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

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 17th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Phone not functioning properly (AT&T)

I'm trying to replace my dying Samsung Captivate s1. I had an issue with my s2 that I couldn't fix about 8 months ago which is why I'm still using my s1. I think now is the time to get it working how it should. I bought the s2 when I was in Bahrain for work, back then it was working with the Batelco network which is one of the service providers out there. I had the phone rooted at one time and was running a beta version of ICS before there was an update available for the s2. Basically what I'm saying is the phone was working perfectly fine then. As soon as I got back to the states I decided to flash it back to factory settings, which is...

Model: GT-9100
Version: 2.3.5
Baseband: I9100XXKI4
Kernel: 2.6.35.7-I9100JPKJ2-CL655700
root@DELL143 #2
Build: GINGERBREAD.JPKJ2

The above is the current flash. The phone drops calls constantly, signal is very inconsistent, 3g doesn't work, my blue tooth ear peace won't connect, and samsung KIES can't find firmware updates. So basically anything useful about this phone doesn't work.

I've tried to find the factory kernel because I don't think the current one is right. It seems not many people have the "JPKJ2" version because I've looked concerning the issues.

If anyone has info that would resolve my issue or point me in the right direction that would be awesome. And of course thanks for your time.

Advertisements
KazmanN is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 18th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ironass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cotswolds, England
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,745
 
Device(s): SGS5 SM-G900F. Rooted. KitKat 4.4.4. CM11 ROM. Baseband: NJ1. CM kernel+TWRP.
Carrier: Vodafone

Thanks: 1,192
Thanked 3,946 Times in 2,599 Posts
Default

Hello and welcome to Android Forums KazmanN!

Quote:
Originally Posted by KazmanN View Post
Model: GT-[COLOR=9100
Version: 2.3.5
Baseband: I9100XXKI4
Kernel: 2.6.35.7-I9100JPKJ2-CL655700
root@DELL143 #2
Build: GINGERBREAD.JPKJ2

The above is the current flash. The phone drops calls constantly, signal is very inconsistent, 3g doesn't work,
This is the OJP, Gingerbread, Samsung firmware for the Middle East which contains the European modem, (baseband), XX, which is not particularly compatible with North American networks.

Quote:
and samsung KIES can't find firmware updates.
So basically anything useful about this phone doesn't work.
For reasons that the phone will not update via Kies, see under the heading, "ICS is available for my code but I cannot update", in post #1, here.

My suggestion would be to flash the only North American firmware for the Galaxy S2, which is for the M variant. M stands for the modem software which is more compatible with N. American, (Canadian), networks.

The unbranded, Gingerbread, firmware for this is, I9100MBMCLD3.
__________________
Did you know that hitting the Thanks button is quicker than typing it and the Search button is your friend.

Dummies Guides Rooting Galaxy S4 * Know Your S4 * Update Problems * Knox Security * Bloatware * GPS
ironass is online now  
Last edited by ironass; December 18th, 2012 at 05:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2012, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sorry for the late reply. I've tried the firmware you recommended, and so far so good. The only issue I'm having now is the bluetooth isn't working still. I've read up on it, and it seems to be a kernel issue The good thing is the phone is actually functional now.

I'll keep reading up on it. Thanks again
KazmanN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2012, 05:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ironass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cotswolds, England
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,745
 
Device(s): SGS5 SM-G900F. Rooted. KitKat 4.4.4. CM11 ROM. Baseband: NJ1. CM kernel+TWRP.
Carrier: Vodafone

Thanks: 1,192
Thanked 3,946 Times in 2,599 Posts
Default

Try, "Clear data", in Settings > Applications > All > Bluetooth Share and then reboot.
ironass is online now  
Reply With Quote
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 01:33 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.