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How To Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II [ODIN Method] [Guide]

In case you opted to go for an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II and are now waiting for root, then your wait is over! Development for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 kicked off as soon as the phone’s kernel source was made available. And the results so far have been awesome! Developers have not only managed to cook a custom stock kernel with root, but there are couple of popular ROM ports available for flashing. Senior XDA Member and Android Developer, Entropy512, released a stock and pre-rooted kernel packaged in stock system image. Flashing this System Image will not only give you root access on your phone, but will also unbrick your device if your flashed a bad PIT file earlier.

Here is the step by step guide to root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II with modified kernel: Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Official ICS 4.0 Update (HOW TO)

Samsung Galaxy S2 users can now enjoy the new ICS 4.0 Update. In a press meeting today, Samsung finally announced that S2 will be getting updated to ICS 4.0 officially.

Samsung is a multinational south Korea company known for its electronics product. They said that earlier that they will be releasing new ICS 4.0 update for S2 and they have kept their words.

Galaxy S2 users in Poland, Hungary, Sweden in Europe and South Korea in the Asia Pacific region can enjoy the new ICS from today only. Within a month, the update will be available for every country in the world.

Users in the countries listed above can update their mobile through Kies or by waiting for the Over-The-Air upgrade and many will recieve notification to update their mobile device to ICS 4.0 version.

Samsung is the first company to roll out Official ICS 4.0 Update for Galaxy S2.  Also, this update is not available for United States users by bought S2 from AT & T, Sprint or Verizon Wireless and will have to wait another update. Continue reading

XXLPQ — Update Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0 Official Firmware Manually

Well, here it comes — the first official Android 4.0 update from Samsung, labeled as XXLPQ. Galaxy S2 users in Baltic, Poland, Hungary and other Nordic countries can use the Samsung’s PC software Kies to update their phone to Android 4.0.

But those of us who are apparently not from that area of earth, but are as much eager as one could be about official Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S2, well, there is the Odin software to install the XXLPQ manually. It’s pretty easy and if you’ve been keeping up with us, you may have already done it countless times — XXKP8, XXLPH, XXLPJ, etc. But this time around, we flash the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy S2 — XXLPQ.

Well, there are some features missing from the earlier leaks, XXLPH and XXLPJ, like there is no 3d anim effect in drawer and while swiping home screens, which was present in XXLPH and XXLPJ, but other than that, XXLPQ is cool — no touch lags and it’s pretty fast and fully working rom, with TouchWiz 4 UI of course, hate it or not.

So, let’s see how to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich with XXLPQ, the official Android 4.0 firmware via Kies.

Compatibility

This firmware and the guide below is compatible only and only with Galaxy S2, model number i9100. It’s not compatible with any other device, including US variants of S2, the Epic 4G Touch, T-mobile Galaxy S2 and AT&T Galaxy S2 along with Skyrocket. Check your device’s model number in Settings » About phone. Continue reading