06-12-2012 12:10:36 PM
I have a Galaxy S2 original phone on AT&T I've been a customer of AT&T for many years going back to the days of AT&T Wireless before the name changing. I have an android OS phone and my biggest complaint is the lack of support or acknowledgement when a new version is released. We only get the "Coming Soon" to your phone, but never get the "when"
No release date provided, no information on the internet other than the manufacturer is working on it and once they complete the build it will then go to the provider to add their stuff to it and then it will be released. In the meantime I have to wait a year before I can upgrade at a discount. So I'm stuck with an old phone with an old version of the OS. If I could I'd probably upgrade to another phone, but I have to wait until May of 2013.
06-12-2012 01:03:07 PM
If you won't root to get it then you don't really need it
06-12-2012 02:28:04 PM - edited 06-12-2012 02:28:22 PM
I777 or I727 (Skyrocket)?
For the I777 - If you want decent quality firmware, you will not be able to find it without violating your warranty. Same for the Skyrocket too in fact... But the I777 has been particularly bad in that the UCKK6 firmware update has major power management issues and AT&T hasn't even issued a bugfix release after almost 8 months, despite the fact that Samsung fixed those issues in December with the international XWKL1 release.
If you want polished functional Gingerbread - I suggest you find a ported XWLA4 release. Or you can try ICS - the I9100 ICS releases were ported to I777 within a week. http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f
Note: DO NOT install any I9100 firmware release unless you are following the instructions of one of the porting packages in the I777 forums *to the letter*.
06-12-2012 06:36:01 PM
I'm surprised that you feel that your phone is old. Didn't it come out around October 2011? That would make it around eight months old. Given that you sign a contract for two years, I wouldn't think that you would consider it old.
Considering that only 7.1% of Android devices were running Ice Cream Sandwich at the beginning of this month, Gingerbread is the current version of the OS for practical purposes.
What features of ICS are you looking forward to? Is there anything not functioning on your phone now that you think would be fixed with ICS? If your phone has an NFC chip, it will have more uses with ICS. Is this a feature that you plan to use?
06-13-2012 12:27:54 PM - edited 06-13-2012 12:39:30 PM
JFizDaWiz, if you're an AT&T employee, then you need to check your condescending attitude at the door. Part of my purchase price included a warranty. I am not taking my phone out of warranty, especially while I am still under contract. Samsung updated this phone long ago. It's long past overdue.
06-17-2012 06:02:02 PM
07-06-2012 11:02:03 PM