Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone can now be upgraded with the latest ICS 4.0.4 firmware which was released recently in the Nordic countries. This update fixes issues related to the camera app and issues with the flash light. As of now there is no estimated time on by when there will be an official update of ICS 4.0.4 but we can expect an all new version of firmware dubbed as Jellybean 4.1.1. Please note that for applying this update, you need not root your device and also just in case if you have rooted the device, the root access will be revoked and the warranty can be reclaimed. This firmware is dubbed as XWLPO and ropes in the latest ICS 4.0.4 firmware update. This firmware has been officially released in UK and since there is no boot loader in this update, anyone can apply this firmware in their unlocked Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone.
Disclaimer: If all the instructions are followed which are mentioned in this article, there is no possibility of bricking the phone. We should not be held responsible in any manner for damage happened to your Galaxy S2 due to not following the instructions.
Since this update is not officially yet rolled out in all the countries and has no boot loader, this can be applied to all the devices which has the model number of I9100. You can find the model number from the path “Settings > About Phone”. Just in case if you wish to root the device, we will very soon be coming up with the rooting article which will help you to root the device.
Before proceeding you need to ensure that all the user level data in the device is backed up since the data in the device will have to be wiped off. Don’t make use of PC Suite for backing up the data as it doesn’t support the beta or unreleased firmwares.
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”
Ensure that minimum charge left in the device is 50% or else the device may get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable all the security suites present in your device as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned things, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up the detailed guide on how to apply this XWLPO ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware update.