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Upgrading Samsung Galaxy II to latest version of firmware. Could well be a mistake.

Previous updates seem to had had trouble connecting for a week or two afterwards.

Though the phone sometimes suddenly turns itself off for no apparent reason, so I'm hoping that will stop. :)

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With my blackberry I can tell it's ready to update as it's slow with everything, then when it does it's back to normal. Btw don't get a blackberry. :) I'm happy with it but I could do so much better. Such as a Samsung Galaxy. :doh:



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My bloody laptop decided to overheat when it was 99% through the update (which takes 30 mins) and when I rebooted it and plugged the phone in it said 'recovery needed'. So I left it doing that when I went over to the pub (with the fan directed at the laptop to stop overheating) but it still wasn't doing anything when I got back after 3 hours.

Just restoring the data at the moment - well it may work. :confused: That takes ages as well.

I had two Blackberries before the Samsung 'coz I needed the 'push data' thingy at the time, but this one is better. :)

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Arrgh, all the screens have changed, it don't work the same way now. I'll have to relearn everything. :rofl:

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Updated my S2 a few months ago. Is there a more recent update dabs?

The battery on mine is not good. Goes flat after about 15 hours. Still my contract is up in about 3 months. Thinking about getting a Nexus 4 (buying it) and getting a sim only deal. Works out cheaper than getting a phone on contract.



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Missus washed her phone last week in the washing machine, completely dead despite the rice in a bag method. Gave her mine. Might just pay to end her contract and she can have mine as I don't really need one. Just a pay and go so people can get hold of me.



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Stanley Tweedle wrote:Missus washed her phone last week in the washing machine, completely dead despite the rice in a bag method. Gave her mine. Might just pay to end her contract and she can have mine as I don't really need one. Just a pay and go so people can get hold of me.


My missus did exactly the same thing a few months ago :stomp:



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The update is version 4.1.2 of Jelly Bean (why do they use silly names?) and you may well already have it as I've been putting off upgrading for a month or three. Seems to be working okay so far.

I think my contract expires at the end of the year but I haven't thought about what to do then.

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diablo wrote:The update is version 4.1.2 of Jelly Bean (why do they use silly names?) and you may well already have it as I've been putting off upgrading for a month or three. Seems to be working okay so far.

I think my contract expires at the end of the year but I haven't thought about what to do then.


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Stanley Tweedle wrote:Missus washed her phone last week in the washing machine, completely dead despite the rice in a bag method. Gave her mine. Might just pay to end her contract and she can have mine as I don't really need one. Just a pay and go so people can get hold of me.


My missus did exactly the same thing a few months ago :stomp:


They don't deserve anything electrical do they? :D



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Stanley Tweedle wrote:
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Stanley Tweedle wrote:Missus washed her phone last week in the washing machine, completely dead despite the rice in a bag method. Gave her mine. Might just pay to end her contract and she can have mine as I don't really need one. Just a pay and go so people can get hold of me.


My missus did exactly the same thing a few months ago :stomp:


They don't deserve anything electrical do they? :D


Lol, they can't help it bless 'em :D



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Stanley Tweedle wrote:
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Stanley Tweedle wrote:Missus washed her phone last week in the washing machine, completely dead despite the rice in a bag method. Gave her mine. Might just pay to end her contract and she can have mine as I don't really need one. Just a pay and go so people can get hold of me.


My missus did exactly the same thing a few months ago :stomp:


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diablo wrote:The update is version 4.1.2 of Jelly Bean (why do they use silly names?) and you may well already have it as I've been putting off upgrading for a month or three. Seems to be working okay so far.

I think my contract expires at the end of the year but I haven't thought about what to do then.


I'm now up to date (4.1.2), updated last night. So far so good, although it did remove all my icons from my home screen :mad1: Put them all back now though.



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I'm now up to date (4.1.2), updated last night. So far so good, although it did remove all my icons from my home screen :mad1: Put them all back now though.


Mine been working much the same as before, though doesn't crash since the upgrade. :) Which is what I wanted.

Only thing is that I've kept getting a 'Samsung log-in screen - enter passord' thing quite a lot. If I try to put the password in it says 'Samsung app has stopped working'. :confused:

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Not had that so far. It did ask me to log in, but only once and it worked fine.



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Sometimes I think I'd be happier with 2 tin cans and a piece of string. :)



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Stanley Tweedle wrote:Sometimes I think I'd be happier with 2 tin cans and a piece of string. :)


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I'm now up to date (4.1.2), updated last night. So far so good, although it did remove all my icons from my home screen :mad1: Put them all back now though.


Mine been working much the same as before, though doesn't crash since the upgrade. :) Which is what I wanted.

Only thing is that I've kept getting a 'Samsung log-in screen - enter passord' thing quite a lot. If I try to put the password in it says 'Samsung app has stopped working'. :confused:


Got rid of my annoying log-in thing now.

Seems a lot better on battery usage since the change - though I did get a new battery at around that time.

And still no crashes. :yippee:

How is your phone doing since the update Res?

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I'm now up to date (4.1.2), updated last night. So far so good, although it did remove all my icons from my home screen :mad1: Put them all back now though.


Mine been working much the same as before, though doesn't crash since the upgrade. :) Which is what I wanted.

Only thing is that I've kept getting a 'Samsung log-in screen - enter passord' thing quite a lot. If I try to put the password in it says 'Samsung app has stopped working'. :confused:


Got rid of my annoying log-in thing now.

Seems a lot better on battery usage since the change - though I did get a new battery at around that time.

And still no crashes. :yippee:

How is your phone doing since the update Res?


It's retired now. I got myself a Nexus 4 (16GB version). They've reduced them down to £199, I presume to clear stock for the new one coming out? I got one just before the reduction at £269 :doh: Luckily Google agreed to refund the difference......phew.

It's a great phone. Really quick compared to the S2. Can't fault it so far. I got a SIM only deal from Tesco for £7.50/month. 250 minutes, 5,000 texts and 500MB of data. All in all it works out cheaper than getting the phone as part of a contract.



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My deal expires early next year, might do someting similar. The buggers seems to be changing me £18 month now with various increases :confused: , that includes about £8 insurance premium. :eek4:

Might get a few quid for the old one though (maybe £60 by then). :)

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