If you think your Samsung Galaxy S2 will remain with just Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich XXLP6 firmware, then think again—a more up-to-date XXLPB firmware has been leaked and is ready to be installed on your mobile device. The new firmware reportedly offers improved battery performance compared to earlier firmware and some bells and whistles such as 3D effects when overscrolling.
If you want to, you can try upgrading your Galaxy S2 to XXLP6 firmware first, or jump right in and learn how to flash Android ICS build XXLPB firmware on your mobile phone.
Before you flash the update, make sure you create a backup of your mobile phone data. Flashing the update will wipe the data on your device. Keep in mind that system tools such as Samsung KIES, firewall programs, and antivirus software may interfere during the installation process. It will be wise to disable such software for the meantime while you update your phone. Lastly, you will need to download the following files to your computer:
If all are in place, let’s now proceed to flashing Android 4.0.3 ICS XXLPB firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S2.
Your phone will automatically reboot once it is done flashing the firmware. When the Samsung logo appears on your phone screen, you can now safely unplug your device from the computer. The highlighted word “PASS!” will also appear on the upper-left most box of Odin3, which signals a successful update.
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0.3 XXLPB firmware.
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How long should it take to flash the ROM?
Odin has not gotten past the first bar and the message box is saying data.img for over half an hour now.
Ive followed the guide step by step.
I hope this guide doesnt presume that youre on an older ICS version already..?
I had stock 2.3.4 with root on my S2 when starting to flash.
Also, there nothing mentioned like wiping the phone first or something like that.
So.. any idea? Or is it supposed to take that long?!
I am considering install ICS right now and your comment got me worried. Any luck? Did it finish?
did you try using usb debugging mode?
me too.. same problem.. i did the steps correctly.. it display:
product name: GT-i9100
custom binary download: NO
current binary: samsung official
Do not turn off target!!
it is on my galaxy screen since 30 min’s…
what should i do???
I just did it, and it took a total of max 10 minutes. So I’d think that something went wrong with yours Tobias…
Install was flawless here, and it seems to run really great!
Like the stock look on my Galaxy Nexus better though.
PS. If only there was a just as easy way to get ICs on my GTab10.1 :-D
I followed these instructions without upgrading to android 4.0.3. My phone now shows the samsung galaxy start-up screen with a yellow warning triangle until turning itself back off. How do undo this?
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!
i have the same problem ; it turns itself off ramdomly
will this work on the T-mobile US version?
installed. but noticed some bugs: not charging properly, stablty ,app crash… etc.
any 1 else got the same?
my phine wont charge proply either
I got it too.
Just did what stood in the post what to do when something wenn wrong, tried to flash again and it was done in under 10 minutes.
Note: mobile internet isnt working at first, youve got to enter your carriers apn manually.
where do i enter my apn?
I want to upgrad my jalxy my emel firstname.lastname@example.org
Works PERFECTLY for me!!
Only minor is that when I updated, somehow I wasn’t able to acces my mobile internet for a while. Went to the T-Mobile site, received my network settings in an sms message and now everything works as it should (or better)!
I updated to 4.0.3 but for some reason my battery is dying really fast and the phone is non stop ultra laggy :( Anyone else getting this problem? i factory reset and still same problems
I’m trying to update using this process. It’s got around 90% through and just stopped…
Am I safe to unplug and try again or will I cause any damage at this stage?
What a nice OS! It works with my Samsung Galaxy S2. It not only enhance the battery life but also 100 times swifter than before. I offer my heartly good wishes to Alvin for this helpful thread.
worked perfectly for me….great job!! galaxy s2 on O2
It always stuck on same thing ,setup connection tried everything please help ….
It seams that it is a good one i would like to ask if this firmware support Arabic language? please advise and thanks.
Did the upgrade, but now my music player (the one bundeled) stands for 90% power consumption and drains the battery in an hour!
Everything work fine, accept i need to ROOT to use some of my apps.
awsome…. so far so good installing my google account now
installed all good. but its ask me to update the software in notifications bar.. when i try to update is says processing failed…Its initially tried to register my device…
I do have the same problem..keep asking for utdate but failed.
i do have the same problem
mee too.. i had this problem till now.. processing failed.. any body help us???
Im having this issue too. Any ideas?
It works perfectly!!!!!!!!!!
This is for ppl who want to remove the YELLOW TRIANGEL….http://www.mediafire.com/?lc5y3jc31wc2bb3
like a charm just watch u dont click wrong languarfe lol
i can’t connect to mymobile carrier now(virgin) what did i do wrong?
Can anyone help? I followed the steps perfectly, but while obin3 was flashing it failed at like 90% of the way complete. So, I did what the site said. Unplugged phone, close odin3, restart phone into dl mode, and repeat. Except we have a problem with repeat. Windows will not see the phone when I plug it in now. when I run odin3, and then plug the device (while it is in dl mode) windows does not do anything, the phone does not do anything, and no “Added” comes up. Basically, not seeing that there is a phone plugged in at all. Help. I swear the gs2 is the worst phone I have owned. Most glitchy phone around.
u need to download the drive again
how long it take time to flash the hand phone ?
fail …my fon now show that icon (hp)..!..(Pc) …kenot go in download mode or in OS at all …help
its all fake …frnd donnot download it.. its a prabnk
do not download it its a prank…. its really fake
I want to ask does this update contain the languages arabic and hebrew?
I`m not sure about arabic but it doesn`t contain Hebrew :(
when i m extracting the rar file they told me to put a password :S what is this password ?
Password is samfirmware.com.
mine cannot work…
totally turned into blank screen.. press anything on the s2 doesnt work..
connect the usb cable to pc.. shown connection problem, the phone & pc picture with yellow triangle..
can anyone help?
connect it to original charger also come out the same icon- connection problem..
if you wan ics on your phone download from kies it automaticly up grades for you just download it go to tools firmware upgrade
Can anyone help? Pot picking phone up to connect
is that version for asia version like malaysia ??
I love the update! It is much more useful, but i do see a problem already. My battery dies out in two hours once its at 100% and unplugged. Any way to fix this?