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How to Upgrade Your Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 to Ice Cream Sandwich XXLP2 Firmware

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 21, 2012

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 [...]
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How to Setup Face Unlock on Galaxy S2 ICS Android 4.0

by: Ken EastJanuary 15, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is definitely the most-craved-for Android operating system today because of the great functionality and style that it brings to users. Ice Cream Sandwich has tons of features to talk about, but there’s one cool feature that you will surely be curious to try–the Face Unlock feature.

The Face Unlock feature is available for those who have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In this article, you will know how to set up Face Unlock on your Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0 ICS firmware. But, take note that this is only applicable if you are going to root your phone, so if you are not willing to root your phone, then you will consequently [...]

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How to Update your Galaxy S2 I9100 with Android 4.0.3 XXKPA Build

by: AlexanderJanuary 12, 2012

Want to install the latest Android 4.0.3 leak on your Galaxy S2? Well we are going to show you how today. In this new build Samsung made several improvements, mostly speed and over all touch screen improvements.

Disclaimer: Android Authority is not responsible for any damage to your device while flashing this unofficial leak.

Pre-Installation tips:

Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below: 32 bit (x86) [...]
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19 New Devices at CES already, All the real fun starts today!

by: AlexanderJanuary 10, 2012

Yesterday was a very busy day in the world of Tech, I’m sure you noticed here at Android Authority. After all we had 19 brand new devices announced yesterday by LG, Motorola, Samsung, Pantech, Sony, ASUS, and Lenovo, and CES is not even officially under way until today. Out of those 19 devices, AT&T announced 6 of them! Just to recap them so we know you didn’t miss anything, let’s go down the list – keep in mind most of these do not have prices or specific release dates yet.

LG Spectrum: With a 720p and 4.5-inch display and sporting a 8MP back camera and a 1.3MP front camera, starting at only $199 on Contract at Verizon LG Connect 4G: One of [...]
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AT&T Announces six new LTE Android Devices

by: AlexanderJanuary 9, 2012

CES 2012 has been a big hit for AT&T, and it is only monday, and already six new Android devices with LTE for AT&T have been announced three of them are by Samsung. So let’s go over all this for ya. From Samsung we have the Galaxy Note (you can read our review of the international version here), Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilirate. From Pantech we were introduced to the  Pantech Element and Pantech Burst. Finally from Sony we have the Sony Xperia Ion, we have all the specs below.

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, with a 4.65-inch HD SuperAMOLED screen, available in “coming months”. Sony Xperia Ion, with a 4.6-inch HD screen and 12MP [...]
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Our Guess on the Samsung Galaxy S3

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 6, 2012

Ever since the success of the Samsung Galaxy S2 last year, many have been expecting when a new model will be released. With the number of press releases Samsung published about their growing sales figures, a sequel to the S2 was only the right thing to do. Despite the fact that Samsung still hasn’t made any official announcements on the Galaxy S3, many have speculated how the device will turn out to be. Especially with the company’s recent announcement of several new Exynos cores, it can be expected that they will be utilized to boost the new Galaxy S. There is also much reason to believe that the Galaxy SIII will be powered by a dual-core processor (at a minimum). But with [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S2 vs LG Nitro HD

by: Paul NuñalJanuary 5, 2012

The recent launch of the LG Nitro HD was expected to make huge waves in the mobile phone industry. Produced by LG, the phone carries an award-winning AH-IPS screen with HD capability. Rising hype concerning the new technology went frantic, with reviews claiming the LG phone’s display to be way better than the display of any other device in the market, including Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus screen found on the Samsung Galaxy S2 and other devices.

As the new year starts to unfold, it is fitting to take a look again at how LG’s gorgeous HD phone fares against Samsung’s worldwide best-seller, the Samsung Galaxy S2. Can each one outdo each other in a [...]

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How to Install the Leaked Android 4.0.3 with Touchwiz on your Samsung Galaxy S2

by: AlexanderJanuary 1, 2012

Just a few weeks ago I told you about the leaked ICS ROM with HTC Sense 3.5 for the HTC Sensation family, and since almost every ROM has been updated to 4.0.1. Well today a leaked ROM that Samsung has been working on for the Galaxy S2 with Android 4.0.3 and Touchwiz is on the menu. Below we will tell you how to install it on your Galaxy S2 phone.

News of this leaked ROM for the Galaxy S2 came from SamMobile, which is a site dedicated to news about Samsung devices and products. The video above and screenshot below is courtesy of SamMobile. You can read the original article by hitting the source link below.

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How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with ICS Android 4.0.1 XXKP2 Firmware

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 1, 2012


It’s good to end the year right and begin a new year complete anew. If you want to welcome the new year with a loud bang on your  Samsung Galaxy S2, you can do so by updating it to Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich build XXKP2.

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to update your phone to Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich. So, before the clock strikes midnight (or probably after your New Year party), let’s give your device some love so you can enjoy the all-new Android experience of Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Important Reminders

Before we proceed with updating your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 to XXKP2 firmware, take note of the [...]

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Droid Razr MotoCast vs Galaxy S2 AllShare vs iPhone 4S AirPlay

by: Carl ParkerDecember 15, 2011

The year 2011 was really a rich year with better, stronger, and faster smartphones coming out. But, it didn’t stop at the phone specs. Samsung, Apple, and Motorola each took a step further and brought their own file streaming apps. What this means is that you could stream media back and forth between your phone and your HDTV, your laptop, or your PC.

In the Samsung Galaxy S2, you’ve got AllShare. On the iPhone 4S, you have Airplay. On the Motorola Droid RAZR, MotoCast is the way. Although similar in function, not all these apps are the same.


The Motorola Droid RAZR’s Motocast is pre-installed and all it needs is a [...]

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