Samsung releases ICS update source code for Galaxy S II

Samsung releases ICS update source code for Galaxy S II
Source code is for modders what chum is to sharks, and Samsung is stirring up the waters in the Samsung Galaxy S II community with the source code for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The update has been working its way out to Europe and Asia, and now Samsung has released the source code for it. 

It should be noted that this is obviously the code for the base version of the Galaxy S II (model GT-I9100), so there are no guarantees that the code will be able to be turned into custom ROMs for carrier variants of the device, like the AT&T Skyrocket, etc. Still, it could go a long way in helping modders create custom ROMs. It could definitely help out Team Douche in its work on CyanogenMod 9, since it has now released what may be its last CyanogenMod 7 (Gingerbread-based) update. 

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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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9 Comments

1. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

yay, hopefully this means I'll get ICS on my at&t gs2 soon! The touchwiz skin for ics looks so disappointing.

2. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Rooting! Is the options for Gs2 owners here in America once the code is released

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I would be surprised if the ATT SGS2 didnt get it soon since its pretty much an untouched i9100.. however i have my doubts about the crapdragon enhanced Hercules/Skyrocket/Note american carrier variants. Maybe by xmas? ugh. Maybe samsung is finally getting better with the updates.. one can only hope.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

hurry up att!

27. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i hope this fixes my random reboot problem

31. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm a but disappointed at the skin. Still feels like gingerbread.

32. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm a bit disappointed at the skin. Still feels like gingerbread.

33. Retro-touch unregistered

That's Samsung for ya they couldn't update the touchwiz just a bit more and give users something to be happy about , like a touchwiz 4.5 since 5 is being saved for GS3. What's with the moderators at PA ban this individual spamming articles with hate speech already????

34. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I've been running cm9 on my i777 for a couple months now. It's based off the 9100 version of ics. It'll be great now that the kernel source will be out so I can overclock it and undervolt it as well :D

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