Sunday , August 20 2017

Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update available for Samsung Galaxy S II on Optus

Samsung have just pushed the Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the Galaxy S II on Optus to Kies. The update may be available for download over-the-air (let us know in the comments) or you can download it via Samsung Kies 2.0.

Optus is the first carrier to launch the new update, so props to them for the quick(ish) release. There’s no doubt Telstra and Vodafone will be releasing the update very soon as well, so keep an eye out.

 
Source: @SamKiesUpdates.

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twinflame
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twinflame

Thank you so much fixed the problem for me…

shaml3ss
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shaml3ss

Lol every one wants it quick then complains about the bugs lol be patient I’ve not had a problem with Ics apart from snes emu not loading roms but Ics smooth as on Telstra galaxy s2 I was actually surprised how smooth and clean it is I expected it to be buggy or at least laggy I do have a continuing problem all the way from gingerbread gyro only works on some apps and never work with games if I do a factory reset will it wipe Ics or not thanx

lexyxo
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lexyxo

After upgrading i am now unable to send MMS messages! Help??

alli
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alli

Since the upgrade my ph keeps crashing and it keeps notifying me of new text message when no text or email or anything has come in and kies wont detect my ph so i cant use kies either ggrrr it was perfectly fine before. Why did i upgrade?

Karen Baker
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is ics in australia yet ???

carl
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carl

is anyone having trouble with battery charging and draining???

Birnie
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Birnie

YES ! Upgraded last night.
Now while plugged in, it won’t charge past 70%…that’s odd????touched the phone and it’s super hot with nothing running? What the !?

andy
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andy

after I got mine updated from Vodafone couple days ago..here is my problem…first ,phone keep shut down itself, if i push power button it will not turn on I need to pull out battery and put back in again.
second, my wifi keep turn itself off when i use wifi at home or somewhere else …all this problems never had happend to me before upgrade.. damm and not to mention to battery drain !! OMG

Terence
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Terence

same thing happening to me..

Steveyoshi
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Steveyoshi

Internet not connecting Fix using original Samsung Internet Application – (Little Round Earth with ‘Internet’ below)

Settings/More/Mobile Networks/Access Point Names – Options Reset to Default.
Turn off Phone for 1 miniute
Restart

Settings/Applications Select ALL tab.
Find Internet Application and Clear Data
Find Google Search Application and Clear Data – also not working for me!

Turn off Phone for 1 miniute
Restart

Wait for home screen to refresh a couple of times and try again.

This fixed it for me.

Mixdnutts
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Mixdnutts

You are a god among men !!, I was just about to do a data reset on my SG2, then I stumbled across your blog, fixed my issue, can’t thank you enough !!!!!!

Markus
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Markus

you are my hero 😉 worked for me thanks

Ken
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Very appreciative of this help. Just got my phone back up and going again a minute ago with this advice. Grateful!

Naomi
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Naomi

Worked a treat. Samsung was useless….a bit pathetic that I found the solution to the problem on a forum!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Arun Kumar
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Arun Kumar

Thanks a ton buddy. That worked for me too. 😀

Balajidruv
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Balajidruv

genius man – Thanx buddy… !! i almost thought i screwed up my phone!!

Sandra
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Sandra

Fixed it for me also. I was just about ready to throw my phone after installing ‘sandwich’ but thanks to you your info worked.

mannyrod
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mannyrod

i did an upgrade of my SSGII firmware to ICS yesterday. I noticed today same trouble as metioned above. (“…..screen goes blank for 30 secs then says “unfortunately internet has stopped working…..”) Tanx for the tip. i did a conplete shut down. after a while re-started. cleared the data in google app. tried to search the web by google…..and it worked_!

Brett
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Brett

The update showed for me last night and i clicked dont remind me again as i wanted to downlaod through my WIFI at home, got home and connected to WIFI checked for updates and it says ” no updates available”. Anyone know whats going on here?? even through 3G its telling me the same thing

Morgster79
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Morgster79

In-car bluetooth functionality, has lost most of it’s functionality compared to previous version of Android. Be careful on upgrading if you rely on it.

Steveyoshi
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Steveyoshi

 agree…. can not connect as authorised, which is disappointing.

katedroidlov233
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katedroidlov233

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The Jolly Jumbuck
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The Jolly Jumbuck

Sensational upgrade. Took a few days for everything to settle, now perfect. A faster, cleaner, better experience allround. If it aint happening for you, do yourself a favour and persist. You’ll be glad you did.

PatB
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PatB

cant access internet when connected to wi-fi, can get You Tube but no other browsing possible. Looks like the new download killed my access setting to internet so when push Internet icon the screen goes blank for 30 secs then says “unfortunately internet has stopped working”…rubbish as all our other phones (not S2 and one S2 without the new download) have no issue. We need some answers !!!

Morgster79
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Morgster79

After a successful upgrade, would be worth reseting your phone and deleting all application data. Then go back to the Play Store and re-install what you need. Alternatively backup, reset your phone, then restore the apps. After that your phone should work nice and smooth!

James_db
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James_db

Issues:

– get the above error message lots more. Phone just freezes and shuts down the app.

– Internet browser stopped working!! Using Dolphin browser now.

Help please??

Shakil
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Shakil

Uninstall adobe, install again everything Will be fine

A.Mnt
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A.Mnt

Absolutely hopeless upgrade. I upgraded last night. My battery is now draining so quickly that it’s ridiculous – it was 100% when I woke up an hour ago, and I’ve been checking Facebook, emails and the news, which I do every morning without fail, and I am now down to 79% battery. That is with all excessive apps killed and nothing running but the internet. I also have power saving on. I can’t tell you how frustrated I am – do NOT upgrade, if you can help it!!

Haxxa
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Haxxa

Delete and reconfigure your exchange account.

Worked for me. Now battery is back to normal.

Steveyoshi
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Steveyoshi

this is true… never need to charge after half a shift at work… got the charger on it now and still only 3 hours left.

imtlo
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imtlo

 Same here, my battery is flat after a few hours, even after killing off all the app’s. I read somewhere that it takes about 1 week for it to settle and then they say it’s better than before. I don’t know why, but here’s hoping.

dillon30
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dillon30

I upgraded yesterday and everything stops running i get a message (unfortunately my files/contacts/media/task manager has stopped any ideas iv restored back to factory already

GS AU
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GS AU

Dont be in too much of a hurry to upgrade. While ICS has some nice improvements including the ability to uninstall Optus aps, there are issues in other areas too many to mention which makes me wish I never upgraded. This v4.0.3 really sucks. Trying to revert back to previous version or desperately waiting for an update.

Cordial_k
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Cordial_k

Has anyone got the update for unlocked verson?

Khoder Ahmedd
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Khoder Ahmedd

Yeah, got it today.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

how do you get the update??  I am trying but its still not coming through

Alex
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Alex

How did you get it?

OSIG
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OSIG

Stuck on Boot screen after downloading have to send phone back to optus

shamsmu4u
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shamsmu4u

the web browser stopped working ever since upgrading to ics!

Breeza_12345
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Breeza_12345

Same for me 🙁

p00pie
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p00pie

thats the same as me!!! any one got any ideas why? went to app settings… cannot update that internet browser. instead i use opera now. but it just bugs me as to why it stopped working

jojo
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jojo

the same thing happened to me, so i restored the phone to default factory settings and it works now

Steveyoshi
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Steveyoshi

 really…can’t see how default settings make a difference.
does anyone else agree… my Internet doesn’t work either anymore.

silver
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silver

does anyone know when ICS will be released for unbranded phones?

Tazsob
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Member

no one knows.  if they say they know, they’re lying.

Chris
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Chris

Oh and then you can use Triangle Away to remove the yellow triangle and reset the counter to 0

Chris
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Chris

Looks like the latest fixed version is installing for me, I got the first release that was full of bugs.

Use the LPS Root from XDA.

Srinin
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Srinin

Tried it failed

Getting following message

‘GT-I9100’ does not support initializing.

Mookoid
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Mookoid

 I get the same error message via Kies

silver
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silver

I get the same message as well

Baylife
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Baylife

just got it took 2 goes at downloading it but well worthit amazing on the galaxy 2 !!

Eslideit
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Eslideit

Just updated my Optus S2 to 4.0.3 via  Kies and it seems to have worked.

silver
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silver

im on optus but i cant download it….?? could it be because i have an unbranded phone

s_mAn25
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s_mAn25

Yes, it’s only for phones from Optus (with CSC which is OPS)

pubstub
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pubstub

As per the heading above, it’s available on Optus.

pubstub
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pubstub

finally got it… took 2 attempts to install but it’s finally 4.0.3

Jens Garcia
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Jens Garcia

 how?! got my phone from virgin mobile but until now still hasn’t got the update?

shamsmu4u
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shamsmu4u

damn my galaxy s2 started having some lags and unknown issues with wifi even since upgrading to 4.0.3

Casta
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Casta

 Thanks for the update! Also downloading it now 😀

Will
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Will

Downloading ICS via Kies now 😉
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Danreggie
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Danreggie

What if we dont have a laptop?

Sparky525
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Sparky525

Bullshit it isnt. i havent gotten it yet

Macca
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Macca

I have had the upgrade from Optus for over a week now and the only issues i have are battery usage and no Internet (browser or Facebook) I still am able to use gmail and receive and send emails.  Does anyone have any idea as to fixing the internet issue…I’d call samsung but find it a waste of time.

Will
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Will

Clear your cache. It’a because you didn’t do a fresh install, and ICS references things different to GB 😉

Ujgfv
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Ujgfv

Kies keeps telling me i have a new update but when i open kies and it farts around for 20 mins trying to pick up my phone or finds my phone but will not show any details i finally get kies to open and connect and show the details of my phone but it just says i have the latest ginge version.

I have worked with many computers as in building and seting up and programming and i have to say kies is a joke!

 

B_bhavu
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B_bhavu

update your kies

Bog
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what about virgin!

Peter
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Peter

Plugged my Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2 into Kies this afternoon and it told me a firmware update was available. Upgraded to ICS sweetly. Only hiccup was shortly after starting the download it told me my battery was very low (low…really…at 86%). Clicked on OK and the upgrade process started over. Proceeded normally after that….except as I watched it load a succession of OPTUS crapware.

Kat
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Where are you in Australia???  No upgrade for my Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2 even after Kies upgrade.  How can this be??

Peter
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Peter

Brisbane…but I don’t imagine its being deployed by states/regions within Australia. Even though I operate through the Virgin Mobile network, my phone has Optus firmware so I suspect that’s the reason.

Big W
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Big W

This is bullshit. Optus don’t even know when the update is going to be available

Glen
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Glen

doesn’t work via Air or Kies 2.0.

Craig
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Craig

I’m on the optus network but with an unlocked galaxy s2. So frustrating that the update is available and for the network I’m using but I can’t get it because the other carriers are dragging their feet. I mean, ics was launched what, about 7mths ago. When apple launches an OS update its available next day pretty much. Arrhhh!

Dom123mcg
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Dom123mcg

Im on virgin which is on the optus network. Will the ics update be available for my gs2?

Peter
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Peter

I suspect so. Like you, I’m on Virgin but when I goto Kies, my current firmware is appended with the code – (OPS). This is the code for Optus firmware.

Ryan S
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Ryan S

After trying about 10 times it finally completed the lastest update when launching Kies, however still Gingerbread, erghhhhh. Called Optus aka India, they were so oblivious to the update and suggested I goto Samsung webpage to download it. I’m like, are u for real?!

Chris McDonald
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Kies says that I already have the latest firmware? uhgg this is frustrating, I want ics so bad.

Chris
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Chris

 XDA you will find the firmware.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1113928

Go to Optus.

You can flash it yourself and as it is original firmware it will not I believe count as a custom rom.

Alaa
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Alaa

 original optus firmware is no longer available in xda it doesnt work u cannot download it but i have an alternative i got the firmware for otpus s2 its gingerbread 2.3.6 kernal xwkk2 if u need it let me know

Arctic069
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Arctic069

I could download ICS .I downloaded the new Kies but when launch it ,Kies keeps say that an update is available.I downloaded that ,but it still does the same thing

urbanpitch
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urbanpitch

the file is over 700MB, that’s significantly bigger than the 340~MB file size of the previous Gingerbread Roms. Does that sound right? I was suspecting that Optus MAY have added bloatware, but that would be a hideous amount of bloatware!

CBF101
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CBF101

any confirmations about this update? any known bugs? i know the initial ICS has a common battery drain bug, does this update have it? i’m already running ICS with root on my phone but having some internet issues where it’s really slow… i want to try this update as i use an optus sim anyway and hopefully it’ll fix this issue of mine. but i’d rather have slow internet than battery drain bug. i just figured out how to tweak it out of my one, and this update might be different to the one i flashed.

Hikari0307
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Hikari0307
Member

i bought my gs2 i9100 outright from uniquemobiles – so no carrier branding or bloaty nonsense.

so question: if the update to ics comes from optus, does that mean the update will be full of carrier bloatware?  for some reason i was under the impression that updates came from google (like iphone or wp7), but i guess that would be too simple and logical. 🙁

l_lvl_l
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l_lvl_l

I got the phone outright & got virgin sim – kies says latest firmware 2.3 so i’m just left in limbo like a lot of others that have posted / wish Samsung & Google would release the os n the fools for carriers had nothing to do it, they care only to sell new phones & lines !

Peter Graham
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Peter Graham

Launched Kies this morning and its updating itself now .. could be ICS ?? hmmm

Michael
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Michael

so was it ICS

Michael
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Michael

I have 2 GT-I9100 both on Optus one got the update yesterday and i tried to update the other and it just says it is up to date …very frustrating 

Marcel Bennett
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Marcel Bennett

The release of the update was too early as Optus are still in testing phase as their site indicates.

Sorry, but you will have to wait up to two weeks as previously forecast!

You haven’t missed out, as anyone with the update will still need to update when the final version is released.

Tomstrat1989
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Tomstrat1989

damn it…missed the update…now have to wait-.-“”

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