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If you love your Samsung Galaxy S2- soon you'll love it even more

Authored by: Christopher Silva — Nov 21, 2012

Obviously, Google’s “Butter” is included too. As I mentioned before, this release is sweet. As an added bonus, Samsung built-in a Dropbox login. Once logged in you will automatically receive 50 Gigabytes of free Dropbox cloud space.

Samsung has leaked a Jellybean pre-release for the Galaxy S2 and it’s smooth as silk. I must say, if this is a sign of things to come, then all us S2 owners are going to be very happy for Christmas.

The release version is 4.1.2 and has the aqua theme built in. Obviously, Google’s “Butter” is included too. As I mentioned before, this release is sweet. Most importantly, our Ole GalaxyS2 still has some surprises left in her- eh or him.

As an added bonus Samsung built-in a Dropbox login. Once logged in you will automatically receive 50 Gigabytes of free Dropbox cloud space. I don’t know about you, but as an old school Dropbox user I am super pleased with this little incentive.

I installed this pre-release and it went without a hitch. During the last two days I have been testing it pretty heavily and have yet to find much wrong with it. I did notice the battery seems to go faster, but that could also be me excitedly playing with the new version. I just can’t seem to keep my hands off my old S2.

All the expected functionality of JB is there, and it is amazing how the S2 just blows through it all without even a lag.

For me - this is just what I had on my Christmas list :-)

If you want to try out the pre-release go to our Forum, you'll find the details there under:  http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/forum/category/2001180/Root-Custom-Roms-Modding-Samsung-S-Galaxy-II.

Most of all, know that something great is coming for Christmas from Samsung.
 

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Dec 10, 2012 Link to comment

    Nope, not yet

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  • S.A.K.Jeelani Dec 10, 2012 Link to comment

    Did the official FOTA come to ur s2 ?

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Nov 30, 2012 Link to comment

    Hi Oscar, I am not familiar with the P version. not able to give much advice on this one. Sorry.

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  • Oscar Schofield Nov 30, 2012 Link to comment

    Hey Chris,
    I have a I9100P (not g) it's an orange UK exclusive with nfc built in.
    I have had some experience in flashing roms before, but not with any Samsung hardware as of yet, I am considering flashing a JB rom if the time of the OTA update is ages away (as is standard with carrier locked phones)

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Nov 28, 2012 Link to comment

    Oscar, I haven't seen any yet. I am hoping to see another release by mid December or before Christmas. What is the type of S2 that you have? I9100G - GT -?

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  • Oscar Schofield Nov 27, 2012 Link to comment

    I Have a UK Galaxy SII (Orange NFC Variant) has there been any news from carriers yet on possible release dates?

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Nov 25, 2012 Link to comment

    SAK, I do not believe so. I can't find anyone who says it work. In the forum I sent you a link to check on.

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  • S.A.K.Jeelani Nov 25, 2012 Link to comment

    does it work with GT-I900G ?

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  • S.A.K.Jeelani Nov 25, 2012 Link to comment

    will your leaked firmware work on a GT-I900G ?

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  • S.A.K.Jeelani Nov 25, 2012 Link to comment

    can your leaked firmware work on GT-I900G ?

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Nov 24, 2012 Link to comment

    Guy, I agree, excellent firmware for a leak.

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    Guy Devos Nov 24, 2012 Link to comment

    One more thing I forgot to mention: battery life has actually improved, though not by a lot. It's certainly not worse than with ICS. But ymmv when jou just can't put your phone down:-)

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    Guy Devos Nov 24, 2012 Link to comment

    I've had this leaked JellyBean on my rooted S2 for a full week now. And I must say, it feels like a brand new device. Project Butter has done magic, not only for the stock apps, but everywhere. You're going to love it!

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  • S.A.K.Jeelani Nov 24, 2012 Link to comment

    cant wait for it !!!!!!!!!

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Nov 24, 2012 Link to comment

    Hi SAK, Samsung are very solid when it comes to updates. This is a pre.release and the word is that they hope to roll out the final by Christmas. They tend to roll out to Europe first then Asia and the Americas. So there is a good chance you will receive an update. I hope it happens this year too.

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  • S.A.K.Jeelani Nov 24, 2012 Link to comment

    I own a GT-I900G in India. on 24 November I got a 4.0.4 update as FOTA from Samsung. Will I be getting a JB update now ? please answer. I love my phone and 4.1 !!

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Nov 23, 2012 Link to comment

    Sshenner, great news. I am glad it worked out for you.

    Norm, you my be right about the battery. It may be just because we have a new rom and are playing with it a lot.

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  • Norm Smith Nov 23, 2012 Link to comment

    thats funny....i dont see the battery drain everyone else is seeing..... actually it seems to last a bit longer for me.

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  • sshennar Nov 23, 2012 Link to comment

    Christopher thanks. I actually took risk and installed the rom. In fact there is no Arabic Interface option but Arabic support (Keyboard and Fonts) is there and all what I need is just that. So Arabic is supported actually. The rom is amazing and smooth and gave me the 50BG DropBox. But like most people said, it drains battery quickly. Another thing I dislike is the absence of Polaris Office.

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  • Christopher Silva
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    Nov 23, 2012 Link to comment

    Norm is right. GT-I9100 is the proper namenclature for this firmware.

    sshennar - I looked, I did not find Arabic. Lots of languages, sadly no Arabic.

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