AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II ICS update seemingly delayed until tomorrow, Kies may be to blame

Yesterday we told you that the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II finally became available, yet not over-the-air, but using Samsung’s desktop software Kies. However, when many people tried updating, they simply weren’t offered any new software bits. What gives?

According to one Phandroid reader, an AT&T rep told him or her that the update is “on hold due to technical reasons”. Their conversation is documented in the image below.

It turns out that those technical reasons may not mean that the update itself is faulty. Rather, Kies may be to blame in this case. A maintenance could be headed to Samsung’s desktop software, and once that gets through, the Galaxy S II update will resume. Let’s hope this is true, for it means the update may be made available again starting tomorrow. Because if it was a problem with the update itself that triggered this, then it’s probably going to be weeks before it comes back. We’ll let you know. But if you have an AT&T Galaxy S II, do try checking for the update (or an update to Kies, at least) starting tomorrow. Maybe you’ll get lucky.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Anonymous

    you can still download the update and update manualy from sites like

  • Victor Hall

    Do you have to flash it on there?

  • Jay Ganatra

    Thanks for this info, just tried updating but Samsung Kies is playing up – it does a firmware update then asks to be updated again – like a loop.