New Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ROM surfaces with battery life improvements

New Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ROM surfaces with battery life improvements
Seems like Samsung is hard at work to bring the latest and greatest Android version to its flagship handset for 2011 - the Galaxy S II - as more and more ROMs based on its update are popping up like leaks from a fire hydrant.

A brand new beta Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has leaked for the more adventurous types, and is probably already making the rounds at XDA-Devs today.

The update is dated January 29, so it's fairly fresh from the oven, and the best improvement over the previous ICS leaks for the Galaxy S II is the battery life, which has apparently increased significantly.


Performance is otherwise said to be on par with the official ICS build, marked as I9100XXLP6, while this one is marked I9100XXLPB. Modders say it is stable enough for daily use, so you can try at your own risk in the source link. Watch a short video demonstrating its behavior below, although it is nor exactly prepared in the best of lighting conditions for its purpose.

source: SamMobile via SammyHub


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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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18 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Still think it needs a new launcher! With the best elements of the ics launcher

7. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Or may be just give users option to turn TW launcher off and use native ICS launcher...that would be awesome :)

14. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed,i currently use go launcher and have in in an ice cream sandwich themed configuration. Thats the beauty of android,being able to totally changed what you want when you want to

2. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

I will be highly disappointed if TW5 looks just like TW4...

3. Retro-touch unregistered

Aren't they meant to use the holo launcher in ICS or they won't get google apps? Looks like the same old Touchwiz 4, oh wait it is the SAME. I can't get excited by that OLD skin

4. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

god I hate touch-wiz

5. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I9100XXLPB is the latest i believe it release on Feb 2nd, 2012

6. prdmshrl

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

I lost my excitement after seeing this video. It looks the same to me.

8. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If this is the final update for the Galaxy S II and I'm assuming something identical for the Note as well, what will the Galaxy S III look like with ICS :/

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Love Touchwiz. It actually makes Android usable.

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

In ICS you'll find TW limiting...instead of usable ;)

15. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If Samsung can trick you that easily, I'm sure the robots at Cupertino have something to sell you...

11. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I've tried this romon my Samsung galaxy s 2 I9100 and it is very stable, very fast too. But there are lots of ROMs with stock ICS for the galaxy s 2.

12. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

It is impossible that this is the new 4.0 interface, unless google doesnt care bout the android market

13. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Wezzzzzzzz taste that Apple. you invented it but ghot beat by ur own game.

16. GeekMovement unregistered

looking forward to the official release soon. I updated my phone to remove carrier iq and the update is awful. no more scrolling background, some good live wallpapers replaced with two hideous ones, battery life drains so much faster, and not satisfied.

17. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Well, I can say again: People got smarter and 2012 will be the year of iOS(again) and WP. Handroid's goin' down.

18. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Please launch it without touhwiz

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