How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with XXKP8 ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware

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After the success of Firmwares XXKP1XXKP2 for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Android 4.0 and Android 4.0.1 respectively, it’s now time that an all new leak of Android 4.0.3 to hit the servers. What a day for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users, it’s the first day of the year 2012 and we are here with the 1st article of the year for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users. In the due course of the article we will check out on how you can apply this firmware which is dubbed as XXKP8 Android 4.0.3.

Please note that this release of 4.0.3 is not an official release from Samsung Electronics and there is no ETA on by when this update of Android 4.0.3 will be pushed officially via KIES. Also, since this is the leaked version and not the final version it has to be updated using the Odin and not via KIES. Please note that this is not the official firmware released by Samsung Electronics and also we don’t have any ETA for the same.

Advisory: This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences.

This firmware still has some bugs which are minor though but will be solved in the coming versions which will be rolling out soon. Just in case if you feel that there are some bugs which needs urgent attention then do let us know in the comments section as we will try our level to pass the same to the developers.

Note: This update is not for Galaxy S2 I9100G users and is strictly for the devices of whose the model number is GT I9100. If you are not sure of the Model number then you can find by dialing “*#1234#” in your phone after which you will get to see the model number of your phone.

Disclaimer: Please note that this process of firmware update is not recommended for the basic users and is only recommended for the advanced users. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in any manner after applying this update.

Rooting Information:

  • Applying this firmware in your Galaxy S2 won’t Root your device.
  • Just in case if you have rooted your device then after applying this firmware, the rooting access will be revoked.

We will soon come up with an article in the next few coming days wherein you can easily root your Galaxy S2 on XXKI4 Android 4.0.3 Firmware.

So, to keep things simple, you need to follow the list of Pre Requisites first and once you are done with those you need to head to the procedure to update Galaxy S2 with 4.0.3 Firmware in the next page.

  • raymond

    hi how can i download chinese firmware for samsung s2, i buy at australia. thanks

  • Saket

    Works life a charm! Thanks!

  • hamzh

    Root

  • fury

    i updated my s2 to ics 4.0.3 unfortunately i’m having issues with this update. it freezes on the samsung logo when it restarts. i mean samsung did updated this on my phone. it’s frustrating don’t know what’s going on??

  • neil

    My ringtone says unknown ringtone after i have recieved a call or text then i keep missing calls.When i try to change it in the sounds menu it then freezes and i hav eto reboot to get it to work.

  • fawzi

    Hello, I want to ask, does this update contain the languages Arabic and Hebrew ? i’ll be waiting for a reply from someone who tried this update, thanks.

  • Minaung

    I want to upgrade ICS my galaxy S2. Though I have heard that after upgrading ICS, Kies does not support software update furthermore. Samsung also say they will not grande about security. So should I proceed or not. Give me advice.

  • Piyush Gaur

    Hey guys, i am unable to view the complete messages which i have backed up before the OS upgrade of my S2. can someone help me out on this?

  • pavan

    Hi…i want to downgrade to 2.3.3 or 2.3.6 from ics since i have the same probs mentioned above. Can you please provide me the link for the rom for 2.3.3 or 2.3.6

  • shailu

    amm not able to finish it. it strucks at set partition. what shall be done, pls advice

  • Gemma

    hi.

    my samsung galaxy s II just updated automatically and now i have the android version 4.0.3 but my phone keeps freezing, i cant get on the internet on my phone and all it does it comes up white blank screen then a black blank screen then goes back to contacts or home screen with a pop up saying sorry, internet isnt working.

  • madhur verma

    can we downgrade this version to 2.3.5 or 2.3.3 gb ??if we can please send me the link….

  • madhur

    Too many glitches on this updaye…homescreen lock is the main problem…can the version of my s2 downgrade?

  • madhur

    hey i tries the odi updating from another server but now it dosnt reboots and black screen comes as a homescreen…….wt to do??

    • Pradeep Neela

      reinsert the battery and update the same again!

  • Adil

    it doesnt work what am i suposed to do

  • Adil

    no bro it says internet has unfortunately closed only google chrome works and when dialing numbers its very slow

  • Adil

    My internet is not working after installing the latest firmware for Gti9100 samsung galaxy s2

  • annnn

    didnt get update from the galaxy s2 19100 2.3.5

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to update the device manually!

  • albano93

    Thx a lot for this article. It worked perfectly for me. I am now in testing mode and will update of bug. Actually yes the face recognition does not work. Is there a bug fix for this ?

    Cheers

  • Gaby

    hi

    while updating, I remove the USB by accident and now I’m stock with a triangle a phone and a pc logo all the time no matter what I do, any help???

  • Shoaib

    I m trying to update my s2 via Odin.
    This is how the process went, and it got stuck at sonnection setup for a very very long time. So i closed Odin and restarted. Bur again the results are the same. Please advice. Appreciate your help.

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9100_CODE_I9100XXKP8_CL42141_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_I9100XXKP8_REV_02_CL1092599.tar.md5 is valid.
    GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXAKP8.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:18)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      check with the usb connection!

  • asd

    I just bought samsung galaxy s2 and its android version is 4.0.3. I have problems with it. To many times happens that the screen freezes and shows only the wallpaper, not other icons or anything else. How can i solve this. Please help.

  • http://androidadvices.com rico

    hi…i just want to ask if there is update or upgrade for samsung galaxy s2 I9100G???my s2 is new but i want to upd8 to ice cream sandwich version….please help…how can i upgrade it?????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      AS OF NOW THERE IS NO ICS, BUT AS IN WHEN IT COMES, WE WILL COVER THE SAME!

  • http://faceboo.com rico

    i just want to ask if there is an update for those samsung galaxy s2 I9100G in upgrading to ice cream sandwich??please i need your help…??????my s2 is new and i found out it is samsung galaxy s2 I9100G??pplease answer i want to upd8 my android…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is n ics for i9100G

  • raveesh

    HI,
    I have upgraded to my galaxy S2 with this version but after OS upgrade my phone vibrates at random times without any reason.Please let me know how how to fix this issue

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      have you updated the kernel?

  • sd

    when the android 4.0 ics firmware for gt i9100G is out?..please..make one for it..:)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      there is no eta but will be rolling out very soon!

  • Javad

    Hi. I tried to update the frameware of my device. (I did not reset my phone at first). It stock in making conection in odin3 V1.83 for hours so I unplugged my phone. I want to go back to an earlier version like 2.3.6 but it stock again in whle the last action was “boot”. After hours, I unplugged the phone again but I could not access the download any more or I can not even turn on my device. I was suspecious that it the battery might be empty so I connect the phone to charger but no thing happened. I need your support. By the way, when I connect the phone it shows an unkown device with the name “SEC S5PC110 TEST B/D”.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      update with the next build of ics!

      • javad

        Hi again. I can not get to download mode anymore. Actually I can not turn on my device at all. by the way, I am sure that my battery is not empty.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          we cant help if you are enable to enter into the download mode!

  • chris

    I installed the 4.0 last night, but then the home buttom and the screen lock are not working at all. Could anyone instruct me how to install back the official 2.3.5 and how?

    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      a new version has come in the form of 4.0.3, update with the same!

      • Alltogether

        hi pradeep..when the gt i9100G ROM 4.0 ics is out?..please make one..:(..i’m really want this ROM..

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          it will be out soon!

  • ron hickmott

    hi there, im trying to update from 2.3.6 to ics 4.0.3 on my galaxy s2. im getting an “internal server error 500″ on one ics link and sent to “hotfile.com” on anther.any ideas?

  • Tony Nunn

    I’ve installed the ROM and baring a few bugs it works well. However, calendar doesn’t work. Anybody else got this issue?

    • TudyX

      I’ve tried this version and I receive app force close for calendar and other basic apps every 2 minutes, I entered again recovery mode and cleared cache and reset to factory settings again and still don’t worked, so I came back to 2.3.6 :-(

  • kamal

    links is not working. plz fix it

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we are working on the same!

  • Tahir

    Hi Neal,

    When is the new Update going to come out of ICS?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      there is no eta on the same but will be coming out very soon!

  • Tahir

    Hi Neal,

    When is the NEXT version is coming…any idea????

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      there is no eta on the same but will be coming very soon!

  • andrew

    Hey, is the links gone?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      links are fixed!

  • Andrew

    8. My alarm won’t work. Was nearly late for work today
    9. Alot of games won’t work – ie: Words with Friends
    10. Region date/time auto setup won’t work. Had to do it manually.

  • Edgar

    Hi, keeps crashing, alarm doesn’t work most of the times needs reboot to work, freezes on home screen and shuts down any suggestion, overall is excellent.
    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      please install the kernel as mentioned!

  • selena

    hi neil happy new year by the way wanted to ask you something, i updated my phone to this version yesterday and rooted it but i have this message that gets stuck in the notification bar asking me to update software and when i go onto it and agree it keeps coming up Processing Failed and i cant get rid of it it keeps poping on my screen do you have any idea how to get rid of it please it doesnt want to go thank you

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      clear the cache and check, if the problem persists then you need to again re apply the update!

  • Øystein Gisnås

    Currently, the two most severe bugs keeping me from using this firmware for regular use are:

    1. Exchange account does not work. When I try to set up a new account in social hub, I get the error message “Unfortunately, Email has stopped”

    2. Widgets and icons on the home screen disappear after a while, leaving only the wallpaper visible. I have to restart the phone to continue.

  • martyn

    i hav done all the necessary actions and i was waiting for the phone to auto reboot but its still not doing it. its stucked in the downloading mode
    plis help
    all the needed files are present..
    i recently updated to 2.3.6

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      remove the battery, re insert and again follow the instructions!

      • Claudine

        I have also have a problem with the battery, it only charges 1/4. what instructions do I need to follow? thanks

  • Øystein Gisnås

    Currently, the two most severe bugs keeping me from using this firmware for regular use are:

    1. Exchange account does not work. When I try to set up a new account in social hub, I get the error message “Unfortunately, Email has stopped”

    2. Widgets and icons on the home screen disappear after a while, leaving only the wallpaper visible. I have to restart the phone to continue.

  • Imran

    Hi pradeep,

    I just Bought my 1st android device samsung S2 and now its version is 2.3.3 …
    My model No by dialing *#1234# is

    PDA : I910JPKG2
    PHONE : I9100XXKF1
    CSC : I9100OJPKG1

    Can i Update my version from android 2.3.3 to this Android 4.0.3 ?

    Also in the advisers field it is said tht \ should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES\
    Does it mean the CDMA devices ???

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, it means that the phones which just work on one particular sim card like contract phones!

  • yubzee

    hi neal,
    after updating it, my gallery keeps crashing,the camera and the apps aswell despite doing everything mentioned.why is this
    or this is a problem everyone is facing.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      go to manage apps and clear the cache of that particular app!

      • http://www.pravasicabs.com aradhya

        hi pradeep

        I have updated ics 4.0.3 on yesterday, there is some minor problems are there, so i like to roll back to my older version 2.3.6 via kies kindly help me about this anybody.

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          yes you can roll back to any firmware version!

  • Ale_Brasil

    Hi, the only problem is the battery life….it eat the battery in a half day!!!

    Neal, do you think we will have soluction for this?

    Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it will be fixed in the coming versions!

  • Ale_Brasil

    The only problem is the battery….it eat the battery in half day.

    Neal do you think we wiil have soluction for this?

    Thanks

  • najib

    HI .. the rom works fine but i need to know how to install the official ics theme .. thanks in advance

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      THANKS FOR YOUR APPRECIATION!

  • najib

    I installed it and it works fine .. but how can i have the official ICS theme on it .. thanks for the help

  • Najib

    ok update ROM works fine but it doesnt have the ics Theme .. where can i get it from ? THankk you

  • kehinde

    hi, it feels as though the bluetooth is somewhat slower compared to previous firmwares. is this a fact. current speed is about 47Kbps. i also had a wifi problem for a while- it stayed for long on authentication.

    overall- great. thanks.

  • Mohd

    Guys, great to have a test on the new 4.0.3. Except for the occasionally hung, I did find that the new ICS the worth the try. I did find the apps icon are displayed much faster than before in the Market. To move the apps from one page to a new page is much easier than before. I will continue trying it.

    Thanks guys for giving us a chance to try this out.

  • Walido

    I had the same issues as Pinaki and CG mentioned.. Im back to official 2.3.6.. will wait for another update and many thanks to this website for letting us try atleast every leaked update.

  • Fahmid

    Hi,
    My phone has the following version :
    PDA : I9100XWKJ3
    PHONE: I9100XXKI4
    CSC : UNKNOWN

    I updated the phone on November 2011. things are fine but the problem is (it was from the very beginning) all on a sudden the phone freezes! everything works fine but no calls & no browsing unless you go for a restart!! this problem is still there…any idea ?
    can I get any improvement if I update to ICS.

    Pls. Reply….Thanks!!

    Fahmid.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes there are improvements in this ics built but not t a100% stable one though! it still have some issues!

  • Bakir

    Dear Pradeep
    Please help.I cannot install contacts through google sync.Please advice how to do it.

    Thanks

    Regards
    Bakir

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      its a bug and will be solved by developers in the next version!

  • sherwin m

    hi. i just want to know what would be the difference between this update (using Odin) and the official update from samsung (using Kies)? Would they work the same. Thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Odin is an unofficial tool! kies is an official fw update tool!

  • CG

    Installed ICS 4 last night.

    Few observations – Same as Pinaki’s
    – Most of the changes seems to be with Google stuffs only.
    1. Battery consumption – still high.
    2. Kies does not work >> It works for me – Phone is detected and I can browse through contents but no updates as known.
    3. Some time home screen freezes and none of the icons are visible – Nothing helps other than restart/force shutdown. This happens very often.
    4. When you select for restart option it does not restart, you have to force shutdown – True, Had to remove battery a couple of times ;-( (Note: just installed last night and had to do this couple of times within)
    5. Many of the market applications does not install and report “file not signed properly” > Installed apps from backup doesn’t show anymore in Market under MyApps for further updates.
    6. Under software update my product does not get registered and report back error.
    7. Visual appearance – nothing great. Kovdev ICS theme was excellent when compared to this.

    Team, Thanks for your efforts!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      thanks cg for your kind feedback!

  • Pinaki Chatterjee

    Hi Experts,

    I installed ICS successfully but following are my observations. (Cache cleared, Kernal Installed, Also factory reset performed) Before reporting I even re-installed the OS 2-3 times to ensure I am not missing anything, (No firewall or AV activated during installation process)

    Working on this since last more than 24 hours

    1. Contacts which were backed up could not be restored as it does not import form SD though the option is available, but when you manually go in to the folder and click on the backed up contact file it start to download one by one but then hangs after some time. This is a major issue and need to be fixed immediately or else update is waste of time
    2. Kies does not work
    3. Some time home screen freezes and none of the icons are visible
    4. When you select for restart option it does not restart, you have to force shutdown
    5. Many of the market applications does not install and report “file not signed properly”
    6. Under software update my product does not get registered and report back error

    Will report further as I move forward

    Cheers
    Pinaki

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      really appreciate your feedback! we will pass on the same to the developer!

  • Pradeep Kumar

    Hi Pradeep – I have always been following your website & found it really helpful.Your work is highly appreciated.

    This particular version was successfully loaded onto my S2 ,however i ended up with lot of issues.

    For instance when i tried opening my contacts it just hung & nothing happened. I cleared the cache as advised by you on many posts.But that dint help.

    So im forcibly going back to 2.3.6 . I will probably try the ICE CREAM when its totally error free :)

    Thanks for your help again

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      as of now there is no eta on the same but be rest assured that as in when it gets released, we will post the same within a flash! :)

      Thanks for your trust in us!

  • Walido

    Hi Neal

    should i uncheck the re-partition while updating

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes, un check the re partition!

  • Alain

    faceunlock not work! forcing is stopped.

  • Nikie

    Hi Neal,

    This one is awesame! I love it.
    Thanks..and Happy New Year!

    Regards.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO FROM TEAM ANDROIDADVICES!

  • Pinaki Chatterjee

    Hi Experts,

    Thanks for publishing the update. Here are my observations after the installation

    1. My contacts are the most important to restore, I tried to restore from the SD Card backup but it simply hangs for some time and then notify that file format not supported were as in 2.3.6 it got updates very easily.
    2. Phone still hangs and report force shutdown of different application
    3. Many application from the market does not get installed and report \file not signed correctly\
    4. Kies connects and functions but it does not take the backup from the software.

    Please help how to restore my contacts rest is ok and will wait till next release

    Cheers,
    Pinaki

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you should have used the backup procedures which we repeatedly mention,
      clear the cache and install the kernel as mentioned in the article!
      kies will take the backup but for that you need to install the kernel first!

  • Marvin

    Hello Pradeep,

    Just applied this update on my device since yesterday. However, I have noticed 4 major issues so far.

    1. Randomly Reboots (even without doing anything).
    2. GPS seems not working
    3. WIFI gets diconnected.
    4. Software update fails and could not get rid in the notification bar.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      apply the kernel and clear the cache, things will be fixed!

  • Rob

    Hi There

    I have done the upgrade to 4.0.3 and also done the Kernel – I have got the following problems/fixes for you to work on
    1. Screens lock up (as mentioned above) get blank screens and I just get the wallpaper and no icons etc… I have to re-boot to get things going again
    2. It keeps coming up that Exchange has stopped (I am using a email with MS exchange) but keeps stopping ?
    3. When new email arrive the icon does now not show how many unread email you have – but this works on SMS icon.
    4. Very difficult to setup 2 different wifi connecntion – have to go through the setups and it would not scan for new connection, but after a while I got it to get a new connection and I added it. When you reboot you ohine it does not pick up the wifi connections if you have more than 1 ??
    5. No weather comes up on the lock screen when you have PIN !
    6. When doing Text messages there is no TX9 coming up even though I have selected a predictive word but nothing !
    7. Battery – not lasting very long – previous version 2.3.5 lasted longer!
    I do understand that this is a pre-release – but though I would give you some feed back to see if anyone else had these problems etc.
    Great work on bringing it out prior to the official release :)
    Thanks Heaps
    Rob

  • kooshal

    does it use a signed kernel? and will flashing to this fw void my phone’s warranty?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      it won’t void the warranty,

  • Pankaj Mishra

    Hi,

    My model number is GT-I9100G and baseband version on I9100GDDKI1. Please confirm if XXKP8 can be installed on this.

    Thanks,
    Pankaj

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you cant apply this update!

  • Pankaj

    Hi,

    My model number is GT-I9100G and baseband version is I9100GDDKI1. Please confirm if this upgrade can be applied on this model.

    Thanks,
    Pankaj

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      It can’t be updated for I9100G

      • Pankaj Mishra

        But the model number starts with “GT”. Will it ever be applicable for GT-I9100G?

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          its not for I9100G

  • Sunny Thukral

    just an observation with this firmware, joining two contacts makes the contacts application crash, have you faced this situation?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      clear the cache and install the kernel!

  • Goutham

    Hi Neel….When will u be publishing ICS updates for Samsung Galaxy note…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      we will soon post the same as in when it arrives!

  • kehinde

    wow! it’s beautiful! however my csc say unknown! any way to fix this?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes, it will be fixed in the coming version, its not an issue!

  • N

    Hi Neal,
    I got this mgs that says : Damaged SDcard! You may have to reformat.
    I have tried to find it in the Storage where I could do to format the sdcard, but I couldn’t find it there. Any ideas how to do this?
    By the way the new look looks great just some bugs, frozed sometime but everything works there

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes, format the card in the fat 32 mode!

  • wacki

    do you an internet access to update the firmware. . because my net connection suddenly shuts off in the middle of update. . . can you please help me what am i going to do . . please please please. . .

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      check with the usb ports and ensure that you have full admin access!

  • wacki

    do yo need internet access in updating the firmware or not????? because while updating my firmware my net connection suddenly gone. . . what am i going to do. . .

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you need internet access to download the files!

  • JuJuBi

    better check the MARKETS app. it doesnt allow to install any apps. it comes up with an error message – could not be downloaded due to an error. i have tried upgrading markets to 3.4.4 but still the same. better check this one out.

    • francis

      Market is doing fine.. check it again.. maybe its your connection.. or try to clear cache…

  • roy

    can i still use kies after updating my phone

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no, kies wont support this after updating!

  • FRANCIS

    Hey Neal,

    Thanks a lot.. installed it… its kinda slow though.. a little bit of lag at times… one more question how can I sync my contacts to facebook accounts? thanks…

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      you can download from the facebook app!

  • marjan

    Happy new year, question to all: Where can I find the link to download the 4.03??:D Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      its there in the procedure section!

  • roy

    if i in stale ics can i still use kies

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      no you cant use kies!

  • Sachin

    I have installed it successfully.
    I see one issue: The home screen gets stuck within 5- 10 seconds. I see background wallpaper in full screen with no other option (bottom 4 icons missing)

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      YOU NEED TO INSTALL THE KERNEL AND CLEAR THE CACHE!

  • roy

    is this ics usable for everyday usage,does everything work ok,if instaled would i still be able to use kies

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      as of now its not yet rolled out via kies!

  • roy

    Is this ics stable for everyday use is there anything that dont work,would i be able to use kies

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes its pretty much stable!

  • stanislaw

    Tak

  • slam

    installed on my SGS2.. working fine but TW launcher always crashed. Wifi need to trigger if not sometimes unable to automatic connect. Battery not lasting as compare to 2.3.6 and phone is overheated. Reverted back to 2.3.6 and waiting for better update with root package. Anyway, great job and I really appreciate all the hardwork from androidadvices.com

  • azmir

    ■The download mode can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
    i try many time to go download mode, but no work why?
    the screen view low battery!! can’t download!!
    please help me….

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      charge the battery as mentioned in the article, please follow the instructions!

      • azmir

        still the same

  • francis

    Neal,

    Thank you very much for fixing the link. What is new in this firmware? can we still the orange thing when scrolling from panes to panes? What is improved in this fw? would this be okay if later on ICS will be released for S2? Many thanks..

    Francis

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      this firmware is now much more stable and usable for day to day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmcole101 Cole Mayes

    OH! It looks so pretty and awesome! Thanks for working so hard for all of us, guys!

    Since “rooting” is not available, is there a current solution for me to use Titanium Backup Pro to restore all my apps? I live and work on a university campus where we must authenticate through a proxy server to access the internet. Since our city hasn’t reached 3G yet, it will take ages for me to reinstall all my apps using 2G.

    Any suggestions or ideas, or when we might see a rooting process?

    Again, thanks, guys! :-)
    Cole

  • JuJuBi

    Is this version of firmware stable? Are all applications and links working as they should?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes its almost stable version!

  • Anjan

    How to enable applucation installion from unknown sources cant find it anywhere in settings plz help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      You can enable from the path, Settings > Applications and then tick on Unknown Sources

    • DR SRIKANTH

      installation for unknown sources is not in applications in this firmware. open security and scroll down . you will find the checkbox for installation for unknown boxes

  • http://readanjan.blogspot.com Anjan

    How to enable application installion from unknown sources cant find it any where in settings plz help

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Go to path Settings > Applications and then tick on Unknown Sources

  • kehinde

    Hi Neal, happy new year to year and everyone at AndroidAdvices. truly wish you the best this year.
    the links are not working, can you pls check it again, and also will this version have the rectangular re flashes?
    thanks.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Links have been fixing!

  • Atik

    Hi Neal,
    Whats not working in this Beta?

    Regards,
    Atik

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Links are now fixed

      • Atik

        Hi Pradeep,
        Sorry if I was not clear in my question, all I needed to know if this firmware was stable enough for everyday use? I tried this firmware and these are the few things that I noticed: The Firmware still has bugs, Runs Smoothly in scrolling, but tends to freeze every now and then. Connectivity still has issues. Syncing contacts with gmail is buggy. Great if you want to try it out but I would not recommend it for daily usage. Will wait for much stable release. Camera worked on the first use but after that there was errors.

        Regards,
        Atik

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          no, its not yet stable for everyday use!

    • Anjo

      What`s Working
      Basic functions Phone, Camera, Video recording
      3G Video Calling
      ICS Gtalk with multiple account and Video Calling
      WiFi is stable (atleast for me)
      Mobile Data works both 3G and 2G
      Exchange server, IM and email works fine
      Market version 3.4.4
      Flash Working properly on browser

      What`s not working
      Facelock doesn`t work.. You will not be able to configure it — FIX available
      Battery indicator gives faulty stats sometime
      Home screen hangs and nothing will show up except wallpaper. (All other background functions will work), need to reboot system
      Heavy games and apps gets closed
      Facebook gives problems with SocialHub but works perfectly with Facebook Android App
      Random reboots, although very less
      Network notification bars shows always full independent of signal strength
      NITZ support
      Update in comment section if you find something else..

      • Ravz

        Both cameras are not working :( !!

  • FRANCIS

    Neal,

    there’s a problem with the link.. got a bad gateway message.. What is new in this fw? I will be waiting for your reply.. Thanks..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Links are now fixed , please check now!

  • FRANCIS

    Neal,

    Can you please check the link.. i can’t download it. What’s new in this firmware… thank you..

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Links are now fixed , please check now! sorry for issues!

  • bilal

    WHEN AN CUSTOM ROM.KERNEL.OR STOCK ARE COMING FOR THE GT-I9000.NO UPDATE FOR GT-I9000 GOOGLE ANDROID AND AMSUNG ELECTRONICS DON T CARE OF GT-I9000??? S3 RELEASING ON FEBRUARY I WILL BUY HIM BECAUSE I JUQT LOVE ANDROIDADVICES.COM TO UPDATE THE PHONE!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      Links are now fixed , please check now! it will be released soon!

  • Pankaj

    Hi
    Neal,
    There is no updates on i9000 for long days. Why are you not posting teamhacksung Build 12 which is available on XDA?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      yes it will be published soon!

      • bilal

        Right pankaj and zlso (Links are removed by Moderator) has published the new 2.3.6 xwjv1 for gt-i9000 but still not posted on androidadvices.com waiting from long time please guys post some update fir gt-i9000

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          we will come up with the same soon!

      • bilal

        But neal rc2 is out gor gt-i9000 on xda but you guys haven t posted in androidadvices.com why???

        • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

          yes will be coming out with the same v soon!

    • SANJEEV

      Updated my SGS 2 with ICS 4.0.3, FM radio not working, Video player freezes during playing and Home screen becomes blank, i.e without any icons….Guys can anyone help me out??

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

        all these will be added in the next version!

  • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

    Links are working perfectly!