The Samsung Galaxy S2 has been a wildly popular phone for Samsung, selling millions worldwide. After months of speculation, Samsung last week finally announced the update to Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich would be available for the phone.
All the UK networks sell the Samsung Galaxy S2, this is Vodafone, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Three. Although Samsung has made the update available, when your Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone gets the update is determined by the network.
Three was the first UK network to make the the ICS update available to its customers, with O2 making it’s Android 4.0 update announcement a week later.
There are two methods to update a phone to a new version of an operating system, either over the air; whereby the update is downloaded over WiFi, or via a computer. Windows Phone handsets need to be updated via the latter method.
For Three and some O2 customers the update is available to download via a computer using Samsung’s own software Samsung Kies, which is available to download to a Mac or PC here.
It’s fairly straightforward process, but check out our short video showing you how to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich – just make sure before you begin, you have USB debugging turned off and all other applications closed: