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Manual Update Galaxy S2 I9100 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Parandroid Firmware – Guide

By Pradeep Neela / August 30, 2013 / Galaxy S II 1

Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone can now be installed with the latest Jellybean 4.2 based Paranoid Android firmware. This firmware is not just colourful, but also comes with all the goodness of Jellybean features. So, before we proceed to check on what are the detailed procedure on how to update with this firmware, you need to make sure that you go through the quick pre requisite which are mentioned below. Unfortunately, there is no clarity on by when there will be an official Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware but as in when it comes we will keep you posted.

Note: Though applying this firmware update will void the Warranty, you can at any point of time revert back to the factory firmware of whose the link is mentioned below;

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Official ICS 4.0.4 XWLPO Firmware

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Make sure that you have created a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps. Ensure that you are not using KIES to back up the data as custom ROM firmware laden devices doesn’t support KIES.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

  • Ensure that the minimum charge left in your phone is 40%+ or else there is a risk of device getting turned off in the middle of firmware update. Also, you need to enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
  • As this is the custom ROM firmware, you need to make sure that you have rooted your device. To check on whether your Galaxy S2 is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the PLAY Store. If your phone is not rooted, then you need to root the same with the help of below mentioned steps;

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Official ICS 4.0.4 XWLPO Firmware

How to Root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on ICS XWLPO 4.0.4 Firmware

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

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Once you are done with the above mentioned steps, let’s head to the Next Page where we have mentioned the detailed tutorial.

45 thoughts on “Manual Update Galaxy S2 I9100 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Parandroid Firmware – Guide”

  1. this is error occurred my sgs2 is rooted after all error
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature – ROM Manager

    please help me

  2. For Not usual color display, I found a trick to reverse in original stage:
    Go to Settings – Accessibility – and tick and untick Negative colors.
    Your problem will be solved.

    cheers !!

  3. In order to install jellybean 4.2.2 Parandroid Firmware into my Galaxy GT-I9100-G SII, I based on the tutorials initiated rooting procedure for the phone. After downloading Odin and the other related software, in a downloading stage I opened ODIN software in computer and inserting the required software file in PDA colum of ODIN, the screen refltected PASS and it turned green. Thereafter since than the phone continued to remain at initial stage showing on screen Samsung GT-I9100-G .And at present nothing happens except at some interval it shows the battery sign and that too not in usual colors. Kindly help me to resolve the problem

  4. when i am doing my s2 firmware update suddenly my cable was disconnected & showing some msg in my mobile screen “fiemware upgrade encountered an issue.Please select recovery mode in kies & try again.” but i dont know how to recovery.please tell me how to do recovery.

  5. Hi Pradeep,
    Please help me to install paranoid rom on xwlss version rom on my galaxy s2 device.

    Regards,
    Rahul

  6. hi i tried to install the update.. after rebooting it is stuck on samsung logo and it not continue.. plss help i really need to fix this asap…..

  7. Hi Pradeep,
    I am having xwlss rom right now.While applying this ROM it gives error same as this.

    E:Error in /sdcard/software/pa_grouper-3010-17MAR2013-053451.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    1. you need to install the custom recovery image from ROM Manager before you apply the custom ROM

  8. error status 7 assert failed : getprop(“ro.product.device”) ++ “grouper” || get prop(“ro.build.product”) == “grouper” pls help ! i did all wipe factory etc
    why am i taking error ?

  9. the same problem with all 4.2 versions

    E:Error in /sdcard/software/pa_grouper-3010-17MAR2013-053451.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    can u do something about it?

  10. The link is to a ROM for Nexus 7 (grouper) which is why it won’t install on an S2.

    Phil

    1. wipe the cache still not working. it shows assert failed: getprop)”ro.product.device”) == ” grouper” || get prop(“ro.build.product”) == “grouper”

      E:Error in /sdcard/software/pa_grouper-3010-17MAR2013-053451.zip
      (Status 7)
      Installation aborted.

  11. Any luck yet? I’ve tried every possible option of clearing down the phone and following the instructions, without success. I’m happy for my phone to be a guinea pig if you have any ideas?

  12. I have downloaded the 3.15 link a few times and keeps on aborting. think that your link is corrupted. because another link for 4.2.1 worked when downloading in the same manner, please check?

  13. Idid all the steps one by one but when i tried the zip folder in recovery mode a have thdi message installation is borted , please help ifany body can help. thank’s

  14. I’m getting a similar issue to Shaneef:
    assert failed: getprop(”ro.product.device”) == ”grouper” || getprop(“ro.build.product”) == “grouper”

    E:error in /emmc/Download/pa_grouper-3.15-25MAR2013-010739.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    Any ideas?

      1. wipe the cache still not working. it shows assert failed: getprop)”ro.product.device”) == ” grouper” || get prop(“ro.build.product”) == “grouper”

        E:Error in /sdcard/software/pa_grouper-3010-17MAR2013-053451.zip
        (Status 7)
        Installation aborted.

          1. After clear and wipe the data, do I need to root the device? and when i do wipe the data it will reset the device isn’t it?

      2. I’ve tried that already, unfortunately:
        – Apply ICS 4.0.4
        – Apply Clockworks root
        – Wipe data
        – Wipe cache
        – Try apply firmware

        Is there perhaps an ultra-base/original image I should try revert to before trying the above again? Any way to completely wipe everything from the phone?

      3. OK – I have a bit more information after digging a bit. When I try a data/factory reset, it gives the following output:

        – Wiping data…
        Formatting /data…
        Formatting /cache…
        Formatting /sd-ext
        Formatting /sdcard/.android_secure…
        Error mounting /sdcard/android_secure!
        Skipping format…
        Data wipe complete

        Does this give any clue as to why this isn’t working?

        Thanks,

        Tass

        1. Update on my above post – the error I receiving when trying to perform the data/factory reset was occurring because I had no SD card in my phone. When placing a blank SD card in the phone, the data/factory reset was successful.

          NOTE: After performing the data/factory reset and wiping the cache partition, I still receive the same error message.

          Please help – really looking forward to a solution!

    1. kindly follow the instructions, you need to install the clock work mod recvoery image from ROM Manager

  15. I downloaded “pa_grouper-3.15-25MAR2013-010739.zip” but when I tried to install its showing the installation is aborted. pls guide…

  16. while updating i am getting error
    assert failed: getprop)”ro.product.device”) == ” grouper” || get prop(“ro.build.product”) == “grouper”

    E:Error in /sdcard/software/pa_grouper-3010-17MAR2013-053451.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

  17. hi pradeep. it did not go through. it gaves me an error saying that installation aborted. and now the device is stuck in samsung logo. nothing is coming up.

  18. In the given link there are many versions of the software attached, which is the latest one. Kindly advice.

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