I'm uncertain about my phone's status vis-à-vis OTA updates etc.
I got the phone as a gift from my wife, who got it from someone I can't communicate with to find out about root passwords, etc. But back in August my phone automatically updated to 2.8.10 after I did a system restore in an earlier version. Since then, I have been waiting for another good build for ICS, expecting to get an automatic OTA update for ICS on my S2 when I went on line this weekend.
But when I try to use the updater, it tells me I have the current version. I see note at the bottom of the updated screen suggesting that I set up an active MIUI account to get user points. This confuses me.
If it is necessary to have an active MIUI account to get updates, that would explain why I can't get the latest. But did it work before? Did I disable the account somewhere along the way? I tried to log in with my miuiandroid account, but it doesn't work. So I tried to create a new new one. When I did, I got a "registration failed" result, with the subtext that the phone has been registered. I have to guess that somehow there is an account for this phone (but not the number) and it was set up by the previous owner.
So I seek to verify if 2.9.29 qualifies as a stable build for OTA purposes, and if I should be able to get it despite the MIUI account issue described above. I'd also like to find out how to fix my account problem.
Now I just need to figure out why my updater tells me I have no active MIUI account, but I can't seem to create a new new one, per my scenario described above. I'm also wondering if the fact that I don't seem to have an active account will block me from an OTA if and when a batch method is set up.