Did you think that the Galaxy S III was the only one getting all of Samsung's Jelly Bean attention? Not so! As it turns out, the company is also working on Android 4.1 for older phones, including but not limited to the...*deep breath*...Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. A build has leaked out over on XDA of 4.1.1 in all its TouchWiz-ified glory that's ready for the flashing looking at, if you're feeling adventurous bored.

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Of course, keep in mind that this is an early build of unreleased software, so make your backups and be prepared for some problems here and there. The leak can be applied via Odin, so fire up your desktop while you're at it and give this bad boy a spin. Hopefully we'll see Samsung get the official version out to users before too long. After all, they weren't given that PDK for nothing, right?

Update: Actually, it looks like the build isn't available just yet. Until the source of the leak gives the go ahead, the XDA user who posted the screenshots won't be making the download available. When it does, though, it will be shared here, and likely on XDA as well.

Source: XDA

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • bL4Ck

    Yay, Galaxy S2 is getting JB officially! Can't wait.

  • lbrfabio

    since when Touchwiz has a gold tint? o.O

    • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

      Their old version had some goldy wallpaper

      • lbrfabio

        Beside the wallpaper of the homescreen I was referring to the first image where on top there is a gold color instead of the classic aqua of Touchwiz
        Even the Internet Icon is yellow instead of blue

        • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

          Even the Play Store icon ..

    • Ivailo Stoyanov

      Colors seem to be messed up. Just at look at Play Store's icon and compare it to the original one.

      • lbrfabio

        Even tapatalk's icon is messed up. It's blue and not orangebrown

    • Elijah Carter

      The person has the phone in inverted color mode, which is noe an option in JB

      • lbrfabio

        uh, didn't know that. thanks :)

      • Flimsy888

        How do you get the inverted colors in JB?

  • ty080279

    last time i looked in that forum it wasn't available yet...and dl links will be on http://sxtp-forum.com

  • Ivailo Stoyanov

    So, we are getting Jellybean after all. I was expecting a half-baked version with the same TouchWiz launcher we have since 2.3.4 but I'm glad I was wrong.

  • thinkagain

    not released just yet sxtp is still waiting on his source to ok the release

  • Ivailo Stoyanov

    I've just tried to restore the original colors. It's not perfect but hey, it's way better than those inverted colors.

    • http://twitter.com/JirafaBo JirafaBo

      i thought the inverted looked sharp!

      • GraveUypo

        yeah me too, i actually liked the color scheme

        • Tee

          Likewise. The brownish tint is good for a change. I've had enough of the green/blue world by now.

    • drew

      so is this update safe ?! no bricking ivolved ?

  • Ray

    The colors are inverted I think.

  • Dynames

    According to Samsung Mobile Canada's fb page, the Note and S3 will be getting jb before the holidays. They made no mention of the S2 tho strangely.

  • TrayLunch

    This article needs to be taken down. Not only is it not available yet, the build that ia being tested erases NV data. If you somehow happen to get a hold of FJ10, don't flash it unless you have some way to recover that info. You have been warned.

  • TrayLunch

    It's not sxtp waiting for an ok. It's sxtp being responsible and not wanting to ruin everyone's phone. This build is not fit for public consumption.

  • fixxmyhead

    damn,wheres the hercules leak


  • Chris Keller

    Why is it so ugly?

  • JT

    So does this mean my old S2 is going to get jellbean before my S3? =(

  • Palmer Nyako

    Does this come with google now?

  • nerys

    Use extreme caution before jumping onto JB with your S2. if your like me and you move a TON of data on and off the phones internal and external memory YOU WILL NOT WANT TO USE JB as it completely removes all viable access to the internal memory and external memory by plugging in the phone. They have completely removed UMS and implemented MTP which is absolutely HORRENDOUS. took 2 HOUR to copy 9 gb via MTP and it REFUSED to permit me to move certain files. if I could put ginger bread on my S3 I WOULD just because of this extreme limitation. I use my droids for timelapse photography and lots of video so I am moving easily 10 gigs of data at a shot and MTP would make this excruciatingly painful IN EXTREME.

    you are warned. my S2 will NOT be getting JB unless I can have 100% (AUTOMATIC) UMS access to both internal and external memory. (I use auto mount plug in usb cable 2 drives appear in windows I need do nothing else but move my stuff)

    • http://www.facebook.com/mrlarge863 Jøey Pallares

      Dude all ya have to do is remove keis from or CPU and re-install older version drivers. When ya reconnect or Samsung device to USB disable internet network. Allow older version drivers to install and wallah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mrlarge863 Jøey Pallares

    E4GT running Jelly Bean 4.1.1
    AOSP-ROM ALPHA 6 w/ CM10
    running completely stable incl. 4G,GPS, 3G data is much faster battery life needs calibration app from playstor. Love the project butter feels so smooth.