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AT&T ICS Update For Galaxy S II Pulled Just After A Day

Samsung Galaxy S II users under AT&T were pleased to hear on 21st about the Ice Cream Sandwich update that AT&T had scheduled to release to all their devices. The wireless carrier did not want to seed the update over the air (OTA) for some reason this time, but made the users download the update through Kies, which is the company’s desktop manager that lets you sync your Samsung device with a PC and get firmware upgrades, just like iTunes for Apple’s iOS devices.

But just after almost a day of releasing the update on the internet, the wireless carrier pulled it back again. Now that is something which pisses most of the users off. The wireless carrier did come up with a statement for the action, and here is what AT&T says:

“We plan for the upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for Galaxy S II customers to be live very soon.  Like with every OS update, we test it on our servers before we roll it out to customers.  We’re in the process of doing that with Android 4.0 (ICS) for Galaxy S II customers and hope to make that live soon.  We recommend customers wait to attempt the update.”

Things like this are one of the many reasons why users would want to root or jailbreak (in case of iPhone users) and install custom ROMs on their smart phones. There are already a lot of custom ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich available for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II on XDA Forums, and almost all of them are better than the stock ROM in one or more ways.

Google is all ready to unveil the next version of its mobile operating system, which is rumored to be Android 4.1, and is also rumored to be coming out next week at the Google I/O 2012 event. And when this is the case, AT&T is still not ready to release updates for ICS. This is really annoying.

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  1. AT&T Galaxy Note Customers were told 1st quarter 2012, Now it’s Q2, rumors of July 13, etc. etc. etc. Is AT&T waiting for a “bug fix” by delaying for Jelly Bean (4.1)? And if there are sooooo many bugs overseas, why have they not pulled those back as well? Nice planning AT&T……

  2. Still waiting on the other AT&T ICS updates. Galaxy will get it soon, but the others, like pantech, like what? Next year or so?

  3. Another day, another disappointment. Still no upgrade in sight for my skyrocket. At least samsung took the down for maintenance message off their website.

    I’m done waiting. I’m going to throw a custom rom on there. Now I just have to learn how to do it.

  4. It finally worked today (Sunday). No problems at all, it retained all of my contacts and apps!

  5. Raph, when did you upgrade? Mine still kies still says that “Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies”.

  6. t does just download the kies desktop app then right click on it hit open it will install kies desktop app . Once done open kies desktop go to tools you will see a option for firmware upgrade and initialization click it it will ask for you s/n and make very straight forward you will find this behind the battery. And with your phone not connected put the info it ask in and hit OK. Caps and everything must be the same… after that without your battery in connect it and press both volume keys down it will ask you to hit volume up button to proceed or volume down button to not go into d/l mode put your battery in and then hit volume + button to proceed and then all you gotta do is hit OK on your computer to proceed.a little green android will appear on your phone showing download progress once your comp goes through process of getting your firmware.ics is our new stock firmware does not root and this is our ics from kies only for the galaxy s2 i777… ics is shipped stock

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