A very short post, hopefully so as to be of benefit to someone having difficulty updating from Gingerbread Android to Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung S2.
I couldn’t get Kies to connect to my phone – what an absolute pain in the arse. My grilfriend (who also has an S2 but is on O2) had also had difficulty updating to ICS, so I knew that it wasn’t my phone just being funny.
Anyway, I noticed that by turning off all of the network connections (3G, WiFi, Bluetooth etc.) Kies suddenly connected just fine. I just hooked up the phone to my laptop and it prompted me to install ICS. Very frustrating after I’d spent all that time before trying to get to connect, but at least it has now.