holds in the release/build list, when compared to XXLSJ, is anybody's guess!
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Old December 27th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #109 (permalink)
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PS Will I also lose some useful stuff, like Polaris Office etc. that came bundled ?

I've downloaded relevant stuff and am poised to upgrade (& lose O2 warranty !) .....
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I notice that the custom NEAT ROM has released a build, XXELL5, privately to donators in the last 12 hours.
XXELL5 is GT-I9300 Firmware right? And not GT-I9100.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 05:18 AM   #113 (permalink)
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OK - I'm worried now.

I have the green android icon, "downloading" on phone but the update failed (see attached screenshot).

Have I bricked the phone ?


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Old December 27th, 2012, 05:23 AM   #114 (permalink)
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OK - I'm worried now.

I have the green android icon, "downloading" on phone but the update failed (see attached screenshot).

Have I bricked the phone ?



No, you are getting the same error i did, im assuming the download is corrupt, just unplug your phone and turn it off and back on again
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No, you are getting the same error i did, im assuming the download is corrupt, just unplug your phone and turn it off and back on again
Phew - yes just discovered that !

How do I get a working firmware/software download ?

Also, is this JB update OK for NFC-enabled S2's (I read somewhere that the update for these was being held back) ?
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Phew - yes just discovered that !

How do I get a working firmware/software download ?

Also, is this JB update OK for NFC-enabled S2's (I read somewhere that the update for these was being held back) ?

you can try this

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1994313

NFC can be re-enabled , there are a number of threads around showing how to do it

Personally ill just wait for the official release now, it should only be a few weeks away
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Also, is this JB update OK for NFC-enabled S2's (I read somewhere that the update for these was being held back) ?
As it states in post #1...

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A leaked version of the official Samsung, stock, Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2, firmware is now available from SamMobile for the GT-i9100, International version.
If you flash this on a, "P", variant, you will lose NFC.
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OK - thanks for that. I'll wait.

Nice to reset the phone though - freed up memory & sped it up a bit
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Nice to reset the phone though - freed up memory & sped it up a bit
That is always a good thing to do... free's up a lot of space too, not too mention the detritus it gets rid off!
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PS I thought that the phone automatically downloads my apps from Play after a rest like this (via registered gmail account) - this hasn't happened.

Do I need to do this manually ? If can I find a list somewhere or do I have to remember them ?
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Did you have Backup and Restore checked in Settings?

To see your app's... Play Store > Menu > My Apps > All (swipe left).
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PS I thought that the phone automatically downloads my apps from Play after a rest like this (via registered gmail account) - this hasn't happened.

Do I need to do this manually ? If can I find a list somewhere or do I have to remember them ?
Go to play store, view my apps on phone, default list will show as those installed, scroll along the top to all and this will show you all the apps you have downloaded on your account, reselect those you want to reinstall
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Did you have Backup and Restore checked in Settings?

To see your app's... Play Store > Menu > My Apps > All (swipe left).

Beat me to it
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To see your app's... Play Store > Menu > My Apps > All (swipe left).
Thanks - yes I did have those boxes checked.
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MD5 invalid
I followed the instructions to the letter and got an error from ODIN3 stating the MD5 was invalid. So, I downloaded the firmware file again and got teh same error. Can someone assist?
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I followed the instructions to the letter and got an error from ODIN3 stating the MD5 was invalid. So, I downloaded the firmware file again and got teh same error. Can someone assist?
Hello and welcome to Android Forums josebig!

Can you go to... Settings > About phone > Model number... and post the details.
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Can you go to... Settings > About phone > Model number... and post the details.
Thanks, I have updated the infromation.
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Thanks, I have updated the infromation.
Would I be correct in saying that you are attempting to flash this Jelly Bean firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S2, GT-i9100, International version, to a Samsung Galaxy S2, GT-i9100G, variant?

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Would I be correct in saying that you are attempting to flash this Jelly Bean firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S2, GT-i9100, International version, to a Samsung Galaxy S2, GT-i9100G, variant?

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Correct. When I purchased it from Amazon was labeled as International version; however, it is a i9100G and when new looked like the German version (at least all the menus came up in German). Now, I think worth mentioning is that I followed the same steps/process in May 2012 to go from GB to ICS.
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Correct. When I purchased it from Amazon was labeled as International version; however, it is a i9100G and when new looked like the German version (at least all the menus came up in German). Now, I think worth mentioning is that I followed the same steps/process in May 2012 to go from GB to ICS.
That would have to be using the GT-i9100G firmware upgrade to ICS, released in May 2012, as the GT-i9100 firmware is definitely not compatible with the G variant, and visa versa, as they have totally different chipsets and kernels as shown in this comparison, here, and discussed in this thread, here.
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That would have to be using the GT-i9100G firmware upgrade to ICS, released in May 2012, as the GT-i9100 firmware is definitely not compatible with the G variant, and visa versa, as they have totally different chipsets and kernels as shown in this comparison, here, and discussed in this thread, here.
Thank you ironass. Maybe i9100G owners will be lucky enough and we will get a version of JB.

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It has been 2 months since this thread was started and I moved from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean and I can honestly say that there is no way I would go back now.

In spite of the fact that this is a pre-release version from Samsung it has performed and behaved perfectly.

I thought that ICS was a big step forward for the Galaxy S2, and so it was, however, Jelly Bean has taken ICS and improved on it in leaps and bounds.

The JB TouchWiz launcher is a big improvement. The Power Saving menu increases battery life way beyond Gingerbread or ICS. Perhaps one of the most noticeable improvements is called, "Project Butter", by Android. This is designed to make menus faster and scrolling slicker and smoother. The JB kernel and modem are big improvements on the GB and ICS versions.

The majority of posters on the, "All Things Root", forum have taken Jelly Bean to their hearts as indeed, have the developers of custom ROM's who, with the early releases, did not support ICS.

All-in-all, Jelly Bean on the SGSII has extended its life by another year at least.

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All-in-all, Jelly Bean on the SGSII has extended its life by another year at least.
What does that suppose to mean? Are you saying that your S2 will outlive my S2 which is running ICS? How is a software upgrade going to extend the hardware life?
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What does that suppose to mean? Are you saying that your S2 will outlive my S2 which is running ICS? How is a software upgrade going to extend the hardware life?
I did not say that.

It would indeed be ridiculous of me to suggest that FinancialWar, or ask anyone to believe it!

The SGSII is some 20 months old now and near its end-of-life.

Samsung are not obliged to offer updates and, indeed, there was some speculation that after the ICS update, whether Samsung would in fact consider their duty done and bother to release a Jelly Bean update for the SGSII when it is only weeks away from its EoL and Samsung, after all, are in the business of selling new phones.

If not, this would have meant that SGSII owners who purchased their phones on a 2 year contract in the last 12 months would be saddled with a phone running ICS for another year or more.

However, Samsung have, unlike some other phone manufacturers, decided to issue Jelly Bean for the SGSII rather than forcing owners, who want the latest and greatest firmware, to purchase the later Samsung phones. This means that the SGSII will still be on a par, firmware wise, with much newer models until Key Lime Pie is rolled out to those handsets later this year or early next.
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It has been 2 months since this thread was started and I moved from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean and I can honestly say that there is no way I would go back now.

In spite of the fact that this is a pre-release version from Samsung it has performed and behaved perfectly.
I completely agree. I waited until early January to install the leaked JB, in the hope that I could go straight to the official release version. Despite some initial fears about the battery life (it did go down quickly when I first installed it), it seems that was because I had the phone blazing away constantly for a good hour or so. After that, the power consumption has been no worse than ICS - and probably better. Though I also get AVG doing some power saving something or other at 30% battery level. I should probably disable that, and see how it goes.

Jelly Bean is absolutely superb though. I am gradually getting to grips with Google Now - though what I find annoying is that the Google Search widget goes straight to Google Now, rather than a simple, normal search. I'd much rather Google Now was seperate to be honest. To do a normal search, I fire up the browser and search from the address bar.

TouchWiz is far better - in fact, I've not even reinstalled NovaLauncher since JB. Having the five quicklaunch buttons on the homescreen just looks so much better.

All-in-all, it's been great - and I am looking forward to the main release, as I am still averse to installing abolutely everything on it quite yet, as it just means even more duplication when the official one arrives. I wonder what the re-partition that's been mentioned will actually do for us (apart from leech storage space)? I mean, I didn't re-partition this one via Odin (although there were partition files in there for 16GB and 32GB), and it runs just fine.

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Ironically, their continued support for the S2 may be doing just that. When potential S3 customers comment on the rumoured lack of support for older models, I pull out my own handset and show them JB 4.1.2.
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Hi, I just updated my galaxy s2 to 4.1.2 but my sim card has locked! Can anyone give me any advice on how to get access to my sim card again? Thanks.
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Hi, I just updated my galaxy s2 to 4.1.2 but my sim card has locked! Can anyone give me any advice on how to get access to my sim card again? Thanks.
Had the same SIM unlock issue when I upgraded. See my post here
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Thanks for the reply. I read about that app on another forum but haven't got the guts to root my phone yet. Isn't there a danger of losing camera function etc? Is there any way around the problem without rooting? Thanks for the response.
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Thanks for the reply. I read about that app on another forum but haven't got the guts to root my phone yet. Isn't there a danger of losing camera function etc? Is there any way around the problem without rooting? Thanks for the response.
Not sure how you'd go about doing that without root, unless you perhaps took it to one of those market stalls and paid to have it unlocked?

There are some quite simple methods of rooting - you could always root, unlock then phone then re-flash the stock firmware back again. That's what I did and it's working perfectly.
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Ok cool your giving me some confidence now. I think I may give rooting a go, have you got a link to the easiest walk through? I've got a samsung galaxy s2 GT-19100.

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Hi, I successfully rooted my phone and all was good until an automatic update came out for Super User and asked me to download and restart. Since then I haven't been able to boot into recovery mode or get past the samsung logo screen. However I can get into download mode. Could anyone give me any tips on what to do? The phone keeps restarting when I'm not in download mode and I need to take the whole battery out. Thanks
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Hi, I successfully rooted my phone and all was good until an automatic update came out for Super User and asked me to download and restart. Since then I haven't been able to boot into recovery mode or get past the samsung logo screen. However I can get into download mode. Could anyone give me any tips on what to do? The phone keeps restarting when I'm not in download mode and I need to take the whole battery out. Thanks
Try wiping cache and dalvik as per post #2 of the Rooting Galaxy S2 - Dummies Guide.

(For Rooted phone queries... please post in the, "All Things Root", section of the forum to avoid confusion. )
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