How to install Android 4.0.4 officer Root your Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS (America Latin and Spain)

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While waiting for news on the official update to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 for Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, by now the version Android 4.0.4 ICS is now available for the vast majority of free Galaxy S2 marketed worldwide.

So if you are someone who still have Android 4.0.3 or Android 2.3.6 and you want to have the latest official firmware for the GT-I9100, you can follow the guide below so that we’re prepared to date with updates refers.

Let’s start with the latest firmware released by Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 Free :

  • Base Firmware: I9100XWLPX (4.0.4)
  • Region: Europe
  • Country Nordic Countries
  • Carrier: Unbranded
  • Build Date: 29 August 2012
  • Modem: XXLQ6
  • CSC: NEELP5
  • Change List: 1068762

Download: I9100XWLPX_I9100NEELP5_NEE.zip.

The latest firmware for the Galaxy S2 Free of Spain , here is Android 4.0.3 and Android 4.0.4 :

  • GT-I9100 – Spain
  • PDA: I9100XWLPG
  • CSC: I9100OXXLPL
  • Version: 4.0.3
  • Date: 2012-05-30

Download: I9100XWLPG_I9100OXXLPL_FOP.zip

The latest firmware for Android 4.0.4 Argentina :

  • GT-I9100 – Argentina
  • PDA: I9100UHLPV
  • CSC: I9100ANCLP5
  • Version: 4.0.4
  • Date: 16/08/2012

Download: I9100UHLPV_I9100ANCLP5_ANC.zip

The latest firmware for Android 4.0.4 Mexico :

  • GT-I9100 – Mexico
  • PDA: I9100UHLPV
  • CSC: I9100IUSLP5
  • Version: 4.0.4
  • Date: 27/08/2012

Download: I9100UHLPV_I9100IUSLP5_IUS.zip

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To find the latest firmware for your country searches | SamMobile.com / firmware as I9100 and results list which is unbranded choose your country, because if you choose the operator have a Touchwiz interface + interface of operator.

Differences between the last international firmware and firmware for Free S2 each country, is that the latter always comes with international firmware bug fixes, performance improvements and is recommending that the modem install and works without problem throughout the region and Spain, and the firmware of each country or region and comes with the modem and csc predefined for the respective country or region.

The latest firmware with Android 4.0.4 and have no problem doing the wipe brick as root, but it is recommended that after flashing any firmware with Android 4.0.4 and do root, before making any wipe and install a secure kernel the latest version of Siyah Kernel or SpeedMod from CWM Recovery.

First of all we are not responsible for any damage that may have your device if you do not follow the guide to the letter or brikea for any reason.

Recommendation:

First make a Nandroid firmware you’re using, if you do not like this version of Android 4.0.4 to flash back to 4.0.3, and restore nandroid to get back to having all your data and apps just before upgrading to Android 4.0. 4.

If you want to return to Android 4.0.3 Recommendation: I9100UHLPS_I9100AROLP4_ARO.zip.

This official firmware can be flashed on any rom or firmware with Android 2.3 Gingerbread or Android 4.0 ICS especially above Android 4.0.4 XXLQ6 or I9100XXLQ5.

Preparation:

Very important with your smartphone disconnected from the PC need to enable USB debugging in Settings> Applications> Development> USB debugging.

Your smartphone must be loaded to 100%.

You do not need root access, and how good this new firmware will not erase all data from your phone as apps, contacts, messages, etc, if you flash without any wipe.

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Downloads required:

Odin3_v3.04.

We will install Android 4.0.4 on your Galaxy S2:
1. – If you have installed Kies, be sure to close all processes with the task manager, and put in download mode or download to your Galaxy S2, you do it by turning off or restarting the phone and pressing together the VOL-(volume down ) + Home + Power.

2. – Run Odin in administrator mode.

3 – in download mode connect your smartphone to your computer using the USB cable.

4. – The Odin program will detect your Galaxy S2 and COM in Odin field glows blue or yellow, in this step you are ready to begin installing the new firmware.

If you see this yellow or blue, you must install the USB drivers for your phone on the PC.

5. – Since you must Odin PDA just to mark the field and select the firmware downloaded and unzipped in PDA field.

You must make sure that the field or Re-Partition box not activated.

Click “Start” to start the process takes about 5 to 10 minutes.

When the process is finished you will see a green rectangle with the letters PASS! into Odin, restart your smartphone and you can disconnect it from your PC.

That’s all you have official Android 4.0.4 on your Galaxy S2 ICS, you just have to reconfigure and reinstall the backup you made before applying this update.

How to access safe and brikear root your Galaxy S2 :

You can do it without problems with CF-Root v5.6

This CF-Root is only for international firmware: Download and unzip I9100XWLPX | CF-Root-v5.6-SGS2_XW_NEE_LPX-CWM5.zip.

Put your S2 download mode, Odin running, connect your smartphone to your PC via USB, Odin should recognize your S2 and will turn on a light blue and just mark the PDA field, be sure to put the file CF-Root-SGS2_XW_NEE_LPX-v5 6-CWM5.tar in the PDA field and that the field Re-Partition is unchecked, click on Star and you will rooteado your Galaxy S2 with Android 4.0.4 I9100XWLPX.

Want to install a secure kernel to avoid any brick to do wipe as root?, We recommend downloading the latest version of Siyah Kernel for Galaxy S2 and install from CWM recovery: Siyah Kernel.

How to customize your Galaxy S2 to have a more seamless experience without much of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface:

It’s easy to just download the following free applications from Google Play Store :

Holo Launcher : The Launcher ICS native.

Apex Launcher :The launcher always recommended.

Nova Launcher :launcher Another recommended.

ICS Gallery :to have photo gallery native ICS.

ICS Camera :to take ICS native camera.

PS: If you want to experience 100% AOSP, I mean Android 4.0.4 without interfaces manufacturers or operators, we recommend installing: CM9 for your Galaxy S2 or CM10 for your Galaxy S2.

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