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How to Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Galaxy Nexus Looking ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Express Pre Requisites:

  • Since this is a custom ROM firmware, you need to root the device before proceeding, with the help of below two links you can easily root your Galaxy S2.

How to Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Official XXLQ5 ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on XXLQ5 ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

  • To check whether the device is rooted or not, download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and check the same.
  • Backup all the data in your Galaxy S2 GT I9100 so that just in case if the data gets corrupted / lost, the same can be restored. Since KIES doesn’t detect the device in the custom ROM firmwares, don’t use KIES to back up the data. With the help of below steps back up the data. Move all the target backup files in your computer.

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

  • Minimum battery life should be a minimum of 50% to avoid device from turning Off in the middle of the update process. Turn off the antivirus applications in your Galaxy S2.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, you now need to head to the next page where we have summed up the detailed instructions on how to update.

Video Tutorial for this Update :

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  1. Marcus

    September 15, 2012 at 3:50 am

    hi. I have a problem. I have made everything what you said. The phone was rooted. I have downloaded the files and have put them on sd card. I have done all the procedure as described. I cleared the cache after which I started to install galaxy nexus ICS 404 firmare. During the installation the phone shoted down? What shell I do?

  2. Gollu Singla

    July 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

    nah iisme koi bug nai hai

  3. Gollu Singla

    July 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

    nice post

  4. SOHAL

    July 30, 2012 at 5:10 am

    is this multi language firmware with arabic and urdu and farsi

  5. Riaz Khan

    July 30, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Can’t play music… All my music applications fail to play music.

    Just says error occurred while playing music.. is this any bug.. thought of asking it in XDA form.

    As I registered recently I don’t have privilages to post in the development form..

  6. Yasir Ali

    July 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

     Dear Neal

    i have updated and its pretty good but i cant detect my SD Card cant import/export and open files placed in SD Card

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