Proud owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 will have more reasons to smile as an all-new unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S2 is heading its way to consumers. The recent update follows in a timely fashion after the official announcement made by Samsung Electronics of staying true to its promise of giving its Galaxy devices a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sporting a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, the Galaxy S2 is certainly a worthy device capable of yet another upgrade. Taking its roots from the previous Android 4.0.3 ICS XXKP8 firmware upgrade, the improved version features various bug fixes from the latter.
For those of you who can’t wait for the official ICS upgrade to be released, then you can try the Android 4.0.3 XXKPA upgrade, but you will need to manually update your phone. If you installed the XXKP8 firmware earlier, you can also update to this version because firmware XXKPA reportedly fixes many of the bugs and issues in the earlier firmware version.
Although firmware XXKPA still has some bugs and issues, users have reported that most of the apps seem to work in this version. Touch response and the user interface are also reportedly faster and smoother. Battery life is also reportedly longer with this build, and it is more stable than the previous build.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S2.
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Excellent! Now, how can I root it with all this already installed? And would my app back ups coming from gingerbread still work? Thank you
Any way to install without using Odin?
Thanks for your response. ;-)
Or, you could install a ROM cooked from this firmware, enhanced, with lots of features as this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1436854
i have samsung galaxi w 18150 how upgrade ice cremam sandwich
or you could wander over to http://www.theandroidsoul.com and install the latest release XXLP2 with working faceunlock and improved stability and speed…
yeah..nice article.but does it work？
maybe later on got Ice Cream Hamburger？lol
Apps are what is needed to make your smartphone smart and unique.Im fond of app creating and find it really helpful to use site like snappii.com where i can build apps in minutes.
Well I did this, AT&T Galaxy S2, now my phone can not make or receive calls.
I tried to unroot and the phone just keeps popping up force close errors at the startup wizard and goes no further
sooooo, now I have no phone.
Can someone help me???
while in the process of installing this ODIN seems to be stuck on ” data.img”
its been more than 20 minutes now..
not sure if i should remove my and try again?
Hey, I have the same problem. What you did?
all this are freaking articles i will wait one more month for official update lol
Update does not work well on US version of Samsung Galaxy SII known as “Skyrocket”!!!!
Work well on Eu version of GT I9100 Samsung Galaxy S II though…. :-))))
Hi Stansilav, NOT here. my phone keep on crashing. battery life is now short en have more problemens after the update. I knew there was risk, but this is too much ;)
odin how many hours update. i try my galaxy s2 very long time take. but while come fails1. please give any instruction.
Hi, I succesfully installed ICS on my GxS2, works reasonable well but sometimes home screen disappear (I mean I get a no-icons home screen), anyone with similar behavior? fixes? Thanks
I get the same thing. Do you know how to fix it?
just installed working good so far and re installing apps for me will tell more when i know !
please can anybody send me the extracting password, because i cant find it.
Hi. i upgraded, but the internet is not working…although, mms is working properly..funny
This update worked well for me and it installed without any problems at all. My phone (Galaxy S2) is however now heaps slower than before and responsiveness of scrolling such as through contacts lists is dreadful. The phone also crashes and needs a full power-down and restart at least twice a day, yet before it never needed it. Pretty disappointed at how my phone has reacted to the upgrade and I’m going to roll back to Gingerbread.
Thanks Paul for the package and great instructions though!
Not stable. Many apps don’t work or crash immediately after loading.
Could I ask someone who has updated to ICS to do me a quick favour? I just want to know if Irish language interface support is maintained in the update – it’s there in the original. It should be listed as “Irish” or “Gaeilge” depending on the model.
Thanks a lot.
worked for me , thnx
I dont have pc,how can have ics?
if i apply this update
a) does the phone keep all my settings, data etc or does it reset and clear everything?
b) will i be able to still sync with kies on mac then?
did u ever find out :)
how long does it take to install the firmware bcos my update is stuck at boot.bin
mine is at data.img and it’s been for an hour. still waiting here…
Did you fix it? Im having the same problem, more than 1 hour in dataimg
fellows any body knows how long does it take to upgrade to ICS on samsung galaxy s2 with Odin?
it has been stopped for about half an hour and still waiting on data.img
what should I do?
cancel or go on?
sometimes my phone doesn’t react and sometimes the apps will be invissible but word and then i must reboot, that is so irritating, and i will my own software back how do i do that????
email me to: email@example.com
where is PIT?
can i install android 4 to galaxy dous