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How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

Journeyman

How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

On the sprint message boards I've read many complaints about ICS.  One of the main complaints I've read about is the battery seems to drain much faster after upgrading to ICS.  This is really my only hold up on upgrading to ICS.  I did receive the update via OTA the other day but before I run it I wanted to see how others have performed the update.  I've heard that performing a factory reset on the phone prior to the update is the best way to go.

What is your opinion and do you have any recommendations that seemed to work well for you?

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Wizard

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

Factory resetting the phone prior to the OTA seems to be the best way to go. I, myself, did the reset and have seen minimal problems since the update. The battery life does drain a bit quicker than before the update to ICS.

GrandMaster

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

I would hold off until they get all the bugs and issues figured out...no point jumping to the new and improved if it doesnt work correctly..

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Journeyman

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

Good point...have you heard any talk of a new release or patch coming out to resolve issues related to ICS?

Master

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

Also, they were suposed to (rumor) be pushing it back out as rumored last week from a few forum users. Don't know anyone who got it though through that route so can't confirm myself.


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Journeyman

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

You mean they were re-pushing ICS after updating it to correct some of the issues users keep complaining about?

GrandMaster

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

nothing found within the SII forums either..some fixes or work arounds for a couple of the issues but thats about it.

http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/buzzaboutwireless/phones-and-devices/samsung/samsung_epic_...

for some the FR fixed the majority of the issues..the battery one is still a plague for sure though..

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GrandMaster

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

you'll also get quicker responces usually if you post within the specific forums for each phone. better yet some of the problems you may run into might have already been posted in there as well.

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Journeyman

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

Good point.  Thanks!

Master

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

Correct, it was being repushed or so the rumor went. But again, I was never able to verify with any of the phones I had access to that weren't upgraded already.


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Master

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

See here a story on Android Central,

http://www.androidcentral.com/ice-cream-sandwich-rolling-out-again-sprint-epic-4g-touch


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Journeyman

Re: How did you upgrade your S2 to ICS?

So, I decided last night to take the plung and update to ICS.  Here is what I did prior to the update:

* Backed up all information I could via Kies

* Reset the phone back to Factory Defaults

Note: after resetting the phone the OTA update was no longer available in System Updates so I had to download it.

* Applied the update manually

So far, everything seems to be good.  I'm letting the battery drain down all the way today and will recharge it fully tonight.  Hopefully this will help the battery continue to preform well but we will see.

Email is working fine and I haven't noticed in real problems to this point but its early.

I'll update this thread in a few days as to how things are going.

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