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Old June 25th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Current Phone: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 shg-i777

I was recently able to get the ICS 4.0.3 update through Kies. One the update was installed, the performance is slower and glitchy. When I try to scroll from page to page or up and down through menu's, it feels slow and glitches. When I touch the camera icon, it takes a second or two before it activates. When I exit out of the camera, it I see a blank home screen and a few seconds later, the icons are added. ICS is supposed to be faster and smoother. The version supplied by Kies on Sunday evening has bunches of bugs and is slow. I though it was the launcher. So, I tried GO Launcher and NOVA Launcher. Both launchers had the same issues as the Stock launcher supplied by AT&T on ICS.

Does anyone have any work arrounds arround these issues? I'm currently disappointed with ICS!

What are everyones elses reactions with the AT&T ICS release?
I had to restart my phone a couple of times. try that.

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I just installed ICS on my Galaxy s2. First thing I did was ditch the Touchwiz for Apex launcher with the default ICS theme. My phone runs better than it did before the upgrade. From all the complaints in here I believe most of the performance hit is with the newer Touchwiz and not the ICS update itself.

Can anyone else confirm?
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I just installed ICS on my Galaxy s2. First thing I did was ditch the Touchwiz for Apex launcher with the default ICS theme. My phone runs better than it did before the upgrade. From all the complaints in here I believe most of the performance hit is with the newer Touchwiz and not the ICS update itself.

Can anyone else confirm?
I am running Touchwiz and it's very speedy. I dont have any issues.

Battery Wise:
Prior to ICS at 2pm on an average day I was at 30% remaining.
Today with ICS and lots of interaction with the phone I am at 63%.

I think on a normal day where I am not screwing around with the phone too much I might actually be at 75% at 2pm which is amazing compared to my Gingerbread experience.
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I was having an issue installing the update. It would freeze at any given percentage. Running emergency firmware recovery would also freeze at a random percentage.

PROBLEM: phone was connected to a front (case) USB port, even though it is USB 2.0.
FIX: plug phone directly into a motherboard USB 2.0 (or higher) port. Emergency firmware recovery went through 100%, and installed ICS 4.0.3 firmware. I also did not lose any apps, settings, or data.

I use my case's USB ports very often, for external hard drives, phone docking, camera docking, flash drives, you name it. Never had an issue until this.

Performance so far seems equal or improved to 2.3.6 (NOTE: I have not rooted the phone nor installed any third party launchers/UIs.) I also gained "4G" emblem in task bar, as opposed to HSPA+ emblem while running 2.3.6. Running SpeedTest seems to reflect much better data transfer rates; connecting to a server ~800 miles away (for whatever reason, this is the closest server the app finds now) reflected 750 kb/s download, 195 kb/s upload.

Only issue I've run into so far is Tasker app crashing when I try to make any changes within it -- it functions as it should so long as I don't launch its frontend.

Can't comment on battery life yet; I've only been playing with it for an hour. No drastic battery % loss so far, at least.
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did a factory reset. don't know if it made a difference. but I think it was a good idea.
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here's an interesting tidbit:
Exciting News for Samsung Galaxy SŪ II Customers
apparently we will get ics soon!! lol
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here's an interesting tidbit:
Exciting News for Samsung Galaxy SŪ II Customers
apparently we will get ics soon!! lol
Does that include Skyrocket? It does not specify.
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I also "dropped Apple to get the GSII," and I certainly know how to update firmware -- I've been doing it for nearly 20 years! With that said, my firmware update to ICS 4.0.3 froze at 27% for over two hours. Performed a hard reset, ran emergency firmware recovery in Kies, and THAT froze at 54%. Samsung live chat support is hilariously useless -- I asked how long is an acceptable amount of time for the update to be frozen in place, and their response was (verbatim) "It will take time to finish the preocess. Please wait for sometime. It will tae 5-to 30 minustes."
Haha thanks for the support. Same things happened to me. Granted, my phone is now working, but still....to go through all that trouble? Seems a bit crazy to me. And to the guy who posted above you, having a phone brick because of an official upgrade doesn't make someone dumb, makes them unlucky!
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here's an interesting tidbit:
Exciting News for Samsung Galaxy SŪ II Customers
apparently we will get ics soon!! lol
Thanks for that link. Can't wait to try it out.

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This was on Engadget as well: ICS officially available for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II beginning tomorrow -- Engadget
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Does that include Skyrocket? It does not specify.
Good question. I would like to know as well. The article talks about the i777.
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I just updated this morning. I was rooted, no problems. It kept all my apps and data, widgets and the whole bit, even left Go Launcher up.
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I just updated this morning. I was rooted, no problems. It kept all my apps and data, widgets and the whole bit, even left Go Launcher up.
Nice! How does go launcher work for you after the update? Mine seemed a bit laggy, so I switched it back to TW. Works super smooth now.
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I updated my G2 yesterday... it took awhile.. but no problems.. after several reboots, it's been awesome.. very nice look and feel to the ICS interface.. great fonts.. very smooth response and action to the nice looking menus.. the facial recognition for screen unlook is too cool!!
Only one app had issues withthe upgrade.. the Smasung Desktop Docking app.. HA!!

I ran Quadrant on my phone this morning, just to check it out.. before on GB, I was averaging 3500-3800, with ICS, I'm running about 4400-4600 consistantly.. my guess is that ICS makes better use of the system resources!.. FTW!!

Very happy with this.. this phone was MADE for ICS..!
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so far so good. Seems to freeze, but this could also be GO launcher which I'm trying out.
Also, from a power usage standpoint, jury is out. I was reorganizing my home pages and downloading apps, and power went down from 70% to 30% in 2 hours.
I'm not sure about the factory ICS base, but I'm on an ICS Rom and battery life is flat out awesome. I use Go LauncherEX as well with no issues. Came with Apex but removed it with TiBu. This phone runs so smooth and fast on ICS that I don't see a need to upgrade this year, even with the GS3. I'm going to wait and see what the next Nexus is like though, otherwise waiting another year will be no problem with this phone.
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I am a big fan of go launcher. It hasn't ever failed the but, The first time my phone started It was just a little sluggish. It seems to be ok now.
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Tried updating yesterday three times. Each time it was stuck at 0% for at least 10 minutes each.

Two of the times it notified me that the battery was low, but continued anyway (it was being charged via USB...)

Anyone have any trouble updating?
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Will I need to re-root my phone after this update? If yes, how?

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EDIT: Nevermind, found it!
How to Root ICS on AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777! | Galaxy S2 Root
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I am a big fan of go launcher. It hasn't ever failed the but, The first time my phone started It was just a little sluggish. It seems to be ok now.
now that youre on ICS, i recommend looking at apex launcher or nova launcher as they are both ICS optimized. I own the pro versions of each and prefer nova, but i recommend anyone new to ICS to give them a try
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I'm still looking for something to hit me really hard so I can justify why I upgraded. There are a few features that I noticed have changed but nothing that floors me yet.
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Will I need to re-root my phone after this update? If yes, how?

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How to Root ICS on AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777! | Galaxy S2 Root

That works great! I just rooted for the first time using that! Thanks! I am now backing up my original rom. Thanks again!
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Anyone else having a problem with the ICS camera and gallery after upgrading? I keep getting a "Media Scanner Running..." message then the home screen comes back up. When I go to the Gallery I get the same message. I've restarted multiple times, but it doesnt go away. I did not do a factory reset after upgrading.
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now that youre on ICS, i recommend looking at apex launcher or nova launcher as they are both ICS optimized. I own the pro versions of each and prefer nova, but i recommend anyone new to ICS to give them a try
I just downloaded them. They each have their own good things about them but nothing that would make me want to use either over Go Launcher. The speed between the three seems to be about the same. If I didn't already have something I'd use one or both of them. But I haven't uninstalled them yet!
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Possible stupid question...is 4.0.3 seriously the update or did they drop 4.0.4 yesterday?
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Possible stupid question...is 4.0.3 seriously the update or did they drop 4.0.4 yesterday?
I installed .3, don't have .4 as an update unless it comes out later.
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It's def. 4.0.3.
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I've had messaging screw up as well as screen freezes a few times. If it keeps up I'll find another ROM. Camera 360 also force closed, first time since I installed it.

I uninstalled Nova Launcher and Apex, no lockups since.
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You know, I vaguely remember an Apple iPhone "update" that took some 6 hours to load. I forget which version of the system it was, but that was a bit tense, not to mention frustrating. So this one is a bit temperamental, from what I'm reading. If the official update had bricked my phone, I'd be spitting nails.
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Updated both phones last night. Each one took about 20 minutes.

Other than the look and feel, it doesn't seem all that dramatic although I'm not the gear head I used to be so I haven't dug into it much. Some things seem to be smoother, however.

My only complaint, really is that it moved all my custom menu items around and I had to recreate all of them. I'm sure I could have restored something from my backup but it wasn't all that dramatic.

Some apps had updates to them. Again, no biggie.

Seems like it's quite all right.

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Updated last night using my Mac. No issues, took about 20 minutes.
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That works great! I just rooted for the first time using that! Thanks! I am now backing up my original rom. Thanks again!
Can you tell me what are the benefits of rooting your phone, and how you are backing up your ROM?

Sorry for stupid question. I imagine removing all of the AT&T bloatware would be a benefit, but I sort of ignore these and get on with my life. So I'm curious as to benefits?

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well the first benefit is you can flash a new rom. haven't done this yet, but should be cool. with the kernel I flashed to you can dual boot. you can back up your entire phone onto your sd card using clockwork mod (that's how I backed up my rom). you can backup and restore your apps via titianium. I am sure there are plenty of other reasons if anyone wants to chime in...
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I upgraded my s2 to ICS and im using the apex launcher now. Is anyone here using this laucher? cause I am having trouble capturing the screen, home+power doesn't work anymore. I don't know if this has to do with the ICS or the apex launcher, as the screen capture command may be different.

Also, I find that it takes longer time to show the lock screen when I press the power key when my phone is idle, as in it takes more time for the lock screen to show up. Anyone having this problem?
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After loading updated kies and then ICS my phone worked fine with the exception of my google search and web won't work. Sounds like some smart folks out here...do any of you have an idea how to fix this problem. I can go to u-tube or use other programs that use internet as in g-mail but I get a white screen and it flips back to my home screen after about 8 seconds when I tap browser. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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I seem to be having issues keeping my Plantronics bluetooth headset connected but still working on the issue.

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well the first benefit is you can flash a new rom. haven't done this yet, but should be cool. with the kernel I flashed to you can dual boot. you can back up your entire phone onto your sd card using clockwork mod (that's how I backed up my rom). you can backup and restore your apps via titianium. I am sure there are plenty of other reasons if anyone wants to chime in...
First of all, thank you for your response. At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, I don't understand what you're saying. What is the advantage of flashing a new "rom"? (just what is that?). I can understand how backing up the phone onto my sd card would be a tremendous boon, but as for the rest, you lost me.

I am not a total luddite - I really can use my phone to do everything I need - very fast. But the whole flashing/rooting/etc. escapes me.
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First of all, thank you for your response. At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, I don't understand what you're saying. What is the advantage of flashing a new "rom"? (just what is that?). I can understand how backing up the phone onto my sd card would be a tremendous boon, but as for the rest, you lost me.

I am not a total luddite - I really can use my phone to do everything I need - very fast. But the whole flashing/rooting/etc. escapes me.

A rom and the kernel together are like the OS in your computer. I don't pretend to understand it all, and probably am not the one to explain it all. But backing this stuff up and then reflashing it to a different rom and/or kernel will change the entire experience on the phone. And you will have to start over in terms of setting up your phone with a new rom. That's the best I can do. Sorry. Anyone else want to add to this?
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FYI I used Odin to unbrick / flash my phone.

http://www.ponack.net/designgears/briefmobile/I777UCLD4_OneClick_943bb6cb1d5fe44e82e9a9ede4678d2 c.exe

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Guys, this /\ above unbricked my SII ATT.... key is that you have to have the latest version of Odin which is currently 1.8.5 loaded already, and you also have to have the most current version of Kies drivers updated and loaded on you PC. I still like the rooted sikyah version the best of all, this one is a huge battery suck with all the bloatware. But I can't get sikyah to load up the latest version from the z image files... I'm technically challenged when I get on the XDA board with all the gurus of code and software, I'm not geeky or smart enough.
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It shouldn't, but you may find that there are apps that aren't entirely compatible with ICS and will need to be updated. As far as your documents and media files, they should stay the same. All effort has been expended to make this an in-place update, but going from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich is a major step and I'd highly recommend that once you update you perform a factory reset and reinstall everything just to clean up the OS. Make sure you back up ALL your important data before you do, or you could lose it.

I believe the update is 4.0.3
Lunatick59 if i have done an upgrade to ICS and do a factory reset wont it go back to gingerbread? or will it reset to the latest ICS?
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Lunatick59 if i have done an upgrade to ICS and do a factory reset wont it go back to gingerbread? or will it reset to the latest ICS?
A factory reset will clear all user data but leave the device at the current android version.
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I am using the new upgrade 4.0.3 and it's much slower, GS2 ATT. Is there a patch to make the speed at least the same as the previous version?
There isn't a patch to speed it up, but the best thing you can do is a factory reset. This solves most of the issues after a large update. Just beware that you'll have to backup all of your data before the reset and reinstall your apps after. I know it's a huge hassle, but the phone will run much better afterwards.
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Just wondering how everyone is liking ICS now? I see some of you had updated to it in June.

My phone still says I have latest software. Haven't taken the time to hook phone to kies and check there.
I am not unhappy with my phone now and hope if I update to ICS I won't regret it.
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Just wondering how everyone is liking ICS now? I see some of you had updated to it in June.

My phone still says I have latest software. Haven't taken the time to hook phone to kies and check there.
I am not unhappy with my phone now and hope if I update to ICS I won't regret it.
I like it overall. But I get SMS lockups on occasion and it bugs me.
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Thanks. Gcobb, how is battery life with ICS?
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I have no issues with power unless I have GPS and waze going for hours. Everything else about battery life is good. Not 1 day after I read the message about random reboots, mine started doing that. I see no pattern and doesn't always happen even. It's just a soft restart.
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I have galaxy s2 2.5.4 and I go to kies and it never says there is a update? Any ideas
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