AT&T Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update live again via Kies

AT&T Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update live again via Kies
A few days ago owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T were suddenly able to access the long awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update. Shortly thereafter the update was removed and AT&T confirmed that the update was not fully tested yet.

Today, users are once again reporting the ability to download the update via Kies. An OTA update still has not rolled out yet, but if you want to make the jump to Android 4.0.3 you’ll just have to do things the old fashion way – USB.

Let’s hope this one stays active and OTA updates begin soon.

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Galaxy S II AT&T
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8.00h talk time)



1. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

any news on Skyrocket?

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011


3. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Will this wipe the device?

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

not that I'm aware of

7. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Okay thanks!

15. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

it only wipes ur system folder ur data will remain untouched in simpler terms, no it will not factory reset ur device


Posts: 87; Member since: May 28, 2012

Enjoying mine 2 weeks ago...

5. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012


8. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Kies...I really hope they've improved that software in the last couple of years. It was really frustrating to deal with and buggy when I had to update the Captivate.

9. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Ahh... you beat me to it.

11. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Kies will always remain b.s. and samsung is extremely idiotic for using it as a means to upgrade phones. My infuse still hasn't seen gingerbread because of that crappy kies software

13. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

root your phone and get ics

21. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I call it a temp phone ill upgrade in a couple of months so I don't pay it to much mind but I don't see why samsung can't just do a ota for all of their phones.

10. doody

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Where is it? I ran kies, and their is no update. Is something suppose to pop up or am I suppose to click something?

12. M1K3YWR19H7

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 31, 2011

how do i update my at&T sgs2 to ics?

14. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

theres this thing called rooting and a custom rom? i don't know if you people have heard of it but you never have to use krappy kies ever again :)

16. doody

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

That's great, so how do I update to ICS using Kies?

17. spinelessrabbit

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 28, 2010

Just update my phone and its running pretty well, no signs of any issues at all.

18. raifid4

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

did you have to backup any of your data not on the external sd card?

19. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

20. bran69

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

samsung kies keeps freezing on me while trying to download the update. need help please..

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Come on, AT&T, put the OTA update out already! You're going to piss off a LOT of customers if there isn't one. I'm going to talk to my boss and see if maybe we can install Kies on one of the demo computers. That way we can update anyone's phone who comes in asking about it.

23. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

At&t, hurry up with the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket update!!!!

24. GeekMovement unregistered

It's kind of sad how Sprint hasn't updated their SGSII to ICS yet. I already have ICS on my SGS3 so I guess I don't need to wait anymore.

25. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I just did my update last night and I'm loving it! The device runs much smoother and much snappier. :-)

26. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

For those who have no idea how to use Kies (like myself), its not difficult at all. I installed Kies via the Samsung website ( ) . It took a few attempts to install, but eventually worked. I launched the software and simply plugged in my phone via USB and I recieved a message for a firmware upgrade. Click "yes" and the upgrade started. Upgraded to ICS yesterday. Gives you all the ICS functions, but it doesn't seem faster. Smoother yes, but more or less the same speed.

27. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

OK I have two complaints. I am truly grateful that we finally got ICS, but seriously why did they leave out the support for NFC, when our devices have the hardware for it? I even called Samsung personally to see if I may have overlooked it and they thought we should have it at first and then they corrected their self and apologized and said that the current update doesn't yet have the support for NFC. WHY?? My guess is they don't want to steal the thunder away from the GS3 since that is a big feature they are advertising for it in their new commercials. Man what a bummer. :( My second issue is that Kies Air doesn't seem to be working anymore. It just crashes. :( I actually don't use it all that often, but it's still a problem seeing how we waited this long for the update. I'd love to know if anyone else is having issues with Kies Air.

28. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

By the way if anyone hasn't figured out yet it appears they decided to change the way we capture screen shots now. Instead of holding the home key and power button; we now need to hold the volume down and the power button for slightly longer then we originally use to and it captures the image and sends it to your task bar for quick access.

29. niceshirt

Posts: 5; Member since: May 17, 2010

Has anyone had an issue downloading via KIES? On overage whats the time to download and install? My phone has been "downloading" and the "firmware upgrade in progress" bar has been at 0% for an hour now. I did everything I was supposed to do... Oh and the main KIES program says "please connect a device".

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