About an hour ago, I got an OTA update notification on my Samsung Galaxy S II. Considering that I had just manually updated it to Ice cream Sandwich, I was excited about another update. “Probably a minor bugfix”, I thought to myself.
I hit the update button and was done in a few minutes. Booting my phone, I got the shock of my life – the fancy new ICS icons and looks were gone!! My SGSII now looks like – well Gingerbread, even though it is running Android 4. The Settings menu still looks different, but the main user interface…. Here is a screenshot of what Ice Cream Sandwich should look like running on the SGSII:
The first image on this page is what the desktop of my Samsung SGSII looks like now. Duhhhhh.
This is part of why I don’t like manual updates or flashing. Something tends to go wrong somewhere! I want my Ice Cream sandwich looks back!!! Now, I probably have to look for another manual re-installation. Wish me luck, a I hope that all goes well.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.