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Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Hits Another U.S. Carrier



It seems that Sprint isn’t the only major U.S. carrier that has released the Samsung Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as Samsung and Virgin Mobile USA have quietly pushed out the Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update.

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

Just a short time ago, Sprint rolled out its Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update becoming the first major carrier in the U.S. to offer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the aging device. However, it seems as though Sprint isn’t the only major U.S. carrier that has rolled out an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S2.

The Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update is now available.

The Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean update is now available.

In fact, the Virgin Mobile USA Galaxy S2 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is also now currently available for those that wish to upgrade from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1.

It’s unclear just how long the update has been out for but today we received several tips from Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2 owners who were told that they could upgrade to Android 4.1. Virgin is evidently sending out a text message that reads:

VMFreeMsg: An Android(TM) Jellybean upgrade is available for your device. Go to for update instructions.

That link leads to a page that features instructions on how to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy S2 through Samsung Kies, the software that allows owners to upgrade by using their PC. It doesn’t appear that the update is rolling out Over-the-Air.

Oddly enough, Virgin Mobile’s own website is still featuring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the Galaxy S2’s operating system, despite us confirming with owners that the update is live.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Update Breakdown.

Regardless of the listing, those with the Virgin Mobile Galaxy S2 are now free to update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which will bring a number of new features to the table including Google Now, improved user interface, better widgets and multitasking and more.

What’s more is that the update should also bring a number of Samsung’s own software features including Pop Up Video which allows owners to situate video anywhere on the screen and continue using the phone as normal.

Thanks to Jim for the tip!



  1. Tawni Whittaker

    04/05/2013 at 10:50 pm

    I am with virgin mobile and got a text today 4/5 that there was a update to jelly bean. I did the update and its like having a new phone. My applications are still up there just different looking and better. more options you can change and some cool stuff added.

    • Hendu

      04/18/2013 at 11:33 am

      I’m also a virgin mobile user with the galaxy s2. I updated my ics 4.0 to jb 4.1.2. This update added a few good things to my phone but I lost a couple things as well. When I connect my Bluetooth headphones now the phone settings crash. I also lost the ability to do screen shots after this update. These bugs need to be fixed.

  2. buckykane

    04/06/2013 at 5:57 am

    If you think Raymond`s story is something,, two weeks ago my cousins best friend got $6716 putting in twenty hours a week from there apartment and their classmate’s sister-in-law`s neighbour done this for 10-months and brought home over $6716 parttime at there pc. follow the tips from this address……….

  3. Paul

    04/06/2013 at 9:21 am

    Got the text message yesterday morning (4-5-2013), downloaded the update from Samsung’s site, and did the update from my PC via USB. No issues, didn’t lose any applications, contacts, or messages…and I love the update. One note: while Google Now is indeed present, the swipe-up to activate it functionality is not there — have to tap a widget. Otherwise, this is a great update for the Virgin S2.

  4. John

    04/06/2013 at 9:28 am

    Seems like Tmobile is still busy stuffing crapware in their build.

  5. David

    04/06/2013 at 11:42 am

    It would be nice if straight talk got off there ass and follow up with the upgrade for the customer who got there G2.

    • Joseph

      04/30/2013 at 9:00 am


  6. Roge

    04/07/2013 at 1:23 am

    Well virgin mobile is part of sprint same as Boostmobile which also has an update gb01 very cool update

  7. Gong

    04/07/2013 at 10:42 am

    There is no galaxy s2 on Verizon. Think twice before you writing stuff

  8. Tat2

    04/07/2013 at 5:00 pm

    When is Straight Talk expected to follow suit???

  9. teresa

    04/08/2013 at 7:18 am

    my Gs2 i cant get the update to work

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