Manually Update Galaxy S2 Plus to Android 4.2.2 XXUBMI3

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus gt-i9105p has got official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OTA update, many of you probably would have received and updated their devices. However there might be some of you, who still haven’t received the update notification or may have issues with the update, so you’ll have to flash it manually. Update has brought many improvements and bug fixes and for sure will optimize the overall performance of your device. Follow the complete tutorial to safely and successfully update your device.

Update Tutorial for Galaxy S2 Plus

Guidelines and Requirements:

  1. Update tutorial is only applicable on Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus. Do not try it on another variant it may brick your device.
  2. Make sure your phone is factory unlocked. This guide can also be used to unroot /update your rooted GS2 Plus, but eventually you’ll loose root access.
  3. It is recommended to take Backup of your data stored on your internal storage, before you proceed for the manual installation process.
  4. Go to Phone Settings> Developers Options and Enable USB Debugging.
  5. You’ll first need to install USB Drivers on your PC. If Samsung Kies is installed then that is ok or else download from Here.
  6. Last but not the least, proceed at your own risk.


Updating Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus to Official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware XXUBMI3 Using Odin

Step 1. First of all extract files on your desktop. You will get the Odin and tar.md5 update file.

Step 2. Now Reboot Galaxy S2 into Download Mode:

– Press and Hold the Volume Down+Home+Power all together for a few seconds and release the buttons when you see a warning message, after that hit the Volume Up key.

Step 3. Run Odin.

Step 4. Next, connect your phone to PC via the USB data cable, Make sure that you’ve installed usb drivers.

Step 5. Check that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked and rest leave the default Odin settings.

Step 6. Finally hit the PDA button and select the tar.md5 update file and then Click on the START button to flash the firmware update for Galaxy S2 Plus.

Step 7. Wait for Odin, it can take up to 2 minutes and when it is successfully done, it will notify you via the PASS!! message and your device will automatically reboots.

Step 8. For the first time, it will take some time to boot normally.

That’s it folks, I hope that you would have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus GT-i9105P to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Do let us know in the comment section about the new features that you’ve experienced. It was an easy update tutorial in the end, However, if you’re still confused or have issues feel free to ask for further support. For More Updates and Tutorials, Do not forget to visit us back.

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  1. I’ve upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus to android 4.2.2 using this tutorial. It was very easy and everything worked well. Just follow the instructions in the specified order. I love the new android and how items are organized. My wireless signal got better and battery life seems a little improved. I made a backup through Kies but it wasn’t necessay because nothing was lost during upgrade. All my files,settings remained. Now I have experienced some problems with 3rd party apps and two official apps : Skype and Adobe Reader. When I tried to open them in the new android i got a message saying that the application stopped. I reinstalled them and seems the problem has gone away(you could try empty the cache instead of reinstall). In conclusion go for it ! :D. Thanks again Imran for this great tutorial !

  2. I am sorry for the late response, as I was out of my home for a week.. Yes you can flash the build from other regions, performance vice it works.. Yeah the apps you had were built-in from the carriers and those can also be uninstalled.
    As for as rooting is concerned, yeah rooting does gives you some privileges like Custom ROM (like you can also taste the kitkat), can install apps which requires root access etc… If you do have other questions, feel free..
    Hopefully I have answered all your questions…

  3. Hi..I have a small problem..after I press START in says “Setup connection” and after a while it shows FAIL..”it cannot open [COM] port.”
    Do you know what I should do ?

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