Sunday, 1 September 2013

Update Samusng Galaxy S2 I9100P to Official XXLSU Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100P device has been received a new Over-The-Air firmware update.  The new update is based on Android 4.1.2 still and is named XXLSU firmware.

It brings with new features and to improve the previous Android firmware versions that was been installed on Samsung Galaxy S2 device.

Moreover, the new stock Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXLSU firmware comes as bug fixes and with new features and applications that will offer an Android ROM more powerful, stable and optimized.
This step by step guide will teach you manually install the new update on the Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100P device.

The new release firmware Android 4.1.2 XXLSU version has been firstly released by OTA in a few European countries as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and UK.
For any other devices from other regions,  the users should install this update manually.
Also, the present guide works for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100P rooted and unlocked devices, devices which cannot receive the OTA releases.

After you’ll flash this official ROM the device’s warranty will be restored if previously the device had running on a custom ROM.

  • First you need to know that all the instructions and information listed in this guide are provided only for instructional and educational purpose, so we cannot be held liable or responsible in case you’ll lose any data or you’ll brick or damage your device applying this guide. The users are advices to perform this guide only in their own risk.
  • Now, backup all your personal and important data stored in the device’s internal storage.
  •   In this step by step guide,  we will use ODIN app, which is a flashing tool developed by Samsung, so you don’t have to take care of risky and complex tasks.
  • Even though it is used the ODIN app for flashing the new firmware, you still have to do a complete backup for all your data. You might end up in losing or corrupting your personal data, info and accounts, so make sure you’ll save all data which are matters for you.
  • A Windows based PC will be used to install the ODIN app, an USB cord and the GS2 device.
  • Uninstall or disable all the security programs such as Antivirus, Firewall and all antimalware tools.
  • Make sure that the device has enough power left in its battery, so charge the device to have more than 70 % power left.
  • Enable the USB debugging Option from “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • This guide works only for Galaxy S2 model number I9100P, else the steps from here will not work for an incorrect device.

How to Update Galaxy S2 I9100P to Official Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 with new XXLSU Firmware

  1. First, Download the Official JB 4.1.2 (I9100PXXLSU) update file from here.
  2. Save the downloaded file on PC on its desktop folder
  3. Dearchivate (Unzip) the download I9100PXXLSU file.
  4. Download and install the suitable drivers for the S2 I9100P device, you can make this by downloading and installing the Samsung KIES tool.
  5. Now, Download ODIN app., save it in your PC and install the same on the computer.
  6. Run ODIN.
  7. Power off the Android device.
  8. Boot the device into Download Mode. To do this press and keep holding the power, volume down and home buttons in the same time.
  9. Connect the SGS2 device to the PC via USB cable.
  10. Next, verify if the “added” message was displayed into ODIN and the ID:COM section from it is colored yellow or blue.
  11. If not, then you should repeat all the steps from the beginning but reinstall once again the USB drivers on PC.
  12.  Now, select PDA from ODIN.
  13. Browse and pick the downloaded and extracted firmware file from Desktop folder.
  14.  Now, click on “Start” from ODIN. The flashing process will begin immediately.
  15. Wait while the new Android Jelly Bean is completely installed on the Samsung Galaxy S2 device.
  16. When the flashing process is done an “pass” message will be displayed, and a ID:COM section will be turned in green color.
  17. Now, disconnect the device when the “pass” message will be displayed, and the ID: COM section is colored in green.
  18. Reboot the smartphone.
If the ODIN gets stuck you have to do:
  • Close Odin
  • Disconnect the USB cord from PC
  • Force restart the SGS2 device.
  • Apply all the steps from the beginning.
If the SGS2 device get stuck or will enter into a boot loop you have to do:
  •  Reboot the device into recovery mode.
  • From the Recovery Mode main menu select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  • Reboot the device.
Congratulation, the new official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean was successfully manually installed on Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100P device.




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