Ice Cream Sandwich update for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II delayed for technical reasons

Ice Cream Sandwich update for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II delayed for technical reasons
Last night, it seems that word had slipped out that the Android 4.0 update was available for the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S II via Kies. Unfortunately, it turned out that the update was available only for a limited time. For those unfamiliar with the process, Kies allows users to connect their Samsung-made device with a PC or Mac using a USB cable. One use of Kies is to install software updates such as Android 4.0 as an alternative to an OTA update.

So why was the Android 4.0 first made available and then apparently pulled? One AT&T customer decided to discuss the matter with an AT&T rep via a Live Chat. And during this chat, the rep said that the update has been delayed due to "Technical Reasons". There is some speculation from Samsung and AT&T reps that the update will be attempted again this coming Saturday, but during the Live Chat, the rep said that he/she had no new details because the update was still in the process of being tested.

Some who managed to download the update before it was pulled are complaining about lag, which might be why the update was pulled to begin with. Those with the device can wait until Saturday and see if they have the opportunity to try again.

source: Phandroid

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Galaxy S II AT&T
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.6



19. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Was this update just for the regular GS2 SGH-i777? Or did it include the GS2 Skyrocket SGH-i727 also?

18. lleej

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I downloaded the update, and have experienced no lag, but I no longer have random reboots and also have greatly improved battery life

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

love ATT they always say technnical issues.. just an excuse to put their crap on a phone... on the bright side when ICS is on the SGSII Jelly Bean 4.1 will be out

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

When I was using my Captivate every day - I never did official updates through the phone directly or KIES - usually someone crated a custom ROM with the same info with even more features.

11. thelegend6657 unregistered

AT&T gs2 is just international will better front right ?

9. jove39

Posts: 2153; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well...does anyone even care about samsung's ics build...i have been running aokp from long time and stock ics gives way better experience than tw launcher.

8. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

xda has a rooted version of the update on their site

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh for crying out loud. Why does AT&T keep insisting on putting Samsung updates out over Kies? They should do it OTA like every f**king body else. If I wanted non OTA updates I'd go for a f**king iPhone 4.

10. thelegend6657 unregistered

iOS now allows ota update HTC's update always been ota Samsung now allows gs2 i9100g to be updated ota Btw KIES is the worst piece of software I ever used and that's the reason why I will be avoiding samsung

16. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Other than iTunes

12. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Aww sad boy

5. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Carrier bloatware.

4. ph00ny

Posts: 2085; Member since: May 26, 2011

so much for that carrier certification GG AT&T

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Dammit! And I was going to download it tonight when I got home. Well I guess this is a good thing. I woulda been pissed if I downloaded a laggy ics. Still annoys me. How long do we gotta wait?

1. wendygarett unregistered

Meanwhile galaxy nexus is upgrading to Android 4.1 a.k.a. jellybean....

3. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Meanwhile the DROID RAZR will get its update in a few days!

6. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Meanwhile Windows phone 8.

13. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

WP8 will come ONLY at he end of 2012 and it can current WP7.x devices can never be updated to it... So what is the use of buying WP7.x devices NOW???? What about users who have bought Lumia800/710/900??? Delayed update is much much better than NO UPDATE, imho... WP7.8 is just a new home-screen + WP7.5... Worse than an eye-wash, imho

15. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Agreed and I just bought Lumia 800(2 weeks ago :( ) But MS/Nokia has no choice, mean while I am happy with my device. WP7.8 update is more than welcome ;)

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