As we already got the news that CyanogenMod have also added the Samsung Galaxy S2 to their supported devices list for CM 11 ROM based upon Android 4.4 KitKat. As few people have already been using CM 11 for a few months now and they are very satisfied. Now, you may get the similar Android KitKat experience on their devices but still superb for Galaxy S2 model I9100. So here’s how to flash Android KitKat on Galaxy S2 with CM 11.
Installing the custom ROMs is very risky, so if you don’t follow the process properly, you may finish up with an unusable phone. Back-up all the data initially, charge the device battery and carry on with care. The www.igitblog.com will not be accountable for any harm done to your device.
I’ll assume that your Galaxy S2 (I9100) is rooted and you have already made a Nandroid backup of your system. You should also backup your app data too as this process will wipe your device.
- Download the latest CM 11 Nightly for the Galaxy S2 I9100
- download gapps-kk Google applications package for KitKat:
How To Flash Android KitKat On Galaxy S2 With CM 11
Considering that your Galaxy S2 is already rooted, we’ll use the great custom recovery approach. Just as reminder, here’s the complete procedure:
- Download both the above given zip files on Galaxy S2
- Place these files in S2 root directory
- Turn-off Galaxy S2 and then restart it in Recovery Mode by just pressing Home + Power + Volume Up together until the boot logo shows up
- Carry out the factory reset by picking out the option “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” and then “Wipe Cache” option
- After this select the “install zip from sd card” option and find the CM 11 zip file which is downloaded in above step
- For confirmation click on “Yes“
- Next, install the gapps-kk zip file
- Come back to main Menu of Recovery and here select the “Reboot System Now“.
The very first booting of CM 11 normally takes a few moments. Enjoy the Android KitKat On Galaxy S2 With CM 11.