How To How to update android 4.1.2 to the latest version

fgxvcdsm

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Hi,
I am Trying to update android 4.1.2 to the latest version on samsung galaxy s2 gt19100 but it wont let it happen.
There are varioud apps available on google play store to update your android.
But they crash often.
Please help.
Thanks.
 

VirtualLarry

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Custom ROM based on newer version of AOSP version of Android? Will likely lose support for Google services.
 

Commodus

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seems I have to go to giveaway section of this forum. To try my luck.
There is an unofficial version of LineageOS (which itself is unofficial) for the Galaxy S II, but don't be surprised if it's pretty rough around the edges.

Are you using this as a main phone? If you are, I'd definitely recommend upgrading... many carriers are shutting off their 3G networks, so the Galaxy S II won't be useful as a phone for much longer. Hope you can get a newer device, one way or another!
 
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mindless1

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Even I, a person highly resistant to upgrading things, advise that it is time to replace your phone. Even if the replacement isn't the latest greatest Samsung or Apple phone, there's still a lot of phone that can be had for $100 or so, especially in the used or refurb market, and will support modern app versions and continue to work after 3G is shut down.
 

fgxvcdsm

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My google play store is almost empty because all good and great apps are for android 5.0+ not for android 4.1.2.
No ms office app, no ms outlook app.............etc
And the apk files downloaded and during installing give parse error.
I will buy new mobile but right now I can’t.
Thanks.
 

Red Squirrel

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Unfortunately phones are not like computers where you can just throw any OS on it and keep updating it. OS versions only support very specific device models and after a short while newer OSes just stop supporting older devices. Sometimes in as little as 5 years after initial release. Planned obsolescence basically.

At this point I think I would look at upgrading to a new phone as that's probably really your only option. 12 years is a pretty good run for a phone.
 

fgxvcdsm

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Nearest option for me is to upgrade android os to android 5. Using custom ROM but I am Trying to find a way to do it without slowing down
my mobile or apps crashing down
 

sdifox

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I picked up a moto g play for C$160 from Costco this weekend for my father in law. Surely you can afford that?
 
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sdifox

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Do you prefer samsung or iphone or chinese mobiles or any other european made mobiles.
prefer? I use a phone from 2017, Honor 8. It serves my purpose fine, when it dies or can no longer access most apps I'll replace it. But yours is 12 years old...
 

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Nearest option for me is to upgrade android os to android 5. Using custom ROM but I am Trying to find a way to do it without slowing down
my mobile or apps crashing down
Why are you even bothering with a 12 year old phone? There are plenty of budget phones available under $200 and Android 5 won't be any better.
 

fgxvcdsm

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Why are you even bothering with a 12 year old phone? There are plenty of budget phones available under $200 and Android 5 won't be any better.
Can we technically do it without any bugs.
Lets not talk about money point of view, lets talk about techical point of view.
 

fgxvcdsm

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prefer? I use a phone from 2017, Honor 8. It serves my purpose fine, when it dies or can no longer access most apps I'll replace it. But yours is 12 years old...
Honor 8: is this mobile made in us, uk, korea, norway or china.just asking.
you: google search.
me: oh ....
 

fgxvcdsm

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There is an unofficial version of LineageOS (which itself is unofficial) for the Galaxy S II, but don't be surprised if it's pretty rough around the edges.

Are you using this as a main phone? If you are, I'd definitely recommend upgrading... many carriers are shutting off their 3G networks, so the Galaxy S II won't be useful as a phone for much longer. Hope you can get a newer device, one way or another!
If I did it what are the chances of my success.
 

mikeymikec

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Nearest option for me is to upgrade android os to android 5. Using custom ROM but I am Trying to find a way to do it without slowing down
my mobile or apps crashing down
Android 5 will likely be of little use to you either; I've had a few customers on that version in recent years having to upgrade because their devices the software updates for it to accept newer SSL certificates. It doesn't say, "bad certificate, continue anyway?", it says "ssl error", end of story.
 

Commodus

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If I did it what are the chances of my success.
You could probably get it working, but you might not be thrilled with the end result. It's likely still rough code and not guaranteed to run smoothly or without glitches. And as mentioned, you'll want to check to see if your carrier still supports 3G and for how long. You may need a new phone soon just to have basic functionality like calls and texts.
 

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The Stable channel now has Android Studio 4.1. 2. By selecting Help > Check for Update Android Studio > Check for Updates on macOS you can download the update if you already have an Android Studio build that is on the Stable channel.
 

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The Stable channel now has Android Studio 4.1. 2. By selecting Help > Check for Update Android Studio > Check for Updates on macOS you can download the update if you already have an Android Studio build that is on the Stable channel.
Op talking about his phone, not dev env
 

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There is an unofficial version of LineageOS (which itself is unofficial) for the Galaxy S II, but don't be surprised if it's pretty rough around the edges.

Are you using this as a main phone? If you are, I'd definitely recommend upgrading... many carriers are shutting off their 3G networks, so the Galaxy S II won't be useful as a phone for much longer. Hope you can get a newer device, one way or another!
I kinda want to try it now just for S&GS! :D

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