Resurrection Remix, a very popular custom ROM is available for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. While Samsung has discontinued the updates for the device that actually gave it a break-through, many Galaxy S2 owners are disappointed and might be still hoping for an update higher then Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. If you’re also one of those guys, you may find Resurrection Remix ROM, a best way to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Samsung Galaxy S2. In case you’re wondering what this ROM is going to offer and how you can install it, you may not worry as you’re here. In a few minutes we’ll be going through the features and step by step installation of Resurrection Remix ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9200.
Before we move forward, the only thing you should keep in mind is, you may proceed only if you’re well-aware of custom ROMs and you’re an Android power user (you have good idea of tweaks you make to your Android device). Custom ROMs have no guarantee of working properly and in some cases may not be kept for every day use. All you’re going to do is, make sure that you read each and everything properly and you do it at your own risk.
Here are the features of Resurrection Remix Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S2:
About Resurrection Remix ROM:
Resurrection Remix the ROM has been based on AOKP, CM, PA , Omni and original Remix ROM builds, this creates an awesome combination of performance, customization, power and the most new features, brought directly to your Device
Many things that in previous versions were tweaked with mods, are now included by default in the ROM so, please enjoy!
- This ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100. Do not try this on any other device, please check your device’s model in Settings > About Device > Model.
- To install this ROM on your device, it is advised that you migrate from CM 11 based ROM. Follow our full guide here to first install CM 11 based Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
- Your device must have a custom recovery installed, in case you’re missing it you may Follow our full guide here to install CWM.
- Your device’s battery should be charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
- Make sure that you backup your important media content, Contacts, Call Logs & Messages. This is highly recommended just in case something goes wrong and you need to reset your phone.
- If you already have rooted your device, use Titanium Backup to back up all your important apps + system data. Also if you are using a custom recovery, it is recommended that you backup your current system using that first. [Just for the sake of safety]. Here’s our full Nandroid Backup guide.
- You will have to go through Data Wipes during installation of this ROM, so make sure that you have backed up all the mentioned data.
- Make an EFS backup of your phone before you flash this ROM.
- You need enough confidence to flash this ROM.
- Alright! Go ahead and flash the custom firmware, follow this guide to the letter.
How to Install Resurrection Remix Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy S2:
- Download Resurrection Remix 5.0.7 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM .zip file.
- Download Google Gapps for Android 4.4.2 KitKat .zip file.
- Connect your phone to your PC now.
- Copy both the .zip files to the storage of your phone.
- Now disconnect your phone and turn it off complete.
- Boot into CWM recovery now, in order to do so, turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key. You should see the recovery mode in a while.
- Now in CWM recovery, wipe cache, factory data reset and advanced options > dalvik cache.
- After wiping all these three, select “Install” option.
- Now select “Install > Choose Zip from SD card > Select Resurrection Remix.zip file > Yes”.
- This will flash the ROM in your phone.
- Once again in CWM select “Install > Choose zip from SD card > Google Gapps.zip file > Yes”.
- This will flash Gapps in your phone.
- Reboot your device.
- You should see the Resurrection Remix ROM running on your device in a while.
- That’s all!
First boot may take up to 10 minutes, you may not worry if it’s taking that much long. In case it’s taking too long, you may boot into CWM recovery and wipe cache and dalvik cache and reboot your device as it may fix the issue. In case your device is having issues, you may return to your old system using the Nandroid backup or follow our guide here to install stock firmware.
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