Installing firmware I9100H3GLP2 (XXLPQ) on Three UK’s Samsung Galaxy S2
The latest update to hit the Samsung Galaxy S2 has already been released in some parts of Europe and now it’s time for users of UK’s mobile carrier Hutchison 3G UK (“Three”) to get the XXLPQ firmware update in the shape of I9100H3GLP2. The update’s main software version is still XXLPQ, but this update is only for Galaxy S2 phones on the said network. The update comes with TouchWiz UI and Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and can be flashed through Samsung KIES.
For those of on the Three network who would like to flash this update manually, you can do so using our instructions below and Odin3.
This update is only compatible with Three UK’s Samsung Galaxy S2, with model number GT-I9100. It is not compatible with other devices, such as the U.S. variant of the Galaxy S2, the Epic 4G Touch, the T-Mobile Galaxy S2, or AT&T’s Galaxy S2 and Skyrocket. Attempting to flash this update to incompatible phones may result in bricking.
(If you want to manually update your non-branded, non-Three Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to XXLPQ firmware, try our guide for manually upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to official Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ firmware.)
- Flashing this ROM may delete the data on your Galaxy S2, so please make sure to make a backup of your important data.
- Make sure that your phone’s battery has been fully charged. This prevents the device from shutting off in the middle of the update process.
- Disable security programs (e.g., antivirus and firewall) on your computer.
- Uninstall Samsung KIES on your computer.
- Install Odin3 on your computer.
- Make sure that you’ve installed the proper device drivers on your computer: 32-bit (x86) Windows | 64-bit (x64) Windows
- XXLPQ firmware for Three UK’s Galaxy S2 (I9100XXLPQ_I9100H3GLP2_H3G.zip, 399 MB)
NOTE: Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not be responsible for any damage that these instructions may cause to you or your device.
- Download Odin3 from the link provided above. Save the file to your computer.
- Download the XXLPQ firmware to your computer.
- Extract the ZIP file’s contents into a folder on your computer. You should be getting these two files:
- Turn off your Galaxy S2.
- Boot into download mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down, Home, and Power keys until a Warning! sign appears on the Galaxy S2’s screen.
- On your computer, double-click on Odin3 to launch it.
- Connect your Galaxy S2 to your computer via the USB Cable.
- In the lower left corner of Odin’s window, you should see the message “Added!”. If you do not get this message, you may need to re-install the drivers. The ID:COM box will also turn yellow.
- Click on the PDA tab, and navigate to where you extracted the contents of the XXLPQ zip file.
- Select the “I9100XXLPQ_I9100H3GLP2_I9100NELP2_HOME.tar.md5″ file.
- Do not touch or alter any of Odin3’s other settings.
- Hit the Start button to begin flashing the XXLPQ update.
- If the flashing process was successful, you should see the upper leftmost corner of Odin light up in green with a Passed! message and your phone should automatically reboot.
- If Odin gets stuck and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, or if you receive a Failed!message with a red background, you’ll need to do the following:
- Disconnect the Galaxy S2 from the computer.
- Close Odin3.
- Remove your Galaxy S2’s battery.
- Re-insert the battery.
- Start over from step 6.
- You can unplug your phone when you see the Samsung logo.
Some users have reported that you can’t set proxy information for a Wi-Fi connection. To fix this, when you turn Wi-Fi on, go to “Make a New Connection” and scroll down. Check “Show Advanced Options”. It should allow you to set any IP and proxy settings, different for each and every connection.
Congratulations! Your Three UK Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 is now running on build XXLPQ of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.