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    The new firmware will have reset the 'fuel gauge' chip - it will take several days of use to recalibrate according to your usage.

    The unbranded firmware has to be tested and certified problem-free against all networks before release; that's at least five in the UK alone. When it does roll out, I also expect it to be staggered to avoid network congestion or corrupted downloads.

    The update will be the O2 firmware, in that case.

    .... but won't be tested and signed-off. XXLPQ will be what they received from Samsung with clearance to test and release.
     

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    If it's any consolation my last phone was an HTC on 3 and was one of the last to receive whatever Android version it was that turned up while I owned it.

    SRSLY?

    When I first got this phone one of the first things that impressed me about it was the battery life - from day one. Is there really some bit of hardware in there that optimises the battery according to the way the individual uses it? Seems pretty unlikely.
     
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    Got the update yesterday via kies.
    I'm encountering some problems though:
    1. Notification alert disappears from time to time
    2. Default browser not working
    3. Seems to eat up my battery faster

    How they can fix this
     
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    Yeah, 'srsly'.... :rolleyes:
     
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    Really? On what carrier?
     
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    I had a unlocked Nokia from 3 on vodafone but tou couldnt remove the 3 add ons. So i suspect that unlocked only means that you can use any sim but not fully unlocked firmware & apps
     
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    There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about the difference between unlocked & unbranded, or at least confusing mis-use of words.

    As I understand (feel free to correct me) Unlocked simply refers to the SIM, meaning you can put any SIM in the phone. I don't think (correct or not?) that this has any impact on when the firmware updates.

    Unbranded means that the firmware is not carrier specific - ie it has no Carrier bloatware on it (Carrier boot screen, shops etc). So if you want the firmware not to be Carrier Specific - you mean/want Unbranded. It is the branded/unbranded nature of your firmware that dictates when you get the update.

    I think! :)
     
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    Either way - no ICS for phones not tied to a network
     
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    Really don't understand peoples confusion between unlocked and unbranded

    Unlocked means that any sim card will work in the phone

    Unbranded means you don't see your networks brand all over the phones software like logos etc...

    Like a tin of soup or baked beans without any labels

    Can't be any clearer than this
     
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    But that thread was on the 13th. hope voda get it out sharpish.
     
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    Seems like they made Social Hub worse - the default view is now 'Feeds', no way to change that, and clicking 'Messages' takes you to a mixed view of SMS and Email with no way to change that either. Also when I delete an email despite having it set to show me the next oldest email it goes back to the list view and takes a few seconds to remove the email I've just deleted.

    Fairly rubbish. I liked the old one. :/
     
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    Just updated via kies for the three (UK) network.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
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    Anyway way of checking if your handset is unlocked and unbranded? I'm sure its a code to key in starting with #, I'm sure my handset is both, always thought if it was unlocked/unbranded you didn't have to wait for the networks to update your firmware or am I wrong? Will I still have to wait for orange as that's who my contract is with?
     
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    *#7465625#

    It spells out simlock :)

    And its unbranded if your csc code says XEU in it. XEU is the generic unbranded european firmware code.
     
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    cheers vinny

    Just checked and everything is showing as off.
     
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    No update here in India yet... :( waiting...
     
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    "Samsung UK is working hard to bring Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to our Galaxy S II customers. We are unable to confirm exact dates as the software testing and approval process is subject to several variables, but we are working as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience."

    ~SamsungUK Twitter
     
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    Classic quote from "the disgruntled S2 owner":

    I'm surprised he didn't add, "So there!" at the end. Why do I imagine a pram with a pile of discarded teddies around it? :D
     
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    A trolling mod?
     
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    Read the quote again. Declaring that both Samsung's entire product range and all Android handsets are "a pile of pants" simply because of a delayed update to the GS2 is frankly absurd.

    Clear now?
     
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    Back in the days of waiting for Froyo on my unbranded HTC Legend, Vodafone released the update before anyone else, including unbranded phones. So it does not surprise me that Three does have it first. There probably has been a commercial agreement of some sort, so that Three get a head start on it, and can hence attract customers who desperately want ICS.

    I installed the Polish version of ICS on my SGS II a couple of weeks ago via Odin. Was initially disappointed, as TouchWiz obliterated most of what I expected - so I now run with Nova Launcher Prime! :D Couldn't be happier with it to be honest!
     
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    Think O2 have it now as well. I hope this isn't the operators holding it up because that's why I didn't go direct to orange for my hand set (and the bloatware). Getting really annoying now
     
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    Please anyone can check my version of my samsung galaxy S II can be updated to 4.0 ice cream

    heres the info

    PDA: I9100UHKI2
    PHONE: I9100UHKI1
    CSC: I9100TPAKI2

    thanks in advance
     
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    Mine is an unlocked, unbranded model I bought whilst passing through Hong Kong.
    My SIM card is from my account with LUXGSM.
     
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