Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100P with NFC to official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXLSK

Finally! Samsung has officially rolling out the Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100P with NFC enabled (Near Field communication) devices. Luckily, users in Italy under TIM network will enjoy it first, other Europe countries such as United Kingdom, Spain and France with Orange or Vodafone  providers might follow sooner.

Androidromupdate 4.1.2 Jelly bean update

The latest official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy S2 GT-I9100P NFC which is currently rolls out in Italy is I9100PXXLSK, an upgrade previous version I9100PXXLPY 4.0.4 ICS.

Those devices currently runs with I9100PBVLPE, I9100PXXLQ8, I9100PXXLPS or any older Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich might follow this couple of days or might take to wait much longer since the update for this NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy S2 is taking too slow.

Again, this update is only available in Italy with TIM network for now, and users should see this update coming via OTA or Kies. Those who might want to take advantage to enjoy this update, you can manually install the official Android 4.1.2 JB stock ROM – I9100PXXLSK from source below.

How To install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean I9100PXXLSK on Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100P with NFC

Disclaimer: This guide is for advance users only, if you don’t have any idea of what the heck is this all about, then just wait and update your device via OTA or Kies only. We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device. proceed at your own risk!

Odin Flasher tool and  USB Driver
You may also need Odin Flasher or multidownloader tool that works for the Galaxy S2 installing ICS stock ROM.
Odin3_v3.07 link
USB Driver
Origininal I910oPXXLSK 4.1.2 Stock ROM
Italy TIM – I9100PXXLSK download
FAQ about flashing stock ROM:
Q: Does it safe to flash stock ROM?
A: There is a risk danger in flashing firmware either original stock ROM and or custom ROMs on the device. Any unwanted interruption occurred will cause your device into softbricks. If it is your first time,. It is highly recommended to search more and learn about flashing stock ROM.Q: Does Flashing will remove all my data stored on the device.
A: Yes and NO. There are two types of stock ROM, the wiped and non-wiped version. It is highly recommended that you should back-up all your important data stored in the phone’s memory before flashing.

Q: Does Flashing stock ROM to my phone will erase the network lock?
A: NO. Your network (or SIM) lock will still remain active.

Q: Does Flashing stock ROM will remove root on my phone?
A: Yes. If you currently have rooted, your phone will return back to original factory settings after flashing. You need to re-root again to install any 3rd party applications.

Q: Flashing an operator specific firmware will restrict my open phone to that operator’s network?
A: NO. Your phone still remain open for any Operator SIM. Operator specific builds usually containing “only specific country or carrier provider” logo, bloatwares, wallpapers and/or browser settings, etc.

  • Extract the firmware
  • Run Odin flasher on your PC desktop
  • Turn OFF the Galaxy S2 or Remove the battery and put it back again
  • Put your device into Download MODE (Home + Volume Down + Power)
  • Plug the phone to PC using USB cable.
  • Click PDA button then select and load the ‘Kies_Home_I9100PXXLSK_I9100PTIMLSK.tar.md5′
  • Important: “DO NOT CHECK! the RE-PARTITION checkbox.
  • Then finally click START!
  • Wait until a word “PASS” appears
  • Finish

I have bootloops after flashing. Don’t panic do this!
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S2 in Normal mode.

Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.

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