I have tried numerous times over the last couple of days to upgrade my SGS2 to ICS. After I realised connecting to Kies Air wouldn't work, I downloaded and installed the latest version of Kies onto my laptop.
The first time I tried to download via USB, the phone connected to Kies but said I could not upgrade unless my battery was fully charged. Odd, as it would be charging while linked to my laptop during upgrading anyway, but I thought I would try again in the morning when my phone was fully charged from overnight charging.
So I tried this morning when charged to 100%, and later this evening when half charged, and Kies refuses to recognise my phone. It keeps saying connecting, connecting, then I get a message saying it cannot connect. I have disconnected and reconnected umpteen times to no avail. I have run the troubleshooter a few times and reinstalled the Kies drivers two or three times. Again, to no avail.
I have seen various threads on here about USB debugging etc. and I have tried to tick then re-untick that, but no joy there.
I'm starting to think it would be easier just to do without this bloody update and just wait for the SGS3 to come out......but any advice would be greatly appreciated before I resign myself to a further wait for that (and probably a long one, knowing T-Mobile).
Would be grateful for any constructive advice please (please don't tell me to root my phone, though, as I don't want to go down that route [pun unintentional]).
Many thanks in advance.