Friday, 21 June 2013

Samsung Galaxy S2 - Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean upgrade

Recently I have updated my Samsung galaxy s2 phone firmware (operating system) to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. This is really cool, after upgrade, I see my phone performance (speed) has increased.

As part of the upgrade, it will add new features/applications and delete some of the applications.
Social Hub, Polaris office, Photo Editor and vide o maker applications are deleted and these will be available to download manually from Samsung Apps.
Google Hangout (Gtalk upgraded version), Group Cast, Play Magazines are some of the apps will be added as part of the upgrade.
 In this blog post, I would like to explain steps to perform Android update.

1.    On Samsung Galaxy S2, go to navigate to Settings –About device

2.    Next click on “Software Update” and then click on “Update”.

3.    You will see following screen. Accept the screen and it will update the firmware on your Android smart phone.

Samsung Galaxy S2 upgrade screen

Just to note, firmware size is 428 MB so make sure that you upgrade software when you are connected n WI-FI and your phone is enough charged.


I had following error message during my first try but managed to install with couple of repeated tries with the same process.
Failed to update firmware. Try again using PC software ( Kies) or visit a Samsung Service Centre



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