Hooray! There’s an Android update for the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket! Finally users can get start enjoying Android…. 2.3.6. Yup, despite the fact that Samsung’s working on an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the LTE phone, AT&T has pushed out a slight Android update for Gingerbread. This is a repair release – the previous update to 2.3.6 was broken, and wouldn’t update the phone properly.
AT&T hasn’t provided a changelog, but the update is probably just some bugfixes and stability improvements. I pulled down the update on our Skyrocket review unit and couldn’t see any serious changes. It’s a quick update that shouldn’t take more than ten minutes even on a 3G connection. There’s no reason not to upgrade for stock users, but those who have rooted their phones might want to just wait until the official Ice Cream Sandwich update.
Of course, those who are rooted are probably either running a custom ROM or already running the leaked Ice Cream Sandwich update. If that’s the case, there’s not a lot here for you. But those who intend to update just as soon as it’s available (whenever that might be) should check their settings menu – the Ice Cream Sandwich update probably won’t be going out for anything but the latest version of the Skyrocket stock ROM. Of course you’ll probably have the option of flashing a clean ROM at that point. It’s up to you.