The Samsung Galaxy S II may not be that old for some Android enthusiasts, even though the South Korean company released the next-generation Galaxy S smartphone earlier this year.The Galaxy S II hit shelves more than a year ago with Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform out of the box. In the meantime, the smartphone received the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in most regions.
However, Samsung plans to deliver a Jelly Bean update to all Galaxy S II users as well. It looks like the major update is not far from being released, as an official build has just leaked and seems to be pretty stable and bug-free.
XDA Developers junior member izap published what seems to be a pre-release Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II.
According to those who have already flashed this build, the ROM is stable and does not have any major bugs, only a few minor problems that will certainly be fixed in the final version.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will bring Galaxy S II users the following new features and improvements:
- Buttery smooth performance and great stability;
- New TouchWiz Nature UX;
- Samsung’s Cloud services;
- Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features;
- New Widgets from Samsung Galaxy S III;
- 2 Home screen modes;
- New Notifications bar;
- Google Now.
Obviously, the changes are not limited to the ones listed above, but these are the most important. Those who wish to try out the recently leaked Jelly Bean test build for Galaxy S II must follow the instructions detailed below:
- Unzip file;
- Open Odin 3.04;
- Restart phone in download mode using Home / Power / Volume down buttons;
- Connect phone and wait until a yellow sign in Odin is displayed;
- Add I9100XXLSJ_ I9100OXXLS1_I9100XXLS6_HOME.tar to PDA;
- Add Modem / Phone file;
- Add CSC;
- Make sure re-partition is not ticked.
For more details on how to download and install this Jelly Bean ROM head over to the original thread.