Samsung updates Galaxy S II, speeds up Swype and fixes auto-brightness issue and the i9100XWKE2 revision also apparently increases the responsiveness of the Swype software keyboard which is always a plus.It’s available to install via Samsung’s Kies desktop software and therein lies the catch neither update is of the over-the-air variety, which is a bit odd, since the Galaxy S II does seem to have an OTA update mechanism built-in………..
Samsung engineers have released the i9100XWKE2 firmware upgrade for Samsung Galaxy SII and not released all over the world yet, Samsung’s firmware developers aren’t leaving a stone turned to keep the phone up to date and ahead of competition. Samsung was quick to release two updates in a short period of time. The first update makes Swype more responsive and fixes connectivity issues reported by early adopters. The second update fixes the auto-brightness problem.AndroidCommunity reports that the latest firmware is rootable which implies that the third part hacks will work fine on your phone. The procedure to upgrade your device’s firmware is simple. Make sure that you have Samsung proprietary software KIES latest version (KIES will automatically notify you if you don’t) and connect your phone to your PC or Mac. KIES will notify you about the availability of the upgrade.It seems that the OTA (Over The Air) upgrade does not work in this case so phone’s inbuilt software updater won’t show availability of new build.