It looks like there’s no stopping the Samsung Galaxy S2 when it comes to firmware updates. From official releases by Samsung to underground modified versions, the Galaxy S2 proves to be a fantastic device among many consumers.
Just last week, we’ve posted about firmware updates for the Galaxy S2, one of the latest of which was the leaked official firmware for Android 4.0.3 ICS build XXLP2 (and also how to root your Galaxy S2 running XXLP2 firmware). Not long after that official ROM from Samsung leaked out, we got wind of a more up-to-date leaked ROM for the Galaxy S2.
The new leaked firmware for the Galaxy S2 brings build XXLP6 of Android 4.0.3 ICS and is believed to be a better and much-improved version than build XXLP2. According to sources, the official firmware is targeted for official rollout starting in March, but for some people, the wait is too long.
Build XXLP6 will reportedly introduce some changes to the interface in the form of new apps such as Google+ and Google Messenger. According to users who have tried the new firmware, the Galaxy S2 seems to run faster under this firmware, although touch responsiveness remains the same as that on build XXLP2. Face Unlock has been reported to work, and Task Manager has been reinstated.
By the looks of it, firmware build XXLP6 looks like it’s worth trying. Since Samsung has not yet pushed out this official firmware for the Galaxy S2, you can’t update your phone with it through Samsung KIES. But, if you want to try it, you can manually flash it to your phone using the leaked firmware and Odin3. Read the rest of this guide for the instructions.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed firmware build XXLP6 of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S2.
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Does it works smooth????????????//
yeah all seems fine, but as i said , it keeps pushing me software updates which i cant install,
might go back to gingerbread and wait for the legit firmware to be released.
am really impressed with it, battery seems to last a little longer, and is nice and smooth… couple of things though, i cannot get a gps signal, which i found out while on my way to a meeting and couldnt get the sat nav working :-) and i too get the update message… then also if i connect to my sony stereo in the car via bluetooth, after 10 mins or so the phone restarts ?? only a couple of bugs, but am looking forward to the final release..
Will the official release overwrite this one, and allow for software updates? Its just bugging me as i want to stay on top of the firmware. Just hoping the release will put all right! Does anyone know?
No it won’t
I have done this, and all seems good, except for samsung keeps trying to push me software updates, i try to accept then it says processing failed. When /will this correct itself when the ics official release (march) is released? or if not what do i do???
Everything works fine. BACK and SEARCH buttons were not worked.
eerrr where is the link to download this firmware update?
here is your answer http://hotfile.com/dl/141660299/9f496b9/I9100XXLP2_I9100OXALP2_OXA.rar.html if you dislike after updating here is the solution for downgrading http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXba6dZu1mo
where is the password of it ?!i cant find it plz help :(
i’m gonna sound like an idiot, but what is ‘rooting’ your phone etc? I have a S2 with 2.3.4 on it. Works for me. BUT is there something better? I will be upgrading in a months time to the Note…Please help with some suggestions….
You can update 2.3.6 official version. Its much better than 2.3.4
Try ICS its best:
its having many problem .. see my post above.
what happends when u get a fail message
I updated my phone by this update but there are some issues …
1. Many applications get hang for about 30 sec.
2. Vibration is not working with ringtone ( works only in silent mode)
3. GPRS connection is taking long time to connect.
5. Contacts are not found when First Name + Last Name is typed. I have to type only one part and then scroll.
6. Restart Phone displayed is same as power off. Its not restarting
Check everything about MIUI ICS and how to install it, both videos are there on youtube:
password to link?? of the xxlp6 firmware??
How long does this normally take to finish?
It’s been at this stage ” data.img” for the past 90mins now. Any idea on whats up?
Mine, too. its taking forever…
Mine took ages, I eventually switched it off (hold down power for 10 sec) and then rebooted it into download mode and did the whole process again.
Only took around 5 minutes the second time round!
after i have completed al the steps that u have mentioned ….. when my phone rebooted the reboot screen ( S galaxy) still there till now and the phone doesnt enter the software
the software updates are free or have to pay for unlock the file?
i have gallaxy s2 so which version is suitable for update
the perpose of update is increasing battery backup
so suggest right one
my model is I9100P,
Can I still update????
The ice cream version of android is available for Three subscribers in UK and it is extremely fast and works well. Just update through Kies for UK Three subscribers
Upload fremwear faille and massage come after reboot “frimwear upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in kies & try agin”
How do you monitor the update progress??? coz its taking ages
I updated my phone with this update but under wireles network setting>mobile networks there is no where you can select network mode i.e if i need to be on 2G, 3G or both. How do i resolve this??
Can somebody respond plz