Model Number: SGH-T989Android Version: 4.0.3Baseband Version: T989UVLE1
I upgraded to ICS as soon as it became available and I have been having issues ever since. Chrome Beta and Words with Friends constantly freeze, but that isn't too horrible of an issue. The Bluetooth issues I am having are extremely frustrating.
I connect to BT through my car's aftermaker headunit. From here everything works great at first. I can stream music, make calls, access phonebook, etc.
Problem 1: After about thirty minutes of streaming, the phone freezes completely. It will then reset and disconnect from BT. To get it connected again, I have to turn off my headunit, turn off BT on my phone, then turn both back on.
Problem 2: I am generally either playing audio books with Smart AudioBooks or streaming music using Spotify. When I make or recieve a call, Smart AudioBooks/Spotify pause the track they are playing. After the call is ended, Google Play Music starts playing music instead of resuming my other app. 90% of the time, problem 3 also occurs at this stage.
Problem 3: Approximately 10 - 30 seconds after ending a call, my phone shuts off BT. To get it connected again, I have to turn off my headunit, turn off BT on my phone, then turn both back on.
Before upgrading to ICS, none of these issues occurred. The phone would not freeze, playback would continue with whatever the active audio app was, and BT would not shut off.
I doubt there are any fixes to this as of right now, but I figured I'd log these issues to hopefully get them fixed ASAP and have them be resolved in the next maintainance upgrade. These issues remove about 50% of my phones functionality for me and has turned this phone which I loved into a great hassle to deal with.
I will also post the make and model of my headunit in case that would be helpful. Although with it working perfectly pre-upgrade, I doubt the headunit is causing these issues.
There is another thread regarding bluetooth issues with ICS. My suggestion would be to try an app called Bluetooth keep alive. Everyone says that it's been working great for them. I would try that and see if it fixes more of your bluetooth issues.
Thank you for your help indian. I did a quick search and couldn't find the thread. Obivously I didn't search well enough. I definitely want to try out Bluetooth keepalive. This would solve problem 3 which is probably the most frustrating. I searched for the app in the play store, and I found one that costs $1.35. Do you know if this is the app you were referring to? "Bluetooth Keepalive" by Alexander Brickwedde.
Dont worry about it. Threads get buried so fast in this forum lol. Here's the thread though
Yea, it costs $1.35 but according to people it's well worth it. It seemed to fix the issue for a lot of people.
I'm debating about whether or not I want to spend the money as I am very cheap. I already payed full price for this phone and think it a bit ridiculous to pay for an independent app just to get my phone to work proper. However from what I've read in the other thread this would definitely be a workaround for Problem 3. Now to see if there are suggestions to 1 and 2. Other than uninstalling Google Play Music for #2.
$1.35 for lifetime software for all your phones. I would say worth it.
This is an issue many Galaxy S2 users are having. We are currently working with Samsung to provide a solution for this issue. Please be patient with us in the mean time. The app that indian9990 suggested is a workaround, and you can take advantage if you would like.
Thank you for the response Alicia. Since this is a known issue and it seems the only work around is the app, do you know if T-Mobile will give a credit to users experiencing this issue that purchase the app?
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