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Topic # 84075 24-May-2011 20:06
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hi guys i bought a new galaxy s2 today from gadgets online in akl. when i connect to kies i get a message that there is a firmware update available however whrn i try to do the update i get the following message...
Failed to acquire permission from GT I 9100 administrator. The program will close. any help will be appreciated.

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  Reply # 473636 24-May-2011 20:35
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Ditch Kies, it's highly unreliable. Go to the following link, download the KE7 update and Odin. Then use the instructions given and you'll be away laughing. It's very simple and only takes a few minutes to flash the phone.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1075278 



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  Reply # 473663 24-May-2011 21:06
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thanks mate.....i think i am on ke1 right now..do you know what changes do you get with ke7?




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  Reply # 473672 24-May-2011 21:26
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Unfortunately there are no change logs with the updates. I had to Google the main changes, my main one has been the improved battery life, but it's nothing life changing. 

Changes:
More free RAM on bootup. 
RAM useable up to 837M; 5MB more RAM for use. 
The pink spot problem of camera has been resolved. 
Improved image quality of camera, and better zoom panel. 
Battery life seems longer now and the handset seems speedier. 
Picture for background adjustments has changed.

I've noticed my battery stays at 100-98% much longer when first off charge, but I use mine a lot and it's typically nearly dead by 7pm each day (about 13 hours use). There'd be around three to four hours screen use in there though, and another 4-6 hours use as an MP3 player, so not really a surprise. I didn't buy it to leave it in my pocket...



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  Reply # 475189 28-May-2011 17:36
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mate you were right KE7 is worth the upgrade. Now I just have to figure out how to update my wife's galaxy s to gingerbread. She bought it from voda last year and the download mode is disabled.




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  Reply # 475195 28-May-2011 18:01
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Scary. Does Kies have an update available for her Galaxy S?




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  Reply # 475197 28-May-2011 18:02
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no it is stuck on 2.2. calling samsung helpline is waste of time as they are good for nothing. Ask vodafone they know nothing.




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  Reply # 475200 28-May-2011 18:06
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You will likely have to flash it using Odin, however there is a high risk factor since it has no download mode. I'm sure there is a way to resolve that however I haven't done it. Post in the i9000 thread to see if anyone else has experience with it.




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  Reply # 475201 28-May-2011 18:07
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ok thanks mate....




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  Reply # 475349 29-May-2011 10:50
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hey just one thing i didnt ask...is it necessary to root the phone as thats one thing I havent done. I have only flashed it and the root process looked a bit confusing to me...




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