Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S II leaked

The first leak of an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build for Samsung Galaxy S II devices has surfaced. Labeled as build I9300XLSJ, the firmware update was originally posted by XDA Developers forum member izap. The update includes all of the normal enhancements one would expect from a Jelly Bean update like performance improvements courtesy Project Butter, new home screen modes, a new notification bar, and Google Now. Because the file is coming from Samsung, it also includes some of their specific enhancements like the TouchWiz Nature UX interface, access to the Samsung Cloud services, and a couple widgets originally developed for the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The leaked build is prerelease code intended for testing purposes, so it is not supported by KIES and you should probably expect some minor bugs to exist. If you are really anxious to get your hands on Jelly Bean for your Galaxy S II and are willing to live with the possible consequences of flashing your device, follow the source link to download the build and find the directions to get things installed. Otherwise, hang in there and be patient as this seems to be a good indication an official release is on its way to Galaxy S II owners in the near future.

source: SamMobile


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.


  • Krzysztof Kajdasz

    Looks like my SGS2 will get a new life soon :) Hope the 4.1.2 is not so bugged like 4.0.x for SGS2…