Update Galaxy S2 I9100 to XWLS8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

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Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 has just received XWLS8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware update — yes, the official one this time with no leaked updates. It was made available a couple of hours ago and now all the patiently waiting users of the Galaxy S2 I9100 can update their phones to the latest XWLS8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software update. You can easily install XWLS8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S2 I9100 using the tutorial given below. You can also root this firmware now!

As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some other important tips and then tell you how to update Galaxy S2 I9100 to XWLS8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean using ODIN. A backup of your phone is highly recommended as you never know when something might go wrong. This is an unbranded firmware, which means any Galaxy S2 I9100 user can install it. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Galaxy S2 I9100 - XWLS8 Android 4.1.2

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

UPDATE: The latest XXMS1 Android 4.1.2 firmware update is now available for this Galaxy S2 I9100. Read the tutorial here!

Android 4.1.2 XWLS8 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2013-01-16
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

If you wonder why you should root Galaxy S2 I9100 or any other Android phone? Read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

UPDATE: For those who want to root Galaxy S2 I9100 on this Android 4.1.2 firmware, please read the tutorial here!

Android 4.1.2 for Galaxy S2 I9100 – New Features:

Here is a list of all the new features that this ROM comes with:

  • Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
  • Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
  • TouchWiz Nature UX
  • Samsung’s S Cloud services
  • New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
  • New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
  • New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
  • Free 50GB Dropbox Storage
  • 2 Home screen modes
  • New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
  • Google Now

Samsung Galaxy S2 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S II properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S II USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

UPDATE: A new build of Jelly Bean for Galaxy S2 I9100 is now available! Read the following link to install XWLSD Android 4.1.2 on your phone:

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy S2 I9100 to XWLS8 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean official stock firmware.