Samsung Galaxy S II is the first smartphone to come out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade back in the month of March. A number of European countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Switzerland and African region have received the Android 4.0 update a month back.
Indian users seem to have got real lucky as Samsung has released the Android 4.0 update for Indian users this is available via Over the Air directly from the users handset. Previously this update was available via Samsung KIES but now an OTA upgrade has been released. It is interesting to note that Samsung Galaxy S II GT I9100G is the only variant of the smartphone available in India that has received the ICS upgrade.
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 only applicable for Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.
Before proceeding with the update, make
sure that you are running on the stock Android version of your Galaxy S II smartphone. You wont be able to perform this upgrade in your device if you are on the custom ROM firmware. It is recommended to proceed with this update while getting connected to Wi Fi as in 3G or 2G since it will take more than 2 hours of time.
You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to easily backup and restore all your data.
Steps to Install Android 4.0 in Samsung Galaxy S II OTA:
Step-1: In case you have received any OTA notifications about this software update then pull down your notifications bar and tap on Download button to proceed with the installation.
Step-2: Users who haven’t received any notifications can manually check by navigating through the path Menu > Settings > About Phone > System update and tap on Check for an update. In case you find any update available, then proceed with the installation else you can check back later.
After the firmware is successfully updated, you can easily detect that the new firmware is installed in your phone as it brings an entirely new makeover to your smartphone. You can check the Android version by navigating through Menu > Settings > About Phone where it will display Android 4.0 version.
Thus Samsung Galaxy S
II smartphone users can easily install the Android 4.0 firmware by following the simple steps mentioned above.