Official OTA Galaxy S2 roms for South Africa

Links to official OTA Android rom's (South Africa) released by Samsung. Find Rom flashing tutorials in the videos section.

2012 November    Website: sammobile.com Model: GT-I9100

Country Android PDA CSC  
South Africa 4.0.3 I9100XWLP7 I9100OJCLP6 Details

Unofficial & Custom Galaxy S2 Roms

Links to unofficial Android roms including custom builds such as CyngenMod. Find rom flashing tutorials in the videos section.

2013-04-12    Website: cyanogenmod.com Model: GT-I9100

Firmware distributor Android Type    
Cyanogen mod 10.1 4.2 Nightly   Details

Leaked official test firmware 4.1.2 Jelly Bean   Website: sammobile.com Model: GT-I9100

Country Android PDA CSC  
N/A 4.1.2 I9100XXLSJ I9100OXXLS1 Details
Samsung starts updating galaxy S2 with Jelly Bean 4.1.2 23 January 2013
Samsung release Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on Galaxy S2.
Galaxy S2 gets Cyanogenmod 10.1 Android 4.2.1 nightly builds. 20 January 2013
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 on Galaxy S2 Cyanogenmod 10.1 image.
Official confirmation Android 4.1.2 Jellybean update will start in February. 20 January 2013
Android Jelly Bean on Galaxy S2 image.
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean test firmware is leaked. 15 Novemeber 2012
Android Jelly Bean update coming image.
Samsung announces Android 4.1 Jellybean update will be available for Galaxy S2 handset. September 2012
Android Jelly Bean icon image.
Will Android 4.1 Jelly Bean be coming to the Galaxy S2? June 2012
Jelly Bean launch Google IO image.

Galaxy S2 specifications (Specs), features and Benchmark results.

Features
Operating system Android: v2.3.4 , upgradable to v4.0.4
Chipset Exynos ARM-based
Central Processing Unit Cortex A9 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Graphics processing unit Mali-400MP (World's first multi-core GPU)
Sensors Compass, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity
Messaging threaded SMS, Push Mail, Email, , IM, RSS, MMS
Web Browser HTML 5, Adobe Flash support
Radio Stereo FM radio
GPS Onboard, with A-GPS support
Java Java MIDP emulator
Colors White, Black, Pink
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
Video Codec's MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263 player
Audio formats MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC player
Organizer Yes
Image and video editor Yes
Document editor Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
Google integration Google Search, Maps, Gmail YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
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General
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 / HSDPA 1700 / 2100 / 1900
Body
Dimensions 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm
Weight 116g
Display
Type Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Sound
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Data
GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
Speed HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0+HS
NFC Optional
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
Camera
Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, check quality
Secondary Yes, 2 MP
Battery
  Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Stand-by Up to 710 h (2G) / Up to 610 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 18 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 40 min (3G)
Galaxy S2 Benchmarks results.

Quadrant

Higher value is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S3
    5640
  • HTC One X
    4840
  • HTC One S
    5045
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
    3051
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    2314
  • Sony Xperia S
    3173
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    3531

BrowserMark

Higher value is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S3
    169811
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    113256
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
    111853
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    103591
  • HTC One S
    98435
  • HTC One X
    96803
  • Apple iPhone 4s
    88723
  • Sony Xperia S
    74990
  • HTC Sensation XE
    72496

SunSpider

Lower value is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S3
    1479
  • HTC One X
    1757
  • HTC One S
    1706
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
    1847
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    1861
  • HTC Sensation XE
    4402
  • Sony Xperia S
    2585
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    1890
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    2215

Samsung Galaxy S2 reviews.

Reviews
techradar.com Samsung Galaxy S2 read
cnet.com Samsung Galaxy S2 read

We have listed a few videos that cover common topics from un-boxing through to flashing your device with a custom rom.

A quick tour on the leaked official test firmware 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S2.
Unboxing Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 hands-on
How to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2 with Odin
How-to-install custom CyanogenMod 10 Android 4.1.1 Jellybean on Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 Tips & Tricks
Samsung Galaxy S2 Ice Cream Sandwich: Release version hands on
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S2 Disassemble Repair & Assemble - Screen & Case Replacement

Finding the best deal on a new or used Galaxy S2 can be hard.
We have listed a few online retailers that we think offer a good service and support.

Retail offers
R 5,699.00 Samsung logo icon

Get the galaxy S2 directly from Samsung SA's online store.

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R5,699.99 Expansys logo icon

Get the galaxy S2 from Expansys one of SA's top cell phone retailers.

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We have listed a few useful website links for Samsung Galaxy S2 resources, tips and support.

Roms / Firmwares
SamMobile.com A great site for searching for the latest available firmware updates for Samsung Galaxy S2 and other Galaxy product.
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CyanogenMod High quality Android custom firmware/roms for a number of different devises, including Samsung Galaxy S2.
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Software
Odin 3 3.04 Samsung Odin is a firmware flashing tool for Samsung Android mobile phones.
Odin3 supports Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3. Download
Samsung USB Drivers (Windows) Samsung USB drivers for mobile handsets (x86 & x64) v1.5.5.0 Download
Install info:
  1. Unzip the downloaded file
  2. Install the driver
  3. Reboot your Computer
  4. Plug in your device
ClockworkMod Recovery for Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) ClockworkMod Recovery to be used on Samsung ICS roms.
Website: xda-developers.com Download

Usage

  1. Boot into Download-Mode using Volume Down + Home + Power
  2. Hit Volume Up to accept the warning
  3. Start Odin
  4. Choose "GT-I9100_ClockworkMod-Recovery_X.X.X.X.tar" as PDA (no repartition)
  5. Connect your Phone
  6. Start flashing
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