Tag: Firmware Updates

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S Duos With Official XXALHB ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

Like other devices Samsung Galaxy S DUOS S7562 can now be updated with the latest firmware of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware version which is called XXALHB version.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos ICS Update
It is the first ever firmware released by Sammobile which can be flashed with the Odin. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can apply this firmware update in your device. Very soon and most probably users of Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 might just get the latest Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware which is the latest firmware released by Google few days back.

Though this firmware is released officially for users in Germany, one can apply this update irrespective of the country you are from.

The best part of this update is that you need not root the device for applying this update and is an official firmware released by Samsung. Also, after applying this update, the warranty won’t get lost.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Pre Requisites:

  • Create a backup of all the data with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t backup the files with the help of KIES as this ICS XXALHB 4.0.4 firmware is not yet rolled out all over the globe.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”

  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 and also make sure that all of your PC’s USB ports are active and are working. Also, last but not the least ensure that your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562 is left with the minimum of 60% battery charge so as to ensure that the device doesn’t run out of battery in the middle of firmware update.

So assuming that you are done with all the above steps, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update.

Galaxy S DUOS S7562 with Official ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware Update Procedure :

  • Download the Galaxy S DUOS S7562 with Official ICS Android 4.0.4 Firmware Package and odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, extract the odin in your computer and turn off your phone to enter the device in the download mode.
  • Extract the firmware zip file so as to get the tar file. Open Odin in your computer.
  • Download Mode in Galaxy S DUOS S7562 can be entered by pressing the Volume Down rocker key + power button at the same time while the device is turned Off. If the device starts in the normal mode, you need to re try the process of the entering the device into the download mode. You can alternatively, enter your phone in the download mode with the help of below mentioned Video tutorial.
  • Click on “PDA” to select “tar file which you got after extracting the firmware zip file” and then click on “Start”. Once you click on start, it will take around 2 – 3 minutes for applying the update. As soon as the firmware is applied successfully, the device will reboot on its own and it may take more than the normal time for rebooting the device.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

Now, you have now successfully applied the latest firmware of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware in your Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562. In coming days we will be coming out with a detailed tutorial on how to root Samsung Galaxy DUOS S7562. Please comment…

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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 With Official ICS 4.0.4 XWLPO Firmware

Particularly in the Nordic countries, your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 can be upgraded with the latest ICS 4.0.4 firmware which was declared recently.
How To Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100
Samsung has rolled out this update for Nordic Countries countries which includes Austria, United Kingdom, Hungry, Germany & others. This update is also available on kies & OTA, you can either flash it from the device itself (if you’ve working Wi-Fi or mobile data) or through the PC. But for the users who do not belong to these countries & want to run Android 4.0.4 on their Galaxy S2. As of now there is no estimated time on by when there will be an official update of ICS 4.0.4 but we can expect an all new version of firmware dubbed as Jellybean 4.1.1.

It is noted that for applying this update, you need not root your device and also just in case if you have rooted the device, the root access will be revoked and the warranty can be reclaimed.

This firmware is dubbed as XWLPO and ropes in the latest ICS 4.0.4 firmware update. This firmware has been officially declared in UK and since there is no boot loader in this update, anyone can apply this firmware in their unlocked Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone.

Disclaimer : If all the instructions are followed which are mentioned in this article, there is no possibility of bricking the phone. We should not be held responsible in any manner for damage happened to your Galaxy S2 due to not following the instructions.

Please keep in mind that the guide mentioned here is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy S2 which bears model number GT-I9100. Please don’t try it on any other device or it may result in hard bricked phone.

You can find the model number from the path “Settings > About Phone”. Just in case if you wish to root the device, we will very soon be coming up with the rooting article which will help you to root the device.

Necessary Steps Before Upgrading Firmware :

  • You Must Enable USB Debugging By Checking the Box in your device by Following the Path Below:
Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging
  • It will highly Recommended to Backup all Your data Stored in your phone So as to Restore it back just in case If You Lose or Corrupt the Data During this Process.
  • Your Device Must be Charged up to 60% or Above Battery Level to Ensure that Your Device should not be Turned Off During this Process.
  • It will be Recommended to Temporary Disable Security Tools as well as Antivirus Installed on your Computer as This might Interrupt the Process.

Please confirmed that minimum charge left in the device is 50% or else the device may get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable all the security suites present in your device as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

So assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned things, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up the detailed guide on how to apply this XWLPO ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware update.

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy S2 with ICS 4.0.4 XWLPO firmware :

  • Download Odin Multi Downloader which we will be using for flashing the firmware : Odin v3.04
  • Extract the firmware package to get **.tar.md5  file.
  • Boot into downloading mode. To do so, switch off your device completely, press & hold Volume down + Home Button + Power keysimultaneously. Read the warning & press Volume up to continue.
  • Now open Odin Multi Downloader.
  • Connect your device to the PC by keeping it in downloading mode.
  • As soon as you’ll connect device to the Computer, you’ll see that the ID:COM section (located at the left top of screen) is turned yellow. This is to ensure that your device is connected properly. If ID:COM section doesn’t turned out to be yellow then you need to install drivers for your device.
  • In Odin, Select PDA tab & choose I9100XWLPO_I9100NEELP4_I9100XXLQ6_HOME.tar.md5 file by keeping all the remaining settings as it is.
  • Press Start button to initiate the process.
  • As soon as flashing process gets finished, ID:COM section will turn Green with the Pass written above it. (Don’t disconnect the phone until you see the Pass message in Odin).
  • Disconnect the phone from Computer.
  • Now you have to boot into the recovery mode. To boot in recovery mode, press & hold Volume up + Home button + Power key until it appears.
  • In recovery mode use Volume up/down button to highlight the option & power key to select the same. Now select wipe data/factory reset to wipe the data from phone memory & wipe cache partition to wipe generated caches.
  • After wiping the data & caches, select reboot system now to restart the phone
  • It will take some time to restart the phone than the usual.

Note: Just in a rare case if the device is not updated and it gets into the boot loop mode, you need to again clear the cache from the recovery mode and retry the whole process from the start.

So, now your device is now running the latest ICS 4.0.4 XWLPO firmware. To check Android version, select “Settings -> About Phone”.  Share your experience through comment it below about your device running on newly installed firmware .

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