Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

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Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

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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Scholar

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

AMEN, Well said. We All waiting for Android 4.0 not this update!!!!!!
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Tutor

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Stock phone, non-rooted, update works fine.  I'm just glad they fixed the battery indicator.   It's no ICS but this is Samsung and AT&T we are talking about, notoriously slow at pushing out updates.

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Tutor

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

My wallpapers aren't sizing correctly with Launcher Pro, they are appearing too large now.

 

Now I have to resize them. Smiley Sad

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Teacher

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update


t3chns01s wrote:

I'm on stock but rooted. I tried to install the update. The download completed & then it rebooted the phone into CWM.  The update failed. Still on 2.3.5. I'm assuming that if you're rooted it can't update properly? Anyone know for sure?


You're more than rooted. Smiley Wink

All OTA updates require the stock recovery, which you have replaced.

You have CWM installed, so the update will fail.

Odin back to stock and it will work.

 

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Teacher

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update


flyjar wrote:

My wallpapers aren't sizing correctly with Launcher Pro, they are appearing too large now.

 

Now I have to resize them. Smiley Sad


Samsung removed wallpaper scrolling in 2.3.6... why? No clue.

Message 20 of 75
Tutor

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Yep, that explains it, I wonder why they did that.
Message 21 of 75
Professor

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

I am running the stock ROM, which has been rooted.  I unrooted, and my update still fails at 75%.

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Contributor

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

A waste of time... Between AT&T withholding ICS and Samsung dropping the Skyrocket from Kies update support, it looks like planned obsolescence.
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Contributor

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

After this update, Kies no longer supports updates for the Skyrocket. Yep, ns, check it out.

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Teacher

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

How do I prevent the upgrade from completing?  I started it before reading this part and I want it to not complete.  I  pulled out the battery at 75% of downlaod complete but when I power the phone back on, it restarts the upgrade.  I don't want it if I have to give up scrolling wallpapers.

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Teacher

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

It seems to me people should just be happy with whatever OS version ships with their phone. Most upgrades don't work out well anyway. I gave up trying custom roms, and the stock gingerbread update wasn't any better. At least stock works perfectly for me. And that's all I want at the end of the day, a working phone. A new OS isn't going to change your life.
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Contributor

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

I, like most others, tried the update previously and it failed. Now for the last couple of days I have tried to check for the update and it continues to tell me I am current.

Is there a method to force the update or some other trick anyone knows of? I'm getting a little frustrated like most of you about the whole update process/success/failure rate.

Stock never rooted. Thanks for any help.
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Teacher

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Load the leaked ICS Rom.  There are simple instructions for installation and rooting after installation.  It runs much better on Skyrocket, battery life is significantly improved.  I've been running it for a week with no noticable issues.

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Scholar

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

Had NO trouble with 2.3.6 Update on my Rooted Skyrocket. It was connected thru my Wi-Fi here at home on download.       You that have installed the Leaked ICS of Ice Cream, have you had any problems and will the Update run in Settings???  Do not want to install then it not Update when Offical one comes.

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Teacher

Re: Samsung Skyrocket (i727) Gingerbread Update

My understanding is the the official ICS update will not be OTA because of the size.  But even if it is and the update does not work, just grab the official ROM and flash it just like the leak.  The leaked ROM works so well for me that I'm going to be very wary of updating to the official given that T and Samsung are still "tweaking" it.

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