Samsung rolls out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Korean Galaxy S II (SHW-M250K)

Samsung has just started to push Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Korean Galaxy S II (SHW-M250K). The Galaxy S II is the best-selling Android device of 2011 and has a very large user base that’s why Samsung keeps on updating this device with all the new Android versions as they want to provide the Galaxy S II users with their best support experience.

In the history of software updates, the new Jelly Bean update by Samsung to the Galaxy S II is by far the most major update given to a smartphone yet. As we all know Samsung’s ICS update didn’t had any UI changes and had exactly the same UI which was in its Gingerbread  but this is not the case with Samsung’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. The new jelly bean update breathes a new life into the Galaxy S II, Samsung has completely ditched the old UI and has given the new Nature UX Interface, which is the same as the one being used in the Galaxy S III Mini and the Galaxy S III, in its latest Jelly Bean update.

Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update:
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
- Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- TouchWiz Nature UX
- Samsung’s S Cloud services
- Improved Camera features
- New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options
- New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- New Widgets (From Galaxy S III)
- 2 Home screen modes
- New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles
- Google Now

You can update your Korean Galaxy S II (SHW-M250K) through Samsung KIES. Make sure you fully charge your device’s battery before upgrading as the update is quite big.

Screenshots: (From I9100 JB Update)

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39 Comments
  1. when will the SHV-E110S update to jelly bean?

  2. where is smart alert? :/

  3. where is JB update for N7000??.. its been almost a 6 months after the rumors.. Samsung just dont care about to Note I owners.. shame on you..

  4. when jb 4.2.1 s2 i9100 #blamesamsung

  5. @santu01 : +1 . I was waiting for this update for 3 mounths. The samsung galaxy s2 which is older has been updated but not the N7000…

  6. update n7000

  7. shame on you samsung

  8. i9100G WHEN ? !!! :(

  9. no no wait!
    One can also thank the x Samsung will update its devices “old” if we may so call them, whereas a Note N7000 currently has 15 months of life and its initial price revolved around the 600 € here in Italy. So since the initial price at least for 2 years we can define a terminal decent worthy of being considered.
    Beyond this small observation …. the thing that springs more so my anger is the fact that Samsung plays postpone the dates of renovation …. one can say okay wrong once, twice, but continue to play from November until today …. I see a joke .
    November
    December
    January
    February
    now in March?

  10. where is the jelly bean of GT-N7000
    should waiting till 2014 or before

  11. since this has nothing to do with the device i actually have, i’m going to come complain on here since i haven’t gotten an update yet.

  12. Maybe commenting on news items like this one should be disabled. 99% of the reactions consist of whining adolescents, crying about how bad Samsung is for not yet updating their device. ‘Samsung is bad, blame Samsung, shame on you Samsung’. Highly intelligent remarks.

    You should be happy Samsung is updating your device at all! They are not obliged to do so.

  13. All the kinds of s II got jelly bean except I9100G…!
    Why?
    Is NOT this phone S II?
    Why not updating it?!?

  14. Why only Spanish and Chinese i9100 has been updated?

  15. Where is the moderator, please delete whining and complaints. I’m unable to segregate useful info from the trash.

  16. Reading this utterly bad English makes my eyes collapse.
    And in addition to this whole whining thing.. GET A LIFE guys.

    It is just a f… software update.

  17. JB 4.1.2 update out in Nordic countries (NEE)

  18. When can we expect Jelly Bean update for galaxy gt n7000 in India

  19. SHW-M250S/K/L

  20. what about android4.1 for galaxy Ace 2 ?we’re waiting

  21. wat abt galaxy ace plus update

  22. samsung is now planning to update all android sets to tizen…what do you think..about this news..i just heard..

  23. yes i agree with you
    samsung should be update samsung not n7000
    cause its more a creative then sii

  24. what about the jelly bean for ace plus?????plz update our ace plus fast sammy…..

  25. Rolling out 4.1.2 for Italy too (no brand)… :-)

  26. when for I9100G :(

  27. >>>> Samsung Denmark is also rolling out JB for Galaxy S2 in Denmark at these moments!

    (Seen om Samsung Danmarks Facebook site)

  28. there is nothing new in 4.1.2. I am already bored with split desktop and other gimmics offered by Note II and S III. SII is not getting a premium update : toggle screen is fixed and not changable as in SIII (this is a simple function that Samsung is lazy to implement on SII). AsThe saying goes…. Why even waste time and money with Sam. Now moderate this

  29. i think as per reports provided by sammobile..all sII users would get their updates by march end or april…
    keep patience..every1 gonna get updates..its just tht there were lots of bugs seen i guess…due to which the updates has been delayed…
    more over sammobile they just provide us with information, they have nothing to do with the company…so stop blaming sammoobile for it… :)

  30. O.M.F.G
    I9100G update just rolled out today or something.
    If you own I9100M/P/T or some other variant, just flash the international version (Spain). It doesn’t matter, as the hardware is almost identical.
    Please, post no more complaints about updates after this post.

  31. I have tried 4.1.2 Spanis and also Italy for my S II, but I came back to 4.0.4 due to battery life. I don’t recommed to install 4.1.2 update. Battery drain is realy huge.

  32. Hi,am living in india and my s2 is south korean made.can i update my phnoe via kies?…help me pls

  33. @ Pomegranate, u sure that there won’t be any problem if i flash Spain fw on my GT-I9100T????

  34. When is its official 4.1.2 jelly bean ROM will be available on Sammobile since I am getting error while updating it through Kies.

  35. Hello team, I am using Samsung Galaxy S2 SHW-M250K in Korea. Previously I was running 4.0.4 ICS. Yesterday I wanted to upgrade to 4.1.2 JellyBean from xda-developer (MasterMind) but it did not work, it almost crash my mobile. So, unfortunately It was compulsory for me to go down to 4.0.3 ICS. Now I am trying to update from KIES but is not being successed. I guess we need 4.0.4 and then we can upgrade to JellyBean 4.1.2. So please if possible please send me the link from where I can download 4.0.4. I searched a lot but could not find 4.0.4 ICS or 4.1.2 Jellybean for this model (SHW-M250K). Please provide me the link if possible from where I can download and upgrade my 4.0.3.

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  37. I have Samsung S2 SHW-M250K. Currently the Android OS version is 4.0.4.
    When I run Samsung Kies, it does not show any updates.
    Even the software update feature does not show any update.
    How can I update it to Jellybean in India?

  38. I need Samsung S2 SHW-M250K firmware

  39. thanks sammobile :)

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