There are two factors that hinder Android users from tasting the sweetness of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices—the device model and the carriers’ discretion. Fortunately, Sprint is alert to the requests of consumers and soon an ICS update will be expected on their Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S2).
Although the update has yet to arrive, ACSyndicate developer Shabbypenguin was able to get a leaked copy of build FB09 of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich destined for the Samsung Epic 4G Touch.
The developer has taken the liberty of packaging the update into a flashable ZIP file. What’s more is that the firmware is already rooted, deodexed, and [...]
The power of custom ROMs ranges from updating your mobile phone with the latest software to mimicking the look and feel of another Android device. Such power is demonstrated in a custom ROM that makes the Samsung Galaxy Ace look like it’s a Samsung Galaxy S2.
XDA Developers member spacecaker gets the credit for cooking up this ROM, which is famously known as s>G<s II REVOLVED. This custom ROM is based on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (build XWKS2/XWKS9) and brings the Android skin of Samsung Galaxy S2 to your mobile device.
The custom ROM also features the following:Galaxy S2 Status Bar TouchWiz 4 style launcher Improved Power menu Battery gauge [...]
Samsung Galaxy S2 users sure are very excited these days because their device is finally going to get its official fair share of Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the first quarter of this year.
However, some just can’t wait any longer to get a feel of Ice Cream Sandwich running on their device, which is why custom ICS ROMs for the Galaxy S2 are in demand.
In the past few days, we’ve already seen a number of ICS leaks for the Galaxy S2, but there’s a recent leak to be intrigued about: XXLPB. Despite still being in alpha development, the ROM is reportedly stable enough for daily use. While the official ICS upgrade for Galaxy S2 users is still [...]
Looks like even Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch gets a power up, thanks to CyanogenMod 9. At the moment, the release is experimental (alpha 3.1 as of this writing), ported from the current build of the CM9 for the Galaxy S2. Thanks to XDA Developers member sbrissen, this ROM is based on the latest AOSP sources, and incorporates some enhancements and tweaks.
Because this release is still an experimental build, there are still a number of bugs to be addressed. Some of the known issues are:USB (phone will charge and there will be adb access but it will not mount) Signal bars are not accurate Stock browser will not work (use Opera or other browsers from the Market) No [...]
A few days ago, a new Ice Cream Sandwich firmware leak for the Samsung Galaxy S2 crawled down the grapevine. The leaked firmware, referred to as build XXLPB, included interface 3D effects during scrolling and improved battery performance.
XDA Developers member althebyani has created a new Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM based on XXLPB firmware, mixed with CyanogenMod 9 source. The custom ROM is called Thebyani ROM ICS for SGS2. The developer has even done away with the TouchWiz UI to give the ROM a clean AOSP look.
Some of this ROM’s features include:Fast booting. GPS has been fixed. Pure Ice Cream Sandwich. Improved battery life and [...]
The Galaxy S2, in its various forms, has officially become Samsung’s fastest selling smartphone, smashing the record held by its predecessor, the original Galaxy S. The Koreans announced today that they have sold 20 million units of the Galaxy S2, which means that Sammy reached this major milestone seven months faster than they did with the Galaxy S.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 was first launched in April 2011 in South Korea, followed closely by a European release. The device only hit the North American markets (AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) in early fall, which makes its performance even more impressive. As The Verge notes, since the American debut, the sales have gone skywards – [...]
If you think your Samsung Galaxy S2 will remain with just Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich XXLP6 firmware, then think again—a more up-to-date XXLPB firmware has been leaked and is ready to be installed on your mobile device. The new firmware reportedly offers improved battery performance compared to earlier firmware and some bells and whistles such as 3D effects when overscrolling.
If you want to, you can try upgrading your Galaxy S2 to XXLP6 firmware first, or jump right in and learn how to flash Android ICS build XXLPB firmware on your mobile phone.
Before you flash the update, make sure you create a backup of your mobile phone data. Flashing the update will [...]
When you own a nice and expensive gadget like the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch, you definitely want to protect it with a heavy duty case designed to survive what life might throw at it, right? Let’s be honest – even if you’re the most careful person on the planet when it comes to your device – accidents still do happen, and that’s where Ballistic’s case comes into play.
The case is design to do exactly that – survive life. The case has two pieces: one rubber body piece, and another hard plastic cover. The case isn’t designed to be pretty, so look elsewhere if that’s what you’re in the market for. The case [...]