New Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 ROM leaked for the Galaxy S2 ─ XXLP6

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Another day, another leaked firmware for the Galaxy S2 I9100. XXLP6 is the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware leaked for the I9100. Keep in mind though that this is still an unofficial release, so bugs are to be expected. Here’s the unofficial XXLP6 changelog:

  • Interface: Some new apps ” Google+ – Messenger – ”
  • Faster: Phone is faster.
  • Touch: Same as on LP2.
  • Facelock: Working
  • Task: Task manager is present

Read on to find out how to flash this firmware on your Galaxy S2.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable — you only will be responsible, you’ve been warned!!!

Compatibility

This rom and the guide below is compatible only and only with Galaxy S2, model number i9100. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device’s model number in Settings » About phone.

Pre-Installation tips:

  1. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
  2. If you have Samsung’s PC software Kies installed, un-install it first because it may interrupt the flashing process.
  3. Drivers! — it’s important you’ve the proper drivers installed. Download links below:
    32 bit (x86) Windows |   64-bit (x64) Windows

Install XXLP6 Firmware on Galaxy S2 to get Android 4.0.3 ICS

  1. Download XXLP6 firmware. Filename: I9100XXLP6_I9100OXXLP3_OXX.rar. Size: 328 MB
    Download Link. [password: samfirmware.com]
  2. Download Odin 1.83. Filename: Odin3 v1.83.exe.
    Download Link
  3. Extract the downloaded file ‘I9100XXLP6_I9100OXXLP3_OXX.rar’ to get these 3 files:
    1. GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP3_RST.tar
    2. I9100_CODE_I9100XXLP6_CL72050_REV02_user_low_ship. tar
    3. MODEM_I9100XXLP6_REV_02_CL1097526.tar
  4. Disconnect your phone if it’s connected to PC.  Switch Off your phone. Wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Now, put the Galaxy S2 in Download Mode — press and hold these keys together: Volume Down + Home + Power. On next screen, press Volume Up to continue to download mode.
  6. Open Odin (from step 2) — double-click the Odin3 v1.83.exe.
  7. Connect your phone to PC now. You should get the message “Added! !” under the Odin’s message box in the bottom left. If you don’t get this message, then probably there is a problem with drivers. Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed. See point 3 above under ‘pre-installation tips’.
  8. Select these files in Odin at respective tabs:
    1. Click the PDA Tab, and select I9100_CODE_I9100XXLP6_CL72050_REV02_user_low_ship. tar (from step 3.2)
    2. Click the Phone Tab, and select MODEM_I9100XXLP6_REV_02_CL1097526.tar (from step 3.3)
    3. Click the CSC Tab, and select GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP3_RST.tar (from step 3.1)
  9. Important! On Odin, make sure  Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. Do not touch any other check box or tab or anything, except as was required in step 8 above.
  10. Double check everything said in step 8 and 9 above. Your ODIN screen should look similar to this after selecting the required files.
  11. Now, hit the START button to start flashing XXLP6 on your Galaxy S2. When the flashing procedure is finished, your phone will automatically reboot — and when you see the Samsung logo, you can safely unplug the cable. Plus, you’ll get a PASS (with green background) message in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. In case it says FAILS (with red background) or nothing seems to be happening, check the Important Note below after step 12 to know what to do.
  12. When it has restarted, your Galaxy S2 will be running Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with version being Android 4.0.3, build being XXLP6 and Samsung’s custom UI TouchWiz 4 atop it. Check out your Galaxy S2’s android version here: Settings » About Phone.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
     If Odin doesn’t seem to be progressing/doing anything for more than a minute, or fails to complete the process, do the following:

Disconnect the phone from the PC, close ODIN, remove battery, re-insert it, turn phone on in Download mode again, and do the procedure again from Step 6.

That’s it, you should have XXLP6 Android 4.0.3 running on your Galaxy S2. Share your comments and queries in the comments section below, and we’ll do our best to help you out! Thanks!

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  • Nikunj625

    hey anyone plzzz help …..i m not able to extract the file……the samefirmware.com password not working

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

      It’s samfirmware.com, not samefirmware.com.

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

      And btw, nice Arsenal pic it is on your fb page.

  • Nikunj625

    it shows wrong password during extraction…plz help

  • Peteinhull

    Been using XXLP6 for a couple of days now and it is a lot better than the previous release. Doesn’t seem to crash as much and is certainly more responsive. Love the facelock! 

  • Kjvikram06

    every thing is fine except:
    1> cant chage from GSM to 3G or vice versa
    2> sigining in into SW updater isnt working i.e SW updater doesnt sign in
    ( u might ask y i want SW updater wen 4.0.3 is latest?? :P i dont but jus showin tat its a bug/issue)
    if any more issues found plz share :)

  • Tolick

    hi everyone. I have sgs II with XXKP8 Firmware on it. If I’ll update it using odin and only pda file will i’ll lose all settings and applications? Or it will remain everything like it was before update? please help! THanks!  

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

      Better take a backup of all user apps+data using free app called titanium backup. You’ll need root for that btw. If you haven’t rooted your S2 with xxkp8 till now, search for it on this very site and get it rooted — we’ve already provided a guide for that.

      Hope it helps :)

  • Kunal

    Anyone facing problem with market ?? I am unable to connect to market, it shows server error. Please revert

    • Ondřej Šimek

      You have to install latest market. I did and now it working fine.

  • SGS2

    works and looks great although, i cant get rid of the yellow triangle (tried flashing original samsung stock kernels on PDA in odin numerous times) and it just just gets stuck on the I9100 samsung logo on startup and secondly is there a way of resetting the custom binary counter without a jig?

  • Sjoerd

    my wifi keeps appearing and dissappearing.. am i the only one with this problem? on 2.3.5 i had no problems with my wifi connection… also i keep getting a message about sofware update what i have to accept, when i do that it says it failed:(

    • Ondřej Šimek

      I dont have this kind of problems with wi-fi, but it seems sometimes my 3G lost signal without reasons(I work at ISP and I am siting under BTS with best signal :-) ). Im rly disappointed coz some1 have problems and some1 doesnt. :-(

  • Stuartyoung1972

    Quite good, but gps not working which is a bit of a pain, browser seems much faster. battery life seems better, but that may be due to gps not being functional.

  • Theonlyvince

    So far so good, got it installed 24h ago, everything works fine, only issue i had is that it lost connection with the sd card, had to reboot phone but since then nothing and GPS dosent seem to be working, WIFI, 3G, face unlock all of that works fine. Very stable, daily use ROM.

  • Theonlyvince

    So far so good, got it installed 24h ago, everything works fine, only issue i had is that it lost connection with the sd card, had to reboot phone but since then nothing and GPS dosent seem to be working, WIFI, 3G, face unlock all of that works fine. Very stable, daily use ROM.

  • Rhymesta

    This is very stable. Video, Camdra works no problems. Network selection works. Wifi, Wifi Hotspot works fine. The only missing option is WCDA/GSM selection is missing from Network settings which can make market seem to crash at start and you need to be persistant repeatedly to make it work. If it does not go to network setting manually select your provider and reboot your phone. Market will fail if you are on GSM and not 3G or WCDA but can no longer select this option manually it has been removed for some reason. Apart from this the other issues in XXLP2 are fixed and this is very much a daily use rom. Make sure after flash you immediately go in to recovery mode and wipe cache partition and then data/factory reset and it you encounter any problems first time round restart phone and you should find it pretty much perfect.

    The only thing is that it still doesnt look like the real ICS and the video app is no different and nothing like the ICS app with time lapse etc. This is highly due to the faulty CMOS sensor in most of the SGS2s and will be noticed when you flash your rom that from light to dark video mode at 1080p you will get video lag and frame rate drop. this is hardware problem and not rom issue so you will probably never see ICS app for video and camera due to this.

    But XXLP6 is awesome daily build.

    Regards Rhyme 007.

    • Rich1960

      Is it support traditional Chinese ?

  • Rhyme 007

    This is very stable. Video, Camdra works no problems. Network selection works. Wifi, Wifi Hotspot works fine. The only missing option is WCDA/GSM selection is missing from Network settings which can make market seem to crash at start and you need to be persistant repeatedly to make it work. If it does not go to network setting manually select your provider and reboot your phone. Market will fail if you are on GSM and not 3G or WCDA but can no longer select this option manually it has been removed for some reason. Apart from this the other issues in XXLP2 are fixed and this is very much a daily use rom. Make sure after flash you immediately go in to recovery mode and wipe cache partition and then data/factory reset and it you encounter any problems first time round restart phone and you should find it pretty much perfect.

    The only thing is that it still doesnt look like the real ICS and the video app is no different and nothing like the ICS app with time lapse etc. This is highly due to the faulty CMOS sensor in most of the SGS2s and will be noticed when you flash your rom that from light to dark video mode at 1080p you will get video lag and frame rate drop. this is hardware problem and not rom issue so you will probably never see ICS app for video and camera due to this.

    But XXLP6 is awesome daily build.

    Regards Rhyme 007.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YLW76XVZEG3LLESTHEWW6BDZVQ Mohit

    i Accidently loaded the version CODE_I9100XXKH3_CL479037_REV02_user_low_ship.tar and was upset that the version still shows 2.3 in my phone. Now downloading version XXLP6. I hope this will contain the correct version of android 4.

  • Mohit

    i Accidently loaded the version CODE_I9100XXKH3_CL479037_REV02_user_low_ship.tar and was upset that the version still shows 2.3 in my phone. Now downloading version XXLP6. I hope this will contain the correct version of android 4.

  • Ondřej Šimek

    Faster but rly unstable!!! 4times crashed. Phone cant running acuweather aps(wallpaper and main program). Doesnt work recovery aps from market. Dont waste your time with this crap and wait for other ROM with XXLP2!

  • http://twitter.com/iLbstr Владимир

    Unstable and strange firmware. Updated recently and already faced several freezes. I hope, next versions will be better.

    • Alnaz28

      I was unable to log in samsung account and there is problem with call waiting alert it doent alert waiting call

    • Alnaz28

      I was unable to log in samsung account and there is problem with call waiting alert it doent alert waiting call

  • Aaron

    Dammit, which it was for the skyrocket -_-….

    • Aaron

      *wish

  • Patelchirag_2008

    great yar… i give try n telling u experience

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

      Cool… do let us know your thoughts in this.