After upgrading my Samsung galaxy s2 to android version 4.0.4 my mail won't show in the default mail app (cant find out the name!). I only get a dropdown bar -- but when I clicked it, the arrow points below, but it doesn't "dropdown" ;(

How can I get my mail shown?

Here is a screen-shot of my mail app.


  • Where do you expect you mail to be shown? What place are you talking about? Please update your question so one can follow your steps -- without that information it is hard to help.
    – Izzy
    Oct 12, 2012 at 18:10
  • I updated my question....
    – blade19899
    Oct 12, 2012 at 19:08
  • Yepp, that should fit. Now people owning an SGS2 could look it up. "Default mail app" is precise enough, if you mean the one that comes pre-installed.
    – Izzy
    Oct 12, 2012 at 20:29
  • Yes, the pre installed mail app...
    – blade19899
    Oct 12, 2012 at 21:22
  • Does anyone knows how to fix this, or do i have to wait till the next update arrives to my s2?
    – blade19899
    Nov 5, 2012 at 11:53

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When chaging Android major versions, GB to ICS or ICS to JB or even GB to JB, its advised to do a full wipe, since many old files from the previous version might collide with the new Android version.

Since you haven't done it, I suggest you do the following:

  1. Backup all your phone's data with either Titanium Backup or a Nandroid backup if you have a custom recovery installed.
  2. Get your phone to recovery mode and wipe all data (factory reset). If you have a custom recovery you can wipe /system, /data and /cache.
  3. Once clean, reboot in download mode and use Odin to update to 4.0.4 (or 4.1.2 if you have the international version GT-I9100)
  4. Reboot and enjoy a clean installation of ICS/JB.
  • Don't assume that the person posing the question is rooted, and don't form your answer accordingly. As the question is posed, your answer should detail how to do this in Samsungs official application for backups and upgrades.
    – pzkpfw
    May 28, 2013 at 8:15

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