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Support I have 2.3.3.. Phone's perfect. Is it worth updating to new firmware?

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  1. Randy

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    I have 2.3.3.. Phone's perfect. Is it worth updating to new firmware?

    I'm on Orange (uk)
     

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    If your phone is perfect I wouldn't bother.

    2.3.4 had noticeable battery improvements for me.
     
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    I've never quite understood the obsession to have the most up to date firmware on a phone at any cost. Also I've read here and on other S2 forums that 2.3.5 has caused real problems for some owners. Just because there are updates out there doesn't mean you have to update.

    If it aint broke don't fix it. ;)
     
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    2.3.3. for me was fine, but battery life was pathetic.

    2.3.4/2.3.5 def made a big improvement on the battery. upgrading to a custom rom, kernel, modem etc made a massive diff with regards to performance and battery life.
     
  5. Randy

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    Mmm, on 2.3.3 my Battery`s been great. I can get 2 days with average use.

    It`s similar to some apps.. I don`t update them either unless there`s a feature I`d like.. cos most of em just go from No Ad`s to With Ad`s..
     
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    I'm still with 2.3.3, nothing wrong with it. Updates break things.
     
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    I have posted previously that i think the phone is a fantastic piece of kit and i am amazed when i read of some folk having this mad race to constantly update it. I have went from 2.3.3 to 2.3.5 and have noticed very few differences. I love the new swype and probably for that reason alone i would suggest an official update when you can. Battery life to me is not a problem, when i look at what the phone can do i would expect to have to charge it daily, otherwise what is the point of a massive screen, GPS, constant on data etc. What i will hold off doing is any kind of unofficial update as i value my warranty more than an extra hour or two battery life.
     
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    I recently updated to 2.3.6 from 2.3.3. Noticably better battery life. Take a nandroid backup before you update (assuming you're rooted) so you can revert in case you don't like it.
     
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    I updated my S2 to 2.3.6 XWKL1 using KIES last Saturday and i must say that the battery life has improved tremendously. I charged my phone fully post the upgrade and played some games, watched some videos, surfed the internet and yet my battery level dropped to 50% on Monday morning.

    I am impressed with this update.
     
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    I have 2.3.6 and checked for update this morning. The screen took a while and finally said that I have an update available but the network is busy and that it will try again later. Dummy me gave it 5 minutes and searched for update again. This time it quickly said that no update found and I could check again in 24 hours.

    Is there a way to kill the 24 hour setting?

    Also does anyone know when and if we are getting ICS?

    Thanks.
     
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    apparently ICS remains very unstable in current form, so probably not coming soon:(
     
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    So apart from the battery improvement... is there anything else?
     

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