I received notification that Samsung is already updating ICS in a couple of Countries. When is T-mobile going to release ICS for the Galaxy S 4G?
Samsung is also updating their devices to ICS here in the US but only to selected devices like Galaxy S II. No word from Samsung yet if when would it release the ICS update for Galaxy S 4G.
are you kiding we cant even get updates for gingerbread so id say there is no chance of us getting ICS unless you root your phone and do it yourself witch I dont suggest anyone does unless you know what you are doing
Currently we don't have any information about an Ice Cream Sandwich update for any devices. If there are any software updates, you will find them on Software upgrade - Samsung Galaxy S 4G page. Currently the latest update for the Galaxy S 4G is Gingerbread / Android 2.3. You can also get more information about the software update process in our Software updates for Android page.
Hope this helps!
they're not official tmobile releases, but the XDA developer community has a couple of builds of android 4.0.4 for the galaxy s 4g over at: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1068 it will require that you flash the images to the device yourself, and is a little more involved than the user friendly document that tmobile provides (you will likely loose your user data unless you download something like titanium backup and back up all your applications), but if you really want the OS and are willing to do some research, willing to work with the developers who are actively getting it to work on our phones, you can get ICS on your phone.
I have it running on mine.
This is not Assumed Answered! So my T-Mobile store LIED?! At the beginning of April I bought a Samsung Galaxy S 4G because I was told this phone was "On the list" to get ICS.
At the same time I also bought an HTC One-S which got its ICS update within a week or two of my purchase. It was also just leaked, that it will be getting Jellybean very shortly.
Seriously, (T-mobile & Samsung) get with the program. I maybe forcing an ugly return (Out of cycle) of this phone, if it doesn't get it this month.
whoever told you that the galaxy S 4g was on the path to get ICS was an idiot. It was on the path to get Gingerbread only. Some guys on XDS ported ICS (cyanogen mod 9) to the phone using the official Gingerbread kernel (not the ICS kernel), which you can download and put on your phone (I had it on my for several weeks before I dropped and broke my Galaxy S4g phone), but if you think it's going to get a kies ICS update this month, from samsung (and updated by tmobile) you're crazy. Samsung's done doing development on this phone, but the owners of this phone are very much actively developing on it on the link I provided above.
T-Mobile (unlike every other carrier) is very supportive of the android development community and even has resources here on the site to help you understand more: http://support.t-mobile.com/community/phones_data_devices/android/android_development
If you really want ICS on your phone, I'd suggest you go over to XDA, download CyanogenMod 9 ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1730954 ), and flash it to your device yourself... Or return your phone because your sales guy lied to you.
(added the actual link for CM9)
There should probably never be a stock rom release on the S 4G, because the phones proccessor could most likely not handle the proccesses ICS needs, in turn making the phone extremly slow and poor to use.
Yep- these phones don't handle Gingerbread all that well. ICS would probably kill it.
Actually, gingerbread ran very poorly on this phone, whereas ICS ran very really well. All in all I think ICS is the better OS and has a lot of improvements over gingerbread so the notion that the phone couldn't handle it is a misconception.
gingerbread had *some* improvements over froyo, but I think froyo ran smoother on this phone, but I think ICS runs the smoothest out of all 3. The phone could do with more memory, and you're constantly having to move things to the sd card, but that's the lot in life of this phone (glad I switched to the s3), but I wish my galaxy s4g didn't break because I was rather enjoying ics on it.
The only problem is that ICS would still require more of a "kick" from the processor and require more ram. That is the reason that the Galaxy S 4G should not receive ICS. The processor is to small. Froyo would run best with it. Even though ICS is a great OS.
Scott, since you've just admitted that ICS won't work on the S 4G well and Froyo runs best, why don't we have the option to reinstall Froyo? My original phones with Froyo worked better than the five replacements with Gingerbread I've had.
Scott never installed ics, so he has no clue what he's talking about. I've run it on the device before i dropped it and it didnt require an extra kick or more memory, so the best thig you could is upgrade to ics and forget GB.
there are froyo roms on XDA as well if you wanted that (cant imagine though)
I see what you're saying Steve. I've had a lot of problems with these S 4Gs, see my other post: http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/30241 .
I'm going to see where my Attorney General leads me... It's an election year you know.
I downloaded ICS for my Galaxy 2 just a little while ago. You need to use Kies Air
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