Samsung Galaxy SII on Orange – Now with Signal Boost

A few days back we spotted that Android 2.3.4 was arriving for the rather excellent Samsung Galaxy SII. Now, if you’re on Orange you won’t be getting that version just yet but, if you do update your Orange branded handset, you do get UMA.

UMA is called “Signal Boost” on Orange and routes calls and texts through WiFi if you’re low on signal. The Galaxy SII isn’t listed as having “Signal Boost” capability on the Orange site but, after upgrading through Samsung Kies, the functionality magically appears. This can only be done on branded Orange Galaxy SII handsets where the ROM hasn’t been upgraded through other means.

Take a look at it in action in our earlier video.

Link – Signal Boost on the Galaxy SII

  • Guest

    Does it work on i9000 with 2.3.4?

    • Anonymous

      It has to be the Orange-branded version of the OS mate.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/curtarmer1 Curt Armer

        if i run the update will i have to root my phone again?

        • Darren

          Same question, just got the signal boost working which is great for where I live, but can I root the phone now and keep signal boost?

          • Anonymous

            From what we’ve been told, Signal Boost is “part of the default Orange ROM”. I can’t say whether it’ll still be available if your root it.

            I’ve also found that, if you’re using signal boost and move away from the WiFi point whilst on a call, it’ll drop the call.

  • http://www.tvlicencephonenumber.net/ Mayjex

    The color orange fits the the good quality because of the signal boost. Samsung galaxy is very interesting.