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If you own a Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and have been disappointed about not having an official Ice Cream Sandwich build on your device your wait is over. While the Android 4.0.3 update hasn’t been officially released it has been leaked and is fully functional. This update to your Galaxy S II Skyrocket is the official Samsung build and ready to be installed.
Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S II Skyrocket:
- Download the Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware (Download Link)
- Run the file you just downloaded to Odin with the firmware
- Plug your USB into your PC but not your phone
- Turn off your Galaxy S II Skyrocket
- Turn your phone on while holding volume up and down and plug in the USB to phone
- You should now be in download mode (if not repeat the last step)
- Once in download mode let go of the volume buttons
- You should now see “Added” within Odin on the PC (if not check your drivers)
- Click start in Odin to flash UCALC4 on your Galaxy S II Skyrocket
- Wait for flashing to complete and your phone to reboot
- You should now have a message that says PASS with a green background.
- Disconnect your phone from the PC and your done
- Congrats your Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket is now running ICS
If for whatever reason Odin gets stuck or you get a FAIL message just disconnect from the PC, remove and put the battery back in, and repeat the process over again. As always we are in no way responsible for the use of these instructions although they have been tested and work very well. If you have any issues or questions please ask in the comments below.
AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II was just released and there is already a firmware update available. Of course this is an unofficial firmware update provided by DesignGears with the label I777UCKJ1. Below is everything you need to know about the update.
- Home button haptic no longer works
- Home screen lag
- Lock screen bug
Download Samsung Galaxy Firmware Update
The firmware update seems to be safe although you should leave it up to your own digression whether or not to load it on your device.
The Archos G9 Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablets have only been out for a short time and already has a firmware update available via an OTA (over the air) update. The new update being pushed out by Archos fixes many bugs and adds some new features like some more Google apps.
Archos has been in the Android game for a while bringing low cost tablets to users although the G9 tablets are their first with Honeycomb. Some of the features this device will receive with the newest firmware update will improve the experience tremendously.
Archos 80 and 101 update Features:
- Google talk is now part of the firmware and comes pre-loaded.
- Improved volume control (better volume range, less glitches on notifications) leading to faster gaming experience on some 3rd party applications
- Improved camera quality in high and low light condition
- Added Flash acceleration support
- Better quality SD video upscaling (e.g. on 1080p display)
- Improved memory management for smaller memory footprint
To check for the update and download it on your Archos G9 tablet go to “Settings -> About Tablet -> Firmware Update“. Within a few minutes you will see an available firmware update to version 3.2.46. Just be sure to plug the device in and download and install it. Please let us know how the update goes and if it fixes any of your issues.