AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket gets Jelly Bean

Samsung has had a fun time upgrading everyone’s Samsung Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean lately, and yet another variant has been added to the mix. AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket is now getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and with it comes the usual round of software enhancements and improvements that’s making everyone happy. Things like Project Butter, Google Now, Nature UX, an improved camera, an upgraded notification bar, new lock screen and more are all part of this extravaganza.

Those interested in the upgrade can grab it through Kies or via an over-the-air upgrade. The latter route will warrant you turning on that WiFi radio, and you’ll want to get your battery charged up to at least 50% either way. Give it a whirl and see just how much a software upgrade can do to revive a two-year-old smartphone.

[via SamMobile]

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  • Ben Edwards

    Is that a typo, or did the Skyrocket get 4.2 before the Note 2 and S3?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Tyyyyyypo. I fixed it.

    • artoodeetoo

      Typo, if you check the source from their information it says 4.1.2.

      Although that still beats the SGS3 with it being on 4.1.1.

  • Keith

    my sgh-i777 likes jelly beans too…

  • bluebayou

    No fair, I thought Motorola’s X phone was gonna get it first and exclusively?

    oh wait nvm that was Key Lime Pie XP http://amzn.to/16O5kqK

  • SAberdroid610

    No love for us AT&T Note users. At this rate I will get the next version of Android when I get the Note 3 later this year(rumored I know). I know I could root, but not experienced enough with Android to do so. Guess ill just have to sit and drool over everyone else’s JB experience and make due with my N7 for now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChristopherMcKeever Chris McKeever

    How the hell does this device get Jelly Bean before my Note?!

  • daz0566

    Anyone know when unbranded gs 2 getting upgrade

  • paleh0rse

    This bodes well for my original i717 GNote… :)

    The Skyrocket has always received updates just before the GNote — which is understandable since the Skyrocket was released before the GNote. The good news is that they share identical hardware, so it shouldn’t be very long at all before our i717′s get some love.

    I’m on CM 10.1 anyway, so I’m primarily interested in the i717 JB source, not the actual stock rom…

  • http://www.facebook.com/javier.jimenez.3386 Javier Jimenez

    ATTENTION TO SKYROCKET OWNERS: upon updating my Skyrocket to Jelly Bean my phone cannot charge, instead it says “Battery disconnected”. I took out and put back in the battery and nothing worked. Hope it doesn’t happen to anyone else. I can’t even use my phone.