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Manual Update Galaxy S2 I9100 with Jellybean 4.2.2 Parandroid Firmware – Guide

Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone can now be installed with the latest Jellybean 4.2 based Paranoid Android firmware. This firmware is not just colourful, but also comes with all the goodness of Jellybean features. So, before we proceed to check on what are the detailed procedure on how to update with this firmware, you need to make sure that you go through the quick pre requisite which are mentioned below. Unfortunately, there is no clarity on by when there will be an official Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware but as in when it comes we will keep you posted.

Note: Though applying this firmware update will void the Warranty, you can at any point of time revert back to the factory firmware of whose the link is mentioned below;

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

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Make sure that you have created a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps. Ensure that you are not using KIES to back up the data as custom ROM firmware laden devices doesn’t support KIES.

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 the minimum charge left in your phone is 40%+ or else there is a risk of device getting turned off in the middle of firmware update. Also, you need to enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.
  • As this is the custom ROM firmware, you need to make sure that you have rooted your device. To check on whether your Galaxy S2 is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the PLAY Store. If your phone is not rooted, then you need to root the same with the help of below mentioned steps;

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

How to Root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on ICS XWLPO 4.0.4 Firmware

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.


Once you are done with the above mentioned steps, let’s head to the Next Page where we have mentioned the detailed tutorial.

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