U.S. unlocked Galaxy S IIs starting to see ICS update

U.S. unlocked Galaxy S IIs starting to see ICS update
The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II made its debut in several countries, including Poland, Hungary, Sweden, and Korea, back in March. Taking that into consideration, U.S. Galaxy S II owners might be wondering when they can expect to get their scoop.

Well there is a little bit of good news for some US Galaxy S II owners this morning. People in the US who have unlocked Galaxy S IIs have begun to see an OTA update available. We must specify that by unlocked, we mean the international, non-carrier branded version of this phone.

While a few owners have reported that they were able to update their unlocked Galaxy S II in the U.S. manually via Kies for a few weeks now, this is the first time we have seen reports of the OTA update taking effect.

For those of you with unlocked Galaxy S IIs here in the states, you should get an alert very soon, or you can go to Settings and manually check for an update.

source: Engadget

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2



5. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I dont think samsung handled the updates well at all.

1. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

just upgraded mine, It went smoothly all my data are intact even the games data. i think my reboot glitch is gone. also the new OS feels much more solid. I love it

2. HiTz_RoCkZ

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

by reboot glitch....do u mean random restarting even when doing nothing on it??? and did the update boost the battery??

3. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

yess.. not sure about the battery I always turn of the wifi kinda got used doing on it

4. CellieCell

Posts: 156; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Which company are you with?

6. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

are you referring if im an apple, android, wp, bb, etc fan? the answer is i just love tech stuff and like to comment on the good and the bad. e.g i like apple for their gadgets, google for their internet services, windows for their OS and so on. but not yet a fan of all product range or "ecosystem" of a single company. + i dont work for any carrier or mobile company just updated through kies

7. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I guess what @cellieCell meant to ask if you are with any particular carrier. I have the i9100 and still havent seen any update. Do oyou have the same device or do you have the US variations?

8. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

I got the unlocked version my phone didn't came from any carrier. it was given to me by a family member as a hand-me-down. so i updated through the kies software i got from samsung site my phone model is GT-l9100 i not sure if its the global version

9. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Ok I guess we have the same phone will try to plug mine to see if there is anything new. Thanks for the reply

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