Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

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Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

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Hey all - looks like the for the Skyrocket is ready for download today!

 

To download the update (from your phone):

 

  1. Select Settings from the menu.
  2. Select Software update.
  3. Select Check for Update.
  4. After the software is downloaded, select Install.
  5. After the software is installed, the phone re-starts automatically.
  6. The phone is now upgraded to Kernel version 2.6.35.11, Build number GINGERBREAD.UCLA3.

 

 

These are the listed enhancements for this update:

 

  • Improved performance from several Qualcomm patches and other refinements.
  • User interface updates such as the new screen unlock swipe.
  • The ability to reply all to MMS messages.
  • Exchange ActiveSync wipe to remove all content from the device and microSD card.
  • Improved battery indicator icon accuracy. 
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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Did you have any trouble with the install. Could you send step by step instructions for the install??  Never done this before. What do I use to do backup of the current OS just in case have to put it back in I-727  Thanks

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Since the Update to 2.3.6 Kies now says "Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies" Never said this before update????  So how I am to update to Ice Cream when it comes out????

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

I posted some information including links related to the leaked ROMS, but it appears to be a verbotten topic (Ve haff vays to make you like our ROMS).  Best to go to XDA for information.

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Hello,

 

I think my phone is all messed up. I tried the 2.3.6 update and it failed at 75%. I tried it again and now it fails at 25%. I checked the versions and they are not matching anything I see elswere. Does anyone else have these versions?

 

Thanks!

 

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

HELP!!! HELP!!! HELP!!! I to need to prevent this update!!!! ANY ONE HAVE A SOLUTIION???

 

I started the update, and postponed it. How do I stop it from installing?? Can I delete the file? {What is the file name/ where is it stored} I’ve reached my maximum amount of times (gee, no abort option.. thank a lot!!)   I can postpone the update anymore – the phone says it will commence after the current postponement finishes... ARRRRRGGG

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Download worked great.  After rebooting phone, it seems that bluetooth connectivity issues with connection to car phone in Jaguar XJ were fixed. No other problems noted up to now.

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Well I hope it goes ok. been reading that the update has a lot of flaws and messes up some features.
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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Still didn't work for me on my Toyota Camry - cannot see emails on the Entune unit!!!!

they both support MAP, my old Blackberry works.

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

I completed the 2.3.6 update successfully on my Skyrocket.  Now the 4 touch keys at the bottom (menu, home, back and search) do not light up when I turn the phone on (unlock it).  I have them set to be always on and I checked that setting and it is still set to always on.  If I uncheck always on, check always off, then recheck always on the keys light up and stay lit until I turn the phone off.  When I turn the phone back on those keys remain dark until I repeat the process.  I have tried completely powering down the phone and restarting it with the same results. 

Any suggestions?

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update


stewa348 wrote:

I completed the 2.3.6 update successfully on my Skyrocket.  Now the 4 touch keys at the bottom (menu, home, back and search) do not light up when I turn the phone on (unlock it).  I have them set to be always on and I checked that setting and it is still set to always on.  If I uncheck always on, check always off, then recheck always on the keys light up and stay lit until I turn the phone off.  When I turn the phone back on those keys remain dark until I repeat the process.  I have tried completely powering down the phone and restarting it with the same results. 

Any suggestions?



I have the Same Problem with the menu buttons.  I am quite surprised and disappointed that AT&T and Samsung would allow an update with such an obvious issue out to the public.  I was on the phone with tech support for both Samsung and AT&T and they appear to be unable to fix the problem with out resetting the phone, which is not an option, (especially if there is no guarantee that the the reset would work).  I would expect that a patch or something will be on the way as the lack of illumination of the main menu buttons could possibly pose a safety issue.   

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i) Gingerbread Update

Thanks for details on the Skyrocket 2.3.6 upgrade.  I have no issues with phone operation except for the wallpaper movement on home screens.  It no longer moves horizontally as it did before the upgrade.  I also notice that while the Settings / Display still shows Gyroscope calibration, there no longer is a calibration for Horizontal movement.  This must effect the wallpaper movement.  Is there a solution forthcoming?  Thank you. 

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update


stewa348 wrote:

I completed the 2.3.6 update successfully on my Skyrocket.  Now the 4 touch keys at the bottom (menu, home, back and search) do not light up when I turn the phone on (unlock it).  I have them set to be always on and I checked that setting and it is still set to always on.  If I uncheck always on, check always off, then recheck always on the keys light up and stay lit until I turn the phone off.  When I turn the phone back on those keys remain dark until I repeat the process.  I have tried completely powering down the phone and restarting it with the same results. 

Any suggestions?



Update:  As a workaround, the setting for 6 seconds on does work and I am using that for now.  Would still like to get this reported as a bug in the software update.  Thanks.

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Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Why would I want this update?  WHat are you thinking AT&T?   20 MB download and it isn't even ICS?   Get with the program and get the ICS update out ?   WHy are you so lagging in everything?   Do you want Verizon to beat you out in everything?

 

WHEN IS THE ICS UPDATE COMING OUT FOR OUR PHONES?

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Guys, scrolling wallpapers are not a big deal, you can get this functionality back by just installing another launcher. There more than a few, personally, I use Go Launcher (open the Play Store aka Google Market and search for Go Launcher Ex) which is free but there are others (I also like ADW Launcher but it is I believe $2). After you have installed another launcher, hit your home button and select the new launcher that you just installed. if you want to use this launcher by default so that it doesnt ask you every time you hit the home button, hit the Home button and tick the 'use launcher by default' checkbox. Another nice feature of Go Launcher is the ability to hide apps you dont use (ie. bloatware). After you have Go Launcher installed, go into your app drawer and hit the menu button on the phone, select hide apps, just tick the apps you want to hide. While not as nice as just removing these apps altogether, it works for me. I hardly even remember having any bloatware installed because I have them hidden. One little disclaimer, Im a proud owner of a Samsung Note, I personally dont have a Galaxy S2 but my sister and mother do.

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One more thing I forgot to mention, if you are having any troubles installing the update or it makes the phone run poorly after the update has been installed (which might include buggy or sluggish), backup everything on your phone (pictures, movies, contacts - make sure they are syncd current with google or whoever you are syncing with, etc.) and do a factory reset (Settings->Privacy->Factory Reset). During this process, the phone will reboot I believe twice. Once it boots back into Android, setup your wifi (Settings->Wifi) and then check for updates (unless you already installed the update previously, factory resetting does not revert the firmware to older versions, it just clears data and caches off the phone making it as if you bought a new phone with the update already installed), the update should install without any problems. Be warned, a factory reset erases anything custom you may have put on the phone which includes apps (so things like games will no longer be installed and any save data like saved games will be erased). Phone manufacturers try to make these updates so they dont have to erase everything, sometimes, it doesnt go as planned. A factory reset usually fixes any wonkiness that firmware updates bring. While this is not the update everyone has been waiting for, it is a significant one, bringing the Skywocket in line with the latest version of Gingerbread - this brings 2 security fixes that I am aware of that Google has addressed. While ATT can be blamed for untimely releases, they should get a little credit for at least bringing out an update. My Note still has recd nothing, my Captivate (now nearly 3 years old) recd only 3 updates during its entire life.

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