Samsung has just pushed out Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, with build number XXUBMG8, for the NFC variant of Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus bearing model number GT-I9105P, starting from Germany. It is expected to reach other parts of the globe soon.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus
Samsung has released Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S2 Plus.

The new software upgrade, as Sammobile notes, brings improvement over performance: TouchWiz enhancement (expect some features from the Galaxy S4), Android 4.2.2 features such as lockscreen widgets, Daydream screensaver mode and a dedicated toggle section in the status bar.

Firmware details

Android version: 4.2.2 Jelly Bean



Modem: I9105PXXUBMG8

Build date: 24 July, 2013

The I9105PXXUBMG8 build is available as Over-The-Air (OTA) update and through KIES server as well. To install the OTA update, ensure the phone has a stable internet connection. Head over to Settings>> About device>> Software update>> Update to check for update. Click OK to download and install the update.

Those who are outside Germany and failed to receive the OTA notification for being region-specific, may follow our step-by-step guide to install the same manually. The I9105PXXUBMG8 is an unbranded version of firmware and can be installed on any GT-I9105P units (unlocked version).

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Before installing the official firmware, users are advised to verify that their devices meet following requirements.


1) Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus to connect the Android device with the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option then check the USB Debugging Mode.]

3) As the tutorial is likely to wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP already installed then backup data using the recovery.

4) The battery of Galaxy S2 should have charge above 80%.

5) The device should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier.

6) The phone will lose custom ROM with the installation of official firmware. Additionally, it will lose custom recovery such as ClockworkMod/TWRP which will be replaced by stock recovery.

7) The device will no longer belong to a rooted version with the installation of official firmware.

8) The XXUBMG8 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean leak firmware works only on Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105P. As flashing this on any other variant might brick the device, verify the model number of the Galaxy device by navigating to Settings>> About device>> Model number.

Steps to update Galaxy S2Plus GT-I9105P toXXUBMG8 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean via Samsung KIES

Step-1: Ensure that the computer is having a stable internet connection

Step-2: Download and install Samsung KIES on the computer

Download link- Windows/ Mac

Step-3: Connect the Galaxy S2 Plus to the computer using USB cable

Step-4: Open up Samsung KIES on the computer. Wait for some time until KIES detects the device

Step-5: You should see New Firmware Upgrade available at the home of Samsung KIES. Press on Firmware Upgrade button to proceed

Step-7: Check the box to agree all the T&C about the upgrade and press Start Upgrade to proceed

Step-8: Wait download and install to run

Step-9: The device should be now running upgrade and reboot automatically

The Galaxy S2 Plus should now be running on XXUBMG8 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware.

Steps to update Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105P to XXUBMG8 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Odin

Step-1: Download XXUBMG8 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official update for Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus to the computer

Step-2: Extract the downloaded firmware zip using winrar/7zip/winzip or any other extracting tool to get a .tar.md5 file with few other files

Step-3: Download Odin v3.07. Extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v3.07.exe and some other files

Step-4: Switch off the Galaxy S2 and wait for five to six seconds for the vibration to confirm complete power off

Step-5: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the construction Android robot and a triangle appears on the phone screen. Now press the Volume Up button to continue to enter Download Mode

Step-6: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe on the computer by double clicking

Step-7: Connect the Galaxy S2 Plus to the computer using USB cable while it is in Download mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully an Added message will appear under Odin. Also, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn blue with the COM port number, indicating successful connection

Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try the USB port at the back of the computer. If Odin still fails to recognise the device then re-install USB driver.

Step-8: Now select these files extracted from I9105PXXUBMG8 folder to install on the phone

a) Click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file

b) Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name

c) Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name

d) Click the PIT button and select the .pit file

Note: Ignore the last three steps (step-b, c and d) if such files do not exist.

Step-9: Configure the Odin settings. Check the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin window. But uncheck the Re-Partition option; select it only when a .pit file is being used

Step-10: Click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now and would take about few minutes to complete

Step-11: When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart automatically. Also, the successful installation will be indicated by a PASS message with green background in the extreme left box at the very top of Odin. Now unplug the USB cable from the phone to disconnect it from the computer

XXUBMG8 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official update should now be installed and running on the Galaxy S2 Plus. Navigate to Settings>> About phone>> Android & Baseband Version to verify the new software version of the device.

How to Fix Bootloop Issue

If the Galaxy S2 Plus gets stuck at booting animation (after step-11) or experiences bootloop, then place the device in recovery mode by pressing and holding Home, Power and Volume Up buttons together. In recovery mode, perform data wiping task by selecting Wipe data/factory reset. Now select wipe cache partition and once the action is completed, reboot the phone by selecting reboot system now. In recovery mode, use Volume keys to scroll between options and Power button to select the desired option. Performing wiping task will erase the internal memory data of the device.

Also read: Samsung starts Android 4.2.2 update for Galaxy S2 Plus I9105 [How to install]

[Source: Android Teen]