Galaxy S II

How to Update Galaxy S2 with Joel Droid Note 2 Apps Custom ROM Firmware

Galaxy S2 LogoLadies & Gentleman, Guys and the Girls! If you are using Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and is awaiting an all new firmware on the lines of new features which have recently been there Galaxy Note 2 and for LG Nexus 4 by Google then you no longer will have to look here and there as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can actually make your S2 GT I9100 look better in terms of an improved user interface but also you can turn your Galaxy SW2 faster than the rest. Many of the users often Google around on how to make their GALAXY S2 faster? The answer is simple, you need to look for the firmwares which are based on the EXT4 build as this file system effectively improves the speed.

Change log of Firmware:

  • Base updated to UHLPZ (amazingly stable & battery friendly)
  • Note 2 Video Player
  • Note 2 Paper Artist
  • Beats audio mod
  • Hold back to kill
  • S3 icon pack
  • Reverted back to Lidroid customizable 15 toggles (S3 themed)
  • Reverted to normal multi DPI Google Play Store v3.9.17
  • Better memory management

All the data in your device should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps manually. Make sure that you are only creating the backup with the help of below mentioned steps and not with the KIES as it doesn’t get the detected.

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

Download the Root Checker app from the Google PLAY Store to check whether your device is rooted or not. Just in case if your device is not rooted, with the help of below mentioned steps you can easily root your device.

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

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Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging and also make sure that your device is left with the minimum of 40% so as to make sure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. All the USB ports in your computer should have Full Read / Write access.


So assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

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  1. sidh

    December 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I am tired to download this file but always saying this……file not found please fix it.

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      just try again as we have refreshed the links…

  2. Swan

    December 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Download Link gives error. Please correct it.

  3. Mir

    December 2, 2012 at 3:41 am

    battery issue, else everything is working.

  4. Draft

    December 1, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Very smooth, it’s the most fluid so far. One question : how do I switch de battery icon to %?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      you can change the same from settings

  5. Festus

    November 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    So far no issues.

    • Amogh

      December 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Please send a link to download the joel rom…here the link doesnt works

      • Pradeep Neela

        January 30, 2013 at 12:05 am

        the link has been updated for the Joel Droid Package

  6. Amit Puri

    November 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Not updating.
    Showing E:Signature verification failed

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      rot your device again

  7. David

    November 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm


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