Samsung Galaxy S2 users sure are very excited these days because their device is finally going to get its official fair share of Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the first quarter of this year.
However, some just can’t wait any longer to get a feel of Ice Cream Sandwich running on their device, which is why custom ICS ROMs for the Galaxy S2 are in demand.
In the past few days, we’ve already seen a number of ICS leaks for the Galaxy S2, but there’s a recent leak to be intrigued about: XXLPB. Despite still being in alpha development, the ROM is reportedly stable enough for daily use. While the official ICS upgrade for Galaxy S2 users is still being cooked up, the leaked ROM might be worth checking out while waiting for the official release from Samsung.
Released by XDA Developers forum member wanam, the XXLPB ROM is reportedly better than the earlier build XXLP6. The interface has some sort of 3D scrolling effect and the battery lasts a lot longer. Other things are more or less the same as in the previous builds, but this build is just more stable.
The ROM is said to be deodexed, zipaligned, and pre-rooted. It also comes with BusyBox, ClockworkMod Recovery 5, and CF-Root LPB Kernel.
NOTE: Remember that rooting your phone will void its warranty. Also, rooting and installing custom firmware on your device runs the slim chance of rendering your device nonfunctional. So, proceed with caution and use these instructions at your own risk. Do not hold us liable for any damage arising from your use of this guide.
Here’s how to install ICS on your Samsung Galaxy S2:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the prerooted, deodexed, and zipaligned build XXLPB of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy S2.
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Will this work on the i727 lte?
Previously installed XXLPH (a week ago!). Nice UI, but touch response was near zero. Impossible to write a single message. my SGS2 was nearly unusable.
So I reverted to Gingerbread 2.3.6, and am waiting for the official release ;)
I have Spike’s Pure ICS ROM on my SGSII and its GREAT!
Which version ? 5.0, 6.0, 6.1 ?
Saw it on XDA y’day, but couldn’t decide if it was worth the jump :/
Its unstable… screen goes off most of the time..
can this be installed on i9100g?
after upgrading my galaxy s2 playing unusual tones. rest is fine. please help
What kind of tones ?
Worked like a champ. Thanks!!