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firmware ....worth upgrading ? advice

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SM8, May 21, 2011.

  1. SM8

    SM8 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I got my sgs2 from voda so i assume its branded ...it says BUKE1....kies has no upgrades but it is apparent people have ke2 and ke7 so what are the benefits and should i root and upgrade etc.....dont care about warranty etc but i dont want to brick my phone etc so bit worried should i do it

    So far phone has been immense ....battery isnt the best but gave me hours of.constant browsing yesterday etc

    Any help appreciated

  2. eclap

    eclap Member

    I also have the vodafone one and I put ke7 on it. Took 5 minutes and got rid of the bloatware. Recommended!
  3. SM8

    SM8 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    How do you do it? Whats the best way im scared if messing up the phone !
  4. elektrobix

    elektrobix Member

    I'm with vodafone too. I was also wondering what are the benefits of upgrading to this latest firmware, no one seems to know what it actually is that is improved apart from the auto-brightness feature? (and mine appears to be working fine).

    I've changed firmware on a HTC Hero and the advantages were obvious but i'm not sure what you gain with this?
  5. eclap

    eclap Member

    Theres a link here with everything you need to know. I used odin. Pretty straight forward really...
  6. GMScribe

    GMScribe Lurker

    Hi guys,

    I've rooted my vodafone galaxy s II but am still told I can't update the firmware, are there any further steps required?

  7. eclap

    eclap Member

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  8. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

  9. eclap

    eclap Member

    change logs seem to be a dying breed... so many patches/firmwares/updates are released for games/computers/phones with no change logs. shame really. it doesn't take a genius to write a few lines of text.

    Anyway, KE7 will give you...

    new music hub icon lol
    better battery life
    it'll get rid of all your vodafone bloatware
    your total available ram jumps from 834mb to 837mb
    somehow my phone uses less ram now as well, which is handy
    and it feels nippier.

    I also rooted it and froze a few apps I'll never use so the last point might be down to that. It's worth it though, you're not losing anything, maybe 5 minutes of your time. I recommend going KE7.

    EDIT: Just realised that you're probs not on Vodafone... but it'll get rid of any bloatware for you... nice stock samsung firmware. spot on :)

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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