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Samsung Galaxy S II JB update detailed, coming very soon

06 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S II JB update detailed, coming very soon - read the full textSamsung has kept its promise from last year and has now revealed details regarding the Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update. In addition to the enhanced performance that Project Butter in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will provide, the update will also bring features from the Galaxy S III such as Smart Stay,...


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Twice updated, some other good phones never

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  • 2013-01-06 23:53
  • snNS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-06 23:18 from v0Xt - click to readYou do know that you can still install flash?

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  • 2013-01-06 23:52
  • Lh@x

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-06 23:18 from v0Xt - click to readflash is still on samsungs own app store and if you already have it in your playstore dl list its still there

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  • 2013-01-06 23:51
  • n5Ps

> In reply to spraymissah @ 2013-01-06 23:18 from Sc3Y - click to readhow did u install 4.1 in ur s2? can u plz tell me the details...

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  • 2013-01-06 23:50
  • KIDy

Adobe Flash Player work very good on android jelly bean. They just stop the update in google play for the phones that use android versions higher than 4.0.x , i dont know why. But you can still use it. You can download and instal flash player from or from

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  • 2013-01-06 23:44
  • n1CR

very bad mobile, sucks more battery if you update, gingerbread is still good

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  • 2013-01-06 23:41
  • P@1G

bye bye flash videos.. not just youtube videos but porn videos lol

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  • 2013-01-06 23:18
  • v0Xt

I am using 4.1 jelly bean on my sII,and it rocks and feels better.No root,i installed the rom and its running like magic.Samsung is late i got it.

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  • 2013-01-06 23:18
  • Sc3Y

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-06 19:08 from Kg{J - click to readBig LOL to yout nonsense... You know what is so 2007? What you just said about s2 being a copy.

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  • 2013-01-06 22:02
  • LYbs

> In reply to ThomasCarlsson @ 2013-01-06 21:44 from J5Ny - click to readAll kinds of OS optimizations are actually hiding lags. Optimization cannot really make bad things good, it can simply hide it is bad with some tricks.

Sgs2 with the leaked JB, which is out for quite some time, works a lot better than official ICS and the only reason you dont notice the difference on Sgs3 so much, is because it always were really fast, even with ICS. So basically not updating makes no sense and repartitioning is not so bad, did it a hundred times while flashing my s2 and a few times on my s3 lte.

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  • 2013-01-06 21:58
  • LYbs

Does this feature will be in JB update for SII?

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  • 2013-01-06 21:56
  • 3rPm

what about other version of SII i mean 9100g 9100p
what about update for this version

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  • 2013-01-06 21:51
  • mbmQ

"Projekt butter" on my S3 is only "placebo" because my S3 is a lot faster and very much more stable on ICS 4.0.4 than on Jelly Bean 4.1.2! Speeding up the processor and adding new transition-effects to hide lag and guessing what the user will do next is just a stupid way to use "brute force" to hide bad/slow code!
"the update will be carried out through Samsung's KIES only, as it'll re-partition the memory system and will take around one hour or even more in some cases.", this is another reason why my S2 will stay on ICS 4.0.4, and I like to stream Adobe flash movies... in Opera Mobile browser!

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  • 2013-01-06 21:44
  • J5Ny

> In reply to mavihs @ 2013-01-06 19:45 from vI90 - click to readI've been using it since a week now, so far so good no problems no freezing no slowdowns like in other bloated roms that I used before even after installing 10s of apps and games, I recommend it for everyone.

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  • 2013-01-06 21:24
  • iFrX

> In reply to vin1 @ 2013-01-06 16:37 from uvvF - click to readNo baby, you can use Odin with non rooted phones and flash non rooted stock firmwares (if you wish) but Odin mobile is for rooted phones as a phone obviously needs root access to change its own firmware without using a computer.

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  • 2013-01-06 21:08
  • 39D@

> In reply to traviizter @ 2013-01-06 17:37 from m5%V - click to readActually it is Googles fault. It's up to Google to define the standards and guidelines to which Android and the phone manufacturers must comply. The anarchy and "update drama" you currently see is completely on Google, it's their responsibility to bring order.

They could have easily mandated one of two things:
- Either manufacturers provide to Google everything necessary to build a ROM for their phones (which means modules, board specific configuration data, kernel modifications, etc..), then effectively having Nexus-alike support for all phones out there


- They should actually enforce the 18 months of required updates, in a mandatory to each manufacturer (not as a recommendation), throwing out whomever does not comply with this mandatory policy (which is already a guideline for quite a while now).

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  • 2013-01-06 20:59
  • HBa}

will Samsung bring update for Galaxy S II skyrocket as well ?

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  • 2013-01-06 20:56
  • IT@p

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-06 20:46 from Hxii - click to readread well the rest of the post , today the update's availability was extended

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  • 2013-01-06 20:50
  • MDVw

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