WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12247 Members
65 Forums
72883 Topics
982463 Posts
96 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1721 Guests and 341 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Incident at Westminster 778
What happened to Tranmere car bootie? 622
Martin Mcguinness dies 582
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal. 496
File too large 425
Council tax bill for this year 2017 413
British troops to Estonia 374
Has anyone fished 329
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 318
Offset number plates 308
New General Forums
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
45 minutes 37 seconds ago
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
My old friend the fox
by Dilly
18th Mar 2017 11:15am
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by fish5133
10:57 AM
Incident at Westminster
by fish5133
10:31 AM
Offset number plates
by Gibbo
09:57 AM
What song are you listening to?
by eggandchips
09:04 AM
'March' Photo Competition.
by fish5133
08:53 PM
706 Plough Inn 25and 27 Breck Road Wallasey
by tigertiger1953
04:25 PM
What are you eating today?
by Dilly
01:44 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
01:14 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by lollipop
08:53 AM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
Yesterday at 07:43 AM
Rufford Old Hall
by diggingdeeper
13th Mar 2017 9:58am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#762715 - 30th Jan 2013 4:51pm Jelly Bean
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
For owners of the Samsung S2 running gingerbread or ice cream sandwich, samsung have now relesed jelly bean for the S2, jelly bean is the same operating system as the samsung galaxy S3 is running.

So it will breath new life into your S2.

The only thing is, you can only use samsung kies to install it for now if your phone is a sim free, if it is a branded phone from a network, you will have to wait a few months untill your network has messed around with the jelly bean firmware and added the own stuff to it, before kies will let you install.

Top
Digital Wirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Dentwiz : Paintless Dent Repair * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#762752 - 30th Jan 2013 6:35pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21027
Loc: Wirral
ICS has killed my S2. I cant wait for Jelly bean smile

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=28036

Out of frustration i'm tempted to roll back to Gingerbread, my phone was amazing on that version.



Edited by Mark (30th Jan 2013 9:00pm)
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#762844 - 30th Jan 2013 10:29pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
ASE71 Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
Sim free or branded users can download the Jellybean 4.1.2 for SII here. Perfectly safe, you just need to download odin to install it. ( Odin is a genuine samsung app)

Its all on this page.



If your phone is network locked, please note, after installing the update, it will remain sim locked ( but i do know how to unlock it with a few presses smile

Top
#762849 - 30th Jan 2013 10:41pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
Or you may be better off waiting for a genuine release, as flashing your phone invalidates your warranty, and i believe if you try to flash a locked phone, you will have an expensive paper weight, for people in uk with sim free, you want XEU version, and why flash the phone when samsung will let you update to jelly bean via kies.

Top
#762854 - 30th Jan 2013 10:49pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
ASE71 Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: Jtaylor
Or you may be better off waiting for a genuine release, as flashing your phone invalidates your warranty, and i believe if you try to flash a locked phone, you will have an expensive paper weight, for people in uk with sim free, you want XEU version, and why flash the phone when samsung will let you update to jelly bean via kies.


This is a genuine release from Samsung. I hate Carriers messing about with software, filling it up with bloatware etc and making you wait for the new release. Get rid of it and Flash to stock Samsung Jellybean 4.1.2 , And it does not invalidate the warranty, thats why samsung make available their own flashing software (ODIN) to ensure your flash goes ahead without and problems. Its not an iphone you know!

And also, if you flash a carrier locked phone, it will not be bricked. It simply flashes but once done, the sim lock remains.


Edited by ASE71 (30th Jan 2013 10:49pm)

Top
#762860 - 30th Jan 2013 11:00pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
Sorry i forgot to put in, that if you have a network branded phone and you flash it, and for some reason have to send it for repair through the network, then they refuse to fix it if it has been flashed and there own firmware has been removed., I agree 100% about the bloatware.

I would not flash, I would rather wait for updates to come direct from samsung, via kies., I have noticed samsung have now put the new jelly bean manual for s2 on the download page for s2. the same as they have for the note 2, i just checked on kies for my note 2 and no jelly bean yet.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
jell.JPG



Top
#762884 - 30th Jan 2013 11:59pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
ASE71 Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 20th Apr 2009
Posts: 430
Loc: Wirral
I have to disagree. The carriers Won't care as they just send it back to samsung anyway. And in the event the carrier refused to replace it, Samsung would replace it anyway ( with a stock Version )

Doc? Any input?

Top
#762904 - 31st Jan 2013 9:01am Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21027
Loc: Wirral
In my situation i unlocked my phone ages ago as i bought it outright. The problem is with many the ICS Update has made my wifi a joke, its unpredictable and can force the phone to reboot without warning. From Gingerbread to ICS for me was a Huge Mistake. I wish i had left well alone.

If Jelly Bean fails to resolve the problems i'm having then i will Root the phone and go Gingerbread.

I shall do all this when i get my hands on the S4 smile
April - May Release date predicted.

S2 is a cracking phone, i hope the S4 is as ground breaking.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#762939 - 31st Jan 2013 11:04am Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
It is possable to get your phone back to the original firmware that was on it when you bought it, via samsung kies,
click on tools,
firmware upgrade initialisation,
enter model number in caps,
then serial number,
put phone in recovery mode
switch phone off
press power button whilst pressing volume up button then plug in phone and press volume up button to continue, and follow what kies says on pc screen.

This will reinstall original firmware that was originally on phone when it left factory.

Top
#762941 - 31st Jan 2013 11:07am Re: Jelly Bean [Re: ASE71]
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
Originally Posted By: ASE71
I have to disagree. The carriers Won't care as they just send it back to samsung anyway. And in the event the carrier refused to replace it, Samsung would replace it anyway ( with a stock Version )

Doc? Any input?
The networks do not send then to samsung, they send them to there own tech departments.

Yes you can go direct to samsung if phone is still on warranty, however if your phone was a branded one to begin with but you debranded it yourself, samsung will reinstall the original firmware that was on it from new, so if it was originally a t mobile, then samsung will put t-mobile firmware back on it.

Top
#762955 - 31st Jan 2013 12:30pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21027
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: Jtaylor
It is possable to get your phone back to the original firmware that was on it when you bought it, via samsung kies,
click on tools,
firmware upgrade initialisation,
enter model number in caps,
then serial number,
put phone in recovery mode
switch phone off
press power button whilst pressing volume up button then plug in phone and press volume up button to continue, and follow what kies says on pc screen.

This will reinstall original firmware that was originally on phone when it left factory.


I dint know that. . .
What's Recovery Mode ? Pillow and a Ciggy ?

I really do crave Gingerbread back again.
Mine is 02 Branded as i bought it out right with them at the time of release. Unlocked by them. Very Interested to look into that option on Kies thumbsup

I did back up my phone on Gingerbread with kies before i moved to ICS glad i did now.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#762958 - 31st Jan 2013 12:51pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Mark]
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
Just make sure you have the new samsung kies, and use kies lite it puts 2 shortcuts on desktop when you install new kies, just use kies lite.
As it was originally o2 branded, kies will put the original o2 firmware back on it.


Edited by Jtaylor (31st Jan 2013 12:52pm)

Top
#762961 - 31st Jan 2013 12:57pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
@Mark: What is your battery life like on your S2, I seem to be only getting a day out of mine, and thats with sync turned off, I also notice it seems to be using lots of data, I have just had to increase my data on tariff to unlimited.

Top
#763003 - 31st Jan 2013 3:13pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21027
Loc: Wirral
I changed my battery about 5 months ago i was struggling to get a full day out of it.

Data i think i had to turn sync to about 4 times a day to stay under 500mb.

I switched to giffgaff now no worries about sync.

Ive read about leaking batteries that kill the Wifi inside.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#763013 - 31st Jan 2013 3:54pm Re: Jelly Bean [Re: Jtaylor]
Jtaylor Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 22nd Jan 2013
Posts: 30
Loc: Wallasey
I will order a new battery, i was looking at the bigger batterys but for that i need to get the bigger back for phone aswell

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
10:25 AM
Offset number plates
by venice
01:24 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
For Sale & Free
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
Yesterday at 01:14 PM
Nail Varnish Stands X 2 (holds 50 in each one)
by j_demo
20th Mar 2017 5:49pm
Ipad
by madrob
19th Mar 2017 5:15pm
windows 7 64bit pc
by brady
18th Mar 2017 4:49pm
Petrol Lawnmower to purchase
by saltytom
18th Mar 2017 8:42am
Featured Member
Registered: 5th Sep 2010
Posts: 460
Newest Members
Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad, HollandGj, petaann
12247 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
10:25 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
22nd Mar 2017 3:40pm
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
Yesterday at 01:24 AM
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 41
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan 6
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 6:02am
Sunset Fri 6:33pm
Local Time Fri 12:09pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .