I'm sure there is a way, but I'm just not sure. Allow to go brief on why I ask. I was having problems with Google Play. It kept erroring out, and would not open or update any of my apps. So, I figured, I'll do a factory reset. So I did. Now my phone looks as what it did when I got the phone. However, the OS still shows at 4.1.1 and not 4.0. Now I remember when I did the initial update to 4.1.1, it got more apps, keyboard worked better, and there were some improvements. Well, now I do not have any of that anymore, and I kinda want it back. But, Kies thinks my phone is already there. I know it's not. So, I figured If I could go back to Ice Cream Sandwiich, I could then do my update again to get what I got when I first did as such. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all that can help!
You have to use Odin and find the base software. Best to look through XDA to find it.
I have no idea what either of those are lol Well, the only Odin I know is Thor's dad...
Odin is software created by Samsung that will let you reset your phone to a previous version. However you will have to have a copy of ICS first for this to work.
XDA is a forum where developers created new skins or roms for various phones, tablets, etc. Here is the link I found for Odin over there:
Read all instructions before you attempt anything or you could brick your device.
What's ICS? Sorry for my ignorance. I should know, but I don't sadly. Maybe I should let it be and just wait for 4.2 to come out?
djqwikpgh wrote: What's ICS? Sorry for my ignorance. I should know, but I don't sadly. Maybe I should let it be and just wait for 4.2 to come out?
ICS = Ice Cream Sandwich
I'd not hold your breath waiting for 4.2... it's going to be a long while. Samsung's not even officially announce that they will put it out for the S3 (though I have little doubt that they will). From the time that they announce it, it might take 6 months before it then goes through Tmobile an is released. So I'd _guess_ that it won't be any sooner then 4 months... most likely around 6 months.
If you are really having serious troubles with the phone, take it to a TMobile store. If they can't fix it they will mail you a replacement. I had to do that. The replacement phone came with 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on it. I updated it to Jellybean 4.1.1 when I got it and did not have a repeat of the problems I had the first time I installed JB (jelly bean) on it.
tcope is right... who knows when we'll see 4.2 and there is no guarantee that its update would fix the issues you are having right now.
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