XXLPQ — Update Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0 Official Firmware Manually

XXLPQ

Well, here it comes — the first official Android 4.0 update from Samsung, labeled as XXLPQ. Galaxy S2 users in Baltic, Poland, Hungary and other Nordic countries can use the Samsung’s PC software Kies to update their phone to Android 4.0.

But those of us who are apparently not from that area of earth, but are as much eager as one could be about official Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2, well, there is the Odin software to install the XXLPQ manually. It’s pretty easy and if you’ve been keeping up with us, you may have already done it countless times — XXKP8, XXLPH, XXLPJ, etc. But this time around, we flash the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy S2 — XXLPQ.

Well, there are some features missing from the earlier leaks, XXLPH and XXLPJ, like there is no 3d anim effect in drawer and while swiping home screens, which was present in XXLPH and XXLPJ, but other than that, XXLPQ is cool — no touch lags and it’s pretty fast and fully working rom, with TouchWiz 4 UI of course, hate it or not.

So, let’s see how to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich with XXLPQ, the official Android 4.0 firmware via Kies.

Compatibility

This firmware and the guide below is compatible only and only with Galaxy S2, model number i9100. It’s not compatible with any other device, including US variants of S2, the Epic 4G Touch, T-mobile Galaxy S2 and AT&T Galaxy S2 along with Skyrocket. Check your device’s model number in Settings » About phone.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!

Pre-Installation Requirements/Tips

  1. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
  2. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process.
  3. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below.
    32 bit (x86) Windows |   64-bit (x64) Windows

How to Install XXLPJ on Galaxy S2 i9100

  1. Download the XXLPQ Kies firmware from this link → XXLPQ (alternate mediafire links — part 1 and part 2). Filename: I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_XEO.zip  |  Size: 382.43 MB
  2. Now, extract the downloaded file I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_XEO.zip (from step 1) to any folder, you’ll get these 2 files:
    1. I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar.md5
    2. SS_DL.dll (simply ignore this one)
  3. Now, download the Odin software which you’ll need to flash the XXLPQ on your Galaxy S2 i9100. Download Link. Filename: Odin3 v1.83.exe
  4. Power Off your phone and also disconnect it from PC if it’s connected, and don’t forget to keep phone’s battery above 50%, just to be very very safe. After the screen goes off, wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Boot Galaxy S2 into Download Mode in order to flash the XXLPQ firmware using Odin. For this, press and hold these keys together:Volume Down + Home + Power, you’ll get a Warning! screen.. press Volume up to continue to enter download mode.
  6. Open Odin (from step 3) — double-click the Odin3 v1.83.exe.
  7. Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the message “Added! !” under Odin’s message box in the bottom left. If you don’t get this message, then probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed. See point 3 above under Pre-Installation Requirements.
  8. Now, in the PDA tab in Odin, select the file you got in step 2.1 — I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar.md5.
  9. Important! Do not touch any other button or make any other changes in Odin except selecting the required file as given in step 8. Your Odin’s screen should look like this: XXLPQ Galaxy S2 i9100
  10. Now, hit the START button to start flashing XXLPQ firmware. When the flashing procedure is finished, your phone will automatically reboot — and when you see the Samsung logo, you can safely unplug the cable. Plus, you’ll get a PASS (with green background) message in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. Screen would look like this (below) on successful flashing of XXLPQ. XXLPQ Odin GuideIMPORTANT Note: If ODIN gets stuck at some stage and doesn’t get you PASS, do this — 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. Same if you get FAIL in Odin.
  11. After you’ve got the PASS message, the phone will probably get stuckat S logo. If it reboots fine without getting stuck at the S logo, then okay, you’re done, skip to next step. Otherwise, worry not and do this:
    1. Boot to recovery mode — for which, first power off phone and after screen goes off, wait for 5-6 seconds, and then press and hold Home + Volume Up + Power keys together. Once you are in recovery mode, use volume keys to move the selection up and down and power or home key to select the option.
    2. Go to Factory Reset and select it. Select Yes on next screen.
    3. Now, go to Wipe Cache and select it. Confirm Yes on next screen.
    4. Now, select reboot system now to boot your Galaxy S2. It will boot up fine. And you’ll have official Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, firmware on your Galaxy S2 i9100. Go to Settings and scroll down and select About Phone and check the info there.
  12. Also, if data network (3G, GPRS, etc.) isn’t working for you, you gotta fill in APN Settings meant for your carrier in Mobile and Network settings. Here’s a full list of carriers and their APN settings » Link
  13. In case you encounter any roadblocks flashing XXLPJ, let us know in comments below and we’ll try to help you out.

Do let us know what you feel about the XXLPQ. Liking the Touchwiz 4 on ICS, or completely hating it?

Update: Root your Galaxy S2 on XXLPQ using CF kernel. Search for “root xxlpq” on our site or click here.

Screenshots of XXLPQ Kies Firmware for Galaxy S2 i9100

XXLPQ Browser

XXLPQ Apps

XXLPQ Firmware

XXLPQ Galaxy S2

XXLPQ Homescreen

XXLPQ Kies

XXLPQ Lock Screen

XXLPQ RAM

XXLPQ Camera

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943 Comments

  1. Quote from above
    “Sure, it’s a bit backwards in the naming scheme (compared to recent leaks XXLPH and XXLPJ)”

    How is the official XXLPQ a lower naming convention than the Beta XXLPJ  ??

    XXLPJ
    XXLPQ

    Isn’t Q higher than J in the Alphabet, or am just special!

    1. *eek*, missed it man.. let me edit and correct it. Thnx!

    2. *eek*, missed it man.. let me edit and correct it. Thnx!
      Had XXLPD in mind, which got released today, too.

    3. No worries keep up the good work, Bob

  2. Hey one thing that i don’t understand. how come these updates aren’t changing the icons and the menu outlay ?
    The physical appearance isn’t changing ?

    1. That’s up to Samsung. You can install a custom rom to get full Android 4.0 experience.

    2. Like what rom do I need to get the ICS interface !?!
      this TwLauncher interface SUCKS :S
      only the youtube and bookmark widgets changed and everything else is da same ………

      any rom suggestions ?!

  3. Are there any known bugs with this ROM?

  4. yor awesome mannn….

    njoying android 4…..

  5. Quote from above
    “Sure, it’s a bit backwards in the naming scheme (compared to recent leaks XXLPH and XXLPJ)”

    How is the official XXLPQ a lower naming convention than the Beta XXLPJ  ??

    XXLPJ
    XXLPQ

    Isn’t Q higher than J in the Alphabet, or am just special!

    1. *eek*, missed it man.. let me edit and correct it. Thnx!

      1. No worries keep up the good work, Bob

  6. Quote from above
    “Sure, it’s a bit backwards in the naming scheme (compared to recent leaks XXLPH and XXLPJ)”

    How is the official XXLPQ a lower naming convention than the Beta XXLPJ  ??

    XXLPJ
    XXLPQ

    Isn’t Q higher than J in the Alphabet, or am just special!

    1. *eek*, missed it man.. let me edit and correct it. Thnx!
      Had XXLPD in mind, which got released today, too.

      1. No worries keep up the good work, Bob

  7. Hey one thing that i don’t understand. how come these updates aren’t changing the icons and the menu outlay ?
    The physical appearance isn’t changing ?

    1. That’s up to Samsung. You can install a custom rom to get full Android 4.0 experience.

      1. Like what rom do I need to get the ICS interface !?!
        this TwLauncher interface SUCKS :S
        only the youtube and bookmark widgets changed and everything else is da same ………

        any rom suggestions ?!

  8. Hey one thing that i don’t understand. how come these updates aren’t changing the icons and the menu outlay ?
    The physical appearance isn’t changing ?

    1. That’s up to Samsung. You can install a custom rom to get full Android 4.0 experience.

      1. Like what rom do I need to get the ICS interface !?!
        this TwLauncher interface SUCKS :S
        only the youtube and bookmark widgets changed and everything else is da same ………

        any rom suggestions ?!

  9. Are there any known bugs with this ROM?

  10. Are there any known bugs with this ROM?

  11. yor awesome mannn….

    njoying android 4…..

  12. yor awesome mannn….

    njoying android 4…..

  13. Hey guys, about the contacts app, how do I sync only what’s on “My Contacts” list in google, I have 800+ contacts from the “Not Assinged” group..

    OH and BTW… I F_CKING HATE TOUCHWIZ ON ICS!!

    1. Hello 
      Manichon01, I did my backup by Kies, contacts, pictures, musics, videos. After installing this wonderful ROM I restored my data and is everything exactly how must be. Perfect!

    2. why not install trebuchet launcher or nova? both have an AOSP ICS feel to them

    3. My contacts are there it’s just there are too many, aparently everyone i’ve ever contacted!

  14. hey guys i have a problem i am using windows 8 consumer preview will odin run in this and flash successfully ?

    1. Yes.. I’m using that too… it works.

    2.  but kies dosent seem to be able to run on windows 8 u sure? just dont wanna brick my phone 😛 and awesome tutorial btw 😀

    3. I am talking about Odin, not Kies. I never used Kies…!

      Odin would work fine on win8. Thnx!

    4.  one last thing do i have to turn usb debugging on in settings? i have android 2.3.6

    5. Well.. not strictly required but you can do it anyway.

    6.  works ! all apps everything is there thanks a lot! 😀

  15. Amazing! I’m enjoying the newest Android ICS, the touchscreen is perfect, the camera is so fast and the macro is incredible. The whole system is fast and very stable. Perfect, thanx a lot and hugs from Brazil.

  16. Is this really official version,please??

    1. Yes, it’s the official version, available via Samsung’s PC software, Kies, in some Nordic countries. It’s not a leak.

    2. got it, thanks!

  17. Hey guys, about the contacts app, how do I sync only what’s on “My Contacts” list in google, I have 800+ contacts from the “Not Assinged” group..

    OH and BTW… I F_CKING HATE TOUCHWIZ ON ICS!!

    1. Hello 
      Manichon01, I did my backup by Kies, contacts, pictures, musics, videos. After installing this wonderful ROM I restored my data and is everything exactly how must be. Perfect!

      1. My contacts are there it’s just there are too many, aparently everyone i’ve ever contacted!

    2. why not install trebuchet launcher or nova? both have an AOSP ICS feel to them

  18. Hey guys, about the contacts app, how do I sync only what’s on “My Contacts” list in google, I have 800+ contacts from the “Not Assinged” group..

    OH and BTW… I F_CKING HATE TOUCHWIZ ON ICS!!

    1. Hello 
      Manichon01, I did my backup by Kies, contacts, pictures, musics, videos. After installing this wonderful ROM I restored my data and is everything exactly how must be. Perfect!

      1. My contacts are there it’s just there are too many, aparently everyone i’ve ever contacted!

    2. why not install trebuchet launcher or nova? both have an AOSP ICS feel to them

  19. Hi, I m done with the upgrade process but honestly I m very very disappointed with this new version. Apparently there is nothing new.. Anyway my point is; after I finished with this I run the Kies but it says my device dont let me upgrade my phone  anymore with Kies!! Am I not going to be able to use Kies anymore? 

  20. Will there be any problems if i flash this over a custom rom? Sorry if this is a nobb question

    1. There shouldn’t be any problem.

  21. hey guys i have a problem i am using windows 8 consumer preview will odin run in this and flash successfully ?

    1. Yes.. I’m using that too… it works.

      1.  but kies dosent seem to be able to run on windows 8 u sure? just dont wanna brick my phone 😛 and awesome tutorial btw 😀

        1. I am talking about Odin, not Kies. I never used Kies…!

          Odin would work fine on win8. Thnx!

          1.  one last thing do i have to turn usb debugging on in settings? i have android 2.3.6

          2. Well.. not strictly required but you can do it anyway.

          3.  works ! all apps everything is there thanks a lot! 😀

  22. hey guys i have a problem i am using windows 8 consumer preview will odin run in this and flash successfully ?

    1. Yes.. I’m using that too… it works.

      1.  but kies dosent seem to be able to run on windows 8 u sure? just dont wanna brick my phone 😛 and awesome tutorial btw 😀

        1. I am talking about Odin, not Kies. I never used Kies…!

          Odin would work fine on win8. Thnx!

          1.  one last thing do i have to turn usb debugging on in settings? i have android 2.3.6

          2. Well.. not strictly required but you can do it anyway.

          3.  works ! all apps everything is there thanks a lot! 😀

  23. Hi, Please help me, after i got the PASS message in Odin, the phone get stuckat
    S logo. i have tried to reboots bu same issue stucked in SII logo, i can’t reboot
    to recovery mode i do press and hold Home + Volume Up + Power keys together but device is not accepting any.
    please what to do. 

    1. Remove battery for 5 seconds… then reinsert it and hold the 3 buttons to boot into recovery — hold them until anything shows up on screen.

    2. Hi – I have same problem, when i shut off the phone i see a gray battery with none moving round and it does not wake up nor get to recovery mode. Amos  

  24. Amazing! I’m enjoying the newest Android ICS, the touchscreen is perfect, the camera is so fast and the macro is incredible. The whole system is fast and very stable. Perfect, thanx a lot and hugs from Brazil.

  25. Amazing! I’m enjoying the newest Android ICS, the touchscreen is perfect, the camera is so fast and the macro is incredible. The whole system is fast and very stable. Perfect, thanx a lot and hugs from Brazil.

  26. i upgraded bt it doesnt seem original…

  27. I am not able to extract the Zip file. Is that corrupted?

    1. Try with 7-zip software. If it still fails, it’s corrupted, re-download it.

  28. Is this really official version,please??

    1. Yes, it’s the official version, available via Samsung’s PC software, Kies, in some Nordic countries. It’s not a leak.

      1. got it, thanks!

  29. Is this really official version,please??

    1. Yes, it’s the official version, available via Samsung’s PC software, Kies, in some Nordic countries. It’s not a leak.

      1. got it, thanks!

  30. the download is taking way too much time.

    and i have 2 Mbps !!

  31. Hi, I m done with the upgrade process but honestly I m very very disappointed with this new version. Apparently there is nothing new.. Anyway my point is; after I finished with this I run the Kies but it says my device dont let me upgrade my phone  anymore with Kies!! Am I not going to be able to use Kies anymore? 

  32. Hi, I m done with the upgrade process but honestly I m very very disappointed with this new version. Apparently there is nothing new.. Anyway my point is; after I finished with this I run the Kies but it says my device dont let me upgrade my phone  anymore with Kies!! Am I not going to be able to use Kies anymore? 

  33. Will there be any problems if i flash this over a custom rom? Sorry if this is a nobb question

    1. There shouldn’t be any problem.

  34. Will there be any problems if i flash this over a custom rom? Sorry if this is a nobb question

    1. There shouldn’t be any problem.

  35. Hi, Please help me, after i got the PASS message in Odin, the phone get stuckat
    S logo. i have tried to reboots bu same issue stucked in SII logo, i can’t reboot
    to recovery mode i do press and hold Home + Volume Up + Power keys together but device is not accepting any.
    please what to do. 

    1. Remove battery for 5 seconds… then reinsert it and hold the 3 buttons to boot into recovery — hold them until anything shows up on screen.

      1. Hi – I have same problem, when i shut off the phone i see a gray battery with none moving round and it does not wake up nor get to recovery mode. Amos  

  36. Hi, Please help me, after i got the PASS message in Odin, the phone get stuckat
    S logo. i have tried to reboots bu same issue stucked in SII logo, i can’t reboot
    to recovery mode i do press and hold Home + Volume Up + Power keys together but device is not accepting any.
    please what to do. 

    1. Remove battery for 5 seconds… then reinsert it and hold the 3 buttons to boot into recovery — hold them until anything shows up on screen.

      1. Hi – I have same problem, when i shut off the phone i see a gray battery with none moving round and it does not wake up nor get to recovery mode. Amos  

  37. If I install this firmware and then Samsung releases a newer version, will I still be able to recieve updates via kies or OTA? or will I have to do it each time with odin?

    Thanks in advance!

  38. i upgraded bt it doesnt seem original…

  39. i upgraded bt it doesnt seem original…

  40. I am not able to extract the Zip file. Is that corrupted?

    1. Try with 7-zip software. If it still fails, it’s corrupted, re-download it.

  41. I am not able to extract the Zip file. Is that corrupted?

    1. Try with 7-zip software. If it still fails, it’s corrupted, re-download it.

  42. the download is taking way too much time.

    and i have 2 Mbps !!

  43. the download is taking way too much time.

    and i have 2 Mbps !!

  44. Feedback on upgrade process.
    Installed OK but it did not reboot and I could not boot into recovery mode. Re-installed and phone rebooted automatically. Then Android system automatically updated all my apps. All my data, contacts, messages, etc. were preserved.Thanks for the update.

  45. Heyy…
    I’ve got korean version of Gs2. I cant install the official firmware due to sms is not working in my country with korean firmware so can I install this on my phone…??
    Thanks

  46. If I install this firmware and then Samsung releases a newer version, will I still be able to recieve updates via kies or OTA? or will I have to do it each time with odin?

    Thanks in advance!

  47. If I install this firmware and then Samsung releases a newer version, will I still be able to recieve updates via kies or OTA? or will I have to do it each time with odin?

    Thanks in advance!

  48. wifi not working freeze on turning on plz Help 

    1.  Turnd My Fone Off On Again Shazam Itz Working =) Thanx

  49. Feedback on upgrade process.
    Installed OK but it did not reboot and I could not boot into recovery mode. Re-installed and phone rebooted automatically. Then Android system automatically updated all my apps. All my data, contacts, messages, etc. were preserved.Thanks for the update.

  50. Feedback on upgrade process.
    Installed OK but it did not reboot and I could not boot into recovery mode. Re-installed and phone rebooted automatically. Then Android system automatically updated all my apps. All my data, contacts, messages, etc. were preserved.Thanks for the update.

  51. Heyy…
    I’ve got korean version of Gs2. I cant install the official firmware due to sms is not working in my country with korean firmware so can I install this on my phone…??
    Thanks

  52. Heyy…
    I’ve got korean version of Gs2. I cant install the official firmware due to sms is not working in my country with korean firmware so can I install this on my phone…??
    Thanks

  53. wifi not working freeze on turning on plz Help 

    1.  Turnd My Fone Off On Again Shazam Itz Working =) Thanx

  54. wifi not working freeze on turning on plz Help 

    1.  Turnd My Fone Off On Again Shazam Itz Working =) Thanx

  55. FWIW, I got stuck at the “S” logo but managed to make it through with only wiping the cache.

  56. great rom. was reluctant as i have lots of apps and games, but they r all running perfectly even Shadowrun, which required chainfire3d. no prob sofar. very smooth. 
    I can only think of one downside, and it is the UI. It hasn’t changed much, smoother animation, but same as before. 
    I with samsung would buy sense or make drastic changes to touchwiz. fingers Xed

  57. FWIW, I got stuck at the “S” logo but managed to make it through with only wiping the cache.

  58. FWIW, I got stuck at the “S” logo but managed to make it through with only wiping the cache.

  59. Jahangir Raza Shah

    great rom. was reluctant as i have lots of apps and games, but they r all running perfectly even Shadowrun, which required chainfire3d. no prob sofar. very smooth. 
    I can only think of one downside, and it is the UI. It hasn’t changed much, smoother animation, but same as before. 
    I with samsung would buy sense or make drastic changes to touchwiz. fingers Xed

  60. Jahangir Raza Shah

    great rom. was reluctant as i have lots of apps and games, but they r all running perfectly even Shadowrun, which required chainfire3d. no prob sofar. very smooth. 
    I can only think of one downside, and it is the UI. It hasn’t changed much, smoother animation, but same as before. 
    I with samsung would buy sense or make drastic changes to touchwiz. fingers Xed

  61. the first link isnt working so im downloading part 1(200mb) and part 2(149mb),, wht next?? am i supposed to flash them both seperately via odin on PDA section?
    ???

    1. No…. download both parts and then extract from the first one using 7-zip software. The file you’ll get from Odin is the the one you gotta flash in Odin.

  62. the first link isnt working so im downloading part 1(200mb) and part 2(149mb),, wht next?? am i supposed to flash them both seperately via odin on PDA section???

  63. why it show “process failed” while registering in software update?

    1. @kapil pls help

  64. the first link isnt working so im downloading part 1(200mb) and part 2(149mb),, wht next?? am i supposed to flash them both seperately via odin on PDA section?
    ???

    1. No…. download both parts and then extract from the first one using 7-zip software. The file you’ll get from Odin is the the one you gotta flash in Odin.

  65. the first link isnt working so im downloading part 1(200mb) and part 2(149mb),, wht next?? am i supposed to flash them both seperately via odin on PDA section?
    ???

    1. No…. download both parts and then extract from the first one using 7-zip software. The file you’ll get from Odin is the the one you gotta flash in Odin.

  66. the first link isnt working so im downloading part 1(200mb) and part 2(149mb),, wht next?? am i supposed to flash them both seperately via odin on PDA section???

  67. the first link isnt working so im downloading part 1(200mb) and part 2(149mb),, wht next?? am i supposed to flash them both seperately via odin on PDA section???

  68. why it show “process failed” while registering in software update?

    1. @kapil pls help

  69. why it show “process failed” while registering in software update?

    1. @kapil pls help

  70. while watching video more than 1min there is a red rectangle blink through the corner of screen!! what is it ?how to solve it?

    1. @kapil pls help

    2. Which video you are talking about pls?

    3. after upgrading to ics while we are opening the video in s2 video player and start playing the video after times there is a red color blink like a frame on 4 side of the screen….i mean you got it 

  71. Hi, I have just upgraded my S2 using your tutorial. Its Very good.i would like to mention to that
    As it everywhere said that it will delete all phone data is not true. All the data including contacts, sms,memo,call log and all applications are remains there and working. I have done only upto step 10.
    As mentioned in step 11, my phone got stuck at s screen and i was about goto next step in a minute, my phone screen shown up with a message “Android is Upgrading” then after that it displays, Optimizing applications 1 of 115 and it completed all applications. Twice i received a message ‘Java is stopped’ . I have not done factory reset or wipe cache.Android 4 startup time 31 seconds where as 2.3 is 19 seconds

    1. did the upgrade last night all went smoothly and kept apps , data and personilsed settings to…. running perfectl too

  72. Running perfect except the software update shows “Processing Failed”

    1. same in my s2 also!!

    2. did you have this problem!!
      while watching video more than 1min there is a red rectangle blink through the corner of screen!! what is it ?how to solve it?

    3. Did you get the solution for processing failed. please let me know how you solved it

  73. while watching video more than 1min there is a red rectangle blink through the corner of screen!! what is it ?how to solve it?

    1. @kapil pls help

      1. Which video you are talking about pls?

        1. after upgrading to ics while we are opening the video in s2 video player and start playing the video after times there is a red color blink like a frame on 4 side of the screen….i mean you got it 

  74. while watching video more than 1min there is a red rectangle blink through the corner of screen!! what is it ?how to solve it?

    1. @kapil pls help

      1. Which video you are talking about pls?

        1. after upgrading to ics while we are opening the video in s2 video player and start playing the video after times there is a red color blink like a frame on 4 side of the screen….i mean you got it 

  75. Viswanatha Reddy Guddeti

    Hi, I have just upgraded my S2 using your tutorial. Its Very good.i would like to mention to that
    As it everywhere said that it will delete all phone data is not true. All the data including contacts, sms,memo,call log and all applications are remains there and working. I have done only upto step 10.
    As mentioned in step 11, my phone got stuck at s screen and i was about goto next step in a minute, my phone screen shown up with a message “Android is Upgrading” then after that it displays, Optimizing applications 1 of 115 and it completed all applications. Twice i received a message ‘Java is stopped’ . I have not done factory reset or wipe cache.Android 4 startup time 31 seconds where as 2.3 is 19 seconds

    1. did the upgrade last night all went smoothly and kept apps , data and personilsed settings to…. running perfectl too

  76. Hi, I have just upgraded my S2 using your tutorial. Its Very good.i would like to mention to that
    As it everywhere said that it will delete all phone data is not true. All the data including contacts, sms,memo,call log and all applications are remains there and working. I have done only upto step 10.
    As mentioned in step 11, my phone got stuck at s screen and i was about goto next step in a minute, my phone screen shown up with a message “Android is Upgrading” then after that it displays, Optimizing applications 1 of 115 and it completed all applications. Twice i received a message ‘Java is stopped’ . I have not done factory reset or wipe cache.Android 4 startup time 31 seconds where as 2.3 is 19 seconds

    1. did the upgrade last night all went smoothly and kept apps , data and personilsed settings to…. running perfectl too

  77. Any idea why The SG2’s camera didn’t update to include the features promised such as time lapse, auto focus whilst filming video, live effects, less shutter lag etc? Seems like it’s the stock camera, very disappointed as these were the features i was most looking forward to with ICS

  78. Running perfect except the software update shows “Processing Failed”

    1. same in my s2 also!!

    2. did you have this problem!!
      while watching video more than 1min there is a red rectangle blink through the corner of screen!! what is it ?how to solve it?

    3. Did you get the solution for processing failed. please let me know how you solved it

  79. Running perfect except the software update shows “Processing Failed”

    1. same in my s2 also!!

    2. did you have this problem!!
      while watching video more than 1min there is a red rectangle blink through the corner of screen!! what is it ?how to solve it?

    3. Did you get the solution for processing failed. please let me know how you solved it

  80. After updating to this rom, the MHL connection doesn’t work anymore, when i connect the hdmi cable to the phone, it crashes. Anyone have this problem?

    1. yes. i get the same. my screen freezes. this update hasn’t done much for me, other than let me use nova launcher…

  81. Any idea why The SG2’s camera didn’t update to include the features promised such as time lapse, auto focus whilst filming video, live effects, less shutter lag etc? Seems like it’s the stock camera, very disappointed as these were the features i was most looking forward to with ICS

  82. Any idea why The SG2’s camera didn’t update to include the features promised such as time lapse, auto focus whilst filming video, live effects, less shutter lag etc? Seems like it’s the stock camera, very disappointed as these were the features i was most looking forward to with ICS

  83. After updating to this rom, the MHL connection doesn’t work anymore, when i connect the hdmi cable to the phone, it crashes. Anyone have this problem?

    1. yes. i get the same. my screen freezes. this update hasn’t done much for me, other than let me use nova launcher…

  84. After updating to this rom, the MHL connection doesn’t work anymore, when i connect the hdmi cable to the phone, it crashes. Anyone have this problem?

    1. yes. i get the same. my screen freezes. this update hasn’t done much for me, other than let me use nova launcher…

  85. Hi There. 
    I get a pass within a few seconds, and the phone reboots. I get the Samsung text, but no animated “S” logo.

    I have run this process several times, and even wiped the phone as per step 11, but phone will not start.

    Any ideas?

    1. Hey, you sure you’re trying this on the right device, the Galaxy S2 i9100? If this one isn’t working for you, I would suggest you to try an older firmware first and then the the XXLPQ above again. You cna try this old firmware, XXKP8 — http://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s2-ice-creams-sandwich-leaked-firmware-xxkp8/

    2. Hey, you sure you’re trying this on the right device, the Galaxy S2 i9100? If this one isn’t working for you, I would suggest you to try an older firmware first and then the the XXLPQ above again. You cna try this old firmware, XXKP8 — https://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s2-ice-creams-sandwich-leaked-firmware-xxkp8/

    3. hi kapil, i have new version installed all works perfect, i think people with problems have wrong phone model, just one thing how do we know when an updated firmware is available as kies cannot be used now, cheers

    4. To get kies working, install any firmware by Samsung meant for your region. To keep track of ICS updates, subscribe to our email newsletter so you get daily free email of what’s going on on android scene. We cover almost every firmware, so you won’t be left in the dark on this.

    5. thanks, if i wanted to revert back to official samsung gingerbread and then flash via kies where would i get it, my phone is sim free but i use vodafone i note that any firmware number has (vod) after it. Im unlikely to do this though as phone is working perfectly on this ics not a single problem, it is not rooted but i just wondered how i would get back to official status, thanks again

  86. i tried but it got failed with the below message and not going on recovery mode showing connectivity logo .

    Firmware update start.. boot.bin Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Please help someone …

    1. Hi Shailendra, you sure your device is the right one, the Galaxy S2 i9100? If yes, I would recommend you to try it again. Let me know after you’ve done that.

    2. yes its Glaxy S2 only i9100 please help me …

    3. Try to install xxkp8 firmware, search here for its download links and instructions.

  87. Hi There. 
    I get a pass within a few seconds, and the phone reboots. I get the Samsung text, but no animated “S” logo.

    I have run this process several times, and even wiped the phone as per step 11, but phone will not start.

    Any ideas?

    1. Hey, you sure you’re trying this on the right device, the Galaxy S2 i9100? If this one isn’t working for you, I would suggest you to try an older firmware first and then the the XXLPQ above again. You cna try this old firmware, XXKP8 — https://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s2-ice-creams-sandwich-leaked-firmware-xxkp8/

      1. hi kapil, i have new version installed all works perfect, i think people with problems have wrong phone model, just one thing how do we know when an updated firmware is available as kies cannot be used now, cheers

        1. To get kies working, install any firmware by Samsung meant for your region. To keep track of ICS updates, subscribe to our email newsletter so you get daily free email of what’s going on on android scene. We cover almost every firmware, so you won’t be left in the dark on this.

        2. thanks, if i wanted to revert back to official samsung gingerbread and then flash via kies where would i get it, my phone is sim free but i use vodafone i note that any firmware number has (vod) after it. Im unlikely to do this though as phone is working perfectly on this ics not a single problem, it is not rooted but i just wondered how i would get back to official status, thanks again

  88. Hi There. 
    I get a pass within a few seconds, and the phone reboots. I get the Samsung text, but no animated “S” logo.

    I have run this process several times, and even wiped the phone as per step 11, but phone will not start.

    Any ideas?

    1. Hey, you sure you’re trying this on the right device, the Galaxy S2 i9100? If this one isn’t working for you, I would suggest you to try an older firmware first and then the the XXLPQ above again. You cna try this old firmware, XXKP8 — http://nerdschalk.com/galaxy-s2-ice-creams-sandwich-leaked-firmware-xxkp8/

      1. hi kapil, i have new version installed all works perfect, i think people with problems have wrong phone model, just one thing how do we know when an updated firmware is available as kies cannot be used now, cheers

        1. To get kies working, install any firmware by Samsung meant for your region. To keep track of ICS updates, subscribe to our email newsletter so you get daily free email of what’s going on on android scene. We cover almost every firmware, so you won’t be left in the dark on this.

        2. thanks, if i wanted to revert back to official samsung gingerbread and then flash via kies where would i get it, my phone is sim free but i use vodafone i note that any firmware number has (vod) after it. Im unlikely to do this though as phone is working perfectly on this ics not a single problem, it is not rooted but i just wondered how i would get back to official status, thanks again

  89. i tried but it got failed with the below message and not going on recovery mode showing connectivity logo .

    Firmware update start.. boot.bin Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Please help someone …

    1. Hi Shailendra, you sure your device is the right one, the Galaxy S2 i9100? If yes, I would recommend you to try it again. Let me know after you’ve done that.

      1. Shailendra sinahg

        yes its Glaxy S2 only i9100 please help me …

        1. Try to install xxkp8 firmware, search here for its download links and instructions.

  90. i tried but it got failed with the below message and not going on recovery mode showing connectivity logo .

    Firmware update start.. boot.bin Complete(Write) operation failed. All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Please help someone …

    1. Hi Shailendra, you sure your device is the right one, the Galaxy S2 i9100? If yes, I would recommend you to try it again. Let me know after you’ve done that.

      1. Shailendra sinahg

        yes its Glaxy S2 only i9100 please help me …

        1. Try to install xxkp8 firmware, search here for its download links and instructions.

  91. Camera dosent work at all.After i open the camera application,it shuts down.Why is it?

  92. Upgraded smoothly. I had to update my google plus manually but no problems otherwise. Scrolling in some apps isnt as smooth as I would have liked but I’m satisfied. 🙂
    Quadrant scores;2.3.6 gingerbread 3800 – 4.0.3 ICS XXLPQ 4157

  93. How long does it takes from connecting the USB up till the ‘PASS’ message appears? My odin is still showing ‘boot.bin’ for the past 5 mins? Is it okay?

    1. Nah… umm, are you still stuck?

    2. couple of minutes

  94. Camera dosent work at all.After i open the camera application,it shuts down.Why is it?

  95. Camera dosent work at all.After i open the camera application,it shuts down.Why is it?

  96. Upgraded smoothly. I had to update my google plus manually but no problems otherwise. Scrolling in some apps isnt as smooth as I would have liked but I’m satisfied. 🙂
    Quadrant scores;2.3.6 gingerbread 3800 – 4.0.3 ICS XXLPQ 4157

  97. Upgraded smoothly. I had to update my google plus manually but no problems otherwise. Scrolling in some apps isnt as smooth as I would have liked but I’m satisfied. 🙂
    Quadrant scores;2.3.6 gingerbread 3800 – 4.0.3 ICS XXLPQ 4157

  98. How long does it takes from connecting the USB up till the ‘PASS’ message appears? My odin is still showing ‘boot.bin’ for the past 5 mins? Is it okay?

    1. Nah… umm, are you still stuck?

    2. couple of minutes

  99. How long does it takes from connecting the USB up till the ‘PASS’ message appears? My odin is still showing ‘boot.bin’ for the past 5 mins? Is it okay?

    1. Nah… umm, are you still stuck?

    2. couple of minutes

  100. My camera keeps crashing please help

  101. My camera keeps crashing please help

  102. My camera keeps crashing please help

  103. Can’t get it to go into ‘Safe Mode’ as per step 11.1. Holding Volume up, Home and Power key together but it’s just trying to start normally and getting stuck at the ‘Samsung GALAXY SII GT-I9100’ screen. Tried several times.

    Any ideas?

    1. Solved the problem. Install it again by starting again from section 5.

    2. flash it again but doent unplug it from the pc

    3.  I had the same problem as you Pete. Re-installation worked for me as well! Thank you!

    4.  Same thing happened to me…re-installing helped me too. Thanks Peteinhull and Kapil, U guys rule!!!!

  104. Can’t get it to go into ‘Safe Mode’ as per step 11.1. Holding Volume up, Home and Power key together but it’s just trying to start normally and getting stuck at the ‘Samsung GALAXY SII GT-I9100’ screen. Tried several times.

    Any ideas?

    1. Solved the problem. Install it again by starting again from section 5.

      1.  I had the same problem as you Pete. Re-installation worked for me as well! Thank you!

        1.  Same thing happened to me…re-installing helped me too. Thanks Peteinhull and Kapil, U guys rule!!!!

    2. flash it again but doent unplug it from the pc

  105. Can’t get it to go into ‘Safe Mode’ as per step 11.1. Holding Volume up, Home and Power key together but it’s just trying to start normally and getting stuck at the ‘Samsung GALAXY SII GT-I9100’ screen. Tried several times.

    Any ideas?

    1. Solved the problem. Install it again by starting again from section 5.

      1.  I had the same problem as you Pete. Re-installation worked for me as well! Thank you!

        1.  Same thing happened to me…re-installing helped me too. Thanks Peteinhull and Kapil, U guys rule!!!!

    2. flash it again but doent unplug it from the pc

  106. whenever i switch to 5.1 channel mode in music player the player hangs..plz help????

  107. whenever i switch to 5.1 channel mode in music player the player hangs..plz help????

  108. whenever i switch to 5.1 channel mode in music player the player hangs..plz help????

  109. mine seems to have everthing?

  110. Thanks for guide.  All gone ok apart from i have strange system apps that have appeared, e.g. 3 Internet, 3MobilTV, 3Navigator and I also get a 3 splash screen on boot up.  I was on O2 before but had none of this before as the phone was unbranded.  Is this standard apps that come with this – sorry if I’m asking a really dumb question here. 

    1. Link updated to the firmware in step 1 above. Please download and install again, and you won’t have those extra apps.

  111. mine seems to have everthing?

  112. mine seems to have everthing?

  113. Thanks for guide.  All gone ok apart from i have strange system apps that have appeared, e.g. 3 Internet, 3MobilTV, 3Navigator and I also get a 3 splash screen on boot up.  I was on O2 before but had none of this before as the phone was unbranded.  Is this standard apps that come with this – sorry if I’m asking a really dumb question here. 

    1. Link updated to the firmware in step 1 above. Please download and install again, and you won’t have those extra apps.

  114. Thanks for guide.  All gone ok apart from i have strange system apps that have appeared, e.g. 3 Internet, 3MobilTV, 3Navigator and I also get a 3 splash screen on boot up.  I was on O2 before but had none of this before as the phone was unbranded.  Is this standard apps that come with this – sorry if I’m asking a really dumb question here. 

    1. Link updated to the firmware in step 1 above. Please download and install again, and you won’t have those extra apps.

  115.  Hi..this may seem like a really nooby question..can i install this over cwm? will cwm get erased so that the stock recovery can take it’s place? i mean on im on kl1 right now with a custom kernal which has cwm..can i flash this over it?

    1. Yes you can flash it over your current firmware with cwm. CWM will be wiped but you can get root and cwm back with a guide for root linked above after the installation steps.

  116. i flashed my S2 before and i tried the above mentioned steps. However I got stuck at Step 5. Boot Galaxy S2 into Download Mode in order to flash the XXLPQ firmware using Odin. For this, press and hold these keys together:Volume Down + Home + Power, you’ll get a Warning! screen.. press Volume up to continue to enter download mode.

    it just prompt me a screen Downloading….. Thats all for more than 20 mins. Please advice. 🙁

  117. for me warks reall cool at the moment  so far so good thx verry much

  118.  Hi..this may seem like a really nooby question..can i install this over cwm? will cwm get erased so that the stock recovery can take it’s place? i mean on im on kl1 right now with a custom kernal which has cwm..can i flash this over it?

    1. Yes you can flash it over your current firmware with cwm. CWM will be wiped but you can get root and cwm back with a guide for root linked above after the installation steps.

  119.  Hi..this may seem like a really nooby question..can i install this over cwm? will cwm get erased so that the stock recovery can take it’s place? i mean on im on kl1 right now with a custom kernal which has cwm..can i flash this over it?

    1. Yes you can flash it over your current firmware with cwm. CWM will be wiped but you can get root and cwm back with a guide for root linked above after the installation steps.

  120. hey could you please help me i am stuck on boot .bin step… i try again and again but did’t work.. when i go to normal start phone give a error (
    Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again ) my phone did’t start 🙁 

    1. Can you go into Download mode — Volume Down + Home + Power?

  121. I bricked my phone.
    Odin failed, I disconnected my phone, I’m stuck at a screen that show 2 icons a phone and a computer and I cannot even go into recovery mode.

    1. hey hoppa

      i have same probplem it gave me same icon with this error (Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again )

      if you found any soluction plz contact me and if i found any soluction i will tell u 

      my e-mail is : [email protected]:disqus .com

      thanks

    2. Can you go into Download mode — Volume Down + Home + Power?

    3. the sofware you have is wrong

    4. what happens if you can? I have same issue

  122. i flashed my S2 before and i tried the above mentioned steps. However I got stuck at Step 5. Boot Galaxy S2 into Download Mode in order to flash the XXLPQ firmware using Odin. For this, press and hold these keys together:Volume Down + Home + Power, you’ll get a Warning! screen.. press Volume up to continue to enter download mode.

    it just prompt me a screen Downloading….. Thats all for more than 20 mins. Please advice. 🙁

  123. i flashed my S2 before and i tried the above mentioned steps. However I got stuck at Step 5. Boot Galaxy S2 into Download Mode in order to flash the XXLPQ firmware using Odin. For this, press and hold these keys together:Volume Down + Home + Power, you’ll get a Warning! screen.. press Volume up to continue to enter download mode.

    it just prompt me a screen Downloading….. Thats all for more than 20 mins. Please advice. 🙁

  124. for me warks reall cool at the moment  so far so good thx verry much

  125. for me warks reall cool at the moment  so far so good thx verry much

  126. SWEET!!!!! Thanks 🙂

    1. Go to Settings – Applications – Manage Applications – and clear data for Camera app.

  127. hey could you please help me i am stuck on boot .bin step… i try again and again but did’t work.. when i go to normal start phone give a error (
    Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again ) my phone did’t start 🙁 

    1. Can you go into Download mode — Volume Down + Home + Power?

  128. hey could you please help me i am stuck on boot .bin step… i try again and again but did’t work.. when i go to normal start phone give a error (
    Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again ) my phone did’t start 🙁 

    1. Can you go into Download mode — Volume Down + Home + Power?

  129. I bricked my phone.
    Odin failed, I disconnected my phone, I’m stuck at a screen that show 2 icons a phone and a computer and I cannot even go into recovery mode.

    1. hey hoppa

      i have same probplem it gave me same icon with this error (Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again )

      if you found any soluction plz contact me and if i found any soluction i will tell u 

      my e-mail is : [email protected]:disqus .com

      thanks

      1. the sofware you have is wrong

    2. Can you go into Download mode — Volume Down + Home + Power?

      1. what happens if you can? I have same issue

  130. I bricked my phone.
    Odin failed, I disconnected my phone, I’m stuck at a screen that show 2 icons a phone and a computer and I cannot even go into recovery mode.

    1. hey hoppa

      i have same probplem it gave me same icon with this error (Firmware Upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again )

      if you found any soluction plz contact me and if i found any soluction i will tell u 

      my e-mail is : [email protected]:disqus .com

      thanks

      1. the sofware you have is wrong

    2. Can you go into Download mode — Volume Down + Home + Power?

      1. what happens if you can? I have same issue

    1. Go to Settings – Applications – Manage Applications – and clear data for Camera app.

    1. Go to Settings – Applications – Manage Applications – and clear data for Camera app.

  131. i managed to flash it successfully.. however i could not register my s2 for the official software update. any idea why ?

  132. i managed to flash it successfully.. however i could not register my s2 for the official software update. any idea why ?

  133. i managed to flash it successfully.. however i could not register my s2 for the official software update. any idea why ?

  134. What are the differences with the different regions? is it just languages and bloat-ware, or is there more to it than that?
    You know, like modem and phone might operate with different tel-co and country specific standards????

    I am in Australia but have the stock ROM of the latest international version ICS LPQ flashed to my i9100 though Odin.

    I was just wanting to know if there was any advantage of flashing the Australian version of ICS LPQ when it is finally released here. (however long that will take?)

    I recon my tel-co (Telstra AKA: Hellstra) will take 3-6 months if the last GB update was anything to go by. hehe.

    I’m sure there are plenty of others with similar questions.

    Cheers     

  135. What are the differences with the different regions? is it just languages and bloat-ware, or is there more to it than that?
    You know, like modem and phone might operate with different tel-co and country specific standards????

    I am in Australia but have the stock ROM of the latest international version ICS LPQ flashed to my i9100 though Odin.

    I was just wanting to know if there was any advantage of flashing the Australian version of ICS LPQ when it is finally released here. (however long that will take?)

    I recon my tel-co (Telstra AKA: Hellstra) will take 3-6 months if the last GB update was anything to go by. hehe.

    I’m sure there are plenty of others with similar questions.

    Cheers     

  136. What are the differences with the different regions? is it just languages and bloat-ware, or is there more to it than that?
    You know, like modem and phone might operate with different tel-co and country specific standards????

    I am in Australia but have the stock ROM of the latest international version ICS LPQ flashed to my i9100 though Odin.

    I was just wanting to know if there was any advantage of flashing the Australian version of ICS LPQ when it is finally released here. (however long that will take?)

    I recon my tel-co (Telstra AKA: Hellstra) will take 3-6 months if the last GB update was anything to go by. hehe.

    I’m sure there are plenty of others with similar questions.

    Cheers     

  137. After step 10, my cell phone reboot but get stucked in galaxy s2 entry. i tried to enter recover mode (vol up, home, power) but it dont work. what do i need to do?

  138. Guilherme_corniani

    After step 10, my cell phone reboot but get stucked in galaxy s2 entry. i tried to enter recover mode (vol up, home, power) but it dont work. what do i need to do?

  139. Guilherme_corniani

    After step 10, my cell phone reboot but get stucked in galaxy s2 entry. i tried to enter recover mode (vol up, home, power) but it dont work. what do i need to do?

  140. hello…just completing the update. all was successful upto odin showing green. got stuck wtih S logo and keeps rebooting…unable to go to vol up + home + power to factory reset..just doesn’t go to that option…pls help

  141. my entire phone is down….pls help

  142. Hi team, 

    i just wanna know can i update this on I9100G ?

  143. i get a big yellow triangle when i start my phone and i doesnt come further than that o.o help me

    1. That’s normal. Don’t worry.

  144. hello…just completing the update. all was successful upto odin showing green. got stuck wtih S logo and keeps rebooting…unable to go to vol up + home + power to factory reset..just doesn’t go to that option…pls help

  145. hello…just completing the update. all was successful upto odin showing green. got stuck wtih S logo and keeps rebooting…unable to go to vol up + home + power to factory reset..just doesn’t go to that option…pls help

  146. my entire phone is down….pls help

  147. my entire phone is down….pls help

  148. Hi team, 

    i just wanna know can i update this on I9100G ?

  149. Hi team, 

    i just wanna know can i update this on I9100G ?

  150. i get a big yellow triangle when i start my phone and i doesnt come further than that o.o help me

    1. That’s normal. Don’t worry.

  151. i get a big yellow triangle when i start my phone and i doesnt come further than that o.o help me

    1. That’s normal. Don’t worry.

  152. To whomever it counts. XXLPQ is crap. It lags the phone in applications (i was browsing earlier and as i scrolled down it got stuck for a second then it moved) and battery drains out like hell. I fully charged the phone this morning at 5 am. Went to sleep and when i woke up 6 hours later battery was at 58% (without even using it). There were no extra applications running in the background than i usually had on the 2.3.6 Ginger. I will try the leaked XXLPJ and see if things are getting better.

    1. Please… maybe Your phone is a crap ? In my case XXLPQ has no problem – fast and stable. Flashed no-wipe over KI4.

  153. To whomever it counts. XXLPQ is crap. It lags the phone in applications (i was browsing earlier and as i scrolled down it got stuck for a second then it moved) and battery drains out like hell. I fully charged the phone this morning at 5 am. Went to sleep and when i woke up 6 hours later battery was at 58% (without even using it). There were no extra applications running in the background than i usually had on the 2.3.6 Ginger. I will try the leaked XXLPJ and see if things are getting better.

    1. Please… maybe Your phone is a crap ? In my case XXLPQ has no problem – fast and stable. Flashed no-wipe over KI4.

  154. To whomever it counts. XXLPQ is crap. It lags the phone in applications (i was browsing earlier and as i scrolled down it got stuck for a second then it moved) and battery drains out like hell. I fully charged the phone this morning at 5 am. Went to sleep and when i woke up 6 hours later battery was at 58% (without even using it). There were no extra applications running in the background than i usually had on the 2.3.6 Ginger. I will try the leaked XXLPJ and see if things are getting better.

    1. Please… maybe Your phone is a crap ? In my case XXLPQ has no problem – fast and stable. Flashed no-wipe over KI4.

  155. Updated my SII smoothly with no problems. Thanks for the tutorial. Now, it’s time for testing the new OS 🙂

  156. Updated my SII smoothly with no problems. Thanks for the tutorial. Now, it’s time for testing the new OS 🙂

  157. Updated my SII smoothly with no problems. Thanks for the tutorial. Now, it’s time for testing the new OS 🙂

  158. @kapil – till you didnt inform the reason for  “processing fail” while registering to samsung disclaimer?

  159. My Galaxy S2 version is GT-I9100G. I tried updating my phone by going to Settings>Software update..and then updating it. After it updated, it asked me to install and then it rebooted. While rebooting it got stuck in the Galaxy SII logo screen. After this I tried plenty of times rebooting it and taking out the battery and again rebooting it. It is still getting stuck there? Please please tell me what should I do? I live in India and i bought this phone from India itself. Please help me. Thank you!

    1.  this is only for GT-i9100 n not GT-i9100G……

    2. Probably via Odin you can install back the firmware which was earlier in your I9100G i.e. XWKJ2. Below is the detailed guideline on how to do that.
      http://samsungmobileclub.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s2-i9100g-with-official-xwkj2-gingerbread-2-3-6-firmware/ 

      Hope this helps.

  160. @kapil – till you didnt inform the reason for  “processing fail” while registering to samsung disclaimer?

  161. @kapil – till you didnt inform the reason for  “processing fail” while registering to samsung disclaimer?

  162. My Galaxy S2 version is GT-I9100G. I tried updating my phone by going to Settings>Software update..and then updating it. After it updated, it asked me to install and then it rebooted. While rebooting it got stuck in the Galaxy SII logo screen. After this I tried plenty of times rebooting it and taking out the battery and again rebooting it. It is still getting stuck there? Please please tell me what should I do? I live in India and i bought this phone from India itself. Please help me. Thank you!

    1.  this is only for GT-i9100 n not GT-i9100G……

    2. Probably via Odin you can install back the firmware which was earlier in your I9100G i.e. XWKJ2. Below is the detailed guideline on how to do that.
      http://samsungmobileclub.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s2-i9100g-with-official-xwkj2-gingerbread-2-3-6-firmware/ 

      Hope this helps.

  163. My Galaxy S2 version is GT-I9100G. I tried updating my phone by going to Settings>Software update..and then updating it. After it updated, it asked me to install and then it rebooted. While rebooting it got stuck in the Galaxy SII logo screen. After this I tried plenty of times rebooting it and taking out the battery and again rebooting it. It is still getting stuck there? Please please tell me what should I do? I live in India and i bought this phone from India itself. Please help me. Thank you!

    1.  this is only for GT-i9100 n not GT-i9100G……

    2. Probably via Odin you can install back the firmware which was earlier in your I9100G i.e. XWKJ2. Below is the detailed guideline on how to do that.
      http://samsungmobileclub.com/how-to-update-samsung-galaxy-s2-i9100g-with-official-xwkj2-gingerbread-2-3-6-firmware/ 

      Hope this helps.

  164. The update installed fine – thank you. However, now when I send an SMS the recipient receives it twice – please advise.

  165. The update installed fine – thank you. However, now when I send an SMS the recipient receives it twice – please advise.

  166. The update installed fine – thank you. However, now when I send an SMS the recipient receives it twice – please advise.

  167. the battery also drains twice as fast.
    I have found the following version of the android ice cream – I9100XWLP3 and am wondering – is this a newer one?

    1. Yep, XWLP3 is a newer one. Do try that.

  168. the battery also drains twice as fast.
    I have found the following version of the android ice cream – I9100XWLP3 and am wondering – is this a newer one?

    1. Yep, XWLP3 is a newer one. Do try that.

  169. the battery also drains twice as fast.
    I have found the following version of the android ice cream – I9100XWLP3 and am wondering – is this a newer one?

    1. Yep, XWLP3 is a newer one. Do try that.

  170. I feel that the battery is being drained faster also..its heating up. is this normal???

  171. I feel that the battery is being drained faster also..its heating up. is this normal???

  172. I feel that the battery is being drained faster also..its heating up. is this normal???

  173. Can it be used to upgrade 9100T?  How 9100T is different from International?

    1. It might work but I’m not sure… you are on your own. Better search it whether i9100 roms work in i9100T or not. I think roms of Galaxy S i9000 worked on i9000T.

    2. I find i9100 and i9100T is exactly the same except the modem, which is what the Vodaphone and Telstra (the T could be Telstra) uses. now where do I get a firmware for this modem? Any ideas?

  174. Can it be used to upgrade 9100T?  How 9100T is different from International?

    1. It might work but I’m not sure… you are on your own. Better search it whether i9100 roms work in i9100T or not. I think roms of Galaxy S i9000 worked on i9000T.

      1. I find i9100 and i9100T is exactly the same except the modem, which is what the Vodaphone and Telstra (the T could be Telstra) uses. now where do I get a firmware for this modem? Any ideas?

  175. Can it be used to upgrade 9100T?  How 9100T is different from International?

    1. It might work but I’m not sure… you are on your own. Better search it whether i9100 roms work in i9100T or not. I think roms of Galaxy S i9000 worked on i9000T.

      1. I find i9100 and i9100T is exactly the same except the modem, which is what the Vodaphone and Telstra (the T could be Telstra) uses. now where do I get a firmware for this modem? Any ideas?

  176. hi guys thanks for the post, but i have a problem after installing XXLPQ, my camera doesnot show reviews when i take pics. pls help me 

    1. Enable that in settings, it should be there.

    2.  Hi Kapil,

      i have checked like a million times, i cant find the review option on the camera settings but i had it before i upgraded ( all what i have under settings is : Edit shortcuts, self portrait, flash, shooting mode, sceen mode, exposure value, focus mode, timer, effects, resolution, white balance, ISO, metering, outdoor visibility, anti- shake, auto contrast, blink ditection, guidelines, image quality, GPS tag, storage and reset ).
      Is there a possibility to downgrade?

    3. Downgrade it easy. Install the XXKH3 firmware. Search here for download links and guide.

  177. hi guys thanks for the post, but i have a problem after installing XXLPQ, my camera doesnot show reviews when i take pics. pls help me 

    1. Enable that in settings, it should be there.

      1.  Hi Kapil,

        i have checked like a million times, i cant find the review option on the camera settings but i had it before i upgraded ( all what i have under settings is : Edit shortcuts, self portrait, flash, shooting mode, sceen mode, exposure value, focus mode, timer, effects, resolution, white balance, ISO, metering, outdoor visibility, anti- shake, auto contrast, blink ditection, guidelines, image quality, GPS tag, storage and reset ).
        Is there a possibility to downgrade?

        1. Downgrade it easy. Install the XXKH3 firmware. Search here for download links and guide.

  178. hi guys thanks for the post, but i have a problem after installing XXLPQ, my camera doesnot show reviews when i take pics. pls help me 

    1. Enable that in settings, it should be there.

      1.  Hi Kapil,

        i have checked like a million times, i cant find the review option on the camera settings but i had it before i upgraded ( all what i have under settings is : Edit shortcuts, self portrait, flash, shooting mode, sceen mode, exposure value, focus mode, timer, effects, resolution, white balance, ISO, metering, outdoor visibility, anti- shake, auto contrast, blink ditection, guidelines, image quality, GPS tag, storage and reset ).
        Is there a possibility to downgrade?

        1. Downgrade it easy. Install the XXKH3 firmware. Search here for download links and guide.

  179. Thx for all your hard work Kapil. One final question, should Kies pick up any future official updates (it hasnt found anything in the few months ive owned the phone!). Or if I need to do manuall,is there a site which shows when XXLPQ is updated? Cheers.

    1. Well, we keep posting about latest and greatest firmwares from Samsung as and when they become available/launched. So, follow us via an email subscription or on Facebook, or Google Plus, to keep yourself abreast of all firmwares that get released.

  180. Thx for all your hard work Kapil. One final question, should Kies pick up any future official updates (it hasnt found anything in the few months ive owned the phone!). Or if I need to do manuall,is there a site which shows when XXLPQ is updated? Cheers.

    1. Well, we keep posting about latest and greatest firmwares from Samsung as and when they become available/launched. So, follow us via an email subscription or on Facebook, or Google Plus, to keep yourself abreast of all firmwares that get released.

  181. Thx for all your hard work Kapil. One final question, should Kies pick up any future official updates (it hasnt found anything in the few months ive owned the phone!). Or if I need to do manuall,is there a site which shows when XXLPQ is updated? Cheers.

    1. Well, we keep posting about latest and greatest firmwares from Samsung as and when they become available/launched. So, follow us via an email subscription or on Facebook, or Google Plus, to keep yourself abreast of all firmwares that get released.

  182. Do you need to factory reset?

    1. If it doesn’t boot up in 15 mins, then go to recovery mode and then do ‘Factory Reset’.

    2. Hi thanks dude!!! It says it’s installing applications now, everything seems to work fine 🙂 thank you so much!!!

  183. Oh ya and will this work on all i9100 SII? I got mine in South Africa

    1. Yes, it would work on i9100.

  184. Hey, kapil I got my Galaxy Skyrocket from U.S.It is unlocked. Can i update it to Ice cream sandwich?? Please tell me 

    1. The above is not for Skyrocket. So, don’t try the above. Search our site for Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich post.

  185. Do you need to factory reset?

    1. If it doesn’t boot up in 15 mins, then go to recovery mode and then do ‘Factory Reset’.

      1. Hi thanks dude!!! It says it’s installing applications now, everything seems to work fine 🙂 thank you so much!!!

  186. Do you need to factory reset?

    1. If it doesn’t boot up in 15 mins, then go to recovery mode and then do ‘Factory Reset’.

      1. Hi thanks dude!!! It says it’s installing applications now, everything seems to work fine 🙂 thank you so much!!!

  187. Oh ya and will this work on all i9100 SII? I got mine in South Africa

    1. Yes, it would work on i9100.

  188. Oh ya and will this work on all i9100 SII? I got mine in South Africa

    1. Yes, it would work on i9100.

  189. Hey, kapil I got my Galaxy Skyrocket from U.S.It is unlocked. Can i update it to Ice cream sandwich?? Please tell me 

    1. The above is not for Skyrocket. So, don’t try the above. Search our site for Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich post.

  190. Hey, kapil I got my Galaxy Skyrocket from U.S.It is unlocked. Can i update it to Ice cream sandwich?? Please tell me 

    1. The above is not for Skyrocket. So, don’t try the above. Search our site for Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich post.

  191. In odin, it said pass. But my phone stuck at the S logo. But the thing is, after i switch it off, it will automatically reboot back which i have no time to wait 5-6 sec and go into recovery mode to clear the cache. I already tried removed the battery but same thing still occurs. Please help me.

    1. Give it at least 15 mins to boot up.

  192. In odin, it said pass. But my phone stuck at the S logo. But the thing is, after i switch it off, it will automatically reboot back which i have no time to wait 5-6 sec and go into recovery mode to clear the cache. I already tried removed the battery but same thing still occurs. Please help me.

    1. Give it at least 15 mins to boot up.

  193. In odin, it said pass. But my phone stuck at the S logo. But the thing is, after i switch it off, it will automatically reboot back which i have no time to wait 5-6 sec and go into recovery mode to clear the cache. I already tried removed the battery but same thing still occurs. Please help me.

    1. Give it at least 15 mins to boot up.

  194.  i cant edit, copy or paste a words…

  195. me too…
    the select all, cut, copy, etc. cannot be use

  196. new model galaxy s2 i9100G SUCKS!!

  197. ouh oh… sorry. I think I’ve figured it out.
    I can copy and paste again.
    theres no problem at all. its perfect

  198.  i cant edit, copy or paste a words…

  199.  i cant edit, copy or paste a words…

  200. me too…
    the select all, cut, copy, etc. cannot be use

  201. me too…
    the select all, cut, copy, etc. cannot be use

  202. new model galaxy s2 i9100G SUCKS!!

  203. new model galaxy s2 i9100G SUCKS!!

  204. ouh oh… sorry. I think I’ve figured it out.
    I can copy and paste again.
    theres no problem at all. its perfect

  205. ouh oh… sorry. I think I’ve figured it out.
    I can copy and paste again.
    theres no problem at all. its perfect

  206. keeps telling me to set up update software cant get it off?? anyone know how to 

  207. keeps telling me to set up update software cant get it off?? anyone know how to 

  208. keeps telling me to set up update software cant get it off?? anyone know how to 

  209. after update my s2s imei number is changed nnow what can i do plz help me my id is [email protected]

    1. Search here and flash xxkh3 firmware on your S2.

    2.  dear kapil thanks 4 reply but on that am getting that message  This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader. now plz tell me what can i do????

    3.  thanks 4 that but 4 open this file password is req.  i will try this pass.samfirmware.com but its not working

    4. Hey…try the link from above only… it is working now.

    5.  yes dear its working and already i will download but to extract this file password is req.

    6. Forget everything.. try this link – http://hotfile.com/dl/149514867/aea2f22/I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_XEO.zip.htmlShould not even require a password. but if it requires, try
      samfirmware.com.

    7.  ok but this is not a xxkh3 firmware this firmware this is a xxxlpq itis ok or not??

    8. Ah, will get you proper working link xxkh3 later.. in 4-5 hours… will have to upload maybe.

    9.  kapil plz help me

    10. Sending you link in 30 mins.

    11. Hey, you can download XXKH3 from here — http://www.wuala.com/kubano/APPS/Root/I9100XXKH3.rar?lang=en — and follow the guide here: nerdschalk.com/how-to-install-xxkh3-on-samsung-galaxy-s-2-ii-i9100/I think that’s all you need. Let me know in case you need any help on this.

      Alternate link — http://www.4shared.com/rar/AA55779S/I9100XXKH3.html

    12.  am update my mobile with this version but my imei is not changed

    13. It shouldn’t change, why would it change?

    14.  i don’t know how

  210. after update my s2s imei number is changed nnow what can i do plz help me my id is [email protected]

    1. Search here and flash xxkh3 firmware on your S2.

      1.  dear kapil thanks 4 reply but on that am getting that message  This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader. now plz tell me what can i do????

          1.  thanks 4 that but 4 open this file password is req.  i will try this pass.samfirmware.com but its not working

          2. Hey…try the link from above only… it is working now.

          3.  yes dear its working and already i will download but to extract this file password is req.

          4. Forget everything.. try this link – http://hotfile.com/dl/149514867/aea2f22/I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_XEO.zip.htmlShould not even require a password. but if it requires, try
            samfirmware.com.

          5.  ok but this is not a xxkh3 firmware this firmware this is a xxxlpq itis ok or not??

          6.  plz reply

          7. Ah, will get you proper working link xxkh3 later.. in 4-5 hours… will have to upload maybe.

          8.  kapil plz help me

          9. Sending you link in 30 mins.

          10.  am update my mobile with this version but my imei is not changed

          11. It shouldn’t change, why would it change?

          12.  i don’t know how

          13. Hey, you can download XXKH3 from here — http://www.wuala.com/kubano/APPS/Root/I9100XXKH3.rar?lang=en — and follow the guide here: nerdschalk.com/how-to-install-xxkh3-on-samsung-galaxy-s-2-ii-i9100/I think that’s all you need. Let me know in case you need any help on this.

            Alternate link — http://www.4shared.com/rar/AA55779S/I9100XXKH3.html

  211. after update my s2s imei number is changed nnow what can i do plz help me my id is [email protected]

    1. Search here and flash xxkh3 firmware on your S2.

      1.  dear kapil thanks 4 reply but on that am getting that message  This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader. now plz tell me what can i do????

          1.  thanks 4 that but 4 open this file password is req.  i will try this pass.samfirmware.com but its not working

          2. Hey…try the link from above only… it is working now.

          3.  yes dear its working and already i will download but to extract this file password is req.

          4. Forget everything.. try this link – http://hotfile.com/dl/149514867/aea2f22/I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_XEO.zip.htmlShould not even require a password. but if it requires, try
            samfirmware.com.

          5.  ok but this is not a xxkh3 firmware this firmware this is a xxxlpq itis ok or not??

          6.  plz reply

          7. Ah, will get you proper working link xxkh3 later.. in 4-5 hours… will have to upload maybe.

          8.  kapil plz help me

          9. Sending you link in 30 mins.

          10.  am update my mobile with this version but my imei is not changed

          11. It shouldn’t change, why would it change?

          12.  i don’t know how

          13. Hey, you can download XXKH3 from here — http://www.wuala.com/kubano/APPS/Root/I9100XXKH3.rar?lang=en — and follow the guide here: nerdschalk.com/how-to-install-xxkh3-on-samsung-galaxy-s-2-ii-i9100/I think that’s all you need. Let me know in case you need any help on this.

            Alternate link — http://www.4shared.com/rar/AA55779S/I9100XXKH3.html

  212. Brilliant!  I thought I was stuck on the S logo but when I did the recovery mode start it just told me me it was updating (x/107 apps or similar message) which it did and all is good. thanks heaps.

  213. auto rotation cannot use!!!

  214. OMG auto rotation not working .. someone help me pls.

  215. Brilliant!  I thought I was stuck on the S logo but when I did the recovery mode start it just told me me it was updating (x/107 apps or similar message) which it did and all is good. thanks heaps.

  216. Brilliant!  I thought I was stuck on the S logo but when I did the recovery mode start it just told me me it was updating (x/107 apps or similar message) which it did and all is good. thanks heaps.

  217. auto rotation cannot use!!!

  218. auto rotation cannot use!!!

  219. OMG auto rotation not working .. someone help me pls.

  220. OMG auto rotation not working .. someone help me pls.

  221. Thanks, that was sweet and simple! Perfect!

  222. Thanks, that was sweet and simple! Perfect!

  223. Thanks, that was sweet and simple! Perfect!

  224. It looks like after flashing my phone is no longer rooted. Can that be? What am I missing? (probably a lot…)

  225. It looks like after flashing my phone is no longer rooted. Can that be? What am I missing? (probably a lot…)

  226. It looks like after flashing my phone is no longer rooted. Can that be? What am I missing? (probably a lot…)

  227. It keeps failing, and now my phone won’t power up in download or reg mode!! All it shows is a cell phone icon, a triangle with an exclamation symbol in it, and a pc icon?? please help

    1. You are trying it on i9100 Galaxy S2, right?

    2. yes, i9100g galaxys2 

    3. I’m so upset right now…I don’t know what I did wrong but my phone will not get past those icons

    4. I don’t think it works on i9100G… you got to flash a firmware for i9100G now to recover your phone.

    5. I’m not as smart as you with that stuff, obviously, do you have a link or maybe a brief 1-2-3 on how I can get started doing that?

    6. Sorry, this is still, Amira, it’s just using my business name on my email now, for some reason.

    7. You can install this firmware, called XXLB1, on your i9100G.
      Link — http://www.hotfile.com/dl/149703615/0c9c3af/I9100GXXLB1_I9100GATOKL1_ATO.zip.html
      Installation is very similar, so just download the firmware and give it a try. Let me know if help needed.

    8.  Kapil I need help man. The same problem and display as this guy but the added problem is that now it does not get detected by Odin….

    9. Have you flashed XXLPQ?

  228. dose xxlpq have arabic language ? 

  229. It keeps failing, and now my phone won’t power up in download or reg mode!! All it shows is a cell phone icon, a triangle with an exclamation symbol in it, and a pc icon?? please help

    1. You are trying it on i9100 Galaxy S2, right?

      1. yes, i9100g galaxys2 

        1. DanielPayne Property

          I’m so upset right now…I don’t know what I did wrong but my phone will not get past those icons

        2. I don’t think it works on i9100G… you got to flash a firmware for i9100G now to recover your phone.

          1. DanielPayne Property

            I’m not as smart as you with that stuff, obviously, do you have a link or maybe a brief 1-2-3 on how I can get started doing that?

          2. DanielPayne Property

            Sorry, this is still, Amira, it’s just using my business name on my email now, for some reason.

          3.  Kapil I need help man. The same problem and display as this guy but the added problem is that now it does not get detected by Odin….

          4. Have you flashed XXLPQ?

          5. You can install this firmware, called XXLB1, on your i9100G.
            Link — http://www.hotfile.com/dl/149703615/0c9c3af/I9100GXXLB1_I9100GATOKL1_ATO.zip.html
            Installation is very similar, so just download the firmware and give it a try. Let me know if help needed.

  230. It keeps failing, and now my phone won’t power up in download or reg mode!! All it shows is a cell phone icon, a triangle with an exclamation symbol in it, and a pc icon?? please help

    1. You are trying it on i9100 Galaxy S2, right?

      1. yes, i9100g galaxys2 

        1. DanielPayne Property

          I’m so upset right now…I don’t know what I did wrong but my phone will not get past those icons

        2. I don’t think it works on i9100G… you got to flash a firmware for i9100G now to recover your phone.

          1. DanielPayne Property

            I’m not as smart as you with that stuff, obviously, do you have a link or maybe a brief 1-2-3 on how I can get started doing that?

          2. DanielPayne Property

            Sorry, this is still, Amira, it’s just using my business name on my email now, for some reason.

          3.  Kapil I need help man. The same problem and display as this guy but the added problem is that now it does not get detected by Odin….

          4. Have you flashed XXLPQ?

          5. You can install this firmware, called XXLB1, on your i9100G.
            Link — http://www.hotfile.com/dl/149703615/0c9c3af/I9100GXXLB1_I9100GATOKL1_ATO.zip.html
            Installation is very similar, so just download the firmware and give it a try. Let me know if help needed.

  231. dose xxlpq have arabic language ? 

  232. dose xxlpq have arabic language ? 

  233. Thanks a lot for the upload, just follow your clear steps and tell u what, IT JUST WORKS PERFECTLY 😀 thumbs up guys….. The only point to make is that, when rebooting it takes a while in fact few minutes move ahead from that S logo and every body I think should wait there for a while prior to attempting a reboot in recovery mood……….

  234. Samitha Jayasundara

    Thanks a lot for the upload, just follow your clear steps and tell u what, IT JUST WORKS PERFECTLY 😀 thumbs up guys….. The only point to make is that, when rebooting it takes a while in fact few minutes move ahead from that S logo and every body I think should wait there for a while prior to attempting a reboot in recovery mood……….

  235. Samitha Jayasundara

    Thanks a lot for the upload, just follow your clear steps and tell u what, IT JUST WORKS PERFECTLY 😀 thumbs up guys….. The only point to make is that, when rebooting it takes a while in fact few minutes move ahead from that S logo and every body I think should wait there for a while prior to attempting a reboot in recovery mood……….

  236. The upgrade worked 1st time.
    Only one problem though, since the upgrade I cannot download from the Play Store anymore…
    It hangs at downloading…
    Restarted the phone, upgraded to the newest version of Play Store, cleared data and cache…
    Still not working

    1. i also found that i can’t use the internet using 3G data pakage. 

    2. Fill the APN settings under mobile and networks settings to get data 2G/3G) working.

    3. Problem solved…
      Was APN settings after all…

  237. The upgrade worked 1st time.
    Only one problem though, since the upgrade I cannot download from the Play Store anymore…
    It hangs at downloading…
    Restarted the phone, upgraded to the newest version of Play Store, cleared data and cache…
    Still not working

    1. i also found that i can’t use the internet using 3G data pakage. 

      1. Fill the APN settings under mobile and networks settings to get data 2G/3G) working.

    2. Problem solved…
      Was APN settings after all…

  238. The upgrade worked 1st time.
    Only one problem though, since the upgrade I cannot download from the Play Store anymore…
    It hangs at downloading…
    Restarted the phone, upgraded to the newest version of Play Store, cleared data and cache…
    Still not working

    1. i also found that i can’t use the internet using 3G data pakage. 

      1. Fill the APN settings under mobile and networks settings to get data 2G/3G) working.

    2. Problem solved…
      Was APN settings after all…

  239. screenshot?

  240. screenshot?

  241. after upgrade, i cant useing music player HELP!!!!!!!!

  242. after upgrade, i cant useing music player HELP!!!!!!!!

  243. after upgrade, i cant useing music player HELP!!!!!!!!

  244. should i root the phone to do these steps???rooting is neccesary or not????

  245. i cant download apps from google play after upgrading.
    i also did the apn settings. still error 941. please help.

  246. should i root the phone to do these steps???rooting is neccesary or not????

  247. should i root the phone to do these steps???rooting is neccesary or not????

  248. i cant download apps from google play after upgrading.
    i also did the apn settings. still error 941. please help.

  249. i cant download apps from google play after upgrading.
    i also did the apn settings. still error 941. please help.

  250. It works but I found some bugs:
    1)With wifi….everytime it disconnects and connects
    2)With the reproductor of music….sometimes it play a song with distorsion and very slow
    3)Sometimes it take a few time to reappear the menu again when you finished other aplication
    The only way to resolve this is reboot the phone, because i tried the two wipe and doesn’t work….anyone have the same issues or just me??

    1. i also had this issue, but not with this version, it was with the beta version.. try to install this version.. and check in settings about phone that do u have xxlpq or not.. 

    2. No men i use the right link and installed the I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar so i´ve had the same issues

    3. re you still facing those problems you mentioned above? I would recommend you to do Factory Reset from Recovery, and also Fix Permissions, under the Advanced option of recovery.

    4. I have upgraded and everything is working great, except I am having a problem with browsing from wireless accesspoints. It connects to the access point and shows that I am getting a signal. but if a launch firefox or anyother browser and don’t get connected… Would the factory Reset IN CWM correct this??

  251. It works but I found some bugs:
    1)With wifi….everytime it disconnects and connects
    2)With the reproductor of music….sometimes it play a song with distorsion and very slow
    3)Sometimes it take a few time to reappear the menu again when you finished other aplication
    The only way to resolve this is reboot the phone, because i tried the two wipe and doesn’t work….anyone have the same issues or just me??

    1. i also had this issue, but not with this version, it was with the beta version.. try to install this version.. and check in settings about phone that do u have xxlpq or not.. 

    2. i also had this issue, but not with this version, it was with the beta version.. try to install this version.. and check in settings about phone that do u have xxlpq or not.. 

    3. i also had this issue, but not with this version, it was with the beta version.. try to install this version.. and check in settings about phone that do u have xxlpq or not.. 

      1. No men i use the right link and installed the I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar so i´ve had the same issues

        1. re you still facing those problems you mentioned above? I would recommend you to do Factory Reset from Recovery, and also Fix Permissions, under the Advanced option of recovery.

          1. I have upgraded and everything is working great, except I am having a problem with browsing from wireless accesspoints. It connects to the access point and shows that I am getting a signal. but if a launch firefox or anyother browser and don’t get connected… Would the factory Reset IN CWM correct this??

  252. It works but I found some bugs:
    1)With wifi….everytime it disconnects and connects
    2)With the reproductor of music….sometimes it play a song with distorsion and very slow
    3)Sometimes it take a few time to reappear the menu again when you finished other aplication
    The only way to resolve this is reboot the phone, because i tried the two wipe and doesn’t work….anyone have the same issues or just me??

    1. i also had this issue, but not with this version, it was with the beta version.. try to install this version.. and check in settings about phone that do u have xxlpq or not.. 

      1. No men i use the right link and installed the I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar so i´ve had the same issues

        1. re you still facing those problems you mentioned above? I would recommend you to do Factory Reset from Recovery, and also Fix Permissions, under the Advanced option of recovery.

          1. I have upgraded and everything is working great, except I am having a problem with browsing from wireless accesspoints. It connects to the access point and shows that I am getting a signal. but if a launch firefox or anyother browser and don’t get connected… Would the factory Reset IN CWM correct this??

  253. Successfully updated from 2.3.6 to ICS 4.0.3 on my Galaxy S2, I didn’t uninstall Samsung Kies software from my system. Everything went fine, Thank you very much for this guide..

  254. Successfully updated from 2.3.6 to ICS 4.0.3 on my Galaxy S2, I didn’t uninstall Samsung Kies software from my system. Everything went fine, Thank you very much for this guide..

  255. Successfully updated from 2.3.6 to ICS 4.0.3 on my Galaxy S2, I didn’t uninstall Samsung Kies software from my system. Everything went fine, Thank you very much for this guide..

  256. This has so many bugs. My contacts don’t work as smooth as before. I cant add new contacts. I cant edit contacts. Contacts crashes everytime. I get absurd notifications for example your battery voltage is too high when my phone is not even being charged. This firmware needs update, and fast.

    1. Do Factory Reset from recovery mode, that should fix this. Or, simply ‘clear data’ of contacts app under settings – app.

    2. along with clearing data from contacts app, you have to clear data from ‘Contacts storage’ as well.

    3. Aha, thanks for the info.

  257. This has so many bugs. My contacts don’t work as smooth as before. I cant add new contacts. I cant edit contacts. Contacts crashes everytime. I get absurd notifications for example your battery voltage is too high when my phone is not even being charged. This firmware needs update, and fast.

    1. Do Factory Reset from recovery mode, that should fix this. Or, simply ‘clear data’ of contacts app under settings – app.

      1. along with clearing data from contacts app, you have to clear data from ‘Contacts storage’ as well.

        1. Aha, thanks for the info.

  258. This has so many bugs. My contacts don’t work as smooth as before. I cant add new contacts. I cant edit contacts. Contacts crashes everytime. I get absurd notifications for example your battery voltage is too high when my phone is not even being charged. This firmware needs update, and fast.

    1. Do Factory Reset from recovery mode, that should fix this. Or, simply ‘clear data’ of contacts app under settings – app.

      1. along with clearing data from contacts app, you have to clear data from ‘Contacts storage’ as well.

        1. Aha, thanks for the info.

  259. i was install according to your instruction.
    but battery life is very first to drain and also ph Display also so hot.

    so how can i continue for that ..
    any idea ? for installation of LPQ 

  260. i was install according to your instruction.
    but battery life is very first to drain and also ph Display also so hot.

    so how can i continue for that ..
    any idea ? for installation of LPQ 

  261. i was install according to your instruction.
    but battery life is very first to drain and also ph Display also so hot.

    so how can i continue for that ..
    any idea ? for installation of LPQ 

  262. I followed the instructions to the letter, and seem to have bricked my phone. It endlessly loops on the first Galaxy sII screen. Holding volume down, home + power works, but the device is no longer seen by the PC, so cannot repeat process from scratch. Holding volume up, home + power doesn’t work, so can’t do factory reset. Power button does not work to turn phone off, have to pull battery to get out of cycle. Looks like an expensive repair job for me… :-(?

    1. Are you still stuck? Let me know if yes, i’ll try to help you out. And you sure your device is international Galaxy S2, model number i9100?

    2. at first had the same issue as howardthewebb but it is working now. thanks.

    3. You mean all of this:

      1. Can’t go to recovery mode.
      2. Can go to download mode.
      3. PC is not recognizing anymore.

      Right?

    4.  Kapil you are a freakin genius, thank you so much. I was stuck in the samsung screen with the yellow triangle followed your instructions to the letter et voila anew samsung. Cheers mate.

  263. I followed the instructions to the letter, and seem to have bricked my phone. It endlessly loops on the first Galaxy sII screen. Holding volume down, home + power works, but the device is no longer seen by the PC, so cannot repeat process from scratch. Holding volume up, home + power doesn’t work, so can’t do factory reset. Power button does not work to turn phone off, have to pull battery to get out of cycle. Looks like an expensive repair job for me… :-(?

    1. Are you still stuck? Let me know if yes, i’ll try to help you out. And you sure your device is international Galaxy S2, model number i9100?

      1. at first had the same issue as howardthewebb but it is working now. thanks.

        1. You mean all of this:

          1. Can’t go to recovery mode.
          2. Can go to download mode.
          3. PC is not recognizing anymore.

          Right?

          1.  Kapil you are a freakin genius, thank you so much. I was stuck in the samsung screen with the yellow triangle followed your instructions to the letter et voila anew samsung. Cheers mate.

  264. I followed the instructions to the letter, and seem to have bricked my phone. It endlessly loops on the first Galaxy sII screen. Holding volume down, home + power works, but the device is no longer seen by the PC, so cannot repeat process from scratch. Holding volume up, home + power doesn’t work, so can’t do factory reset. Power button does not work to turn phone off, have to pull battery to get out of cycle. Looks like an expensive repair job for me… :-(?

    1. Are you still stuck? Let me know if yes, i’ll try to help you out. And you sure your device is international Galaxy S2, model number i9100?

      1. at first had the same issue as howardthewebb but it is working now. thanks.

        1. You mean all of this:

          1. Can’t go to recovery mode.
          2. Can go to download mode.
          3. PC is not recognizing anymore.

          Right?

          1.  Kapil you are a freakin genius, thank you so much. I was stuck in the samsung screen with the yellow triangle followed your instructions to the letter et voila anew samsung. Cheers mate.

  265. Umm… is anyone experiencing gpu problems? 

    I cant set any camera pic as my wallpaper. Gallery hangs after the re-sizing screen
    Also, some live wallpapers are blotchy and pixelated… is that normal??

    1. Okay…restored to factory settings thru recovery…

      camera thing solved, but live wallpapers are still pixelated…as if they’re set to a lower resolution… what do i do??

    2. BTW… thank you so much for this… highly appreciated… you must have worked exceptionally hard on this and not to recognize that would be foolish… so bravo… hats of to you…

  266. Umm… is anyone experiencing gpu problems? 

    I cant set any camera pic as my wallpaper. Gallery hangs after the re-sizing screen
    Also, some live wallpapers are blotchy and pixelated… is that normal??

    1. Okay…restored to factory settings thru recovery…

      camera thing solved, but live wallpapers are still pixelated…as if they’re set to a lower resolution… what do i do??

    2. BTW… thank you so much for this… highly appreciated… you must have worked exceptionally hard on this and not to recognize that would be foolish… so bravo… hats of to you…

  267. Umm… is anyone experiencing gpu problems? 

    I cant set any camera pic as my wallpaper. Gallery hangs after the re-sizing screen
    Also, some live wallpapers are blotchy and pixelated… is that normal??

    1. Okay…restored to factory settings thru recovery…

      camera thing solved, but live wallpapers are still pixelated…as if they’re set to a lower resolution… what do i do??

    2. BTW… thank you so much for this… highly appreciated… you must have worked exceptionally hard on this and not to recognize that would be foolish… so bravo… hats of to you…

  268. using this update in India…. flawless update….everythin workin fine..battery backup has increased….as specified that this update is for Baltic, Poland, Hungary and other Nordic countries only hope there is no problem if im using it in india ..plz comment

    1. It’s okay… you won’t have any problem using it in India. I’m using this on my S2, too.

    2. whether we hav do these steps after installing ice cream sandwich OS on phone

    3. Do the steps above to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone.

    4. after 11th step whether we have to do those steps 

    5. If it boots up fine, then no need to do those steps.

    6. if it gets rebooted then it will automatically go to home screen ya

    7. As said in step 11, if it boots up fine, then okay, you are good. Don’t do step 11.1 to 11.4. and simply proceed to step 12. That’s it. 🙂

  269. using this update in India…. flawless update….everythin workin fine..battery backup has increased….as specified that this update is for Baltic, Poland, Hungary and other Nordic countries only hope there is no problem if im using it in india ..plz comment

    1. It’s okay… you won’t have any problem using it in India. I’m using this on my S2, too.

      1. Javidmansoor2009

        whether we hav do these steps after installing ice cream sandwich OS on phone

        1. Do the steps above to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone.

          1. Javidmansoor2009

            after 11th step whether we have to do those steps 

          2. If it boots up fine, then no need to do those steps.

          3. Javidmansoor2009

            if it gets rebooted then it will automatically go to home screen ya

          4. As said in step 11, if it boots up fine, then okay, you are good. Don’t do step 11.1 to 11.4. and simply proceed to step 12. That’s it. 🙂

  270. using this update in India…. flawless update….everythin workin fine..battery backup has increased….as specified that this update is for Baltic, Poland, Hungary and other Nordic countries only hope there is no problem if im using it in india ..plz comment

    1. It’s okay… you won’t have any problem using it in India. I’m using this on my S2, too.

      1. Javidmansoor2009

        whether we hav do these steps after installing ice cream sandwich OS on phone

        1. Do the steps above to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone.

          1. Javidmansoor2009

            after 11th step whether we have to do those steps 

          2. If it boots up fine, then no need to do those steps.

          3. Javidmansoor2009

            if it gets rebooted then it will automatically go to home screen ya

          4. As said in step 11, if it boots up fine, then okay, you are good. Don’t do step 11.1 to 11.4. and simply proceed to step 12. That’s it. 🙂

  271. Pls help, I updated to 4.0m and was working fine for day and suddenly started going off and on and right now cant use the phone. how to I revise back to gingerbread 2.3.6? Ples help

  272. hey guys,
    i was trying to update s2 firmware. the phone got stuck in bootloader.i had not synced the phone with kies on desktop so couldn’t resume the update.hence i decided to flash ICS files from above.the odin is repeatedly failing to flash the file. also now my phone is stuck with phone to cell link, with yellow alert mark!!! i can get in neither download nor system recovery mode!please help!

    1. I think the firmware download for corrupted… redownload it and make sure it doesn’t get corrupted, or broken. Try again, then.

  273. Worked well on my GS2 without a hitch.. this process was a whole lot more successful than that joke of a program KIES

  274. Pls help, I updated to 4.0m and was working fine for day and suddenly started going off and on and right now cant use the phone. how to I revise back to gingerbread 2.3.6? Ples help

  275. Pls help, I updated to 4.0m and was working fine for day and suddenly started going off and on and right now cant use the phone. how to I revise back to gingerbread 2.3.6? Ples help

  276. hey guys,
    i was trying to update s2 firmware. the phone got stuck in bootloader.i had not synced the phone with kies on desktop so couldn’t resume the update.hence i decided to flash ICS files from above.the odin is repeatedly failing to flash the file. also now my phone is stuck with phone to cell link, with yellow alert mark!!! i can get in neither download nor system recovery mode!please help!

    1. I think the firmware download for corrupted… redownload it and make sure it doesn’t get corrupted, or broken. Try again, then.

  277. hey guys,
    i was trying to update s2 firmware. the phone got stuck in bootloader.i had not synced the phone with kies on desktop so couldn’t resume the update.hence i decided to flash ICS files from above.the odin is repeatedly failing to flash the file. also now my phone is stuck with phone to cell link, with yellow alert mark!!! i can get in neither download nor system recovery mode!please help!

    1. I think the firmware download for corrupted… redownload it and make sure it doesn’t get corrupted, or broken. Try again, then.

  278. Worked well on my GS2 without a hitch.. this process was a whole lot more successful than that joke of a program KIES

  279. Worked well on my GS2 without a hitch.. this process was a whole lot more successful than that joke of a program KIES

  280. Hi…. am not getting 3G on my phone.. if it does come its for less than a Second. Please advise on what i can do to get it. thanks.

  281. wifi tethering not wroking….showing error…but wifi is wworking flawlessly,,,help pls

  282. Hi…. am not getting 3G on my phone.. if it does come its for less than a Second. Please advise on what i can do to get it. thanks.

  283. Hi…. am not getting 3G on my phone.. if it does come its for less than a Second. Please advise on what i can do to get it. thanks.

  284. wifi tethering not wroking….showing error…but wifi is wworking flawlessly,,,help pls

  285. wifi tethering not wroking….showing error…but wifi is wworking flawlessly,,,help pls

  286. Hey dude. Thanks very much for all of this. I managed to flash my S2 to ICS. Everything works fine except for the Polaris Office. Now I can’t open any doc or xls file with it. Any idea why? Thanks once again.

  287. Hey dude. Thanks very much for all of this. I managed to flash my S2 to ICS. Everything works fine except for the Polaris Office. Now I can’t open any doc or xls file with it. Any idea why? Thanks once again.

  288. Hey dude. Thanks very much for all of this. I managed to flash my S2 to ICS. Everything works fine except for the Polaris Office. Now I can’t open any doc or xls file with it. Any idea why? Thanks once again.

  289. I have a problem, When do the processing. I do process 1 to 10 very carefully but didn’t get complete message. in odin message box i saw now aded and remove message. My phone is not turn on now. How i can turn on of my phone. Pls help ………

  290. Hi.. It’s Faruq again. Now i see in my phone screen in Yellow ! sign in middle with Mobile and computer logo…… Still my phone didn’t turn on….. Pls help…

    1. Hello Faruq, are you still stuck with your Galaxy S2? Let me know if you are I will help you out. It’s easy, btw, I think just flashing the firmware again might fix it. Just make sure you are trying this on right device, the Galaxy S2 model number i9100, and not i9100G.

      Also, simply doing the step 11 might also fix it. Do the step 11 first and if doesn’t fixes it, do all the steps above again, including download the firmware again in case the earlier download got corrupted.

  291. hi there

    i have galaxy s2 I900xxki4

    is it possible to update to ice creme sandwitch

    1. Yes, it’s easily possible. just follow the guide above and you’ll be on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in no time.

  292. I have a problem, When do the processing. I do process 1 to 10 very carefully but didn’t get complete message. in odin message box i saw now aded and remove message. My phone is not turn on now. How i can turn on of my phone. Pls help ………

  293. I have a problem, When do the processing. I do process 1 to 10 very carefully but didn’t get complete message. in odin message box i saw now aded and remove message. My phone is not turn on now. How i can turn on of my phone. Pls help ………

  294. Hi.. It’s Faruq again. Now i see in my phone screen in Yellow ! sign in middle with Mobile and computer logo…… Still my phone didn’t turn on….. Pls help…

    1. Hello Faruq, are you still stuck with your Galaxy S2? Let me know if you are I will help you out. It’s easy, btw, I think just flashing the firmware again might fix it. Just make sure you are trying this on right device, the Galaxy S2 model number i9100, and not i9100G.

      Also, simply doing the step 11 might also fix it. Do the step 11 first and if doesn’t fixes it, do all the steps above again, including download the firmware again in case the earlier download got corrupted.

  295. Hi.. It’s Faruq again. Now i see in my phone screen in Yellow ! sign in middle with Mobile and computer logo…… Still my phone didn’t turn on….. Pls help…

    1. Hello Faruq, are you still stuck with your Galaxy S2? Let me know if you are I will help you out. It’s easy, btw, I think just flashing the firmware again might fix it. Just make sure you are trying this on right device, the Galaxy S2 model number i9100, and not i9100G.

      Also, simply doing the step 11 might also fix it. Do the step 11 first and if doesn’t fixes it, do all the steps above again, including download the firmware again in case the earlier download got corrupted.

  296. I followed the instructions to the letter, and received the PASS message, however the phone stucks on SII galaxy Screen. Holding volume up, home + power doesn’t work, so can’t do factory reset, any other suggestion to bump out my cell phone?? Tks in advance

  297. hi there

    i have galaxy s2 I900xxki4

    is it possible to update to ice creme sandwitch

    1. Yes, it’s easily possible. just follow the guide above and you’ll be on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in no time.

  298. hi there

    i have galaxy s2 I900xxki4

    is it possible to update to ice creme sandwitch

    1. Yes, it’s easily possible. just follow the guide above and you’ll be on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in no time.

  299. I followed the instructions to the letter, and received the PASS message, however the phone stucks on SII galaxy Screen. Holding volume up, home + power doesn’t work, so can’t do factory reset, any other suggestion to bump out my cell phone?? Tks in advance

  300. I followed the instructions to the letter, and received the PASS message, however the phone stucks on SII galaxy Screen. Holding volume up, home + power doesn’t work, so can’t do factory reset, any other suggestion to bump out my cell phone?? Tks in advance

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