T-Mobile and Samsung have made the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II live and available via Samsung Kies. Because they have labeled this an "optional" update -- ICS brings a good many changes some may not like or want -- there will be no OTA firmware update. Yeah, we don't like Kies either, but what can you do?

Anyhoo, if you do want the optional update to 4.0.3, fire up Kies and follow the on-screen information to update to the latest available firmware. Besides all the goodness that comes with ICS, T-Mobile tells us there are enhancements to Wifi calling, the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), and enhancements to user voicemail. We're just glad ICS is finally here.

Source: T-Mobile; Samsung


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T-Mobile Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update now live in Samsung Kies


Ugh Kies !!!
I used it once & that was more than enough
I'm still shocked on how big companies like Samsung & Nokia who makes great products can come up with such a @&#@#% softwares ???

Well good for Samsung and T-Mobile. Hopefully this will start a trend and all the other manufacturers will start updating to ICS.

I'm looking at you Motorola....

Droid RAZR MAXX owner

In this day an age, a PC should be optional to do anything with the phone. The phone has a capable browser. It doesn't matter if Kies were to be as smooth as butter, it should be optional. Build the updater on the phone, restrict it to Wifi download only for large updates if that's the issue.

Ditto! I'd appreciate my phone more if it had ICS would alleviate some of the sting of the Galaxy SIII coming out.

when i connect my Tmobile USA galaxy s 2 with kies, it shows "Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies"

any help is appreciated

current firmware version: PDA:TMO / PHONE:KID / CSC:KID(TMB)

Not sure about your specific issue but sometime last week my Kies refused to update and just kept downloading one of the updates in an infinite loop. Like most buggy / crappy software out there, a complete uninstall / reinstall of the latest version took care of it. Worth a shot.

There was an OTA update from T-Mo a couple of weeks ago. If you got it, you'll see your phone app icon is a little different than before. You need that to upgrade to ICS.

They took until literally the very end of the day to roll it out, when my battery is at its normal 10%'ish which of course won't update... good game Samsung, you win this one. I will update tomorrow... =o/

I'd like to install this on an unlocked T-Mobile GS2 I'm using on AT&T. Would installing this affect the unlock?

Updated my wife's phone last night. Everything is working great. She mentioned it was smoother. I put Apex launcher on it and she loves it. Google Beam works. Google Wallet installs, but give a message that the device has not been tested to run on the phone.

i cant figure out why my t mobile galaxy s2 loses it connection to kies mini when my upgrade is already about done and messes it up please hellpp

I waited till this morning to update and all I get is "Your device does not support software upgrading via kies" Spent an hour on the phone with t-mobile then they said sorry we cant help you please call Samsung for further support then after about 30 minutes on the phone with them she comes back and tells me "ICS for T-mobiles Galaxy S2 has been pulled,as we are getting to many reports of people having issues and people having to send us their phones for repair.and sorry sir we have no ETA of when ICS will be released again via Kies". Ugh if its not one thing its another ,guess im glad i waited then have all the issues people are reporting to t-mobile\samsung.

So if I just have the Galaxy S 4g I'm out of luck? I upgraded to gingerbread in november and connected to Kies last night but it wasn't giving me any option to upgrade.

no luck i just keep losing my connection to kies during upgrade dont know whats wrong i almost get it done then at the end when the android dude is on my phone it just stops please more help

Please can i be able to upgrade without an active SIM card?
i already had another network, but i still have my GS2, trying to update, it will download the OTA, then stops. I need an answer pleaaaaaseeee

I upgraded my galaxy s2 to ICS this weekend and all of a sudden my e-mails all come in as text instead of HTML. The only way to see the html version is to scroll down to the bottom of the email and hit show details. Does anyone know how I can get html to be the default?