Galaxy S2 gets Android 4.0.4 XWLPW firmware update in India – installation guide

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Galaxy S2 gets Android 4.0.4 XWLPW firmware update in India – installation guide

Samsung has just rolled out I9100XWLPW firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 in India that is still an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware not an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as Samsung said that the Galaxy S2 will receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update soon in near future, which means we have to wait for some more months.

So pick your Galaxy S2 up and check for OTA notification to upgrade your Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich I9100XWLPW firmware, but if you’re not Indian or can’t upgrade your phone via OTA, install the I9100XWLPW firmware on Galaxy S2 manually.

The below guide will walk you through how to install official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich I9100XWLPW firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 manually. Before you start installation, first make sure you’re using Windows PC and Galaxy S2 USB drivers are installed on it, you can download 32 bit (x86) Windows drivers from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows drivers from here. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.

Instructions

Step #1: Download I9100XWLPW Android 4.0.4 firmware (I9100XWLPW_I9100ODDLPC_INU.zip) to PC.

Step #2: Download Odin 1.85 (Odin3_v1.85.zip) to your PC.

Step #3: Unzip both .zip files into a folder.

Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 1.85.exe file.

Step #5: Turn the device off.

Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode by holding down Volume Down, Home and Power buttons until a warning screen show up on device, then press the volume up button to enter into download mode.

 Step #7: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).

Step #8: Click on PDA Button and locate .tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped downloaded firmware files in the step 3. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).

Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again.

Step #10: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons, in recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”

That’s it, you’re done, the I9100XWLPW firmware has now been installed on your Galaxy S2.

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42 comments

  1. Sri

    October 23rd, 2012

    Thanks i updated to 4.0.4 (using kies).
    How can i root my s2?

    Reply
  2. Nandkishor Misal

    October 28th, 2012

    Is it official os?

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      October 30th, 2012

      yup but available in just india as i mentioned but can be installed on any galaxy s2 via Odin

      Reply
      • Nandkishor Misal

        November 3rd, 2012

        Thanks for update

        Reply
  3. ganesh

    December 20th, 2012

    Is it support tamil and hindi language…?

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      December 21st, 2012

      if it’s Indian firmware….it should support all Indian languages….

      Reply
  4. guneet

    January 7th, 2013

    hello..i am from india..and when i connect my gs2 from kies, it shows that the latest firmware available is-”PDA:LPW / PHONE:LPB / CSC:LPC (INU)” i.e the above the firmware u mentioned on this page..but my internet connection is slow these days is disconnects frequently..so updating my phone via Kies will be a bit risky for me because if the download got interrupt in between,it can brick my phone. coz of that i am more interested in Manually updating my phone. I have a query that if i manually update my phone with the above mentioned firmware update,then will the Kies deduct my “Current Firmware” as “PDA:LPW / PHONE:LPB / CSC:LPC (INU)” when ill connect it later on? please clear my query asap and kindly lemme know the changelog or any improvement reported from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 version.

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      January 7th, 2013

      yup the KIES will detect your phone after the installation of this firmware becuase it’s official….

      Reply
      • guneet

        January 7th, 2013

        thank you very much for clearing my query brother..

        Reply
  5. Saravanan

    January 20th, 2013

    I am trying to upgarde the firmware of Samsung S2 from my samsung kies, it is taking lot of time. Is this due to slow internet connection or some system problem. Everytime if there is any disruption, the whole thing starts from begining. I have almost spent two days on this. And still not sucessful. I want to upgrade only through kies. Please suggest a way to do this more quickly. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      January 20th, 2013

      of course KIES is best to upgrade phones because it’s a official way, you should try with a high-speed connection, i don’t recommend manual installation instead of KIES because manual installation may damage your device, however chances are very low…..

      Reply
  6. guneet

    January 24th, 2013

    update my s2 with his same manual update a week back..sorry for late reply i was out of town..well..it had been successfully updated..and m finally happy with the update and yea the kies also is detecting my current firmware which i mentioned in my query before..thanks alot for providing us the facility of manual update..cheers mate..!!

    Reply
  7. debanshu

    January 26th, 2013

    Bro u R the DUDE……ur firmware rescued my fone from boot loop…hats off to u…keep up your awsum workkk…..thanx a tonn realy

    Reply
  8. ankush

    January 29th, 2013

    will i get jelly bean update after flashing..?

    Reply
  9. Ankush

    January 29th, 2013

    After flashing will i get official jelly bean update through kies…?

    Reply
  10. ankush

    February 1st, 2013

    can i flash 4.0.4 in s2 if i am using flashed 4.1.2 now

    Reply
    • Android

      February 1st, 2013

      yes…try this guide to install Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware…..

      Reply
  11. guneet

    February 8th, 2013

    bro can u give me the instruction of installing manual update from I9100XWLQ2_I9100ODDLPD_INU.zip ?? its available for my phone via kies but i have downloaded it manually from samfirmware.com..but i dont knw how to install it neither any download instruction is given..so kindly let me knw the instructions..thanx in advance,,!!

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      February 8th, 2013

      dear apply this guide to install your firmware…..you just need to select your own firmware instead of mine (I9100XWLPW_I9100ODDLPC_INU.zip)…simply unzip the file and install the .tar.md5 file using Odin3

      Reply
      • guneet

        February 13th, 2013

        done…thanx for the reply brother..the update procedure was same..thanx alot..:D..

        Reply
  12. guneet

    April 3rd, 2013

    bro can you please release the Indian version of Galaxy S2 4.1.2 jellybean i.e- PDA:LSK / PHONE:LS9 / CSC:LSA (INU) on a manual update just like same as above? because it is available on Kies but still i want to manually download and update it via Odin..so kindly provide us with the same at the earilest..thanx in advance,..

    Reply
  13. Hardeep Singh

    April 4th, 2013

    Bro after Updating Official version via Odin can we get remaining Warranty of our device??

    Reply
  14. Hardeep Singh

    April 4th, 2013

    Bro Updating via Odin doesn;t effect warranty of Phone??

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      April 5th, 2013

      Odin installation isn’t official but it doesn’t show any effect on warranty……..

      Reply
  15. Hardeep Singh

    April 5th, 2013

    Bro When im connecting my phone to kies, its shows an Updates 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but when i try to update my phone, Kies downloads 100% files but FIRMWARE UPGRADE PROGRESS stops at 3% … Can u please tell any solution or Why It stops half of way???

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      April 5th, 2013

      it’s might because of internet connection error or you should make sure your phone is connected with computer properly……

      Reply
  16. Hardeep Singh

    April 5th, 2013

    Bro I have BSNL BroadBand 512 kb/ps Internet & Phone Connected properly & Kies already download 100% data for update, but it stucks when the time 2 Extract Jelly Bean on phone…. i.e. at 3 step when kies Shows FIRMWARE UPGRADE PROGRESS…..

    Reply
  17. Hardeep Singh

    April 5th, 2013

    i just Updated to Jelly bean 4.1.2 on galaxy s2, but i couldnt find Multi-Window as mentiond in Posts related to this update

    Reply
  18. praveen

    December 21st, 2013

    firmware link not working plzzzz ..provide another linkkkkkkk………………and send to my email.id:praveenmalovath007@gmail.com

    Reply
  19. praveen

    December 21st, 2013

    Hi…….provide 4.0.4 firmware another link

    Reply

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