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General new thread for ics official update release

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jammie1212, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. dunjamon

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    I would have expected the unbranded to be released first. Teaches me to go out and buy a handset unlocked.
     

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    Has anyone in the UK had the Official ICS update through Kies yet? I've been checking since yesterday (19th) but nothing. I've looked at my handset and it's all unlocked & unbranded, bought it from phones4u, dialed a code on my phone (can't remember which code now, if anyone knows please repost) but this code brought up that my handset was networked unlocked.

    I was under the impression that If your phone was unlocked then you wouldn't have to wait for the Networks to release the ROM (Orange in my case) as your handset would be classed as simfree, with no bloatware????

    If anyone could shed some light on this, that would be brilliant.
     
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    Got a unlocked sim free s2 still no update :(
     
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    Thats brilliant but for some reason or another I cant update through Kies is there anywhere I can download the update and do it via Odin ?
     
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    I've got an unbranded sim free S2 bought from Amazon.co.uk :( and I'm bored now with checking to see if the update is there. Patience was never one of my strong points lol
     
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    I can see what you mean. i got an orange branded phone but paid to get a code to unlock it and now it is sim free and im with O2. my android version is currently 2.3.5 so i dunno where i stand with the update. any ideas.
     
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    Lol fragglemoo, same here, been checking since yesterday constantly throughout the day and still nothing. knowing that my phone was unlocked I worked myself up to thinking I'd get my update as soon as it was released, oh how wrong I was, hope I don't have to wait on Orange and if I do I pray a load of bloatware isn't added.
     
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    Weird how Three can get the release, and push it out even before the unlocked phones get it.
     
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    I've done denial, then angry, followed by pleading. Guess I'm just gonna have to accept I'll have to wait :)
     
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    :)
     
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    O2 in the UK have tweeted early April as the release for ICS on SGSII.

    *waits a while longer*
     
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    I'm on 3 and downloaded the ics update last night via odin as I couldn't get it to work through kies. There's a lot of new promising looking stuff but the touchscreen seems 'sticky' when scrolling vertically through lists and the battery life is woeful at the moment. where as I would have dropped to about 75% normally with my usage, on ics it's now under 60%. I've listened to about 2 hr's of music
    Which wouldn't usually dent the battery, but is showing a wakelock of 22%. I don't know whether to give it a day or two, or roll back to 2.3
     
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    Someone knows when its coming out for Albania? SG2 unlocked
    Thanks guys :)
     
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    if you look on the Vodafone eforum then you will see from VF they are working on it and will release ASAP
     
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    I upgraded last night through kies, and it's awesome. Has the ability to let you freeze apps in the application menu! No bugs to report, I'm on 3 in the uk.
     
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    Ive gone back to 2.3.6. Battery life on ics halved, jerky touchscreen, wifi not re-enabling. Ill try again when samsung/three have sorted it !
     
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    I'm on 3, installed ICS this afternoon, battery does seem to be getting hammered but it might be a live wallpaper I've added - might go back to the previous wallpaper and see how that works out.

    No issues with the touchscreen or wifi or anything on my phone though.

    Can't see what's so exciting about it so far. Face unlock is an interesting novelty for five minutes...
     
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    This is really sad. Totally unlocked international S2 in the UK and nada... What a waste of time, effort and money.

    Like others out there that opted for SIM free - I kind of smugly expected updates sooner than the "rest".

    The fact that 3 have actually rolled out really rubs it in. :D
     
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    agreed!!!
     
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    Yeah.. It rubs it in... Unless three have pushed out an update without testing thoroughly... Which could be why they've even beaten the non-carrier version
     
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    All very fishy if you ask me.....
    samsung could quite easily have pushed the update to unbranded phones.
    wouldnt surprise me if 3 had paid some back handers to get it out first....

    they are doing alot at the moment to (TRY) enhance the bad reputation theyve got.
     
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    But ain't the carriers supposed to get the firmware the same time as the Sim free phones, hence why the branded phones are usually getting the update later. Its certainly a different way of doing things for sure.
    Anyway listening to some threads, it might be worth the wait if things need ironing out.
     
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    Sort of same here. O2 phone but unlocked (by O2 provided code).
    But I suspect 'unlocked' does not make the phones sim free (as is sim free firmware), just removes the barrier to loading official sim free firmware.
    My firmware is still clearly O2's - CSC:KJ1 (O2U)

    Suppose we will only really know once O2 or sim free firmware is released.
     
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    It's XXLPQ firmware with 3 stuff added. It, unbranded, was available last week and i'm a little surprised they put this out over...

    ...The later DXLP7 firmware which, for me, seems much more stable.
     
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    I really really really hope we don't end up with a situation like the last update when unlocked was so down the list they didn't even bother. Come on Samsung - customer service and all that.
     

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