Install Android 4.0.3 ICS Firmware XXLPQ On Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100G
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S II model number i9100G, then you can flash the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich XXLPQ firmware version on it. This guide will only work on model i9100G therefore you should not attempt to install this on any other version including the conventional i9100. You can check what smartphone you own by going to Settings -> About phone. If you want to install this update on the i9100, then you should follow this guide.
Before commencing the process, it’s advisable that you back-up your Android device data using this guide because you’re going to lose all your smartphone data. Now, that you’ve met all the pre-requisites, we can finally begin so follow the below guide step by step if you want to be all right.
How To Download And Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware Update XXLPQ On Samsung Galaxy S II Model Number GT-i9100G
1. Download the Samsung drivers for your Android smartphone here.
2. Install the Samsung drivers on your computer.
3. Download the Android 4.0.3 ICS firmware update XXLPQ file here.
4. Extract the ZIP file containing the firmware in a folder on your computer.
5. Download the Odin software here.
6. Extract the Odin software in a folder on your computer.
7. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S II GT-i9100G.
8. Boot your smartphone into Download Mode by pressing and holding down the following keys: Volume Down, Home, and Power. When the Warning! message comes up on your device, let go of the buttons, and press the Volume Up button once again.
9. On your computer, go to the folder where you extracted Odin, and then open the Odin software.
10. Now, go to the PDA tab in Odin, and then browse for the Android 4.0.3 firmware file that you extracted at Step 4. Pick the .TAR or .MD5 file, not the .DLL file, and do not make any other changes to the Odin software.
11. Now. it’s time to connect your Galaxy S2 to your computer. In Odin, you will get a message saying Added!.
12. In Odin, press the Start button, and the firmware will not begin installing on your smartphone.
13. When the process will be completed, you will get a message saying PASS.
Well, that’s it!
In conclusion, we would like to tell you what to do in case you get a message saying FAIL or if Odin gets stuck at some point. You will need to disconnect the Galaxy S2 from the computer, remove its battery, put it back in, and then resume the setup from Step 8.
It’s worth mentioning that the first boot might take up to five minutes so don’t worry. If your device is stuck at the booting animation for a long time, then you simple have to boot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding down the Home, Volume Up, and Power buttons, and then go to Wipe Data / Factory Reset -> Reset Cache. Then pick reboot system and everything will be back to normal.