Note: Don’t install this firmware update, much stable ICS update is out, install it
Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream sandwich XXKPA firmware for Samsung galaxy s2 is out. This is third time when Samsung released an ICS beta firmware for its flagship product galaxy s2 and it is also 2012’s first ics firmware leaked by sammobile.
As we know it’s a beta firmware therefor no FOTA (firmware over the air) and no KIES update , we have to install it through a pc tool called Odin. XXKPA is same as previous two ics versions but this time samsung added more stability in this build.
Although there are some minor bugs exists due to beta release. check out what is good in it–
- Good battery backup
- Much faster than previous firmwares
- Smooth touch than old ones
- SD card and USB are working fine
- Camera app working without any crash
In other words this firmware is worth of trying although we cant compare it with stock firmware.
XXKPA ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware for Samsung Galaxy s2
Android version : 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Build date : 5 January 2012
I9100XXKPA_I9100OXAKPA_OXA.rar | 353.4 MB
Installing Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 XXKPA firmware on your Galaxy S2 GT i9100
After downloading firmware from above link , extract it and place files on easy to find place like desktop. Follow this step by step guide to install ics firmware on your phone.
Select these files in Odin
PIT –---> u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4.pit PDA –---> I9100_CODE_I9100XXKPA_CL51925_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 Phone –---> MODEM_I9100XXKPA_REV_02_CL1094591.tar.md5 CSC –---> GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXAKPA.tar.md5
Now install the kernel file , procedure is same as we did above. Disconnect the phone from computer, turn it Off and enter into the download mode
- Once your phone booted in download mode, connect it to the computer after which you will see that ID : COM section will turn yellow.
- Now click on PDA tab in Odin and select this file
- Hit the start button and in few moments kernel installation will complete, now you can disconnect your phone from pc
For smooth experience , boot your phone in recovery mode (Press Volume Up + Middle Key + Power key simultaneously while phone is switched off).
And select Wipe data/factory reset and also select Wipe Cache partition, once done select reboot system now in order to boot your phone in ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware
Congratulations!! enjoy the taste of Ice Cream sandwich on your galaxy S2