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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. what about the Skyrocket?

  16. 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 !

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

  18. Where is GALAXY S2 SECTION ??

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

  20. yup v wer

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

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

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

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

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

    pls help

    anil nair (+91 9945625976)

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

  27. 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.

  28. Frustrated G2 Owner

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

  29. 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.

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

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

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

  33. Does the ICS roll out apply for asian country?

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

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

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

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