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

Procedure to Update Galaxy SII with Pure Look S3 Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Download the Galaxy SII Design by Nature Custom ROM firmware from here to your computer. Connect your phone to computer in the mass storage mode and place the downloaded zip file in your phone’s SD Card.
  • Once placed, disconnect the device and turn off your device so that it can be then entered in the recovery mode.
  • Recovery mode in Galaxy S II I9100 can be entered by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, turn ON your device. In recovery mode, select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition”. Additionally, select “advanced” and clear the Dalvik cache too if you are on the custom ROM firmware.
  • Up next, Select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then select the “Design by Nature” custom ROM firmware which you have placed in your device. Once the process of firmware installation is done, the device will land back on the recovery mode screen.
  • Select “reboot system now” for restarting the device in the normal mode. Please note that once installed, you can check the same from the Settings > About Phone path where it will show as XWLPG firmware.

Note: If your S2 refuses to boot up or fails to get started, then you will have to re insert the battery and reboot the device so as to start your phone. If the firmware update gets failed, then you need to again re try the whole process.

So there you go, you have now successfully install the firmware in your Galaxy S II. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if there are any issues faced in the process of updating this Design by Nature custom ROM firmware.

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135 Comments
  1. Reply yuhanen December 3, 2014 at 1:18 am

    How i can download it on this site i cant find that

  2. Reply markie December 1, 2013 at 5:27 am

    where is the dl link?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 1, 2013 at 10:43 am

      hey markie its there in the procedure section

  3. Reply jason November 8, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Does it work on gt9100g version fast reply thx…

  4. Reply Ahmad August 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Does this rom lag? Is it fluent? thanks

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      no, not as much as visible

  5. Reply Harry June 5, 2013 at 1:22 am

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

  6. Reply Carlson June 5, 2013 at 1:15 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      its there in the procedure section…

  7. Reply mre April 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    where is the donload link bro?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      its there in the procedure section

  8. Reply Peter April 1, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    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?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      you need to root the device for applying this update

  9. Reply kelly March 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      yes it will work

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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

  10. Reply Julian Diaz March 9, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Is it better than the Cyanogen mod update?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      yes, its somewhat better than the cyanogen Mod one

  11. Reply Sachin K March 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Does it work with XXLS8?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      yes it works with xxls8

  12. Reply Asaf November 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Does not support Hebrew! :(

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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

  13. Reply Auris October 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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

  14. Reply ho October 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    NICE BUT HAVE TO MANY BUGS

  15. Reply Luvai October 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Hey guys,

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

    wat should i do now? please advice im stuck

  16. Reply daro0077 October 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    how to fix swype bug in messaging?

  17. Reply Yusuf Shaikh September 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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

  18. Reply Yusuf Shaikh September 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      no, its just for I9100

  19. Reply Yusuf Shaikh September 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      NO, ITS JUST FOR 9100

  20. Reply bob September 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    anyone ?? frm where to download s3 firmware ?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      you can download from the procedure section

  21. Reply Ali September 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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

  22. Reply asadh September 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    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!

  23. Reply Patrik September 21, 2012 at 10:49 pm

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

  24. Reply loti shaqiri September 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    can i install this ROM i have xxplh

  25. Reply roshan September 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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

  26. Reply Sachin September 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    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.

  27. Reply dhaneshdoshi September 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    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.

  28. Reply Amit September 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    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

  29. Reply hamza September 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela September 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      no, it can be installed on any kernel

  30. Reply imran September 1, 2012 at 1:52 am

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

  31. Reply faizi August 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    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

  32. Reply jugraj singh mand August 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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

  33. Reply faizi August 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    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???

  34. Reply Nauman August 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    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.

    • Reply Facundo October 18, 2012 at 5:58 am

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

  35. Reply Anonymous August 16, 2012 at 4:46 am

    It crashes very often.

  36. Reply doubleone July 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    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

  37. Reply doubleone July 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    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

  38. Reply doubleone July 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    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.

  39. Reply Arpan June 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

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

    • Reply Mir July 30, 2012 at 1:47 am

      Yes I 2 notice this flash light issue…

  40. Reply Savoeun June 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    My phone can’t upgrade

  41. Reply maddy June 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

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

  42. Reply charles opoku June 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    After updating, the call log cannot be deleted.

  43. Reply DenRy C June 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Yes…..everything done!!

  44. Reply Denry C s2 June 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      clear the cache from recovery and then install the Stock firmware

      • Reply Denry C s2 June 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        cannot in recovery mode, how to clear the cache

      • Reply moazam ali July 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

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

  45. Reply banie June 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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

  46. Reply afiq sabri June 20, 2012 at 7:39 am

    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

  47. Reply Mir June 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    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.

  48. Reply callisto June 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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

  49. Reply luketina June 16, 2012 at 1:32 am

    please tell me how to uninstall it!

  50. Reply A.s. John June 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    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!!

  51. Reply Mohdsalmanarshad June 13, 2012 at 2:12 am

    where is the download file ???

  52. Reply Mohdsalmanarshad June 13, 2012 at 2:11 am

    where is the download file ????

  53. Reply luketina June 12, 2012 at 1:01 am

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

  54. Reply Luka Drazetic97 June 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

    How to uninstall it???

  55. Reply chris jackson June 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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

  56. Reply Nitish Sharma June 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

    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.

  57. Reply Rich June 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

    What’s the latest stock firmware please…

  58. Reply sidhartha kandangwa June 11, 2012 at 3:53 am

    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.

  59. Reply Basionmail June 11, 2012 at 1:49 am

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

  60. Reply Gaurav Khandagale June 11, 2012 at 12:01 am

    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…^_^ 

  61. Reply Gaurav_khandagale June 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    some apps are not working

  62. Reply rajamohsin12 June 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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

  63. Reply Rajpandian June 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    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?

  64. Reply RAJESH June 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm

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

  65. Reply RAJESH June 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    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

  66. Reply RAJESH June 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    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

  67. Reply Farooq Platinum June 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Can i update XWLP7?

  68. Reply Rajpandian June 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    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.

  69. Reply raghavajoy June 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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

  70. Reply Festus June 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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

  71. Reply Paras Lehana June 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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

    BTW, root access would be lost, right?

  72. Reply androiduser June 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

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

  73. Reply Rohan Thota June 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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

  74. Reply Rico June 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    It works! thanks.

  75. Reply Dhanuka June 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

    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,,,,

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

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

  76. Reply Chauhan Ninja001 June 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

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

  77. Reply Shinigami Gyan June 10, 2012 at 8:22 am

    thanks its work fine 

  78. Reply techcrusher June 10, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Wonderful…… Thanks….

  79. Reply Sicilianul1 June 10, 2012 at 4:11 am

    And…ROOT !?

  80. Reply techcrusher June 10, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Can I install this ROM i have XWLP7….

    • Reply Amit Bhawani June 10, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Yes give a try, it should infact work!

      • Reply techcrusher June 13, 2012 at 1:16 am

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

      • Reply techcrusher June 13, 2012 at 1:16 am

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

      • Reply techcrusher June 13, 2012 at 1:16 am

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

  81. Reply Suman June 10, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Is this based on ICS 4.x kernel ??

  82. Reply Nimitbhawani June 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    nice its working…

  83. Reply :) June 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

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

  84. Reply Festus June 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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

  85. Reply Javeed hussain June 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    thanks my friend its working now..

  86. Reply Carlos June 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm

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

  87. Reply jayeshbsoni June 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    wow its great ,working well on my sgs2

  88. Reply Javeed hussain June 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      TRY ROOTING THE DEVICE

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      try rooting the device again

      • Reply Assadbhai786 June 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm

        @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

        • Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:45 am

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

    • Reply goutham kumar June 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      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 :)

      • Reply ameerul August 29, 2012 at 12:08 am

        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…

  89. Reply Javeed Oec June 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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

  90. Reply rajamohsin June 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    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

  91. Reply Koundinya Ayalasomayajula June 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    can i update on xxlpd build?

  92. Reply Koundinya Ayalasomayajula June 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Where is the link to download the XXLPG firmware?

  93. Reply vijay kulkarni June 9, 2012 at 7:39 am

    i like this very much

  94. Reply Iakennedy June 9, 2012 at 6:30 am

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

  95. Reply Maurice P June 9, 2012 at 5:59 am

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

  96. Reply Phibes June 9, 2012 at 1:49 am

    its runnig ok? anyone?

  97. Reply Phibes June 9, 2012 at 1:49 am

    its runnig ok? anyone?

    • Reply Abraham September 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Yep, but I think it consuming more battery..

    • Reply Abraham September 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      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…

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