How to Update Galaxy S II GT I9100 with Pure Look S3 Custom ROM Firmware – Video Tutorial

S3 LogoDesign by Nature or Pure Look S3 is an all new custom ROM firmware which is made for Samsung Galaxy S II GT I9100 is here. This custom ROM firmware is built on the firmware which is dubbed as XWLPG firmware. In the process of this article, we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to install along with a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update. Please be informed that this is not an official firmware update rolled out Samsung Electronics Ltd. This all new custom ROM firmware comes with the looks of Samsung Galaxy S3 as all the icon and layout framework

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of applying this rooting process in your device. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.

Rooting Information: For applying this custom ROM firmware update, your Galaxy SII GT I9100 smartphone is rooted on any of the Stock Firmware version. Please be informed that once the device is rooted, the warranty will get void. The only way with which you can revoke the root access is by re applying with any of the Stock firmware update.

Core Features of Pure Look S3 Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Improved Touch Sensitivity – GPU Acceleration
  • WiFi tweak saving battery – Scrolling improved responsiveness
  • SONY BRAVIA: Increase the quality of photos and video
  • Modified Dalvik VM 180MB heap size
  • The user interface rendering with GPU
  • Internet connection ottimizzat – Fewer delays in calls
  • Sensor Screen Delay off – Memory management improved
  • Added Power Panel: Reboot – Download – Hot boot
  • MicroSD Card speed 1024KB / s
  • Market connections Fix Speed
  • Switch-off the camera when the battery charge 0%
  • Video / audio profiles 24-20Mbps/192Kbps_44100Hz
  • Disabled increased volume for incoming calls
  • Removal of the options for reducing noise in call
  • Off SMS to MMS – no auto conversion

Let’s head to the pre requisite instructions which are mentioned below. Please ensure that you are following all the instructions so as to ensure that the update process gets finished successfully .

XWLPG 1 XWLPG 2XWLPG 3XWLPG 4XWLPG 5XWLPG 6

Pre Requisites:

  • Download Root Checker application from Google PLAY Store and check whether your device is rooted or not. If its not rooted, then you need to root the same with the help of corresponding article in the Galaxy S II section.
  • Ensure that your Galaxy S II is having the model number as I9100 and not as I9100G from the path Settings > About Phone.
  • Data in your Galaxy S II should be backed up ONLY with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t backup the data with the help of KIES as KIES doesn’t recognize the device in the custom ROM firmware.

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

  • Enable USB Debugging in your device. Minimum charge left should be 60% so as to ensure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable or uninstall all the security suites in your device as it interrupts the firmware up gradation process.

Let’s head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this custom ROM firmware.

  • markie

    where is the dl link?

    • Pradeep Neela

      hey markie its there in the procedure section

  • http://youtube.com jason

    Does it work on gt9100g version fast reply thx…

  • Ahmad

    Does this rom lag? Is it fluent? thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      no, not as much as visible

  • Harry

    Does it work on GT-19100T and the Baseband version is 19100TDULP4 ??

  • Carlson

    So, where is the download file?? about s3 room

    • Pradeep Neela

      its there in the procedure section…

  • mre

    where is the donload link bro?

    • Pradeep Neela

      its there in the procedure section

  • Peter

    Hi, I just want to install it on my Samsung s2 gt 19100p, ics 4.0.3.
    The phone is unrooted, but my main question is will this work on my device?

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to root the device for applying this update

  • kelly

    will this rom work on galaxy s 2 from straight talk?????????????

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes it will work

    • Pradeep Neela

      but for this you will need to root the device and get the device unlocked

  • Julian Diaz

    Is it better than the Cyanogen mod update?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes, its somewhat better than the cyanogen Mod one

  • Sachin K

    Does it work with XXLS8?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes it works with xxls8

  • Asaf

    Does not support Hebrew! :(

    • Pradeep Neela

      though we dion check it but you will have to check the same from source link

  • Auris

    Hi there. I have experiencing a bug. Sometimes unlocking the keyboard (slide) the flashlight turns on. Please work with that. Furthermore, I love it.

  • ho

    NICE BUT HAVE TO MANY BUGS

  • Luvai

    Hey guys,

    Mine give an error, it says E: Signature verification Failed

    wat should i do now? please advice im stuck

  • daro0077

    how to fix swype bug in messaging?

  • Yusuf Shaikh

    Is there any procedure or any thing to do for samsung galaxy R i9103.

  • Yusuf Shaikh

    Can i install this rom on samsung galaxy r i9103…………………..?

    • Pradeep Neela

      no, its just for I9100

  • Yusuf Shaikh

    Can i install this rom on samsung galaxy r i9103…………………..?

    • Pradeep Neela

      NO, ITS JUST FOR 9100

  • http://yahoo.in bob

    anyone ?? frm where to download s3 firmware ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can download from the procedure section

  • Ali

    I have problem..its say signature verification failed..
    how to solve?
    thanks

  • asadh

    i found 3 files 1- meta inf 2- system 3- zeta i copied all of them to my internal sdcard but i still cant find the zip file plzz help!

  • Patrik

    DONT INSTALL THIS SHIIIIIT
    THE ICS LOGO IS FREEZING
    YOU CANT DO SHIT ABOUT IT

  • loti shaqiri

    can i install this ROM i have xxplh

  • roshan

    I DID CHANGED IT TO S3 SUCCESSFULLY BUT I RESETED MY PHONE AFTER THE INSTALLING OF S3 ROM.tHEN IT CANNOT OPEN .

  • Sachin

    Hi,
    If I update this ROM, will I face any difficulty if I want to upgrade to the official Jelly Bean update from Samsung for the S2???

    Please advice as this ROM is quite impressive.

  • dhaneshdoshi

    i afraid to download , if some thing goes wrong my all data will be wipe out.i want to my cell work faster look to be latest.

  • Amit

    hi dear
    my galaxy s2 has no backlight in its display that why i cant see any thing on the display
    it was going to off frequently and comes itself before but now it is completely off and mother board become extremely hot when i try to on the back light via pressing the hard key to on display
    please help me

  • hamza

    is any kernel required for this rom???? plz relpy meee

    • Pradeep Neela

      no, it can be installed on any kernel

  • imran

    after applying this rom …..my s2 is showing storage memory as 4.1gb
    plzzzzz help

  • faizi

    hi all
    my version is xxplv 4.0.4
    iI9100g
    can i updte ths into s3 rom?
    i have rooted my device from these 3 recvry buttons i had 2 files CMW and root file
    im also getting the same mesage SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FAILED
    i tried 5 to 6 times and i also rooted my device 3 to 4 times still getting the same message
    plz help me:(((
    any one have any site from where i can download files for root ??
    plz help meee

  • jugraj singh mand

    hi prdeep, as my galaxy s2 is rooted and running Pure Look S3 Custom ROM so would it be still getting offical updates ?

  • faizi

    hi all
    my version is xxplv 4.0.4
    iI9100g
    can i updte ths into s3 rom?
    i have rooted my device from these 3 recvry buttons i had 2 files CMW and root file
    im also getting the same mesage SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FAILED
    i tried 5 to 6 times and i also rooted my device 3 to 4 times still getting the same message
    plz help me:(((
    any one have any site from where i can download files for root ??
    plz help meee
    and what is toogle signature verification???

  • Nauman

    I have rooted and installed S3 pure look, its working perfectly, can u please tell me, am I able to restore
    and install jelly bean for my Galaxy SII, when it will officially launched and how? as Kies is not working with my fone after this rooting.

    Thanks.

    • Facundo

      Sorry, how did you root after installing s3 pure look? Thanks

  • Anonymous

    It crashes very often.

  • doubleone

    I successfully updated my galaxy s2 with pure look s3 custom ROM
    firmware.everything is okay except Lock Screen Wallpaper not
    working.Only home screen wallpaper appeared in lock screen.please help
    me to solve this problem

  • doubleone

    I successfully updated my galaxy s2 with pure look s3 custom ROM firmware.everything is okay except Lock Screen Wallpaper not working.Only home screen wallpaper appeared in lock screen.please help me to solve this problem

  • doubleone

    i successfully updated Galaxy S II GT 19100 with Pure Look S3 Custom ROM Firmware.Everything is okay except Lock Screen Wallpaper.I already clear the cache but still Home Screen Wallpaper appeared in lock screen.Please help me to solve this.

  • Arpan

    There’s a bug … the flash light comes up automatically while unlocking the phone sometimes…

    • Mir

      Yes I 2 notice this flash light issue…

  • Savoeun

    My phone can’t upgrade

  • maddy

    excelllent one……batttery lasts for longer time now…..

  • charles opoku

    After updating, the call log cannot be deleted.

  • http://twitter.com/DenRycwh DenRy C

    Yes…..everything done!!

  • Denry C s2

    Wao……i successfully complete upgraded,but when i screen off cannot on the phone already….and recovery mode also cannot help!!

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

      clear the cache from recovery and then install the Stock firmware

      • Denry C s2

        cannot in recovery mode, how to clear the cache

      • moazam ali

        my screen hangs on that ics logo n does not reeboot plz help :(

  • banie

    its work perfect but i could not received my network…why??

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

      try re inserting the sim card

  • afiq sabri

    i’ve been using it almost a week using siyah and speedmod kernel, so smooth and fantastic, no problem at all with the battery, once installed, u need to fix permission and clean dalvik cache, thats all

  • Mir

    I have used this and everything is running fine even Temple Run also. No issues till now. Although I have not clear the cashe memory nor restore to factory settings. Also battery is running fine. I am not sure why other’s ppl are experiencing many issues. I thanks to Mr Pradeep neela and all the staff who made this happen.

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

      just clear the RAM, and restart the app

  • callisto

    Great ROM,unlike the othr posters ive had noroblems and the battery usage is btr than before

  • luketina

    please tell me how to uninstall it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jkemmie A.s. John

    I have been running the Pure View for 24hrs now and had to charge my phone three times… It seems that the battery is not lasting long at all!!

  • Mohdsalmanarshad

    where is the download file ???

  • Mohdsalmanarshad

    where is the download file ????

  • luketina

    after when im going to do that can i update on jelly bean when it comes out???

  • Luka Drazetic97

    How to uninstall it???

  • chris jackson

    How do I get the toggles in the pulldown?  Samsung S2 I9100 XWLPG PureLook S3 Build

  • Nitish Sharma

    love the interface, but no swype. seriously. it was even fine without the swype only if i could install it from the swype. but no, swype installer does not install swype on this rom. given some kind of package error. 
    i want to use this rom, but not without swype. can anyone help me out with any kind of turnaround to get swype. really appreciate the effort.

  • Rich

    What’s the latest stock firmware please…

  • sidhartha kandangwa

    I could not find any link for how to root  galaxy s2 4.0.3 XWLPG firmware, but i had update  XWLPG firmware already in my S2. its necessary to root? if so from where i can root XWLPG firmware? please kindly reply me than i can Update Galaxy S II GT I9100 with Pure Look S3 Custom ROM Firmware.

  • Basionmail

    can i update my s2 with base band version i9100xxki4 if so how can i root my device first

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaurav.khandagale.92 Gaurav Khandagale

    itz daam kool…i reali liked it…juz da problem dt some of the apps such as tempel run is not working..any suggestions fro the same would be help full dude…thnx…^_^ 

  • Gaurav_khandagale

    some apps are not working

  • rajamohsin12

    please tell me can i apply it on sgs2g(i9100g) runing official ics xxlpq version……….please reply early eagerly waiting

  • Rajpandian

    I tried to get my phone into download mode so that I can flash my stock firmware, but the phone does not move into download mode also. Can u tell me how can I flash any firmware in my phone now?

  • RAJESH

    need  this  stuff PURE LOOK S 3.. on my  sgs 2 gt i9100g version   pls post…….

  • RAJESH

    hi…..already had a  ICS official firmware and  done  root on my SGS 2 GT I9100G….so  now wht about pure look sgs3  for  SGS 2 GT I9100G  ???????? pls  post  ….eagerly wait  for  it….  thanks in advanced……from  RAJESH INDIA

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

      yes you can apply the update for i9100g

  • RAJESH

    hi…..already had a  ICS official firmware and  done  root on my SGS 2 GT I9100G….so  now wht about pure look sgs3  for  SGS 2 GT I9100G  ???????? pls  post  ….eagerly wait  for  it….  thanks in advanced……from  RAJESH INDIA

  • Farooq Platinum

    Can i update XWLP7?

  • Rajpandian

    I flashed the firmware as mentioned in the instructions. But after first boot, it keeps popping up a msg “Select an application for the USB device. %1$s is not responding. Would you like to close it?” It does not show any options for the msg and touchscreen does not work! Any help would be much appreciated. I installed the zip from my internal sdcard and I also removed my external sd card, just in case.

  • raghavajoy

    really great i uptated tp purelook rom for my s2 it nice thank you ,am from india

  • Festus

    It’s working excellent, great stuff guys keep it up. NB Make sure that you are on xwlpg firmware before updating!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000281781607 Paras Lehana

    Good job, man! Proud to say that I am an Indian :)

    BTW, root access would be lost, right?

  • androiduser

    It says E:signature verification failed.. signature failed installation aborted….. can u help me please..

  • Rohan Thota

    can u try for the galaxy note please !!!!

  • Rico

    It works! thanks.

  • Dhanuka

    Is Radio working on this, I have tried so many custom roms on my Gs2 but I couldn’t use the radio which I need the most,,,,

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

      We couldn’t check but yes it should work as per developer’s features which he has mentioned

  • Chauhan Ninja001

    Battery drainage is high …. Reached to half with in 2 hrs.. Without doing much

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shinigami-Gyan/100003746275531 Shinigami Gyan

    thanks its work fine 

  • techcrusher

    Wonderful…… Thanks….

  • Sicilianul1

    And…ROOT !?

  • techcrusher

    Can I install this ROM i have XWLP7….

    • http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/ Amit Bhawani

      Yes give a try, it should infact work!

      • techcrusher

         Thanks Amit…… Its working Great……….. Transformed to GS3

      • techcrusher

         Thanks Amit…… Its working Great……….. Transformed to GS3

      • techcrusher

         Thanks Amit…… Its working Great……….. Transformed to GS3

  • Suman

    Is this based on ICS 4.x kernel ??

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

      yes its based on the ICS Kernel

  • Nimitbhawani

    nice its working…

  • :)

    yeayea perfectly fine in fact im AMAZED i feel like i got a s3 now,shocked my friend when bootin up thats all

  • Festus

    The application%1$s (process %2$s) has violated its self…?

  • Javeed hussain

    thanks my friend its working now..

  • Carlos

    Installed without any problems. WOW! This is an excellent ROM.

  • jayeshbsoni

    wow its great ,working well on my sgs2

  • Javeed hussain

    i had try to install the updates as per the procedure its showing signature failed error kindly advice how to do it.

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

      TRY ROOTING THE DEVICE

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

      try rooting the device again

      • Assadbhai786

        @pradeepneela:disqus 

        Hi,

        I m currently running under gingerbread xwkf3 with 2.3.3 and my fone doesnt detect any update including updates for ICS. My qn is, 1. can I install this?? 2. If yes, does this mean I get ICS automatically or is there any other procedure??

        NB:
        I hv neva rooted nor done anything on my fone.

        Thanks and looking forward to your response.

        assadbhai786@hotmail:disqus .com

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

          yes you can very well install this update! Just follow the instructions and you will be in a position to update

    • goutham kumar

      Think u are using rom manager.just switch off the phone n try the 3 key recovery buttons.u should be able to install for sure :)

      • ameerul

        i’m facing the same problem here…it does not week goutham kumar even we repeat the same step…i tried several time n receive the same result…damn…this not my phone…help me immediately please…

  • Javeed Oec

    i had try to install as per the procedure there is error while installing signature failed kindly advice ..

  • rajamohsin

    hey admin can you tell me when s3 pure custom rom firmware is coming for glaxy s2 i9100g??? …please tell me detail on this topic

  • Koundinya Ayalasomayajula

    can i update on xxlpd build?

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

      yes you can apply the update

  • Koundinya Ayalasomayajula

    Where is the link to download the XXLPG firmware?

  • vijay kulkarni

    i like this very much

  • Iakennedy

    i dont have sd card.. how would i install this firmware

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I2PWMFKK7E4CDITI3UN2GMZ3I4 Maurice P

    how about the original galaxy s will it work on it?

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

      it doesn’t work with Galaxy S

  • Phibes

    its runnig ok? anyone?

  • Phibes

    its runnig ok? anyone?

    • Abraham

      Yep, but I think it consuming more battery..

    • Abraham

      Sorry,about saying that ROM consume Baterry>….
      Its Great, very good,,.
      the battery been consumed due to my usage of WIFI…
      I charge it yesterday and I Did’t use it, and Its now is 83% for 1d 2h 50m…

      Great, And Sory again…