T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS update with no OTA
For those Android faithful that own a Samsung Galaxy S2 on the T-Mobile network who have been patiently waiting for Samsung and T-Mobile to make the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update available to their smartphone, you might like to know that ICS for your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 is now available.
According to the guys over at Android Community, T-Mobile confirmed via their support page that the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 would be available as of the 11th of June at 11:00PM EST/ 8:00PM PST, and unfortunately the ICS update will not be available over the air.
As for some reason Samsung and T-Mobile have decided not to deliver the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2 OTA, the update has to be grabbed via the Samsung Kies software, which can be a fairly easy process if Samsung Kies works as it should, but not as easy as an over the air update naturally.
According to the guys the most likely reason for the Ice Cream Sandwich update not coming over the air is because they class the update as ‘optional’ and that it will wipe out the users home screen, which means the user will have to set up their device again. However Android Ice Cream Sandwich is more of a recommended update than an optional one, as the OS was quite an improvement, and no doubt every Android users wants ICS on their handset.
So basically if you own the Samsung Galaxy S2 on T-Mobile you will need to download the Samsung Kies software if you don’t already have it, install and run the software on your PC, enable USB debugging on your SGS2 in settings>menu>apps>development, then connect via USB, click and accept update, and you should be good to go.
So there you go, if you own the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 and grab the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update via Samsung Kies, feel free to let us know how it all goes.