AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Available

June 24, 2012
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    Grab your USB cable…again. Samsung has made the AT&T Galaxy S II Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update available via Samsung Kies. Earlier this week, we excitedly reported that AT&T had released this update, sadly to see it removed without a trace. Samsung and AT&T were apparently just “testing” the release and preparing their servers for distribution. Don’t worry SGS2 owners, this time, the update isn’t going anywhere.

    To get started, follow the instructions below:

    Download and install Samsung Kies to your computer.
    NOTE: Any previously downloaded versions of Samsung Kies will not work correctly for this upgrade. Please ensure you are downloading the most recent Kies software from the link above.
    Once installed, read and accept the License agreement, and then click Next.
    NOTE: If prompted to update to a newer version, click Update and wait for new files to load.
    Once all updates have been processed, the program will close and relaunch itself.

    Update your Galaxy S II
    Plug your phone into the computer using the included Micro USB cable.
    Once Kies recognizes your device, you will receive a pop-up requesting to update to a new firmware version.
    Click Update to continue.
    Read through the Caution pop-up, and if you agree, click to check “I have read all the above information.” and select your desired information saving option, and then click Start Upgrade.
    A notice will display. Read through the information, and then click Next to proceed.
    The update will begin and may take 10-15 minutes to complete. The phone will be unusable during this time. Do not disconnect your mobile phone from your PC or power the PC off. If interrupted, your device could become inoperable.
    Please wait until your phone reboots completely, and then select OK to finish.

    Congratulations, you now have Android 4.0.3 running on your AT&T Galaxy S II.

     

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    Comments

    • David Moralez

      What about the Skyrocket?

      • derekross

        Sadly, nothing at this time.

        • bob

          any idea when it may be?

          • http://twitter.com/neohemp David G. King Jr.

            5 months

            • Ryan Dahlke

              Really? Said who?

          • jondrew55

            March 2012 I hear…

        • Richu Jacob

          am having the same problem.can u help me to update my s2 to ics

      • dennis

        Is the Skyrocket different from the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2

    • palo

      Had it on my at&t sgs2 since Friday. Lol

    • zak

      i can’t download the update to kies on my mac. It says “downloading update file” and just sticks at 100%. Nothing happens. Anyone else?

      • REY

        I will be very glad to help u out with this since i have the same issue with this the past 3days..

        first of all dont expect the KIES to be helping u in downloading ICS FOR UR SAMSUNG GALAXY S2.. I BELIEVE THE KIES U R TRYING TO DOWNLOAD IS VERSION 1.3 USING A MAC WITH OSX 10.7.4

        JUST DONT INSTALL KIES COZ IT WONT HELP U COZ IT JUST GONNA TELL U “THE DEVICE IS NOT SUPPORTED IN UPGRADING SYSTEM VIA KIES”

        USE ANY WINDOWS LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER.

        1. GO TO http://www.samsung.com
        2. Search for KIES
        3. Click the BIG KIES LOGO around middle right side of the window
        4. Click DOWNLOAD KIES for WINDOWS
        5. ACCEPT AND GO ON WITH ALL THE STEPS(INSTALLATION WIZARD)
        6 ONCE KIES IS INSTALLED, OPEN IT AND PLUG IN THE USB CABLE TO UR LAPTOP CONNECTED TO YOUR PHONE (***NOTE! MAKE SURE U R USING THE RIGHT USB CABLE)
        7. WAIT FOR IT TO BE CONNECTED
        8. YOU WILL BE TOLD ABOUT THE NEWEST FIRMWARE UPDATE
        9. GO ON WITH THE UPDATE AND MAKE SURE DONT TURN OFF YOUR PHONE OR DO ANYTHING TO IT..
        10. FOLLOW ALL THE INSTALLATION PROCESS

        ENJOY YOUR NEW ICS ANDROID VERSION!

        PLS LEMME KNOW IF IT HELPED YOUR CASE!!

        -REY

        • zak

          I don’t have access to any windows devices. literally, no access…

    • palo

      Is you’re Mac updated to the latest Samsung kies? 2.3 or something like that…& I’ve got no bugs on my i777 after the ics update. I love it but its time for me to get the nexus due to it bout to get updated to Android 4.1 jelly bean in less than a month from now. Which galaxy s2s won’t get unless with root n roms..

      • zak

        that is where I am having the issue. I can’t download the KIES update. The KIES update download gets to 100% and just sticks.

      • zak

        actually, to be more accurate, it downloads the KIES update, asks for permission for KIES to make changes, I enter my password, then it just sits and does nothing.

    • palo

      As of right now u can only use a windows,

    • Javier LaRota

      Hello All, I’ve got a SGS2 GT-i9100 unlocked from Walmart USA, it comes with Android 2.3.4 firmware: PDA:KH1/PHONE:KG4/CSC:KG1 (VMT). When it starts it says “Movistar”. Does somebody know how I can get the upgrade to ICS? Thanks.

      • ColoDroid

        You have the international version of the GSII. You can follow the same steps I belive. Kies ‘should’ detect the correct model of your phone and download the right firmware for it.

    • Thomas Wolf

      Has anyone done this successfully on a Mac? I have a MacBook Pro with the latest version of Kies available for that OS – but when I connect my Galaxy S2, the basic info tab always says “Your device does not support software updating via Kies”. This is a plain-vanilla phone purchased from AT&T (i.e. never rooted).

      • zak

        thomas, see below. It appears that we MAC users are just left out. CRUD.

        • Ryan J Chase

          I might be a little late to the party, but i just upgraded last night on my Mac with no problems. Just COMPLETELY uninstall your current version of Kies, then redownload and it should work (or at least it did for me)

    • http://www.facebook.com/jimbritttn Jim Britt

      I have tried on 3 computers and none of them as if I want an upgrade! All have the laterst version of Kies installed. Why do they make it so complicated?

    • Dallasguy

      I downloaded KIES with no problems on my Macbook Pro. Go to http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/, then choose Mac download. Should install
      with no problems. At first Kies did not detect my phone. So, I re-installed a stock
      gingerbread ROM and connected the USB cable again. Kies detected the phone and
      asked if I wanted to upgrade to a newer firmware. Done. Works perfect for me. Using a unlocked, rooted Samsung Galaxy s2 on At&t. I777 model.

    • louisa

      I have downloaded kies; however it keeps telling me my phone is not connected how do I fix this? Thanks

      • Sennett

        I had this problem and it seems the cable wasn’t right I had to get a data cable from the AT&T store. If you connect the phone and it just beeps, you only have a charging cable, if the phone goes into MTP initialization, it is a data cable.

    • http://goo.gl/jNu3Y The New Fulcrum Point

      It’s nice news for Samsung users.

    • english bulldawg

      Trying to upgrade to ics on Galaxy s2 and I can get as far as the page where I have to check the agreement button and allow or disallow using my information. The next page is the update page. As soon as I click start update, Kies loses the connection to my phone. I have installed, uninstalled, rebooted, restarted, etc. and nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?

      • grock

        same problem, but I have skyrocket

        • qthush6499

          I have a skyrocket..
          I thought my phone and Kies loss connection …after the 3rd time ….I left it alone and even though it said there was no connection there was…and it down loaded to my phone with no problems…give a try …just be
          Patience

      • qthush 6499

        I thought the same thing that my phone and Kies loss connection …after the 3rd time ….I left it alone and even though it said there was no connection there was…and it down loaded to my phone with no problems…give a try …just be
        Patience….

    • rakesh

      Hello All,

      I have updated my Samsung galaxy s2 with ICS 4.0.3 and since then i cannot connect to my 4G. The mobile network state is in disconnected state. I can connect to the internet using wifi but not through 4G.

      Can you please help ?

      • http://www.facebook.com/socodaddy Justin Rich

        mine did the same thing, i had to call AT&T, they told me i was on a data plan that they dropped (250mb) and i had to upgrade to the new 300mb plan, and they would activate the mobile network at the same time. i did it, and everything works perfect now. i hope this helps!

    • znsthree

      Will my files or folders will be affected after updating the software?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mohsinraza9 Muhammad Mohsin

      hey some one try too many wrong maze codes in my mob samsung s2 its not opening please help me how to open it

    • Denbo

      Since the upgrade my phone has done some funny things, most of which I can deal wiht but a few that I would rather not. Can anyone tell my why I have pictures on it now that the phone will not open. And I have music on there that is now in duplicate and triplicate. In addition I have had to get a new music app just ot play any of my music. Help. Thank you!

    • Denbo

      I have the SkyRocket. BTW

    • AG

      after up date my contacts have doubled and tripled, my twitter is now also in my contact list.

    • kishor

      when i tried to updaete it says not enough disk memory?disk memory 3000mb needed what to do? plz help m

    • lei

      what are u talking about right usb cables.. theres only one usb cable tho.

    • Guest

      my phone is unlocked i777 at&t ,am I goin to re-enter the unlock code?

    • http://www.facebook.com/yasser.elgreatly Yasser El Greatly

      my phone is unlocked GS2 i777 at&t , am I goin to re-enter the unlock code after upgrading to the ICS?

    • Guest

      my phone is unlocked GS2 i777 at&t , am I going to re-enter the unlock code when upgrading to the ICS ?

    • arslan tariq

      cant connect to wifi after upgrading to android 4.0.3 on samsung galaxy s2 please help

    • mac

      help, I have an unlocked/rooted samsung s2 phone. Kies is now asking me to update the firmware, should I or should I not? thanks!

    • http://careace.net/ Samsung Ace

      In addition to the new features that we’ve already seen in the
      GS2 ICS update now check these 5 Reasons to update your Galaxy S II to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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