Android fans waiting for the Official global release of ICS Android 4.0 update might have to wait a bit longer since the update is only limited to Europe and Korea along with a few carriers. Well a new beta release of ICS known as XXLPJ Android 4.0.3 is here for Samsung Galaxy S2. This is not an Official firmware released by Samsung Electronics but is the beta leaked version. This new update is known as XXLPJ Android 4.0.3 firmware. You do not require to root your smartphone to apply this update and if you have already rooted your firmware from before then after applying this update, the rooting access will get cancelled. 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
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 I9100Pre-Requisites: Keep a back up of all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to 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:
Steps to Update Android 4.0.3 XXLPJ 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. Step-2: Download XXLPJ Package from the Must Have section to your computer and extract it. 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. If
the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Download Mode by the same process till you are finally there.
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 > Select Samsung KIES option” and connect to the computer to make ID : COM turn yellow.
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: In Odin, select the files mentioned below PDA – I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPJ_CL140368_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5, Phone – MODEM_I9100XXLPJ_REV_02_CL1105553.tar.md5 CSC – GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXALPJ.tar.md5
Now tap on “Start” to begin the firmware updation process. After the firmware is successfully applied, it will restart on its own. Step-6: The entire process will take around 5 – 10 minutes. 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. To confirm whether the firmware has been updated with the latest firmware or not navigate to the path “Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version” where you will discover XXLPJ Android 4.0.3 firmware. If any other version is being displayed then re-apply the process again from the beginning. Thus you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone on the latest Android 4.0.3 XXLPJ version by following the steps mentioned above carefully.