ProjectCM3, 13 Jun 2011Hi ithehappy,
I was reading through the comments (or more like the arguments) and it seems ... moreWell I am using the phone for one week, so I should know something.
Anyway, about your issue, it's really weird. It's quite shocking that you can't make/receive calls! Whatever bad firmware you have it should at least allow to make or receive phone calls. The latest firmware is XWKF1, it's released on 3rd June in Europe. It's not available in Kies. But you should update it via Odin, google it to download. And for the firmware visit, www.samfirmware.com. For any further information regarding GS II you should visit, forum.xda-developers.com.
I changed my Iphone4 to Samsung and bit disappointed as I get this phone couple of days ago and now heard that NFC enable new Galaxy 2 (I9101) is coming soon in June. This is very bad as what is the fault of all early adaptors and your all loyal customers Samsung? who spend £500 on this phone and now you saying a better device is coming soon just after one month???
I am going to return this hand set this is my first Samsung handset but it was not a good experience with Samsung. Iphone4 has low specs but at least they care about their customers.
i just bought SGS2 today but i dont know how to open the back cover can anyone post the link of the video where he shows how to open it
hiii im frm B'glore ..i got the s2 todayy tz simply suprb .........
Hey.I'm from India,Mumbai.I got the SGS 2 a couple of days back from Chrome for 31k.It is really awesome.Lot of users had the yellow tint issue.Frankly speaking, unless you look really really really close,you wont even see it.Awesome screen.Battery life is good too.Lasted over a day of pretty heavy usage.No heating issues for me.One drawback is that the music quality is not as good as compared to my Samsung Wave.Earphone provided is also not that great.Android is amazing with so many apps in the Market.
Is there any good APN on off widget?
APNdroid and SMODA seems not to work on SGS II.
ithehappy, 13 Jun 2011There is no 2.3.4 firmware out yet for GS II. The latest just released is GB 2.3.3 KF1. Still ... moreHi ithehappy,
I was reading through the comments (or more like the arguments) and it seems you know a bit more about the GS II. I have a question for you (or anyone else who might have experienced this and has figured out a way to fix it)
I got my GS II about 3 weeks ago here in the Netherlands and it's currently running GINGERBREAD.XWKE1 a couple of days ago my GS II was acting up. I couldn't receive any calls nor make any. It wasn't my carrier, it was the phone itself. So I decided to see if there was a update for my phone. I've heard everything from a KE2 to a KE4 and even a KE7...are these actual updates, firmwares...etc. and why is it that I can't find them when I do a Software Update -> Check for update from the phone itself?
Also, I tried to do it via Keis and the latest it gives me is KE2...however when I try to do the update, my phone loses connection to the laptop/Kies and nothing happends.
Someone, ANYONE, please help! I'm no expert and I would really appreciate some advice. Thanks in advance!
Rizal Murad, 13 Jun 2011This phone supposely enter my country market in the middle of june but i saw this phone earlie... moreMany people bought Galaxy 2 from different internet sites,where the Galaxy 2 was available a long time before the phone was officially launched in the respective countryes.
The difference between the original Galaxy 2 and a chinese copy.....? Probablly the chinese already launched a clone for this phone.....but given the complexity of this handset,the clone is very easy recogniseble!
Srinivas, 13 Jun 2011All high end smartphones sucks when it comes to battery life. However, when we compare with an... moreGood points. I have heard that there is an application called 'Battery Calibrator' in market, which may increase the battery life a bit.
IMO the battery life is good than other smartphones I've used. I am surfing internet via Wi-Fi in stock browser for straight 75 minutes and battery drained about 17-18%, which is good imo. And also I have purchased an app called 'SetCPU', but I don't think it's working properly in GS II. I am quite sure battery life will get better with future firmware updates.
zia, 13 Jun 2011Update your GSII with latest firmware, 2.3.4, hope your problem solve then.There is no 2.3.4 firmware out yet for GS II. The latest just released is GB 2.3.3 KF1. Still it's not available via Kies. Don't confuse people with your wrong information.
All high end smartphones sucks when it comes to battery life. However, when we compare with any other smartphone available in the market till date Samsung Galaxy S2 and Iphone 4 is the best. Rest simply sucks every way.
Do the below to increase battery life:
1) Install "Auto Task Manger" available online in Anroid market
2) Install " Battery Saver" available online in Anroid market
3) Minimise the screens brightness. Keep as much as reqd. Higher the brighness, higher will be batter consumption.
4) Dont keep screensaver.
5) Turn off Wi-fi, GPS when ur not using it. turn it on when needed.
In that way, u will increase ur battery life by 20% to 30%
I hope my tips helps u.