Download official Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 (Odin)

Finally, the wait is over. Here you are ~ the very first Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread firmware for Samsung Galaxy S II officially (leaked). As usual, this is Europe firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2 as Europe is always the first region to get the latest stuffs. But it is okay to install it on other region Samsung Galaxy S2 as long as it is using the very same hardware GT-I9100. Okay, let’s find out how does this new firmware XXKI3 performs…

Android 2.3.5 XXKI3 for Samsung Galaxy S2

Wow… Quadrant score at 4k. Well done, Samsung. There is no CF-Root for it yet. But I managed to root it with CF-Root for XWKI4. Hmm… Any other new features on this XXKI3 release? You let me know…

Quadrant score
TouchWiz Launcher
Software information

Note – This is a WIPE version. It will delete all applications and data on your phone. Or you can try Frankenstein non-wipe version at XDA.

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

Download official XXKI3 Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM here.

382 COMMENTS

  1. right now im using leomar Rom. if i flash with this XXKI3 Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM. all the data will lost and my phone will be like new right ?.. original samsung TouchWiz Launcher.

  2. >This is a WIPE version. It will delete all applications and data on your phone
    all applications including all samsung stock apps?
    what is the easiest way to back up all apps and data?
    can I simply copy all of them to my PC before I update?
    Please advise.

  3. Does this have the USB host functionality and Jig feature enabled ?? Please do lemme .. know ..
    and .. will this have the Yellow Triangle too on boot up ??
    is this version stable ??

  4. Hey Jayc .. well am soooo confused about the root thing and now i have become worried bout the ROM
    so the story is :

    my GSII is a 2.3.3 Gingerbread with Kernel JPKH1 .. Can i change it ot 2.3.5 with Kernel XXKI3 ?? and if i can is there any steps to do before changing ??

    Plzzzz inform me cause am SOOO EXCITING about it !!!

  5. How to change from XXKH3 to XXKI3 (step by step)?
    Is it conflict for malaysian phone?
    My Kernel version now = 2.6.35.11-ninphetamine-2.05
    build number = lite’ning rom v6.1 XXKH3

    i try to downgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.3.3 but the phone won’t on and keep restart.
    πŸ™
    so i go back to XXKH3.

    • The installation guide is in the post.
      Conflict? No, it can be installed. But not upgradable with Samsung Kies.
      As for boot loop issue, you need to wipe data and cache when downgrade firmware.

  6. hi joyce,

    i downloaded already 2.3.5 XXK13, what i need to know is do i need to root my firmware, i’m using 2.3.4 XXKG2 which i already updated from previous stock firmware.

    can you please tell me what is the requirements in updating the firmware

    thanks

  7. Jayce, some people say that for us, indonesian or malaysian users, using european csc like in this fw, is going to drain the battery.
    is this true or not?

  8. Hi Jayce,

    I have been following your site for some time, but so far i didn’t see any post saying bug regarding galaxy s2. I have galaxy s2 from the day it launch, and i facing so many bug seen. I have done read thought many site and i find that update the firmware will solve the problem. the following are my galaxy s2 bug:-

    1. 3g/2g signal = often drop and can’t go back online. need to turn to flight mode than reverse back.
    2. most of the game hang, done search on net and it say is due to soundpool error.
    3. voice echo when call to user, user can heard echo sound which very bugging them

    my question are :-

    1. did you face any off this problem before?
    2. if yes, did the update xxki3 solve the problem?
    3. if no, than i guess i have to send for warranty than.
    4. what sim card did you use? 64k sim? (my are old sim from digi 64k)

    sorry for posting this long but i really can’t take it anymore with this bug. and thanks in advance. by the way, love your site πŸ™‚

  9. hi jayce when i downloaded 2X the the rom in 7zip file its only 64 MB,, it should be 260 MB right? do you have any other alternative link or torrents instead..

    thanks

  10. thank you jayce i made it successfully the update, but one thing when i rebooted my phone it says force close, i manage to follow your installation guide

  11. jayce i tried to install darky rom and i did’nt like it so i go back to k13 and wipe the data/application and cache, but i’m in trouble all my application was deleted but take note i do back up using cwm and now i’m trying to restore using cwm also “restore existing back-up” and “i reboot clock work mode recovery” i see my old back up in sd card but i cant update go through this to restore all my application…how can i get back all my application.

  12. when i reboot to CWM Recovery it show in the list one option is apply update from sd card when i go there i can see all my previous application but what i dont know how to load it again

    • hi i upgraded using the new 2.3.5 ang buy following you tutorial many thanks, can you just confirm is this the official 2.3.5 release or is it beta version?

  13. Hi ignore my above post keep it simple

    1. is this official firmware
    2. can i root my phone if so how
    3. also after this upgrade i still have my music pictures and videos i thort everything would get erased?

  14. PDA:KI3 / PHONE:KI3 / CSC:KI3 (XEO) this is what many sites are saying is the official firmware
    when i connect to kies it states PDA:KI3 / PHONE:KI3 / CSC:KI3 (KOR)<<<<< the letters here are different does that matter

  15. restarting mean itz not comming to main page. samsung galaxy s2 logo kepp on comming agian and agian. itz not going to home screen. and thnks for such a quicl reply.

    • Try these…
      – Turn off SGS2.
      – Press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
      – Release all buttons when you see SGS2 Logo.
      – Android system recovery will be loaded then.
      – Select wipe data/factory reset. Then Yes.
      – Select wipe cache partition. Then Yes.
      – Reboot system.

      • U dont know, but u saved me. thought my sgs2 got bricked after i did a custom rom and my phone started this unending restart thing. as a final try i did above thing and all set to go..
        Thanx a million

  16. Hi Jayce,

    I only got a quadrant score of 3306 after updating to xxki3 (stock, unrooted). Why is there such a big difference to the score you obtained above? Thanks in advance.

  17. I was upgrading my S2 firmware to 2.3.5 as mentioned but after clicking start button on odin3 there was no progress bar visible even after a long time. So I unplugged S2 and after that neither i can start it nor it is booting to any mode. In other words it’s just dead. Can you tell what’s wrong?

  18. there was no progress bar so i suppose install didn’t start. now wt abt warranty or something can’t it be clamied or just i lost it?

  19. 2.6.35.7-19100XWKF1..,currently using this official 2.3.5 firmware,anyway,is it still void..?
    P.S there’s no more yellow triangle but Malaysia latest firmware is 2.3.3.

  20. @Beginner 85: Officially, your phone need to be in official firmware. With no custom binary download counter. Else warranty void.

    From what I heard, Samsung Malaysia (certain service center) does not care and still service for you even your phone is using custom firmware.

  21. Hi,
    I’m using gs2 with DZKI1 (Malaysia) and my gps doesn’t work accurately even thogh i have enebled wireless network and it wont work if i’m not enabling the wireless network.

    Do u face the the same problem this XXKI3?

    Thanks in advance.

  22. hey Jayce,
    two questions.

    1) I bought ma phone from India, its xwkf3, I updated to ke7
    after ma succesful update I went to ma “about phone” and checked if there was any higher official update available, and there was, so ma phone started to update and after the completion ma phone came back to xwkf3. So I wanna know what happen? did i downgrade ma phone and again updated it?

    2) About this update here 2.3.5 which is leaked, is it safe to do it? or shall I wait for the official realease coz they might add somethin more to it? if i update from “the leaked” will i be able to upgrade it officially after that?

    please help.
    very confused.
    I love this blog. Thanks for helping us android lovers.

    • 1. Yes, you downgraded then upgraded it.

      2. I tried it. No issue so far. The version here is a leaked version. Can’t upgrade through Samsung Kies. But you can try the official one at XDA. That can be upgraded.

  23. hey joyce,
    thanks for the reply,
    I jus learned that there is a 2.3.7 upgrade?
    is it out yet? or it jus a rumor?
    and please send me a good official link (xda) for 2.3.5 upgrade or 2.3.7 whichever yo thimk is the best. I’m never sure where to really download from (i’m skeptical). I want ma phone with the latest updates.
    help! please.
    thanks.
    πŸ™‚

  24. Helloo jayce
    im from indonesia . actually i just upgrade my firmware from xkg3 2.3.4 , to this firmware 2.3.5 . I found out it drained my battery very fast.maybe it will last just for 6hours.
    My question is :
    I want to downgrade again to xkg3 2.3.4 ,should i do some procedure or i just do like when i was update the firmware?thanks jaycee

  25. Hello Jayce,
    This is a great site, congrats!
    I placed an order @ Amazon UK for a SGS2 a few weeks back but it turned out that it’s from Hong Kong.I think it’s not a big deal, but some languages I need is missing (Hungarian), which can be found in the EU versions.
    Of course this can be fixed by flashing an EU ROM to the phone, however, I read that the firmware version I’m flashing should match the phone’s firmware. On another site I also read that it’s ok to flash ROMs from a different region as soon as the hardware matches.

    Would you please confirm that:

    1) flashing a ROM from another region should not result in my device being bricked (unless something goes wrong during the flashing procedure), the worst thing that could happen is that the device becomes unstable but I should be able to flash another ROM.

    2) SGS2 devices from different regions should have the exact same hardware (right (?)), so my device should be able to run basically any ROM out there (?).
    Details of my phone:

    Baseband version:
    I9100XXKG1

    Kernel Version:
    2.6.35.7-I9100ZSKG2-CL361136
    root@ubuntu #6

    Build number:
    GINGERBREAD.ZSKG2

    I still have the option to return my phone to the seller, but if you think there’s a way I can use an EU ROM with my phone, probably it doesn’t make sense…

    Thanks for your help!

    • Yes, no problem to flash other region firmware as long as it is same hardware model I9100 (except for China I9100). Hong Kong SGS2 model is the international model. I am using Europe firmware on my Malaysia unit now. πŸ™‚

  26. It worked! πŸ˜‰
    I don’t see Hungarian as a swype language, but I must have flashed the wrong ROM… Anyway, it does work.
    Thanks again.

  27. hmm… I updated ma phone with XWKI8 successfully and its workin well on ma sim, so i guess I meet their expect.
    thanks.
    I donn see any difference from 2.3.3 to 2.3.5 yet. but there is one thing I’m hating, I use tethering and portable hot spot alot and this upgrade doesnt allow to make any changes in configuring Id password –
    its,
    Network SSID – AndroidAP
    security – WPA2 PSK
    password – 823e3d04966
    which is unchangable, cant change is ssid name of password of security type. it changes temperorily, I use “open” security in ma room.
    it really sucks. I am irritated.
    is there anyway we can change it?

  28. Hi, I just flashed my GALAXY SII and now the data network mode will not show. wifi works. i,ve done factory reset, still no luck. my phone’s not network locked. any ideas??

  29. Hi Jayce,

    Does the new firmware fix the problem on low mic volume, most of the people i called using the headset mic complained that my voice is very far and low. I have sent my phone to the service center and the service tech informed me that he has changed the mic and etc but still facing the issue. I have read on the XDA forums that firmware upgrade solves this issue.

    Tq

  30. I’m not sure, if they have changed the mic and problem still persists than i think it could be the firmware. Only have this issue with headset, if i’m using speaker or Bluetooth no issues. I have read in XDA forums some people have face this problem and some had replacement to fix the issues and other firmware upgrades to 2.3.4. I just upgraded my firmware to DXKI1 which is still on 2.3.3 but it did not fix the problem. Wondering if any other Malaysians is having this issue as well.

  31. Dear Jayce,

    I updated my S2 with GT-I9100_XEU_I9100XXKI4_I9100XEUKH2_I9100XXKI4.tar (2.3.5 XXKI4 Release). I have used Odin and it is just a firmware update. Not Rooting.
    So in case i have to go to Samsung support all i need to do is reset everything and update again with the latest India Firmware. Is it correct? or Will i need the USB Jig? Please advise.

  32. hi jayce.

    I have updated my sgs2 to xxi3…. Probably i downloaded this fw from android advice ( i don’t remember exactly, it came probably from samfirmware.com )…. Its camera display has gone darker as compared to one i previously had (2.3.3)….Is it normal ? Can i again flash it with xxi3 using your link ? How can I do it ?

    if i wanted to get back to 2.3.3? will i have to use only pda file or all three files using odin ?

    Please reply.

    • I did not use samfirmware.com firmware before. So no comment.

      You can install XXKI3 firmware again. Just follow my installation guide in the post.

      I only use 1 PDA file. Firmware from XDA.

  33. thanx for extremely speedy reply………you are amazing mate. :-)…………….you haven’t commented on camera pics qualities after xxi3 ?

    can i improve this camera display…..and brightness issue……….any recommended fw……way to go up from this xxi3 ? Thanks

  34. kindly give link to this xxki4………………..can i go up from this present xxi4 ?

    do i have to wipe my data anc cache before going to xxki4 or reflashing with xxi3…………sorry dear for bothering you but please guide ………..

  35. thanks jayce….

    1. couldn’t find link to xxki4 in your post……kindly paste it………….is it better than xxi3 ?

    2. In case, i also wipe cache and data……should i also wipe partition ?

    3. What is clockworkmod recovey ? and how is different from android recovery ? I have android recovery on my cell…………how can i bring or install clockworkmod recovery ?

    4. I don’t have an sd card …………can i still use titanium back up ?

    I am sorry for these too many questions……….but these emerged in my mind after reading various threads after reading in your this very informative blog…. Few things are too technical for me to understand as I am a beginner………….Kindly guide ..

  36. Hi Jayce, In case you have mentioned the advantages / benefits of 2.3.5 over 2.3.3, can you please paste the link. I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 which runs on 2.3.3. Looking forward to upgrade to 2.3.5. Your Blog is great :-)..

  37. thanks for the link jayce…………It says , it’s for poland…………will it be still in english ?

    Well I read at places that while wiping cache and data , there is also some re partition or stuff that which is wiped off while phone in the recovery mode……..I don’t know much about it my self…

    so hopefully , it would just be pda file which I would need to put in odin and flash………Is that it ? nothing else , I hope ?

    • Yes, it has English as the screenshots above.

      Don’t do the stuff that you don’t understand especially re-partition.

      Just follow my step by step guide and video…

  38. hi jayce………..do we need to root our cell as well after flashing with kki4 or is this inbuilt ?

    I have just flashed my cell with this new fw but how is different from xxi3…….? i couldn’t find any difference at all…………..even my all apps and settings are intact……..in about phone ,how ever information is changed to baseband 1900xxki4.

  39. thanks dear………..I mean, you too have it on your mobile right now right ? did you find any diffference…….? Any thing which gives it an edge over xxi3 ?

    titanium back up need root access…………how did you root it ? what is link to the relevant CF file , the one you might have used ?

  40. hey jayce

    In one of your threads………which now I am very fond of browsing as they add wealth of some very useful and “honest” stuff to my knowledge…………I read that you were using some checkrom revolution hd rom ! I was just wondering ,you are using xxki4 or this above stuff………..Which one is better.?

    Asking you because I have become kind of fond of following you πŸ™‚

  41. My SG S2 is 2.3.3 DDKE4, XWKF3. Also I had the low mic volume problem and pink spot in camera, no noice reduction cancellation button too. An yellow tint in left of the screen from top to bottom. Please tell me which update fixes these all problems. I found these are common problems for all s2 users.

  42. No, No Iam first in updating, My question is, Is there any 2.3.4 update need for 2.3.5? My phone is not rooted. Need rooting for this update?

  43. sir……………..didn’t get you at all……………..you say you are on xxki4 ( in reply to praveen above ) but then you say ,you are on checkrom revolution hd……………………Oh God……………y can’t I understand plain English ?

  44. so now as I have had xxki4 official firmware…………I can further update with checkrom revolution hd too ???? and if i don’t have xxki4, I can’t put checkrom on ? Is this what you want to say……..?

    If I have understood you correctly, please tell me how to install now this checkrom………Please give links………..

    Plus , today I ran antutu benchmark on my cell ( you have mentioned it somewhere in your blog), and I got pathetic 5921………and I was no where even in ranking ………..What does this mean? situation was not so bad on quadrant where my cell was at top after all…..

  45. Oh I see…………..dear……I didn’t even know of this asus transformer stuff…………It seems to be something really powerful…………….So take my words back…………I was really wondering what is this which excelled my sgs2…………..but this is tab ,not a mobile, right ?

    you’r our encyclopaedia jayce ……….thanks.

  46. Jayce..
    I want to claim my warranty
    so iwant to unroot change to my original firmware
    my question are
    When i downgrade my firmware to its original .do i still need to do the unrooting stuff again or its already unroot?
    And if you need to unroot again..how?my firmware nw are xxkg3. i want to go back to my ori rom which is are dxkg3..
    Thnks jaycee.. sorry to many questions..

  47. dear jayce.

    Updated from 2.3.3 to xxki3 and then to xxki4 official ….following your guideline…..Now there is a problem……….sometimes “message ” application doesn’t just open and a small window pops up saying that it will force close and sorry ……….every time I try to open it, the same happens unless I switch it off and then reboot………..Only then problem resolves………..Besides I have “buddy” widgets” on my home screen with their photos……..during such crashing /hanging, these widgets also go blank with no photos……………..

    Please shed some light , why is this happening……Is it fw or some other issue……or is just normal hanging of this phone. ? Please suggest some solution………..

  48. Some More Question Jayce πŸ™‚
    im Amatur in android.
    Whats Rom? Whats Darkyrom And Lite’ning And Whats Hyperdroid?
    Which best for my device?
    Whats firmware?

  49. jayce……….do you use any screen protector on sgs2………..isn’t its gorilla glass scratch resistant………….do we need any protector at all ?

  50. one more thing……………usually while playing games, in excitement, one tends to press buttons or touch screen ins galaxy little harder…………..can it spoil its touch sensitivity or it’s strong enough and purpose built to bear such stress ? how careful should we be……?

  51. hi jayce…………

    I removed my cache/data as you advised to overcome force closure issue with my cell…………to remind you , I updated it from 2.3.3 to xxki3 and then to xxki4 following your procedure……….Sometimes while opening any application, that doesn’t open and rather get stuck and then messages pops up saying that sorry and now it would force close………………
    I repeat …………..is it normal “hanging ” with such phones………….if not , should I downgrade to original fw or update to some new……………..????? Please suggest and guide >

  52. dear jayce.

    I downgraded to original version that is 2.3.3………..GT-I9100_ORA_I9100BVKG3_I9100BVKG2_I9100ORAKG3.TAR was the file………….before downgrading………i wiped data /cache as advised……………………now there is strange problem……….phone is just not starting…………there is logo of orange company then flashes the “S” of samsung on the screen and that’s all………….it repeats again and again…………..what should i do now ?

  53. yes jayce……………it worked………..after re wiping cache/data…………..can i upgrade direct toxxki4 or xxki8 directly from 2.3.3….????

  54. thanx jayce……………one last thing…………….after downgrading………….my kernal version is still slightly different from what i originally had ………………like b4 , I had 2.6.35.7-19100XWKDD-CL161513 root@DELL 103#2 and now i had 2.6.35.7-19100bvkg3-cl344296 root@DELL103#2.

    does it make any difference and if it does, how can i find out original kernal .?

  55. hi jayce.

    I reverted to stock fw which I had to find out on xda developers site as I didn’t have any back up. Assuming that , it was my original stock fw,I flashed it……………It was GT-I9100_ORA_I9100BVKG3_I9100BVKG2_I9100ORAKG3.TAR…………. Now please suggest some way to root it……….I mean what is ,in your expert opinion closest CF match………

    2. When I bought cell…………..it already had a yellow triangle while booting and a superuser box in the menu…………though when I installed titanium back up app, which demands root access..the application didn’t run saying that cell was not rooted……….So was it rooted or not ?? and if it already had yellow triangle, did it mean, it was a used cell ?

    3, Can I back up the firm ware and all the operating system on removable memory card, not the inbuilt SD card……….. and then can I restore this on my Cell using this removable memory card in another mobile ( SGS2 )???

    Please guide dear, especially your opinion about this last point will be invaluable to me …

    Thanks.

    • 1. XX_OXA_KG3

      2. Not rooted. Using custom firmware / kernel. Can be said that it was used.

      3. CWM v5 support backup to external SD card. But you can manually copy the backup files from internal SD card to external SD card on CWM 4 too. I do that all the while.

  56. hey jayce………………thanks for very useful replies………..

    can I get back to original stock recovery mode , I mean , can I undo clock mod recovery afterwards….

    second…….I flashed stock fw………….There was also given stock kernal file with it…………should I flash it too……..?? will this be like rooting my phone. ?

  57. install stock kernel back , you mean flashing with stock kernel ?????????????right ??

    or re flashing the stock firmware will also unroot it and restore stock recovery mode ???

  58. jayce , another thing…………………..how to know ,I have an sd card, I mean ,is there internal one ? my task manager in ” storage” shows sd card = unavailable space…………so I assume, it’s not there . If so, then I can not use CWM ?

  59. my device ( task manager ) is just showing system storage 238mb/1.97gb and usb storage 2.34 gb/11.50 gb ………..In sd card…………there is 0.oob/o.oob………………..So is there no internal one. ?and how much is this total memory ?

  60. dear jayce….

    I have another sgs2………….with following specs

    Android version : 2.3.3

    Bandbase: 19100 BVKG2

    kernal no : 2.6.35.7-19100XWKDD-CL161513 root@DELL 103#2

    Build No : Gingerbread.BVKG3.

    I intend to root it with xx-oxa.kg3 as you suggested above to get cwm…………..then back up its fw on its external sd card…………

    then I plan to remove this external sd card and and put that in my cell and install this backed up fw into my cell……

    πŸ™‚ So is it possible ?

    If it is possible…………..can you guide me to the procedure so I may not falter. Thanks

  61. dear jayce I told you about the yellow triangle on my cell……….and still it wasn’t rooted as titanium back up app refused to run on it…….you said that it could be a used or tampered cell.???

    What could possibly have been done with this……..An attempt at rooting but which was not successful ? or what do you think is the reason for this yellow triangle if it’s not rooted either ????

  62. dear jayce…………….how do you compare sgs2 with new arrival samsung galaxy nexus……………

    I recently dropped my sgs2 on floor…………..is their any thing , i can check my phone with ………like I used some z device test….that showed it ok except showing temperature sensors………….any thing else in your opinion ?

    • Galaxy Nexus is nothing to me but good in Android 4.0 only. SGS2 hardware is better. Unless you want 720p display.

      What do you want to check? Anything not working now?

  63. thank you jayce………..apparently there is not even a scratch and every thing is working as b4…..just was being cautious…………:-)…………..thank you again.

  64. hi jayce…………

    why galaxy note is not favourite with you………….only downside is that it’s not pocketable………otherwise it seems to have an edge on sgs2……….what do you say.?????

    besides I couldn’t understand your analysis regarding its resolution viz-a-viz sgs2……..Is it inferior or at par……………what is subpixel ?

  65. dear jayce……………….Initially I updated my cell to 2.3.5 using odin……………then I reverted to 2.3.3 using official fw given on xda developers site…………I also wiped all cache data as you instructed……then again I upgraded back to 2.3.5 but this time using kies and officially…………So now it has official fw of orange………..

    Still my buddy widgets sometimes suddenly go blank and application fails to open displaying “sorry” message and informing me that app will force close……………..Is it normal “hanging” of cell or what ? What should I do ????????????? I usually reload my pics on buddy widget after every such incident……

  66. happy new year jayce……………….wish to continue to have you as mentor this year as well…………thanks for everything… and look forward to more πŸ˜‰

  67. hi Aanyone with help
    I have currently revert back to 2.3.3 using Australian stock firmware (xsa) I used to have optus branded firmware, I am looking for 2.3.5 firmware Australian (XSA) but cant find it anywhere it would be something like this
    GT-I9100_XSA_I9100XXKI3_I9100XXKI3_I9100OXAKI3.exe

    I have atm
    GT-I9100_XSA_I9100XWKF3_I9100XXKE7_I9100XSAKE3.tar which is v2.3.3
    Missing 2.3.5/ I have had it before but in optus branded and i want Aus stock (XSA)
    GT-I9100_XSA_I9100XWKK2_I9100XSAKK1_I9100XXKI4.tar whicj is v.2.3.6
    I want 2.3.5 because it was the best on my phone dont like 2.3.6

  68. Hi Jayce

    I am new to rooting and flashing my SGS 2 , just wanted to know wat would be there best ROM to use for my phone to make it faster and better,

    PDA :I9100XWKI4
    PHONE :I9100XXKI1
    CSC :I9100OJCKI1

    Kernel Version :2.6.35.7-I9100XWKI4-CL575468root@DELL1432

    Thanks

  69. Thanks for the reply jayce and tell me can you then install like ics rom and things the same way after i download the kernel you said i should download?

  70. Hi Jayce I have a GS2 with Firmware I9100UHKG4 and Kernel 2.6.35.7-I9100UHKH1-CL463316se.infra@SEI-21#2. I can’t find unsecure kernels to root, please help me what can I do?? Can I just flash any insecure kernel?? Thanks.

  71. but dear while mentioning specs of sony xperia………….they seem to take an edge over sgs2 like 1.5gh dual core ……….12 mp camera , probably better resolution and latest. In various head to head comparisons…………sony xperia is being rated equal to sgs2 or slightly better…………how then are they one generation behind ?

  72. jayce ………….how to clean screen of sgs2………….just a damp tissue paper, cloth or some alcohol based solutions ???

  73. hey jaycee…
    Is the good ICS firmware for SGSII available now? is it a good time to upgrade ma S2 2.3 gingerbread to ICS 4.0

  74. So some of the apps. or most of them? And there are no other problems right? Like with speed an all that… I really wanna try 4.0
    Excited.
    πŸ˜€

  75. Alright then, awesome.
    Please send me a link to a good lastest 4.0″s latet firmware .
    I’m upgrading
    πŸ˜€

    P.s – I saw a video on YouTube which says that its hard to make and disconnect a call… and some other bugs. But I guess that all solved as yo say there are no major issues.

  76. JAYCE we have iphone 5, sony xperia s , htc one x and samsung galaxy s3 all locked in very tight competition in 2012………Their head to head comparisons are very impressive and close…………….what will be your choice based on their specs , some out and some still rumoured ?

  77. hi jayce…………..after very very patient waiting ………finally updated my sgs2 to 2.3.6 from orange through kies…………….but little disappointment,,, rather lots of it……..it took me three hours and i am just flustered , what is the difference between 2.3.5 and 2.3.6……..it’s just the same……….isn’t it ??????

  78. jayce…………………have you found kindle fire better than ipad 3…….i was just looking at both……….and this is first time, i started learning about tablets and their specs…….Being a firm believer about your expertise and exquisite choice, i was little surprised that you went for kindle fire while on papers i pad 3 is far superior………..

  79. hi jayce.

    just upgraded my sgs2 from 2.3.6 to ics 4.0.3 through kies. my kernel version reads something like this. 3.0.15-19100BVLPB-CL310231dpi@DELL151#3. how to root it………??? could n’t get any relevant file .

    Also tell that once rooted through odin…….wouldn’t i be able to use kies again ?

  80. jayce…………….following your advice I posted this question at xda forum…………..and someone suggested me to use
    SGS-XX-OXX-LPB-v5.2-CWM5 by chainfire……………….what do you say ? If it didn’t work , would it spoil my phone ?

  81. thanks jayce for your help and guidance………..sgs3 released…………what do you think ….are you buying it ? Isn’t it a bit disappointment compared to speculations about it. how do you compare it with htc one x ?

  82. I’ve a samsung galaxy s2, I’m fom India. Is it a good time to upgrade it to 4.o?? If yes please send me the odin updrage link so that I cam update.

  83. I just wanted to ask its the bugs are fixed and if it would slow ma phone down.? Say somethin nice, ma confusion dossnt solve if yo say it up to yo…plwase help
    πŸ˜€

  84. hey dude,
    I’ve decided to upgrade! please send me a link to the “official Indian ICS” Odni firmware link!
    I’ll be ready to rock as soon as yo send me the link…
    I’m very excited.
    πŸ™‚
    waitin…

  85. And please tell me one more thing that… as I wont be upgrading ma phone though Kies … but this will be an official Indian ICS upgrade… so will I be able to get 4.4 or 4.5 and on… upgrades later through ma mobile carrier?
    I hope I made ma point clearly comprehensible to yo.

    • there is an official firmware. I’ve heard about it. I’m sure. But I rely only on yo links and suggestion coz yo are a pro bro. πŸ˜‰

      • The official firmware (other region) has India CSC but it is not released in India officially. Just check with Samsung Kies and you will know.

        • I’m jus waiting for the official kies update… please lemme know as soon as it realizes…
          πŸ™‚
          I downloaded the firmware which was said to be the official firmware for India, it was on XDA. They said that it was gonna be officially launched by kies.
          Its alright, there are 2 small problems, with wifi on-off and I cant change the wallaper on ma home screen… it force closes.
          πŸ™
          I’ll wait till ya gimme a green flag waving. πŸ˜€

  86. Hey Jayce,

    I’ve updated from Kies the official ICS 4.0.3 version. I never rooted or flashed my galaxy s2 so far. This official update that I’ve installed on my phone is very buggy (Twlauncher crashes all the time, some times the touch screen is not as responsive as it was with Gingerbread, battery draining a lot quicker, etc.) and I have to do something about that. My questions are:
    1. Can I downgrade to the previous official firmware I had installed without rooting the phone?
    2. If I do that (Question 1), my warranty will be voided?
    3. Can you give me the link to download the latest official Gingerbread? And some quick instructions on how to install it on my SGS2?

    P.S: Please note that my phone has never been rooted and/or flashed. Thanks.

  87. Hey. JAYCEE !!
    πŸ™‚
    Are we ready to upgrade our s2 to 4.0.4 yet? Is there a good firmware yet!
    I really want the HDR and burst camera mode in ma s2!
    πŸ™‚

  88. Ayyy!! Come on… this is not fair… yo are the android guru here…
    Yo need to do it first and then guide us if we should or not… im reading on some websites that it has lot o bugs… so I came to yo…
    Help
    Enlighten us! Please!

  89. Hey jaycee!!
    Yo have still not informed me about 4.0.4 for Samsung galaxy s2 weather its ok to upgrade to it or not…. and now jelly bean 4.1 is available too… is the review good for jelly? Is it time to upgrade? πŸ™‚

  90. just one more question they have APOK & XXDLH4 file downloads for 4.1.1 firmware update… so which one should i go for… if yo have the knowledge about it.

  91. Sir, i have bought new SGS-2 and by mistaken i install custom rom which was name tim… after that the phone battery timing goes only 25 minutes. and also ther are some bugs. now i want to download from your given link the stock rom for S2 but there is ilivid video down loader. i have tried many many times and many different websites. stock rom is only at your web. Please provide me any link where i can easily download the stock rom. its just 4 days ago i bought it n don’t wanna lost it so early.

    Best regards

      • I have checked all version there are up to 4. (4.0, 4.1) etc. I have downloaded the Odin3-v1.85 From your web but can’t download the Rom, every time ilivid down loader appears. I just need now 2.3.5 stock rom for Samsung Galaxy S2. Please if you can assist me. or i can give you remote access of my PC its 24 Hours connected you can access it any time if you like.

        Will be very grateful for you

        Regards

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