Sunday, May 06, 2012

Guide How To Install Ice Cream Sandwich into Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 (HD Video) without wipe data and setting

Here I will show how I install latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich into my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 with HD video guide without wipe data & setting.

Here video guide :

[DISCLAIMER : I am not responsible for any issues this procedure MAY cause to you or your phone/device. Watch the video first and then carefully perform on your phone/device]

a few issues I solved after that also include here.

This guide to flash ICS 4.0.3 from Gingerbread 2.3.4 :-

From :
PDA : i9100XWKI4
Phone : i9100XXKI1
CSC : i9100CPWKH1
Build Info : Wed Sep 14 2011

To End Result:
PDA : i9100XWLP7
Phone : i9100XXLPS
CSC : i9100CPWLP5
Build Info : Tue Apr 3 2012

Step by step to Install ICS 4.0.3 into SGS2 :

1. Download require software,  firmware and additional helping apps :
    - stock FW can be downloaded at xda-developer forum ([ROMS]Official i9100 carrier branded firmware download for Odin Flash or [ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares KL1/2/3/LA2,4/LB2,LPE/Q/7/2/F/S/4/7/G Download )

   *** extract downloaded FW to get ***.tar.md5 file

   *** here I used CPW UK Carrier Branded FW (PDA:XWLP7, PHONE: XXLPS, CSC: CPWLP5, Date: 03/04/2012, Android 4.0.3)

   *** Tried used unbrand EU version but failed and made SGS2 bootloop (solved with reflash stock original FW and clear dalvik cache)

 - Odin

   *** download files here :

   *** all require files can be downloaded from my dropbox folder (please sign up and install dropbox : ; then I will forward download link to you), if you already have dropbox account, please forward your email to me (to include in my share folder)
   * sign up dropbox for free 2GB + 500MB here :

2. Back up your Samsung Galaxy S2 (mine for Apps : Titanium Backup, settings and data : MyBackUp Root, SMS : SMS Backup & Restore) or unroot device via Samsung KIES

  *** make sure SGS2 in fully charge battery

 3. Now boot SGS2 into download mode (shuts off completely, then simultaneously press the Down volume key+ Home button + press the power button) and the vol up (read the warning!!!)

 4. Connect SGS2 to your PC (via USB), then open ODIN and click 'PDA' button browse your ***.tar.md5 file then click 'START' button

 *** make sure only 'Auto Reboot' & 'F.Reset Time' tick in Option (DO NOT tick 're-partition) 

 5. Then wait about 3-5 minutes and DONE

    - it will reboot and install all necessary software and setting about 5-7 minutes then finish.

Note :- 2 issues after flash ICS into my SGS2 :-

 1. Google Play Store - I can open and browse apps in there but it keep 'Force Close' every time downloaded and install new apps or update apps.

 2. Internet Browse not working - totally cannot browse internet in ICS own browse

 ---> both that issues solved. In my next post :

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