T-Mobile Tweets Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Galaxy S II

Boom! T-Mobile just dropped some great news for all of you who have begged and pleaded for T-Mobile to release a Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update. Mark your calendars, it’s coming June 11th.

Samsung Galaxy S II owners: @Android Ice Cream Sandwich is coming via Samsung Kies starting 6/11! More details soon!

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  • guest

    Great News!! It will be better than Galaxy Nexus….^-^
    I mean better function!!

    • Drepope100

      I’m not gonna say all that………

      Galaxy Nexus & SGII Owner

  • atleast samsung is getting better with their updates to previous devices….this is good news to all GS2 owners :)

    • Herb

       This is good news for consumers wary of Samsung’s update history. This makes me feel more confident about purchasing an SIII

      • JBLmobileG1

        Hopefully with Samsung being the #1 Android manufacturer they will look at that as an accomplishment and want to stay ahead by releasing the newest updates at a quicker pace than in the past. As for the carriers… if Tmobile wants to stay ahead with Android and their competitors…. they need to make sure the manufacturers are getting the updates ready quicker as well.

      • Mr. Dino

        The delay wasn’t Samsungs fault, it was the us carriers . That’s why the international S2 received ICS a while back but +1 to Tmobile for being the first US carrier to send out ICS to the S2

  • vsukid

    I will be happy when they officially announce SIII dates and prices 

    • Mr. Dino

      Correct me if i’m wrong but didn’t they say it was releasing in Canada and north America June 20??

      • Nothing was officially announced for the US.

  • Qbancelli

    Too late. I’m not using a phone with a 800×480 screen res in mid 2012

  • Well it is about time. I can at least get some play time with it before the Galaxy S III release

  • watbetchh

    I’m so glad T-Mobile is vocalizing updates and not acting as if they don’t exist. 

  • JBLmobileG1

    Hey David what’s with the GIANT Verizon add that pops up? I am surfing the Site on my lunch break using my Amaze and this HUGH add about Verizon pops up. Not only can I not close it but I can’t read any of the article. Thankfully I was able to back out then back in without it popping up again. I understand they help pay for your Site but please make them smaller if possible. For a minute there I felt like the add was the Site and the article was the pop up.

    • MarcusDW

      Yeah it sux. Made me refresh to get rid of it.

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    A friend of mine got this update last week OTA. Maybe one of the sample updates they send out?

    • Dumbazz

      Your friend didn’t get ICS OTA.
      There was an update sent out last week but not ICS.

      • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

        Well, it’s got a completely different UI now. 

        • Don

          Lies

        • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

          Troll

        • fixxmyhead

          ur friend got the LDE update which gives u a new lockscreen and some ics features its still gingerbread. IT IS NOT THE ICS UPDATE

        • Yep.  Lies.

        • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

          Troll

        • anfrey

          if what you say is true, what’s his new baseband version?

        • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

          No idea, I don’t have her phone in front of me. It looked different when she showed me, but I didn’t examine it closely. 

  • MarcusDW

    Just as I said, early June info with a mid June release.

    This is good news to hear on a Friday and I’m glad that I STILL haven’t put a ROM on this thing. Can’t wait.

  • Mirad77

    9 days b4 the release of gs3. That sucks.

  • knightsray

    On the T-mobile facebook article someone posted about how T-Mobiles version was the best spec wise phone out with only the One X barely beating it because of LTE. I corrected him on this stating how it used the weakest SOC out of all the other version of the Galaxy S2 and how the One X was a whole new better gen. T-Mobile deleted my comment and any other I try to make now. Guess they don’t like constructive criticism

    • Guest

       Does anybody else here care what you think? Go complain about something else somewhere else. Just because somebody on facebook says something stupid you have to go rag on a perfectly good phone. Talk about NOT being constructive….

      • knightsray

        How was I ragging on it simply stating the facts? It’s still a good phone and is more than adequate. 

        It’s like I insulted some babies iPhone right now. Don’t take it so hard. If i’m not being constructive then do you really think you are? At least I passed on information to someone. All you did was cry and complain. 

    • TBN27

      Actually you should include the Galaxy S II Skyrocket for it is exactly identical to the T-Mo Galaxy SII.

  • Well can’t wait for it to roll out and developers get their hands on the update and start building roms.  Currently using a skyrocket ICS rom right now but I always prefer roms created on official software.

    • sombionix

      Using a skyrocket based rom for your tmo galaxy s2 isn’t necessary.  There was a tmo base leaked some time ago and there are quite a few roms based off the leak.  Why people are still using the skyrocket based roms is beyond me.  Things are still broken in most of them due to a lack of kernel source.  One such thing being the polarity of the compass.  Anyway, good to know there is finally an official update coming.  For those of you worried about the ‘possible’ tethering restrictions coming with the update, believe me when I say there will be a work around for that.

      • Charlie Brown from XDA

        Hey sombionix. Loved your work with the SGS 1. Are you back at xda at all or are you still developing roms? I know you got busy with RL but are you still in the game? Thanks for your past work!!!

  • HDHB

    THE ISC UPGRADE IS FOR MOST INTENDED TO STOP THE FREE USE OF ” TETHERING”…. T-MOBILE IS RELEASING THE UPGRADE TO MILK SOME MORE MONEY OUT OF THEIR CUSTOMERS FOR THE DATA THEY 
    ALREADY  PAY FOR.

    • sombionix

      Dude, relax with the CAPS and don’t worry about the tethering.  There will be a work around for it, I promise you.  Keep in mind that back in the early days, tethering wasn’t even included stock, it was something us developers had to manually work in.  

      • Chaz531

        The work around is either get an extension to change chrome user agent. Or do not use chrome and use firefox etc. There is also an app called clockwork tether. Which will allow you to tether.

    • Guest

      BTW by default on stock gingerbread tethering is already blocked.Also 14.99 for tethering is 1/2 the price of competitors. ALSO in your contract you signed, in the terms of service, internet access is intended soley for you phone. So HDHB YOU ARE GETTING EXACTLY WHAT YOU PAID FOR AND WHAT YOU SIGNED AND AGREED TOO. :) 
      TIP: Read a contract before you sign it.

      • None

        Yeah, you’re right.  It’s our responsibility to read the entire contract on the tiny point of sale screen.  Because it’s totally logical for them to arbitrarily distinguish between how you use the 5 GB of data you pay for.  It’s like a restaurant only giving you a toothpick to eat your food.  “But you saw there were only toothpicks on the table”.  Come on.

      • ogopogo

         And if you did bring in your microscope to read the fine print, would they be willing to red-line changes in the contract for you??

        • Brandon

           If you had a good sales rep, they would have explained that to you. Sadly, those are few and far between in this company these days.

        • Getsome

          Pretty broad assumption there….

    • Getsome

      That’s an ignorant assumption

    • Getsome

      And given that the new data plan with 5gb includes it in the cost, assuming updates are only there to charge for tethering reveals that your a cheap @ss who has nothing better to do than complain

      • vatreni

        Root your GSII. Download the app Tiatanium Backup and “freeze” the “tethering manager” app. Now you have free wifi tethering. Now stop complaining, and do some research!

  • graywolf323

    about freaking time

  • AnonymousAndy

    YAH!

  • well i pay 30.00 for 5gb of data with free mobile hot spot so thats good for me..
     

    • TrevorMadden

      How long have you been a customer?

      •  6 months

        • TrevorMadden

          Ah never mind then, you probably couldn’t sweet talk your way into a $20.00 5GB plan with “free” tethering (assuming your phone is rooted, of course)

  • Carloslacend

    Finally ics. This is good news. So I’ll take the GS2. To hell with gs3. I had all the galaxy s. The only thing I lack is the note. I think I’ll settle for the GS2 until tmobile throw the note.

    • Getsome

      Should be here soon at that

  • truckeemike

    Yay!

  • truckeemike

    @Carloslacend , Your in no way settling buying the GS II. It is an amazing phone. I can’t wait to see how ICS looks and runs on it…

    • Carloslacend

      I never said I was going to buy the GS2. Sorry if you got it. I have the galaxy s2. What I meant is that with the update I will not buy the gs3.

  • If I am correct, this will make T-Mobile the first carrier in the states to have ICS on their SGS2, yes?

  • George

    FINALLY!!! :)

  • UmAlum1990

    Can’t wait for facial recognition!

    • DDDDD

      FACIAL RECONGNITION ONLY WORKS ON S3 NOT S2UPDATE

      • Bgale14

        Wrong

        • Guest

          Wronhg I had sensation 4g got ics and did provide facial recognition

      • u r wrong … it does work 

        • Hadar727

          no ur wrong buddy it does 
          even att has it smart one dnt talk if u dnt know

      • Umalum1990

        Not true.  One of my business assoctiates updated his Sensation 2 weeks ago, and withing 10 minutes of the update, to ICS, he was setting up his facial recognition unlock.  So won’t you be surprised!

  • GOD OF HOUSTON

    old news already had ota update

    • This isn’t old news, this is the first announcement of a date for Ice Cream Sandwich for the GSII from an official source.

      • KING OF HOUSTON

        LIKE I SAID OLD NEWS

        • Steve

          I think the king of Houston wears is crown too tightly.

          You sir are retarded.

      • KING OF HOUSTON

        AND NEWS FLASH OFFICAL DOESNT MEAN GUARANTEE GET STREET SMARTS

        • Yeah, uh…I think I know more about this than you do. Also, street smarts would have nothing to do with this. This isn’t learning my way around the back alleys of Chicago.

        • Heeper

          Hahahahahahahahaha this houston guy hahahaha

        • Heeper

          Hahahahahahahahaha this houston guy hahahaha

    • anfrey

      that was the UVLDE update. this is ICS.

  • GOD OF HOUSTON

    BOO WHOOOWHOOOO!!!!!!OH IF THE ICS COMES OUT FOR GS2 I WONT GET GS3 CAUSE I CANT AFFORD IT YALL SOME DAMMMMMMM CRY BABIES GROWN A** PPL

    • Ace

      How much you wanna bet this guy is black?

      • Ryanloral

        How much you wanna bet that you’re a total douchebag ahole?

      • Jayclip

         Why have to be Black. U must be Idiot.

  • GOD OF HOUSTON

    LIKE I SAID OLD NEWS @DAVID

  • Djclove007

    There tripping David not old news there probably thinking of last week software update thanks Dave for the info

  • finallyyyy …… 

  • TBN27

    Patience paid off this time. Made easier by having a stable super fast smartphone. Got the ota maintenance update and now in 9 days i will be downloading the updste from kies. Sweet.

  • Getsome

    God of Houston: The OTA was a minor stability and security fix. leave your non sense somewhere else please

    • Kingofhouston713

      Fata## stfu u live on tmonews get a job bum

  • king of Houston

    Ok lamea** if a minor update made my phone 4.0.3 then its minor lamea** @getsome lil boy a**

    • Lemmeknow

      Sigh…the more this guy talks….

    • king of noob…you are wrong, GB to ICS is NOT a minor update

      • Kingoghouston

        Peep this u fata## cracker I wasent talking to ur lame ugly bullfrog looking a## I know the diffence in updates I have every Android phone for Tmobile highends fat## loser

      • Kingoghouston

        Peep this u fata## cracker I wasent talking to ur lame ugly bullfrog looking a## I know the diffence in updates I have every Android phone for Tmobile highends fat## loser

  • Wilco1293

    I never received the OTA update to Gingerbread.
    On phone:

    Android version: 2.3.6
    Kernel version: 2.6.35.11
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.UVKL1

    Can I invoke the update manually?

    • Wilco1293

      Went to Samsung Kies and manually updated. Now on Phone:

      Android version: 2.3.6Kernel version: 2.6.35.11Build number: GINGERBREAD.UVLDE

    • Wilco1293

      Went to Samsung Kies and manually updated. Now on Phone:

      Android version: 2.3.6Kernel version: 2.6.35.11Build number: GINGERBREAD.UVLDE

  • Wilco1293

    Will the ICS update come with a new version of Touchwiz? 

  • Johntaajacobs

    Yes finally :-) im gone love some ICS

  • Jhammo

    How much difference from the gingerbread update a few weeks ago to ICS? The update fixed a few of the bugs was having problems with. And i have noticed a little more battery life, so what going to be the difference?

  • God Of Houston is a fucktard

     God of Houston, your a fucktard…

  • Tina

    Has anyone tried an app called Foxfi? I have been using it to tether even without rooting my phone and have had no problems.  I don’t tether a lot so don’t know how it will work for those that do.

    • Tina, thanks for the info. T-Mobile plans on locking down tethering for free with this update. I’m sure our good friend at XDA forum will lead us the way to continue to do so

    • Corrado-sa@hotmail.com

      If you have 5 Gb of internet on your plan or higher it is free whit tmobile to tether

  • RalphieQ

    Just received the OTA. New York City here!

    • Djclove007

      For ice cream sandwich? Or the software update from last week to fix bugs?

      • RalphieQ

        Mike you where correct. It was the bug fix. Sorry for the false alarm and even sorrier it wasn’t ICS.

        • It’s ok, I’m sure you’re anxiously awaiting your taste of ICS as I am and surely the rest of us here. It’s a damn shame we’re getting this update so late in the game. With the release of GS3 around the corner and rumors of Jellybean already churning the rumor mill, this update should’ve been released months ago. 

    • Ralphie, I’m sure you did NOT receive ICS over the air. What you probably got was the maintenance update of Gingerbread.

    • RalphieQ

      ehh… 2.6.35.11 nm

  • Vlad2277

    WWill ics update delete all apps and data?

    • No it will not delete your apps or data. I would bet that some of your widgets might have to be re-added to your “home” screen.

  • Katie1080

    i just recieved my update.
    it updated and restarted my phone.
    after it finished updating, i see no difference in my phone.

    • Djclove007

      Hello Katie that update u got is a software update still for 2.3. Changed the lock screen and battery improvement and some bugs few more day Togo for ics when. U get ics u will see the difference

  • mark

    it’s still gonna look like touch wiz, I sold my galaxy s2 and got the galaxy nexus. I like it much better, I don’t miss all the extra things running and slowing down my phone and killing my battery. I doubt the galaxy s2 will ever get the jelly bean update, the galaxy s2 on Tmobile is already almost 2 versions behind

    • That is nice Mark, while T-mobile is behind with update this update ALL carriers in the US shove bloatware into any major release which takes time to be repacked/tested. I’m glad you favor the Nexus, but this device is NOT capable of 42mb HSPA + with a better processer and better camera plus IMS Wifi calling (which I look/ed for in a phone). Anyone can freeze/debloat their phones bloatware. From your statement about Jelly bean it seems you don’t know much about technology…JellyBean has NOT been released, there is a rumor of it running on a Google brand tablet only.
      So by your logic EVERY carrier is 2 versions behind….you sir are an idiot.

      Good day! 

      • Aliriano194

        BUMP +1

  • Tom

    Any chance the update will bring the new interface from the gs3?

  • Tom

    Any chance the update will bring the new interface from the gs3?

  • Dfireballwow

    I thought there would be some more info on the update by now. What’s going on here?

  • V Rios85

    There might be a way to have that new ICS interface on the GSII. I tried going to the SETTINGS, then APPLICATIONS, click on ALL, and scroll down to TWlauncher, and click on CLEAR DEFAULTS. Once you do that, go back to the homescreen and click the home button and select LAUNCHER and if you want it as your default just check it at the bottom. Hope this helps, good day.

  • Djclove007

    Clock is ticking few more hours to go till Monday keep r fingers croosed called T-Mobile to ask if coming out the 11th they said yes see what happends

  • Idaduck23

    Do we know what time it will roll out?

    • Around midnight pacific time I believe.

  • 10th june 2012 – 10:45pm – tried to update but showed no new firmware … thought it might come soon … but have to wait few more hours i guess 

    • It shouldn’t be available until midnight pacific.

      • A93hunt

        Is this a reoccurring patterns in t-mobile updates (where they push out the updates at midnight?) or is this is guess?

        • I really try not to guess.

  • Datruth63

    just connected to kies.. no update as of yet… 12:00 midnight– central standard time — 

  • Robjms14

    Got my galaxy s2 yesterday, updating it in a couple of hours. Oh em Jesus <3

  • truckeemike

    I hope their servers are ready for this!

  • Mspri730

    Is ICS available yet?

    • Chlnmtchll

      Previous comments have had their answered just read

  • Beka9021

    It is 1:35 EST and  no ICS available  . I don`t think that, we will get update today!

    • Idaduck23

      Might have to be midnight for the rest of the US

    • anonymous

      Same here. I also own a Sensation and an Amaze however, and although they are HTC devices, when they we’re updated, it went live as of 3:00 a.m. EST, I assume because of Tmo being on the West coast, and being 3 hours behind EST. Check back around 3 a.m. and see, I know that’s what i’m going to do, just like I did for my other updates, and they were ready at 3 a.m EST. on the dot.

      • Mlstephanie32

        Ooooh yeah…you’re right!   I am central time so I will check at 2am. 

  • Ghuayu

    Gosh I’m still waiting for the ICS, current it is 2:00 over EST….. hopefully one more Hours to go.

    • ONEBIRMINGHAM

      11:17pm Sunday (PDT) – Time in California   45 MIN LEFT

      • Ghuayu

        I can’t lay down to bed without my ICS… 30more minutes

        • ONEBIRMINGHAM

          it may take a few min after 12 to update

  • Robjms14

    Wait… Only via Samsung kies or can we go to setting and update it from there?:l

    • Sdfasdf

      Via Kies on the computer.

  • Omar m.

    11:47 arizona time and ready to update!!

  • Fowadb

    11 more minutes to go ICS hopefully finally 

  • Omar m.

    12:01 already how much longer?

  • Idaduck

    Anything?

  • Heywoodjablome

    well its midnight (2 am central time and no update)…am i the only one

    • Mlstephanie32

      No.  TMobile effin with my emotions right now. :/

  • Stupid

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh come on!! 1:02 here in Utah

  • A93hunt

    Nothing yet… 3AM in NYC.

  • Roadrunnerbdm

    12:05 in arizona, still no update.

  • jerry

    3:06 am here in Boston, no update :(

  • Korm1203

    3:08 puerto rico and nothing

  • Heywoodjablome

    Charlie : I understand that you want information on ICS update for the SGH-T989 device. Is it correct?
    Visitor: yes
    Charlie : Thank you.
    Charlie : I will be glad to provide you the required information.
    Visitor: thanks
    Charlie : Yes, the 4.0 is planned for the device and should be released today. As of now the update is not yet released. Please check back after couple of hours.  
    Visitor: im not staying up till 4 am
    Visitor: can you give me a time when its coming out
    Charlie : I am sorry to inform that we do not have the exact time for the update release. The update should be released today for the device.

    dont depend on samsung…

    • anonymous

      Has nothing to do with Samsung. Samsung released ICS to Tmo long ago in order to allow them time to pre-load their apps, and specific carrier features and also to make sure it’s running correctly on the device, just as every other device manufacturers ICS update method, whether being HTC, LG, Sony, Samsung, etc. It’s Tmo who we need to depend on, and not Samsung. Give it a bit.

  • cspek

    had a pop-up asking to update, but my kies froze

    • anonymous

      That was just an update for the Kies program itself, and not ICS, or any firmware update. Just updated Kies earlier tonight myself and it did the same thing the first try, but you wont notice any changes. It’s probably setting Kies up to receive and release the ICS update and pushing it live within the next few hours via Kies.

  • Jsjasj

    lol forget it i am going to bed catch it when i wake up

  • brandaninidaho

    I’ll bet someone has to go in this morning and flip the proverbial switch before this happens…Just another way to keep everyone holding on and shivering with antici…pation…

  • Korm1203

    i’m starting to look at the ” more details soon” 

  • Pissed Off

    3:13 in Maryland , NOTHING -___- :(

  • Ghuayu

    3:23 in Michigan still nothing WTF………….. waiting it for nothing

  • TmoJon

    Maybe they meant Hawaii time.. lol

  • Chlnmtchll

    If people in the west coast are getting it now then the next well be central then east. No one told you to stay up all night. Im up because I just cant sleep. So blame yourselves for staying up all night for nothing dont get made at the company for your lack of independence.

    • couldnotcareless

      Just like you I can’t sleep. Doesn’t make me dependent on this update. I’m currently watching the Simpsons. I’m a bartender that has the night off, so I’m often up late. If you are going to say something about people waiting up at night on message boards because they don’t have anything better to do, then maybe you shouldn’t even post on here and make yourself look like more of a fool. Also, where are you hearing that people on the West Coast are getting the update? Obviously not here…dumbass.

      • Mlstephanie32

        LOL!  I work evening shift so I am always up late. 

        • couldnotcareless

          High Five! Night Owls unite!

      • TmoJon

        Win!  lol

      • Chlnmtchll

        Oh i’m the dumbass and I have friends who live on Oregon. I came here for the jell of it becaus if people could read it says starting June 11 not that everyone could get it. and you sure are the dumbass

        • couldnotcareless

          Weird. I have friends that live in every time zone too! This is an amazing coincidence! I’d believe that I was the dumbass if you could spell…I just reread what you wrote. I don’t have friends that live ON any state, but I have plenty that live in them. Thanks for the laugh! Where would you like me to send the tip to?

        • Chlnmtchll

          Its cute that the bartender wants correct grammar and spelling. Do you want me to correct it? Or maybe I should fix your mortgage payments out your car payments maybe even tell you something more ridiculous

        • couldnotcareless

          Yeah, a 27 year old bartender that has a degree in psychology and a minor in business working in a bar in a small town in Idaho to help my father and mother out since his triple bypass. Then moving back to Portland. I also own my own car and my own house, so I don’t need any help with those at all. I also have no loans, no credit cards, no debt from financial aid…Unlike you, I’m obviously smarter with basic grammar and spelling, finances, and irony…

        • couldnotcareless

          The only thing you could possibly have on me is that I am a homosexual…but I can promise you that I’ve heard it all already so I guess that’s actually out as well.

  • BIGDILL24

    IF ONLY ALL OF YOU COULD READ. UPDATE COMING VIA KIES AIR!!!! NOT OTA…. SMFH

    • couldnotcareless

      Kies…on the computer…not Kies Air…

      • Mlstephanie32

        Yeah…you have to be connected to pc via wifi or usb to get update.  

    • McBain

      awwwww who let the baby stay up and cry about ics updates? if only you could read that people have been trying via kies already. it’s alright though because we all know big babies are really stupid. 

      • BIGDILL24

        oh i guess that was funny. And being a DM for Target corporation requires less sleep in order to make the big salary wages and bonuses. Little Boy

        • McBain

          Is it a job requirement at Target to be unable to read as a DM? Congrats on working retail I guess? 

        • BIGDILL24

          CONGRATS ON WORKING AT MCDONALDS!

        • McBain35235

          Nice assumption but I never gave any indication of what I do for a living. You on the other hand brag about managing a Target. Feel free to take a minute and reevaluate your life to see where it all went wrong and how to you got to this point. Take your time and actually think how you became the proud retail slave you are. 

  • Mlstephanie32

    T-Mo…why you gotta eff with my emotions like this?! You ain’t right mayne! 

  • Deadastronautinspace

    02:15 in AZ and no update…Ah well…I’ll check in the morning…not gonna hold my breath all night…

  • TmoJon

    Might be getting somewhere.  Just loaded Kies..  and it said there is an update to the Kies program.  Updating now.. Keep everyone posted!

    • Deadastronautinspace

      Yeah I got that update to Kies around midnight when I was looking for the update and nothing…Maybe you will get lucky though…

      • TmoJon

        Nope.. same as you.  No update.. Boo!  Sleep time lol

  • CoreyD

    3:58am Albuquerque no update as of yet…

  • Tom in Tampa

    So how exactly do you execute this update?  Just have Kies connected on both the phone and PC and it will notify you there’s an update? 

  • You stayed up because I made a statement, not tmobile, don’t be so dramatic if the update doesn’t come right as the clock strikes midnight.

  • Tej_mangat

    Anybody got it yet…..?

    • Omar m.

       got an update for kies on my pc 20 minutes ago arizona time,but no necessary for my phone…did someone finally got it on the east coast?

  • Bossusa

    just got a new updated version of kies, not ICS, WTF

    • What is everyone so mad about? It’s still the 11th until midnight right? You can wait a few more hours.

      • Dumbazz

        Ya no doubt friggin whiners.

        • David I agree, but I’m just so tired of waiting

      • 1man

        @David I was hoping to have before work. If samsung wants to apple so much, update your products when you say you are going to. Procrastination is not a good quality in any sutuation.

      • 1man

        @David I was hoping to have before work. If samsung wants to apple so much, update your products when you say you are going to. Procrastination is not a good quality in any sutuation.

    • Senor Ralph85

      same here!! false alarm!

  • Khurt

    No update in Ny

  • Tmo_employee

    no update via samsung kies macbook pro in florida 

  • David E

    I’m one of those who got excited when the June 11 Kies update came down earlier this morning, only to be disappointed that there was still no new firmware. Currently on the Acela to Boston, so I guess I’ll be checking in multiple cities along the way…

  • mjcity0076

    Please GIVE me THIS UPDATE!!!!! Waiting for This update has been hell all these while

  • HTC Sensation 4G Android already run ICS 4.0 is ROCKING better than Sleepy Samsung -_- zzzzzz.

    • Dumbazz

      “zzzzzz” That is all I saw and it describes HTC PERFECTLY!

  • Pat

    When  ICS does become available, is it an automatic update or someother way to get it?

    • When you plug your phone into the computer and open Kies on the computer, a window should pop up that say’s there is a firmware upgrade. This happened to me the other day when I updated gingerbread.

  • Yede1

    Patiently waiting here in Minneapolis. Will update when something changes..

    • Dave2metz

      In Minneapolis too! At work, frequently checking to see if it is released…

      • Senor Ralph85

        me too, checking every 15 mins……………….

  • Omar m.

    im leaving to work as of 6:40 az time no update yet,dont blame samsung since they release the update to all the carriers over 6 months ago, this is tmobile’s fault seems like all that time wasnt enough to horribly corrupt our ics update with their bloatware and b.s..big thank u tmobile 4 keep blowing us off  like this ..i’ll be switching to cricket!

  • Contactjct3

    Was just told by customer care that the update would come over the air today at some point. They were not sure the exact time that is would go live. It would be over the air i was told. Will update here if anything happens.

  • Nick

    Just got it here Houston TX 9:00am kies ics now my phone say 4.0.3 thank God omg this OS better then ginger now my phone looks like the galaxy nexus

    • Cole

      on the phone right now with Customer Support, also in Houston, and nothing still….But customer care did say it IS NOT OTA!!! has to be done through Kies!!!

      • Nick

        Idk but I got it kies 20 mins ago

        • Cole

          im calling Samsung right now….

        • Cole

          Samsung says they are’t sure either…it may come through OTA, maybe Kies, maybe both…they said they won’t know anything for 3 days…

        • Cole

          Samsung says they are’t sure either…it may come through OTA, maybe Kies, maybe both…they said they won’t know anything for 3 days…

      • Cole

        ok new 411…the update is OTA, confirmed by Samsung, and by two different reps on Samsung’s end!!!  Kies will not recognize it…

        • krzykronixxx

          talked to level 3 Support yesterrday.. update will be through KIES DESKTOP SOFTWARE.. NO OTA for initial release!!!

    • Sammaam

      how… i am in houston too,. i dont got it… whats going on?

  • Krzykronixxx

    7:17 A.M. PaCIFIC.. jus checked Kies.. no update yet.

  • Bfried7

    Houston, was the kies ics update automatic or was there a
    procedure that you had to perform?

    • Nick

      I just plug in double tap kies on PC and it said new software your phone

    • Nick

      I just plug in double tap kies on PC and it said new software your phone

    • I think this is procedure to perform… Under connected devices, highlight your device name and right click.  Check to see if “Firmware Upgrade” is available. If so, perform Kies Firmware upgrade, this will dl the most current kies firmware version.. After this is completed, go to your Tools menu in Kies, and select Firmware upgrade.. follow steps from there.. hope this is helpful. I’m doing it now as we speak.

    • I think this is procedure to perform… Under connected devices, highlight your device name and right click.  Check to see if “Firmware Upgrade” is available. If so, perform Kies Firmware upgrade, this will dl the most current kies firmware version.. After this is completed, go to your Tools menu in Kies, and select Firmware upgrade.. follow steps from there.. hope this is helpful. I’m doing it now as we speak.

      • Ugh.. dumb@ss me.. i thought it was ICS firmware.. and i was wrong.  I’ll wait for it to be available.. i guess it hasn’t been rolled out to me yet.

  • 7:26AM Pacific.. No update yet on Kies.  I will check again later today.. Hoping it’s a doozy!

  • 7:26AM Pacific.. No update yet on Kies.  I will check again later today.. Hoping it’s a doozy!

  • Dumbazz

    Must be nice to cry on an internet forum about a phone update. I wish I had the luxury of such minor problems. Once you have jobs, families,etc you will see what I mean.

    • dwntwn

      I feel you on that one buddy. But guess what your here complaining about people complaining.

    • dwntwn

      I feel you on that one buddy. But guess what your here complaining about people complaining.

    • I have a job (great one) and we all have some type of problems.

    • I have a job (great one) and we all have some type of problems.

    • Cole

      ummm thank you very much I work overnight, 40/hrs a week, have a family, and pay all of my bills on time!!!  I can complain if I want!!!

  • mgiusto

    I updated to 2.3.6-T989UVLDE on Friday in preparation for ICS today and it increased my battery life substantially.  Prior to this upgrade I would generally last 10 hours on a full charge.  After the update I was able to go 2 full days (leaving phone unplugged and on overnight) before charging and I was only at 23% at that time.

    I hope the upgrade to ICS keeps this battery life!  I think I am going to stay with this update for this week just to see how this battery performs for a full week before upgrading to ICS.

  • Via Twitter TMobile confirms it will go out later today but is NOT available to anyone yet. 

  • Dumbazz

    BOO HOO HOO I haven’t gotten my update yet…I NEED MY MOMMY!!! 

    • 1man

      Stfu. Quit trolling.

      • BrianWeston

        Ten bucks says this guy’s a T-Mo rep.

      • BrianWeston

        Ten bucks says this guy’s a T-Mo rep.

        • Dumbazz

          Ooooooh ya you bet your ass I am! 

        • Dumbazz

          We at TMobile CANT STAND you whiney babies calling in to ask about a friggin update. This ties up our lines and makes customers with LEGIT problems wait longer! 

        • BrianWeston

          Glad to see that you have successfully started that flame war with yourself that you were going for. Here’s one of the cookies my mom so graciously baked after you suggested that she do so. 

        • BrianWeston

          Glad to see that you have successfully started that flame war with yourself that you were going for. Here’s one of the cookies my mom so graciously baked after you suggested that she do so. 

        • Dumbazz

          I can send you Jellybean if you want! It’s soooo sweet being a tmo rep and getting jellybean before you. 

        • ::IGNORE::
          Not a rep, not holding onto Jellybean…just a noob with a LOT of problems (said so in it’s first post)
          What we see here is the expression of said problems….
          You sir are an idoit!

          Good day!

        • Dumbazz

          I can send you Jellybean if you want! It’s soooo sweet being a tmo rep and getting jellybean before you. 

        • Dumbazz

          We at TMobile CANT STAND you whiney babies calling in to ask about a friggin update. This ties up our lines and makes customers with LEGIT problems wait longer! 

        • Dumbazz

          Ooooooh ya you bet your ass I am! 

        • Dumbazz

          The nice thing as a TMO rep is that they just released beta Jellybean for some of us with the SG2. 

        • Dumbazz

          The nice thing as a TMO rep is that they just released beta Jellybean for some of us with the SG2. 

      • Dumbazz

        Call you mommy maybe she will bake you some cookie and tuck you in with a nice story. 

    • 1man

      Stfu. Quit trolling.

  • Dumbazz

    BOO HOO HOO I haven’t gotten my update yet…I NEED MY MOMMY!!! 

  • BrianWeston

    Nothing yet in Charleston, SC.

  • BrianWeston

    Nothing yet in Charleston, SC.

  • UTgrad

    Installing now in TX! 

    • Senor Ralph85

      LIKE if u want “Dumbazz” to STFU 

    • Senor Ralph85

      LIKE if u want “Dumbazz” to STFU 

      • UTgrad

        Wow man backoff. I just installed it right now. 
        What is your problem? I am not “Dumbazz”. 

        • Senor Ralph85

          Sorry man

        • Senor Ralph85

          Sorry man

        • Senor Ralph85

          Ok sorry about that man…I am just excited about this update! 

        • BrianWeston

          lol, I don’t think that was in any way directed at you. He just clicked “Reply” in the wrong place. 

      • UTgrad

        Wow man backoff. I just installed it right now. 
        What is your problem? I am not “Dumbazz”. 

    • Manjushrisword

      installing how?  kies? OTA?

  • UTgrad

    Installing now in TX! 

  • Michael Brooks

    Lexington, KY and not a thing yet!

  • Michael Brooks

    Lexington, KY and not a thing yet!

  • Eric Atcheson

    How are you guys checking for updates? just opening and closing Kies?

  • Eric Atcheson

    How are you guys checking for updates? just opening and closing Kies?

    • Senor Ralph85

      Try rebooting your computer and removing and reinstalling your SIM card. That worked for me. 

      • BrianWeston

        How does one “re-install” their SIM card? Are you talking about removing it and then putting it back in?

  • Lenix38

    Nothing yet in Atlanta, GA ughhhh

  • Senor Ralph85

    TmoNews ?@TmoNews
    @tmobilehelp Any information on when the Galaxy S II ICS update will begin?

    T-Mobile USA ?@TMobileHelp@tmonews Not yet. Still early. :) We will let everyone know when it is available. :) ^JM

    • Det313

      i dont think it well be happning today!!!!

      • Eric Atcheson

        It’s rolling out, but I bet we aren’t all going to get it one big satisfactory wave.  Way I’m looking at it, Magenta is not getting it after AT&T which is a nice change of pace. 

  • Donburu1400

    nothing in Puerto Rico

  • Senor Ralph85

    nothing yet in Detroit, MI.

  • Deadastronautinspace

    Nothing yet in AZ…

  • Kingpinsodapop

    Downloading the update as I type this.. Austin, TX.

    And no, I’m not trolling.

    • Manjushrisword

      telling use whether its OTA or Kies is the most helpful thank you!

      • kingpinsodapop

         All I did was hook it up via USB and opened Kies. It automatically suggested that I install the new firmware.

        A little window pops up showing your current firmware and the new one

        • Manjushrisword

          thanks!

        • Eric Atcheson

          I had that too but wasnt for the phone, think mine was just a kies update

        •  I did the Kies update last night and decided to wait till I try and update my phone.

          It worked today

      •  I’ll tell you one thing though, it’s a pretty decently sized file. Taking some time to download..

      • Justinreynolds98

        Its not a ota must be done thru kies.Have not checked to see if its there yet.

    • Sammaam

      I m in Houston. I dont have it… help please

    • Ken W

      BS

      •  Go to my twitter page..just posted a screen shot

        @epiqness:twitter

        • Ninja

          Can’t believe that you want everyone knows your phone number!

    • ResidentJack

       OK… So I think a lot of you are either downloading The KIES update, or the 2.3.6 Update, Not ICS.  So please, until you can confirm that you have 4.0.3 Stop posting these dumb messages saying “downloading now…”  Cause… NO, your not!

      •  Go check my twitter page.. I posted a screen shot

        @epiqness:twitter

        • Ramon Sanchez-Aviles

          Looks like the real deal..where are you located my friend?

        •  Austin, Texas. I dunno why I got the update versus half the other people. Maybe ’cause there’s a Samsung Corporate office here?

          I wouldn’t make this up either..

        • anonymous

          T-Mobile announced that it comes out at 11. Show a screen shot of the phone. My Kies says an update is available and starts downloading, but then does nothing!!! Meaning you got s**t!!!

      •  btw I already downloaded the Kies update last night. I know the difference between the two as it clearly states “FIRMWARE UPGRADE”

  •  No problem!

  • Steez12

    Nothing yet in Boston

  • Sancho2467

    Anybody having a hard time just connecting to Kies? any suggestions?

    • megh

      after updating kies, my phone was not recognized… disconnect it and run the “troubleshoot connection error”.. that should fix it…

    • The Noogie

      Had that problem with my phone when it was rooted … 

    •  update your USB drivers

  • Noctas

    Nothing in Cali.

  • Guest

    nothing yet in Florida…

  • Det313

    MICHIGAN still outa ice cream sandwich so far!!!

  • Zach

    Nothing in Cali as of 10:04 AM. Hope they don’t release it at 11:59 PM tonight! Lol.

  • just finsihed..hmm

    • Eric Atcheson

      Did you just update the 2.3.6 update lol?

      • anonymous

        There were 2 different versions of 2.3.6 also, one of which was just released a week or so ago. are you positive you’re on 4.0.3, and not just on the newest 2.3.6  build, which also brought a new lockscreen, similar to that of the ICS lockscreen? Hard to believe you have it, and not a single other person does. The 2.3.6 versions were codes UVLDE and the previous 2.3.6 update was UVKL1. 

        • Ebe2023

          These people saying they got it are confused. If your getting something right now it is not the ICS update as it will not happen Over the Air. What you are getting is the 2.3.6 update because I got the same thing this morning was over the air. ICS will release tonight and has to be updated by Kies.  

  • TGASTT

    Has anyone else noticed T-Mobile pushing something over the air this past weekend? It almost seems like it was them b/c when I put the phone on WiFi, the downloads stopped, but now, my data usage is maxed out…  I thought it was ICS coming over the air, and when I called them this morning, they said it was over the air, and that it would take upto 7 days to download… anyone else hear this?

    • TGASTT

      I’m on Kies now, and don’t see a thing except a Kies update…

  • Datruth63

    nothing as of yet in Tenneessee… its 15 minutes past noon… central standard time…

    you would think they would post a time or something to inform their customers on whats is going on

  • t-mo twitter update   – ” the update should be available before the end of the day today  ”   :X  

    • Eric Atcheson

      can you post the link?

    •  I DO NOT SEE THE POST

    • Shawn

      So that could mean 11:59pm… -_-

  • Df3

    Don’t they realize what a bad PR move this is, keeping us waiting all day like this?

    • The Noogie

      You’ll live

    • The Noogie

      and I think T Mobile will still be a company tomorrow despite making you wait all day…

  • ResidentJack

    support.t-mobile . com / docs / DOC-3029

  • ResidentJack

    NOT COMING TILL 11PM EST

    support.t-mobile . com / docs / DOC-3029 

  • Eric Atcheson

    here we go

    Beginning June 11 @ 11pm EST/ 8pm PST, the  Samsung Galaxy S II will  have an optional software update to Android  version 4.0.3 / Software T989UVLE1 via Kies. This update changes the Android OS  to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), and improves performance and stability. As  previously announced the software update will only be available via Kies, there  will not be an Over The Air (OTA) push. Note: After completing the update:This optional update will wipe the  Homescreen layout. Check the Software version.Software versionsAndroid version 4.0.3/ Software version T989UVLE1 – Current optional update version

  • Justinreynolds98

    Easy people, here is the press release from T-Mobile. Its released tonite on lies at 8pm PST for everyone.

    Understanding the Update
    Beginning June 11 @ 11pm EST/ 8pm PST, the Samsung Galaxy S II will have an optional software update to Android version 4.0.3 / Software T989UVLE1 via Kies. This update changes the Android OS to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), and improves performance and stability. As previously announced the software update will only be available via Kies, there will not be an Over The Air (OTA) push.

    Note: After completing the update:
    This optional update will wipe the Homescreen layout.

    Check the Software version.
    Software versions
    Android version 4.0.3/ Software version T989UVLE1 – Current optional update version
    Version
    Android version 4.0.3/ Software version T989UVLE1
    Manual Update ONLY (Size varies based on previous software version)
    Approved 6/11/12
    Improvements
    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
    CMAS improvement
    Wi-Fi Calling enhancements
    Voicemail enhancements
    Prerequisites
    Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T989UVKID/KL1/LDE update
    Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    At least 50% battery life
    Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T989UVLDE – Current OTA version
    Version
    Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T989UVLDE
    Over-The-Air Update (32.3 MB)
    Approved 5/21/12
    Improvements:
    Random reboot/power off fixed
    Device stability improvements
    Qualcomm chip patch
    Google Security fixes
    Prerequisites
    Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T989UVKL1 update
    At least 50% battery life
    Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T989UVKL1 – Approved 12/14/11
    Android version 2.3.5 / Software version T989UVKID – Approved 10/18

  •  Beginning June 11 @ 11pm EST/ 8pm PST, the  Samsung
    Galaxy S II will  have an optional software update to Android  version
    4.0.3 / Software T989UVLE1 via Kies. This update changes the Android OS 
    to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), and improves performance and stability.
    As  previously announced the software update will only be available via
    Kies, there  will not be an Over The Air (OTA) push.

  • Networkjct

    Ok so why not just say the update would be available on the 12th?? It would have made a lot more sense to do this. I dunno I am just sayin. 

  • Samsung Galaxy S2

    Hey guys, I read somewhere (don’t remember where), that after the ICS update, all your apps, contacts, etc. will be wiped, almost as if a factory reset, is that true? Thanks in advance.

    • Sam Gal S II

      i heard its just the homescreen config that will be wiped .

    • anonymous

      Most likely you will need to make a backup. If you’re rooted you can back up your apps and their data using titanium backup. Don’t think it will delete your emmbeded memory ie music and picutres, but I wouldn’t risk it drop box will automatically sync your pics for you with its online storage.

  • Pissed Off

    so they deleted the other post , coooooooool

    • Networkjct

      tmobile is on some bull*%!#

  • Senor Ralph85

    WOW some of you SERIOULSY need a binky to help you deal with this. 
    Maybe even a blankey?

  • Cyss215

    sigh

  • Blitz

    Lots of pissed off people about a friggin update? SERIOUSLY? You bought you phone with NO PROMISES of an update and now you want to act like a princess who isnt getting her pretty pony RIGHT NOW….

    • Scurvymeat

      To be fair I was promised an update by the time i bought the S2.
      And I feel some are over reacting. I myself need the ICS update to have my phone allowed on the company email. So my disappointment is noticeable and i wonder why they didnt just say the 12th. Save a headache, my It people were all prepped and ready

    • Scurvymeat

      To be fair I was promised an update by the time i bought the S2.
      And I feel some are over reacting. I myself need the ICS update to have my phone allowed on the company email. So my disappointment is noticeable and i wonder why they didnt just say the 12th. Save a headache, my It people were all prepped and ready

    • Labratm

      I agree that people are over reacting a bit, but i too was promised the update when i bought the phone. True, ppl need to chill out, but also true that tmobile is terrible with getting these updates out. I went throught the same thing with the Galaxy S1

    • Df3

      LOL

  • couldnotcareless

    Haha. “car” instead of care…Apparently English wasn’t needed for finance. Shocked you own anything since apparently you can’t read the contracts.

  • Ralphie

    any updates guys??

  • Ralphie

    I know they said 11pm EST, but just checking if anyone is waiting patiently by their computers like myself………

    • Df3

      Been waiting since 3am but otherwise no comment. :)

  • Lenix38

    nothing still in atlanta
     

    • Df3

      still not 11pm yet…

  • KPF

    Ten more minutes and we’ll see people start crying and complaining.

  • Khurt

    9 mins lol

  • Brian W. Forum

    Guys please don’t count down its just an update

  • KPF

    Downloading

    • KPF

      66% with 6MB DSL service.

      • KPF

        Houston, we have ICS on SGH-T989. Finally!

        • KPF

          Next, how to root?

  • Lenix38

     Downloading now ICS YAYAYAYA

  • Ronald Liu

    Downloading now in CA. Explicitly stated that it’s the ICS update.

  • Zbum12

    UPGRADING…..finally

  • Bfried7

    NYC === YES 11:00pm

  • Ralphie

    Upgrading now fellas !!! ICS here I come!

  • Beka9021

    Upgraiding the phone, Finally!!! 

  • Ralphie

    YES!!! ITS OFFICIAL!! its ready!!!!! 100%sure its the real deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Khurt

    mines not working  nyc any ideas

    • Samsung Galaxy S2

      Same, in NYC too, still no update =P

      • a93hunt

        I’m in NYC and my download just started. Try doing a restart on your computer. It helped w/ me.

    • Bfried7

      NYC 47% Downloaded  FIOS

    • gs2lover

      its work bx ny

  • Bfried7

    Done – It took 19 Min NYC

  • Bfried7

    Sorry Iam not Done yet there is part 2 Download NYC 11:23

  • Samsung Galaxy S2

    Lol in Staten Island, NY and it still didnt come yet =P

  • Bfried7

    OK Finished 11:30 NYC. MY phone just rebooted. — Make sure you have the latest version of KIES
    and after install restart the Kies program

  • Khurt

    yup it worked rebooted computer

  • Samsung Galaxy S2

    Hey guys, I don’t have a USB cable, is it impossible to download ICS from Kies then? I’ve been trying to download it OTA but it doesn’t seem to be working =/. 

    • A93hunt

      you can only do it via kies, so yes you need an USB cable.

  • Donburu1400

    my phone is in download mode and no respond

    • yes

      Your gonna have to do a recovery on kies if it not responding

  • Donburu1400

    estaba haciendo el update y mi cel se quedo en download mode  y dice  DONOT TURN OFF TARGET hace ya mas de una hora ,alguien tiene alguna sugerencia

  • TGASTT

    Mine is still working… damn i should have taken out my memory card with all the movies… now it’s gonna take forever for the media database to upgrade…

    • Musiq2bmade

      how long did it take to upgrade the media database for you?  how big was your micro sd?  mine is taking forever too.  i have a 32GB micro SD with about 5-6GB of mp3s and 1GB of movies. it’s running about 25 min. now.

  • Mjerpca

    When I try to update kies, kies keeps restarting or if i can get it started kies only downloads halfway and gives some network error. Iv rebooted pc,, uninstalled kies download and still cant get it. pls someone help.

  • Mjerpca

    Also what is samsung kies at the phone prompt on the instructions?

  • Goose

    ICS bitches! 

    • Mjerpca

      can u explain step 7. do you need kies on the actual phone.

  • KNGFRSH

    Got it bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Korm1203

    Is it me of there something strange in the scrolling in this new firmware

  • Gonzo52003

    Awesome! Took 21 minutes( 2 tries)

  • Samsung Galaxy S2

    Hey guys I know this is a trivial matter, but is the notification bar supposed to stay green on Samsung Galaxy S2 for ICS?

  • Successfully upgraded to ICS!! I love the new layout and functionality.  It’s very streamlined, and the google voice to text is awesome!!

  • Successfully upgraded to ICS!! I love the new layout and functionality.  It’s very streamlined, and the google voice to text is awesome!!

  • Pat

    Got ICS and it looks great.  Wasn’t the phone portion supposed to change as well though?

  • Bfried7

    There is a problem with ICS 4.0.  On the bottom of the phone the Menu, Home, Back and search  Keys do not light up.  The problem is intermitten, about 30% of the time.  It needs to be fixed

    • Hsr9800

      Change your touch key light duration under settings, display, from always on to 6 seconds and they should start to work again.

      • Bfried7

        That worked thanks

  • RJ Driver

    My phone is slower and more glitchy now. Anyone else had this problem?

    • Nope, my phone is running excellently.  I have no issues, response times are very fast, and no glitches since my ICS update.

    • main pain

      I agree, slower, glitchy, music app won’t allow selection of menu for displaying artists genres albums, just kill the app. Battery is no better on 4g and worse on lower G networks. I am considering going back to Gingerbread…… not pleased.

    • main pain

      I agree, slower, glitchy, music app won’t allow selection of menu for displaying artists genres albums, just kill the app. Battery is no better on 4g and worse on lower G networks. I am considering going back to Gingerbread…… not pleased.

  • Anthony Colon

    I got it and my phone is acting crazy now. The time zone resets everytime i shut off the phone. i got an annoying voicemail icon popping up (i dont have voice mail service).  When the screen its locked it lights up for no reason. And web access on the tmobile network doesnt work…should have stayed in Ginger. the only upside i noticed was the battery lasted more

  • Samsung Galaxy S2

    For some reason I can’t go fullscreen on youtube anymore since I updated ICS….anyone else have this problem?