Update Galaxy S2 i9100 to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with XWLP2 Firmware


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  • vol4ikman

    Odin 1.83
    SGS I9100

    I did it like in this instruction but it is not work for me
    Odin stuck on CACHE step and doesn’t want to move up.

    Please help me! Now my phone (after turning on) shows me the firmware upgrading issues

    How can I fix it?!

  • ash

    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9100XWLP2_I9100OXELP4_I9100XXLPQ_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:5)..
    File analysis..
    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    When i tried the procedure this is what i am getting Please Help

  • Moonis

    I am getting following error while updating Galaxy S2 I9100 to ICS

    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:18)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    When I tried for the first time, I got same error as above, so I restarted the phone as indicated in above instructions by removing battery and restarted Odin3 but after phone was restarted, it does not go to ‘download’ mode and just shows a screen with image of: phone..yellow triangle(with exclamation mark)..PC

    I have tried by changing the USB ports and drivers were installed successfully.. I am using Windows 7. Please help !! I’m getting freaked out…

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Pls provide a photo of your phone showing the screen that you are getting when trying to enter download mode. Use Google Picasa or any other photo sharing service to upload and then paste the link here.

      • Moonis

        Hello Kapil, thank you for your response..I’m getting this screen only: http://i.imgur.com/e4Bcg.jpg

        • Naren

          I too have the same problem any help how to restore back to download mode

          • Moonis

            Hello Naren,

            I was actually able to fix this issue and finally install ICS on my galaxy s2

            if you’re stuck at above screen: download CF-Root from : http://mirror9.downloadandroidrom.com/download/GalaxyS2/kernels/ICS/CFRoot/CF-Root-SGS2_XX_XEO_LPQ-v5.3-CWM5.zip?token=450968782

            Use Odin to flash your phone and this screen (as in above image) will be removed and your phone will restart to Samsung logo with a yellow triangle..

            Now simply restart the phone by taking out battery and hold 3 keys combination to get to download mode (vol down + home button + power)

            After you get to download mode, connect with PC and be sure that you have downloaded the right ICS package compatible to your phone model..NOTICE that I9100G and I9100 are 2 different models.

            Simply use Odin to install compatible package and it should complete smoothly without any error.

            The reason I got above error (when I posted for help) was because I was installing I9100 package into my I9100G model which caused this issue.

            I hope this helps :)

          • evey

            Thank you very much! that was very helpful to me!

          • Moonis

            Glad to be of help…

          • B.Low

            Hi:) I’m facing the same problem as above, with showing the yellow triangle with exclamation mark. I’m using I9100G too………and I think I was installing Odin ICS for I9100 too:(

            Does it means after I install the ICS for I9100G in computer, and the phone is still showing the mark(as above), I still run the ICS(for I9100G)as usual?

            Thanks for concern and I really really really………………FREAK OUT just now by looking at my phone with that marking;(

  • chel

    Not good!!!!! get the MAPSamsung settings error message so often especially when I go into my sms’s or other applications! It is making me very angry! It is a bloody buggy platform! AND it has ruined my ability to use the full site pc site of facebook and I cant add names into private settings in my statuses anymore as it wont let that happen and it bugs up the whole facebook page! THANKS A LOT!!! Absolute CRAP!!!!

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Whoa, just do factory reset from recovery mode and it might fix all of that, and you may end up loving it. To go to recovery mode, Switch Off phone first, wait for like 10 seconds, hold together Volume UP and Home and Power keys until you see Samsung logo. You’ll enter recoveyr mode soon. Do factory reset from there.

      Or, simply install this firmware, XXLPQ, it’s based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich too.

  • dan

    I remove battery and disconnect phone from pc ,after that phone not connect to pc

  • Abhasin1992

    odin stuck at CS for MD5 

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Disconnect S2, restart PC, remove phone’s battery for 4-5 seconds and then place it back and go to download mode then. Follow the guide again. Should work.

  • blake

    is there a fix for the abnormal battery drain and the battery getting hot?? 

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Search here and try the xxlpq firmware.

  • blake

    works well but very bad battery life (1h 30 min off charge with 24 min up time results in 21% battery loss)

  • Nick

    Another Australian user here, flashed fine – nice and easy! Flashed from Vodafone stock with latest update to ICS without issue at all. As below, all settings and sms’s etc transferred over, which is naice!

  • Anesti

    Worked great!  A bit funny having all the Eastern European apps and stuff (I’m in Australia), but ICS generally runs well.  I went from Litening ROM directly without any hassles, even my apps and settings were transferred over!

  • Rmelco

    i installed it and also the root for it .it works fine intally but starts to hang and heats up like anything,all i did then was to go back to gingerbread and all problems solved.also on ics many app dont work and nor does the root work to well .i think  i will wait till these intall teething problems get solved before upgrading again

  • munnaraja

    update 2.3.6 after  atach the phone in  kies normal mode and update on line i try it and sucsess full result ok u can use it and try this

  • Makis2811

    guyz i flashed it but when i turn the phone on its stuck on the samsung galxy sii welcome screen…any ideas??

    • Makis2811

      i got it to work…I did a wipe cache data and a factory reset and worked

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Don’t worry, do the step 11 on this page here – http://www.theandroidsoul.com/xxlpq/ . No need to do any other steps, just the step 11 which involves booting into recovery mode and doing Factory Reset and Wipe Cache, after which, rebooting the system.

      It wouldn’t take more than 5 mins at all. Let me know, then.

  • inselaffe

    Been using this as part of WanamLite 9.9 – very smooth, no real problems to speak of…! :-)