It's faulty firmware from Samsung. Like was said above, until it's fixed, we likely won't see an OTA, and should never flash anything from ICS recovery.
Unlike Wizard Knight, I do see it as an issue, because it's faulty code from Samsung. People are not going to pay attention, or not read the full OP in an ICS thread and brick their phone. The fault here lies on both the person that flashed and on Sammy for their crappy code.
On the other hand, the kernel that Sbrissen is building from international GSII source is confirmed to have this code issue fixed, so we may not have to wait on Sammy to drop source to be able to use recovery again.
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