Steps to Install XXLPQ ICS 4.0.3 Update in Samsung Galaxy S2

Sanjana March 17, 2012 0

Samsung Galaxy S2 users can smile away as it has added yet another update to its ICS Android 4.0 line up. Usually European versions are found to be much stable than oth

er updates and an European ICS Android 4.0.3 version called as XXLPQ has rolled out for Galaxy S2.

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It is to be noted that you can apply this update to non-rooted phones and if you have already rooted your smartphone from before then, after applying this update the rooting access will get cancelled. This update is meant for European users as it is a European version of ICS firmware.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models of Samsung Galaxy S2 such as I9100G or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it. You can check the model number of your phone by dialing *#1234# in your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100

Pre-Requisites:

Back up all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download XXLPQ PackageDownload Odin3 v1.83

Steps to Update Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ Firmware in Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging” and make sure to tick the option of USB Debugging. Download XXLPQ Package from the Must Have section to your computer and extract it.

enable usb debugging

Step-2: Open Odin from the extracted files and power off your smartphone to enter into Download mode by pressing Volume Down key+ Center button and holding both, simultaneously press Power button. A green robot will be displayed indicating that the device has entered into Download mode successfully. If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Download Mode by the same process till you are finally there.

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Step-3: Once you enter into download mode connect your phone to the computer via USB Cable while keeping the ODIN opened. Now the drivers will get installed and ID: COM will turn yellow indicating that you can now proceed to the next step. If the device does not get connected then navigate to the path “Settings > Wireless and network > USB Settings” then select Samsung KIES option and connect the phone to the computer to make ID : COM turn yellow.

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Step-4: If the ID : COM section still doesn’t turn yellow, then install Samsung USB Drivers, .NET framework and update KIES with the latest version to install the missing drivers. Do not proceed to the next step if your phone refuses to enter into Download Mode in spite of repeated attempts.

Step-5: Click on the PDA tab in Odin, and select the file mentioned below

PDA – I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar.md5

xxlpq update

Now tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process. After the firmware is successfully applied, it will restart on its own.

Step-6: When you see the home screen, disconnect the USB Cable and power off the phone to enter into Recovery Mode. The Recovery mode can be entered by pressing Volume up key + OK button and holding both press the Power button simultaneously .

Step-7: In Recovery mode, select the options of “Wipe data/factory reset > Wipe Cache partition” then select “Reboot system now” option to reboot your device with the help of Volume rocker keys. If the device boots normally then re-try to enter into Recovery mode.

reboot system now

Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone on the latest Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ version by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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