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# 99993 31-Mar-2012 18:35
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I have an S II and for complicated reasons I am unable to use the wi-fi, bt or usb. Can I download and install the update over 3g?

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  # 602999 31-Mar-2012 18:44
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It depends a little bit on what version of Android you are currently running, and the CSC (country-specific code) of your phone.  Vodafone NZ have indicated that their update will only be available via KIES requiring you to connect your phone to a PC (presumably as the VNZ phones currently on 2.3.3 don't support OTA updates which were introduced in a later update).  

Other people with parallel-imported phones have received the update OTA without any issues (doesn't matter whether by 3g or WiFi). 



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  # 603001 31-Mar-2012 18:46
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I am running 2.3.4 and my phone was brought from DSE so I imagine it is parallel.

How would I do the update?

 
 
 
 


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  # 603002 31-Mar-2012 18:50
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If you type in *#1234# into your dialler, you'll get your CSC information - what does it say?

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  # 603005 31-Mar-2012 18:54
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If your phone supports OTA updates, then it should be pushed to you (or you can force a check by going into settings - about phone - software update).  If it doesn't support OTA updates then you may need to connect it to KIES (desktop application, not the KIES air application on your phone) to check for an update.

If you look your model and CSC up at http://fus.nanzen.se/ then you'll be able to determine if the update is even available for your specific phone yet. 

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  # 603006 31-Mar-2012 18:55
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Alternatively if your phone doesn't support OTA updates and you are unable to use USB (as you have previously mentioned) then you could potentially use mobile ODIN via 3G to flash the appropriate (or generic) ROM to your device - but that's a whole different kettle of fish.



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  # 603008 31-Mar-2012 19:00
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Here is what i get:

https://www.imgur.com/Ehoa6.jpg

I am on my phone so I'm taking a little llonger ;)

Thanks for your help - really appreciate it!

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  # 603010 31-Mar-2012 19:07
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...so your phone originally hails from the UK, as it has a Carphone Warehouse CSC.  According to Check FUS, the latest firmware available is I9100XWKI4/I9100CPWKH1/I9100XXKI1/I9100XWKI4 which is a Android 2.3.4 firmware.

Essentially, your options are to wait until the update is pushed out to your particular CSC, or to flash a generic ROM.  No point checking for an update via settings or KIES, as it's not out yet.

 
 
 
 




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  # 603018 31-Mar-2012 19:51
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OK thanks alot for your help. I guess I'll wait it out.

So, I'll get a message on my phone when the update is "ready"? Also, do you have any idea how big the update is?

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  # 603028 31-Mar-2012 19:58
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The size of the update will depend on the particular flavour of ICS specific to your CSC - it ought to be in the region of 200Mb or so, though, at a guess (our resident Vodafone monkey JohnR reported a 216.4Mb OTA on his presumably XEU CSC phone).  It should come up automatically, or you can keep an eye on the check FUS website and check manually when the update shows as being available.



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  # 603039 31-Mar-2012 20:16
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KevinL: The size of the update will depend on the particular flavour of ICS specific to your CSC - it ought to be in the region of 200Mb or so, though, at a guess (our resident Vodafone monkey JohnR reported a 216.4Mb OTA on his presumably XEU CSC phone).  It should come up automatically, or you can keep an eye on the check FUS website and check manually when the update shows as being available.

OK thats great, thanks for the prompt and clear response! 

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