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Almost half way through 1st Quarter....ICS for sgh-i727?

JRM
I've Been Here Awhile

Anyone know when we can download the new Android O/S. Hopefully, it will manage the battery better thatn Gingerbread.

 

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Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

splashdown
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Re the download capping, I was able to get 32.37Mbps down form Richmond Hill the other day after converting to ICS.

 

I do believe at the moment that we are really just dealing with a Rogers issue. Control Control Control.

 

Also The power is being consumed at twice the rate of Gingerbread. I also may have to stop boasting my pride in getting ICS before the S3 hit the shelves and just go back to being happy.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

AndroidAdam
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Juice Defender FTW I suppose.

My LTE connection is really fast.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

LordZog
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@splashdown wrote:

Re the download capping, I was able to get 32.37Mbps down form Richmond Hill the other day after converting to ICS.

 

I do believe at the moment that we are really just dealing with a Rogers issue. Control Control Control.

 

Also The power is being consumed at twice the rate of Gingerbread. I also may have to stop boasting my pride in getting ICS before the S3 hit the shelves and just go back to being happy.


I can hit 30's, but on UCLE2 and UCLF5, I can hit 50's... I'm not capped at exactly 30, but I know I can do better on a different skyrocket/LTE modem.. Sticking to UCLF5 on CM9 and speedtest is showing me hitting 57MBps...... When I used Rogers UXLF3, I was lucky to get 35Mbps but mostly under 30 on the same server..

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

NewKID
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how do i make the new ICS update look like the same ICS on the Nexus? right now the ICS on my SG2 looks like a mix between Gingerbread and ICS.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

LordZog
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Custom ROM or try Nova launcher or Apex launcher. They won't change everything but its a start. Custom ROM though like CM9 will give you the vanilla ICS look and feel..

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

NewKID
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**bleep**, was hoping to stick with the stock rom. oh well, its not very good with the battery life, so i may as well just root it again.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

LordZog
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Sadly, Samsung was lazy with our update.. All the GS2 line stuck with the GB Touchwiz. It wasn't modified to reflect the visual changes in ICS, hence the S3 using TouchWiz UX.. Let see if the AT&T Skyrocket (Same device as our S2 LTE) gets an updated touchwiz or if they just jump right onto JB 4.1 since, the Skyrocket still didn't get an official ICS release... Can dream, right? 🙂

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

Skyanide
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I backed up my SGII before I upgraded to ICS using Kies. Any idea if I did a phone restore if it will put me back to GB or is that just the data?

 

ICS broke my Bluetooth connection to the car, it keeps connecting and disconnecting. With the distracted driving laws here I can't keep farting around with my phone every time I need to make or receive a call.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

punter1445
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It depends what TYPE of backup you did. If it was a NANDROID backup, then it fully restores your phone to exactly the way it was at the time of the backup, O/S and all. In other words, you can restore the backup right over ICS and you'll be back in Gingerbread once again.

 

If it WASN'T Nandroid, then how much you can recover depends on what backup utility you used.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

Nog
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Not sure if this will help anyone.

But I was having a really bad time with the ics update for my galaxy s2 lte. Everything would lag and typing out text messages was almost impossible. I did a factory reset about an hour ago and now it is functioning as well pre-update. I will be testing it out to see if the lag appears again.

 

Cheers

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

chemenglala
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i didn't do any backup that i know of....i'm a bit of a computer n00b and just updated as i was prompted. any way to go back to GB? With ICS my phone is so so slow and my bluetooth connects and disconnects over and over. I would need detailed instructions to get back or fix these issues if anyone has them....

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

NewKID
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youre gonna have to flash a custom rom to get back to GB. the ICS update actually fixed my bluetooth problem lol.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

Deevusone
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@Nog wrote:

Not sure if this will help anyone.

But I was having a really bad time with the ics update for my galaxy s2 lte. Everything would lag and typing out text messages was almost impossible. I did a factory reset about an hour ago and now it is functioning as well pre-update. I will be testing it out to see if the lag appears again.

 

Cheers


Sid the factory reset wipe all your data on the phone?

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

Ackademics
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I know a lot of us aren't really fond of the update, but has anyone tried rooting 4.04? I've searched XDA and I know it works with GB 2.3.5 but I'm a little skeptic about rooting 4.04

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

AndroidAdam
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I think people aren't too fond of changes period. I'm pretty happy with the update.

I did almost flip a lid when I tried to stream some music from Slacker on my bluetooth speaker and I got a message saying that Wifi and Bluetooth may cause trouble together.

The GS2 wouldn't connect to the speaker. I had to re-pair the two devices. If I remember correctly you could pair bluetooth devices from the notifications section in GB. It appears you have to go to setting > bluetooth to pair a device now.

Not biggie but kind of a drawback.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

actionarv
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Feels like we've been waiting a lifetime for the ICS update. Sadly, my phone works like poop now - galaxy s2 LTE. It used to work solid before ICS.

  

-battery life has been halved, been trying to makes sure all the background draining stuff is all off but it still stinks. 

 

-it's buggy: sometimes the lock does not work correctly and it's super flaky with the 4G, sometimes its fine and sometimes it does not want to connect.

 

-The email app(k9) has software seizures on occasion - I realize this could be the software not playing nice, so maybe not ICS's fault. For now I'll blame the OS update. 

 

So I guess we'll have to wait another 8 years for an update to address this, right? 

Dear Roger(s), could you tell us when this will happen? You make hand over fist money off your cellular customers at least you could relase this stuff faster. 

 

 

 

 

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

LordZog
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With all the problems reported on the Rogers ICS update, there is a reason AT&T haven't released an update for the Skyrocket (Same device as us) and we've had 3 leaks since the Rogers build. Maybe we will get a small update now that we have the OTA update option in our phone settings to fix these issues once AT&T have an official ICS build for the Skyrocket/LTE.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

raymondc
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I upgraded my S2 LTE to the official ICS via KIES yesterday. I am in an LTE area, with an LTE plan and an LTE chip.

Since the upgrade, when I am in LTE mode, I can't receive text messages.

I've called Rogers tech support and they suggested I downgrade to the previous version of Android (Like there is an easy option to do that?). They aslo suggested I try factory reset.

The factory reset did not help.

 

With a vanilla wiped phone, no apps installed, no settings configured, and no Gmail restore or  any other restore of any kind, still can't receive text messages.

 

After lots of fiddling and testing myself, I figured out that if I am in LTE mode, I can't receive texts.

If I change the phone Network Mode from the default GSM/HSPA/LTE (Auto mode) to GSM/HSPA (Auto mode), text messages work fine. In essence, I've disabled LTE.

 

I've tried other threads, and have seen issued regaring calls while in LTE mode. That's not my problem. While in LTE mode, I can receive calls (it automatically switches to 4g), and back to LTE when the call is done.

 

My testing consists of:

Put into GSM/HSPA/LTE (Auto mode)

Wait for data icon to show that I am in LTE. (I have 4 to 5/5 bars of signal btw).

Send text message to myself. Wait up to 5 minutes.

No text messages received.

 

Put into GSM/HSPA (Auto mode)

Wait for data icon to show that I am in 4g mode (Also 4 to 5/5 bars of signal)

Send text message to myself.

Receive text messages within 1-5 seconds.

Momentairly later, will receive previous messages sent in LTE mode (I number my test messages)

 

I'm out of ideas. Anyone else have this problem?

I can't have an LTE phone that I must use in 4g mode or forgo text messages.

 

Rogers' support doesn't help, but I will try this again.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

punter1445
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I don't run ICS on my S2 LTE any longer (I reverted to Gingerbread using a Nandroid Backup I'd made before the converstion). However, a friend of mine is testing ICS again on his S2 LTE, but from a factory reset. He made sure his phone was in LTE and I successfully sent him a text message, which he received right away. He also said he'd been doing a lot of texting today and the phone had been in LTE the entire time.

 

This means there isn't an inherent problem with the Rogers ICS version for the phone. Something must have gone wrong with your specific installation.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

girlonthewing
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Samsung galaxy s2.. How do I update to ICS? Please, step by step instructions.

Re: ICS Update for Galaxy S2 LTE

Banzai
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A couple tips to help speed things up a little bit:

 

Go to Settings/Developer options:

1) TURN OFF the animation scales for Window animation and Transition animation.

     (This helps make applications/windows/pop ups all appear a little faster.  A lot less annoying and should have no adverse effects.)

 

2) TURN ON Force GPU rendering.

     (This will create less load on the CPU and have the GPU take care of what it's best at. The reason you force this is that some apps have not been optimized for ICS (or are just old) and therefore weren't programmed to take advantage of this feature. This forces the apps to use it.  there is a very small chance that this may create an issue for some app out there. if you have any new performance problems with one of your apps, then just turn this back off. no big deal.)

 

 

Cheers!