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Tips Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I getting Android 2.3.6 update in India

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  1. socrates0

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    Hmm there was a small patch (update) to KIES some days ago. Cool what is the size of the update & how long did it take. I suppose you used WiFi :) & what are the changes as compared to 2.3.4 in India.
     

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    The lock screen is changed to 4.0 style, few changes in icons and mostly the performance is improved... still trying to figure out what are all the changes in 2.3.6.. OTA download size was 14mb, used wifi so it was quick installation took about 10 to 15 minutes...
     
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    Is this the right way about going in for the OTA update. Go to Menu->Settings->About Phone-> Software Update. In my case Sign up.
     
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    It is the right way.. it is asking you to sign in with your Samsung account... if you don't you can just sign up for one by going to "Samsung account" in "software update" menu.
     
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    Hi all, i have upgraded my galaxy ace to android 2.3.6 via phone itself it took 40 mins for up gradation.here are some new features which i want to share.

    1.blue colour added at the bottom and top .
    2.battery improvement is amazing :)
    3.home screen clock display shifted to bottom.
    4.very fast and responsive.
    5.new kind of notifications on home screen while msg,call comes.
    6.new unlock system
    7.fast charging,battery is not getting hot while charging.
    8.in the gallery section added zoom in and out icons .but i found something wrong with the pan images its not smooth panning.
    9.camera enchantments ,video recording is far better now (great improvement) :).

    cheers....
     
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    tried updatin throuth OTA bt it show no updates available :(
     
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    is the any changelog released by samsung for the update?
     
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    How much more memory (RAM) has this new update consumed?
     
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    RAM consumption is less compared to 2.3.4 and even Internal memory freed up a bit... performance is really improved and battery drain is also less
     
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    After I read this I was a bit skeptical but after your inputs I am feeling brave :). Will try it over the weekend unless I become a coward again :D
     
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    Did you take backups of all your data sms/contacts/notes/appointments/photos etc. I suppose all that is lost during the update.
    Do you have to remove the memory card/sim during this procedure?
     
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    You might want to take a back up just in case but you won't lose anything by updating. Nothing needs to be removed either, just go for it! It's an official update so the chance of something going wrong is very slim..

    I wish O2 would get the 2.3.6 update out over here!
     
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    Updated from 2.3.4 to 2.3.6 today. OTA & not thru KIES :). Downloaded in less than 5 minutes but the installation took at least 30+ minutes. In fact I was wondering if the update had got stuck midway but it went thru slowly (patience in not my strong point). Like others have mentioned I noticed this (immediately on starting).
    1) Home screen clock display shifted to bottom.
    2) New unlock system. Can be confusing as there no direction on what to do.
    3) No problem (so far) in browsing thru the gallery.
    4) There is a slight different in accessing the contacts/sms/logs. Basically the first three buttons frm the left side.
    Will update in due course as & when I notice an upgradation/degradation in performance.

    @wearethestorm You were right I didn't loose any data But I had taken a backup of everything, just in case :)
     
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    Just noticed that the ringtone for receiving a sms & the delivery report is the same - no matter what ringtone you have applied :( Bloody inconvenient
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    When the phone gets charged I do not get s sound notification like in 2.3.4
    Has anyone noticed the same? I wonder what the 'Notification' ringtone is used for? :(
    @dhawanmohinish You have mentioned 'new kind of notifications on home screen while msg,call comes.' Is this same as what I mentioned in this post? My ringtone for incoming calls has not changed.
     
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    There is a Samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830i....I own one and I am 2.3.6..please don't assume there is no such thing before you are absolutely sure.
     
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    I tried updating via ota but my phone reboots and gives error update failed
     
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    @avidroidian: Please check out my post #39 above & tell me if this is also what you have. Thanks :)
     
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    is d update gvn in batches accrdin to d phone built date??
    coz i hve still nt gt ne update n my cel built date shows sept 2011
     
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    I'm from Finland and i've updated my ace to 2.3.6 like 4months ago...
    :D
     
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    Even i bought the same last week. It is 5830i with 832 and 2.3.6.
    Place: Bangalore

    Battery seems to be really bad. I charge it previous night and without much usage it goes off by evening around 5 or 6.:(
     
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    the battery life will improve once you get a hang of it......5830i in Bangalore, must be a new model, i bought from marathalli Mobile Store in bangalore about 5 months back and i didn't come with an 'i'
     
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    5830i is d new samsung galaxy ace plus
     
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    S5830 got 2.3.6 in india
    i updated it today via kies!
    new features-
    new icon for notes
    dailer
    different display when you pick up calls
    and now you can switch between home screens from right to left also!
     

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