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AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich Update Now Available



The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich update appears to be available right now.

According to a post on XDA-forums, by way of Phandroid, AT&T’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket owners can now access Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich through Samsung Kies.

Samsung Kies can be found through Samsung’s website. Once downloaded, Galaxy S II Skyrocket owners should be able to manually update their device.

At this time, it doesn’t appear that the software is rolling out Over-the-Air (OTA) which means that manually updating through Kies is the way to go right now.

The Galaxy S II Skyrocket ICS update is now available.

AT&T also updated its original Galaxy S II through Samsung Kies so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the update stick to this method.

What’s unclear is if this just a quick test from AT&T or if this is the real deal. With the Galaxy S II roll out, some owners were able to pull the update before AT&T pulled it back stating that it was testing the software.

The update then returned to Samsung Kies a few days later.

In any event, the ICS update for the Skyrocket appears to be available on Kies right now which means Galaxy S II Skyrocket owners will finally be able to get their device off of the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will bring a ton of new features to owners including a new user interface, Face Unlock, and more. We expect that the software will bring about bug fixes and enhancements as well that should make the experience on the Galaxy S II Skyrocket an even better one.

Enjoy, Galaxy S II Skyrocket owners.



  1. Williams

    07/09/2012 at 3:25 pm

    Get the update at 2:00 pm ET via KIES. NIIIICEEEE!!!
    ICS 4.0.4 goodnnes! Waiting is over!

  2. Lee

    07/09/2012 at 4:45 pm

    It doesnt work for me this is what I get.

    Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies

    Current firmware version :PDA:KJ2 / PHONE”LD2/CSC:KJ2 (ATT)

  3. lissef

    07/11/2012 at 7:26 am

    I try but it keep saying there is a new version but nothing happen.

    • Alex

      07/12/2012 at 6:39 pm

      Have you tried looking at xda developers they will help alot.

  4. RAY

    07/12/2012 at 9:12 pm

    When i first downloaded Kies it was fine, then I clicked to update and it says it is still downloading when it is already at 100%? What do I do it has been showing that for about 2 hrs or so, and it quit unexpectedly, and i updated again..(same thing occured) i have reinstalled and uninstalled about 3 times already.. I have an up-to-date mac…What do I do?


  5. D

    07/13/2012 at 3:50 pm

    RAY, I have the same priblem, being stuck at 100% on my mac…..

  6. Barney

    07/14/2012 at 7:10 pm

    Worked fine for me. Now on 4.0.4. I was stock, which I think is the key….

  7. Scott Evans

    07/18/2012 at 6:27 am

    I upgraded my phone to a Skyrocket about 2 months ago. It’s a straight AT&T phone, not rooted.
    This update to ICS HOSED my email client and Tethering. NEITHER WORK NOW!

    Others are having the same problem. Until this is fixed, DO NOT upgrade to ICS!

    I have 3 email accounts that worked fine, but now then I run the email client, it says it’s loading emails, and then displays a white blank screen.
    I discovered that all my emails are showing up in the Social Hub client under Messages.

    This update didn’t do anything but trash my phone!!!

  8. Cristina

    07/19/2012 at 3:23 pm

    I agree with Scott Evans. I haven’t been able to send/receive email since upgrading to ICS. Before the upgrade, I had absolutely no problems with my phone. Besides that, I don’t like the extra steps I now have to go through to turn off applications or to even unlock the screen. I’m actually kind of disappointed in the upgrade. It didn’t seem to accomplish anything worthwhile. Until they fix this problem with email, I think I’m going to concentrate on figuring out how to revert to the previous version of Android.

  9. kamalnayan

    07/28/2012 at 3:17 am

    i update my skyrocket via kies its work good


    08/01/2012 at 10:57 pm

    I have 2 skyrockets, one from the release last november and another from about 2-3 months ago, so a newer build.
    I upgraded both phones to ICS, The first releaseed skyrocket reboots and crashes non stop after the upgrade. I cant even hardley use it as a smart phone anymore with out terrible issues and constant crashing, the other skyrocket (a white one) which was again, purchased only a couple months ago has taken the upgrade flawlessly. Both phones have the same apps, except the one with no problems has more junk/ crap apps on it, games and what not. I only use the other for work so the apps on it are nothing major. Which makes no sense at all. this is either 1- AT&T’s way of making older phone users be forced to buy a whole new phone, and pay the $600-$700 because there for sure wont be an upgrade option available. Which would not suprise me with they’re efforts to force people off unlimited DATA plans, Or a problem with the compatibility of first builds of the skyrocket and ICS not working together. It would not suprise me at all with all the crap I went through with AT&T and having the unlimited plan on my phone if this is they’re way to force unlimited data users to have to purchase another phone to make up for potentially lost dollars. My newer skyrocket runs on a limited data plan, no issues from upgrade, and my unlimited data plan skyrocket, FUCKED, something is fishy to me.
    Heres the kicker, are you skyrocket users with all the problems on a grandfathered unlimited data plan?
    its too weird that I just so happen to own 2 of these and only the one on unlimited data is having the crazy crashing issues.

    What ever it is, makes little sense,
    Both phones are rooted with the exact same software and have had 0 (zero) issues until this upgrade where only ONE of the phones is recieving terrible problems from the upgrade,

    I also completely factory rebooted the phone with the problems today.
    The results is having to reset up the whole phone all over again, with the exact same issues as before, nothing better was noticed after wiping the whole phone and reprogramming to start completely over as if it was a new phone, except it rebooted with the ICS software that started causing all these terrible problems,

  11. Jim

    09/03/2012 at 9:37 am

    Having had both an S2 and an iPhone now I’m definitely done with the “Oh Android is SO much better” crowd. Seeing the idiotic, ongoing fiasco that has been the ICS update debacle, I’ve seen the cost of the fragmentation problem I had kept hearing about. “oh but you have an #AT&T# s2 – You don’t get the update yet” “oh but you see you have am AT&T “SKYROCKET” S2 – you don’t get the update yet”. And now this BS – Word to Samsung, I’ve never rooted this POS. So why does Kies keep telling me I’m not eligible for the firmware upgrade? I’m sure there’s an elegant reason for all of it that I’m just too ignorant to grasp. But I actually have #BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH MY LIFE THAN SCOUR THE DAMN NET GETTING A PHD IN MY STUPID ASS PHONE IN ORDER TO UPGRADE THE FLIPPIN FIRMWARE#. Every killer feature on Android is also available if I just root my iPhone. And iPhone is just a higher quality experience all the way around. I compared feature by feature and my iPhone won 15-6. Google, You’re Fired!

  12. Robert Barker

    09/12/2012 at 6:05 am

    I also have the unlimited data plan from AT&T. My phone has been screwed since updating to ICS. It locks up and crashes even in the factory apps. like the contacts, messaging, camera, gallery, etc. I contacted Samsung and AT&T and all they said was remove battery for 30 seconds and if that doesnt help do a factory reset. Neither of them helped. Now I am being told I probably need to get another phone and I just got this one in January so it is under contract. Any suggestions

  13. travis

    10/04/2012 at 11:29 am

    I can’t seem to get my skyrocket to download the update at all… for some reason it wont take it… I’ve watched all the YouTube videos on how to do it an still can’t get the update… am I doing something wrong??

  14. travis

    10/04/2012 at 11:29 am

    I can’t seem to get my skyrocket to download the update at all… for some reason it wont take it… I’ve watched all the YouTube videos on how to do it an still can’t get the update… am I doing something wrong??

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