When we first heard the news that the users of Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105P (with NFC) in Germany have been reported receiving Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, we just took as just rumors. The news was later supported by a few actual screenshots and then we became a little serious. However, we could believe it only when we got hands on the firmware itself. Actually, the reason behind not coming to believe that Galaxy S2 Plus is getting Android 4.2.2 update was the very reports that Samsung would send this update first to the Galaxy S3 and the previously leaked 4.2.2 firmware for the device was just like an official confirmation.
Anyway, the truth is truth after all. If you own Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105P, take yourself as privileged as you can now update your phone with the Official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware. If you belong the Central European region or Europe, you can check for the OTA update by connecting your device to Kies. Also, you can check for its availability on your phone itself from Settings> About> Software Update.
In case you have not been able to receive the update and can’t wait to taste the fresh Jelly Bean, you can download the complete firmware and install it manually. Those who have rooted their Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105P or come from any other part of the globe can also update their device to the latest firmware using the Odin3 tool. Only thing you have to make sure before installing the firmware is that your phone is not locked to a carrier/SIM.
The firmware that is available for download bears the version number XXUBMG8 has DBT as CSC and that means that it is originally for the users in Germany. However, as we already said, it can be installed on any unbranded Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus with model number GT-I9105P.
The Android 4.2.2 update to the Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105P brings a lot of changes and adds new features to the device.
Note that the first boot after a new firmware installation takes longer time that usual so a little patience is required. In case, your Galaxy S2 Plus is stuck on Samsung logo even after 6 minutes, try the Steps 10-14 from this tutorial.
Here are the AnTuTu Benchmark scores with the new firmware. The latest scores are far better than those of Android 4.1.2 firmware.
Enjoy the newly installed Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware on your S2 Plus GT-I9105P and do not forget to share with us the new changes and features or even issues you discover. Cheers!
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