Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S2 (International) section!
Important note regarding model variants: There are an increasing number of different Handsets being marketed as Galaxy S2 models. To avoid confusion, please note that the vast majority of topics within this section concern the version of the Galaxy S2 (GT-i9100, Exynos SOC @ 1.2GHz, 21Mbps HSPDA+/WiMax), and sub-variants such as the GT-i9100M (Bell Canada) GT-i9100P (NFC-enabled) and GT-i9100T.
Other notably-different Galaxy S2 variants (with their official model numbers and links to the relevant Android Forums section/stuck thread where applicable) are:
If in any doubt, and to avoid expensive mistakes, double-check the Model Number listed in Settings/About phone.
Rather than having a million different stickies, we've combined all sticky-worthy threads (and other useful links) into one thread for you. However, please note that the All Things Root section has it's own guide thread. If you feel anything should be added/removed from this thread, feel free to PM any of the Guides/Mods and we'll sort it for you.
Bootloader - A piece of code that runs before the operating system is started when the phone is turned on. It tells the phone what to boot eg normal boot, recovery mode, download mode. CSC - Carrier specific customisation. Contains carrier customisations eg apps Firmware - The Operating system. Containing system apps and Android OS Kernel - Manages the hardware on the phone eg CPU, Memory etc Modem - Manages radio signals eg Wifi, bluetooth, mobile network PIT - Partition information table. Used for repartitioning phones memory PDA - Not sure what it stands for but it is used to flash firmware and kernel Phone - Modem ROM - Same thing as Firmware really. (Custom firmware tends to be called ROM)
The Galaxy S2 (sometimes known as the Galaxy S II) is the follow up to Samsung's widely successful Galaxy S lineup. This time, the Galaxy S2 raises all the stakes and Samsung has found a way to double almost every spec in a true, one of a kind ... Read More