Last Updated: April 26th, 2013

The Jelly Bean rollout for Galaxy device has been fast and furious as of late, with Samsung making the update available to nearly all of its current and former flagship devices. Today's the day for T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy S II – but the download is only available via Samsung's Kies software.


In order to pull the update, you'll need to be on the latest official firmware from T-Mobile, and must have at least 50% battery. Otherwise, grab the newest version of Kies, plug up, and get to downloading – the 756MB file is going to take some time on slower connections.


Cameron Summerson
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  • syjefroi

    When I installed ICS on my GSII last year, it basically wrecked a phone that up until that point worked flawlessly. Once ICS was in, apps crashed and froze constantly, I had to remove the battery to turn the phone off at least once a week, and several times a month the phone would just insta-restart out of nowhere. In an average day, something basic would simply not work, including GPS, phone calls, and typing. Eventually, last week, it randomly crashed and went into a bootloop, so I had a friend root it and install Jelly Bean himself, and now it works great again.

    What I'm trying to say is: fuck T-Mobile/Samsung/Kies, whoever is responsible for ruining my phone. I wish I rooted a year ago. There's no way I'm going back, and I'm certainly not fucking around with the "official" JB I'm supposed to have. What a disaster.

    • Sven L.

      Yeah ICS didn't work to well on my S2. But since the update to Jelly Bean it works really good again.

  • http://twitter.com/Metshatrocker Metshatrocker

    did you do a factory reset??

    • http://www.facebook.com/pennyhorse Cat MacKinnon

      i was running the factory ICS ROM, but i was rooted. KIES wouldn't install the update unless i unrooted (because KIES sucks like that), so i first had to reinstall the factory T-Mobile ICS ROM. after doing that though, the upgrade to JB via KIES worked just fine. i have since re-rooted and i'm currently in the process of uninstalling all the useless T-Mobile and Samsung bloatware (again) using Titanium Backup.

      fyi, i use the root method on this website: http://galaxys2root.com/t-mobile-galaxy-s2/how-to-root-icsgb-on-t-mobile-galaxy-s2-sgh-t989/ . i've used it a few times and never had problems, so it should work fine for any T-Mo customer with the factory/stock ROM (it's also super-easy: takes about three minutes.)

  • boby ghandhi

    ics is creamy smooth for me, lookin forward to jellybean eventhough they contain gelatin and im a vegitarian

  • Steve Newton

    When is orange going to get the jellybean. Fed up with the wait for it got galaxy s2

  • ram

    i like android