Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100P NFC (Orange UK) Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Release

At last! The long-awaited Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100P with Orange carrier in the UK finally arrives.  The new software builds numbers are I9100PXXLSQ, the second official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100P with NFC (Near Field Communication) support.  This I9100PXXLSQ firmware comes to surface after the first GT-I9100P Jelly Bean update I9100PXXLSK rolled out in Italy under TIM network. All other Orange network across Europe like Italy and France might follow this couple of days, since this is exactly the same firmware build for all Orange Galaxy S2 I9100P. We are also keeping an eye with Vodafone, O2, Mobitel, SFR and all other carrier branded Galaxy S2 I9100P variants on this Jelly Bean updates.

Androidromupdate 4.1.2 Jelly bean update

For those now still runs with the ICS 4.0.4 build I9100PBVLPE may now check this update thru Kies. Again, this update is only available for United Kingdom’s Galaxy S2 I9100P owners under Orange network. Advance users that has root can also manually upgrade using the official stock firmware I9100PXXLSQ from below source.

Firmware info:
Model: Samsung galaxy S II GT-I9100P
Region: Europe:
Country: United Kingdom
Carrier: Orange
Baseband/Modem: I9100PXXLSQ
CSC: I9100PORALS5
Phone: I9100PXXLSQ
Build date: 2013, May 01
Kernel changelist: 1177479

How To install Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean I9100PXXLSQ 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 theGalaxy S2 installing ICS stock ROM.
Odin3_v3.07 link
USB Driver
Origininal I9100PXXLPQ 4.1.2 Stock ROM
Orange UK – I9100PXXLPQ 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 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.

Important: If your Galaxy S2 GT-I9100P devices currently runs with custom ROM, with custom recovery and or rooted stock, you should perform full back-up via Recovery option, then perform ‘Wipe Data/Dalvik Cache’ to get rid of bootloops after installation.

Flashing instructions: 

  • Donwload and Extract the firmware in your computer
  • Run Odin flasher on your computer 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 ‘I9100PXXLSQ_I9100PORALS5_I9100PBVLS2_HOME.tar.md5′
  • Important: On Odin check boxes options, “DO NOT CHECK! the RE-PARTITION option.
  • Then simply click START!
  • Wait until a word “PASS” appears
  • Finish

Possible flashing issues and how to fix it
I am stuck on welcome screen logo or experiencing bootloops after flashing, what to do? 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.

I got error in Odin, it says failed.
My experience about Odin failures are caused by bad USB cable, USB ports, unwanted programs running on system tray. So better check that out, once your device is properly detected by the computer, only then you can install this firmware correctly.

Confirm your fresh firmware installed;
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info. You should see that your current Android version is 4.1.2 and it has a baseband version of I9100XXLSQ.

You should also check and reconfigure your APN settings when you are experiencing  network data network connection issues. The default APN is set for UK Orange network, so if you came from France, Italy and Spain you should change it.

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