Anyway, either try checking for update in Settings - About Phone, or connect it to your computer, run Samsung Kies and it should offer you the update automatically.
Most of your user data should stay (apps and their settings), but I think homescreen configuration will get reset. However, if you keep having problems after the update (slow phone*, lockups etc), you should do a factory reset (all apps and settings will be reset, things like pictures/videos will stay), that seems to help a lot, since updating from Android 2.3 and 4.0 is a really major change.
* Galaxy S2 should NOT feel slow. This phone is loaded with power, the exynos CPU is specifically made for speed. If you experience slowness after the ICS update, something is not right (usually it's some app still configured for Android 2.3 and that keeps doing bad things).
And this is probably why Kies refuses to update it as well.
No, the Transformer uses an ARM processor (along with every other Android device) which isn't compatible with Windows.
For example, all 3 carriers in Czech Republic + standard GS2 already have ICS, and Czech Republic used to be SLOW with updates.
Although.. Hold on a second. (KOR) at the end of "Current firmware version" implies stock Korean firmware. I think you can change that though, I doubt anyone actually checks for this code.
Also, Note users. New CM9 is on the way:
Lapdock arrived for my Atrix and it is SO COOL except for the placement of the shift key on the keyboard and lack of touchpad scroll.
Dumb ass question but can I like remove crapware on my phone without root through the computer browser/special browser on PC?
edit: the disagree's have pretty much answered my question, damn it...
Even so, 99,9% changes that you make to the software of a Galaxy S2 can be reverted back into the state where even Samsung couldn't find out if you did anything.
tl;dr warranty can be restored.
Plus, they usually only check if you installed a custom ROM or rooted the phone.
Man, this lapdock is some sci-fi shit.
Wish I could get Chrome on it without performing Linux witchcraft.
15-20 minutes tops.
Then wait maybe 5-10 minutes while the phone is flashing the ROM (and you can do other things during this period) and then wait for it to boot for the first time. You are saying that like it takes a considerable amount of time to do, when the phone is doing most of the work by itself.
Flashing my RAZR V3 was a FAR more involved process (it involved taking the phone apart).
I don't see any personal benefit from rooting. It's barely going to affect me.
I'm using MIUI on my Inspire 4G now, seems to be the most stable/complete ICS-based ROM for the thing.
Anyone got any recommendations for tweaks, apps, widgets, etc? Just out of curiosity, mainly..
I don't know if it is ICS or the ROM I'm using but it got way worse imo.
Just got rid of things that I had working on gingerbread. Sure it looks nicer but it seems to have less functionality, I can't select to save pictures on my external SD or anything
Could somebody help me out with how to change from this current ROM to Cyanogen? What do I have to do etc?
I don't want to brick my phone
I love how he says he doesn't have time to root due to school and work, yet he has almost triple the time to spend talking about it on Facepunch
It takes like 20 seconds with superoneclick. If you have the time to post here you have time to root. The best you can do without root is use something like LauncherPro or ADW Ex to 'hide' apps from the app drawer.
All you have to do is put enable USB debugging and click root.
I tried to boot into download mode and it said something about using other OS's and now it says its downloading something but my phone isn't plugged into the pc?
Kies wont pick my phone up either and neither will Odin. Kies just says its connecting but wont do anything
God miui is so pretty.
Actually Touchwiz is a lot prettier than I thought it would be.
But I probably wouldn't pick it over default ICS.
I've never flashed MIUI so I have no idea.
Has anybody experiences with either the Sony Xperia S or the HTC One S? I can get myself a new phone (byby my dear old Desire) and I'm right now looking at those two.