SlimKAT ROM is a very popular and one of the best custom ROMs available for so many Android devices around. XDA senior member FusionJack has brought the users unofficial SlimKAT ROM for Samsung’s break-through device, the Galaxy S2. SlimKAT ROM, more precisely known as SlimROM and SlimSaber ROM for the Galaxy S2 is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is compiled up using SaberMod toolchain that is same as that of the official Slim ROM.
Probably all of you know that Samsung has stopped Galaxy S2’s official updates at Android 4.1.2 that means the device owners are no longer able to taste any further version of Android. While some of you’re worried because of this drawback, SlimKAT ROM might be able to save your device a life. You can easily update your device to this nice custom ROM and experience Android 4.4.2 KitKat unofficially. Although SlimKAT is a very smooth and stable custom ROM loaded with tons of features but it may kept in mind that after all it’s a custom ROM and it may contain bugs. It is highly recommended not to install a custom operating system until and unless you’re not familiar with it and you’re not good at tweaking your device. You may proceed only if you’ve are an Android power user and are familiar with custom ROMs. In the following post we’ll be going through the ROM features and the step by step guide to install it successfully on the Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. All you got to do, is to move forward and read the instructions carefully.
Here are the features of SlimSaber (SlimKAT) ROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S2:
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.
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 Backupto 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.
Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.
How to Install SlimSaber Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy S2:
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 SlimSaber ROM.zip file > Yes”.
This will flash the ROM in your phone.
Once again in CWM select “Install > Choose zip from SD card > Gapps.zip file > Yes”.
This will flash Gapps in your phone.
Reboot your device.
You should see the SlimSaber (SlimKAT) ROM running on your device in a while.
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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