`` Tutorial to Update Galaxy S2 with Official ICS 4.0 XXLPQ Firmware

How to Update Galaxy S2 with Official Android ICS 4.0.3 XXLPQ Firmware

Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 with XXLPQ ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware:

  • Download the XXLPQ Official Update Zip Package from here to your computer along with Odin3 v1.83 and once its  downloaded, extract the same in your computer.
  • From extracted files, open the Odin executable file in your computer and turn Off your device so as to enter your device in the Download Mode. Download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button after which a green robot will be shown indicating the Download Mode has been entered.

  • As soon as the device gets into the download mode, connect the same to your computer with the original USB Cable while keeping the Odin opened in your computer after which you will see that the ID : COM section will turn Yellow.

Odin for S2 Note: if the ID : COM section doesn’t turn Yellow, you need to check with two things which are mentioned below,

  • Install the USB Drivers in your computer &
  • Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings” and ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer.

S2 Connected

  • Click on the below mentioned option in Odin by clicking on the corresponding tab which is “PDA”. All the files can be found in the extracted file. Once the above mentioned files are selected, you now need to click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update.

PDA  - I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar.md5

  • Now, re insert the battery and enter the device in the recovery mode. To enter into the recovery mode, press Volume Up Key + OK button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.

  • In the recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys.

recovery mode

Note: At any point of time just in case if the process of firmware update gets stopped due to any reason, all you need to do is restart the process from the start by re inserting the battery.

That’s it congratulations, you have now successfully applied the firmware in your SAMSUNG Galaxy S2 GT I9100. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.


294 comments

  1. Ashish Kumar2099

    I have update the new version of ics in samsung galaxy s2, many of functions not working well,
    and the video clarity was dull.

    I suggest don’t upgrade this firmware. 
    There are many bugs.

  2. Hi Pradeep, this is very disappointing that you said this will be the official update. But as the official update is released by Samsung in India now, my phone still says it can not be upgraded via Kies as the phone is not supported.
    You should not have said that this is the official version.

  3. Hi Pradeep, this is very disappointing that you said this will be the official update. But as the official update is released by Samsung in India now, my phone still says it can not be upgraded via Kies as the phone is not supported.
    You should not have said that this is the official version.

  4. Hi Pradeep, this is very disappointing that you said this will be the official update. But as the official update is released by Samsung in India now, my phone still says it can not be upgraded via Kies as the phone is not supported.
    You should not have said that this is the official version.

  5. Is it possible to roll back this update and install the Original version through Kies as recently they Published the update for India?

  6. hi guys for those of u living in south africa i have just upgraded to ics 4.0.3 on my galaxy s2 via my service provider vodacom yes its official guys and let me tell u its awesum you want it yesterday already no problems at all i got mine go and get urs ENJOY

  7. Thanks for the link…but if I need to revert back to the GingerBread OS how could I do that?

  8. hey any one tell me that can i update my samsung galaxy s2 i9100-G with this ics 4.0.3 version ..????

  9. hey i have a small question. by following the above tutorial, will my binary flash counter be incremented as i’m flashing a “custom” yet official rom, or will it remain same ??

  10. Does it wipe all of my data ?

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