How to upgrade samsung galaxy s 2 to ICS or Jelly bean
Ever since the release of the Samsung galaxy s2 in May 2011 samsung has given it a haul over many times with new versions of android. The phone was initially shipped with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Later the smartphone was updated to 2.3.5 and December 12 2011 the upgrade to 2.3.6 was released. And finally this week Samsung began to roll out upgrades to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
So what kinda new goodies can you look forward to once you upgrade your phone. Some key features are :
- Screen shot. Learn how here :ICS how to take screenshot
- Several improvements to the os and its internett browser
- Face unlock gives you the ability to lock your phone with your face ICS Face Unlock setup
- NFC wich lets you use your phone as a wallet (pay for things with your phone)
- The list goes on and on check out Googles official page on the subject for even more details
A few things before you start:
For safe measure back up the data on your phone that you can not loose, even if I did not do so myself. And luckily I lost nothing. It would be pretty bad loosing all those family photos. And also make sure you have a lot of battery left on your phone or plug it in to a socket.
- On your home screen hit the applications button
- Find the setting button and click it
- Hit the about phone tab
- Press the software update tab
- Press the check for updates tab
- Turn on wi-fi
- press ok
- The upgrade will start downloading. Expect a god 20 min or so depending on you internet connection
- press pop up button once again to proceed
- once update is finished swipe your screen and enter your pin
- You should get a pop up telling you the update was successful
- Another pop up will appear telling you to choose your carrier
- If you want to double check that you have indeed finally got ice cream sandwich, go back into settings and hit the about phone tab. Scroll down a bit and your android version should read 4.0.3
- A video is embedded below if you want to see the thing for yourself.