It’s good to end the year right and begin a new year complete anew. If you want to welcome the new year with a loud bang on your Samsung Galaxy S2, you can do so by updating it to Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich build XXKP2.
This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to update your phone to Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich. So, before the clock strikes midnight (or probably after your New Year party), let’s give your device some love so you can enjoy the all-new Android experience of Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Before we proceed with updating your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to XXKP2 firmware, take note of the following important reminders:
Here are some things you have to do before you update your phone.
If you’re all set and ready to go, you may proceed to update your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Android 4.0.1 build XXKP2 firmware.
If you have flashed the kernel after flashing the firmware, or are experiencing force close errors, you need to wipe your phone’s data. To do that, reboot the phone into recovery mode. Turn off the phone first, then press and hold both the Volume Down key and Home (middle) button, then press the Power button. In the recovery menu, select “Wipe data/factory rest” and “Wipe Cache Partition.” Afterwards, reboot your phone by selecting “Reboot System.”
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your phone to Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich. Did our step-by-step guide work well on your Samsung Galaxy S2? How good is Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone?
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are the bug fix on this update?
Very interesting… It’s full working? Canyou give us more details about the rom itself?
Thanks… And a Happy New Year for everyone !!!
anyone tried it already?
Just did the update. Worked well. Nothing was kept as far as screen widgets etc which is not expected. Getting a number of FC’s but have not wiped cache yet. Settings button in the shade is missing which must be a Samsung thing. All good so far
So far so good.
A bit vague on the contents of the ROM which is making me hesitant to download, although this looks like the simplest way to update my SGS2 is it a touch wiz beta or a pure ICS update as i would love to give android a run in its purest form i think the term is “vanilla’ but please correct me if i’m wrong.
cant make it turn yellow
calendar not working
Thanks for the guide , i will test it tonight !!
I’m looking for the ICS update for my Galaxy mini. Even though Samsung is not releasing an official update, but I’d love to install a custom rom.
This is an old leak, you are far behind. KP8 has been leaked and is far better than the KP2. There is also a AOSP (Cyanogenmod 9) release that is for the most part bugfree, I’m using it right now as my daily driver. Battery life for me has been good although some have had bad battery life. Heres the link to CM9 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=20913105#post20913105
how long is it going to be stuck at: SetupConnection..
how to uninstall it
Yeah, any chance anyone can post up how to get back to stock ROM please
I better wait for official ICS UPDATE .
Can anyone help me after i updated my samsung galaxy S2 my phone became unstable.
Network no service,apps will stop and show “unfortunately,…has stopped”and it also shown
kernel panic on the screen too.
Very unstable, locks up, allmost nothing works any more.
reverting back to GB 2.3.4
how to revert back to android 2.3
I followed the above steps but stupidly unpluged the usb wire from the phone before the partitioning was done. I got a failed msg and now the phone doesn’t respond to anything. Please help.
Are you not able to go back into download mode ? (vol down, home key, on button) ?
If you want to Flash back from this ROM, then you need get the latest ROM. You can get it from http://www.sammobile.com/
I flashed it back to stock ROM, then put on the 2.3.6 ROM from the same guys that i used on my SGS1.
Darkys ROM @ http://www.darkyrom.com/
man updating was successful……but i have a lots of problems……..the settings menu is crashing….damn…..file menu is also crashing……now really m darned…………!
Why risk breaking your phone ? just wait for official release.
PERFECT STEPS ^_^
any one can tell me how to update my samsung s2 to ics