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How to Update Vodafone Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Official ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

Vodafone LogoVodafone powered Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 now gets an all new Official ICS update. In the due course of this article we will be checking out a detailed procedure on how you can update with official version of your region which are Spain, united Kingdom, Romania, Ireland & Germany. Please note that we don’t have the detailed list of change log on what are the changes with which firmware but as in when we get the details, we will update with the same. Though most of the users might have got the official update via OTA but just in case if you haven’t got the update or say just in case if you are on the custom ROM firmware then you can apply the same manually by following this article. This update is dubbed as BULPC Android 4.0.3 Firmware.

Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Rooting Information: Applying this update doesn’t mean that you need to root the device before & also the device will not get rooted after applying this update. Just in case if your device is rooted, after applying this update the rooting access will be revoked. We will soon come up with the rooting process at the earliest.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data there in your Galaxy S GT I9000 needs to be backed up, ensure that you are using the below mentioned steps to backup all your data. Since this update is not yet officially pushed via KIES, it won’t be detected in KIES as of now.

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

  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 80% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be responsible).
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy S2 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

USB Debugging

  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.

Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, let’s head to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.

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  1. faisal

    October 2, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I need soft w update samsung glaxy s2

    • Pradeep Neela

      October 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      which update,?

  2. myr

    May 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

    my galaxy s2 automatically updated itself to ics however after finishing the upgrade i can no longer use the google search app. everytime i search something the screen just goes black for some seconds and then back to the home page. how do i fix this? pls help

    • SGS2

      September 4, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Same thing happened to my SGS2. What I did…factory reset the phone and the browser and google search works just fine. But you have to backup first your contacts, pics, call logs and all other important files you have in your s2.

  3. rexy

    April 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

    How about the Middle East buyers of S2?
    What update can we use?

  4. jay

    April 18, 2012 at 4:17 am

    isit essential to wipe an factory reset?

  5. Connor Williamson

    April 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Does not work on SGS2 I am not sure weather i need the CSC Phone and PIT files or whether it does just not work

  6. Mir

    April 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I have not purchased S2 from vodaphone shall I update ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      no, its not for your device!

  7. Chris

    April 17, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Is this ok for Bell/Rogers Canada?

  8. pieter

    April 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Hello, Can I use the German version for The Netherlands?

  9. Enrique

    April 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    can i install this update if I live in Puerto Rico. and wich one should I install. Actually I have 4.03 xxlps wich is a litle unstable.

  10. Jon

    April 16, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Will this also work for phones on Talk Mobile which uses Vodafone?

  11. nima

    April 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    hi neela
    whats changed in this version?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      there are many visual changes with performance fixes!

      • Bill

        April 16, 2012 at 12:10 am

        Is RSAP (Remote Sim Application Protocol) now supported in this update?
        NB: It has been removed from all other ICS firmware but has been present in all versions of Gingerbread
        Please advise

      • George Mellie

        May 10, 2012 at 1:35 am

        Performance fixes? My battery lasts about 65% as long as it did with Gingerbread (the Androis OS seems to consume a lot more). The auto-brightness seems to disable itself(!). IMHO, I can’t see any advantages of switching – if you’re thinking about it, hold off!

  12. Philip

    April 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

    What about Australian Vodafone users – can we use the UK update ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

      NO, its not recommended

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