Samsung has now released the updated schedule for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy SII. Featuring the dual core 1.2GHz processor as well as 1GB RAM, Galaxy S2 is surely a device on which you can get another upgrade. In order to upgrade the handset to Android 4.0 ICS, you need to make full backup of the present working system before you actually update the phone. Also, make sure that the handset is fully charged.
Step by step guide: follow with care
First and foremost, download Android 4.0.3 ICS which includes the required files to upgrade the handset like Odin app and other firmware files. Then, you need to extract contents of compressed pack in a single folder on the computer. After this, run the Odin.exe file on the system and enable USB debug mode on the system through going to “Settings-Applications-Development-USB Debugging”. It is important to make certain at this step that there is check mark beside the USB Debugging option.
This then leads to the step where you require turning off the phone and rebooting the device into the Download mode. Here, you can enter Download mode through pressing the Volume Down as well as Hone buttons and then pressing Power button.
As the handset is in Download mode option, you can connect it through the USB to the computer system and keep Odin application open. In some time, the ID: COM part of the app will turn out to be yellow in color. This simply refers to the fact that the drivers for handset have been now installed with full success and the handset has also been recognized by the computer system.
In Options category in Odin app, ensure that the “Re-Partition”, “F. Reset Time” and “Auto Reboot” are all checked. In the app, click tabs and then locate the associated extracted files which you have already downloaded.
More so, double check if you have properly loaded the files into respective tabs or not. In case you load wrong file into the tab, you may brick the handset. Thus, it is advised that you always double check.
Then choose the “Start” option in the Odin app for your installation to start. As the firmware is installed successfully, the device will reboot on its own.
After that, disconnect the phone from the computer system and switch off the handset. Make it reboot into the Download mode once again and connect the device to the PC through USB.
Believing that you have not closed the Odin app, click on PDA option, choose “I9100_KERNEL_I9100XXKP9_CL45181_REV02_eng_mid_ship.tar.md5?. When the file gets loaded, other tabs need not highlight any file to be loaded. Then, ensure that the “Auto Reboot” as well as “F. Reset Time” are the checked options.
Lastly, click on the Start option in Odin app to start installing new kernel. As the installation process is complete, the phone will reboot itself and you are all set to use the updated and upgraded Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is as simple as that!
You are done!!!
Go ahead and start using Android 4.0 ICS on your Samsung Galaxy SII now.