Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) Jelly Bean Update?

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Galaxy S2 (SGH-i777) Jelly Bean Update?

With the latest Jelly Bean update rolling out to the Skyrocket varriant of the Galaxy S2, all versions of the SGS2 have not recieved the Jelly Bean update, except for the SGH-i777 model. (Across all carriers, models, etc)

 

With that, I just wanted to check in to see if there are any plans by AT&T to update the model referenced above.

 

If so, any expectation when we can expect that?

 

If not, any information as to why not would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Could your internal SD card or external card be full?  If you sync your gallery / photos with Google+ photos, I think it tries to download everything in your albums online.  Try clearing the cache for Gallery by going into your Application manager, go to Gallery, and clearing the cache and data.  You can also try stopping sync with Google+ Photos so it doesn't sync automatically again, then try to open Gallery to see if it opens at all.

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Anyone else experience slow performance since the update?  I thought Jelly Bean was supposed to be faster with Project Butter?

 

I'm seeing slow performance all over the place, but especially noticeable with the launcher.  Like if I am in an app and hit the home button, there's about a two second delay before it goes home.  Similarly when I launch an app.

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Finally!  
Everything is running smoothly though I had quite a bit of trouble getting it to load.  I think it was because I started with an older version of Kies on my laptop... it kept either just sitting preparing the update, or complaining my phone (which was at 100%) battery, wasn't charged enough, so I switched to another machine and did a clean Kies install and got it to work.

I think this ROM is faster and smoother than the old one, and, so far, I think the battery life is better, but I'll give it a couple days to settle in before saying that as a certainty.

 

 

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I have noticed a slow down after updating, but my biggest issue is the sleep of death. I had cured this problem before the update, but that is the first thing my phone did after the update. I thought Jelly Bean was supposed to fix this problem?

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One thing that has me wondering since my update is it seems the battery drains a little quicker... has anyone else seen anything with that? Looking at my battery options screen, with 4 hours and 24 minutes on battery, starting at 100%, the battery is at 64%. The "Screen" is at 54% (1 minute screen timeout) and the "Android OS" entry is next at 16%. That seems like a high percentage for "Android OS"... wouldn't this be more like a single digit percentage? The next entry is "Android System" at 6%, which seems reasonable.

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I haven't measured battery usage, but I did notice that some background services that I had previous turned off became enabled again, thus probably doing more updates, and therefore draining more battery.

 

Specifically, I saw that Google Location History was turned on, and I know that's a big drainer because it's checking and updating your location regularly.

 

There might be additional places where background updating is either slowing things down and/or using battery.

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samblackjack wrote:

Specifically, I saw that Google Location History was turned on, and I know that's a big drainer because it's checking and updating your location regularly.


My Google Maps Location History was turned on and I am pretty sure I had it turned off in the past, so I have turned it off. I'll see what happens. Thanks!

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Mine  is  dead  slow after the upgrade. I have been  checking forums to see whether  there is  any solution or  decision to downgrade

 

 

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Since performing the update my S2's battery life has been drastically reduced. It seems to be related to WiFi. Anyone else having similar issues?

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kurtisherzog88 wrote:

Yeah, but I think it's just isolated to my phone.  I have lost all notifications for text messages (not on the notification tray, not on the lock screen, not even the number on the icon).  I have to keep checking my inbox to see if someone texted me.  Anyone else have this?

 


Mine works on the notification tray and the lock screen.  But I am having the same problem of it not showing how many new messages I have on the messaging icon.

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I updated Kies to the latest version, but it never connects to the S2.  It attempts, but never completes.  I have the phone in USB debug mode as someone suggested is needed for it to connect.

 

Any ideas why Kies won't connect?

 

Thanks

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I'm also have a problem with battery drain after the jellybean update. The phone seems to drop about 5% an hour with no use and with use I loose almost 20% an hour with use. The phone gets EXTREMELY hot and eventually starts to flake out (I'm assuming because of the heat). I've tried to let the battery drain completely a few times as I read on a few other posts but at this point I would think I would have noticed any change. If anything the problem has gotten worse. With the phone plugged in, using it drops very slowly and with the screen off charging takes about 5 hours or more to charge. The phone had no problems before the update. The only other thing I've noticed with jellybean is the auto brightness setting the screen seem to always be way higher than it should be. In a pitch black room on auto bright the setting is about the same as moving the slider a third of the way to the right and in an office it's almost maxed out. I've stopped using auto brightness but the phone is still overheating and losing  battery. Anyway to recalibrate the screen brightness?

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After all of the SOD problems that I had with the initial 4.04 update, I think I will wait until it is apparent from other users that this update is stable before making the change.
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I too am having battery drain issues. First thing I would do is make sure that Google Now is not active. It comes up as Google Search in the applications lists I believe. You can also go to Settings/Location Services/ and 'uncheck' Location and Google Search. Then, go to Settings/Battery and check for applications that are eating up a lot of battery. I found one application that was doing a lot of damage. I believe it had a recent update or was acting up since the Jelly Bean update.

 

Good luck

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