Can I upgrade my Android to a higher version manually?

Rakesh G R November 17, 2012

My mob runs on Gingerbread and found it’s upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich. Can I do it on my own or do I take it to the service center?

  1. Tony Gonzaga
    November 24, 2012 at 2:13 am

    The safest way to upgrade is to bring it to your service center.

  2. Prasanth Mathialagan
    November 20, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Dont take chances with your mobiles if you are not sure.. Service centres are solely there for these things.

  3. Alex Perkins
    November 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    If there isn't an official update from Samsung then you can either root your device and install an ICS ROM or you could use a ICS Launcher from Google Play.

  4. Boni Oloff
    November 18, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Yes, you can do it, try to download the software updater from the phone website, if there is already update you can do it via the software.

  5. Rajaa Chowdhury
    November 18, 2012 at 1:16 am

    If the upgrade is available officially via your cellphone manufacturer for your particular model, you yourself should be able to do it as it is not a complex process. Most of the android phones does have a PC interface software from the manufacturers, so if your cellphone is plugged-in via the USB to the computer, usually these software detect the firmware installed and suggest for the latest upgrade, if available. You agree and henceforth it is a pretty straight-forward automated process. Alternatively, you can go into the settings of your android cellphone and then about device / phone and then check for software update.

    • Rakesh G R
      November 18, 2012 at 3:56 am


  6. ha14
    November 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Ice Cream Sandwich should be available through Kies, if you are used to upgrade firmware or have doubts then perhaps the service center will be more secure.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      November 18, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Kies is applicable for Samsung phones only and we are not sure if the person is using Samsung, therefore I explained it to him in a more generic way. :)

      • ha14
        November 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

        yap Kies is for samsung, also be sure that the person hardware support upgrade Ice Cream Sandwich, some are locked to single version. you can always “root” your phone and download a custom ROM of Android.

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