Install / Flash Android 4.0.3 ICS On Unlocked Galaxy S II i9100 [How-To Tutorial]
The first and only device to sport the latest iteration of Google was the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which has now became more popular and a wanted mobile operating system for several other Android-based smartphones.
Since its launch, many handsets have been tasting the Ice Cream Sandwich by installing on their devices. Samsung would be the one to get its first 4.0.3 ICS update a couple of weeks ago. The official ROMs have been arriving thick and fast, usually a couple of weeks prior to the official OTA updates. Today, those running the UK and Australia region devices of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S II device can now flash / install the updated and official Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) ROM.
If you are eager to kiss off the Gingerbread moniker from your native UK/ Australia Samsung Galaxy S II, finally, here’s those steps to make it in an easy way.
DISCLAIMER : Grabi will not be responsible for any data loss of if the device damges when fowlloing the below guide. As a cution please proceed at your own risk.
Step 1 : Download .zip file of your desired handset. Version I9100XWLP7 should be selected by those running a UK and Ireland purchased device, for those from Australia running on the Optus network must opt for build 19100WXLP8.
Step 2 : Now you have to open Odin, which is included in the firmware file (.zip)
Step 3 : Enable ‘USB Debugging‘ on your Galaxy S II by heading over to Settings > Applications > Development.
Step 4 : Next by selecting Home+ Volume up + Power, put your device into Recovery Mode.
Step 5 : Now you have to select wipe data / factory reset. Then, in advanced, select wipe cache.
Step 6 : Carefully remove your battery from your device, then put back in.
Step 7 : Now put your device into Download mode by pressing Power + Volume down + Home simultaniously.
Step 8 : In Odin, click PDA, then navigate to the extracted folder containing the downloaded Ice Cream Sandwich files and locate the file with the .tar.md5 extension.
Step 9 : Finally, click Start to begin the process.
After completing, you device will be running the official ICS ROM in an unofficial manner in a simple way.
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