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Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100M Rolling Out In Canada

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100M has started to roll out in Canada. The Samsung Galaxy S2 was the best-selling smartphone of the South Korea-based company in 2011, so the last gen flagship will get the company’s support when it comes to new Android versions.

As usual, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 is rolling out in phases, so you might not be able to update your smartphone to the new firmware version right away.

As you probably know, the Galaxy S2 was launched running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but the guys at Samsung have released the Android 4.0 ICS update. Unfortunately, the Ice Cream Sandwich update hasn’t brought any major updates in terms of user interface, but once you update the Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean the improvements at the user interface level will be striking. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S2 brings Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface, packing most of the features that are already available on the company’s high-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

But the new software update for the Galaxy S2 will also bring the other Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-specific treats: better stability and smooth performance, courtesy of Project Butter, a new, customizable lock screen, improved notification bar with customizable toggles, and the highly-appreciated Google Now.

Courtesy of the Nature UX and Samsung’s proprietary apps, you will have access to the company’s S Cloud services, two Homescreen modes, new widgets, better camera app, improved with new features, and the popular motion controls like Direct Call, Smart Stay, or Pop-up-Play.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S2 can be performed both OTA and via KIES. Because the update package size is quite big, we’d recommend you to connect to a WiFi hotspot if you choose the first option.

In case you forgot, the Samsung Galaxy S2 comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2 GHz Exynos processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16/32/64 GB of internal storage, expandable using a microSD card. The smartphone also brings an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and full HD video recording support.

Have you received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update on your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100M, yet? Please let us know in the comments section below.

  • pcomeau

    I got notification (OTA) this morning and allowed for the download, I connected to kies to do a backup and kies told there was an update. After the OTA download I started the upgrade, it took a while, but after reboot came back and said that the upgrade failed and should try again but with kies. I did and it is now upgraded. I think this is mentioned by others that your main screen app and widget layouts are lost.

  • Rick Dolishny

    Got the notification and it failed too. I hooked up Kies and a cable and the install seemed to go well, but the phone has spontaneously rebooted three times in an hour. Hopefully it’s still shaking down the install. It was a big one. And yes the screen has reset losing my widgets and placement. Seem very slick and faster for sure (when it’s not rebooting LOL).

  • Matt

    Notification allowed me to download the update, however subsequent installation attempts failed. Updated successfully via USB connection to Kies. Installation went well, and I even performed a factory reset immediately thereafter so that I was starting with carte blanche and had no potentially problematic apps. Working well for the most part, though my phone has restarted once on its own. Camera app doesn’t appear to be any different than that of the one from ICS (at least I haven’t seen any new options yet).

  • Christos

    I have not received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. I have put the auto updates on but nothing yet.

  • Pete

    Just now recieved and installed the 4 1 2

  • Jake

    just received the upgrade within the last two hours here in Winnipeg, MB…install went fine. I have yet to explore but am very excited!

  • Derek

    Just got the jelly bean update on my S2 in Ont Canada it is awesome thanks Samsung

  • Mike0001

    Nothing yet in the UK. Got 4.2.2 a few minutes ago on my New us 7 though.

  • boboo

    except the fact now i can disable some of the built-in applications..nothing changed in a good way..i cant seem to find the task manager lol…it has a lot of “non needed” options..i just updated it an hour ago..so i’ve googled “task manager on 4.1.2..it found this page..cheers from romania..

  • afa

    guys..dont update..my phone worked on 1/3 of his resources…now its working at 2/3…and i’ve disabled most of the apps..

  • geo

    external sd not recognized since updated this morning!!!!!!
    wait before doing this

  • zibi

    dont f–ing update..my phone is asking me a network pin right now..i cant use it anymore..fu..k with those koreans..and f..k the retailers

  • tbell

    It now asks for a PIN to unlock my SIM. I dont know it????

    • shaun

      Put it in recovery mode download firmware and use odin

  • geo

    also noticed battery life is shortened by at least 30%….still no fix for my sd card, it is like the external micro sd port was removed?????????????

  • Lauren

    Liked the old way. Cannot edit in the calender app…can add and delete, but not edit, which is very important to me. As for the rest…time will tell as I have a chance to explore. Don’t like the messages about decreased battery time below…

  • Jan Vagn Nielsen

    Got Jellybean 4.1.2 today on my Galaxy s2 (in Denmark)

  • jame

    4.1.2 When I lock the phone it tour off !!

  • Brett Johnson

    got the new update 4.1.2 on my gt-I9100m but can’t seem to enable smart-stay or find settings for it

  • Paladius Najir

    I have updated mine using the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean plus the Joeldroid’s firmware and it works smoothly with my handphone and it took me almost 1 day with the trials and errors

  • Paladius Najir

    my new interface look Jellybean plus the Joeldroid’s firmware update

  • G

    Got mine in Canada last night. All morning it kept saying “TouchWiz not working” or something. I cleared cache and turned off TouchWiz and it worked better. Now tonight it keeps rebooting, at least 10 times so far. Usually if I’m trying an app, or adding wifi, etc….. Not too impressed yet. On Bell network in Ontario.

  • mILIND

    where i can update my phone???
    In iNDIA????

  • shaun

    Updated mine manually and have no problems at all. Also rooted and unlocked my i9100 to any network. Runs smooth no lag

  • reddragon01

    Still waiting for the update …

  • hisyam

    in malaysia not updated yet?

  • dadofjessie

    Updated mine a few days ago through Samsung Kies. So far no problems. Seems smoother and I like it better than ICS which seemed like no change at all from 2.3.3. Battery life seems slightly shorter with Jellybean.

  • It asks for A SIM network unlock PIN?!?! Can somebody please help

  • mtl_bcer

    Did it over the last weekend on my S2 (G2-I1900M). in Montreal, Quebec on Virgin.
    Works smooother than previous but have run into some issues:

    1. Initially no problem but my micro-SD card became unreadable after some days, not sure if its related to the update as I was getting warnings of card not installed before. Had to reinstall a lot of apps to the phone SD, and now need to reload music from my PC.

    2. Lock screen – I like to use a pattern unlock but when the phone connects to wifi (sometimes does it automatically), when later disconnecting, unlock reverts to PIN and I need to redo set up for pattern. PITA.

    3. Battery – yes, seems to run down faster, and phone seems to be always warmer to the touch

    4. When I get home and turn on wifi on phone, initially it connects to my home network but then disconnects and I usually need to toggle to reconnect; sometimes it connects to a neighbour’s “guest” SSID. This is frustrating, because if I forget to do this I will incur data traffic. Not sure if its due to the new software but did not have the problem before (though it did seem to have difficulty to connect)

    However I generally like the update & some of the new features; the Google cards are nice but not clear how I configure to consistently get what I want; I am especially interested in traffic / drive time but would like to get those for other destinations, not just home and work.

  • wildrose71

    Got it and love parts of it but can’t wait for them to fix a whole bunch of things! What I find the most annoying is that I can’t press the home button and easily change my choice of launcher any more. Btw, the home button doesn’t work at all as it used to. The new gallery for photos is great though and so is the camera, much improved. And the stability, yay for that! I don’t have to open my phone up and take its battery out 3 times a day now to reboot it =)

  • salman

    nooooooooo…not yet…still waiting…

  • Venturalaw

    Auto upgrade today (March 3, 2013) in Thailand. It took a couple of attempts but it appears to be functioning well – so far.

  • harikrishna

    In India no updates for new version is available. Please guide.

  • farhaad cader

    still waiting in mauritius for the update!!!!!!

  • raj

    living in the worst country in the world. upgrades reach hear after the other countries get their newer updateds. India sucks.

  • ababeel

    updated my s2 they rolled in out in KSA

  • Bella

    Can anyone help me out with something – I just upgraded my phone yesterday and I pretty much customized everything to my liking apart from Gallery. Albums used to be in alphabetical order and now they are not. I tried renaming, adding numbers at the beginning of the name, moving photos to my computer and back to phone, but no luck. It is a mess and since I have a lot of albums I can’t find quickly what I’m looking because they are in no particular order. Is there any way to sort my photo albums in built in Gallery app in alphabetical order?