Samsung Galaxy S II to be Jelly Beaned next month?
You might recall that we recently showed you a web page from Samsung Korea that revealed some information about the Android 4.1.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S II. That information has since been taken down. But a Samsung spokesperson has told Cnet Asia that the Jelly Bean update is going to be available for the Samsung Galaxy S II starting next month when it will be debuted in Singapore. From there, the update should spread to the rest of the world.
The update will be available via Samsung Kies and not from an OTA update. It will reduce the amount of available internal memory from 12GB to 11GB on your phone, and will include some of the new features seen on the Samsung Galaxy S III like Smart Stay. You might remember that this allows your phone to stay on by using the front-facing camera to make sure you're not sleeping. Once the camera notices that you have given in to the Sandman, the display joins you and also goes to sleep.
If you speak Korean fluently and like to take risks, you can try to flash an unofficial version of Android 4.1.2 for the Galaxy S II from Hong Goon. Interested? Click on the sourcelink. Everyone else, just sit tight as it appears that Android 4.1.2 isn't too far from being available for your Samsung Galaxy S II.
source: HongGoon (translated) via CnetAsia
1. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
If s2 gets jelly bean before my one s I will throw a fit
11. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
How about if this gets 4.1.2 before Verizon's Nexus gets 4.2... haha
3. remyrz (Posts: 190; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)
there's hope my dear S II... don't worry, I'll keep you in my pocket~
4. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I won't be surprised if this update finally hits our phones in December.
5. spiceman (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Oct 2010)
The last update ruined my S2. Crap battery life and other major problems. I wonder if this will fix it? I blame sprint. I paid the early termination fee and got the note 2 with tmobile. I'm happier than a Clam at high tide but my wife is still suffering with her pain in the ass S2.argggg!
20. Tsoliades (Posts: 216; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
I feel you. However, I don't seem to have that many problems, it's mainly battery life and call quality. The recent issues I've been having were actually because my battery permanently died and started swelling up. :P
The Jelly Bean update for the Sprint GS2 is already being tested, and it had no bugs except calls, which they've fixed by now. That was like two months ago, so tell your wife to expect something really good!
7. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Prob this might be the last update for s 2
8. johnnh (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
the razr got updated like almost a month ago mehhhh
16. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
OG razr released after Galaxy S2 5-6 months.
10. infernal88 (Posts: 113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
@Alan F : .jelly bean support most common languages ...that leak is " XXLSJ " which is been leaked over 2 months ago ..and im running it on my device since November and as most of samsung leaks ..the region/country is UK
12. vijaysivakula (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Good news for those who want the stock rom. For everyone else waiting eagerly, why dont you consider a custom ROM? There are so many available, right from CM10.1 to AOKP to leaked and customised roms. I depend on XDA for all my ROMs and have been enjoying Jellybean for a few months now.
13. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Alot of bland news lately. Guess if its not related to Google or Apple, must be no news on this site. You folks at PA need to quit your fanboyism and be more open minded. This site use to be a great source for up to date tech. Now its just a faboys site.
15. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
@joey41 both boost and virgin mobile run off of Sprint's towers, so when they update their s2's, it's a safe bet that boost and virgin will too. @lubba hey buddy, there have been plenty of updates in tablets and phones to make a dedicated reader like me not want to read at all with the abundance of technology in the CES expo alone. Even then, plenty of updates in technology pricing, software updates, as well release dates. You know what the real problem? You have s**t else better to do with your time or your head is lodged far up your ass for you to notice the various articles posted on the daily. Read you jackass, that would help you out alot. Also, even if the site was that bad, who's the genius who keeps coming back for more? Talk about a battered housewife syndrome.lol
17. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
I hope the Epic 4G Touch will get JB too. The ICS update has absolutely screwed up the phone. We have 2 E4GT's in my family, and both will randomly lose power and semi-shut off, but will still be on (just unusable with the screen black), and the only way to get it to turn back on is remove the battery. It started happening after the ICS update on both of them, and it is happening close to once a week on each of them.
18. big.e927 (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is known as the Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint just as it's known as the Samsung Galaxy skyrocket for AT&T. The jelly bean update should be able to fix that, problems like those usually come from the OS build. I also have the Samsung Galaxy S2, it's for boost mobile though, but it's the exact same one as Sprint and virgin mobile seeing how boost and virgin are American subsidiaries of Sprint.
23. riggsy (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
Incorrect. The Skyrocket for ATT is US variant that has the LTE radio and different processor in it from the sprint epic 4G. Even though it sounds like both will get Jelly Bean there are some differences.
24. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)
Yeah. When they are talking about the GSII, they mean the international variation. The Epic 4G Touch and the Skyrocket are US variations that get their own version of the updates, so we still have to see if they plan on updating these versions as well as the international version.
19. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
When sony announced that it will updated the 2012 Xperia line in early this year.. Most people are saying bad comments... What I found here...
21. xplayer57 (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)
Believe me am running 4.1.2 on my s2 i9100 and its just like perfect although its leaked rom
22. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
I flashed the leaked Jellybean ROM weeks ago. Project Butter is very obvious and Google Now is perfect. Lock screen is slightly dodgy but everything else is perfect.
That explains it in enough detail how to flash it. Rooting not necessary.