Download & Install Official Android 4.0 ICS Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2

Yes, the wait is over. You can download and install official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S II now. Samsung released official Android 4.0.3 ICS XXLPQ Firmware for Europe region. As usual, you can install this ICS XXLPQ Firmware on other region SGS2 I9100 model too. For those who can’t wait for official ICS release on Samsung Kies, you can install this Europe ICS firmware with Odin software now…

Official Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2

Antutu Benchmark score
TouchWiz Launcher
Software information

Well, this very first official ICS firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2 is good. What are the new features? Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich goodies like face unlock, data usage, hardware GPU acceleration are included of course. Performance is good too as you can see from Antutu Benchmark. Battery life? Need time to find out that. Can I root it now? Need to wait for XXLPQ CF-Root or use Odin Mobile Pro to install it (and get rooted automatically). Anyway, do try it out and enjoy ICS on your Samsung Galaxy S2…

Installation guide ~ How to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2 with Odin?

Download official Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2 here.


  1. ICS finally, great news, thanks Jayce.

    Is the upgrade from CheckromHD problem free? And does the upgrade wipe installed apps and settings?

  2. Great news, but 14 hour download? Seriously?
    4,5MB in 30 minutes is way to slow πŸ™

    If I upgrade from a rootet phone with FOTA, will it be unrooted?
    FOTA is faster than this download, but i want to keep the rooting features

  3. Need to know a few things.. im using a stock rom but rooted.. but kies says my phone cant ve updated via kies. So am i to belive that if we root, we cant SW update via kies?.

    We we follow that video guide, all my current apps and files from my 2.3.6 will still be intact?

    Just wanna know if this Firmware is really worth the update? CM9 is coming soon i guess

    • The problem is not related with root. I have root and I’m able to update through Kies. This occurs when someone uses a sales code (CSC) not compatible with stock rom. If you want to update through Kies you shoud use the stock rom of your CSC or change CSC (but changing CSC wipes everything).

      • ic ic.. oww.. so in order to receive updates i have to change the CSC which will wipe everything.. πŸ™ .. i think i knw what u mean .. that KOR XPH stuff .. neways thnx guys

    • Yup, just like Nuno said. Rooting does not affect software upgrade with Samsung Kies. Wrong CSC does.

      Yes, all apps and settings will be intact. This is non wipe firmware.

      Depend on your usage. CM9 is here already but not perfect yet.

        • hi guys, i have this problem with Kies so I guess i have the wrong CSC in mine. when i upgrade to the offician ICS update will this resole the problem or will i have to wipe my phone and put in a new CSC first?


            • kies says my phone cant be updated via kies. …… GT-i9100G……… what should i do…& how I can i do it……what is CSC?…….i’ll be grateful…..if anyone can help me

              • Hi jordan, did you install custom firmware on your I9100G? Install back official firmware will do.
                CSC == consumer software customization

                • When i bought was 2.3.4 after few days it was autoupdated to 2.3.6.
                  Now if i check for update it says that no upfate available.
                  Actually my phone continuing crash when i listen songs…. Is this gonna be change if i change my software version?

  4. Hey there, Is it possible for you to post an article when checkrom is upgraded to this version? It would really help me out a lot, as I mostly go to your website for updates. Thanks!

  5. Jayce..I’ve installed this new firmware and how i need to go back to the my old firmware and i’ve backup it thru CWM..thanks

  6. Dear Jayce To Installing This Firmware Root Is Necessary ?
    And Is Official Samsung Apps Include In This Firmware ? Like —

    ((Social Hub,,Games Hub,Allshare,Voice Command And Voice Talk,Samsung Apps Etc…))

    And Will This Rom Work In India ?

    Sorry For My Bad English…Please Reply Soon I’m Eagerly Waiting To Install This Firmware…

  7. But Jayce Where Is Other Mirror??

    There Is Too Junk Of Words…

    Many Users Should Have Problem…

    Please Post a Fresh Link.If Possible…

  8. Hi !! I got it is so cool!! but i have problems changing the wallpaper for a pic of my gallery… Do you have the same problem??


  9. Hello, Jayce,

    How are you today, firstly thank you for your posts.

    Secondly i have rooted SGS2 with 2.3.7 version, so now i want to upgrade to this official ICS version, i have to do it with ODIN?

    Thank you,

  10. Just use Mobile Odin Pro to install it for rooted functions. Download the firmware, extract the .tarmd5 and put into your sd card. then from your phone, use Mobile Odin Pro to install the ICS firmware. It will be non wipe. Go on XDA forum to get more details.

  11. I’m currently on MIUI 1.11.25 (pretty old!). How can I remove it and install the official ICS 4.0 firmware?
    Is it worth installing, or should I wait for any custom rom and install that on my S2? Which ICS rom you’re using/will be using?

    • Wipe data and cache in CWM first. Then install ICS with Odin.
      Depend on your usage. Some apps are still not compatible with ICS. Looking forward for CheckROM ICS ROM.

  12. hi jayce, am still running on checkrom hd v.6. can i directly upgrade this to ICS using odin right away, or should i go back to the official samsung gingerbread?

  13. Hi Jayce,

    I hv succesfully installed XXLPQ and rooted using CF Root… All of my apps restored but having problem with 2. One of them is Merriam Webstar Dictionary. They can’t be installed in XXLPJ too. Any suggestion?

  14. Hi Jayce, after done all, it just like an update and everything is still remain. What should I do like “reformat”and start with the ICS 4.0?

  15. Hi Jayce,

    I just tried this rom, is this official rom? a few things missing, 1)The dial pad is still the same from 2.3 2)transparent notification bar. 3)the homescreen UI still look like 2.3 though it should have been changed.

    Thanks in advance.

  16. Interface & Icon are same in Official Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ ROM!!!:S There is no similarity between this & leaked ICS 4.0.3 ROM!!! Hard to believe that this is Official Android 4.0.3 πŸ™ I’m so sad:(

  17. Hi Jayce, the guys GalaxyS2root claim that the resurrection remix v9.4 and v9.6 ICS roms are much superior than the official ICS. Do you have any experience with these roms? Thanks πŸ™‚

  18. Hey Jayce, I’m in deep confusion. I found 2 sizes XXLPQ ROM on xda-developers site!!! one is SEB 327.1MB(yours too) & another is XEO 381.1MB. What does SEB & XEO means???? & Which is better? & Why those files size are different??? please reply me…..

  19. Does your phone have to be unlocked to run this unbounded firmware or can I just flash my phone which is running stock firmware directly?

  20. Alarm library sound couldn’t hear, also xxlph version had this problem. They couldn’t correct this. Do you notice that?

  21. average life of the phone is 10 to 12 hours in two days that I just installed ics 4.0. without using a long time, just enough, check some email, watch a video on youtube, no games, no Internet surfing, is it normal for this time? before had android 3.5 and the battery lasted almost a day or more. would appreciate your answer, how long does the battery you.

      • I saw some changes, the fluidity of change pages is slower, and do little to enlarge a page or a picture also shows slow, is this normal?, I use the dolphin browser and have problems, sometimes quits unexpectedly, or not responds maximize a youtube video. battery in a matter of going for the third day checking and see that the battery life is approximately 10 hours, very little. waiting for your evidence. thanks

  22. Hi there,

    I noticed after flashing to this european rom the font has changed compared to my old malaysian 2.3.6 font. Any way of getting the old one back? This seems thinner and more unpolished.

  23. Hi, Jayce

    I just installed ice cream 4.0 last night. I just found that, Ice cream version RAM is using up to 400MB, is that normal? When i was clear memory, the wallpaper i set will disappear to original wallpaper.

  24. Dear jaycee

    Need your opinion on this, I did an ICS update to my sg2 19100 international model but afer succesfully made the update, I could not clear off the software update in my notification bar. I’ve tried to do the update as required but it keep on showing ‘process fail’. Any idea on how to get rid the ‘software update’ from my notification?


  25. I’ve had a GS2 for about 6 months now, my old phone was a N1 so I’m new to this updating of the firmware via Odin. I have an unlocked, unbranded GS2. CSC is I9100DBTKH1. My question if I flash this ICS firmware (CSC I9100OXALPQ) to my phone will it change my CSC to the CSC in the firmware? Thanks in advance.

  26. Hey Jayce, I’ve updated my S2 I9100 today with this XXLPQ firmware via odin. I got some problems in it. After every boot handset shows “unfortunately, JAVA has stopped” after that set hanged for 2 to 3 minutes then show “TWLauncher has stopped working” then again hanged for 2-3 minutes & then it runs smoothly but sometimes freezes. What should I do to get rid of it???:(

  27. I faced that problem for first 3 boot after firmware upgrade. Now its working pretty amazingly!!:) Now no problem no hang on my s2:) Thanks for reply…..

  28. Jayce…. I have a big issue before download this update…

    I had previously updated my GT-I9100 S2 , But it had some bugs Like

    1- Force closed Face unlock
    2- Force closed TouchWich Luncher
    3- Was Randomly vibrating
    4- Shut down was taking long long time
    5- Ram was always over 560
    6- Cell was hanging hanging And hanging Constantly With Vibration

    So i changed it to 2.3.6
    so my ques is
    Is these bugs are also in This Update too::??
    plz Let me know…

    Thanks In advance

  29. Hi Jayce,

    I upgraded to the official ics firmware from gingerbread 2.3.5 and I am not that impressed. My pone lags now and apps keep crashing when i run them. Maybe it’s just me. how do i downgrade to gingerbread 2.3.6? I tried installing the 2.3.6 firmware via odin using the same procedure i used for the upgrade but it failed.

  30. Hi Jayce,

    1. I am upgrading from Gingerbread 2.3.6 to this version using odin but after finish the installation process and restart, its stuck at the Galaxy S2 logo and cann’t get to it. I hv to install back to 2.3.6 and it is ok and can longin into. What is the problem ? Please help.

    2. And one more thing way my phone keep on restarting but this problem solve when i remove the sd card.


  31. Hi, I m frm nepal. Well just ICS 4.0.3 has been available here. However, when i tried to upgrade from Kies, it completes the first step (downloading components) but while downloading file for firmware upgrade starts it continues for 6-7 % and error occurs everytime. I m not able to upgrade new version. Any help???

  32. Yes, I did that too. Of course upgraded from GB, but when I found my scores were pretty low, i did use CWM to wipe everything and also factory reset. AS for the sd card part, that I know… I hv a crappy sd card. But the question is the other hardware scores are half of yours.

  33. I’ve gone back to GB and did antutu again. Now I get 5918… used to have at least 6000. Anyway, this score is obtained with internal sd. But my score is still less than yours, only 79 compared to yours 95.

    This is a non-G with SME. Hmm….. really puzzles me. Thanks mate. Congrats on tying the knots.

  34. Hey im from canada i got a normal samsung galaxys2 done nothing to it that i know off and wondering if this is safe and if i should get it or wait this is ice cream sandwich right

  35. I am using samsung galaxy s2 – GT I9100T
    Will this firmware can work in my phone or I have to wait for official release?
    because i do not know the difference between I9100 and I9100T. Please guide me
    Thank you

  36. Hi Jayce! I live in India and i dint got the ics update via kies till now! I saw how it looks on the websites and i dint liked the Touchwiz UI at all! So my question is should I install the CyanogenMod 9(which i liked it) or i should wait for the official release? What would be better?

  37. Hi Jayce,

    I have upgraded my Galaxy S2 (Singapore version) to ICS 4.0.3.

    After upgraded to 4.0.3, lock screen function doesn’t work and phone option menu doesn’t appear when press the power button. At the end, reverted back to gingerbread 2.3.6

    I have tried XXLPQ (SEB), XXLPQ (XEO) and DXLP7 versions. All firmware were giving same result.

    Did you have ever encountered these issues?


  38. Hi Jayce, its me again
    Does this “official Android 4.0.3 XXLPQ Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2 ” is available for any s2 phone???
    its 327mb @@

  39. Hey Jayce!!!!
    I installed cm9 and loving it!
    But the problem is I cant access my external SD card!
    When I use a file manager to explore it, it says ‘Directory is empty’ although it is half-filed!
    I tried many file manger to explore it but to no avail!
    How can I access it now?
    (In storage it shows half-filed & music and picture application shows the all the videos,pictures & songs in the external SD card but there are important *.apk files also which I need to access but I can’t!)
    PLEASE Help!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. jayce, i succesfully downloaded the firmware on my phone but when i try to open samsung kies,
    it says again “Your device does not support software upgrading via Kies”
    should i change my sales code to TGY again?

    current phone:
    -Android version : 4.0.3
    -Baseband version : I9100XXLPQ
    -Kernel version : 3.0.15-I9100XXLPQ-CL223505 se.infra@SEP-94 #3
    -Build number : IML74K.XXLPQ

  41. I installed this firmware in my SGSII and I’m having problems, the browser crash everytime I try to open it and the phone turn off while calling…

  42. Hi,
    I am currently using xwkk5 firmware and the phone is rooted.
    Is it worth upgrading to the official ics release from samsung?
    would the official release impose any limitation to the use of phone/applications?
    Also, if i upgrade, can i restore all the applications that i have backed up from the current firmware using titanium back up or i will have to reinstall everything that i want to use, again?
    is/are there any custom rom (ics) that you would recommend?

    • For me, not worth to upgrade to ICS yet.
      Certain apps do not work on ICS yet.
      Yes, you can restore apps from Titanium Backup.
      Still waiting for CheckROM ICS to come out…

  43. Hi Jayce, Natty here again. Is there anyway i can go down to 2.3.6 as Odin is not detecting my device anymore when i plug it in and I’m really gettin frustrated with this 4.0.3 with apps craxhing n all.

  44. Hi Jayce,

    I have been able to downgrade to gingerbread 2.3.6 but now my keeps restarting on its own. Can you help me with this, I have tried fatory reset but it didn’t help.

  45. hi jayce…

    i’ve dload the firmware…

    bt it’s not a 7z file…

    after extract it become .md5 type…

    and when i try to use odin it fails…

    can u tell me why and how to re-do it…???

  46. Hi my device details are Model: GT I9100, Current firmware: 2.3.6, baseband Ver: I9100XXKL1 Kernel Ver: 2.6.35-7-I9100XXKL1-CL783870 se.infra@SEP-64#2, Will it support for latest firmware 4.0icecreamsandwitch?

  47. Hello there i v got i9100xxki4 and it sais i cant update via kies.
    i was wandering can i update it via odin , and dont care about my apps.
    i did backup of my sms and contacts which are important for me.

    thanks in advance

  48. please can someone help me
    i changed the background to a live wallpaper and now when i want to set it back to an image, the gallery app just crashes an i cannot get back to an image as background
    is this a known bug (orjust at my phone)
    and is there a way to solve the problem?
    thanks j.

  49. Good morning,

    I have bugs in official ICS. So i want to change it to custom roms like GB 2.3.6 or CM9, which will be the good one can you advise me? And i can download these custom versions?

    Thank you,

  50. I installed the firmware successfully, however, when i connect to kies there is a message saying ‘this device cannot be upgraded via kies’. Could anything be wrong since it is an official firmware. I am based in Zambia Central Africa.

  51. Hi,
    I am rooted, and this is what I have at the moment (done with ODIN and CF-Root)
    Model Number: GT-I9100
    Android version: 2.3.5
    Baseband version: I9100BUKI1
    Kernel Version:
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.BUKJ3

    Now to updgrade to ICS, what should I use? I9100XWLP3 (4.0.3) ? is this the latest and stable one?
    Or XWLPQ ?
    Should I follow this link at xdaforums?
    It says that I should wipe data/factory reset, and wipe cache! How can I wipe cache and why ?
    Is it mandatory to make a backup with Titanium Backup? I don’t really care if I lose my programs…, I can install them again

    • Any ICS firmware that you prefer. Not sure XWLP3 is the latest or not. But it is newer than XXLPQ.
      Up to you.
      Wipe data and cache in recovery mode to avoid boot loop issue.
      No, but better to backup first.

  52. Hi Jayce,

    I am in India and was using 2.3.6 XWLK1. I upgraded to ICS and it all went off well. However, all the data in my usbstorage folder (/mnt/sdcard/usbstorage) seems to have been wiped out. I cannot view any folders under this folder (from the phone and when I connect it to the PC).
    I had taken a full backup using Kies before the upgrade.
    I want to know if it is possible to restore the USB data from the Kies backup or is there any other way.


    • Hi Vinod, I am not sure about that because I did not use Samsung Kies to backup. But usbStorage folder should content data from USB disk drive, right?

      • Hi Jayce,

        Yes, it refers to the USB disk. I am unable to view the folders i created before the upgrade. The strange thing isthat space its still consumed by the folders (under settings > storage > USB storage), but I’m not able to see them.


        • Hi Jayce,

          I am also not able to view the usbstorage folder using ‘My Files’ under the home folder (/sdcard). However, the folder is visible under /mnt/sdcard. Also, when I power on the mobile, the media scanner does not run on the USB storage. Would you be able to guide why this its happening and how to fix this?


  53. hi jayce..I already upgraded my phone to 4.0.3..everything looks find only internet browser can’t function at rite now I just using an opera browser to surf..any idea why it happen..

    • Hmm… Stock browser is working fine during my testing. You can factory reset it if you want. This will help to make it clean and reduce issues from previous firmware.

  54. Hi, i currently have blue tooth issues when streaming music to my Sony DSXS300BTX car stereo. After around 10 minutes of music streaming the phone crash’s and re-boots. This issue is evident in both this official rom and other ICS custom roms. Several forums have reported this issue including this one Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  55. Hi Jayce,

    I initially found XXLPQ mentioned as Official Indian version in this website:-

    I updated as per all steps, except factory reset. But i have some queries:-
    1. Is this a correct link for my indian S2 version? i see other XXLPQ version videos, after upgrade, Baseband version also changes, any reasons why its DDLP8?

    2. Also, though other things are working fine, but stock browser is crashing after showing white & black screen…any solutions please??

    3. And also, as per other ICS S2 updates, Call log tabs have only signs(arrows,etc), but here its showing wordings(like β€œLogs”) along with sign…WHY??

    Did i missed any step?? please help


  56. Hi Jayce, I’m from Singapore, flashed my S2 with Odin using official samsung android 4.0.3, I9100XXLPQ version, found that I can’t connect to the data network, other than that, everything working fine, even after manually selecting to Singtel it can’t and won’t get connected.

      • No jaycee actually it just needed a reboot, but after rooting with cfroot 4 xxlpq doesnt show usb storage and sdcard.
        So i flashed with xxlps from poland official rom so far bout 1 week plus running without any hitch
        Hope info helps s2 brothers n sisters

  57. Hi Jayce,

    If I want to restore 2.3.6 after upgrading to ICS, what do I need to do? Would just flashing the 2.3.6 version over ICS work?


  58. when it comes to SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 updates and even ROMS.
    you are the best JAYCEE! πŸ™‚

    just finished upgrading my SGS2 to ICS 4.0..
    and it works really well! πŸ™‚ thank you very much! πŸ™‚

    more power and keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  59. hi jayce.

    when performing the stock kernel upgrade, would it wipe my current settings with sgs2?

    thanks for the reply. πŸ™‚

  60. What is the difference between this OFFICIAL ics firmware and the one your carrier should come out with?? I mean, its for the same phone anyway

  61. Hi Bro!

    I am currently on the official ICS 4.0.3 on my S2 GT-I9100.

    I am currently facing a challenge with transferring data through WIFI Direct. It doesnt scan for any handsets(S2), can you tell me a fix for this??

    WIFI Direct is a very important feature for me and its a daily feature that i use.

    Awaiting a quick fix around this piece.


  62. hi jayce
    i already install on my s2 but phone is not lock always on onlock mode and also when i press power button phone get off and not display turn off and silent mode ???? what s that problem

  63. hi jayce

    I am currently on the official ICS 4.0.3 on my S2 GT-I9100.
    im facing a strange problem with my gets very hot when charging and playing in the same time.the temp goes to 49 degress c.

  64. Hi Jayce, Why can’t I update via kies after installing this firmware? I mean, its official. And is there a way to only restore the kernel to the stock version? like only the kernel

  65. is there anyway i can take the ice cream sandwich back off and put gingerbread back on as i preferr the way my phone was running on that, thanks jayce for any help

  66. hi Jayce, could you help me out with choosing a proper firmware for my Samsung Galaxy S2 (or a guide explaining how to do that myself). Baseband version I900XXKI3, Kernel version I900ZSKI3- CL603802

  67. Hey Jayce…i have installed this rom and encounter some problems with my games…..for example asphalt 6 whenever i play for just 1 – 2 minutes it blacks out……can you tell me how to fix these?

  68. Hi Jay,

    I recently ugraded by SG2 with ICS 4.0.3 Indian Version. Everthing is fine. But when i try to move apps to SD card, i get this message, ‘Unable to Move app’. I have rooted my android as well. I chose wipe factory & Cache Wipe as well. Where did i go wrong? i followed the instructions provided on Can u please provide me a solution for this problem? Thanks..

  69. hello, i have a problem with my SGS2 modem dxkg1 firmware dxkg3 i rooted the droid with cwm dxkg3 then i follow your instruction on how to remove the Attention triangle in the boot screen, but i failed the flashing because i flashed not with the kernel but the firmware stock for my sgs2 and now my sgs2 is boot loop. Give some advise please i really stuck here. thanks before and after.

    note : ive downloaded 3 of the stock firmware i used to be
    GT-I9100_OLC_I9100DXKG3_I9100DXKG1_I9100OLCKG3 V233.tar.001
    GT-I9100_OLC_I9100DXKG3_I9100DXKG1_I9100OLCKG3 V233.tar.002
    GT-I9100_OLC_I9100DXKG3_I9100DXKG1_I9100OLCKG3 V233.tar.003

  70. Hello again Jay, i had solved my problems before, and i rooted my sgs2 again then accomplished the triangle removal without usb jig. The problem is with the kernel and firmware so i search the stock firmware and kernel. its hard to find dxkg3 firmware that worked most of it are false or cant be flashed using odin. Thanks to you for the removal advice.

  71. hai everyone…anyone can help me.. i just update my SGSII to 4.0.3 via samsung kies.. then when finished i cannot open internet stock apps…it just appeared black screen and pop up ” unfortunately internet close ” ..what i should do?? please help me : (

  72. hi,can u please tell me what are the things to look before installing custom roms.currently on sgs2
    ics 4.0.3(xxlpq).need help…thnks

  73. Hi,
    I had updated to the Android Version 4.0.3. Now it shows Baseband VersionI9100GDDLP5; Kernel Version
    SMP PREEMPT Tue May 22 15.00.05 KST

    Build Number

    The problem statement is that the RAM shows only 687 MB instead of 1 GB. Please advice how to set this right.

  74. Need to update my GS2 to the Android 4.0. Is this possible for the Southern Africa region? and how do i go about… simple english…:-)

  75. Hey,
    when i connect my S2 with KIES for upgrading the software it shows “Your device doesnt support software upgrading via Kies”. i have recently updates kies as well still it showing the same thing. Can you tell me how can i upgrade my S2 with ICS 4.0. I am using macbook and have installed the software properly on my mac.

  76. Hello Jay, see you again. if i had root my sgs2 with cf-root did i can update it via kies if the official updates from samsung available.

  77. Hello Jayce, see you again i decided to use GB 2.3.6 dxkl3 and as a wrote im download it, i have a few question for you, and as always please give your advice Master :
    1. do i have to install the stock kernel for dxkl3 ?
    2. How to reset the binary changes log at the download mode ?
    3. what should i do next after installing and if it failed can i just back to my old firmware ?

    Before and After thanks for your advice.

    • @JAYCE
      thanks alot for the help

      on xda developers page i found XWKDD firmware
      except this all firmwares have the link to download

      i m not getting
      thanks anyway

      u r super
      all the best

  78. Hey Jayce…

    When I acces my SGS2 Gt-i1900 it shows me this…

    “Your device does not support software updating via kies”
    “Current firmware version: PDA:KG6 / PHONE:KG6 /CSC:KG6 (KOR)

    What does that mean, and what should I do to obtain the ICS firmware via Kies…

    Please help me and thank you! πŸ™‚

  79. hi the software is stable now, or still having some bugs? am still on checkrom v6. is it now advisable to switch to ICS?

  80. Jay my s2 is running on 2.3.6 and kernel version is XXKL1. i wanna istall ics. i have checked the asked web to download ics firmware but there are many firmware for different csc numbers. i bought this fone from uk and now i m in pakistan. plz tell which firmware should i download from web.

  81. Jay i wanna install official ics for . But there r many firmware for different kernels at that web. can u plz suggest the best firmware for me. i m running 2.3.6 testkyes version and XXKL1 kernel. Plz tell me which firmware i should install. i m installing this firsttime so dont know wgich firmware is for my s2

  82. jayce i have downloaded the firmware. there is only a tar file. but odin has also bootloader phone and csc options. some poeple are useing bootloader and csc file to install ics. should i also download bootloader phone and csc filee from to update or i can update my phone only with TAR file?

  83. jayce i have install ics but after instalation fone has stucked in start and not going forword. what should i do now

  84. Hey Jayce, I really need your help man. I’m from India and I’ve been trying to upgrade my sgs2 from 2.3.6 to 4.0 via the latest version of kies, and just before the update starts this message shows up “Firmware update has stopped working”. I’ve tired no less than 9 times and met with the same result! Please help me out. There’s no wi-fi in my area so OTA is ruled out. Also I use a 3g dongle for my net connection, is that the problem? But I really feel kies is a major letdown for a such an impressive piece of hardware like the s2. Thanks in advance…

  85. Hey Jayce, i have a GS2 bought from the middle east with a CSC “JED”. when i type *#272*number#, i get a list of CSCs that i can change to, but i searched around the net and i noticed that all those CSCs are for the middle east. i noticed that there is no ICS for the middle east yet and probably there wont be any time soon. the CSCs listed are “xss, xsg, wan, tun, thr, pak, otu, mwd, mmc, mid, med, mat, lev, ksa, egy, btc, afg, abs”.
    is it possible to change the CSC to Europe since the ICS will probably be late for the Middle East?

  86. hi Jayce!
    I have my phone
    Andriod Ver: 2.3.6
    Baseband Version: I9100G GDKL3

    Which firmare that I can use to upgrade my phone to ICS 4.0 manually.

    Appreciate your response?


  87. Hello Jayce,

    I am having troubles flashing ICS firmware for my GS2. I flashed a Frankenstein firmware v2.3.6 sometime ago. So Kies will no longer recognize my firmware as official firmware(Therefore no updates through kies) .. Now, my operator Bouyges Telecom, France has released ICS . And i want to use the official carrier firmware downloaded from keis software.

    So i decided to revert back my 2.3.6 firmware to 2.3.3 firmware (flash it using odin first)(original carrier specific) found on for Bouyges, France. Then after things get back to normal, then use Kies to update ICS.

    But I no longer see any files in the website .. they have all been removed. Please give some suggestions for me to update my firmware via Kies to the official carrier specific ICS!!

    Thanks a lot,

  88. hi mr.Jayce
    i am from kuwait a region under middle east is there any version of ICS 4.0.3 released for the middle east region as i have up graded s2 with 4.0.3 uploaded by it is from europe and does not have arabic in its locale settings language i need to update my fone and have to use arabic @ some times.

    thanx huzefa

  89. Hi jayce,
    Am from Philippines and recently installed official ICS DXLP9 based on my region. and somehow i noticed that mostly Europe region has the most recent updates and advance version on their firmware. So my question is, what’s the difference between Asia and europe firmware? is there any disadvantage if i’ll stick to europe region?
    please advice. Thank you

      • thanks jay, but am little short of time flashing between the two firmware for comparison. πŸ˜€
        but do you think it’s wiser to do flashing with the latest firmware regardless of any region? i mean, there’s no conflict with my network though am from Philippines?
        thanks again and regards

        • Personally, I don’t simply flash latest firmware unless there is a special feature that can’t be found on mine. It really take time to try out new firmware. Do try if you have time. πŸ˜‰

          • right..flashing different firmware for comparison really takes time.. anyway i appreciate your expert advice. thanks again. have a nice day! πŸ™‚

  90. Hi jayce,
    Im from Pakistan .. I want to upgrade my i9100 to ICS .. Plz send me link for latest stable version of ICS Firmware in Pakistan
    plz help me out of this

  91. Hi jayce i updated my galaxy s2 from gingerbread 2.3.3 to ics 4.0.3, everthing is fine except when i go to google play store, i cant download any apps, it just says downloading and nothing happens. What can i do to fix this? Please help!!

    • Try to reboot see. If still cannot, try to clear Google Play Store data. Go to Settings – Applications – All tab – Google Play Store. Select Clear data.

      If still cannot, factory reset your phone.

  92. well im still very new to all this and found an upgrade and thought it would work. now i dont know how to fix it or go back to my old version or anything. Is there a place i can download the right software with no problems? thanx

    • If so, look like the firmware you install is not working properly. You can consult Samsung Support for help. Else install other ICS firmware.

  93. i found the download on a site for 4.0.3 downloaded it to my laptop and the odin3v1.85 unzipped them like it said and clicked start and it updated. everything works except google play wont let me download apps. my kies just says no updates. so i dont know what to do?

  94. Do you have a link that i can go to that will give me the right firmware that i can download please thanx for replying

  95. i have SG.S2 i download ice cream sandwich …it was very good …but without Arabic Language wright and menu but its working good …so can you help me ..what can i do …thanks

    how i can download you zip file i cant find it . thanks

  96. hello Mr Jayce !
    I followed the link and it lead me to a site with a lot of download links so I choose the latest one !! Is it right ?
    Actually my phone does not read the sim Card because of a problem !
    will this upgrade resolve this problem ??

    • Nope, your SIM card should work on your current firmware. Try to factory reset first. If still not solve, please consult Samsung Support for this issue.

      • i tried the factory reset many times but still not working, the sim card is working on other phones, i think this is a kind of viruses that maybe erase some data from the rom I don’t know really. but I think a new firmware will help !
        Actually this problem is caused when I wanted to buy a memory card to my cell phone, the store owner told me that he have a nokia card and it has some informations so I put it, and format the card and it is okay, after I put the memory card, it worked fine, I reboot the phone and then no sim card inserted show !!!!!!!
        that’s the problem !!
        I am counting on this solution !!
        If you have any opinion about I will be thankful !!

  97. Absolutly not !!
    I told you I put the memory card in it !!
    I turned it on, the phone read the memory card, but couldn’t format it!
    So i turned it off to remove it and formated on my laptop !
    I turned the phone again without the memory card and it show that no sim card inserted !!
    This is a weird problem I know !!
    I think an expert like you could help me !!
    Let’s hope this firmware will help !

  98. Thank you Mr. Jayce !!
    I’ve installed this firmware that I’ve told you about and the problem was solved !!

    Thank you, you saved my phone !!!!

    Best Regards !!

  99. I’m having problems updating I c s, I connected my computer to kies, everything came out fine but the notification box didn’t pop up allowing me to update. I followed all procedures from the Samsung website to toubleshoot but still to no avail.

  100. Hi , I have installed in my galaxy s2 “XXLQ6” which is not indian version. Now i want to download indian firmware in my phone. I have tried “DDLPA ” but its not getting install, may be due to lack of .PIT , PDA and CSC file. Can you advise me on same.

  101. what .. ? so it wont work in S2..? Anyways Jayce, Do u have any indian firmware link for S2 which can be take place of “XXLQ6”

  102. I am getting following while updating Firmware for GalaxyFit (SG5670):

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01: gt-s5670.exe
    Problem Signature 02:
    Problem Signature 03: 4e13ef03
    Problem Signature 04: FirmwareUpdateAgent.Common
    Problem Signature 05:
    Problem Signature 06: 4e13ef03
    Problem Signature 07: 1fd
    Problem Signature 08: 0
    Problem Signature 09: System.IndexOutOfRangeException
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 2057
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

  103. hii,
    Im from Sri Lanka. I baught SGs2 LTE from korea ( SHV-E110S ) and when i insert a local sim it started asking me a USIM personalization PW . So i gave a shop to unlock it . So they unlocked it by downgrading the OS to Finger Bread . The initially it was ICS. And now i cannot connect the phone to my PC via USB its saying Unable to retrieve device information. My question how to upgrade it back to ICS and can i use the given links here for that .
    Thank u !!

  104. I installed this XXLPQ and it is a breeze to use, however I cannot use the blue tooth to send files, I can only receive them. Everytime I try to send file to my friend, it would say connections lost. I can pair it with another device and i can can only receive, not send.

  105. Please i am having a Samsung Galaxy S2 an at&t version its running on 2.2.1 builder type froyo.uckh1 please i will need your help to update it to 4.0 thanks for your help God bless.

  106. Sir, m frm India.. first my Baseband version is i1900DDLPB then i root my gs2 but after rootin i have some probs n i woried fr my device so i decided to unroot my s2…. den i flash my s2 n unroot by odin n install new firmware and now my baseband version is I9100XXLQ6 which is unbranded… i hv ques dat this unbranded verSion is better or not from branded? is there any diffrence in both of these??


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