After XWLP8, the latest Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2 is the XWLP9 firmware. This is the latest stock ROM for Galaxy S2 from Samsung. In this tutorial we will be checking out how to install XWLP9 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2. It is a non-wip ROM as it is a stock one, though it is always better to have a backup. Before you install this firmware, here are a few things which you must know about XWLP9.
Things To Know about XWLP9 ICS Firmware
This is a stock ROM from Samsung and is flashable via Odin.
You need not be rooted to flash XWLP9.
You can be either on Stock Gingerbread and ICS ROM or on a custom ROM.
Data wipe is not needed if you are on the Stock ROM but it is needed if you are on a custom ROM and you face force close issues.
This firmware is not rooted.
This firmware is only for the international version of Galaxy S2 which is GT-I9100 and not for any other variant.
Languages Included in XWLP9
English (New Zealand)
English (South Africa)
English (United Kingdom)
English (United States)
Espanol (Estados Unidos)
To view the Prerequisites and Steps to install XWLP9 ICS Firmware head over to Page 2.
Backup all your applications using ASTRO File Manager . If you have rooted your Samsung Galaxy S2 , you can use Titanium Backup for the same.
Back up all contacts to SD Card.
Make sure you have KIES installed.
Disable Anti virus and other security apps
Enable USB Debugging by Settings>Applications>Development and ensure that USB Debugging is checked.
After you back up everything, you can proceed with the steps to install this firmware.
strong>Disclaimer: BlogoTech is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk.
Steps to Install XWLP9 ICS Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2