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

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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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)

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40 Comments

1. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

17. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Well, That WAS'NT fast

32. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

2. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

3. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Waiting For 4.2. JB Is Old News To Some.

14. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 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.

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

41. spideyhead256

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

4. jove39

Posts: 2142; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

5. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

6. Adithya7184 unregistered

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

9. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

13. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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!

15. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

i know.i never use stock launcher anyway.

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 !

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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..

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

7. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

wtf! why would you do that!

18. half_21

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

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

25. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

lol bro

28. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

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

8. Adithya7184 unregistered

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

10. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

wouldnt go that far, this doesnt suddenly mean there great at updates please leave the fanboy stuff off here.

33. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

34. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

11. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

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

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

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

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