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AT&T Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Update Delayed

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Earlier this week, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Ice Cream Sandwich update became available through Samsung Kies. However, it looks like the update has been halted due to technical issues.

We received several tips from readers who claimed that the Ice Cream Sandwich update was unavailable through Samsung Kies. And now it appears that an AT&T representative has confirmed the bad news.

According to Phandroid, an representative said that the update has been put on hold due to technical issues. While often that means that the update has bugs attached to it, we believe that it’s because Samsung Kies is currently unavailable. In fact, we’re positive that’s the reason that the update has been delayed.

The AT&T Galaxy S II update has been delayed.

Here is the note that can be found on Samsung’s website:

Note: Kies will undergo routine maintenance and will be unavailable on Friday, June 22, from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. CST. During this time, firmware upgrades will be unavailable through Kies.

We are assuming that once Samsung Kies comes back online, the AT&T Galaxy S III Ice Cream Sandwich update will once again be available to customers to download and install.

Of course, this would have been a lot smoother had AT&T rolled the update Over-the-Air, but owners are just going to have to live with the method that AT&T and Samsung decided upon.

With Android 4.0, AT&T Galaxy S II owners will be seeing all of the features that the software brings with it. Face Unlock, re-sizable widgets, and more. In addition to those features, the update should bring enhancements and bug fixes as well. Large Android updates generally do.

AT&T’s roll out means that Sprint Epic 4G Touch owners are now the only Galaxy S II owners  left waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich. Sprint has yet to give any specific plans as to the timing of the update which means that owners must still toil away not knowing when the update is going to arrive.

So, hang in there, we’ll let you know when the update becomes available again.

9 Comments

  1. LordGeek

    06/22/2012 at 10:10 am

    Sprint wouldn’t be the only one .. there will still be 1 SGSII waiting for ICS, and one that was NOT mentioned in all the hype about SGSII phones receiving ICS .. only phone mentioned for AT&T is the SGH-i777 (original SGSII) .. what about the SGH-i727 SGSII SkyRocket !!! We haven’t received crap .. and especially since our SGSII SkyRocket phone ARE NOT compatible with Kies (can’t figure that one out as to why). It was only mentioned at the beginning of the week on Twitter that there was another leak out for the SkyRockets which has a creation date of 6/12/2012 .. so if the I727UCLE5 that was mentioned is a leak .. it would be entirely unknown at this time if its just another beta or its the official release .. who knows. But again, SGSII SkyRocket owners have to rely on OTA’s to get theres and not Kies.

    • David

      06/22/2012 at 2:37 pm

      you forgot the us cellular galaxy s2

    • Florida

      06/22/2012 at 9:11 pm

      I have the the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket from AT&T and I use KIES Air and KIES desktop all the time. Why does yours not work?

  2. Brian

    06/22/2012 at 5:01 pm

    Not sure why that would be the issue (Kies). I tried shortly after the first reported downloading… well before the scheduled maintenance for Kies and it was unavailable then as well.

  3. Jasco

    06/22/2012 at 9:52 pm

    Still no updates for Kies as of yet.

  4. Jasco

    06/23/2012 at 5:48 am

    STILL NO UPDATES! And samsung hasn’t even updated the maintenance message on their website. Still says they’ll be down for 06-22-12. Last I checked it was the 23rd…

    Looks like they removed the download link too for kies.

    Think we’ll have the update by Christmas??

  5. Jasco

    06/23/2012 at 5:59 am

    Okay, I was wrong. The update is on the Kies website, but for whatever reason, kies won’t update automatically. Go to the samsung kies website, and download/install it manually.

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