Maxwell Lord, 29 Dec 2011And oh I forgot! I'm really excited in having my phone updated to 2.3.6 from its stock 2.3.3 w... moreDon't bite the 2.3.7 just yet because the official stock number released by Samsung for all GSII units in Asia-Pacific, India and other countries is 2.3.6. In other words, other stock roms which are not released via KIES may create problems that Samsung might not be held liable with. I suggest we wait for the official one which for sure is just around the corner. Who knows, 2.3.7 might already be skipped and Samsung might decide to port instead Ice Cream Sandwich which was promised to come to GSII in the first quarter of 2012.
Reformatting the unit is tantamount to doing a cold reset or factory reset. This may be done to delete some bugs or glitches, so it is safe doing it.
Happy Birthday to you and advanced Happy New Year!
AnonD-35745, 29 Dec 2011Hi! I was the one who replied to your post earlier. It is advisable to do a factory reset, any... moreAnd oh I forgot! I'm really excited in having my phone updated to 2.3.6 from its stock 2.3.3 when I got my phone last 2 weeks ago. It has some changes that I really want to feel especially having the battery life increased and lesser heating (warm feeling at the back of my SGS2 while playing games) and other sorts of stuffs.
Dude is this true because 2.3.7 is already out in our country? Coz this sales guy in a Samsung Shop stall in gateway cubao told me it's the latest. Or is it still 2.3.6 which is available and stable right now?
AnonD-35745, 29 Dec 2011Hi! I was the one who replied to your post earlier. It is advisable to do a factory reset, any... moreIts okay for me to get all my apps,pics,contacts deleted rather since I haven't organized them yet. At least I'll be able to detect and remove the problem that irritates me with my new phone. I'll just have them handle my problem. Besides man you're right, they already know what to do. If they messed up, it's not my fault, threfore, they'll have to replace my phone with another new phone! Hahahaha!
Anyway, going back man, so factory reset is same as reformatting? Just like a computer when you want to start fresh again you have to reformat the cpu, is that the same term in phones which is doing a factory reset?
Many thanks for helping me out dre! Advance happy new year! Oh and yeah I'm @ work right now while I'm spending my 24th birthday here in our office taking calls for a call center company hahaha!
[deleted post]Hi! I was the one who replied to your post earlier. It is advisable to do a factory reset, anyway your phone is just two weeks old. However, doing so will erase applications and contacts in your unit, so I suggest you do some data back up. You may use KIES for this, but if the technicians will do the update for you, you need not worry for they already know what to do since it is an SOP for them to do the program back up. God bless!
By the way, it really is important to do the update due to some noticeable changes in stock 2.3.6. It will already allow you to play videos in portrait mode which is not possible in 2.3.3. the gallery responds so fast, loop scrolling of pages in the desktop screen is also possible whereas in the old version, once you reach the first page/screen, you can't go to the last one, camera functionality works even better, etc.
Hi does anyone know if 2.3.6 is available in the U.K and Ireland yet.Thanks in advance
The contrast in playing good quality videos is giving orange and yellow colour more prominence...this is not good...only drawback with 2.3.6 :(
yesterday i updated mine via Kies but is 2.3.4. why there is no 2.3.6 i'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Can anyone tell me how is the sound quality of s2 both body and headphone
Jus bought this phone today,its on 3 mobile network(UK),as soon as I switch on or off the phone the 3 mobile greeting message is displayed....i dont like it...Could anyone please tel me how to get rid of this????
This phone sucks.SO many bugs.It's my 3rd replacement.Now this one won't charge.Tint issues and camera malfunctions.Samsung you suck.This PIECE OF CRAP is a waste.
Noob questions again for a new SGS2 user like I'm.
I've tried pressing the "Clear Rom" feature on task manager. What does that feature do btw? Is it bad to do it habitually? And tw launcher means touchwiz launcher ayt? That's the only launcher I have and i believe its the default launcher for this phone? I'm having sudden hung ups and freezing notifs on my phone sometimes (If I'm not mistaken I have recieved 3-5 notifs with the same problem). What do you think? Is it the unit itself or is it because I just need to update my 2.3.3 to 2.3.6 (or any latest version available here in the Philippines) to solve my problem? Is it ok or ideal to reformat my phone before I update it to 2.3.6 because I got this phone from a Samsung shop 2 weeks ago. Thanks a lot.
-Paranoid SGS2 user lol
guys i upgraded my s2 from 2.3.3 to 2.3.6, their has been some problem with my videos player. videos now have really high contrast ratio than earlier, that looks bad. all yellow and orange shades more. this problem is for both videos that is the one have shot and the movies i have downloaded. friends plz suggest any answer for my problem. rest every things works very fine.
Bhushan.i , 28 Dec 2011How much time do you waited for the 2nd step? I kept my phone for complete 30minuts but no pro... more2nd step started immediately but was slow up to 60% but later it sped up and completed the rest within only 30 minutes. I hope by now you also have completed and enjoying 2.3.6 on your phone.
After the update to 2.3.6 my s2 battery life is way better than the previous firmware. 26hours on moderate use txting some calls and a lot of web browsing thru wifi. Updated mine 2days ago without any problem. About the performance i noticed nothing significant,it is still a beast before and after the update.. happy new year from Davao City Philippines :-) ^_^
ankit, 29 Dec 2011One more change that i found out in 2.3.6 update...hindi fonts are supported for india update.... moreGo to the bluetooth settings. Now the phone can be set as discoverable infinitely. ;-)
There is a lot of general smoothness adjustments. Music o/p is better with 2.3.6. Battery has also become better.