Update: T-Mobile Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Update Available Tonight

Update: T-Mobile has updated their support doc to reflect the update will begin at 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific.

Heads up Galaxy S II owners, Ice Cream Sandwich is ready and waiting. Right on schedule, T-Mobile has released the ICS update for the Galaxy S II smartphone via Samsung Kies. T-Mobile dropped word via Twitter back on June 1st that the update would launch and right as the clock struck 12, the update started going out. You can hit the Samsung link below to grab their Kies software and begin your journey to Ice Cream Sandwich glory.

Now the real question, will the Galaxy S II with Ice Cream Sandwich provide enough incentive to keep you from grabbingthe Galaxy S III?

Download Samsung Kies then go to T-Mobile’s support page for directions on how to perform the update.

  • TmoJon

    Not sure about “as the clock struck 12.” Seems like many people were looking till after 3am with no update available. Glad it’s up now though!

    • TmoJon

      And.. umm no.. It’s not up..  lol

      • Jinkee

        TWSS

        • TmoJon

          Lol

  • Guest

    Great news! I am first!

  •  mine is still showing the old firmware as the current one

  • Benjamin Curtin

    still showing that my firmware is current as well. Nothing for ICS yet

  • guest

    nope, not out yet.  Also, the tmo doc says ”
    Beginning June 11 @ 11pm EST/ 8pm PST”

  • jnamaya

    no love for me still! 

  • No update yet…

  • Pardue

    Still waiting, T-Mo Support say it will start rolling out at 11PM EST Tonight…..
     

    •  11 pm …..  : 0  … that sucks … they kept us waiting for the whole day

  • jfish

    i only was able to update to 2.3.6… which i didn’t know was available prior… no ics yet…. kies says current firmware

    • 757eliashz

      Did you lose landscaper wallpapers when updating to 2.3.6 like I did?

      • Guest

        i lost the landscape wallpapers…so far i have not found a way to get it back, and technical support didn’t know either…

        • Hi

          Man i lost it too, just realized :///

  • this is irritating mann!! 

  • Mescamilla2003

    i still dont have anything. any news on when?

  • Djuarez610

    T-mobile support stated the update isnt available until 11PM EST and 8PM PST. Only via KIES and you must have the LDE update and 50%battery.
     

  • Bluemarblebox

    Mine states that i have the most current as well.  Nothing for ICS yet

  • david21

    Not till 11 eastern, 8 pacific 

    • Bluemarblebox

      Am or PM?

  • jessm

    This is not true! I been checking and still no update on kies on my laptop.

  • Ash

    Still “latest firmware” here.

  • Nathan S.

    Still nothing for me.

  • they should have said 12th jan 2012 instead of 11th :xx 

  • SGS2 Guest

     I rooted my SGS2 a few weeks back to flash a ICS ROM. Does anyone know if it will negatively affect my phone if I now take the official version through Kies?

    • Erikcv23

      If you saved the stock files from you phone when you rooted its fine but if you didnt kies wont recognize you phone

    • MarcusDW

      Yeah as far as I know you cannot get the official ICS while on a ROM and you have to go back to stock to get it.

      • SGS2 Guest

         Thanks for the info!

  • According to a Press Release just out, TMobile will not update Kies until 11pm EST.  My Kies is not updated so I assume the above story is incorrect.

  • Adrian

    Well there is no update yet….and on XDA there is a multitude of people giving Kies a workout waiting…

  • Benjamin Curtin

    yeahh. hurr durr, didn’t read it right. 11PM not AM… Lol, well updating after work then! :D

  • Mikewilkinson34

     http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3029 looks like 11pm tonight EST

  • ResidentJack

    Hey David? Why this story??? Did you get the update, cause nobody else seems to be getting it? Plus the post by T-Mobile says 11pm EST? So What’s up with this story?

  • Jay21fire

    Kies is saying its not avail and heard it wont be till 11pm est

  • fixxmyhead

    the thread on xda is getting freaking ridiculous by the minute but i like reading cuz its hilarious

    • Pissed Off

      link ??

      • fixxmyhead

        posted it but its gotta be approved first. check in the general section. its the one thats blowing up. i think they added like 60 pages just last night. its called  OFFICIAL SPECULATION THREAD

  • Mdp Ghoriich

    Ok so it says its available here…….but T-Mobile said 11est -_-

  • mike_hilly

    David congrats… I’ve been trolled. =/ I have to wait ’til 8pm PST.

  • Bobpantsspongesquare

    Yeah, there are over 300 pages on a single thread at xda about this. No update until 11pm est. Fact checking must not be a class in blogger school

  • F1NAL

    Do I still keep my free tethering? No mention of it being removed.

    • mike_hilly

      A very solid question. I might wait and see… Not sure this is something I’m willing to give up.

      • urmom

        The s2 never had free tethering. The new software blocks it

        • mike_hilly

          Yes it does, on Gingerbread. 

          *posted from free tethering SGS 2*

        • mike_hilly

          Yes it does, on Gingerbread. 

          *posted from free tethering SGS 2*

      • urmom

        The s2 never had free tethering. The new software blocks it

    • TMOE.

      Nope, You will lose it. 

    • TMOE.

      Nope, You will lose it. 

    • MarcusDW

      GS2 tethering wasn’t free to begin with(unless your rooted of course).

      At least mine doesn’t…

    • MarcusDW

      GS2 tethering wasn’t free to begin with(unless your rooted of course).

      At least mine doesn’t…

      • F1NAL

         It was given to me for free, when they had the promotion going.

        • MarcusDW

          oh well that’s different.

      • mike_hilly

        It came free on mine when I got it. Menu>settings>Wireless & Network>Tethering & Portable Hotspot>Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings>Enable 

        = Free wi-fi hotspot enjoy it until you update to ICS

  • MarcusDW

    I’ve been using Kies all DAM DAY! Woulda been nice to know this yesterday…  10PM for me.

  • MarcusDW

    I’ve been using Kies all DAM DAY! Woulda been nice to know this yesterday…  10PM for me.

  • watbetchh

    I used the Telus T989D rom and it wasn’t good, not better than GB in my opinion. Lots of random freezing and skipping when playing music (of course, it was freezing and skipping music at the same time)

    The Telus T989D ICS rom is supposed to be identical to the one for the T-Mobile T989. Not happy if it is. you also lose the ability to adjust brightness via the status bar. 

    • fixxmyhead

      wth are u talking about? i used that rom and it was crazy fast compared to the crappy leaks and very very stable

  • watbetchh

    I used the Telus T989D rom and it wasn’t good, not better than GB in my opinion. Lots of random freezing and skipping when playing music (of course, it was freezing and skipping music at the same time)

    The Telus T989D ICS rom is supposed to be identical to the one for the T-Mobile T989. Not happy if it is. you also lose the ability to adjust brightness via the status bar. 

  • blaq

    Why the complaints? It will still be available today. Patience

  • undeadfreak

    I like being able to adjust brightness from the status bar, and if I have 2 years of free tethering does that go away? And since the little software update tmobile gave, I havent been able to crop photos the way I used to. I downloaded wallpapers from zedge for my phone and now I when I set them, they only appear as a section of the image. What happened?

    • Lalkobes87

      Same issue here after the update with the photos dumb!

  • Blitz

    It’s amazing me to me that some of you expect tmobile or samsung to announce the EXACT time it is going to be available of an update YOU ARENT PAYING FOR. 
    UNBELIEVABLE. 
    Time to get a life

    • Blitz

      I honestly wish that companies would see all this complaining and purposely delay the update another day or 2. Ingrates. 

      • Companies should just give everybody vanilla firmware so google can update the devices directly.  

    • None

      Blitz – you are so right.  We should bow down and worship at the T-Mobile altar. The $90+ a month I pay is just my donation to the almighty Magenta.  Thank you T-Mo for… ?

    • None

      Blitz – you are so right.  We should bow down and worship at the T-Mobile altar. The $90+ a month I pay is just my donation to the almighty Magenta.  Thank you T-Mo for… ?

  • Atomrocks

    The kies software is the biggest pile of garbage anywhere.  I cant get it to install, have tried it on XP and Vista.  Neither will install.  Thanks T-mobile for making it impossible for me to upgrade.

    • TYLERDERK

      Did you turn debugging on thru applications then development  before hooking it up to usb cable.
      If its an s2 you should have pre installed Kies app and do it over a wireless router.

      • Cole

        you can’t update firmware over wifi…atleast that is what the Kies application says!

    • no2apple

      u need to use a newer PC not the one you have. Windows 95…

    • Blitz

      Seriously? 
      You are blaming TMobile?
      You have NO ONE you can go to who has a modern OS?

  • dre

    What time would be for me I’m more down south? ?

    • Thole76

      lets see down souf time is a hour behind north time and is 3 hour behind eastern time, so that would be a week from tomorrow. 

      • Tbyrne

        LMFAO!!

  • undeadfreak

    I dont have a computer… If its only availzble through kies, then how will I get it?

    • Youngtexas_balla06

      I know you have friends….

    • Guest

       Time to get yourself into the 1980’s. If you don’t have a computer but you have an android something is wrong. A computer capable of doing updates through kies will be substantially less expensive than the phone you just bought. OR you can go to a tmobile store.

  • Pucker Up

    Waa Waa Waa Waa!!! So many freaking complainers out there. At the end of the day you piss ass cry babies will STILL update your phone and then cry about that. Then you will get another phone and cry about that. Then you will switch carriers and cry about that. 

    Tell you what … Give me your phone number, put your phone on vibrate and then SHOVE it up your ass. THEN when I call you, you might actually smile. LOL

    • Fuckiphone

      lol

    • Blitz

      WORD! 

    • scottyrob82

       I totally agree with you.  Best comment I’ve read all day.

  • Youngtexas_balla06

    I love it, with the Kies Air, because it will make the software more stable, nice, I really hope they release it then and not just saying that to keep our mouth shut lol…. #teamtmobile #teamandroid

    • Mspri730

      What does kies air do?

  • John101

    kies sucks so bad, its so slow. i cant wait to buy an iPhone 5 when it comes out this fall. Android is too complicated, and i should have stayed with apple. 

    • Youngtexas_balla06

      Why did you leave the “great apple” in the 1st place..

    • Jack_A_Lope

      Kies does suck, but not as bad as iTunes.  

    • Blitz

      Poor guy computers are just too difficult for some people. . 

    • Hi

      have s2 and will def get unlocked iphone5 if it doesnt come to tmobile

    •  I bet after you get the iPhone 5, 3 months later you will be saying the something about the iPhone…. They are all the same no matter were you go…don’t believe me? try for yourself….

  • Do not use T-Mobile. My experience to
    date:

    6/6/12 – 30 minutes shy of promotion
    end to receive Samsung Galax S II for free after mail in rebate of
    $100 and instant web only discount. Tried to sign up for two phones
    on the Family Plus plan, insurance on each handset, and additional
    Blue Tooth headset. Tried for over 20 minutes to place order online
    but it kept getting stuck on stupid. 10 minutes shy of deadline
    called the toll free order line and reached a representative by the
    name of Micka. She said and I quote, “I’m sorry but both our
    PHONES and our WEB are down at the moment and I can’t process your
    order. I can call you back tomorrow when I get on shift (3pm EST)
    and we will be able to honor this promotion for you”. I asked
    if the $12.00 next day S/H could be waived for the problems I was
    experiencing and was told “NO”.

    6/7/12 – Waited until 4pm (EST) and
    did not receive a call from Micka as promised. Called the order line
    and got a hold of Haley, who transferred me to Niesha, who
    transferred me to Rachael. Rachael was my ONLY positive experience
    in this whole debacle. She drew up the order (#1120883225) honoring
    the promotion and advised me that it was IN FACT possible to waive
    the next day S/H fee for my trouble. Went through the entire order
    process, credit check (was told there would be a $350 deposit
    required), and just had to pay for it. Advised Rachael I would have
    to call my bank to verify they had, in fact, raised my daily spending
    limit (which this order would have been in excess of) as I had
    requested. Rachael said she did not have a direct number but to call
    back with the order number (1120883225) and I could pay the
    representative that answered the line. Called my bank and all was
    good on that end so I called and got ahold of gentleman (failed to
    get his name). Tried to pay for the order only to be told that it
    would have to be sent to the “offline team and they would
    contact me in 24-48 hours”.

    6/11/12 – Did not receive the promised
    call from the offline team so called back to get the status.
    Reached a young lady (again failed to get name) and gave her my order
    number. Briefed her on the situation and told her the bill would be
    in my name (as outlined on #1120883225) but I would be charging my
    husband’s credit card. She said this is “not possible.
    Everything has to be under his name. I will cancel out this order
    and get you to sales representative who can honor this for you.”
    Transferred to yet ANOTHER representative. (Again, my bad for not
    getting this female rep’s name). Had to explain the situation YET
    AGAIN only to be told “this order has been canceled”. Well,
    no DUH! I JUST told you the rep who tranny’d me to you JUST canceled
    it. (Obviously erroneously). This rep told me the prior rep was
    misinformed, that I could have the bill in my name and pay with my
    husband’s card as the billing address was the same. Kept getting
    variations of “I can set you up with another promotion…..”.
    Advised that I want what I was promised – nothing more, nothing less.
    This is not about money at this point, it’s about ethics and follow
    through. This rep told me the prior rep was misinformed, that I
    could have the bill in my name and pay with my husband’s card as the
    billing address was the same.

    At this point I advised this rep that I
    was on an unreliable phone and confirmed she had my contact
    information in the event of a disconnect. She advised the correct
    number to reach me and promised to return my call if disconnected.
    Tried to “buy me off” with a refurbished phone plan and
    more instead of trying to honor the original promotion. Had to
    INSIST that I wanted what I was promised, nothing more – nothing
    less. Rep put me on conference with yet ANOTHER person who listened
    only superficially and made no genuine attempt to rectify the
    situation. Kept wanting to “call me back when she found out
    where the phones are…”. The phones are in your warehouse!
    You people won’t let me pay for the *&*&^%ing things!!!!

    Sure enough, my phone signal crapped
    out and it’s been 30 minutes with no call back. Needless to say I am
    done w/ T-Mobile at this point and will be sharing this on every
    review site and social media outlet that pertains to them. Off to go
    check out Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T, …. ANYONE but
    T-Mobile.

    Seriously Displeased,

    Leslie Crenshaw

    Celestial Beginnings

    479-304-0344

    AllPro Residential

    479-966-9846

    • TYLERDERK

      Should have gone into a store……15/16 should have a free after rebate promotion.

      • Brubawil87

        Agreed

    • Blitz

      Who cares

    • Guest

       Wow Leslie I really do feel that was a bad experience. You should know that I’ve had bad experiences with other carriers as well, not just T-mobile. That being said i think that the people reading this particular thread are going to feel as though you just wasted their time.

    •  Hi Leslie try this maybe they can help..

      https://www.facebook.com/TMobile/app_352783664759239

    • Phone GURU

       …all of that sounds like your fault. You should have gone in to a store or called in the first place instead of trying to order online.  You have no right to complain when you didn’t have your finances in order to pay the first time, you waited till the last minute to try and take advantage of the promotion and allowed some random phone representative (WHO IS CLEARLY READING OFF A SCREEN AND HAS NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT) to cancel your order.  This was your fault and you should take responsibility for it instead of trying to blame the company.

    • mrsbelpit

      Girlfriend, don’t put your phone number on the internets.

    • No_Remorse

      You need a longer post

  • iHate

    I am so happy this update is coming; I feel like my life will be complete now.  Wait…the GS3 launch is coming.

  • guest 123

    i just tried kies and my phone is now being updated to ICS!

    • Piff

      bullshit

      • Aaron Jacobs

        I second that motion lol,,,updated to the update before this one but no way in hell u are getting ics.

      • Dumbazz

        Calm down man. The guy thought he was getting ICS.

        •  lol I wish we could see the surprise on his face when he finish updating…

        • Dumbazz

          Ya LOL I can relate becauseI thought it was ics but alas it was just 2.3.6

        •  lol

    • Hi

      its not…its newer gingerbread…i thought the same

  • raygu303

    I’m curious to see if this will enable google wallet. As I’ve heard that the leaked skyrocket ics rom did. And the skyrocket is nearly identical to the tmo gs2. That would be a nice suprise!!!

  • Carlos

    Thanks david

  • Weezy0803

    I think I will continue to keep my s2 and wait for tha s4 cause se I’m not feeling tha international s3

  • Those that complained you guys make my day….. big applause to you all…btw can you guys reread all your complains…and tell me what you all think about it.

  • brian from forum

    OMG I still haven’t received my update I’m going crazy if I don’t get it I will no long by Samsung products lol

    • Aliriano194

      please stay calm don’t do anything to hurt your self lol

  • Dumbazz

    Are we getting the new better google calendar?

    •  Not sure..have not use that myself….was it good ?

  • You know what would be funny, come 11/8 o’clock the update is still not available… I wonder what some people would do then? 

    • Dumbazz

      Mass suicide which will thin the herd.
      Not a bad thing.

      •  lol lets hope not….is just an update..

        • Aliriano194

          i promised my co workers i would have ICS on my phone by tomorrow if the update does not come out i will be forced to go into hiding till further notice

        •  As long as the hiding don’t cause harm to you, you are good to go.. :)

        • Scarfacemario

          Damn thats hilarious haha hope it comes for u then

    • Aliriano194

      jump off a building or call out of work again LOL

      •  No jumping of the building….calling out of work that sound fair… lol

    • brian from forum

      If I don’t get the update I’m going to cry and eat

      •  Lol good one, that’s the way to go

      • Eric Atcheson

        rock myself in the fetal position in the corner 

    • sk4g

      Don’t you have download the update thru your pc or mac it does say manual update only ?

      •  Yes, you have to download Kies first and install it, if Kies has any update it will update itself after that, when Tmo push out the update, Kies will notify you of the firmware update do accordingly. This happen when you connect you phone to the PC or Mac and open Kies.

  • whosaidwhat

    Why is this update 4.03?

    • Aliriano194

      they ran out of 3.XXXX versions so what the heck why not start using 4.XXX

  • brian from forum

    1hour and 15minutes and update should be available but it won’t lol

    • dwntwn

      what are you talking about its 8pm pacific which is 11 pm easter and 10 pm central

      • brian from forum

        My bad I was thinking central lol

  • 8:pm in florida – no update 
    2 more hours to go – still there wont be any i bet 

    what if they told us the update will be available from june 12 th … things would have been so simple …

    • Dumbazz

      There is no time listed the cry babies cry…there is a time listed the cry babies cry.
      There is no winning with some of you.

      • STILL TROLLING?

        • Df3

          he can’t help it.

  • what a lame time!

    • Dumbazz fT

      Wait….they didn’t consult you before deciding on the time? Eeee gads

  • Dumbazz

    Wait….they didn’t consult you before deciding on the time? Eeee gads

    •  lol you are your name lol

      • Scarfacemario

        Haha hilarious good one ;)

  • Jlr1319

    its 11p in china..i think

  • Cyss215

    did anyone get da ics update yet? smh

    • I hope you read the part that said it won’t happen till 11pm, Eastern, which is two hours from now. So no, nobody has received the update yet.

    • I hope you read the part that said it won’t happen till 11pm, Eastern, which is two hours from now. So no, nobody has received the update yet.

    • dwntwn

      Bro seriously this topic is covered above you and below you in the coments in the article itself. Just read it and stop being lazy. SMH

  • GS2 with 4.0.3

    I just check kies and ask if I want to update and I did an update yesterday :-)so I’m guessing its ics

  • Dassfada

    Its out Downloading now

    • OG

      Why are you lying is not 11pm eastern time

      • Dassfada

        stupid update. just got this phone today, i thought it was it.

    • OG

      Why are you lying is not 11pm eastern time

  • Dassfada

    Its out Downloading now

  • Djclove007

    Hey David thanks for a the updates half this inpatient people would be lost without ur website thanks I use it daily for info n updates on stuff thanks Dave..

  • Linkxius

    My Galaxy S2 won’t prompted me for anything it just recognizes USB mass automatically. Any help???

    •  I don’t get the question are you trying to download the update?

    • The Noogie

      unroot
      reinstall device drivers
      reinstall kies

  • trickystyle

    So I didn’t read when the update was going to be available and I downloaded something onto my phone. I wiped out all of my apps and it is gingerbread. Golly I got excited and now my phone has reset to factory settings…Urg!!!

  • The Noogie

    In one hour, what do you think you’ll be doing?

    • dwntwn

      Probably watching porn

  • Beez

    t – 47 minutes…

  • mgiusto

    t-minus 28 minutes…

  • Dumbazz

    27 minutes!

  • Dumbazz

    20 minutes! That’s like a30 minute TV showi if youy fast forward thru the commercials

  • 15 min 

  • KNGFRSH

    15 mins

  • So this will work with MAC?  I’m still used the old blackberry desktop software updates that were PC only

  • Younggodde

    12mins

  • 10 minutes… until we hear it was delayed again LOL

  • 909RiverRat

    10 minutes

  • 10 min

  • mgiusto

    I wonder if it will be right at 11pm EST or like 15-20 mins after… So many are dying for this update, I hope TMO/Samsung don’t go too far past 11:00pm…

  • Dumbazz

    Single digits until lift off!

  • mgiusto

    How many here have Kies fired up, USB wire attached to your SGS II and ready to click Tools, Firmware Upgrade and Information in Menu Bar?

  • Cristian Pivaral88

    android sucks

    • mgiusto

      that’s just like you’re opinion man… – The Dude

    • Brian W. Forum

      IPhone user right?

      • Cristian Pivaral88

        no i have the sgs2

  • The Noogie

    Congrats LA Kings, Stanley Cup Champions
    I could go for an ice cream sandwich in celebration! 

    • Dopejayoh

      WOO! Go Kings! As they were celebrating I plugged in my phone and the update is there! Good day! 

  • Raymond

    5 min

  • Funkregulator

    cool only minutes away until everyone overloads the server and it crashes

  • Jayclip

    Let Go!!!

  • K Negron18

    im ready

  • Raymond

    not thing

  • no update :x wtf now 

  • Dumbazz

    What what?

  • mgiusto

    GOT IT!!!

  • Younggodde

    Can’t get in to kies

  • missey

     Got it :)

  • Dannyc1976

    got it now

  • Dassfada

    It ON

    • Dassfada

      Downloading it right now

  • Raymond

    how can i update

  • got it …its updating :)

  • MarcusDW

    GETTIN’ IT NOW!!! YESS

  • Mikewilkinson34

    It’s here!  Downloading now

  • Piff

    i got ICS south florida bitches!!! and dirty hoes!!!!

  • Hallouda

    Just restarted Kies and ICS upgrade started :-)

  • Michael Brooks

    Lexington, KY.  Just started the ICS download!!

  • Younggodde

    Got it

  • Vlad2277

    It’d here Brooklyn, NY
    Updation now !!!

  • Tommy736149

    right on time, downloading now

  • Ohgeez10

    WOO HOO!!! Starting my upgrade right at this moment!!!!

  • Her0180

    wtf? how the hell do we update?

    • Read the instructions as linked in the post.

      • Aliriano194

        ^^ Hes alive

  • no2apple

    3%

  • Ekoy

    Updating now

  • Hi

    Damn it my stupid sh#t says connecting…..

  • Youngd25

    got mines

  • very slow 8% only

  • Tmo_employee

    update is out !! battery needs to be full charge though lame!

  • Raymond

     download from ???

    • Tommy736149

      kies

  • mgiusto

    Would have been nice if I had my SGS II battery charged to at least 50% so I can apply the update… Now I have to wait for it to charge… Maybe this is a blessing in disguise.  I can now watch this thread and see if anyone has any issues…

  • Jayclip

    Guys let me know if we still got tether

  • Djclove007

    says i have a new firmware ava in california ill down load it and let u know what it is if it ics

  • Bluemarblebox

    I’m still waiting – still states that I have the most current installed

    • Dumbazz

      Thru kies?

  • Michael Brooks

    Download is going to take forever.  Server is about to be crippled.

  • guest

    Good to go in CT…

  • Dopejayoh

    26% so far. Let’s do this!

  • Michael Brooks

    26%

  • Just open Windows 7 on my iMac & its downloading now wouldn’t download on Mac OS X

  • K Negron18

    got it

  • krzykronixxx

    its downloading!!!!! slow as hell tho.. all you Bas^^^^s taking up my bandwidth!!!!

    • Jayclip

       lol haha

  • Djclove007

    im downloading the new firmware now avabile hopefully its ics ill report back after in sf ca

  • 17% :(  F u fios :X

  • Barebone

    downloading….. wohooo

  • JDMNivek

    60%

  • Vlad2277

    Guys something wrong on my end
    Get screen downloading, then it looks like kies looseing connection, starts connecting again and all starts over
    nothing happens on phone
    anyone knows what’s going on?

    • Sammy4281

       i got the same thing going on

    • Bluejaywae

      Got the same thing as well.  Trying to restart my phone now.

    • Bluejaywae

      Uninstalled/reinstalled Kies (and turned of the touch lock on the phone don’t know if that did anything but it did say phone was locked a couple times prior) and it is currently updating now.  Hope this helps.

  • JDMNivek

    sorry 20%

  • Michael Brooks

    45%.  Damn all you diehards jacking up the bandwidth!!  LOL

  • Raymond

    i got it, 100%

    • Jayclip

       Let me know if we still have tether

      • Vlad2277

        Never had tether, unless you have rooted phone and another rom

        • Jayclip

          I mean Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

  • Tina

    70% already yay!!!

  • what if there is a power outage right now :P JK 

  • david21

    Issue: After downloading firmware, Kies asks to make changes but when you press allow the phone disconnects from Kies and then Kies ends up freezing. Anyone know a solution or what is happening?

    • mgiusto

      check your task bar to make sure there isn’t something waiting for you to click OK on, I had same issue and didn’t realize there was a dialogue box I had to click on.

      • david21

        Thanks but it still freezes and I have no idea how to fix it.

    • Vlad2277

      had problem too, now update in progress
      try open kies, tools, troubleshoot
      it will reinstall driver
      then restart phone, kies, and try again

  • JoJo

    Starting the download now!!! See all that complaining for what? This phone has at least stayed honest with there updates. No COMPLAINTS here

  • Younggodde

    95%

  • Younggodde

    Im done successful

    • Jayclip

       Does it still have Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

      • Tommy736149

        yes

      • Blitz

        I haven’t updated mine yet but I would seriously doubt you are still going to get it free when TMobile’s goal has been to end the free ride. 

  • Robjms14

    I have to wait until tomorrow -.- since internet is down :l.

  • HakTsi

    Hate Samsung Kies.Only time i use it is for update. worst program ever! I can run Photoshop, Premeire and May at t eh same faster than this program can start up and load. 

    • Blitz

      Ya a FREE software solution should run PERFECTLY. 
      I know. 

  • Michael Brooks

    Installing at 46%.  The wait is agonizing.  

  • Scurvymeat

    69%  been waiting all day!!
    see you all on the other side. as it were

  • Tommy736149

    it is ics!

  • Aiuertuh

    does this update work with a MAC? will kies work with mac?

    • Zayer79

      Tried it with a Mac and kept getting the damn rainbow wheel of death

    • Brian W. Forum

      It’s working for me right now

  • 60% …. only … irritating :x

  • Nagu

    anyone not seeing the update yet ???

    •  Yup this is sweet lol

  • Brandon

    All done! Im so excited.

  • Blitz

    Damn battery was as 40%! It kicked me off! BASTARD!! Well a little porn watching while the battery charges should get me to 50 in the meantime! 

    • waiting4battery

      I’m doing the same thing buddy. LOL

      • Blitz

        HAHAHAHA I am actually looking at the percent widget estimating how much time I have left! about 17 minutes!!! 

  • Rcwillrun

    Just installed it,   its running pretty good

  • Youngtexas_balla06

    I think I’m in love…… #teamIceCreamSandwich

  • Blitz

    Screw you all I am going home

  • JDMNivek

    wow….i love it finally 

  • Ubaldoalfaro

    do i leave my memory card in??

    • No_Remorse

      I did…what’s the worst that can happen  :-D

  • Mysta316

    do I need to unroot to get this?

    • No_Remorse

      No need to unroot; it just DL’d for me and is installing as I type…

  • Hi

    Is anyone getting a lag when they text…. like the screen expands

  • JDMNivek

    yeah im getting a lag all around

  • Jayclip

    My phone is rooted.. will it still let me update it?

    • No_Remorse

      No need…I just did it successfully with a rooted phone

      • john97

        How do you do it with a rooted phone? Mine keeps saying failed

  • No_Remorse

    ICS successfully installed! I do like the fact that I can disable some of the bloatware…

    • Younggodde

      How did u disable some of the bloatware

      • No_Remorse

        Settings -> Applications -> All. Click on the bloatware to disable, then click on the “Disable” button in the upper right-hand corner,

  • Jpascall007

    nothing is happening when i start up kies. is there something i should do to get the update?
    Brooklyn NY

  • frustrated

    its saying that “you are not in the correct kies mode , go to settings , apps , development , the USB debbing , but when i do such it’s not recongized  by my computer

  • so against all odds, I successfully updated my GSII via kies on an iMac using OSX! really thought I was going to run slap into a brick wall tonight.

    • Pappasan D

      ditto, but i was successful.  i love the new look so far.

  • eJ

    IM HAVING A ISSUE sorry for the caps but anyways Ive done all the instructions I get to where I connect my phone and in the kies sections it just says connecting but nothing brings up is there something I need to do please help

    • mike2001ny

      pull down the notifications and you will see USB connected, click that and you should see the Android is green, click connect and wait for it to turn orange then wait few secs and kies will recognize

  • Raymond

    How to root T989 4.0.3

  • Nadinevaldez1430

    Can someone help us with the switch?:(

  • Jpascall007

    what should i do when i connect to kies. its not giving me the option to update. am i doing something wrong?

  • Arkweld

    Installed but thanks to TouchWiz you can barely tell the difference. T-Mo disabled the application management features too so you still have to put up with their bloat ware. You can’t delete it even in the app manager.

  • eJ

    I honestly wish this was an over the air update like seriously I cant be the only one Stuck in kies where is just says connecting I even tried to manually put in my serial number and model number and still wont connect  says It cant find 2 drivers ran all the trouble shooting… did a restart on my phone ( turn off and back on) and also pulled the battery is there any other help anybody can offer that might allow me to get the update or should I just hold my breath for an ota

    • I’m about to go to bed but try uninstalling kies and restart the computer. Then install kies from the tmo news article on ics then maybe try restarting after that. Then after the computer loads everything on the desktop plug your phone in first to the computer then open kies and wait for kies to show whatever its going to show. A window should pop up and say there is a firmware upgrade. If not, try going under tools in kies and click on firmware upgrade and inialisation. Also make sure your phone has a lot of battery left before starting anything. Hope this helps. :)

    • GoatChode

      reinstall kies, do a factory reset, kill your anti virus on your computer, update through kies……my phone is running as smooth as butter. I installed a galaxy s3 theme for go launcher along with the water drop app…i dont even think that i want the galaxy s3 anymore!!

  • Dumbazz

    Haha I know this would be too good to be true.
    The only keyboard that you can use the full new voice to text is the shitty samsung keyboard!
    Swype updated but it uses that shitty dragon dictation version.
    FAIL

  • Vlad2277

    My new ics freezing or slowing down here and there.
    Either it doesn’t like some apps or maybe best way was to do clean install after factory wipe.

    • Pudakis

      im having the same issue is there a way to reinstall

  • Younggodde

    Can someone help me out with disabling bloatware plz

    • No_Remorse

      Settings -> Applications -> All. Click on the bloatware to disable, then click on the “Disable” button in the upper right-hand corner,

      • Df3

        On some apps you have to uninstall updates before you can disable but I was able to get rid of  a bunch of crapware this way. The others that I couldn’t disable I stopped the apps and they didn’t auto-reboot so that worked as well.

  • Nelsonhcabrera

    There is a lot of freezing period anything u open and the texting it’s bad I don’t wan the ics anymore unless ur gonna fix asap

  • Jvf251991

    Wth everytime I’m updating it downloads then it starts downloading something else after then it says failed? I tried about 5 times! And the 2nd download takes hours!

  • Darren Russinger

    Will there be an ICS upgrade for the S1??

    • I believe that is a negative, so sayeth Samsung.

      • Darren Russinger

        So long Samsung.  Hello HTC.

  • Chris Mahnke

    I have tried numerous times to get the ICS update firmware for my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy s ll and everytime I do it, after it says it has downloaded, I get a message that says” Insufficient Disk Free Space(requires at least 3000MB). I have killed out alot of apps and old photo’s and the movie Transformers II and still it won’t take the update. What am I still doing wrong? Is there a step I need to do for it to work that I am not doing? Help me please!!!
     

  • GoatChode

    I like this new face unlock feature….the browser now looks like bing or something. I dont like the fact that the contacts tab is gone from the dialer. its alright i guess, if you just click on your contacts icon to begin with. overall, i like it. just gotta get used to it. take my advice and dont expect it to look like the original nexus ui. im running go laucher with a galaxy s3 theme. its so awesome!

  • Wasim

    Hi, I have t989 samsung it doesn’t work for me when I tried to update the phone on ice cream sandwich. can anybody share me their views is it really available as mentioned on this website..

  • Heytamtam

    Cannot get ICS update as Kies does not recognize my SGSII phone.  Read multiple forums and tried various things….seems to be a recurrent problem…. but still no luck.

  • Xsugarsweetiex

    Email has stopped working now i have updated to ice cream sandwich…..any tips on how i can fix this?

  • Sparkle198114

    Has anyone noticed that you can’t search your apps anymore from the google search on ICS 4.0.4? ?? Why was that taken away?

  • mackenzie

    It says my phone isnt allowing the update?

  • $22032848

    This guy talks a good game, and is a master of spewing forth utter bulltish and LIES. I have NOT been able to update my T-Mobile Samsung SII SGH-T989 to the new Ice Cream Sandwhich version. When I select “Update” in the phone, it always says “no Firmware available” and it still has the Gingerbread, and I cannot update it. T-mobile’s Websites send you round-and-round never getting anywhere. That Klies is utter junk, and doesn’t allow me to update ANYTHING…all it does is display some stupid Ringtones and picture files that are already on the Phone. What good does THAT do?!?!? To make matters EVEN WORSE, T-monkey recently did a minor upgrade that took away my “Program monitor” Application…which Used to be under the “Customize homescreen” application and I used it frequently to see which Apps and services were constantly running in the background, but now it’s not there any more, after the update. I STILL can’t get rid of the god-forsaken T-mobile Visual Voicemail App that has 10 out-of-10 Negative Reviews by all people who have ever used that Program, making it the most hated app ever devised, that people can’t get rid of, off their own phones. I also have this really weird bug now, that if I’m put on hold now, on companies’ automated voiceprompt things listening to elevator music, the phone locks up, and EVERY SINGLE button becomes unresponsive. The ONLY button I can use – Is the Power button. So, I end up hanging up on them – AFTER waiting on hold for an hour or two – when they come back and prompt me to enter a number on my Keypad, but it’s frozen, and I end up hanging up on them, after being on Hold all that time – because that is the only key that will work – that isn’t frozen. If you want to talk about frustrating …. that is the most frustrating thing that you could possibly think of … especially, after being on hold all day long, waiting! I know that there are lots of other people, too, who cannot upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwhich that we were promised a full two years ago when we bought the Phone.