Another build of the official Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has been leaked, Redmond Pie has learned. This one is a big improvement over the previous versions and is said to be stable enough for use as a daily driver. Check out the step-by-step installation guide after the jump!
News of the leak comes from the usual suspects SamMobile.com in the form of a post in which they discuss the ROM sourced from an insider. The ROM is in beta stage of development, but SamMobile says it is stable enough for daily use. Build number is I9100XXLPB (dated: January 29th). Here are the changes discovered so far:
Interface: Kind of 3D effect when scrolling.
Battery: Lots better than early ones.
Faster: Feels the same as LP6
Touch: Same as LP6.
Overall: Better score in our eyes than LP6 .
Facelock: Same as LP6 working fine.
Task: Same as version LP6.
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 you will have to be on a rooted Galaxy S II International Version. As far as we know, this doesn’t work on variants such as the Epic 4G Touch.
Step 1: Download the following files:
- ODIN 1.83 [HotFile]
- Android 4.0.3 ICS I9100XXLPB [SamMobile]
Extract the contents of the ICS ROM and place them on the desktop for easy access later on.
Step 2: Shut down Samsung KIES in case you have it open. If you don’t shut it down, it will interfere with ODIN.
Step 3: Launch ODIN.
Step 4: Shut down your Galaxy S II. Press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Connect your GS II with your PC using a USB cable. ODIN will detect it.
Step 6: From ODIN, click on PDA and select I9100_CODE_I9100XXLPB_CL99600_REV02_user_low_ship.tar
Step 7: Similar, click on CSC and choose GT-I9100-MULTI-CSC-OXXLP5_RST.tar. Click on MODEM and choose MODEM_I9100XXLPB_REV_02_CL1101286.tar
Step 8: Click START to begin the flashing process. ODIN will now flash the ROM to your device.
If you followed the steps correctly, your Samsung Galaxy S II will boot into an official, leaked beta build of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. For queries, check out the comments section over on SamMobile’s post.
You may also like to check out:
- Download And Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Official Update On Nexus S [How To Tutorial]
- How To Install Android 4.0.3 ICS MIUI ROM On Galaxy S II [Tutorial]
You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.