XXLPH: New Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware Leaked!


Ice Cream Sandwich treats all around for Samsung owners! Just a few hours ago, ICS was leaked for the Galaxy Note, and now it’s the Galaxy S2’s turn. Again! This is XXLPH firmware we’re talking about, guys, based on Android 4.0.3.

Samsung took their time after the last leak in XXLPB, but it’s that time again when you got your Galaxy S2 i9100 device out for another ICS flashing feast.

Do thank Samsung for this, even though they take time to release the firmware officially — they are still bringing lots of smiles — and taking hell lot of feedback out of this, too – by leaking firmware after firmware after firmware after… you get it.

Here’s a look at the changes in XXLPH:

  • Battery better than earlier ICS firmware
  • Touch not as good as previous XXLPB firmware
  • More stable than XXLPB

Goes without saying you’ll all Galaxy S2 ICS Roms updated t o XXLPH pretty soon now. Read on to find out how to flash it on your Galaxy S2 i9100. Yes, on i9100, that mean do not try it on Galaxy S2 at AT&T and T-Mobile.


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!!!


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

How to Install XXLPH on Galaxy S2 i9100 [Step By Step Guide]:

  1. Download XXLPH firmware. Filename: I9100XXLPH.zip. Size: 377 MB
    Download Link
  2. Download Odin 1.83. Filename: Odin3 v1.83.exe.
    Download Link
  3. Extract the downloaded file ‘I9100XXLPH.zip’ (from step 1) to get these 3 files:
    1. GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXALPH.tar.md5
    2. I9100_APBOOT_I9100XXLPH_CL118559_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5
    3. I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPH_CL118559_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5
    4. MODEM_I9100XXLPH_REV_02_CL1104396.tar.md5
    5. Odin3_v1.85.zip [ignore this]
  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. You’ll get a ‘Warning!‘ screen.. press Volume up to continue to enter 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 Bootloader Tab, and select I9100_APBOOT_I9100XXLPH_CL118559_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 (from step 3.2)
    2. Click the PDA Tab, and select I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPH_CL118559_REV02_user_low_ship.tar (from step 3.3)
    3. Click the Phone Tab, and select MODEM_I9100XXLPH_REV_02_CL1104396.tar (from step 3.4)
    4. Click the CSC Tab, and select GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXALPH.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 wasrequired 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. Your Odin’s screen should look like this before flashing of XXLPH:XXLPH
  11. Now, hit the START button to start flashing XXLPH 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.

    IMPORTANT Note: If ODIN gets stuck and doesn’t seem to be doing anything, or you get a FAIL message (with red background) in ODIN, 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.

    On successful flashing, Odin’s s screen would look like this:

    XXLPH Odin Flashing Done

  12. When it has restarted, your Galaxy S2 will be running Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) with version being Android 4.0.3, build being XXLPH and Samsung’s custom UI TouchWiz 4 atop it. Check out your Galaxy S2’s Android version here: Settings » About Phone.Also, if data network (3G, GPRS, etc.) isn’t working for you, you gotta fill in APN Settings meant for your carrier in Mobile and Network settings. Here’s a full list of carriers and their APN settings » Link

The latest Android 4.0.3 ICS firmware is now up and running on your Galaxy S2 i9100. Do try it out and let us know your thoughts and problems (if any) in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Want to root XXLPH?

Well, we got you covered, search this site for a link to guide on rooting XXLPH.. OR → click here.

Galaxy S2 XXLPH Overview Video

0 Comment

  1. Md Asadur Rahman says: Reply

    wow..great but I just upgraded to XXLPB today.After a few hour it leaks…I am dying Have to download again.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      It’s worth it 🙂

      1. Alanshore says: Reply

        What About the APN settings? It works?, ’cause the last XXLPB (I think had some issues with the APN setting) my data network plan never show up into my Galaxy S2, if the APN works, then I want to upgrade too, Thanks

        1. Riyad008 says: Reply

          Hi, i am using XWKL1 2.3.6 ( indian rom ) i totally love the battery life as battery is lasting me almost a full day with moderate use on the current rom.

          just wondering all you guys out there that is using this XXLPH, can you please advise how the battery life is? and does everything work as in GPS,3G, Modem and Basic day to day functions?


          1. Riyad008 says:

            So it has been full 2 days and i am finding this XXLPH is quite shit to be honest. Cell network is bad.. data network is awefull.
            phone network drops out intermittently..
            i am in AU btw

      2. Hi Kapil……I had a problem after downloading XXLPB the 3G connection keeps getting disconnecting in between downloads, and this problem is still there even if I go back to XXKI3(2.3.5)……Is there any solution for this???
        I’ve tried deleting the old APN settings and re-downloading them but this problem is still there.

  2. Patelchirag_2008 says: Reply

    hey somewhere in thread i read that not use bootloader file for upgrade this new leak….

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      I flashed it with bootloader file on my S2, and it’s working fine.

      Can you guide us with links or anything, about what you read? Would like to look into it.

      1. Patelchirag_2008 says: Reply


  3. Almada1 says: Reply

    What do you mean with touch not as good as xxlpb? I have the xxlpb should i upgrade?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      I’ll edit the post above regarding that.. touch is very good on xxlph, I’m using it for more than 12 hrs now and it’s awesome. Must upgrade from xxlpb.

  4. Thanks for sharing this tutorial ! I tried it on my Galaxy Darling. Works Perfectly.

  5. Ali says: Reply

    Just mix the icecream wid S2 & am loving dis firmware thanks abhijeet ♥

  6. manoj sharma says: Reply

    why you guys shows odin method to install roms why not directly from sd card with cwn

    1. Madhav says: Reply

       That’s because this update has not been packaged as a CWM flashable zip.

  7. hy guys!i need some help please!i have 2.3.6 on sgs2 !!does it worth it to upgrade this 4.0.3 that is no official or is better to wait for the official one in kies??please a sincerly answer:D:D

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      You can upgrade… It’s pretty good firmware, fit to be your daily driver.

  8. Tonyhiles106 says: Reply

    This is an excellent leak very smooth all working well 

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Right!! It’s the best leak so far of any ICS firmware for any phone.

  9. Madhav says: Reply

    Finally downloading a leaked ICS update for my SGS2–Time to move on from CheckROM Revo HD and try LPB out

    1. Madhav says: Reply

       Oops–I meant LPH

      1. Kapil says: Reply

        Oops! didn’t see this :/

    2. Kapil says: Reply

      Cool, but btw, that’s LPH 😀

  10. Kofi Apraku says: Reply

    this is the best so far will keep you informed

  11. Kofi Apraku says: Reply

    the best so far i’m enjoying it

  12. Kofi Apraku says: Reply

    thank u Samsunk

  13. Arrrbwarr99 says: Reply

    i cannot get pattern,face,code locks on this firmware ! WHY?

  14. Arrrbwarr99 says: Reply

    this is really ics firmware ?

    1. Elliot Chan says: Reply

      not a full version because that has yet to be released but yeah this is just as good from what i’ve seen, it does say android 4.0.3

  15. KL says: Reply

    best site to look for an update is http://WWW.wanamlite.com — firmware download for galaxy s2

  16. brixterjohn says: Reply

    My previous Firmware was XXKL1 and i just upgrade to XXLPH and i found that theirs no incoming ringing tone, notification sound ang screen lock..please can you help me…thanks

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      That’s all in the settings, you can get everything done yourself from settings.

      1. brixterjohn says: Reply

        Thank sir  kapil…i already solve the toe problems.The other problems that i found is that i can’t the lock wallpaper is not functioning and still the screen lock is not ok.i hope you can help me step by step for what i’m going to do.thanks in advance for those who can help me..

  17. i have a korean version of the galaxy s2.. can i flash it with this rom?

    model: shw-250k

    thanks for your advice

  18. MrDroid says: Reply

    I flashed this ROM. Working perfectly, but I can’t figure out just one thing. How do I take a screenshot? I tried the power button and home button way, and also long pressing the power button to see if there was a ‘Screenshot’ option, as in CM9. Please help. Thank you. 🙂

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Hold power and home key together to take screenshot.

    2. Mahmoud Farahat says: Reply

      To take a screenshot:
      Simply hold down the Volume Down button and Power button for about a second.

  19. hello…… i face some problem when i upgrade the firmware………..

    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable.. Please wait.. I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPH_CL118559_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid. MODEM_I9100XXLPH_REV_02_CL1104396.tar.md5 is valid. GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXALPH.tar.md5 is valid. Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully.. Leave CS.. Odin v.3 engine (ID:6).. File analysis.. SetupConnection.. 

    After Setup connection it is stuck and Odin did not response. 

    I try to this in 3 pc and 1 laptop…. samsung usb drive that u give could not work….then i install kies and reinstall it……. but still same problem………

    so what should i do???   

    1. Comdan1967 says: Reply

      Put on usb debugging mode this is very important to use with ODIN this is why you can setup connection with the phone.

      1. Comdan1967 says: Reply

        Dont forget to uninstall Kies because Kies conflict with ODIN

    2. Matt Macey says: Reply

      I used a different version of odin and worked pefectly had the same problem.

  20. Hatem Zidan says: Reply

    why there isnt vibration  sound mode
    the vibration only comes with the silent mode

    1. Craciun_cristea says: Reply

      I have the same problem, and so far i didn’t find uot how to solve it

  21. Hatem Zidan says: Reply

    and when i skip to the last page it should bring me back to the first page

  22. Craciun_cristea says: Reply

    I instaled XXLPH, everything is ok only that my phone is not vibrating when i recive a call, i trayed all the setings and nothing, also when i recive a notification ther is no vibrating, can somebody help me with this problem?

  23. Ecwleongy says: Reply

    Ihave been using it for three days. There are bugs here and there but still suitable for daily use.

  24. Naveen says: Reply

    feb 2 leak had bugs. going to  try my luck with PH now..
    Any problems with flashing repeatedly?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      No, no problem.

  25. Hib says: Reply

    F you samsung. For uglifying ics with touchwiz. atleast update touchwiz for the love of god

  26. Jack_l66 says: Reply

    Will that work with my S2X (Hercules) ?!?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Nope 🙁

  27. Vamp255 says: Reply

    Works soooo much better than two others I’ve tried no problems so far. Really nice thanks

    1. Vamp255 says: Reply

      Ok well it’s been about 6 days, so I’d like to say that everything works fine there’s just one small problem, sometimes when you go to open a webpage link, it just goes to the last page that you looked at not the one you just tried even if you use the google voice search this can do the same thing.

  28. Thanks for my new system in my phone. The flashing was without any problems and it can work so perfect… yet 😀 The next step will be rooting, so I hope, that it will work good too! Thanks for your guide manual 🙂 Prefectly written! 🙂

  29. faltoo says: Reply

    Dear Mr. Kapil the vibrator is not working when receive on notifications call,text etc… please suggest 

  30. How I can make working adhoc net on his version of Android? Could you help me please?

  31. Discopelle says: Reply

    Phone and Contacts button do not work. what can i do to fix??

  32. Fowang says: Reply


    1. Jeffrey Van Ham says: Reply

      Got the same :S

  33. welshy says: Reply

    Been running for a couple of days now, loving it.
    Only experiencing the no vibration when sound is on issue. But something that can be tolerated until our Carriers get off their bums

  34. Marcus Venicius Zorbis Castro says: Reply

    This one is the most stable I tried. Everything is working fine. Thanks!
    If you are experiencing some problem, try to reset to the factory setup. Located on “Back up and reset” section on main configuration menu.

  35. Jeffrey Van Ham says: Reply

    Hey. Does this one work in the netherlands. I installed a diff firmware 4.0.3 and there was no mobile network

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Yes it should work.

      1. Jeffrey Van Ham says: Reply

        Yea it works 🙂 thx!

  36. roro says: Reply

    I ask someone who has updated to ICS to do me a quick favour? I just
    want to know if Irish language interface support is maintained in the
    update – it’s there in the original. It should be listed as “Irish” or
    “Gaeilge” depending on the model.

    Thanks a lot.


    1. Vamp255 says: Reply

      Irish, is in the language and input selection.

  37. Aitzaz waheed chaudhry says: Reply

    i cant get wifi to work on this,help please

  38. Anthony bradbury says: Reply

    ive flashed my galaxy s2 with the ics but when its connected to kies it does not detect my phone is there a way to return it back to stock the way it was before with gingerbread its a sim free phone

      1. Anthony bradbury says: Reply

        ive done that and it has gone back to gingerbread but when im connecting to kies its still saying your device does not support upgrading by kies can you help

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          Oh ok.. well, you need to flash exactly the same firmware that was meant for your region. Where do you live. See what firmware it is on nearby S2, or was on your S2 when you bought it. Download that firmware from here — http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/?page=3&t=1&o=1&m=GT-I9100&r=1#regiona

          1. Anthony bradbury says:

            thanks for your help so far but im unsure which one to use i got the s2 from the carphone warehouse it came unlocked sim free i bought the handset only i am on the vodafone network contract i just put my sim card in and i live in the uk
            many thanks

          2. Anthony bradbury says:

            ive downloaded the carphone warehouse firmware but i have no clue on how to flash it can it be done with odin like i did with the ice cream sandwich or is there another way the files dont look like the odin files i used before

  39. solitarycumulonimbus says: Reply

    I ran into problems while updating from XXLPB to XXLPH.  I tried updating via CWM but installation got aborted and the phone got stuck onto boot screen.  I then restored to stock gingerbread firmware and followed your instructions on a new computer.  Success! 

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Cool. 😀

  40. After using this FW I have the problem with desktop. Especially with the Tw service.  After 3 days from factory reset it getting to errors and it says that the services was stoped. Only the factory reset helps, but i DON’T WANT to still every 3 days make reset! Could anyone help me what to do with it? So the deleting of saved data in Application menu doesen’t work soo good. It works just until i make my desktop shortcut, gadgets. At 2.3.5 it was well everything.. It is make me crazy!

  41. Anthony bradbury says: Reply

    ive flashed my s2 with this ice cream sandwich but when i connect to kies it says it does not detect my phone and it can not do a software update i want to take my phone back to gingerbread the way my phone was when i got it and wait for them to release ice cream sandwich through kies but i dont know how to do it it is a uk phone sim free unbranded and bought from the carphone warehouse
    please help

    1. welshy says: Reply

      Don’t think you can do an update via Kies on these leaked OS’s.


      That will load gingerbread with Official release.
      Hope that helps.

      1. Anthony bradbury says: Reply


  42. Enasra says: Reply

    has anyone had an issue with the navigation after updating to this. i cant seem to get mine working anymore? Navigon says activation has failed and any other nav app cant find my location?

  43. Andreas Jensen says: Reply

    I have just installed this, everything went fine.
    Do you have an insecure Kernel for rooting this rom ? 

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Link to Root XXLPH has been already provided above. See right after the install steps.

      Anyway.. here’s the link – http://www.theandroidsoul.com/root-xxlph-on-galaxy-s2-i9100-using-cf-root-kernel/

      1. Andreas Jensen says: Reply

        sorry for being blindly lazy and stupid :/ but thanks 🙂

        1. Kapil says: Reply

          Hehe… no worries. Welcome!

  44. angel says: Reply

    audio is not working on some video call application,,e.g. viber, skype, yahoo messenger,,and others

  45. Charlieholt_1 says: Reply

    What do the drivers do and where do I install them?

  46. davesheppard says: Reply

    Hi, Ive installed this and it’s worked for a day, I’m now getting a red band around the screen every time I touch it.
    Anyone got any ideas what’s going on?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Go to Settings – Developer Options and tweak settings there…

  47. Budgy says: Reply

    will this work with 19100T

  48. Tlmacson says: Reply

    i’ve used odin b4 but today when I hit any of the buttons BL, PDA, Phone, etc the program looks for the zip files in My Documents; it can’t seem to find the XXPLH files in My Downloads so I moved the files to My Documents (I’ve verified that they are there now via Windows Explorer) but Odin still can’t “find” them.  What am I doing wrong?  Up to this point everything has gone as smooth as silk.

    1. Tlmacson says: Reply


      I was able to type in all 4 file pathways manually into Odin and after hitting start I got the following ‘s:Enter CS for MD5..Check MD5..Do not unplug the cable..Please wait..I9100_APBOOT_I9100XXLPH_CL118559_REV02_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is invalid..End…Has anyone run into this b4? Help, please..

  49. Julio Rivera says: Reply

    Hello, first of all, thank you for the guide, it is so easy to follow and works perfectly on my Galaxy SII.

    Is it possible to root this version? How can i do that?


    1. Julio Rivera says: Reply

      nevermind, i just read the root section. thanks for all.


      1. Kapil says: Reply

        Ok.. cool.

  50. Michael says: Reply

    I’m running the official I9100XXLPQ with Touch-wiz that came out this week. I updated through Odin and everything works ok. If I would like to install CM9 when it comes out, can I just do it with Odin again or do I have to root the phone. I don’t mind deleting everything.
    I think TW drains the battery and makes the phone a little slow. I tried factory reset from the settings menu but didn’t help much

    BTW is the factory reset from the menu – settings – backup and reset – the same as the one you can do in system recovery mode(Volume up + Home + Power.)? or can someone explain system recovery mode

    if I look and my phones file directory I can see a lot of folders of programs I used to have installed and I already did a factory reset. Shouldn’t they be gone after my reset?

  51. Vinu says: Reply

    i cannot download the file from http://download.theandroidsoul.com/file/I9100XXLPH.zip. Says forbidden, i don’t have access to that files.

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Just updated the link, it’s working now. Check it out. Thnx!

  52. Iojouih says: Reply

    hello, there is a problem with me that after i put my sg s2 in the downloading mode and connect it to pc i dont get the message added in odin why

  53. Iojouih says: Reply

    hello, there is a problem with me that after i put my sg s2 in the downloading mode and connect it to pc i dont get the message added in odin why

  54. Pete290588 says: Reply

    hello, just falshed this firmware all went well apart from i have no signal, please help

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Are you still stuck with no signal problem? Which country you are from?

  55. Presidente48 says: Reply

    after all steps the galaxy seems to be dead. noway to go in download mode or to switch the cell on..semms really to be deaD what can i do ?

  56. Phanederreddy says: Reply

    by mistake i removed usb connection during downloading mode…nw im unable to switch on the mobile nor on it by recovery/downloading mode….if i try to switch on my mobile its just showing a symbol resembling improper connection between mobile and pc…what to do?

  57. Yvan says: Reply

    wonderful!!!!! my phone is alive!!!! thank you

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