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Android 4.1.2 firmware leaks for the Galaxy S II, aimed at the impatient (video)

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Android 4.1.2 firmware leaks for the Galaxy S II, aimed at the impatient (video)
Those of you with a Samsung Galaxy S II will rejoice at the news that the Android 4.1.2 update for their handset is knocking at the door. The firmware appeared for installation from the not-so-official XDA-Dev threads, and sports numerous enhancements besides Jelly Bean.

Bear in mind that this is based on a test Samsung I9100XXLSJ firmware, but is seemingly stable, and not far from the final version that Samsung will be rolling out soon..

Besides Project Butter, Google Now and the other JB goodies, you get the new TouchWiz with Direct Call, AllShare Play, notification bar enhancements, S-Cloud, Pop Up Play and so on. No word on whether the multi-window mode that will be present on the Note II and Galaxy S III with Android 4.1.2 is here, or if it will ever make it to the smaller screen on the Galaxy S II officially. Hit the source link for the installation instructions, if you can't wait for the official update.

source: izap (XDA-Devs) via SamMobile

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posted on 16 Nov 2012, 04:26 5

1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yes! Finally.
It better come to Sprint as well. Can't wait.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 06:26

17. AmitMajumder (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Well, That WAS'NT fast

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 15:34 1

32. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3024; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Right because HTC, LG, and Motorola are all working SO hard to release Jelly bean on their devices that are over a year old.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 04:52 8

2. hateftotti (Posts: 144; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I am really happy for S2 users.Now they can enjoy taste of Jelly Bean like me :)
Go Sammy. ..

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:02 1

3. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 395; Member since: 24 May 2011)


Waiting For 4.2. JB Is Old News To Some.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 06:04

14. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 395; Member since: 24 May 2011)


I Meant To Say They Should Have Just Directly Skipped To 4.2. Rather Than Giving 4.1 And making Us Wait More For Further Updates. There Isn't Much Difference In 4.1 And 4.2, So It Shouldn't Be Difficult.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 06:26

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


for very it is, for other's are awaiting. i'm on AOKP Baseband 9300DXLG2 with Siyah Kernels, running Ubuntu.

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 02:05

41. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


4.2 was just released man.it can't just magically appear out of nowhere.their are alot of strings to these things.they'l have to port touchwiz on top of stock android and release it so soon? you want a buggy update? as it is i read somewhere that even the nexus devices are having issues with the recent 4.2 updates.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:20 2

4. jove39 (Posts: 1295; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Thats great news...samsung is updating not so old phones to latest android version :)

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:24 3

5. josephnero (Posts: 311; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


oh man.i just swapped my S2 for a sensation.oh God why?

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:34 10

6. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


swapped for sensation????....you are mad.....

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:37 6

9. josephnero (Posts: 311; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


was getting tired of Touchwiz.i know i know.facepalm

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:52 7

13. andro. (Posts: 1957; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


If you were tired with touch wiz you could have easily just downloaded a different launcher from the market and had a different ui,there's so many options like go launcher,Nova launcher,apex launcher etc. You could even have put sense 4.0 theme ui on that s2 of yours!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 06:08 3

15. josephnero (Posts: 311; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


i know.i never use stock launcher anyway.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:36 1

20. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Yeah , i know how you feel , touchwiz 4 sucks !
The sensation dont have the best hardware , at least it has excellent software . Sense FTW !

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:33 2

30. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8553; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sense 3.6 on the Sensation was laggy... I would know cause I had one.

I can't believe he switched a GSII for a Sensation..

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 12:18

31. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


At least its a lot more beautiful than touchwiz .
Besides those f**kups at samsung decided that its okay to show SMS at the call logs . Seriously ? I dont see the point of that

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:35 2

7. buggerrer (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


wtf! why would you do that!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:06 7

18. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


seriously??for a sensation?? i just registered an account here just to reply on your comment...hahah! GO get your s2 back...^^haha!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 08:58 2

25. josephnero (Posts: 311; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


lol bro

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 10:25 1

28. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


its about time HTC give the sensation line a little but of Jelly Bean + Sense 4+ love

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 19:06

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8553; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sense 4+ is super HEAVY on RAM. There's no way the Sensation will handle it.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:28

37. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Sensation has 768 a little less than 1GB on the One S or One S .

I tried out the Original Sensation its super laggy doesnt feel like a dual core but the XE version is kinda okay its as fast as the GS2 ,

Some say snapdragon S3 is terrible here in Malaysia our One S is powered by a 1.7GHZ snapdragon S3 and dont know why with the live wallpaper it feels more responsive than the One X . Thats very very weird .

HTC already stated that devices with 512MB ram wont get jellybean . So maybe HTC will go with Sense 3.7 ?

Why those f*ckups at HTC wants to fragment Sense with 2 versions in the 1st place ? But i still think the sensation will get Sense 4+ because the desire HD and incredible S both got updated to Sense 3.5 and 3.6 respectively although launching with sense 2

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:35 3

8. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


to those who all are calling samsung is poor in device updates......i think this news is enough for them.....go sammy.....

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:48 1

10. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


wouldnt go that far, this doesnt suddenly mean there great at updates

please leave the fanboy stuff off here.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 15:42 1

33. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3024; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


No but it shows that they are trying to make a change and showing examples of why they are the number 1 android maker.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 15:47

34. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


number 1 android maker, 100% right they are

but this cheering ''go sammy'' blah blah just too fanboy plus the fact he thought this in some way meant samsung are now excellent with updates

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:51 1

11. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Omg! where's my s2? Hsve to find it.lol.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 05:52 2

12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Now the GS2 have the newest version of touchwiz and jelly bean , its about time HTC give the sensation line a little but of Jelly Bean + Sense 4+ love

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:06

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2279; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


HTC has already stated that all of their phones with 512MB RAM will not be getting Jellybean. They haven't said for sure, but I highly doubt their 768MB RAM phones will be getting any love either.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:38 1

21. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


The HTC One V deserve to get it in my opinion .
If 512MB ram will not get , then HTC must be focusing on 768mb ram devices

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:51 1

26. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2279; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I don't think the One V deserves it. No one should ever buy a low-end phone expecting to get an update.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 10:24

27. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Hello ? Its part of the one series and its midrange not low end like the Explorer , wildfire

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 10:29 1

29. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2279; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Eh. I would say low to mid. Either way, Android phones were getting 512MB RAM in 2010. Not gonna cut it in 2012 & beyond.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 20:20

36. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


The price of the One V is RM999
Compared with Galaxy Y rm400 and Explorer rm500 , Desire C rm799 .
For comparison One S is rm1499 and One X is rm1799

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:49 1

22. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


A little but of jelly bean lol legend

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:57

23. Valdomero (Posts: 121; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


This is my first time to attempt to flash a phone, question: My GS2 baseband's version is I9100XXKG1, the post states it is for I9100XXLSJ firmware as well as the download page, can anyone help me with this?

Should I remove the SD card before I flash my phone?

I'm pretty scared to brick the phone or to erase all the data in the SD card.

Thank you

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 22:52

38. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Of course not

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 01:05

39. Ivan6479 (Posts: 244; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Very nice!! I wonder if us guys in the US will finally get NFC capabilities. Sure hope so.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 04:08

40. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


NFC is hardware related. You can't add NFC using software. Your phone must have an NFC chip.

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