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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?


56 comments

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

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

  3. Praveen Vijayshankar

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. Harmesh Vithlani

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

  10. Harmesh Vithlani

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

  11. Harmesh Vithlani

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

  12. 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

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