Galaxy S2 O/S update - confusedSupport

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  1. AlmostAGeek

    AlmostAGeek New Member

    Let me begin by saying I have searched and read the threads in this forum for the last couple of hours hoping to find an answer to my questions. It was not a waste of time as I've learned so much during that time that I didn't know I needed to know...and for that I thank you all!

    I have owned the Samsung Galaxy S2 now for 4 days from T-Mobile. It did an update two days ago and I am currently on Android Version 2.3.6.

    I have installed Kies on my PC and went through all of the instructions. It currently tells me I have an update available:


    Can someone tell me where this will put me in the big scope of things? I hear version numbers and version names and now the info above.

    My understanding of this is:

    Ice Cream - 4.#.#
    Honeycomb - 3.#.#
    Gingerbread - 2.#.#

    I guess the bottom line question is: Where will this update through Kies put me as far as versions go?

    Which is the better approach...updating through Kies or waiting for T-mobile to push the updates?

    Any insight would be most appreciated!

    FYI - my daughter got her S2 two weeks ago and it came with Ice Cream.

  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Hi AlmostAGeek :ciao: Welcome to the forums!

    T989UVKID = version 2.3.5 Gingerbread
    T989UVKL1 = version 2.3.6 Gingerbread
    T989UVLDE = version 2.3.6 Gingerbread update
    T989UVLE1 = version 4.0.3 ICS
    T989UVLH1 = version 4.0.4 ICS

    So you would be going from the last Gingerbread 2.3.6 update to the latest version of ICS.

    The ICS updates are not available OTA (Over The Air - Pushed) and as far as I know, will only be available through Kies.

    Glad to have you here. Enjoy your new phone! :)
  3. AlmostAGeek

    AlmostAGeek New Member

    Thank you Atmazz - that actually clears it up quite nicely :)

    I have begun the upgrade through Kies and get the following message (as well as 7 others that are pretty benign):

    The device has been modified with a customized software may cause upgrade failure, unstable mobile phone operation, and/or other problems.

    Should this be a concern???????

    Again, a big thank you for clearing up the versions confusion!!
  4. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    I'm really not sure. I don't recall getting a message like that. I don't understand what customized software it could be talking about since its a new phone and said you could upgrade.

    After upgrading, if you have any problems, it is usually a good idea to do a factory reset. That will normally clear everything up.
  5. AlmostAGeek

    AlmostAGeek New Member

    I will start it again in the morning when I have the whole day just in case I run into any problems. I will post back either way :)

    Thanks again for all of you help....
  6. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    You're welcome. :) Keep us posted.

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