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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket gets sneaky ICS update

We have some very good news for those of you with a Samsung Galaxy S II on AT&T, otherwise known as the Skyrocket. It appears that an unofficial version of Ice Cream Sandwich is now available to download – perfect for those who are getting bored with Gingerbread.

For an LTE handset that has been released since November, consumers have had to wait a long time for any glimpse of a promised official update to Android 4.0. Almost half a year later, the first sign of Ice Cream Sandwich comes in an unofficial format, although we are hearing that the build available early is in actual fact an official build by Samsung.

Samsung just hasn’t released it yet, but if you can’t wait any longer the guys over at RootzWiki can serve your needs. There’s a thread on their website now which provides the download links and instructions on how to flash your phone using Odin to apply the update to Ice Cream Sandwich.

The good news is that being an official build from Samsung, everything seems to be working perfectly – that includes the likes of 4G LTE data, WiFi and the camera etc. The not so good news is that Ice Cream Sandwich will still be bundled with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, so you will have to wait until a custom ROM becomes available if you want to have any chance of fulfilling those stock ICS dreams that you’ve been having.

If you have installed custom software before on the Skyrocket, head over to RootzWiki now and see how you get on. For those who are completely new to modding though, it may be worth holding on a little while longer to see if Samsung pushes this out officially. It is an official build after all and Ice Cream Sandwich has just arrived for the HTC Vivid on AT&T don’t forget.

Are you running ICS on the Skyrocket already?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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