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Alltel Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update available, phone skips Ice Cream Sandwhich

The Alltel Galaxy S2 can be upgraded to Jelly Bean straight from Gingerbread, without passing through Ice Cream Sandwich first.
March 29, 2013

The Sprint Epic 4G Touch is not the only U.S. Galaxy S2 version that has finally received its Jelly Bean update, as the Alltel Galaxy S2 can also be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Interestingly, Alltel is skipping Ice Ceram Sandwhich altogether, which means Alltel Galaxy S2 owners will move directly from Android 2.3.6 to Android 4.1.2, in what will feel like a significant upgrade:

This software update will update your device operating system from Android 2.3.6 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Because we are skipping Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and going straight to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the file will be too large to update over the air and will need to be downloaded to a computer.

As you can see, the upgrade is not available directly over-the-air (OTA,) and Alltel Galaxy S2 owners will have to download the necessary files to their computer first via the “Simple Upgrade Tool” and then update the handset following the available instructions.

Let’s hear it from you, Alltel subscribers, did you upgrade your Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean yet?