i got a Over The Air update for 4.2.2 on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus. I'm in India. After installing the update my phone rebooted and now it doesn't start. it only loads and shows the samsung's logo. What should i do now?

  • Have you tried to wipe the Dalvik cache (if you use a custom recovery), or (last resort) factory-reset the device? Maybe the update messed something up there which now blocks the system from starting (though that normally would end in a boot-loop). – Izzy Aug 8 '13 at 14:17
  • I sent it to a friend he installed 4.1.2 again. It now shows in the notification bar that i have a software update ready i.e. the 4.2.2 but although i want to update, i feel that it might not work again like last time :| – user39044 Aug 20 '13 at 8:50
  • If you have no urgent reasons to update, you might as well stick with 4.1.2.: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" :) My devices still run 2.3.6 (Milestone²) and 4.0.3 (Optimus 4X), though there are updates available to newer versions. Both devices work fine with their current versions, so I feel no urge to update. I'm not a "version junkie"; my devices must work, not necessarily have the latest "dot release" :) – Izzy Aug 20 '13 at 9:10
  • galaxy s2 and galaxy s2 plus are different devices? – Khaleel Sep 4 '13 at 12:32

I don't think you have installed update provided by samsung. I am Samsung S II plus owner in India and I didnt get any OTA update yet.

This problem might be due to corrupted ROM. Roll up to the previous ROM it'll work



Firstly, it's not an official update.

Secondly, to fix this error you need boot your phone into recovery mode (press Power + Volume Up + Home). After that, move the cursor down to "Wipe data/factory reset" and select "Ok" (yes to all). Then select "Wipe cache partition" and "Ok" (yes to all). Finally, select "Reboot system now".

  • What makes you think an update offered via OTA is "not official"? I've never heard "inofficial updates" are offered this way. Apart from that, a factory-reset might indeed help if the device is stuck on boot; see my first comment on the question itself ;) – Izzy Jun 2 '14 at 16:08

Note: OP states that he is in India and is using the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus with the model GT-I9105P. Based on my research, the model GT-I9105P is released for European and Chinese countries (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong)

I think you should be using the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus with the model GT-I9105 because only this model is released for use in India. I think you bought or import this model from somewhere else?

For answers suggesting that they didn't receive OTA update notification are probably because "Auto update check" isn't enabled. Both Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus with model GT-I9105 and GT-I9105P have been released with updates containing Android 4.1.2.

For answers suggesting that it is "not an official OTA update by Samsung", refer to the link below because you can clearly see that the OTA update has been released for the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus for over 6 years!! Released on 21 October 2013. Since OP doesn't mention that he is using a Custom ROM of any sort, he is using a vanilla Android 4.1.2 with Touchwiz UI that is factory installed "officially" by Samsung

By checking this website https://samfrew.com/model/GT-I9105P it clearly states that Android 4.2.2 has been released for Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus for over 6 years!!!

Since OP said that his friend has helped him to reinstall Android 4.1.2 (I'm assuming that his friend helped him to install Android 4.1.2 by using Odin 3 and flash the phone clean, or "staring everything from zero / the way it came to you from the factory")

You can safely update to Android 4.2.2 as your phone is now in a "clean" state which means that apps or system services causing the phone to disrupt the update process previously will be gone because your phone has been formatted by your friend.

If you install any mods such as Root or Xposed previously, this is the main reason why the update fails. Root and Xposed solutions disrupt the update process by modifiying the "system partition" to make sure that the apps work properly. It doesn't care about you updating your phone because the main reason "Root" exists is because it is used to modify "system" files.

Do not install any Root or Xposed solutions if you plan to update your phone. Uninstall them before updating your phone or it will brick your device, rendering it unusable

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