1. sudarshan1210's Avatar
    Dear All,

    I want to update following phone to Jelly bean 4.1.2. Please suggest me steps to do the same.

    Samsung Galaxy S2
    Model: GT-I9100
    Android Version 2.3.3

    I tried to update by going to About Phone> Software update but it says not updates available. I am using edge connection. I dont have easy access to service centers since they are far from my place. Please can someone tellme steps to do the updates myself and points to keep in mind while i update.

    Greetings,
    04-10-2013 01:33 AM
  2. SamsungGalaxySII's Avatar
    Easy. Make sure you have jelly bean available in your region. Let's get started. First, download "Samsung Kies" from google or whatever. Install it on your desktop PC or Mac. Once you are done installing, open the program. Next, plug in your phone to your PC/Mac and kies will automatically detect your device. The message will pop up saying that you have a new firmware available. And hit update. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB CABLE DURING THE UPDATE! (If you do disconnect the cable, don't worry. You can recover by doing emergency recovery via Kies). Just wait patiently until the update is over. I'm pretty sure you need to upgrade to ICS first to order to get jelly bean on your device. Hope this helps! I got my Jelly Bean this monday on my U.S. variant of GS2. Loving it. Don't forget to hit Thank button!

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Android Central Forums
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    04-11-2013 09:33 PM
  3. Derek63's Avatar
    My advice is DON'T DO IT!!!!!

    A couple of weeks ago i accepted a firmware update to Jellybean. I think i had Gingerbread before that and I regret it big time and I am very angry about it. I have rang Samsung and been to their service centre demanding to have it rolled back to Gingerbread and they said it can't be done because once you update to Jellybean it writes a piece of software on it that means you cannot roll it back to a previous software version.

    The reasons i hate Jellybean are as follows:
    1. Everything is now so much slower to respond. There is a lapse of a second or two before things open after you click on it.
    2. How DUMB IS THIS? You now have to click on the ballon of the latest incoming message to get rid of the notification on your messages icon. Who is the ***** that thought that was a great idea?? Do a software update and now have to do an extra couple of clicks to do a basic thing like reading text message.
    3. Doing a firmware update completely changes the personal layout you previously created. It is like having a new phone you have to get used to and learn all over again. I f-cken hate it. I lost a wallpaper i liked and can't find it again.
    4. The Accuweather.com widget has changed in size (about twice the size) so i can't fit it on my home screen anymore and it used to show the min and max temp of the day and the current temp. Now you can't see the min and max temp of the current day, even when you click on the app to expand on the whole week.
    5. Previous version had a Home button, not anymore!!

    Firmware upgrades should come with a WARNING. They (Samsung) told me they give you these warnings in the Terms and Conditions. Well every app download comes with terms and conditions and it is something we are just conditioned to accept without reading them. I will strongly consider buying a different brand next time around.
    05-07-2013 02:08 AM
  4. H H1's Avatar
    Re: Samsung Galaxy GT-I9100 update to Jelly bean 4.1.2 :)
    08-25-2013 05:33 AM

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