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How to manually Flash Ice Cream Sandwich On Samsung Galaxy S2

By david bennington on Monday, December 3, 2012 0 comments

The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 is now a few days ago released . In Germany, it still leaves at least two weeks in coming, owners of devices with branding providers may have to wait even longer. We show you how to get Android 4.0.3 still has - and still today.

It's almost the weekend - because you can take some small project in Flash Attack! Therefore, we want to show you how to reflashing the official European version of Android 4.0.3 "Ice Cream Sandwich" (Samsung firmware XXLPQ) on his Samsung Galaxy S2 - without having to wait for the OTA update or GRAVEL need. It's basically harmless, really not difficult and should take even for an untrained user no longer than an hour to complete. Nevertheless, a few pointers to start:

  • This guide applies only to the standard model of the Galaxy S2 (Galaxy S II GT-I9100 GSM). Owners "more exotic" variants as I9100G or I9100M: Let me check it, your device may be destroyed!
  • Before you begin, read our instructions completely and follow the instructions so meticulously as possible.
  • This is not an official update path. Even if the risk of loss is very low and the SGS2 as almost "unbrickbar" applies, can always happen. We neither Samsung nor take responsibility for any damage.
  • Who Custom firmwares and / or reflashing ROMs or rootet his device, forfeited (at least on paper) its warranty.
  • Who flashes Ice Cream Sandwich on the method described here will lose - not mandatory, but may be - all data stored on the device and apps. First create so be sure to back up all important data.
Read all warnings and understood? Well, then you can start yes.

Preparation: This is what we need

  • A PC with Windows (XP)
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 with at least half charged battery
  • A USB connection cable
  • The flashing tool ODIN
  • The firmware package (Attention, about 380 MB!)
  • Download via Filefactory 
  • Who wants to be rooten SGS2 is (recommended): CF-Root for XXLPQ firmware

All files can simplicity land in a folder, for example, on the desktop. The ZIP files and unpack them. Note: The tar file contained no extract. In Windows Explorer, so it should look something like:
install ics on galaxy s2



Ice Cream Sandwich firmware flash XXLPQ

Now you can start the actual flash process. As I said: Do not panic, it can actually happen.

  1. Make sure that the Samsung software KIES is closed on the PC!
  2. The Samsung Galaxy S2 shut down
  3. First, the key combination Volume Down, Home and Power, Volume Up, followed by one to boot into download mode. This video shows how to do it:
    Samsung Galaxy S2 - How To Download Mode

  4. Now restart your PC ODIN.
  5. In the "PDA" select the unzipped firmware package in the form of file I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar.md5.
  6. Now connect your phone via USB cable to the PC. Drivers may now be installed and you must wait a few seconds. Finally, a yellow box that says "0: [COMX]" appear, where X is a number. Odin should now look like this:
  7. Now click "Start".
  8. After a short delay (about 2 minutes), the firmware is flashed. Once the yellow box is green and the word "PASS" appears, you've made it. Now, the cable must be removed.
Congratulations, you have succesfully followed the

If in the process something went wrong and after several minutes of waiting time nothing stirred - do not panic. Take out battery, reinsert and try again - the experience shows that it usually works.

Last resort at boot loops: Do not panic battery out, wait 3 minutes battery back inside!. By high volume, home and power to boot into recovery mode ( see video ). Go with volume buttons to "Wipe Data / Factory Reset" and press the Home and Power (depending on recovery version). Thus, the device is reset to factory settings, now the update should be no problem.

Rooten Samsung Galaxy S2 with Ice Cream Sandwich

Whether in direct connection or later - who have Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" will also equal rooten still can do it quite easy to do on the CF-Root kernel, we have also packed in our package . A pleasant side effect: ClockworkMod Recovery is also installed, which allows you to install custom ROMs.

For rooting, simply repeat the above flash process, but with the root kernel file CF-Root-SGS2_XX_XEO_LPQ-PROPER-v5.4-CWM5.tar in "PDA" box. In this case, no data is deleted.

At startup should the infamous yellow triangle appears, can cause this with the app Triangle Away remove.

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