Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Official ICS Update OTA Android 4.0

The Samsung Galaxy S III is making it count big in big times as it’s launched in 28 countries today and will arrive in 145 countries with pre order record breaking with 12 millions handsets pre ordered in all parts of the world. That’s the happening news around the world of Samsung but wait a minutes; does that mean that Samsung has totally forget Samsung Galaxy S II handset? No it isn’t. Being the first device to come out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade and world witness the love of Ice Cream Sandwich on this smartphone in the month of March itself. Users in various countries of Europe like United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Ireland, and Switzerland and Africa region received this update a month back. Samsung India has released the upgrade right today and this is available via Over the Air upgrade available right from the users handset.

Samsung Galaxy S II

Earlier this update was available to the users via Samsung KIES in India too but oflate this has been release via OTA upgrade as well. Interestingly the Samsung Galaxy S II GT I9100G, a variant of the international version available only in India has received the ICS upgrade.

How to Upgrade

So if you are a Samsung Galaxy S II handset owner and looking to upgrade then on your handset tap on Menu > Settings > About Phone and then select the Update option. At update you need to tap on Check Now option and it will then say Update is available. Tap on continue and this will begin the process of upgrade. Once done your phone would be restarted automatically and updates would be applied.

Also please ensure that you are on the stock Android version of your Galaxy S II and if you are on the custom ROM firmware then this upgrade will not show on your device. Also you should proceed with this upgrade when you are connected to a Wi Fi as in 3G or 2G it will take more than 2 hours of your time and it’s not recommended process of upgrade.

Galaxy S II users in India do lets us know were you able to upgrade?

  • Hmsskittlez30

    Will this be available in the U.S.A soon?

  • vijay

    I tried doing this, but it says no updates available. plz help

  • Praveen Vijayshankar

    In India it shows still XXLPA. LPB is still not available

  • Boysinnocent

    i m getting the software updat and m able to download it but its nt getting installedit stops at 11 percent and then phone will restartand it will show firmware update failed try it using kies or go to service centre

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      have you updated OTA or updated via Odin?

  • Gaurav Agrawal

    My model number is GT-I9100, Android 2.3.3, Baseband I9100DDKE4, Build number xwkf3. Every time I check for update, it says connection to server failed. Unable to update via Kies also. Please help.

  • Gaurav Agrawal

    My model number is GT-I9100, Android 2.3.3, Baseband I9100DDKE4, Build number xwkf3. Every time I check for update, it says connection to server failed. Unable to update via Kies also. Please help.

  • Ajay

    Upgraded and it looks cool… No issues so far.. 

  • Nikesh

    In my version it is xwkf3 gingerbread…so can i directly download 
    manually to upgrade to ICS 4.03

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes you can manually install the same in your device

  • Harmesh Vithlani

    i am not getting any sort of update after 2.3.3. why is it so ?
    please help

  • Harmesh Vithlani

    i am not getting any sort of update after 2.3.3. why is it so ?
    please help

  • Harmesh Vithlani

    i am not getting any sort of update after 2.3.3. why is it so ?
    please help

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      you can apply the update manually. probably you were on beta firmware thats why you are not getting any update!

  • chetan

    whenever i connect my s2 to pc via kies its shows your device does not support software update via kies . last month i updated my mob to 2.3.6 from nearest service center .. now i cant update to ics bcoz of the error … help…. plzz

  • chetan

    whenever i connect my s2 to pc via kies its shows your device does not support software update via kies . last month i updated my mob to 2.3.6 from nearest service center .. now i cant update to ics bcoz of the error … help…. plzz

  • vimal

    my kies is throwing off error and force closes itself while im trying to upgrade to ICS.. i have been trying to upgrade for almost 3 hrs , but no luck yet. any help would be appreciated

  • markeightch

    what about the Skyrocket?

    • Yogesh Patel

      NO ICS yet!

  • sicilianul1

    I need instal with ODIN this firmware update because not search with Kies !
    I have latest firmware XWLPD 4.0,3
    Please , give me one link for download this oficial OTA update !

  • sicilianul1

    I want download the firmware and instal using ODIN…please !

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes you can very well install it!

      • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

        are you facing any issues?

  • sicilianul1

    Where is GALAXY S2 SECTION ??

  • sicilianul1

    Sorry but the latest update is XWLPD !
    Where is OTA ICS ???
    Give me one link please !

  • yoyoyo

    yup v wer

  • rahul

    tried my GT-I9100 through OTA and its showing as no update available

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      i would prefer you to update manually!

  • Amit

    Txs, i was finally successful through Kies :)…excited

  • antfoxy

    I have ICS but the battery has to be chaged twice as often.Would there be a solution to this problem?

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes ics can be updated!

  • Joe

    Yes, was able to upgrade to ICS 4.0.3 LP6 through KIES.. I didn’t encounter any issues..

    • Yogesh Patel

      Good to hear!

  • anil nair

    No, i tried checking on my phone in Bangalore, and I get a message “No Updates Available”.

    pls help

    anil nair (+91 9945625976)

    • Yogesh Patel

      Which version of Android you are on? Firmware?

  • Amit

    My SII shows no update available; even Kies is not updated ! Please reconfirm

  • Ajmal

    I am in Sri Lanka and my device is registered in Germany (Its a GT9100). I still have not received an update, what should i do.

  • Frustrated G2 Owner

    AT&T has forgotten about us Galaxy 2 owners in the USA…no ICS :(

    • SANDMAN147

      Yeah no kidding I have a galaxy skyrocket and I just checked no I c s

      • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

        YOU CAN UPDATE THE SAME MANUALLY TOO!

  • savuth

    Dear Friends,
    This upgrade of SGS II is great and I appreciate it. Previously, I used Gingerbread 2.0.3, but now I upgraded to ICS 4.0.3. I am mostly happy with ICS, it save a lot of battery consumption and Wi-Fi functioning only once you download or activate one of the app on the Handset.

    Regret that the ICS version does not upgrade on the Camera app, the camera on this version did not offer the Camera shutter sound function. I hope this will be updated soon. I have sent many message to Android forum and Android support website, but nothing is happening.

  • arnav

    It says no software update :/ didn’t work for me

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      update manually

  • Sid

    When I try to Update as suggested, it gives an error, “Connection Failed”. Kindly suggest if any other changes need to be done.

  • Rick Ramo

    I guess it will take even more time until they include the SkyRocket SGH-i727? Bummer!

  • DD

    Does the ICS roll out apply for asian country?

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      yes ics has been rolled out in asia

  • Vignesh

    Hi,,, When i check for updates in ma Mobile it shows “No Updates Available”.
    Using I9100 Model.

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      apply the firmaware update manually from S2 section!

      • shashank

        hey pradeepneela.. could you pls help me how to manually upgrade my S2.. or share link with me..
        thanks

  • fyzANDme

    I have bought sgs2 from kuwait ,but now in india . I see no update available!

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      you can manually apply the update using the odin tool, you can get the same from the Galaxy S2 SECTION

  • Prithvi

    How ever, i just checked via KIES and it is available, so I don’t think the OTA function works

  • Prithvi

    No luck, I just checked at 10:00 pm and it says connection failed. Do you know why this is so?

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      please check with the manual update from about phone!