ICS... CSC are you eligible for an update?Tips

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  1. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    OK ballstothewall... you've got my attention with a compliment like that. I need all the brownie points I can get with the Mod's... just in case! ;)

    Your CSC code is OJP which, as you quite rightly say, is an, "Open", CSC code covering, "Iraq, Egypt, Sadi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, UAE and Middle East".

    Unfortunately, no ICS update has been released for this CSC code yet and I have no idea if, or when, it may be released.

    Android 2.3.4 is a very old update and I would not bother with it personally.

    If you would like the latest Sri Lanka ICS Android, 4.0.3, firmware on your phone you will need to flash this using Odin3 v1.85 and using the instructions given in post #1 under the heading, "My firmware is not eligible for ICS yet but I want it now!".

    This will, in theory, void your warranty and you will not be able to update via Kies or OTA in future but you can flash updates via Odin3. The firmware for Sri Lanka, Open, CSC code ODD can be downloaded here.

    Alternatively you could use the same procedure with Odin3 and update your OJP firmware to Android 2.3.5 using this download, here.

    This will not void your warranty or prevent you from using Kies for future updates.

    The choice, as they say... is yours!

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  2. DavieB uk

    DavieB uk New Member

    I finaly got ICS over the air. OXX in Uk
  3. ballstothewall

    ballstothewall New Member

    Thanks for the advice.

    ok so could you please clarify the term "flashing" here, as option 1 renders the warranty unusable and option 2 does not.

    But ultimately for both options i will have to flash the phone right?
  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    The flashing procedure is described in detail in the video in post #1 that I referred to and applies to both of the options I mentioned.

    Your phone was purchased with OJP firmware and flashing an OJP update does not void your warranty terms. You could take you phone to a Samsung Service Point and explain your difficulties in updating the OJP firmware and they may even update the OJP firmware for you to the latest version, currently 2.3.5.

    However, flashing another firmware for something other than your original CSC code will trigger the hidden flash counter and void your warranty should you need a repair.

    Having said that, it is possible, in the event a repair is required, to flash your original CSC coded firmware and reset the flash counter by various means. ;)
  5. nzgooner

    nzgooner New Member


    I thought I had already posted this but I guess not. I am trying to update my Sii using kies and play. My phone is NZ new and it has not been rooted or anything. I spotted OXA back on a post, but mine wont play ball, any thoughts please?

    PDA I9100XXK13
    Phone I9100XXK13
    CSC I91100OXAK13

    Build Sep 15 KST 2011

  6. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    You did post it before... in a different thread and I replied, here.
  7. plainmustard

    plainmustard New Member

    Thanks, I have picked alot of info and tips and had to join the forum. I have been searching but have yet to see any reference to the CSC code from my phone... I9100UUBKI2. Any info would be greatly appreciated....
  8. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to Android Forums plainmustard! :)

    CSC code UUB can be found in post #2 under Trinidad and Tobago. Was one of the first to receive ICS about 2 months ago.
  9. nasim_nasri

    nasim_nasri Member

    Dear Ironass,

    Thanks a lot for your excellent post,

    Just 5 mins before i upgraded to version 2.3.5 from 2.3.3 using KIES sucessfully, alhumdulilah.

    I lived in SAUDI Arab and bought SGS2 from local market here.

    As I can see that a lot of people are desparatley looking to upgrade their SGS2 to version 4.0.3 ICS in Saudi Arab and Middleeast. I decided to take a risk on my almost 10 months old SGS2 : ). I have the following queries.

    1) I decided to go for the I9100XWLP7_I9100OJVLPB_ARB.zip , two reason , one is i think it is a much newer version then posted in the CNET link in your first post and also it support arabic lanaguage as well. Please confirm that it is newer version.

    2) if I do backup using MYBACKUP (rereware) and worst come worst if everything will be wipe out, will be able to restore the backup using MYBACKUP.

    3) I had a issue from day one that during the call the receiver always complain to me that I cannot hear you properly, I have to speak very loudly since day one I bought this phone, I really want to get rid of this issue, I hope that newer version will solve it, appreciate if you or anyone can guide me in this how to resolve this really nagging issue.

    My current version 2.3.5

  10. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    That would be the post for the CNET link that I say...


    LP7 is indeed the latest version for your region.

    MyBackup will only restore your app's and data. It is not a nandroid backup, which is a complete, mirror image. Therefore if you wanted to revert back to your present firmware you would have to re-flash it with Odin.

    This is commonly caused by the, "Noise reduction", feature. Call quality is usually enhanced by turning this feature OFF during a call. It can only be accessed when you are in a call, by pressing the menu soft key. The good news is that since being on ICS, I have not experienced this. Hopefully ICS will sort this problem out for you too. :)
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  11. plainmustard

    plainmustard New Member

    Thanks Ironass, never even looked there since I am in the US and just bought it off of newegg like 6 months ago.

    BTW, the only Kies I have is Kies air. Is it possible to upgrade from there as I see no update available, or do I need the other version of Kies?

    Thanks again...:)
  12. tagwar

    tagwar Member

    hi brothers
    i have update my Samsung Galaxy s2 GT-i9100
    to ICS using the steps in this post
    How to install Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S2 | Reviews | CNET UK

    the OS file is 300MB++
    and the update process itself take around 10 minutes
    of course i take backup using GO backup and copy the backup files to external SD and in my local disk

    also i have copy the important files from my internal storage

    alhmdllah i didn't use any of this backups
    after upgrading to ICS
    the only problem came to me is not able to convert my phone into Arabic language
    but this is not a problem because i am using the phone in English language
    but i have to install go keyboard and Arabic language package
    but else everything is working perfect no issues

    to all the pepole who want to update them phone and scared
    go ahead and do it
    nothing to be afraid of
    i got my phone from United Arab Emirates
    international version not from any communication providers
    as i said u can't use ur phone in Arabic i mean menus and options
    but u can read news write text message and everything normal

    sorry for the long post but i thought it will be useful for the people who want to update and scare to spoil the warranty or the phone to get problems.

    wish u all the best
  13. plainmustard

    plainmustard New Member

    Alright, Now I am confused. I used the numbers provided to get the CSC which I provided earlier. And with Ironass's help found that an update is available. I just installed Kies and now its telling me that I have the latest firmware and the CSC:KI2 (VNO)..... Aroooo?:confused:
  14. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    See post #1 for why this may be and what you can do.
  15. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Lots more releases and updates for ICS, see post #2.

    New releases include:-

    Croatia (TWO) OXX

    Argentina ARO & UVC

    Portugal OPT

    Austria DRE

    Updates on existing ICS firmware, include :-

    Norway TEN

    Netherlands XEN

    Italy OXI

    Slovakia OXX

    (Connect to Kies to see if an update is available for you)
  16. tagwar

    tagwar Member

    hi ironass
    i would really like to thank you about all the help u offer in thus community.

    i have a question for u if u don't mind

    which vwersion is newer

    i have upgrade my phone succefuly to this version I9100XXLPQ_I9100OXALPQ_XEO_2

    but i am looking for the newer " actually i don't know why"

    and later how we can choose which version of firmware is better for our phone

    and thanks again
  17. BCwrangler

    BCwrangler Member

    Sigh......I got my phone last July so it's almost off warranty and I want ICS! I got it through Newegg in Canada so it was an International version and had Spanish as default when I started it up. It had one update last September so it's a museum piece, I'm sure!
    Here is the phone's CSC info:
    CSC : I9100TPAKI2

    For the life of me I can not find it listed....I'm sure it's scheduled last for the ICS update! Now I'm on a Mac so Odin isn't a cheap option, now if I change my CSC for Telus compatibility to say Bell?....does that lock my phone to their network? any help would be appreciated
  18. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    LP7 is newer than LPQ.

    Generally speaking, the newer the firmware, the more improvements. For instance, LPW is a much better firmware, IMHO, than LPQ which was the first to be released on Kies.

    At the moment I am using the very latest ICS firmware, LPG, for Nordic Countries with a European language pack.

    Roughly, the order of release for ICS has been..

    LPQ, LP7, LP8, LP9, LPS, LPW, LPD, LPE, LPF, LPG for European phones if I remember correctly. Of course, it depends on which region you are in and which language packs you need.

    A quick look through SamMobile, mentioned in post #1, will give you the latest versions for your needs.

    Don't feel bad BCwrangler... even I had to search hard for that CSC code, TPA.

    It's a PANAMA code and, as you have found out, has only had one update in Gingerbread, last September, to Android 2.3.4.

    I wouldn't hold my breath for an ICS update anytime soon... if ever!

    A lot of Canadian users of the SGSII are on the unbranded, XEU, UK firmware, which is currently on LP7.

    As for flashing Bell firmware, I would advise against it. Not because it would lock you in but because it will come with bloatware and is for, I believe, the "M", variant of the phone.

    Details of flashing the XEU version are in post #1.
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  19. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    More updates for the i9100 added. No more new releases for the, P, M or T variants and ICS has not been released at all for the G variant as yet.
  20. IRQ Conflict

    IRQ Conflict Member

    @BCwrangler. I have been with bell for over a year. Both with an Galaxy S and GS2. They were not locked at all. Just a SIM card is needed which is 5 loonies at the Source.

    With Bell you will be upgraded to their flavour of ICS via Kies. Hope this helps.
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  21. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Just as a matter of interest, what model phone is showing in...

    Settings > About phone > Model number
  22. tagwar

    tagwar Member

    thanks boss for your great effort
    now i am geting not comfort with the version i am using
    somehow it make my phone hot temperature.
    some times hang and i need to remove the battery.

    i am in united Arab of emirates.
    what you advice me to use the phone is international version not locked to network

    this is my phone details now
    Build Info: Tue Apr 3 19:44:49 KST 2012

    please tell me what is the best i can use
    or going back to the original firmware will be better.
    but even if i go back to the original firmware it's unbranded which means no way to upgrade via kies

    your advice is really required and appreciated.

    thanks a lot
  23. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Have you tried a Factory Reset of your phone?

    This solves a lot of problems.
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  24. tagwar

    tagwar Member

    actually i didn't try this one

    i think i will slove the problem and return my phone back to the initial status

    and will remain also not able to update via kies
    because my phone software is unbranded
    so there is no way to update this phone in the near future.

    up to this post

    [ROM+Guide]Official i9100 Firmwares LPE/Q/7/2/F/S/4/7/G/9/W/D/F Download - xda-developers


    Firmware info
    Date: 13/10/2011
    Android 2.3.5


    XSG (UAE):
  25. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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