Just a couple of weeks ago, an early build of the official Android 4.0.1 ICS ROM for the Galaxy S II was released. Well, today, the official Touchwiz’d Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM has been leaked and we’ve got a step-by-step guide on how tot install it ready after the jump!
News of the leaked ROM comes straight from its source SamMobile – a blog dedicated to covering mobile products by Samsung – in the form of a short post in which they share hands-on video, screenshots and discuss the leak and how to flash it.
As a matter of fact, two ROMs have been leaked. Android 4.0.1 (build: XXKP4) and Android 4.0.3 (build: XXKP8). In this guide, we will be covering how to flash Android 4.0.3 XXKP8 since a. we’ve already covered an earlier build of 4.0.1 b. 4.0.3 is actually recommended by SamMobile itself.
DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide. Proceed at your own risk.
Before you begin, please note that this is an early, buggy build of ICS and is, thus, not suitable for use as a daily driver. This only works on the international version of the Galaxy S II and not on the Epic 4G Touch, Skyrocket or other variants.
As always, be sure to back up your data beforehand.
Step 1: Download the following files:
Extract the ICS ROM. Place its contents to your desktop for easy access later in the guide.
Step 2: If you have Samsung KIES opened, shut it down completely.
Step 3: Launch ODIN.
Step 4: Turn off your Galaxy S II. Once shut down, press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power while booting up to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Connect your Galaxy S II with PC via USB. ODIN will detect it.
Step 6: Click on PDA and select: I9100_CODE_I9100XXKP8_CL42141_REV02_user_low_ship. tar.md5 which you placed on desktop in Step 1.
Step 7: Click on PHONE and select: MODEM_I9100XXKP8_REV_02_CL1092599.tar.md5
Step 8: Similarly, click CSC and select: GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXAKP8.tar.md5
Step 9: Click on START.
Step 10: ODIN will now flash the leaked ROM to your Galaxy S II. Once phone restarts, unplug it from your PC.
If you followed the steps correctly, a leaked early build of Android 4.0.3 ICS with Touchwiz will be installed on your Galaxy S II.
For queries, check out this thread on XDA.
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