How to Update Galaxy S2 I9100G with Official ICS 4.0.3 ZCLP5 Firmware Update

Galaxy S2 LogoAfter much discrimination, seems like Samsung has finally listened to its Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100G users as ICS is finally here for the Chinese users. This firmware is dubbed as ZCLP5 firmware is the official firmware which some of the users have got and is an ICS 4.0.3 firmware version release. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the detailed instructions one has to follow so as to apply this update. Please note that this firmware release can be applied by any I9100G user, the only condition is that it should not be a network locked device.

Please note that this firmware is not yet pushed officially to all other countries and also, we don’t have any ETA on by when there will be an official update. As in when there is an official ICS update released for I9100G, we will update the same here on this site.

Disclaimer: At Android Advices, we have made sure in all respects that all the information regarding the firmware update is mentioned correctly in this article. We hold no responsibility in any manner just in case if any damage happens to your Samsung Galaxy SII GT I9100G which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions carefully.

I9100G ICS

Rooting Information:

  • Applying this firmware doesn’t need the device to be rooted.
  • just in case if you have already rooted the device then after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked.
  • We will soon be coming up with the Rooting article wherein you can root Galaxy S GT I9100G on ZCLP5 4.0.3 ICS Firmware.

Essential pre Requisites:

  • Backup all your data there in your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100G ONLY using the instructions which are mentioned below, don’t use KIES PC Suite to back up the data as since it’s a beta firmware, KIES won’t be recognizing the device after this update.

Notes – Backup in the mail so that you can then restore manually
SMS Messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts Stored in Phone Memory – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Videos, Images, Videos & Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy SII GT I9100G from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.

71 Comments
  1. Reply Hairol July 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I will try ICS now, hopefully evrything will be fine on my Galaxy S2 (i9100)

  2. Reply Hairol July 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I will try ICS now, hopefully evrything will be fine on my Galaxy S2 (i9100)

  3. Reply adi June 29, 2012 at 7:32 am

    hello Neela, my SG2 I9100G i bouth from china…so this update should work, but whit this update i will have google accounts?

  4. Reply ismail bin embong June 25, 2012 at 8:21 am

    In malaysia i9100G ,can use ics 4.0.3 ..my phone is good now ,is more better from sll standard android

  5. Reply Vatch June 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Hi there. does this ics support arabic language? Tnx.

  6. Reply Vatch June 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Hi there. does this ics support arabic language? Tnx.

  7. Reply Vatch June 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Hi there. does this ics support arabic language? Tnx.

  8. Reply davis becklyn May 31, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    pfffftt lucky me. cause i read all the comment first

    all of you can see and get update news for android, also get tutorial for android

  9. Reply Suman May 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Lp5 fucking firmware video graphice vry vry bad

  10. Reply pampos May 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I want the ice cream sandwith version for samsung galaxy s2

  11. Reply shah.ky May 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    luckily I read all the comments before proceed to update..

  12. Reply androi May 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    its I9100 malaysia will release ICS together with I9100G model?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 21, 2012 at 9:12 am

      there is no confirmation on the same as of now!

  13. Reply Jalal May 17, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I have the GT-I9100G model. I am in Germany. I cuurently have android 2.3.6 so plz tell me if this update really works?
    Thx

  14. Reply Grc May 11, 2012 at 3:41 am

    IT’S NOT WORKING FOR GT-I9100G! IT’S FOR CHINESSE G MODEL! IT’S DIFFERENT!

  15. Reply Gyuu May 9, 2012 at 1:07 am

    This is not for i900G, Brick in my Hard SGS2 and I can not fix…..

    • Reply Gyuu May 9, 2012 at 1:08 am

      I9100G ****

  16. Reply usher May 8, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Is it true this is not official from samsung? have anyone try it?..

  17. Reply richard May 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    i have a s2 I9100G bought from china and after i do this update my phones ram decreases to 687mb plz help

  18. Reply usher May 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    is it really working? if yes, i want to try it.

    • Reply Latheesh May 14, 2012 at 3:34 am

      This is not working…. My phone is soft bricked…. But recovered using org firmware.

      • Reply Pradeep Neela May 14, 2012 at 11:52 am

        it works perfectly!

        • Jimmii May 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

          This is not working…. My phone is soft bricked….
          Sbl.bin not working..

        • Selvam May 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

          Yes! This is definitely NOT for Malaysian I9100G version. So dear Malaysian friends, wait for the official Malaysian version, expecting by month end.

  19. Reply giovanni May 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    ik ben gio

  20. Reply harsh May 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    MODEM_I9100GZCLP5_REV_00_CL1130849.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-I9100G-MULTI-CSC-OZHLP5.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:17)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    MLO
    NAND Write Start!!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    MODEM_I9100GZCLP5_REV_00_CL1130849.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-I9100G-MULTI-CSC-OZHLP5.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:17)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Set PIT file..
    DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    MLO
    NAND Write Start!!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  21. Reply codeworkx May 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hey..you should check on xda. It doesn’t work for i9100g.
    Only for those who has Chinese phone can flash it.

  22. Reply codeworkx May 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Hey..you should check on xda. It doesn’t work for i9100g. Only for those who has Chinese phone can flash it.

  23. Reply robert sombero May 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Hi
    The site where the ice cream update for my samsung sII is in chinese/japanese.Is there another website in english.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      no, not as of now!

  24. Reply imran May 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    it just for chinese user only or every one can use it i mean i this just in chinese language?

  25. Reply Sandeep May 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    When Galaxy S2 will get android 4.0 in India???????

  26. Reply Shaheed Hameed May 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

    “samsung galaxy s2 GT-I9100G
    Android version – 2.3.6
    Base Band version – I9100G XXKL4
    Kenel version – 2.6.35.7 dpi@DELL164#2
    Build Number – GINGER BREAD XXLB1″

    this are details of my s2 could i update to ics and the mobile has been brought from arabia

  27. Reply Mahmoud May 3, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Mahadir Ahmad thanks very much for the feed back
    i was going to apply this to my device
    if someone knows good update for my S2 I900 without breaking the warranty will be very nice help and i appreciate this in advance.

    please mail me on tagwar@hotmail.com

    thanks again

  28. Reply tsogtbat May 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Hi

  29. Reply raj May 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    @jackson
    I bricked my phone as well. which blog did u refer to for help? pls send the link.

  30. Reply Ethnicolor May 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Tried it too, also didn’t work for me. The PIT is the problem. Is it possible to load without touching the PIT?

  31. Reply Owen May 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    GT-I9100 Samsung galaxy s2

  32. Reply Gary Paloma May 2, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Made a lot of problems with my games as some dont start up anymore!! Pls suggest how to restore it as Ive paid for mine.. Thnks

  33. Reply Jackson May 2, 2012 at 3:36 am

    i bought mine from Malaysia

  34. Reply Jackson May 2, 2012 at 3:33 am

    it didnt work for me as well . i bricked my phone and thanks to some blog i managed to fix it

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 2, 2012 at 11:30 am

      is your phone i9100g model?

      • Reply Selvam May 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        Yes I9100G, from Malaysia. No doubt about it. This website has been so helpful, but just this one rare case that bricked mine. But its OK for some experience. I hope you guys rectify this ASAP and put a clear note this is only for CHINA.

      • Reply Vikram May 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm

        Yes, it is I9100G bought in India.

    • Reply Selvam May 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Jackson. how did u fix it? Mine bricked too. Please shed some lights. Thanks. Sharing is caring.

    • Reply Suhaimi MA May 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Dear Jackson,

      Could you please tell me how you manage to fix it? Is it re-flash to original? If yes, how?
      Need your favour since I bought mine in Malaysia too.

      Thanks in advance.

      • Reply Pradeep Neela May 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

        which is your official firmware version?

    • Reply Deepak May 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      I’ve bricked my Indian gs2 too since the PIT file does not match. Can you please provide a link to the blog you used to fix this

  35. Reply Vikram May 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Didn’t work!! CHINA PIT file doesn’t seem to work with my version. Almost had bricked it but was able to flash original PIT again.

  36. Reply Owen May 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I updated my gs2 last week to ics android 4. I am on the three.ie network in Ireland, pretty straight forward , lost email settings that was it

  37. Reply Selvam May 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Dude, i applied according to instructions. Odin showed FAIL in red color. Then i reinsert battery, trying to get download mode but not successful even after several attempts. Can’t restart as well.
    It showed a screen where PHONE–!–PC. Yes a screen showing Phone Picture with ! Mark to PC Picture. Please rectify. Thanks.

    • Reply phani May 25, 2012 at 2:16 am

      ur phone has been soft bricked…

  38. Reply Mahadir Ahmad May 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    This is not for GT-i9100G, it is for GT-i9100G_CHN_CHN.Please do mention it otherwise it will cause soft bricked. I have confirmed it not work on my SGS2 i9100g. The model might closely same but MLO, modem.bin, bootloader (SBL.bin) is not same with i9100g.

    • Reply Selvam May 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      I guess you are right friend. Mine bricked. Hopefully others will read this before they update. This is a rare case, so don’t worry. This site is reliable.

    • Reply Mark May 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      i got the same issue… how did you recover back??

      • Reply Pradeep Neela May 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

        its mentioned in the article! enter into the recovery mode!

        • Mark May 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

          i cannot even do that… :( it dosent go in to recovery…

        • Selvam May 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm

          Once its soft bricked (Phone-!-PC) then can’t enter into recovery mode. restart, reinsert battery, nothing working. phone sent to technician which cost me some money.
          but hell what, i gained some experience, though a pain one. MALAYSIANS, please don’t update this version. not suitable for our I9100G models. wait for the ORIGINAL.

        • Pradeep Neela May 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

          it is official for some countries!

        • Mahyar May 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm

          Same Problem, how did you fix it Selvam ?

  39. Reply JaideepC May 1, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Despite many users asking you, you never list out the advantages/bug-fixes that a new Firmware Update has over the previous one.

    How is a person to decide whether to update his existing firmware or not?
    I have ICS 4.0.3 I9100XXLPS.

    What has been ‘fixed’ in ICS 4.0.3 ZCLP5 to make me want to invest an hour or so to upgrade.

    Will help if you spell this out.

    Thanks for this very useful website

  40. Reply user May 1, 2012 at 4:08 am

    when update coming in malaysia? now im stuck at 2.3.6

  41. Reply Kelvin April 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    i followed the step mention above and i found out that my phone was not able to pass the set up connection as shown below.

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9100G_APBOOT_I9100GZCLP5_CL440504_REVr07_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
    I9100G_CODE_I9100GZCLP5_CL440504_REVr07_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_I9100GZCLP5_REV_00_CL1130849.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-I9100G-MULTI-CSC-OZHLP5.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    i tried restarting it and it show me an icon of my phone and my computer pear together but there is a yellow triangle at the middle of the connectivity. i coundnt either get into recovery mode or download mode after this error. please help.

    • Reply Nimesh May 18, 2012 at 1:32 am

      Hi its seems u r not the only 1 who has faced this challenge. Dont fret. Kindly restore GB thru odin. U can find the restore file on sammobile.com.
      All d best

    • Reply Mahyar May 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Hi Kelvin ! I have the same problem, SetupConnection freeze, what should I do ?! did you fix it ?

  42. Reply Sunny April 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Hello

    To Download the ICS ZCLP5 ICS 4.0.3 Firmware package, it shows more than 12 hours and it is in chinese language. just help me out to get into English language & can download faster.

    Thank you

  43. Reply jiggerman April 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I hope this firmware is not in chinese…

  44. Reply ayaz April 30, 2012 at 12:50 am

    dear neal
    i want to know this update is stable and better for indian users because in china many google services is banned.

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