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Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Roll Out Starts in U.S.



Finally, after weeks of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has touched down in the United States with the Sprint Epic 4G Touch Galaxy S2 becoming the first U.S. Galaxy S2 to receive its Jelly Bean upgrade.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Hits More Users.

Sprint announced that it has made its Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update today which means that owners of the device will soon be upgraded from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The initial Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update started a few weeks ago and has already rolled out to owners in North America.

The Sprint Galaxy S2 is the first U.S. Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1.

The Sprint Galaxy S2 is the first U.S. Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1.

However, today marks the first time that a U.S. Galaxy S2 variant has received its upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it marks the beginning of the U.S. Jelly Bean roll out for the Galaxy S2 which should not only cover Sprint, but AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Galaxy S2 variants as well.

Sprint says that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be rolling out to its version of the Galaxy S2, called the Epic 4G Touch, starting today. However it is quick to caution owners, saying that it will be rolling out in phases which means that it could take some time for all owners of the Galaxy S2 to receive their upgrade.

The carrier doesn’t say what’s in the update exactly other than Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which we know will be coming with a host of new features including Google Now, improved Browser and Calendar, a fluid and smooth user interface, better widgets and multitasking, and a whole lot more.

Those who wish to upgrade to the update will need to install the update through Samsung Kies due to the file size. Samsung Kies is of course Samsung’s software that allows owners to manually install updates using the PC.

Other Galaxy S2 models in the U.S. should not be too far behind the Sprint version of the Galaxy S2 and we could see other carriers roll out their update in just a few weeks time. None of them of course have confirmed timing for the update.



  1. kc

    03/28/2013 at 1:42 pm

    T-Mobile will certainly be losing my business in the coming weeks … They are the slowest, hushest of them all and they care less what their customers want. Also, my next phone will not be from any of those slow-releasing, take-your-time companies like Samsung, I will be jumping on the Google wagon for faster updates and better, less costly phones! At the price that we pay for these phones, these companies should work fast and with a big smile to keep us happy, not the other way around. Or, you will lose my business!!!

    • mathias

      03/28/2013 at 2:03 pm

      Well now that’s just not fair! Did you know you pay less for your device on T-Mobile than other carriers? (Even though it’s full retail price) They eliminated contracts, lowered the upfront cost on the phones, offered customers truly unlimited data, and are in the works for a massive re-farming of their network; because THATS WHAT THE CUSTOMERS WANTED!!!!The fact that you can get a Galaxy S3 for 80 bucks in the store and add 20 dollars to your bill ($70 for truly unlimited or $60 for 2gig at 4g then slows to 2g) is an unbelievably fair deal, seeing as how it costs you $200 with verizon and your bill is $100 for 2 gig data and they charge you overages! So if you’re hating on a company for an insignificant reason like taking a little longer to release an update then you’re just proving to be another self-righteous, spoiled and typical arrogant american. But hey, if you want to pay twice as much for a phone somewhere else i’m sure verizon or at&t are just dying to screw you out of your hard earned money, so be my guest.

      • Cl

        03/29/2013 at 7:17 am

        Doesn’t matter when their customer service sucks along with their service in general

      • kc

        04/01/2013 at 1:55 pm

        you sound like you work for t-mobile .. in the end you get what you pay for. Customers love good service and if T-mobile doesn’t pay attention to their customers they will lose them. A few extra bucks to get better service might be just worth it!!

  2. Doc1

    03/28/2013 at 5:05 pm

    This update should work with the Virgin mobile galaxy s2… Right.. Since they are virtually the same phone.

    • Cl

      03/29/2013 at 8:11 am

      I wouldn’t bet on it

  3. Aamir Lehri

    03/29/2013 at 3:21 am

    Thanks for this post now i will also update my galaxy s2

  4. David D

    03/29/2013 at 6:27 am

    The update has arrived for my AT&T GS2. Updating now.

    • David D

      03/29/2013 at 6:39 am

      Aaaaannnddd…. I guess I have to wait until I get home for it to finish….

  5. fat2fit (@fat2fit)

    03/29/2013 at 8:09 am

    My AT&T Galaxy S2 just updated. No computer connection or Samsung Kies required.

    • RD

      03/29/2013 at 9:02 am

      My AT&T just updated too but the version is still 4.0.4. Perhaps it is a fix for the random lockup/over heating issue. It isn’t jelly bean though or the version would be at least 4.1…

      • David D

        03/29/2013 at 12:47 pm

        That is what I got too.

  6. Derek

    03/29/2013 at 8:15 am

    Just got notified about update for att Gs2, hopefully its jelly beam

  7. Joe Dorn

    03/29/2013 at 9:17 am

    RD you probably got the premptive update. Word is actual rollout is going to be on April 5th.

  8. Lawrence

    03/29/2013 at 1:48 pm

    I did the update. Same as RD, it’s not Jelly Bean

  9. Andrew

    03/29/2013 at 3:06 pm

    This is why I love Samsung. Loyal support for even their old customers.

    I hate horrible companies like HTC who abandon their customers.

  10. Brian

    04/03/2013 at 7:14 pm

    I’m a Sprint customer and done this upgrade and I’ve seen some problems. My phone has restarted unexpectedly, the Settings app crashes repeatedly, battery life is worse than ICS, and the 4G/Wifi switch with Sprint’s connection manager does not always switch correctly. If I’m on a call with Wi-Fi on, 4g does not turn on when I leave the Wi-Fi area.

  11. Carlos

    04/05/2013 at 3:20 pm

    How do you update You’re Samsung galaxy s2 from virgin mobile does it erase all you’re applications that you have.

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