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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by marcjohnson, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. marcjohnson

    marcjohnson Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 5, 2010
    So...I plugged into Kies today on the off chance that the JB update will be there and there was a mesage saying 'Firmware Update Available'

    I accept, download the first part then it gets a chinese message which I accept for the whole process to go round in circles, I thought it might be a Kies problem so updated that and now the 'Firmware Update' is not there.

    Anyone else had this problem where the update was on kies but you couldn't get it working?


  2. tdodd

    tdodd Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    I installed Kies specifically for the task of installing JB on my German Note, since I was not getting the OTA option offered. Despite the clean, vanilla install of freshly downloaded Kies the JB update would not complete. I gave up on Kies, uninstalled it (leaving the drivers installed) and proceeded to use PC Odin to flash the phone instead.

    As it happens I found the install to be poor regarding battery life, even with safe wipes of everything, and used PC Odin once more to return back to ICS. Since then I've now been offered, and accepted, the OTA update for JB. I've let that install and am running with it at the moment. Battery life is still not as good as ICS, but I'm tired of all the ROM swaps so I'm persevering.

    As for Kies, it's so flaky it should probably be a last resort for getting anything done. I can't see me trying it again.

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