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  1. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Last updated 17 MAY 2014

    Please read all items in posts #1, #2 and #3 carefully and thoroughly as they should answer most of your update queries. Particularly post #3 as this has, "Tips for using this Dummies Guide".

    This thread is only for the Jelly Bean, (JB), update* for...

    Samsung Galaxy SII, GT-i9100, GT-i9100M, GT-i9100P, GT-i9100T, GT-i9100G

    (To check your model number... Settings > About phone > Model number)

    (*For update to ICS, Android 4.0.?, see, here.)


    #1.1. What determines if I can update to JB?

    It doesn't matter where you bought your phone or what sim card you are using or what location you are using it in. What does matter is the CSC code, (Consumer Software Customisation code). To find your CSC code... go to the dial pad and type in...

    *#1234#

    You will then get a screen showing, "Version", with 4 lines of information...


    PDA refers to the language pack and build version of the firmware

    Phone refers to the baseband/modem version

    CSC is specific to geographical region and carriers. It contains the software packages specific to that region, languages, carrier branding and also APN settings for data connection, MMS etc for your service provider.

    Build Info: The time and date of the build you are running.


    (***Please include the above information when posting a question)

    The CSC code will determine if JB has been released for your phone's firmware and will look something like this... I9100XYZLPZ or I9100MXYZLPZ

    The important part to determine your eligibility for JB are the 3 letters after the number... in this case XYZ, (unless you have an M, T, G or P variants. In which case it is the 3 letters after that).


    You can now go to post #2 to see if JB is available for your CSC code.


    For an explanation of Samsung's Firmware codes, see, here.

    For the language packs included in the various stock releases, see, here. The code for your language pack is shown in PDA, above, and is the 2 letters following your model version, i.e. i9100XWLSS or for the variants, i9100G/M/P/T/XWLSS. All language packs contain English.

    Of course, the easiest way to determine your eligibility for JB, is to connect your phone, via USB, to Samsung PC Suite, Kies and check for an update!

    Samsung, Jelly Bean, User Manual, (English, Europe), download, here.


    #1.2. Tips... on how to prevent update problems

    Although the JB update is a, “No wipe”, update, meaning that during the installation of the new firmware an attempt will be made to update and integrate all your existing app’s and settings to run with the new JB firmware. However, it is possible to receive corrupted downloads of firmware updates, and also, not all app’s or settings on your phone may be compatible with JB or correctly integrated. This can, of course, cause problems since it is difficult to track down the cause of such problems and, in the case of ICS, the blame was in many cases unfairly placed on the ICS firmware. The advice for a trouble free installation is to back everything up and do a Factory Reset and a format of your internal and external memory, particularly if you have moved some app’s to your internal/external SD cards, prior to the update, thus enabling a clean, “vanilla”, install and then re-sync your phone with your Google account after updating and checking that all is well before re-downloading your app’s from the Play Store. For more details on this, see, Firmware update problems... what you can do!.
    The choice is yours.

    After updating, re-calibrate your battery as follows in post #1, here.

    Always ensure that you have a fully charged battery before updating.

    I would recommend avoiding OTA, (Over The Air), updates if possible as they can cause problems if the download is interrupted or corrupted. If you do choose OTA, make sure your battery is fully charged and use Wi-Fi as the download can be around 500+MB.


    #1.3. Problem connecting to Kies

    If you experience a problem connecting to Kies then follow this excellent troubleshooting guide by Hawker, entitled... "Advanced steps to take for Kies connection problems".


    #1.4. I have an *** carrier sim card... why can't I get JB?

    See #1.1.


    #1.5. JB is available for my code but I cannot update

    Provided that your phone has never been rooted, unlocked, flashed or altered in any way, (see next section), then the best advice is to take it to a Samsung Service Point and ask them to update the firmware for you. It has also emerged during the ICS update that sometimes vendors have been flashing phones with a different firmware prior to sale in an attempt to sell to a wider market and therefore upgrades via Kies are not possible. See #1.6.
    .

    #1.6. I have rooted my phone. Can I get JB?

    You will not be able to receive JB via Kies, the Samsung PC Suite, if you are rooted or have changed your firmware, CSC code, and may receive the message, "YOUR DEVICE DOES NOT SUPPORT SOFTWARE UPGRADING VIA KIES" . There are also reports that people who have had their phones repaired at a Service Point and re-flashed with different firmware are unable to receive updates via Kies. You will need to revert back to the original stock firmware, if you know it. You could, of course, use the method in #1.7.


    #1.7. My CSC code is not eligible for JB yet but I want it now!

    You do not have to wait for JB to be released for your CSC code. You can install, via PC software called Odin, any of the released stock Samsung firmwares, for your model version, shown in post #2.

    Stock, official, Samsung Galaxy S2 firmware can be downloaded from the SamMobile Firmware Page, after registering, by entering either "i9100, i9100G, i900M, i9100T, i9100P" in the, "Search device here", box on the page followed by your CSC code, (i9100***), see #1.1. To see all firmware releases for your model of phone, just omit the CSC code.

    For step-by-step instructions and video on installing firmware via Odin, see here.
    (Ignore the ICS file that they suggest you download and use the official JB firmwares mentioned above.)

    This is for competent users and will void your warranty, if you have one, by flashing any firmware other than that intended for your original CSC code as well as preventing future updates through Kies or Over The Air, (OTA).



    #1.8. When will JB be available for my CSC code?

    The answer to that is that if you have not received it by now... you never will. See below.

    What I can say is that Jelly Bean is, IMHO, worth having. Firmware wise it puts the the SII on a par with the SIII. It brings a lot of new applications and features to the SII.

    Update on Jelly Bean releases so far

    Over a year after the official release of Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2, for the SGSII and more than 80% of all the CSC codes in post #2 have now been updated to JB. In fact, some of these individual CSC codes have now received as many as 7 separate JB updates to give them the latest version of JB. See, #1.9.

    Of those CSC codes yet to receive the update to JB, by far the biggest proportion are carrier branded firmware and are the responsibility of the carriers to update. Since the SGSII is now over 3 years old and at its EoL, (End of Life), these carriers have decided to not to spend the time, money and effort on JB support for the SGSII and prefer instead to concentrate on the newer models such as SGS4, SGS3, Note3, etc: The Galaxy S2 will not receive the JB updates to Android 4.2.2, 4.3 or to KitKat, Android 4.4.

    So, what do you do if JB has not been released yet for your CSC code?

    1. You can, as per #3.6, contact your carrier directly and see if they have any plans for releasing JB for your phone, as Samsung will have sent them the stock, Samsung, JB firmwares over the last year and will only be awaiting their return with the added carrier, "bloatware", for release, should those carriers decide to support JB. For non carrier, unbranded, firmware you can contact Samsung who may be waiting for the OK from a country's telecommunications authority before being allowed to release their firmware. Certain Middle Eastern countries are notoriously slow in granting such permissions, for instance.

    2. You can flash any of the stock Samsung firmware releases so far for your model of phone and language pack, see #1.1, (all firmwares contain the English language), by carefully reading and following the step-by-step instructions and video in the link in #1.7. Please take the time to read posts #1, #2 and #3 first as they will answer a lot of your questions.

    3. Root your phone by carefully reading and following the step-by-step instructions and videos in posts #1, #2, and #3 of the Rooting Galaxy S2 - Dummies Guide and install any of the custom ROM's, (firmware), that are available for the SGSII, including JB, 4.2.2 or the very popular NEAT ROM KitKat Android 4.4.2 ROM. If you have any questions about rooting or custom ROM's, see the, "All Things Root", section of the forum.

    The choice... is yours!



    #1.9. Jelly Bean Build releases

    Contrary to popular belief, firmware releases such as Jelly Bean are not a single entity but rather they are constantly evolving and receiving updates for bug fixes and features. Hence, a particular CSC code may receive, 1, 2, 3, 4, or more updates. Since Samsung do not release change logs for these it can be difficult to place these releases in order. The release build can be found on your phone by going to...

    Settings > About phone or About device > Build number (i.e. XWLSN).

    In SamMobile listings, see #1.7, for firmware this is shown under PDA and are the last 3 letters.

    This is a rough guide to the builds so far by the fixes and content contained in them...

    (LS4, LS8) (LSD, LSE, LSF, LSG, LSH, LSI, LSJ, LSK, LSM, LSN, LSQ LST) (LSS, LSU, LSW, LSY, LSZ, MS1, MS2, MS3, MS5, MS8, MSA).



    (Whilst I have taken every care in compiling this guide, I cannot be held responsible for any damage that may occur through its use and the decision to use this guide lies with you, the owner. This guide is written solely for, and on behalf of, Android Forums and may not be reproduced, in part or whole, without permission)

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  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    #2.1. Samsung Galaxy S2, GT-i9100, CSC codes that have the official update to JB, Android 4.1.2, via Kies or OTA are shown in black BOLD type.

    #2.2. A red P, T, G or M denotes that JB is available for that variant. Example: XYZ = RURITANIA P

    #2.3. (Use CTRL + F on your PC keyboard to search for your CSC code)

    A
    B
    C
    Afghanistan
    OJV = AFGHANISTAN
    Argentina.
    ARO = ARGENTINA
    PSN = ARGENTINA
    UVC = ARGENTINA
    UVE = ARGENTINA
    Australia.
    OPS = AUSTRALIA
    VAU = AUSTRALIA T
    XSA = AUSTRALIA
    TEL = AUSTRALIA T
    HUT = AUSTRALIA T
    Austria.
    TRG = AUSTRIA
    DRE = AUSTRIA
    MAX = AUSTRIA
    MOB = AUSTRIA
    ONE = AUSTRIA

    Baltic.
    SEB = BALTIC
    OXF = BALTIC
    OXX = BALTIC
    Bahrain
    OJV = BAHRAIN
    ARB = BAHRAIN
    Bangladesh
    TML = BANGLADESH
    ODD = BANGLADESH
    Belgium.
    PRO = BELGIUM
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    BHT = BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
    OXX = BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
    Brazil.
    ZTA = BRAZIL
    ZVV = BRAZIL
    ZTO = BRAZIL
    ZTM = BRAZIL
    ZTR = BRAZIL
    UVI = BRAZIL
    Bulgaria.
    MTL = BULGARIA
    VVT = BULGARIA
    OXX = BULGARIA
    OXF = BULGARIA

    Canada.
    OYC = CANADA M
    BMC = (see post #47)
    Chile.
    CHE = CHILE
    CHL = CHILE
    CHT = CHILE
    CHO = CHILE
    China.
    CHN = CHINA G
    OZH = CHINA G
    Colombia.
    COM = COLOMBIA
    COB = COLOMBIA
    COL = COLOMBIA
    Croatia.
    CRO = CROATIA
    OXF = CROATIA
    TWO = CROATIA
    VIP = CROATIA
    OXX = CROATIA
    Cyprus.
    CYO = CYPRUS
    OXX = CYPRUS
    Czech.
    VDC = CZECH
    XEZ = CZECH
    TMZ = CZECH
    O2C = CZECH

    D
    E
    F
    Denmark
    HTD = DENMARK
    Dominican Rep..
    UWA = DOMINICAN REP.
    DOR = DOMINICAN REP.
    Ecuador
    UWT = ECUADOR
    Egypt.
    OJP = EGYPT
    France.
    VGF = FRANCE
    BOG = FRANCE
    NRJ = FRANCE
    FTM = FRANCE P
    SFR = FRANCE P
    FRE = FRANCE
    LPM = FRANCE
    XEF = FRANCE G

    G
    H
    I
    Germany.
    DTM = GERMANY
    EPL = GERMANY
    VD2 = GERMANY
    VIA = GERMANY
    XEG = GERMANY
    OXE = GERMANY
    Greece.
    COS = GREECE
    VGR = GREECE
    OXX = GREECE
    Guatemala
    UWE = GUATEMALA
    Hong Kong.
    TGY = HONG KONG
    OZS = HONG KONG
    Hungary.
    PAN = HUNGARY
    VDH = HUNGARY
    XEH = HUNGARY
    TMH = HUNGARY
    OXF = HUNGARY
    India.
    ODD = INDIA G
    Indonesia.
    XSE = INDONESIA
    OLB = INDONESIA
    Iran.
    OJP = IRAN
    Iraq.
    OJP = IRAQ
    OJV = IRAQ
    Ireland.
    TSI = IRELAND
    3IE = IRELAND
    VDI = IRELAND
    O2I = IRELAND
    MET = IRELAND
    EIR = IRELAND
    Israel.
    PCL = ISRAEL T
    MIR = ISRAEL
    CEL = ISRAEL T
    PTR = ISRAEL
    Italy.
    HUI = ITALY
    TIM = ITALY P
    VOM = ITALY
    WIN = ITALY
    OXI = ITALY
    ITV = ITALY
    OMN = ITALY

    J
    K
    L
    Jamaica.
    JDI = JAMAICA
    Kazakhstan.
    KCL = KAZAKHSTAN
    OXE = KAZAKHSTAN
    Kenya
    OJV = KENYA
    Korea.
    SKT = KOREA
    Libyan Arab Rep.
    OJP = LIBYAN ARAB REP
    Luxemburg.
    LUX = LUXEMBURG

    M
    N
    O
    Macedonia.
    MBM = MACEDONIA
    OXX = MACEDONIA
    OXF = MACEDONIA
    Malaysia.
    OLB = MALAYSIA G
    Mexico.
    TCE = MEXICO
    TMM = MEXICO
    IUS = MEXICO
    Montenegro
    OXX = MONTENEGRO
    OXF = MONTENEGRO
    Morocco.
    MAT = MOROCCO
    MED = MOROCCO
    Nepal
    NPL = NEPAL
    ODD = NEPAL
    Netherlands.
    TNL = NETHERLANDS
    VDF = NETHERLANDS
    XEN = NETHERLANDS
    KPN = NETHERLANDS
    TNL = NETHERLANDS
    New Zealand.
    VNZ = NEW ZEALAND
    TNZ = NEW ZEALAND T
    VNX = NEW ZEALAND
    NZC = NEW ZEALAND
    Nigeria
    OJV = NIGERIA
    Nordic Countries.
    NEE = NORDIC COUNTRIES
    OXX = NORDIC COUNTRIES
    Norway.
    TEN = NORWAY
    Open
    ATO = OPEN AUSTRIA G
    OXA = OPEN EUROPE
    DBT = OPEN GERMANY G
    CRM = OPEN SOUTH AMERICA

    P
    Q
    R
    Pakistan.
    OJP = PAKISTAN
    OJV = PAKISTAN
    Panama.
    PCW = PANAMA
    TPA = PANAMA
    UWT = PANAMA
    Paraguay.
    UVC = PARAGUAY
    Peru.
    PET = PERU
    SAM = PERU
    Philippines.
    XTC = PHILIPPINES
    GLB = PHILIPPINES
    SMA = PHILIPPINES
    OLB = PHILIPPINES
    Poland.
    ERA = POLAND
    IDE = POLAND
    PLS = POLAND
    PRT = POLAND
    XEO = POLAND
    OXA = POLAND
    Portugal.
    OPT = PORTUGAL
    TPH = PORTUGAL
    TMN = PORTUGAL
    TCL = PORTUGAL
    OXX = PORTUGAL
    Puerto Rico.
    UWA = PUERTO RICO
    Romania.
    CNX = ROMANIA
    ORO = ROMANIA
    OXF = ROMANIA
    OXX = ROMANIA
    Russia.
    SER = RUSSIA
    OXE = RUSSIA

    S
    T
    U
    Saudi Arabia.
    JPL = SAUDI ARABIA
    OJP = SAUDI ARABIA
    OJV = SAUDI ARABIA
    Serbia Montenegro.
    OXX = SERBIA MONTENEG
    OXF = SERBIA
    Singapore.
    OLB = SINGAPORE
    Slovenia.
    MOT = SLOVENIA P
    SIM = SLOVENIA
    Slovakia.
    OXX = SLOVAKIA
    South Africa.
    OJC = SOUTH AFRICA
    Spain.
    AMN = SPAIN P
    FOP = SPAIN
    XEC = SPAIN P
    ATL = SPAIN
    YOG = SPAIN
    OXX = SPAIN
    Sri Lanka
    SLK = SRI LANKA
    ODD = SRI LANKA
    Sweden.
    HTS = SWEDEN
    Switzerland.
    AUT = SWITZERLAND
    SWC = SWITZERLAND
    ORG = SWITZERLAND
    OXX = SWITZERLAND
    Taiwan.
    BRI = TAIWAN
    OZS = TAIWAN
    Thailand.
    THL = THAILAND T
    OLB = THAILAND
    Trinidad & Tobago
    TTT = TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
    UUB = TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
    Tunsia.
    OJP = TUNISIA
    Turkey.
    TUR = TURKEY
    OJV = TURKEY
    Ukraine.
    OXE = UKRAINE
    United Arab Emirates
    OJP = UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    OJV = UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    United Kingdom.
    XEU = UNITED KINGDOM
    VOD = UNITED KINGDOM
    O2I = UNITED KINGDOM
    O2U = UNITED KINGDOM P
    H3G = UNITED KINGDOM
    CPW = UNITED KINGDOM
    ORA = UNITED KINGDOM P
    TMU = UNITED KINGDOM
    Uruguay
    UPO = URUGUAY
    UVC = URUGUAY
    UVE = URUGUAY
    Uzbekistan
    OXE = UZBEKISTAN
    UBL = UZBEKISTAN

    V
    W
    X
    Venezuela.
    UUB = VENEZUELA
    Vietnam.
    OLB = VIETNAM G

    Y
    Z



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  3. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Tips for using this Dummies Guide.

    I have tried to keep this, "Dummies Guide", as simple and easy to understand as possible for absolute beginners, with no prior knowledge of Android and the Samsung Galaxy S2, whilst trying to cover the most commonly asked questions about updating.

    #3.1. Please take the time to read posts #1 and #2 carefully and thoroughly before posting a question as they should contain most of the answers you require. These 2 posts are the sum total of knowledge gained from the previous ICS update.

    #3.2. If my reply to a question states, "See, #1.7". It means that the answer to your query is already contained in post #1, item #7. Re-read that item again, carefully, and it should answer your question and saves me the time and trouble of having to repeat myself all over again.

    #3.3. When posting a question, please include your, "Version", details as shown in post #1.1.

    #3.4. Please, please, please, help keep this thread on topic. It is designated for the actual update to Jelly Bean and not for Kies connection problems, general JB questions or problems, backup and restore, app's, rooting, battery life, etc: There are other threads on the forum for that or you can start one of your own.

    #3.5. I will endeavour to update post #2 with the latest JB releases, on a daily basis, So, please keep checking. It is also worth re-reading post #1 from time-to-time as this too will be updated if new information is released.

    #3.6. Do not ask when, "XYZ", firmware will be available... I have no idea. If the firmware you are interested in is carrier branded, then contact your carrier directly as they are responsible for returning it to Samsung for release. See, #1.8. For unbranded firmware queries, Samsung, Contact Us.

    #3.7. Please do not PM me with JB update questions. Ask them on the forum so that others may benefit from the questions and answers.


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  4. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Good job yet again old fella.

    Let the influx of questions begin!
    This thread should keep you busy for a couple of months butty.
    :)
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  5. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    First official Samsung JB update is for the GT-i9100 on CSC code...

    FOP = SPAIN

    This is available via Kies and has an XX language pack = Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom.

    If you are not on CSC code FOP you can still install this by following the instructions in #1.7.
  6. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Cool... looks like got Jellybean now... haven't checked Kies in quite awhile. But no time to go through the hassle of updating yet. Its fast if you just update and don't care, but taking care to wipe, format and reapplying all the settings takes time. Its time worth taking in my opinion, but have to find a free day to do it properly...

    Cheers... let you know how it goes when I get it done.
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  7. SCPadgeebar

    SCPadgeebar Well-Known Member

    New Jelly Bean Firmware up!

    Region: China(International and China Mobile)
    PDA: GTI9100ZCLSF
    CSC: I9100OZHLSF
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  8. josebig

    josebig Member

    Hi ironass -
    I searched the SamMobile Firmware page for i9100G and does not list any 4.1; what am I doing wrong?
  9. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Not reading #2.2 I guess! ;)

    There has been no JB releases for any of the variants. If the ICS release schedule is anything to go by, the G variant was released about 2 months after the GT-i9100.
  10. josebig

    josebig Member

    I guess my confusion is because
    "#2.2. A red P, T, G or M denotes that JB is available for that variant. Example: XYZ = RURITANIA P"
    andost #1 does shows G variant in read. I also searched for variants M, P and T with the same results; they are also in read under post #1

    Please tell me what I am doing wrong?
  11. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    It is post #2 that contains the CSC codes and countries that have been, or are waiting to be, updated.

    It does state quite clearly in #1.1...

    Post #2 does not show a red G against any of the CSC/Country codes I think you will agree. ;)
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  12. josebig

    josebig Member

    Got it! Now I get it, only under post #2, not the whole thread.
    Thanks again!
  13. brightman

    brightman Member

    Hey Tinbum, i've downloaded the complete chinese unbranded FW (I9100ZCLSF) have the latest drivers, backed up to the PC, synced all accounts and factory reset but it won't flash for me via odin

    I have tried several times but the nand write keeps failing, do you have any idea where i'm going wrong and what I can do to install this FW.

    version -
    PDA: I9100DXLPF
    PHONE: I9100DXLPB
    CSC: I9100OLBLPF
  14. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hi brightman!

    Try re-downloading the Chinese, unbranded, firmware, I9100OZHLSF, again from here.

    Open Odin by right clicking and select, "Run as Adminitrator"

    Place it in PDA in Odin as per instructions in the link in #1.7.

    Do NOT check, "Re-Partition", in Odin.
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  15. rozel

    rozel Well-Known Member

    Hey Ironass!!

    Something told me that you would create such a thread as this - you are the man! - Thank you :)

    I have been following the long awaited update for some considerable time like lots of folks and it seems we are close to having an update here in the UK.

    I have a dilema. So far updating from GB to ICS and associated updates inbetween have all gone marvellously WITHOUT any problem and WITHOUT Wiping apart from one small thing.

    Currently my Phone shows (*#1234#) CSC : XEU whereas Kies is showing CSC : LPA (CPW).

    The phone and PDA all tally - Phone: LQ6 - PDA: LPT

    Currently this is no big deal but I would like to update via Kies when the UK XEU variant is released. At the moment when I connect my phone to Kies, it reports "Your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via Kies". My phone is a GT-I9100. I understand that if I try to reflash my CSC, this will wipe my phone, will it not? This reflashing may or may not allow Kies to work but I don't know anything else to try.

    I DO NOT want to root my phone but maybe it is the time to back everything up and do a full wipe etc etc as and when I update to Jellybean.

    My questions are (please): -

    1. Is there any way to get Kies to recognise my firmware right now without wiping my phone?

    2. What is the best method to back everything up on a non-rooted phone?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated so I can plan my upgrade as when it eventually arrives.

    Thank you
  16. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hi rozel!

    3 choices here...

    1. Flash a CPW firmware over XEU via Odin to your phone. This, "shouldn't", wipe your phone.

    2. Try and change your CSC on the phone to XEU by going to the dial pad using the method, here. This should mean that Kies will now recognise your phone. It will Factory reset it however. I have not personally tried this but some posters reported success in the ICS thread.

    3. Stick with XEU firmware as this is unbranded and, "may", be out earlier than CPW, although on ICS they were both at the same time as they are identical.

    Unlike rooted phones which can do nandroid, complete mirror image backups of OS, app's and settings, you are restricted to piece meal backups as described in the link in #1.2.
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  17. rozel

    rozel Well-Known Member

    Thanks - real food for thought here.

    My phone as you have probably guessed was a CPW phone and continued like that until I became impatient for an update for ICS - 4.0.3 to 4.0.4, which is what I am currently running. I then downloaded a Nordic firmware, via Checkfus, an XEU one, and flashed via Odin. Since then Kies has not recognised my phone.

    So I am thinking that flashing to a CPW firmware, might restore everything to what it should be and allow the phone to be updated via Kies as and when :) Whether I can wait that long though is another question lol!

    I will have a think. :)

    I have 125 apps on my phone which I have downloaded from Playstore and the thought of re-downloading and installing them again scares the s**t out of me lol! Backing up my SMS's and Contacts/Email settings and emails isn't so much of a problem. Some of these apps have quite complicated settings and I really haven't the time to write them all down.

    I just wish there was some program that could at least record the apps you have together with the settings so that when you reinstall them all is quite simple.

    Yesterday I downloaded an app called "App Backup & Restore" - has anyone used this? I would seriously be interested in any comments regarding this.

    Thanks again
  18. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    You might have more luck posting this in the main section of the forum rozel as I am trying to keep this for JB updates only. See #3.4. ;)

    I have heard good reports about, "My Backup Pro", mentioned in my link in #1.2, if that helps.
  19. the cobbster

    the cobbster Member

    Can I get the jelly been for my s2?

    Its I 900vodlpb
  20. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid Well-Known Member

    only billy jean is currently available for that model :p
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  21. the cobbster

    the cobbster Member

    Lol! Ill thank you just for making my day!

    I ment jelly bean.:rolleyes:
  22. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

  23. the cobbster

    the cobbster Member

    So its not available, but I can upgrade it anyway with odin?
    Sorry, I am kinda new to all this.
    My android is 4.0.4 at the moment, and I would like the newest one he possible lol!

    Thanks for your help!
  24. 1981

    1981 Well-Known Member

    hey guys,
    I installed the spain firmware today. the strange thing which happened is, it got network locked again. luckily, i had the unlock code with me which i had used to unlock my S2 from O2 about a year ago.
    anyone faced such relocking stuff?? is it normal?
  25. ivanv

    ivanv Member

    Some people said that upgrading to the official Jelly Bean increased their Dropbox free space to 50 GB. I upgraded to the official Jelly Bean (I'm in Spain) and I have been using Dropbox for quite some time now, but I did not see any increase in my Dropbox space, it is still 5 GB. And yes, I have turned on the automatic upload of photos etc.

    Anybody has an idea what are the conditions for this increase of the cloud storage? Do I need to flash Jelly Bean via Kies? Or is there anything else for this Dropbox offer? I could not find any information on this.
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