Help with upgrading the OS.

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  1. riphelix

    riphelix New Member

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    A little info (for more specific help) before I get started..
    -Phone: Samsung Galaxy S2
    -Model number: SCH-R760
    -Android version: 2.3.6
    -OS: Gingerbread.FF18
    If I'm missing anything please let me know..

    Anyways, I've recently been looking into upgrading the operating system of my phone. However, when I go into my settings and make my phone check for system updates the results always come up negative or I get the Fota error. So I've been looking into doing this manually and it doesn't seem too hard. I'm pretty confident that I can get through it successfully. Although, I do have a few questions.

    How safe is it to manually update the OS by myself and what are the chances of rendering my phone inoperable?

    Do I have to root my phone in order to do this?

    What does this do to my warranty? (I have U.S. Cellular as a carrier, by the way)

    Will I still be able to upgrade my phone when the time comes or will it be rejected due to my doing this?

    Is there anything else I need to know? Any and all help will be appreciated! Thank you for your time.
     
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    The easiest way is to download Kies to your PC. Plug your phone in. If there is an update, Kies will prompt you through the procedure.
     
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    Thank you for your reply, Jeffrey. I've read alot about Kies but was unsure. I'll definitely look into it. Any info regarding the warranty situation with my phone company?
     
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    Went ahead with the update. No problems, was successful and I'm satisfied. However now I have yet another question.
    I turned the wifi on on my phone and the symbol has changed. I have never seen it this way before. I've tried looking it up but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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    Anytime I've seen the wifi icon it was just the bars, no arrows. The only time I've ever seen those arrows is when I turn on my network data. So my question is:

    Is this using my network data as well as my home wifi? Or is this normal? Like I said I've never seen it like that before and I can't find it anywhere online. Also should mention that I looked and my data isn't on.