Nothing beats the pure sweetness that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich offers to consumers. If you want to experience pure ICS without having to buy a Galaxy Nexus, then you you can use an aptly named ROM–Pure ICS–on your Samsung Galaxy S2.
According to the developer, the Pure ICS ROM providers, er, pure ICS and lists the following working features (among many others):Pure ICS user interface Improved battery life Rooted and latest SU ICS keyboard ICS launcher Stock ICS icons Optimized apps and framework Fully deodexed and zipaligned Integrated with Google add-ons Google Music 4.1.1511 TouchWiz removed
So, if you want your Samsung Galaxy S2 to run [...]
Some owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 will stick to what Samsung officially throws their way, while some others will prefer to grab the latest (read: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) code based on AOSP builds. But, some others won’t settle for anything less than MIUI 4 on their Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. And, there’s good reason for that.
MIUI is one of the most well-designed custom ROMs for Android. It blends Android’s power and flexibility with the polished user interface of iOS (which, arguably is much better than iOS’s user interface). That is why MIUI, the latest of which is version 4, has a cult of devout fans and loyal followers. XDA [...]
It looks like there’s no stopping the Samsung Galaxy S2 when it comes to firmware updates. From official releases by Samsung to underground modified versions, the Galaxy S2 proves to be a fantastic device among many consumers.
Just last week, we’ve posted about firmware updates for the Galaxy S2, one of the latest of which was the leaked official firmware for Android 4.0.3 ICS build XXLP2 (and also how to root your Galaxy S2 running XXLP2 firmware). Not long after that official ROM from Samsung leaked out, we got wind of a more up-to-date leaked ROM for the Galaxy S2.
The new leaked firmware for the Galaxy S2 brings build XXLP6 of Android 4.0.3 ICS and is [...]
There is what about 200+ Android devices on the market right now? But which one are you using? Perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch on Sprint, or maybe the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon or the GSM version, could it be the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile, or the Motorola Atrix 2 on AT&T’s LTE network, or some other device?
Personally I am running the Motorola Droid Bionic on Android 2.3.4, which is rooted stock on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network. You can add as much of that information into the comments below, we love seeing our readers get involved in our posts. Feel free to add all your devices or just your daily driver, it’s all up to you. Just [...]
If you already know what MIUI is, you’re well aware that it looks nothing similar to the Android versions that are on your device. For one thing, the MIUI is light while the Ice Cream Sandwich has a dark exterior. It is also simple, whereas ICS is full of different menus. Also, MIUI is sleek compared to the others that are clunky.
But because the Android 4.0 version is taking a while to be adapted to other smartphones and tablets other than the Galaxy Nexus S, many are growing tired of waiting. Considering that the Nexus S is still the only device where the ICS OS is officially available in, it is understandable why developers are getting impatient.
With the recently concluded CES 2012, Samsung has showcased yet another milestone cementing its position as one of the leaders in bringing top-performing devices to the consumer market.
Among the new devices Samsung unveiled at CES 2012 were the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD and the Samsung Galaxy Note–both of which are heading to AT&T and both reported to be LTE-capable. Let’s take a look at these two upcoming offerings from AT&T and find out which one might be worth your while.Design and Display
Takings its roots from its older brother, AT&T’s Galaxy Note sports the same form factor with the exception of the AT&T [...]
Firmware is practically raining from the sky! After XXKP1 for Android 4.0 and XXKP2 for Android 4.0.1 were released, an all-new leak of Android 4.0.3 just recently hit the servers. Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users must be in heaven with this firmware, the XXKP8 for Android 4.0.3.
Bear in mind that firmware version XXKP8 for Android 4.0.3 is not officially from Samsung Electronics. As such, there is no ETA for when this update will be officially pushed through Samsung KIES. Because this is a leaked version, it will also need to be updated through Odin and not Samsung KIES.
For devices that are network-locked, users should be careful as there is no telling what [...]
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 [...]
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 won’t be left far behind as the device is catching up with the latest version of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware known as the XXLP2 upgrade.
This said firmware carries several performance improvements over those provided by the earlier firmware versions XXKP8 and XXKPA.
In this article, you will find the steps for updating your Galaxy S2 firmware to Android 4.0.3 build XXLP2. This guide will work only on handset model GT-I9100 and not on other models such as the GT-I9100G. To check whether you’re using handset model GT-I9100, dial *#1234# on your phone and check the handset information.Requirements [...]