XXLPB — Another Android 4.0.3 Firmware Leaks for Galaxy S2 i9100

So, it took a little more time than usual, but we finally have another Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 firmware leak for the Galaxy S2, after XXLP6, that we covered a few days ago. This time itā€™s firmware version XXLPB, and hereā€™s some info on the changes in it:

  • Interface: Kind of 3D effect when scrolling.
  • Battery: Seems better than earlier firmware.
Read on to find out how to flash this firmware on your Galaxy S2.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here areĀ consideredĀ risky and you should notĀ attempt anything if you donā€™t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we wonā€™t be held liable ā€” you only will be responsible, youā€™ve been warned!!!

Compatibility

This rom and the guide below is compatible only and only with Galaxy S2, modelĀ number i9100. Itā€™s notĀ compatible withĀ any other device.Ā Check yourĀ deviceā€™s modelĀ numberĀ in SettingsĀ Ā» About phone.

Pre-Installation tips:

  1. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so donā€™t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data ā€” bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. ThisĀ Android backup guideĀ would help you.
  2. If you have Samsungā€™s PC softwareĀ KiesĀ installed, un-installĀ it first because it may interrupt theĀ flashingĀ process.
  3. Drivers! ā€” itā€™s important youā€™ve the properĀ driversĀ installed. Download links below:
    32 bit (x86) WindowsĀ |Ā Ā Ā 64-bit (x64) Windows

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Download XXLPB firmware.Ā Filename: I9100XXLPB_I9100OXXLP5_OXX.rar. Size: 336 MB
    Download Link. [password: samfirmware.com]
  2. Download Odin 1.83. Filename: Odin3 v1.83.exe.
    Download Link
  3. Extract theĀ downloadedĀ file ā€˜I9100XXLPB_I9100OXXLP5_OXX.rarā€™ to get these 3 files:
    1. GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP5_RST.tar
    2. I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPB_CL99600_REV02_user_low_ship.tar
    3. MODEM_I9100XXLPB_REV_02_CL1101286.tar
  4. Disconnect your phone if itā€™s connected to PC.Ā  Switch Off your phone. Wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Now, put the Galaxy S2 inĀ Download ModeĀ ā€” press and hold these keys together: Volume Down + Home + Power. Youā€™ll get a ā€˜Warning!ā€˜ screen.. press Volume up to continue
  6. Open Odin (from step 2) ā€” double-click theĀ Odin3 v1.83.exe.
  7. Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the messageĀ ā€œAdded! !ā€Ā under the Odinā€™s message box in the bottom left. If you donā€™t get this message, then probably there is a problem withĀ drivers. Make sure youā€™ve properĀ driversĀ installed. See point 3 above under ā€˜pre-installation tipsā€™.
  8. Select these filesĀ in OdinĀ at respective tabs:
    1. Click theĀ PDAĀ Tab, and select I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPB_CL99600_REV02_user_low_ship.tarĀ (from stepĀ 3.2)
    2. Click theĀ PhoneĀ Tab, and select MODEM_I9100XXLPB_REV_02_CL1101286.tarĀ (from stepĀ 3.3)
    3. Click theĀ CSCĀ Tab, and select GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP5_RST.tarĀ (from stepĀ 3.1)
  9. Important!Ā On Odin, make sureĀ Ā Auto RebootĀ andĀ F. Reset TimeĀ checkboxes areĀ selected. Do not touch any otherĀ checkĀ box or tab or anything, except as was required in step 8 above.
  10. DoubleĀ checkĀ everything said in step 8 and 9 above. Your ODIN screen should look similar to this after selecting the required files.

    XXLPB

  11. Now, hit the START button to startĀ flashingĀ XXLPB on your Galaxy S2. When the flashing procedure is finished, your phone willĀ automaticallyĀ reboot ā€” and when you see the Samsung logo, you can safely unplug the cable. Plus, youā€™ll get aĀ PASSĀ (with green background) message in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin.

    In case it says FAILS (with red background) or nothing seems to be happening,Ā checkĀ the Important Note below after step 12 to know what to do.
    Your odinā€™s screen should look like this upon successful flashing of XXLPB:
    XXLPB Success
  12. When it has restarted, your Galaxy S2 will be running Ice CreamĀ SandwichĀ (ICS) with version being Android 4.0.3, build being XXLPB and Samsungā€™s custom UI TouchWiz 4 atop it.Ā CheckĀ out your Galaxy S2ā€™s Android version here:Ā SettingsĀ Ā» About Phone.

    Also, if dataĀ networkĀ (3G, GPRS, etc.) isnā€™t working for you, you gotta fill in APN Settings meant for your carrier in Mobile and Network settings. If you took backup of APN settings as said under Pre-Installation Tips above, youā€™re in luck, otherwise you know its worth now.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Ā If Odin doesnā€™t seem to be progressing/doing anything for more than a minute, or fails to complete the process, do the following:

Disconnect the phone from the PC, close ODIN, remove battery, re-insert it, turn phone on in Download mode again, and do the procedure again from Step 6.

Thatā€™s it, you should have XXLPB Android 4.0.3 running on your Galaxy S2. Share your comments and queries in the comments section below, and weā€™ll do our best to help you out! Enjoy!

Update:

Root XXLPB Firmware on Your Galaxy S2 and Install Clockworkmod Recovery too

If youā€™re looking to root your newly flashed XXLPB firmware on Galaxy S2, hereā€™s a handy guide ā†’ how to root XXLPB Android 4.0.3 firmware on Galaxy S2.

119 Comments

  1. Is this more stable than xxlp2? Didn’t bother with lp6 as lots of people said it was very unstable… cheers

    1. Yes, the word around the community is that it’s quite more stable than LP6. šŸ™‚

  2. installing ..

  3. installed twice, but when installation is finished, i dont have mobile data network!
    wifi is working fine, but mobile data network doesn’t

    1. Fill in the right APN settings in mobile and network settings.

    2. I had the same problem just go to your apn setting and fill the correct one for your carrier and your done šŸ™‚

  4. after a hard reset, and filling in the APN settings by hand.. also the Internet works šŸ™‚
    first feeling.. phone is stable and faster!

  5. Ā installs perfect!!! gonna try the ROM for the next few days… But the wifi keep disconecting guess i need to change the timeout of the DHPC

  6. Hmm… sounds like this one might be worth a go… Just a quick question, is there a ‘clean’ version without touchwiz? or will i have to stick with LP2 for a little while longer? šŸ˜›

    1. Right now, no ‘McLean’s version is available, but I guess it would be soon. And anyway, you can install trebuchet launcher or nova or apex launcher to replace Samsung’s launcher. Rest of TouchViz remains, though.

    2. that’s my problem… had xxkp8 (or whatever was before lp2… lol) and had about 8 apps just to hide touchwiz… became a messy nightmare of apps… would rather sit on what i have and wait at the moment…

      cheers all the same though

  7. hi there! can i do this even if my S2 is not rooted? right now its on XXKG1 and the version is 2.3.4. will i encounter any issues? thanks in advance hope to hear from you! thanks!!

    1. You can install it over on XXKG1 firmware.. no prob. Root isn’t required here — when we use Odin to flash a firmware, root got no role to play, and same goes for Clockworkmod recovery.

      If you want to go back to Gingerbread, install XXKH3 firmware from here — nerdschalk.com/how-to-install-xxkh3-on-samsung-galaxy-s-2-ii-i9100/

  8. oh, i tried it and it worked!! thanks so much!!1

  9. Is this more stable than xxlp2? Didn’t bother with lp6 as lots of people said it was very unstable… cheers

    1. Yes, the word around the community is that it’s quite more stable than LP6. šŸ™‚

  10. Is this more stable than xxlp2? Didn’t bother with lp6 as lots of people said it was very unstable… cheers

    1. Yes, the word around the community is that it’s quite more stable than LP6. šŸ™‚

  11. installing ..

  12. installing ..

  13. First of all this starts in Dansih language,then the software update fails?

    1. Come on, you can change the language and yeah, keep ignoring that softwate update thing. That’s it.

  14. installed twice, but when installation is finished, i dont have mobile data network!
    wifi is working fine, but mobile data network doesn’t

    1. Fill in the right APN settings in mobile and network settings.

      1. I had the same problem just go to your apn setting and fill the correct one for your carrier and your done šŸ™‚

  15. installed twice, but when installation is finished, i dont have mobile data network!
    wifi is working fine, but mobile data network doesn’t

    1. Fill in the right APN settings in mobile and network settings.

      1. I had the same problem just go to your apn setting and fill the correct one for your carrier and your done šŸ™‚

  16. No problem in changing the language,but them must be a fix for the update failing

  17. after a hard reset, and filling in the APN settings by hand.. also the Internet works šŸ™‚
    first feeling.. phone is stable and faster!

  18. after a hard reset, and filling in the APN settings by hand.. also the Internet works šŸ™‚
    first feeling.. phone is stable and faster!

  19. Ā installs perfect!!! gonna try the ROM for the next few days… But the wifi keep disconecting guess i need to change the timeout of the DHPC

  20. Ā installs perfect!!! gonna try the ROM for the next few days… But the wifi keep disconecting guess i need to change the timeout of the DHPC

  21. Hmm… sounds like this one might be worth a go… Just a quick question, is there a ‘clean’ version without touchwiz? or will i have to stick with LP2 for a little while longer? šŸ˜›

    1. Right now, no ‘McLean’s version is available, but I guess it would be soon. And anyway, you can install trebuchet launcher or nova or apex launcher to replace Samsung’s launcher. Rest of TouchViz remains, though.

      1. that’s my problem… had xxkp8 (or whatever was before lp2… lol) and had about 8 apps just to hide touchwiz… became a messy nightmare of apps… would rather sit on what i have and wait at the moment…

        cheers all the same though

  22. Hmm… sounds like this one might be worth a go… Just a quick question, is there a ‘clean’ version without touchwiz? or will i have to stick with LP2 for a little while longer? šŸ˜›

    1. Right now, no ‘McLean’s version is available, but I guess it would be soon. And anyway, you can install trebuchet launcher or nova or apex launcher to replace Samsung’s launcher. Rest of TouchViz remains, though.

      1. that’s my problem… had xxkp8 (or whatever was before lp2… lol) and had about 8 apps just to hide touchwiz… became a messy nightmare of apps… would rather sit on what i have and wait at the moment…

        cheers all the same though

  23. hi there! can i do this even if my S2 is not rooted? right now its on XXKG1 and the version is 2.3.4. will i encounter any issues? thanks in advance hope to hear from you! thanks!!

    1. You can install it over on XXKG1 firmware.. no prob. Root isn’t required here — when we use Odin to flash a firmware, root got no role to play, and same goes for Clockworkmod recovery.

      If you want to go back to Gingerbread, install XXKH3 firmware from here — nerdschalk.com/how-to-install-xxkh3-on-samsung-galaxy-s-2-ii-i9100/

  24. hi there! can i do this even if my S2 is not rooted? right now its on XXKG1 and the version is 2.3.4. will i encounter any issues? thanks in advance hope to hear from you! thanks!!

    1. You can install it over on XXKG1 firmware.. no prob. Root isn’t required here — when we use Odin to flash a firmware, root got no role to play, and same goes for Clockworkmod recovery.

      If you want to go back to Gingerbread, install XXKH3 firmware from here — nerdschalk.com/how-to-install-xxkh3-on-samsung-galaxy-s-2-ii-i9100/

  25. oh, i tried it and it worked!! thanks so much!!1

  26. oh, i tried it and it worked!! thanks so much!!1

  27. First of all this starts in Dansih language,then the software update fails?

    1. Come on, you can change the language and yeah, keep ignoring that softwate update thing. That’s it.

  28. First of all this starts in Dansih language,then the software update fails?

    1. Come on, you can change the language and yeah, keep ignoring that softwate update thing. That’s it.

  29. No problem in changing the language,but them must be a fix for the update failing

  30. No problem in changing the language,but them must be a fix for the update failing

  31. Hi I just installed this new update failing here as well, pretty annoying to see it up there on the notifications cause it wont go away or close it besides that everything seems better than the last buildĀ 

    1. Another thing that I didnt like was that theres no loop in the home buttons or the application screen last build was better going 1-2-3-1-2-3 now its 1-2-3-2-1 is there anyway to change this back in options?

  32. I can say just this: everything is OK except nothification “actualization software”(I donĀ“t know how this is in english). I canĀ“t accept samsungĀ“s policy.

    ItĀ“s far more stable than previous version! So far I didnĀ“t have crashes or lagy aplications.

  33. Hi I just installed this new update failing here as well, pretty annoying to see it up there on the notifications cause it wont go away or close it besides that everything seems better than the last buildĀ 

    1. Another thing that I didnt like was that theres no loop in the home buttons or the application screen last build was better going 1-2-3-1-2-3 now its 1-2-3-2-1 is there anyway to change this back in options?

  34. Hi I just installed this new update failing here as well, pretty annoying to see it up there on the notifications cause it wont go away or close it besides that everything seems better than the last buildĀ 

    1. Another thing that I didnt like was that theres no loop in the home buttons or the application screen last build was better going 1-2-3-1-2-3 now its 1-2-3-2-1 is there anyway to change this back in options?

  35. I can say just this: everything is OK except nothification “actualization software”(I donĀ“t know how this is in english). I canĀ“t accept samsungĀ“s policy.

    ItĀ“s far more stable than previous version! So far I didnĀ“t have crashes or lagy aplications.

  36. I can say just this: everything is OK except nothification “actualization software”(I donĀ“t know how this is in english). I canĀ“t accept samsungĀ“s policy.

    ItĀ“s far more stable than previous version! So far I didnĀ“t have crashes or lagy aplications.

  37. Hi all, apologies for the noob question, but if I already have a rooted phone and custom firmware, can I just wipe and install this build using the “Install from SD Card” option in CWM recovery mode? Thanks!

  38. Hi all, apologies for the noob question, but if I already have a rooted phone and custom firmware, can I just wipe and install this build using the “Install from SD Card” option in CWM recovery mode? Thanks!

  39. Hi all, apologies for the noob question, but if I already have a rooted phone and custom firmware, can I just wipe and install this build using the “Install from SD Card” option in CWM recovery mode? Thanks!

  40. can i dual boot this with miuigalnet rom with lolboot.will there be any problem???

  41. Hello I want to know that is fixed problem about radio and network, sorry for this stupid question but I want tk install this rom, thanks!!

    1. There isn’t a problem with network or radio. You can flash it. All you need is a gt-i9100 galaxy s2 phone.

    2. Gcb says that because the previous leaks had serious problems with mobile network and market

  42. can i dual boot this with miuigalnet rom with lolboot.will there be any problem???

  43. can i dual boot this with miuigalnet rom with lolboot.will there be any problem???

  44. Hello I want to know that is fixed problem about radio and network, sorry for this stupid question but I want tk install this rom, thanks!!

    1. There isn’t a problem with network or radio. You can flash it. All you need is a gt-i9100 galaxy s2 phone.

      1. Gcb says that because the previous leaks had serious problems with mobile network and market

  45. Hello I want to know that is fixed problem about radio and network, sorry for this stupid question but I want tk install this rom, thanks!!

    1. There isn’t a problem with network or radio. You can flash it. All you need is a gt-i9100 galaxy s2 phone.

      1. Gcb says that because the previous leaks had serious problems with mobile network and market

  46. Have any danger if I upgrade my phone with this firmware?

  47. Have any danger if I upgrade my phone with this firmware?

  48. Have any danger if I upgrade my phone with this firmware?

  49. Ā Sorry my this rom don’t work network and I don’t know how to fixe this problem, I must back to android 2.3.6?

    1. Install xxkh3 — search on this site.

    2. do manual entry in your APN setting for your network

      i had same problem but tht way i fixed n its workin fine now

  50. Ā Sorry my this rom don’t work network and I don’t know how to fixe this problem, I must back to android 2.3.6?

    1. Install xxkh3 — search on this site.

    2. do manual entry in your APN setting for your network

      i had same problem but tht way i fixed n its workin fine now

  51. Ā Sorry my this rom don’t work network and I don’t know how to fixe this problem, I must back to android 2.3.6?

    1. Install xxkh3 — search on this site.

    2. do manual entry in your APN setting for your network

      i had same problem but tht way i fixed n its workin fine now

  52. XXLPB works very well in comparison to all the previous builds but once
    again motion gaming is not working in this release as well even after
    calibration.Ā 

  53. XXLPB works very well in comparison to all the previous builds but once
    again motion gaming is not working in this release as well even after
    calibration.Ā 

  54. XXLPB works very well in comparison to all the previous builds but once
    again motion gaming is not working in this release as well even after
    calibration.Ā 

  55. how much time this process will take

    1. Hey, newer and better leaked samsung firmware is available, called xxlph – https://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – install this, and not xxlpb.

    2. Hey, newer and better leaked samsung firmware is available, called xxlph – http://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – install this, and not xxlpb.

  56. how much time this process will take

    1. Hey, newer and better leaked samsung firmware is available, called xxlph – https://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – install this, and not xxlpb.

  57. how much time this process will take

    1. Hey, newer and better leaked samsung firmware is available, called xxlph – http://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – install this, and not xxlpb.

  58. Enter CS for MD5.. Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPB_CL99600_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_I9100XXLPB_REV_02_CL1101286.tar.md5 is valid. GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP5_RST.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:8).. File analysis.. SetupConnection.. Initialzation.. Get PIT for mapping.. Firmware update start.. boot.bin Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)hai guy’swhy i can’t install it? and now my phone show some phoneĀ and pc pic with simbol of ! ?so what i can do now to fix it.?

  59. Enter CS for MD5.. Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPB_CL99600_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_I9100XXLPB_REV_02_CL1101286.tar.md5 is valid. GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP5_RST.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:8).. File analysis.. SetupConnection.. Initialzation.. Get PIT for mapping.. Firmware update start.. boot.bin Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)hai guy’swhy i can’t install it? and now my phone show some phoneĀ and pc pic with simbol of ! ?so what i can do now to fix it.?

  60. Enter CS for MD5.. Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPB_CL99600_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_I9100XXLPB_REV_02_CL1101286.tar.md5 is valid. GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP5_RST.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:8).. File analysis.. SetupConnection.. Initialzation.. Get PIT for mapping.. Firmware update start.. boot.bin Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)hai guy’swhy i can’t install it? and now my phone show some phoneĀ and pc pic with simbol of ! ?so what i can do now to fix it.?

  61. is it compatible with my deviceĀ gt-i9100g.Ā i’ve read the review about the difference between gt-i9100 and gt-i9100g.. just confused about the compatibility

  62. is it compatible with my deviceĀ gt-i9100g.Ā i’ve read the review about the difference between gt-i9100 and gt-i9100g.. just confused about the compatibility

  63. is it compatible with my deviceĀ gt-i9100g.Ā i’ve read the review about the difference between gt-i9100 and gt-i9100g.. just confused about the compatibility

  64. Sir my device is not starting and not even going to download mode what to do

    1. Install this one, XXLPH – http://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – It’s much better than XXLPB. And, follow the guide correctly, it should be easy. Btw, Your device is Galaxy S2, right?

    2. Install this one, XXLPH – https://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – It’s much better than XXLPB. And, follow the guide correctly, it should be easy. Btw, Your device is Galaxy S2, right?

  65. Sir my device is not starting and not even going to download mode what to do

    1. Install this one, XXLPH – https://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – It’s much better than XXLPB. And, follow the guide correctly, it should be easy. Btw, Your device is Galaxy S2, right?

  66. Sir my device is not starting and not even going to download mode what to do

    1. Install this one, XXLPH – http://nerdschalk.com/xxlph – It’s much better than XXLPB. And, follow the guide correctly, it should be easy. Btw, Your device is Galaxy S2, right?

  67. hi there! i bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 and found out that mine is GT i9100G! Do you have Android 4.0 for this model. Please help to develop more stuff for this model! Many thanks!

  68. hi there! i bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 and found out that mine is GT i9100G! Do you have Android 4.0 for this model. Please help to develop more stuff for this model! Many thanks!

  69. hi there! i bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 and found out that mine is GT i9100G! Do you have Android 4.0 for this model. Please help to develop more stuff for this model! Many thanks!

  70. Great tutorial, but do you know if this will work with the 9100m (bell canada) version?

    1. It might but I’m not sure. People here on this page seems to say that – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1476302

      The hacks for i9100 don’t work on i9100G because there is a change in processor — former has a Exynos one while latter has OMAP. But I guess since i9100M uses the same Exynos processor, it would work fine.

  71. Great tutorial, but do you know if this will work with the 9100m (bell canada) version?

    1. It might but I’m not sure. People here on this page seems to say that – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1476302

      The hacks for i9100 don’t work on i9100G because there is a change in processor — former has a Exynos one while latter has OMAP. But I guess since i9100M uses the same Exynos processor, it would work fine.

  72. Great tutorial, but do you know if this will work with the 9100m (bell canada) version?

    1. It might but I’m not sure. People here on this page seems to say that – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1476302

      The hacks for i9100 don’t work on i9100G because there is a change in processor — former has a Exynos one while latter has OMAP. But I guess since i9100M uses the same Exynos processor, it would work fine.

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