althea, 20 Mar 2012FOTA means firmware over the air and kpag nag update k tru kies or fota ndi mavoid ang warranty....ah ok thanks i thought my warranty will be voided so FOTA means that u go to any samsung service center and upgrade it there??
Hi! I'm from the Philippines. I tried to upgrade my SII via Kies yesterday (from 2.3.6 to 4.0.3) but the update failed more than five times leaving my phone unusable for more than 12 hours. So what I did was to go to Samsung service center (SM Megamall)and they had the problem solved and the technician was the one who continued updating the firmware of my unit. Now, my phone, with ICS in it, runs smoother and faster. Some of the big changes that I have noticed for a couple of hours of using it are as follows:
1. Noticeable faster UI.
2. Accelerometer is fast and spot on.
3. The notification bar allows you to kill running applications by simply swiping your finger (left or right)
4. The internet browser has immensely improved in terms of loading the pages.
5. Additional features in the SETTING like face unlock, date monitoring, etc.
6. Improved video encoding/playback sound (from mono to stereo sound)
On the not-so-good side of it, I noticed that ICS on SII is a power-hungry iteration of the upgrade and hopefully Samsung will address this one as many people love and will love their 4.3-inch beast.
althea, 20 Mar 2012FOTA means firmware over the air and kpag nag update k tru kies or fota ndi mavoid ang warranty....I thought FOTA is a bad word for Filipino?
FOTA means firmware over the air and kpag nag update k tru kies or fota ndi mavoid ang warranty....
Hi Im from Philippines im asking pinoy owners of s2 is it true that when u update ur phone to 4.0.3 the warranty will be voided??pls guys any opinions if it is true??
Jayr, 19 Mar 2012Hello.. Yes, I also had this issue.. Go to Settings then Applications, View 'ALL' Apps.. Go... morehey thanks man it worked i can now browse on the default browser thanks a lot man it really helped
Pinoy Ako!, 19 Mar 2012FOTA? o sa KIES lang? I checked FOTA pero wala eh.ano bang FOTA un haha i updated on kies
After updated to 4.0.3
1 the battery is worst than 2.3.6
2 the screen is too bright on 0 level
3 color not vivid anymore
4 app on ram is increasing
5 the ui not smooth
5 it's not real ics like in nexus
6 wifi & wifi advance setting
1 it's vey fast & responsive
2 no pink spot
3 default music player sound is awesome now
4 cell signals have improvement
awsome,galaxy sii rocks & and one slight problem is that battery charge. bt its cooooooooool
I hate it that they removed the ability to change shutter sound in camera app. I also noticed that camera sound is not removed when you silent system sounds in setting. After the update I need to silent the ringer to remove camera sound which is annoying. The sound is annoying. Ugh. And I don't wanna root my phone just to remove the sound. :|
After update to 4.0.3 the ram is increasing & the battery is very worst than previous 2.3.6. Don't update it to 4.0.3
Good update, if you want the UI to look more like ICS download Nova launcher which works perfectly for me and its really fast. I have been using it for a few days now and only one or two games did not want to work but the daily use is fantastic and it score 10/10 from my side. UI can be improved....
abhi, 19 Mar 2012Hi I am using Galaxy s2 in chandigarh india... I am not getting any update notification via ki... moreit is obvious what they told u. U have to be patient to get official ICS update for your SGS2-Indian Firmware. It may come by May-2012.
mnemosyne29, 18 Mar 2012Hi! Thanks for your reply! In your 8-9 times of trying to upgrade it, was your phone in the re... moreHi,
Yes. Once I faced a problem where after downloading during phone update process, it got stuck (showing Green Android symbol) and Kies suggested me to remove battery and restart phone and again try to update phone. I tried again and this time it downloaded and updated properly.
I think just follow Kies instructions and do the same. Everything should be fine.
samsung mobile me said that android 4.0.3 ics will arrive to uae in the end of next month
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@SamsungMobileME Dear Admin, When you will release ICS for Samsung Galaxy S II in UAE I am waiting intensely
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@aamirs1 end of april :)
PaRoT, 19 Mar 2012I just updated my s2 to 4.0.3 but my problem is i cant open the internet i dont have a connect... moreI already update my sgs 2 to ICS 4.03. You can read my experience before. I don't have any internet connection problem, exactly the same like before the update. Just a 1 program that doesn't work at all, and couple programs don't work normally. Most of it are working ok. Gps reception i think is better now. because before its difficult to get gps reception in my bedroom, now is locking for about 15 secs. 1 think that i feel a bit worse is battery duration.