The latest and most updated Android 4.0.4 firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 showed up after the first firmware update was rolled out a few days ago. Being the most recent and most updated, it will definitely take some time before it will be rolled out to other different regions, making the wait unbearable.
If you want to put an end to all the waiting, you can try flashing this firmware to your phone. Do take note that this firmware is for European and Nordic countries but will still work on Galaxy S2 phones from any region, as long as it is the international version. Your phone should have the model number GT-I9100 for you to be able to flash this firmware update.
Check out the requirements and instructions below to learn how to update the Galaxy S2 I9100 to Android 4.0.4 XWLPT firmware.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S2, model number GT-I9100. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
- A Windows PC.
- Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- 7-Zip, WinRAR, or any other program that can extract archive files.
- Download Android 4.0.4 XWLPT firmware (I9100XWLPT_I9100XXLQ6_I9100XEULPA_XEU.zip, 398.2 MB) to your computer.
- See to it that your phone's battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Extract the contents of the ZIP package to your computer. You should get the following files after extraction:
- Extract the contents of the Odin_ v3.04.zip file to a folder on your computer.
- If your phone is still connected to the computer, disconnect it.
- Turn off your phone.
- Place your phone into Download Mode by holding and pressing the Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons together until a “Warning!” message appears on the screen. Press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
- Double-click on the Odin3 v3.04.exe file you've obtained from the extracted ZIP file to launch Odin on your computer.
- Connect your phone to the computer. You should see an “Added!” message in Odin.
- In Odin, click the PDA button and locate the *.tar.md5 file and select it. Note that the *.md5 extension may be hidden, depending on your computer's settings, so you might only see the *.tarextension.
- NOTE: Do not change anything in Odin. Leave everything as is except for selecting the file in this step. Make sure the checkbox beside “Re-partition” under Options is NOT CHECKED.
- Click on the Start button in Odin to start flashing the firmware to your phone.
- Once the flashing is done, your phone will automatically reboot. You'll see a “PASS” message in Odin and you can safely disconnect your phone from the computer once you see the Samsung logo on your phone's screen.
- NOTE: If Odin gets stuck or you get a “FAIL” message after flashing the firmware, disconnect your phone from the computer and close Odin. Remove your phone's battery, re-insert it, and do the procedure again from step 5 onwards.
- If your phone gets stuck at the booting image when it reboots after getting a “PASS” message in Odin, do the following steps:
- Turn your phone off and remove your phone's battery. Re-insert the battery, wait for 5 seconds, and boot your phone into Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe data/ factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
- Select Reboot system now after wiping data. This will help boot your phone properly to the newly installed firmware.
Great job! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to the latest Android 4.0.4 XWLPT firmware.
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