Alltel Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update available, phone skips Ice Cream Sandwhich

by: Chris SmithMarch 29, 2013


The Sprint Epic 4G Touch is not the only U.S. Galaxy S2 version that has finally received its Jelly Bean update, as the Alltel Galaxy S2 can also be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Interestingly, Alltel is skipping Ice Ceram Sandwhich altogether, which means Alltel Galaxy S2 owners will move directly from Android 2.3.6 to Android 4.1.2, in what will feel like a significant upgrade:

This software update will update your device operating system from Android 2.3.6 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Because we are skipping Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and going straight to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the file will be too large to update over the air and will need to be downloaded to a computer.

As you can see, the upgrade is not available directly over-the-air (OTA,) and Alltel Galaxy S2 owners will have to download the necessary files to their computer first via the “Simple Upgrade Tool” and then update the handset following the available instructions.

Let’s hear it from you, Alltel subscribers, did you upgrade your Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean yet?

  • I thought Verizon bought Alltel?

    • Cole Raney

      Alltel still exists in places where Verizon is the only other carrier. Like my hometown. It would be a monopoly.

  • Jmonda

    Alltel recently sold the rest of their company to AT&T though the takeover is not supposed to be official until the end of the year. I am an alltel use and had been asking for this update for a longtime hoping ICS was coming but was surprised to receive the jellybean update. It was a pretty easy update.

  • Emma

    Samsung is just doing everything right these days. Aren’t they?

  • matt

    Where can i find the instructions for the update for my alltel gs2?

    • Hojo09


      replace (dot) with .