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How do I get back to ICS on Samsung Galaxy S2X?


So I updated to 4.1 using kies a while go and now I want to go back to ics because I am disappointed of jelly bean and I am having issues even after reset like battery, etc. Does Koodo do this or could I do it myself but I don't want to modify my phone.

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Koodo probably won't help but
    if you backed up your phone rom before you could go back? root the phone and install another 3rd party rom from the net Contact Samsung
I'd choose 3
Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 and it can be done in Samsung Kies
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MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

in this article green man suggested a fix for the bad battery life that may help before trying to roll back to ICS since Jelly Bean is actually a much better version of the software.
MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

Paul, I don't know if Jelly Bean or any android version is "Better." While google makes android it leaves it to the phone company to adapt it their phone. For some the battery might get worse, or there is a problem. On my phone the generic (non manufacture) version of android sucked the battery in 2 hrs flat and no camera. Future versions improved those but even the manufacture version has issues with offscreen buffering for smooth scrolling compared to the older version. No version is better, just different options. Cheers --- Remember to Star or +1 me
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MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

Not true The newest version is always better not just feature wise, they improve many aspects of Android between version 4.0 and 4.1 for instance by Introducing project butter which made Android much smoother and more responsive. When your battery gets worse a lot time it's user error or not setting new features up properly. Another reason is when it's a major update like from Android 2.0 to 4.0 or 4.0 to 4.1 you should always do a factory reset prior to updating. I do this ever time with nearly 10 devices and never had a single battery issue while many other complained about battery issues after these updates on these exact devices across the Web.
MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

Paul, I would suggest we agree to disagree. My new version 4 has many new features but is slow. Is that better?
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MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

Are you closing apps by holding down the home button and when the recent apps list pops up swiping them left or right to close them? Are you clearing your cache and freeing up RAM? There has to be a reason your experiencing worse performance. What phone do you have and what version of Android is it running?
MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

I am using a garbage collection program to close non used items. it's ok. Motorola's Droid v1 was an EXTREMELY popular phone, but when it went to Android 2.3 was littered with complaints due to slowness. Again, let's agree to disagree.
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MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

A garbage collection program what?
MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

Paul, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_collection_(computer_science) Many apps do this calling themselves Memory Freeing, Memory Killer, or otherwords to that nature. Now many items in Android are written in Java, a language that supports "Automatic" garbage collection. Problem is Automatic isn't always efficient, and it harms software design. Perhaps that is not something that makes a newer version BETTER.
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MarcusG wrote:

Apparently you're not the only one http://www.sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11800 an...

You said you were using a "New version 4" so I thought you were using something running Android 4.0 or the Nexus 4, I didn't know you were using whatever phone running something below Android 4.0. In that case yes a task killer is the way to go IMO. From 4.0 and above its not needed since they made an entire overhaul of the OS and redesigned the entire thing.
Go to samsung's website. Download Samsung Kies. Install. Plug in Device. Click search for updates. BOO BAM SURPRISE your done son! Two sales reps did it and it worked just fine.

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