Galaxy S II

9 Samsung Galaxy Devices receive Android 4.0 ICS Upgrade Canada

While on one hand Samsung is back of launching the Samsung Galaxy S III the next Galaxy phone by them launching on May 3 and available from June 2012, the development team from Samsung has sent Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade to their 9 popular devices which are available in Canada. Remember that these devices gets updated in Canada resident only and there is no dates available right now for the international. It looks like that the official announcement comes up first but when users check out the availability some gets it correctly. Samsung the world leader in smart phone manufacturing has so many devices waiting for the Android 4.0 upgrade since its launch. Samsung Canada has officially confirmed that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be soon made available for the selected Samsung Galaxy devices and this upgrade will be pushed starting from May 1 via Over the Air upgrade.

ICS Update

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest Android operating system launched in November last year with the debut of Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Since then all the manufacturer are waiting for the deployment of Android 4.0 on many of their flagship and top handset. Samsung Galaxy S II received this update last month but there are more Samsung powered smartphone which should receive the update.

The devices which will receive the updates are –

  • GALAXY Note
  • GALAXY Tab 7.0
  • GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
  • GALAXY Tab 8.9
  • GALAXY Tab 10.1

For various carriers in Canada, Samsung Galaxy S II and its variants updates are released today as there were not released earlier. Galaxy S II X and Galaxy S II LTE HD are the NFC enabled smartphone launched recently enabling users to use Android Beam, a new introduced technology in Android 4.0 to share the content, web pages, and YouTube Videos with simple tap on phones.

Let me remind you that the availability of this software upgrade depends on the model and also on the wireless carriers requirements. So what are you waiting for? Remove your handset, head to Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software upgrade and then click on check now to know whether you have received or not. Do let us know about the same via comments section below. Importantly you should back up various applications and files on your phone before you proceed with the upgrade as all the data would be lost in due course of update and you can’t recover them back very easily. Also you should make sure that, you update this via Wi Fi only where in the download speed is faster and the process of upgradation would be done very quickly within 30 minutes of your time instead of 2 hours.



  1. John Kond

    August 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Could you upload the Ice Cream Sandwich version for Samsung Galaxy Tab of 7 inches on the internet please?
    I have the samsung galaxy tab 7” and I’d like to upgrade it to the latest android version.

    Thank you for your information

  2. Ghislaine Kerry

    August 24, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I have not received the update. I am with Bell Mobility with a •GALAXY S II LTE HD – Model SGH 1757M Android Version is 2.3.6 and build number is GINGERBREAD>UGLCA. Should I be able to have the Android 4.0 version and ICS?

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      yes you will receive the update in the coming days

  3. Manu

    July 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    i have Samsung galaxy S advance.Is it possible to upgrade to android4.0

  4. Varun

    June 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    hey, i have downloaded the 216mb installation package and installed for the first time.
    i dont understand y the installation failed.
    i opened to see my file manager and couldnt notice the inst.pack
    i hope the inst.pack has been stored in the internal phone storage somewhere.
    i have restored my phone as said by android advices to press the vol down+home key+power key and deleted the cache partitions.
    i downloaded once again the inst.pack and instead of installing, have
    delayed the installation to know the correct procedure to install
    without any trouble and dont want to take the risk of Failure…
    Plss Help me Guys!

  5. Itprosam

    June 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    hi I haven’t seen update on Rogers device SGH-I727R. My phone is un-rooted with 2.3.5 Android version. My phone does not have Software Upgrade from Settings > About Phone… :s Kies doesn’t show any sort updates

  6. Brittney

    May 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I have the Samsung Galaxy S II X and i cant find the software update in the about phone. i want to get the 4.0 OS but I cant seem to access it anywhere. Help?

  7. warren

    May 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    came for me in middle east but after upgrading it through mobile . it goes on the boot up screen and switches off

  8. Cristian

    May 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Middle may and no news of ICS for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus !
    Any news when it’ll be available??

  9. affan

    May 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Can anyone kindly point me where I can find the factory firmware for Canadian Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi (no carrier). Thank you in advance.

  10. Digital

    May 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Has anyone seen an update yet? I’m on Rogers (SGII LTE, rooted). I haven’t seen any comments anywhere from Canadians actually receiving ICS upgrades.

    • Yogesh Patel

      May 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      just check on your device.

    • affan

      May 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      From what I know it must be unrooted to receive the update.

      • Trocloc

        May 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

        No, I had my phone rooted but via kies, it said that my phone can upgrade to ICS. Right now I’m finding a way to root my phone.

  11. TSN Ameen

    May 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Hi, I am in Saudi Arabia and have Samsung Galaxy SII, Baseband version I9100XXKI4, Android Version 2.3.5, Kernel Version root@DELL143 #2. Please let me know when and how to obtain latest ICS Update for my phone. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  12. Juan Enrique

    May 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I’m in Canada, however my Galaxy Note is the European version model GT-N7000 when will ICS come out for my device? It came factory unlocked.

  13. Tony Clifford

    May 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Why does everybody say Menu > Settings > About Phone > Software upgrade when there is NO Software Upgrade in that location?

    • Yogesh Patel

      May 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Because that is the way you can check whether the update is available or not.

  14. Altaf

    May 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Dear Friend, All Galaxy tab 7.0 owners will appreciate the upgrade of ICS. You have always helped us providing the information. Please update your tutorial for Galaxy tab 7.0 to update to ICS…. I hope all will agree and appreciate your efforts

    • Yogesh Patel

      May 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks, we will soon come out with that article as well. Keep checking back.

  15. Howzthat

    May 2, 2012 at 9:22 am

    How to Unroot a device? please advise link/website if there is any tutrioal

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 2, 2012 at 11:31 am

      to unroot you need to again re apply the factory firmware!

      • affan

        May 3, 2012 at 2:45 am

        I have been looking everywhere for the Canada Factory firmware any ideas?

  16. Jeff

    May 2, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Galaxy Tab 10.1 Verizon not able to be updated yet. Checked at 7:48pm PST 5/01/12

    • affan

      May 3, 2012 at 2:44 am

      Only released in Canada

  17. sushil

    May 2, 2012 at 7:19 am

    What about galaxy tab 7.7 that is p6800

  18. nawaz

    May 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    you have to unroot before checking for update….

  19. anish

    May 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    hey plz can you suggest me pure ics coustom rom for galaxy s2…..??

  20. homerggg

    May 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wifi, no carrier), Rooted. No update available yet.

    • Chris

      May 26, 2012 at 12:16 am

      I have the Tab 10.1 wifi no carrier and never been rooted, I don’t have the update available yet either.

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