Great news for all of you Galaxy S2 owners out there, as Samsung has released the Jelly Bean source code for the popular device this week. International devices have already started receiving the OTA download, with domestic unlocked devices expected to be prompted soon. If you have a carrier-subsidized device, it may be best to not hold your breath. We all know how carriers love to take their sweet time supporting devices (I’m looking at you, Verizon).

A Jelly Bean update sure is fun (especially if you love that TouchWiz skin), but what may be more exciting is the release of the source code. Source code releases mean developers can have fun designing amazing new ROMs for your device. If you’re a developer, the source code can be downloaded via the Samsung Open Source Release Center. If you’re not a developer, let the smart kids do their thing. We’ll get that new ROM soon enough!

Do you have an S2? Are you excited for the update, or do you already have a custom ROM you enjoy using? We want to know!

  • Stein-Erik Dahle

    Yesssss! Been on CM for some time now, but I’ll sure try out this one when I can get my hands on it!

  • Mona Regalado

    want it so bad for tmobile s2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joakim Koed

    Using CM daily 10.1 (Android 4.2.1) its really stable if you just use plain CM and not anything from random “developers”

  • I think the people commenting here have lost it or do not understand the nature of this. Releasing the source code will allow others to modify this using the proprietary code of Samsung that allows their specific hardware to work correctly. It also signals to me that Samsung have no intention of upgrading the S2 in the future.

    CM10.1 is OK but it is not flawless this will allow it to become fully functional with minimal bugs.

  • hatim

    got the jellybean 4.1.2 a week ago via KIE UK(free sim rooted SG2)
    it runs like adream

    • PA

      What variant of the UK sim-free unlocked model do you have?

      I have the XEU (sim-free unlocked UK sim free).. no update as of yet on kies..

      ASking because the UK version has not officially been released yet!

      Thanks in advance!

  • zanchi1496

    Wish this would come out on the three network, ive been waiting months for this

  • And can someone tell me when jellybean is going to come to Bulgaria? :D :)