ICS update for Samsung Galaxy S2 is pushed out today [Updated]

by: Bams SadewoMarch 13, 2012

The Koreans at Samsung have kept their word and today pushed out the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update to Galaxy S2 owners in South Korea, with more countries expected to follow. As reported by The Verge, if you live in Poland, Sweden, Hungary, or the UK, there’s a good chance you’ll get to enjoy that sweet taste of Ice Cream pretty soon.

[UPDATE] Our readers informed us that the Galaxy S2 ICS update is available in Finland, Denmark, Norway, Turkey and Cyprus too, besides the already mentioned countries. Thanks, guys!

[UPDATE 2] Samsung UK told Pocket-Lint that the Galaxy S2 ICS update will be available in UK from March 19, but the actual rollout depends on carriers. Bummer!

[UPDATE 3] If you can’t wait for ICS on your Galaxy S2, XDA Developers and MoDaCo have the European MOD available for download. Source: TheVerge.

According to the Samsung’s website, you can upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S2 to ICS through Kies or by waiting for the Over-The-Air upgrade. Those who are still running Kies version 1.5 are advised to update the PC sync software to the latest version, to ensure a smooth upgrade. Taking the Kies route allows you to save precious bandwidth, since the firmware file that must be downloaded is significantly smaller when compared to the OTA method.

Samsung Galaxy S2 is just the first on the company’s long list of devices waiting to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich. The Koreans have mentioned that the upgrade to ICS will be prioritized for Samsung Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, and Galaxy R. As for the tablet lineup, ICS will come to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 7.7, and Tab 7.0 Plus first.

Samsung initially announced that they won’t be upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S and the original Galaxy Tab 7.0 due to hardware limitations. However, they quickly backtracked and said will reconsider their options, after the announcement was met with a tsunami of anger and disappointment from, umm, just about a couple of million owners of the two devices.

There’s no date set yet for the upgrade, except for a rather vague Q2 2012. Alternatively, you can just get the Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – the first smartphone and tablet offering from Samsung to feature ICS.

Do let us know if you’ve received your ICS update, as well as your location. This way we can pass on the good news to fellow Galaxy S2 owners.

  • Eddie

    I wonder when it will come to South Africa :-(

  • Ashraf

    Nothing for India as yet. Once they announce for India, I should start my head breaking session with Kies :(

  • Mohamed_Kamal

    Brother! No use of waiting. Better download the ROM and flash your phone from the below link. http://hotfile.com/dl/149514867/aea2f22/I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_XEO.zip.html

    • Jmonterov

      No updates here in Costa Rica!

      • MHDbeyond

        =( Im still waiting for Costa Rica Update!

    • Zizar33

      Salam brother Mohamed im just asking if the link u provided is arabic english ICS firmware

  • Anyone got this update yet?? I read that they tweeted Korean users that the update is not happening.. Nothing here yet… :(

  • Don

    Nothing in Holland yet

    • Jakob Thusgaard

      Still nothing in the Netherlands…

      • vedat

        and still not :S

        • Ozan

          still still…

  • Hako

    It came to Danmark this morning….:)

    • Tom Nielsen

      I’m in Denmark and I still have no upgrade. Wth!?

  • mafioso

    Running in Finland

  • siwan

    Up and running in Sweden :)

    • Froots

      Is touch whiz still there?

      • siwan

        Yea still there :/ just runs smoother

  • Johnfranz29

    Not here in Spain :'(

  • Kabvuto76

    Can’t wait for the upgrade here in Zambia…

    • zibazako

      Uzilindila chabe boyi. nipatali pakuti bakatumize ku zed lol

  • Test

    Nothing in Ireland yet

  • Rhys

    Nothing in the England at the moment

  • Shafiu

    nothing in Maldives yet.

  • Rossouw7


    • James

      it will come, but its going to take awhile :(

  • Crazycris84

    Nothing in Italy yet

  • Nishit

    when will it come in india?

    • Abcd

      2013 january

  • Asda

    to those already updated to ics, could you test this for me. on the home screen draw a rectangle on the edges of the screen- what happens?

    • Jeno Rigo

      Why? What supposed to happen? Nothing in my case.

  • Guest

    Nothing in Poland Yet !

  • Apridham

    Any timetable for north america?

  • Cyprus updated to 4.0.3

    • Stephenh95

      How? I’m in Cyprus but Kies won’t show that there is an update

  • 2 hours ago 13.03.2012 12:00 gmt+2

  • Harald

    Norway update in place seeking well.


    france ? We are waiting

  • Gunju1

    Waitng for my galaxy tab 10.1 india please samsung roll out fast can’t keep waiting

  • Sammy

    Hello! I’m from Puerto Rico and I have a Galaxy Note i717 from AT&T, my smartphone said:

    “Current software is up to date
    You may check again in:
    4hrs 34mins”

    This means the ICS is coming?

    • Joel Muniz

      Hey Sammy please let me know if you get the update. I have a galaxy phone but mine is from CLARO :(

    • Frankiediaz2

      Hey i live in Puerto Rico to, and my att galaxy s2 i777 og say check in 18hrs.

      • Joel1rainbow

        Hey Frankiediaz2 did you get the update?

  • Joel Muniz

    Nothing yet in Puerto Rico.

  • hope samsung has india on its radar…

  • James_villiers

    does the web browser still support Flash video/media. There were rumours last the GS2 version of ICS will not support … can anyone confirm??

  • Anonymous

    OK cool, so if they’re upgrading like the released the S2 in the first place, I should see ICS in about….september.

  • Dfsfs_d

    when is it coming to canada the update

  • Ahsan

    Is this update for GT-I9100G devices as well? No update in Pakistan yet

    • Emn

      I m expecting update for GT-I9100G device too in Malaysia.

  • Jurgen Berden

    Nothing in Belgium

  • Vjoey

    Nothing in Hungary yet :-(

  • Dirkfaam

    Nothing in Holland yet…

  • Octavst

    Nothing in Romania …

  • bruckwine

    Nothing in the Caribbean yet…

  • Lamon007

    The update is out in turkey
    i have updated my phone
    the ics upgrade ia lovely. Easier to use and sleek. Thanks samsung :)

    • Khani245

      I am in turkey. I see no updates in kies.
      I bought my fone from India.

    • John Adam S.

      There is no official ics update around here. You probably installed a rom for other countries.

    • herr dana

      This is not true!!! ICS is not available yet in Turkey neither from Kies nor OTA. Still waiting…

    • Guest

      There is no update for turkey yet !!!
      Please stop giving wrong informations.

  • Alamzkhan

    Nothing yet in California!!!

  • Jeno Rigo

    I used before a custom rom of ICS ([ROM][GT-P7500] CM9 KANG (ICS Preview) (03/05/2012))
    The new stock rom looks the same to me. I have already rooted my phone with the new ICS rom.

  • Samuthphka

    Will the galaxy epic 4G touch be gettin an update?

  • korneol

    hallo Samsung, Im galaxy tab 10.01 user form indonesia. i hope the upgrade will avaiable soon in my country. i had tried upgrade with cyanogenmod 9,but the result wasnt good. the camera didnt work.

  • Freddie Deetlefs

    I don’t get why there is this wait period for other countries ? I mean I’m in South-Africa but I have the international version GTI9100 unlocked.Why do I have to wait for it to be available in SA ? Why could everyone not just get it the same day ?

    • Guest

      I totally agree, we have no carrier accommodation issues.

  • guest jim

    has noboby been able to confirm adobe flash support in web browser as yet??

  • Simonas

    Why Kies shows that there is no update? I’m in Norway and bought the phone in Norway :/

  • Sac

    No update still in india.

  • Mm

    mine 2 denmark :(

  • Egert


  • Binu0100

    Waiting for the update when will it come to singapore????

  • any upgrade here for s2 malaysia?

  • Vinay

    Nothin’ in India yet.

  • Vedant


  • Fu

    Nothing i. The netherlands yet

  • Freddie Deetlefs

    Are we being held up just because they have troubles fitting their own custom overlays ie: Touchwizz on top of ICS ? Why not give is the option to decide whether we want the overlay or not…make ICS available without the overlay and let us download and install thay while you take your time getting the overlay working and THEN those who wish to do so could just go download the ICS with the manufacturer overlay on top.I don’t understand this whole waiting period thing.It sucks ass !

    • Freddie Deetlefs

      The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is stock ICS and thats just fine….why are we being forced to have the overlays on top of ICS ? I mean do not get me wrong…I love TouchWizz…it’s amazing.But I would rather have ICS without it then having to wait another month or 2 for it to be available to SA.And I still don’t understand why (seeing as it is already available) it’s not being released all over the world at the same time…just does not make any sense.

  • Grundi_86

    got the update in Finland!

  • solo

    nothing yet in the netherlands :(

  • Marcos Grunge

    Running in Brazil… I’ve already ICS on my S2

    • LTEstyles

      How did you update it from Brazil?

  • Michael

    I’ve got the ICS installed on my SGS2 and it works perfectly!!! :)

  • Abbi

    Updating S2 to ICS as I type this! My fellow Canadians connect to the newest version of kies and get going!

    • Roop

      Which carrier are you with? Is the Flash player still supported with the update?

  • Sss

    available in Cyprus? so where is it? i get nothing from Kies… :(

  • Manuj

    Nothing in Saudi Arabia…… :(

  • jimmyj

    The Philippine version just went live today

  • khalifa

    Will it ever come to ghana?we are still on 2.3.4 here

  • Poudel_Sabin

    yes, finally its in Nepal rolling out frm yesterday. however i have problem downloading from kies as its keeps on erroring after 6-7%

    • Piyush

      Are u sure that it has reached Nepal because when I connect to kies, it never shows that there is a update. My handest was brought from China and this is original. Why is there no upate here?

      • Poudel_Sabin

        well no idea abt urs as u told u got it frm china, but update its here in , already updated to new version through kies

        • ICS_deprived

          How come my Kies shows nothing???

  • Stephenh95

    has anyone in Cyprus got it yet? Above the post says it has but nothing is showing up in Kies

  • Yourhead

    Can’t wait for the Malaysian upgrade !

  • Mariosioannou10

    they said that update in cyprus began in 14 of march,,today is 19 of march and update is still away !!

  • Dave Cool61

    whn its coming to malaysia ????

  • Orion88freedom

    Hey, check this out. Apparently Three network in UK has released ICS through KIES. http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/44979/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-three-ice-cream-sandwich

  • Mohammed33

    any words on gcc countries especially kuwait ?

  • Joel1rainbow

    It’s been a week since my last comment and we still don’t have ICS in Puerto Rico

  • Rudolph Laubscher

    download the international version from XDA worked for me in South Africa

    • ClaytonBrink

      How did you do that? please share…
      Did you Rout your device and load a custom ROM?

  • Slabbiels

    When can we expect it in South Africa

  • Ejazsharif

    Nothing Yet. im in BAHRAIN


  • Iesek_tan

    got official update in indonesia. woohoo!

  • Mohamedselim1980

    i have galaxy s 2 international version gt-i9100 and it is 23 march and no update over ota or kies in Egypt till now

  • Lefteris

    hi i have a samsung galaxy s ii (GT-I9100) and i live in Cyprus. I connect my phone with my pc and i use the samsung kies software and it doesn’t show me the upgrade.. How can i fix it?

  • J_na3y

    When will it reach kuwait?

  • Stephenh95

    Still nothing in Cyprus!! I have the international version (GT-I9100) I have tried Keis and Over-the-Air

  • Karthigayan2269

    When is Ice cream sandwich update coming to singapore for Galaxy S2 ??? T_T

  • Mickeyredeyes

    No one gives a shot about india

    • Seenuuu

      samsung would’t consider about India it seems. They don’t want customers as Indians.

  • Erke

    it’s totaly not available for Turkey for the current time being.

  • Kpong881


  • Ncle96

    yes h my bestfriend just got the ics update on her nexus today in 4th period i live in sanger tx. united states…..

    o wish my fucking galaxy attain would update!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Harmeet

    Any news about ics for samsung galaxys 2 in Malaysia…

  • Mail

    I bought my phone imported from Korea, and I checked the zone is KOR, but there is no update.
    I actually live in Hong Kong.
    Is there any clue ?

  • Woodhouse John1

    Finally arived in England via Kies

  • Cj

    ….Samsung. Seriously. Just do away with the service providers and just upload the damned software on Kies already (Stop targeting clean ICS only for specific markets). Don’t let your reputation fall because of this. Those mobile service providers who just want to add junk to the updates can go teabag themselves.

  • kesa

    What about Sri Lanka???

  • Shaiz 1992

    No update in india y d hell samsung what we did to u …. !! R we nt ur costomers …!!

  • Mann03

    what about Brunei?! I really need that ICS cause it seems pretty legit!

  • christos

    Just updated my S2, in Greece, Athens

  • Xcz

    Serbia, on contract with Telenor… Nothing here yet

  • Florian Sieler

    What about austria ?

  • Random

    To all those who are crying for updates… Official Announcement
    Updates has been dispatched “By AIR” “By Ship” to each baby customers
    so keep an eye on new just in case they get with a accident and u miss the update….

  • Dbgetblack

    3rd may. still no update in India.damn samsung really forgot its biggest market. @_@

  • University of Johannesburg

    South Africa is waiting!!!!

  • Joshpaquin

    Got a gs2 and just upgraded to ics the other day. I live in Canada.

  • Shabj52

    UAE is waiting!!!!

  • When oh when is it going to arrive in South Africa?????

  • wblake123

    Got it in South Africa just now! I bought my S2 in Canada, had it unlocked there, and am using an MTN Sim card here. Just updated my Kies version today and found a firmware upgrade waiting. I’m now running ICS!

    • KVUdNEh4gW

      I’m also on MTN in Ghana….where do i find the update? help please.

  • Guest

    It all depends on Vodacom, and how stingy they are. I they dont then this is the last contract the get from me.

  • Abrar Shah

    i m new to sumsung and b4 that i was a iphone user.
    i bought s2 and it was on something 2.3.4 version, i planned to upgrade it to ICS 4.0.3 and saw some tutorials and downloaded
    and i flashed it with the ODIN, the flashing got failed and after that when i turned by phone a small triangle came along with a cellph on left andd pc on right. after that i flashed it with CF
    now when i turn my phone it comes up with a loading screen of SAMSUNG GALAXY S II GT-I9100G and a icon of triangle is at the bottom. and the cellph is not moving further of start up. help me plz. provide me a correct firmware along with correct tutorial. i have just bought my s2 yesterday :( plz help me plz plz.
    i m from Pakistan
    i dont know the kernels etc details because i didnt see ABOUT option b4 flashing the ph… help me plz

    • Yassine Med Labib

      Please Mr. Abrar shah i have the same problem now what did you do ? !

  • what about middle east :(

  • anamarielaantonio

    When will ICS be available to samsung galaxy y pro in the Philippines? Thanks.

  • Faryx

    tajikistan is waiting

  • Saadirfan76

    update in pakistan?

  • KVUdNEh4gW

    Please, I’m using GT-I9100G with the following firmware: PDA: I9100GXXLC1, PHONE: I9100GXXKLA, CSC: I9100GOJVLA2 and GINGERBREAD.XXLC1. I am in Ghana, West Africa and want to upgrade my phone to the latest version of ICS. Where do i find the firmware to download or upgrade, since my kies (2.0 version) can’t detect the firmware? Thank you.

  • طه عاشور

    When the update will come to Libya ?

  • MAM

    IN my galaxy s2 g skype is not working properly… Don’t know what do now.. While calling through skype its volume is too low and not able to hear…

  • MAM

    Also not able to update ICS.. Can any body help…

  • koushik

    when will 4.1 arrive india
    i am hungry………….feed me samsung

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