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  Reply # 590376 5-Mar-2012 07:16
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Anyone using CheckromRevo HD V ? Did you do a wipe and install or just upgrade?

This is going to be my first ROM change so I want it to go smoothly....

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  Reply # 590602 5-Mar-2012 12:44
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Yes I am using that rom ..full wipe is required for this ,cache but not dalvik.



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  Reply # 590672 5-Mar-2012 14:07
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prob: Anyone using CheckromRevo HD V ? Did you do a wipe and install or just upgrade?

This is going to be my first ROM change so I want it to go smoothly....

If you're coming from an earlier CheckromRevo HD version, you should be able to get away without the wipe/factory reset. The install process should wipe anything that was installed in the /system partition, but all of your settings and downloaded apps should remain as they were.

If you update and then find that the system is flaky, the first thing to do is to boot into CWM recovery. (You may have an option in the power menu to reboot to recovery. If not, turn the phone off then turn it on again while holding Vol Up and Home. Keep holding all 3 buttons until you see the CWM menu.) From here you wan to use Clear Cache, then Advanced > Clear Dalvik Cache. Go back to the top menu, reboot your phone, and see if that's any better.

If your phone remains flaky after that, you may need to resort to a factory reset. You can do this from CWM again, this time Mounts and Storage > Format /data. Reboot and you'll go through the initial setup wizard. I'd recommend removing your SIM before you reboot, because if it's in the phone won't give you a chance to set up WiFi before it starts to download your apps again.

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  Reply # 590778 5-Mar-2012 16:17
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Latest news re: an official ICS launch for the SGS II.

It looks like Israel is getting it on the 15th of March, guess it won't be much longer for the rest of the world.

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  Reply # 590793 5-Mar-2012 16:34
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Are your sources Kosher?

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  Reply # 590795 5-Mar-2012 16:36
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Everyone has been saying the first quarter for ICS.  So at worst, I reckon the 31st is when we will hear something of ICS.
Then again, Vodafone could surprise us and release it earlier.  That would be a very, very nice surprise indeed!

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  Reply # 590797 5-Mar-2012 16:39
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The ICS release date came courtesy of SamMobile.com, who got their info from Samsung Israel's Facebook page.

Here is a translation of the Facebook post:
We promised that we're working on it. You waited patiently. On 15 March it comes: the Android version 4, ICS, tens of thousands of the devices purchased GALAXY SII cellular companies in the country or directly from us. We here are very excited for the launch, hope you :)

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  Reply # 590799 5-Mar-2012 16:45
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I have no faith in NZ mobile telco's releasing Android 4.0.x, so I've installed the 4.0.3 ROM found on The Android Soul - http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxlpb-galaxy-s2/.

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  Reply # 590804 5-Mar-2012 16:56
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haakuturi: I have no faith in NZ mobile telco's releasing Android 4.0.x, so I've installed the 4.0.3 ROM found on The Android Soul - http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxlpb-galaxy-s2/.

I've never run NZ carrier firmware on my phone, mostly because I got it before the NZ carriers started stocking the SGS2! Laughing

If you do want to use stock firmware, the generic "Open Europe" firmware packages are usually the best. These aren't tied to any carrier, and are the first to get updated. It's dead easy to do, and in theory won't void your warranty.

Personally, I prefer customised firmware. Custom kernels often give you much better battery life than the Samsung stock kernels, and custom ROMs remove a lot of the junk that you don't need. You quite often find that custom ROMs are skinned, and can provide a look that's a lot more attractive (or, potentially a lot more tacky) than what Samsung give you.

@haakuturi: that ROM you linked to is quite old now. It's been replaced by XXLPH. You can download an Odin-flashable stock firmware package from www.SamMobile.com (free sign-up required). If you look through the last 10 or so pages of this thread, you'll see that several of us are using customised ICS firmware packages. The most popular are WanamLite and Resurrection Remix.

As soon as a final ICS build is available, I'm sure it won't be long before someone posts a link to it here.

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  Reply # 590816 5-Mar-2012 17:30
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I ran a stock SGS2 firmware with GokhanMoral's Siyah kernel. That way I got the reliability and functionality of the proper firmware and the performace of Siyah.

The current ICS leaks are perfectly stable however. I use Gary Crutcher's ICS leak as he hasn't messed about with it beyond a couple of very minor changes to make it more flashing-friendly. His LPH release is over here: http://android.modaco.com/topic/348227-official-gary-crutchers-rom-discussion-thread/page__st__160

Don't waste your time with Cyanogenmod on the SGS2, it has too many "issues".

The March 15th date won't be worldwide, but as mentioned, when an "Open Europe" firmware turns up, then it'll run perfectly on the NZ-sold SGS2's, it'd be your best bet.

About all you will lose is the automatic population of Vodafone/Telecoms voicemail number. It's about the only benefit I've noticed in their CSC's.




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  Reply # 592728 9-Mar-2012 12:06
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Endgaget reporting ICS official release 10th (11th in NZ) March http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/08/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-ics/

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  Reply # 592730 9-Mar-2012 12:10
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kiwitrc: Endgaget reporting ICS official release 10th (11th in NZ) March http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/08/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-ics/


Oh, wow, that's like tomorrow. My Samsung Kies was updated a few days ago to allow for new firmware to be installed...

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  Reply # 592732 9-Mar-2012 12:13
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kiwitrc: Endgaget reporting ICS official release 10th (11th in NZ) March http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/08/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-ics/


Sweet. Seems odd that there were no leaked versions of the final release though.






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  Reply # 592741 9-Mar-2012 12:30
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kiwitrc: Endgaget reporting ICS official release 10th (11th in NZ) March http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/08/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-ics/


Oh, wow, that's like tomorrow. My Samsung Kies was updated a few days ago to allow for new firmware to be installed...


Dont sit on your PC hitting check for updates all day tomorrow, more like Sunday NZ time :)

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  Reply # 592776 9-Mar-2012 13:58
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If only Kies could be tricked into thinking I have a generic I9100 and not a Telecom supplied I9100T!

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