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Old 7th August 2012, 18:56   #10561
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I finally took the plunge.
After a lot of comparisons between Galaxy S2 and Xperia S , went in for Xperia S.

So far everything has been great.

Upgraded to ICS 4.0.4. No issues at all the upgrade went smooth.

Installed a lot of free apps as well.
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Old 7th August 2012, 20:01   #10562
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Started the upgrade... Reaches this step ( pls see attached screen shot) in a minute and then it's incredibly slow.. It's like a 1% increase in 3 minutes.. Please let me know if you see a better rate of progress.
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I tried the update. Initial process went fine. Then during the installation I get the message saying that my phone is running low on battery. I tried this at 41% and now at 54%. Still getting the same message. Will wait for a while and try again. Will keep you posted. File download was fast but got this message during the actual installation.

PS - Thanks for letting us know about the speed. Guess I will fully charge my phone tonight and get it updated tomorrow morning. Dont want to get stuck in office.
That's epic fail from kies as usual. Dump kies, download the ROM and flash with PC Odin. Flashing will happen in under five minutes. It's a cake walk really!
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Old 7th August 2012, 20:35   #10563
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Guys this is the error I am getting. Plz help.
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Old 7th August 2012, 21:36   #10564
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Guys this is the error I am getting. Plz help.
You must have selected Tools-> Firmware Upgrade and Initialization to get this popup window.

To upgrade over Kies, you can just click on the orange "Firmware Upgrade" button that appears on the main screen on the right once Kies detects the Note connected to the PC. I've attached a relevant screenshot for reference.
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You must have selected Tools-> Firmware Upgrade and Initialization to get this popup window.

To upgrade over Kies, you can just click on the orange "Firmware Upgrade" button that appears on the main screen on the right once Kies detects the Note connected to the PC. I've attached a relevant screenshot for reference.
The problem is that I am not getting that option
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Old 7th August 2012, 21:54   #10566
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I tried updating my Xperia u to the latest firmware update provided by Sony. But I couldn't go beyond the update step. PC companion asks to disconnect the phone, switch it off, wait for 5 seconds and connect back again. This repeats again and again. Can anyone help regarding this? Can I use pc Odin for this update?
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Old 7th August 2012, 21:58   #10567
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The problem is that I am not getting that option

Have you updated Kies yet? If not then you need to update the software itself, then you will get that option. Happened in my case when i had to install 4.0.3.

Why arent you trying to flash the new firmware via pcODIN? That is one hassle free method.
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Have you updated Kies yet? If not then you need to update the software itself, then you will get that option. Happened in my case when i had to install 4.0.3.

Why arent you trying to flash the new firmware via pcODIN? That is one hassle free method.
I did the kies update during the 4.0.3 and now its the latest version.

I don't really know how the pcodin method works...plz help
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I tried updating my Xperia u to the latest firmware update provided by Sony. But I couldn't go beyond the update step. PC companion asks to disconnect the phone, switch it off, wait for 5 seconds and connect back again. This repeats again and again. Can anyone help regarding this? Can I use pc Odin for this update?
Mine is an Xperia S , luckily I did not face any such issue.
However it did take a long time to download around 25min . Once that was done it asked me to disconnect the phone, then phone re-booted 2 times and was up and running.

I think there are some issues reported with the Xperia U upgrade. I suggest you wait for a few more days till the fix this issue and then retry.
Check : Main: Firmware 6.0.B.3.184 network problem
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Old 7th August 2012, 22:38   #10570
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Mine is an Xperia S , luckily I did not face any such issue.
However it did take a long time to download around 25min . Once that was done it asked me to disconnect the phone, then phone re-booted 2 times and was up and running.

I think there are some issues reported with the Xperia U upgrade. I suggest you wait for a few more days till the fix this issue and then retry.
Check : Main: Firmware 6.0.B.3.184 network problem
Thanks for the quick response. I think I should wait for the next update.
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Why arent you trying to flash the new firmware via pcODIN? That is one hassle free method.
I have tried updating from Kies. It stops in middle with different messages..
1st time, it said that the device is not connected. But it was.
2nd time, it failed with "time out" error

Is there a tutorial somewhere to use pcODIN?
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I did the kies update during the 4.0.3 and now its the latest version.

I don't really know how the pcodin method works...plz help
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I have tried updating from Kies. It stops in middle with different messages..
1st time, it said that the device is not connected. But it was.
2nd time, it failed with "time out" error

Is there a tutorial somewhere to use pcODIN?
This errors in Kies is very bugging. Always something has to happen and again put for redownloading.

Download the firmware file from samfirmware.com. then download pcODIN from xda devleopers site.

After that put the phone into download mode by pressing volume down+power+home button.

Start PC ODIN in administrator mode. Then connect the phone via USB till it shows in ODIN as added.

Then click PDA button and select the downloaded firmware.

Then press start in ODIN.

After its completed it ODIN will show PASS in green and "success".

The file is flashed onto the phone and once completed it auto reboots and then phone will be having the new upgrade.

Experts feel free to correct it if anything is wrong here.

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After its completed it ODIN will show PASS in green and "success"
Thanks so much for the detailed guide. After several attempts to get it updated thru' Kies... finally gave up the whole idea of updating it.

Just one query regarding the PCODIN method. Will kies still recognize your phone after you flash the update on PCODIN. Recognize as in check version and keep us informed if there is any update?
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Just one query regarding the PCODIN method. Will kies still recognize your phone after you flash the update on PCODIN. Recognize as in check version and keep us informed if there is any update?
Yes I guess so. Mainly because you are flashing official Samsung firmware. So kies should recognise it.
Kies is just not that great. For updates you can keep checking this thread. Someone will post it when an update comes out

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Old 8th August 2012, 10:04   #10575
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Guys, tried the firmware update using kies. Got an error message "Insufficient space. 3000MB required" What does that mean?

Also, did anyone get OTA software update? I got the notification yesterday night. Didnt update since I was using 2G. Tried today morning but got "No software Update".

Anyone else got this?
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