I installed ics in SRI LANKA and here are the changes
a bit laggy here and there mostly when the phone was just switched on......but thats due to 35 apps installed
Lock screen is awesome
task manager is good as well as the new UI
Every one who couldnt update through kies because it says the phone cannot be updated through kies simply change the csc code to your countrys code and it will be ok
note certain games do not work on ics
AnonD-35745, 20 Mar 2012Hi! I'm from the Philippines. I tried to upgrade my SII via Kies yesterday (from 2.3.6 to 4.0.... moreDid the people from Samsung Megamall do the update for free? I'd assume it's free.
AnonD-38454, 20 Mar 2012ah ok thanks i thought my warranty will be voided so FOTA means that u go to any samsung servi... moreNope. It means you update straight from your phone without using PC. Go to settings > phone > check update
AnonD-35745, 20 Mar 2012Hi! I'm from the Philippines. I tried to upgrade my SII via Kies yesterday (from 2.3.6 to 4.0.... moreI have the same problem when I tried updating earlier via KIES. There's a message which says 'operation timed out' after I've downloaded around 55%. After seeing the changes that you've encountered, I find the update unnecessary, especially if the fast battery drain is not resolved. At any rate though, enjoy ICS kababayan!
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....