Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Master

Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

The original GS2 just got 2.3.6 OTA update. It is a 20MB download. Have fun.

Message 1 of 132 (34,876 Views)
Master

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

IIRC, you can delay 3 times and then it will force the installation. But no one has verified this process.

 

What you can do is go to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications->All, Open Device management app and clear the data for the app. This way, it will wipe out the downloaded update and no longer ask you for installation.

Message 106 of 132 (5,970 Views)
gtm
Teacher

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Perfect!  It seems to have deleted the update.

 

Thank you!

Message 107 of 132 (5,957 Views)
Voyager

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

same with me. my battery just dies out even when on stand by. its ridiculous. how can you fix it?
Message 108 of 132 (5,615 Views)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Has anyone had problems with wifi not working when unrooting from 2.3.6 back to 2.3.4?

I want to make sure I don't have any permanant issues with wifi if I do this.  I was reading a bunch of posts that people are having issues when trying to root the phone when on 2.3.6 first.

 

Anyone?

Message 109 of 132 (5,579 Views)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live


jackal2001 wrote:

Has anyone had problems with wifi not working when unrooting from 2.3.6 back to 2.3.4?

I want to make sure I don't have any permanant issues with wifi if I do this.  I was reading a bunch of posts that people are having issues when trying to root the phone when on 2.3.6 first.

 

Anyone?


Reverting requires you to do a wipe data/factory reset - the only people who had wifi issues after reverting did not do this step.

 

Wifi only breaks on UCKK6 if you use older custom kernels not compatible with it - since a custom kernel is the most common way to root UCKK6, people assume that rooting broke the wifi, but it was HOW they rooted that broke it.

 

A complete UCKH7 return-to-stock (kernel and system) will not have any wifi issues as long as you do a wipe.

Message 110 of 132 (5,466 Views)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Thank you very much.  I've never done any type of rooting before, so I'm hesitant to unroot back to 2.3.4 and then root it.  I would like to use a custom rom then after that but since I don't know much about this I'm worried about compatability between kernel and roms.

 

On another note. I've set my wifi under advanced options to sleep when screen is not in use.  With those settings, 9hrs overnight, my phone only used up 7% of the battery.  This is way better than before when my phone would have 50% charge and my phone would be dead in 5 hrs.

Message 111 of 132 (6,511 Views)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Reverting back to UCKH7 is not "unrooting" - it's just flashing.  You can revert back to UCKH7 without ever rooting.  However you will have to enter factory recovery (VolDn + VolUp + Power when the device is turned off) to wipe data after reverting.

 

You will, unfortunately, need to root if you want to remove the update notifications or remove the AP Mobile widget, which is notorious for eating data on UCKH7.

 

Unfortunately, there is no firmware available that provides satisfactory performance without rooting.  UCKH7 eats your data (easy to fix with root), UCKK6 eats your battery (no known fix).

Message 112 of 132 (6,428 Views)
Highlighted
Contributor

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Hi Entropy512,

 

I wish I should have "searched" a bit more and read you in xda forums.But i did not.Apologies.

 

I am also an another victim of 2.3.6 update and Battery Drain issue...

 

So after reading this thread..Decided to go back to 2.3.4 considering the other URL in this thread as a guide..

I have downloaded the files from here as they have mentioned and did the steps carefully..

Also afraid of WIFI after reverting back to 2.3.4.So also did the factory reset as you suggest in message

110(<<Reverting requires you to do a wipe data/factory reset - the only people who had wifi issues after reverting did not do this step>>.)

 

Now I am back to 2.3.4 it seems and  do NOT have any issues like WIFI actomatically disconnect.Can not hear caller etc..

However I have noticed that my phone Baseband version is still I777UCKK6..It is supposed to be I777UCKH7.Correct?

What did I do wrong? what should i do? Please advise..

Please note that this is my first smartphone using couple of months and I am new to android.

 

Information from the Phone:

 

Model number

SAMSUNG-SGH-I777

 

Androd Version

2.3.4

 

Baseband version

I777UCKK6

 

Kernel version

2.6.35.7

 

Build number

GINGERBREAD.UCKH7

 

Thank you  in advance.

 

Message 113 of 132 (5,881 Views)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

I keep the modem (baseband) a separate download.  Most people prefer the UCKK6 modem, but if you want to revert that too, grab the modem package from that thread.

 

The problems with UCKK6 lie in the system image and not the modem - the UCKK6 modem actually seems to do better, so unless you're planning on a warranty return you might want to keep the KK6 baseband.

Message 114 of 132 (5,809 Views)
Tutor

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Andied-I reverted my phone back to 2.3.4 after downloading the update. It just killed battery life. Now my phone stats are the same you have indicated.  Entrophy is correct about the modem part. It really doesnt effect the phone that much but reverting back to the original software did increase the battery life. Am still amazed that ATT would release an update as flawed as the 2.4.6. I learned one lesson and thats to read the forums first before downloading any updates. If I had I would not have downloaded the update in the first place.  

Message 115 of 132 (5,787 Views)
Voyager

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Where are you on this AT&T? A lot of your customers are experiencing pain here, with an update you forced. This seems to be the best you will do:

 <ATT Rep>: What you can try is to actually contact Samsung to see if there's any way to either reverse the update or find a fix for the issue. If not, we at AT&T could certainly look at a warranty exchange for either the phone or even just the battery, depending on where the issues stems from.

 

However, Samsung is not helping either.

 

Can't some junior-level exec at AT&T put an hour into some junior-level exec at Samsung to get something going?

 

At least acknowledge the issue. I've been a customer for a decade+ now, and I've been happy until now.

Message 116 of 132 (5,656 Views)

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

It's sad that AT&T isn't capable of even releasing an Odin One-Click that contains the original UCKH7 firmware.

 

Flashing the original firmware is NOT hard - the hardest part is finding the right drivers for Odin, which AT&T could easily distribute.

 

Even better - they could distribute UCKH7 with the AP Mobile widget removed and device management (OTA updates) disabled - the most frustrating thing about UCKK6 is that, after rejecting a few notifications, it forces an update!

Message 117 of 132 (5,458 Views)
Teacher

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

Add me to the list of people who suffers horrible battery life after letting the update hit my stock phone.

Message 118 of 132 (5,437 Views)
Teacher

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live


Entropy512 wrote:

It's sad that AT&T isn't capable of even releasing an Odin One-Click that contains the original UCKH7 firmware.

 

Flashing the original firmware is NOT hard - the hardest part is finding the right drivers for Odin, which AT&T could easily distribute.

 

Even better - they could distribute UCKH7 with the AP Mobile widget removed and device management (OTA updates) disabled - the most frustrating thing about UCKK6 is that, after rejecting a few notifications, it forces an update!


I've rejected every attempt for the 2.3.6 update, and it's never forced it on me.

Message 119 of 132 (5,392 Views)
Teacher

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 2.3.6 OTA update now live

I factory reset my phone and it still says version 2.3.6. Is this the newest version? I was trying to remove it.

Message 120 of 132 (5,311 Views)
Share this topic
Announcements

Welcome to the AT&T Community Forums!!! Stop by the Community How-To section for tips on how to get started.