Samsung rolling out Android 4.1.2 update for the legendary Galaxy S II

Samsung rolling out Android 4.1.2 update for the legendary Galaxy S II
The Samsung Galaxy S II, also known as the geeks' champ, will soon get updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean! Samsung has reportedly initiated the roll-out process in Spain, so other countries are expected to start receiving the update soon.

Thankfully, this update will bring the new TouchWiz Nature UI to the GS II. Until now, the handset was stuck with Samsung's old version of TouchWiz, which was much less appealing. The new software will not only look considerably better, but will also introduce some cool features like Smart Stay - the ability of the front-facing camera to detect if you are looking at the screen in order to determine whether to allow the handset to go to sleep mode or keep the display on.

Another major benefit of the Jelly Bean update will be Project Butter - a set of performance improvements that will make the interface noticeably faster and smoother.

Are there any PhoneArena readers left who are still rocking a Galaxy S II?

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)



1. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

HTC do something for the sensation.

6. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

They'll simply create a tool for you to unlock the bootloader of your device. But don't expect more.

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

htc busy for m7 I am afraid they will do nothing for sensation

30. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Galaxy s2 was a True champion, best phone from Apr 2012 to Apr 2013.. Period , with most powerful Mali gpu and exonys cpu combo and SUPER AMOLED +, which still has not been on ggs3 or note 2.. they are HD but pentile, or what ever... The only phone which did beat iphone 4s, no other android stood tall infront of galaxy s2in its time... I owned it so i know... it was the best.. Sold it to get the Droid DNA.. which is the best phone now.. but wont remain best for 1 full year like gs2.. THE LEGENDOF GS2

34. Topcat488

Posts: 1422; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

@ abhishek48: First i'm betting you're sorry you sold your GS2, from the way you're praising it... 2. The dates it held the championship was 2011- 2012... 3. Congratulation to the JB 4.1.2 update for Galaxy S2... 4. I'm a owner of the Galaxy Original Note, our update will soon come, and IT (OG-Note), was the "Over all Champion of 2011- 2012... Long Live the Phablet

35. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

Note2 isn't pentile

37. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the dna is not the best. i owned it for two days and its an ok phone. optics is ok. the storage is too small and the frame is awkward to hold. the screen, however, was beautiful

2. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

That's great news! Make a review of Jelly Bean running on SGS2!

25. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Definitely good news, as many are still only a year into their two year contracts. With the amount of problems and bugs in ICS (although I've only had experience with Sprint 's Epic Touch), this should clear up a lot of issues that Touch WIZ brought. Ask many owners and they'd probably say they'd rather go back to Gingerbread. Hopefully this update makes all the difference

3. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

At last!!!!

4. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

God bless Samsung. I bought my phone with Android 2.3.3 on it, and now I can enjoy 4.1.2 with S3 goodies.

5. chupoltorero

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

other android OEM should learn from samsung if they want to chip off a few market share from them...

17. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Agree.. HTC juz trying hard to get a market share by creating new mobiles. no doubt they are amazing. but HTC has a blind ear to all the customer feedbacks & complaints. Also, they are denying android updates to their devices. This is not going to get them any place good. Each android device gets max 2, atleast 1 android update. but HTC One V was launched with ICS & will die with ICS... Bad startegey HTC.. LEARN from SAMSUNG

29. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sony is yet to upgrade even their 2012 devices to JB.. 2011 is a pure no No from them i think.

7. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

I've been on Boost Mobile for alittle over 2 years now and bought the SG2 as soon as it came out. To my surprise, it came with an ICS update right out the box and after reading about all the rumors of the GS4, I figured I'd stick with this until May, skip getting the S3 and just get the best Samsung has to offer with the GS4. A jelly bean update before this is just icing on the cake my friends. :D

8. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Can't wait until it rolls out on Sprint OTA! This is awesome, Samsung has become the best at updates.

10. Ratheesh619

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

i am from india I flashed the spain JB Rom. All is fine now my s2 is super fast. Thanks samsung.

39. evanef7

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Hi, I'm from Nigeria and own a Galaxy S 2, but still running android 2.3.5 (no update to even ics yet in Nigeria). Can you please tell me how you flashed Spain's JB ROM to your Galaxy S 2? I'll be most grateful if you can help me out here. Thanks

40. Ratheesh619

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

@evanef7 Download and install rom on your device through odin. go to sammobile firmware page and download the rom first.

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This is now Samsung's greatest strength ..the software support. Looking forward key lime pie for my S3 :)

16. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

How times have changed, Samsung's strength of today used to be HTC's. I used to love HTC phones for this reason but now Samsung has replaced HTC for me.

12. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

I still have my sgs2, unfortunately kies doesn't work for me.

13. big.e927

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Have you tried force stopping it or clearing out the cache? If that doesn't work, maybe you need to update it or just uninstall it and then re-install it.

19. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

Not sure what you mean, but when I try using kies I get some error about usb debugging being unchecked even though it is. So frustrating, I'm still on gingerbread.

22. Retro-touch unregistered

Have you ever considered using odin to flash an official firmware, head over to xda, i9100 forum

32. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

yah, i think it didn't work because of my version, uckk6

14. rcranium

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wth! The galaxy note i717 should get it first!!

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Why? The Note wasn't Samsung's flagship device that sold tens of millions of units. The Note was more like a, "Let's see what happens," kind of thing. Of course the S2 would get it first.

23. Retro-touch unregistered

Isn't that an American variant, the carrier branded are always last to receive updates after European

15. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Review the s2 with jb... And s advance too..

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