Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update Now Available

Beginning October 3rd, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While our attention may be focused on upcoming Jelly Bean updates, let us not forget that Ice Cream Sandwich is still a major upgrade from Android 2.3 Gingerbread that has graced the Galaxy S Blaze 4G since it’s release. Along with the usual Android 4.0 improvements and bug fixes, this update also includes a Mobile Hotspot Icon location fix and email option fix.

Hit the T-Mobile link for details on Samsung Kies or OTA installation.

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Download update from T-Mobile – T769UVLF4

You may request the T769UVLF4 update from the update servers, even if you have not received the Over the Air (OTA) update. To download or check for updates, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch Software Update.
  4. Note: If the Software has been pushed to your phone, you will received prompts to download. If it has not, you will receive a ‘No Firmware’ message.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  6. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLF4

Download Over the Air (OTA) software update – T769UVLF4

  1. You will receive a notification message when the update is available for you.
  2. From the message Notification Screen, touch Download.
  3. Touch Install Now.
  4. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android version 2.3.6 / Software version T769UVLF4

Manually Update to Android version 4.0.4 / Software version T769UVLH5 via Samsung Kies

Note:

  • All  troubleshooting support for the Kies desktop experience including installation,  connectivity between handset and Kies as well as device OS updates via Kies, should be  forwarded to Samsung.

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  • Bawww

    My Sidekick 4G is so sad ~_~

    • avicii

      DON’T sorry xda is making progress ;)

  • unicorndust98

    We @ xda are SO happy.!
    -unicorndust98

  • nd5

    That’s awesome! I’ve been waiting for this upgrade, might just be enough to keep me from upgrading my phone for another few months :)

  • Metal Maniac

    This is welcomed news, however if the suggested retail price changes from the current $349.99 to $399.99 I will not be happy at all. I am on the value plan and the suggested retail matters. T mobile only has five phone with ICS and two of those have been discontinued, but still available in some markets. The two I’m speaking is the Amaze and Sensation. That leaves only the Galaxy S2, S3 and the One S. All of the phones I just mentioned were all released at $500 or more or former flagship devices. At $349.99 upgrading the Blaze to ICS NOW is a steal…but if the price SUDDENLY increases in the here after..remember this post! I sure hope they leave well enough alone, because for me once you’ve used ICS, Gingerbread feels like a set back. This is a great phone and will be even better with the ics features.

    • TBN27

      Don’t worry. The price will not go back up. It never does. For example, look at the HTC One S and Samsung Galaxy SII. Their prices have dropped since launch.

      • metal maniac

        you are both correct and in correct. the one s dropped from 599 to 449 over the past two weeks. then htc finally released the ics upgrade to add the menu function, now just one day after the magenta sale, the one s was raised up to 499 today. i believe there is a game being played that relates to certain devices the plans offered for purchasing them. even the gs 3 was 449 all last week, but like the one s its now 499…

        • metal maniac

          i meant to say the gs was 449 last week, but now its 499

    • Matlock

      You forgot about the new Relay 4G which is also running on ICS! So they actually have 4 devices currently on sale that have ICS on board. with the update to the blaze that will make it 5, so not too bad if you ask me.

  • UMA_Fan

    Samsung has really stepped it up with their updates. Looks like anything with the right hardware isn’t being left behind anymore… unlike with LG.

  • Aztec713

    The galaxy s relay i saw today had ICS Ithink it was v4.0.4 and this was at the tmobile store

  • Lmrvrgs

    FINALLY!!! Praise the lord! Lol i have been waiting for this since April!

    • DICKHEAD

      SAME HERE

  • jbhotnessmon

    hey what about your former flagship the lg g2x oh thats right you guys screwed us over

  • M42

    Forget ICS, how about Jelly Bean? ICS is laggy and already outdated. Yet, T-Mobile calls the Blaze a “lower tier” product that won’t be getting any more updates. Funny, but it has more powerful hardware specs than some of its competitors on other networks who are getting Jelly Bean. And those who have rooted report Jelly Bean actually runs faster and smoother than ICS on the Blaze.

  • roger

    What time will it come out on the 3rd David?

  • mr. g

    It has slowdown my device and my batt is even worst…

  • pinoy4life

    does anyone know if the baseband version t769uvlf4 gets the ice cream update or not via kies air and how do you download it from there?

  • J214

    Did anyone successfully updated their blaze to ICS? I tried but the phone got stuck on the updating screen….

    • Jeebus

      I did…before I tried to root it, Then, conflicts with the freaking driver popups (thought I’d DLed the current one) nearly bricked it. I did k0nane’s unroot, reverted back to stock, and found it went back to Gingerbread. Now, I can’t find the stupid link I used the first time. Kies says my firmware isn’t supported to upgrade. WTF