ICS update for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket leaks out, seems to be fully functional

March 26, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android Hacks, Android Phones, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Android ICS

Even though we all expected to see most of today’s high-end Android smartphones already updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, a surprisingly wide number of devices have still been left behind and are continuing to enrage mobile users.

The Galaxy S II Skyrocket is probably one of the coolest Android-based smartphones you could own right now and its ICS upgrade looks finally set to be made official. However, if you aren’t willing to wait for a few more days (or weeks), a leaked update is now available on the Internet and can be downloaded from RootzWiki.

Sure, the leaked update is not one hundred percent safe and stable, but according to some feedback from pretty much anyone who tried it for size, it looks like it could actually be a legit upgrade and not something whipped out by hackers in a rush to get some online glory.

Everything seems to be working properly for the time being on the ICS-flavored S II Skyrocket, including NFC capabilities and Google Wallet functionality. On the other hand, you should know that the upgrade is only for AT&T’s Skyrocket, so if you own T-Mobile’s variant of the smartphone, you should in fact not try to install the update and wait for the OTA (over-the-air) software set to come really, really soon.

What’s interesting and odd at the same time is that the build date for this leak is March 14, which is almost two weeks back. That means that someone had the software on his hands for all this time and let you Skyrocket adopters suffer and ache waiting for so long. Not cool, guys, so not cool!

Hit the source link below to download the update from RootzWiki, but once again keep in mind that there are certain risks in downloading and installing unofficial software packages. In other words, if anything happens to your handheld, don’t come knocking on our door and try to get us to pay for your damaged smartphone, because it’s all on you!