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AOKP KitKat ROM for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 ROM of the week, check out AOKP KitKat ROM.

Based on the latest Android 4.4.2, AOKP ROM now is fully supported on KitKat along with subtle new additions/improvements to AOKP ROM Control.  Although this is specifically made for GT-i9100, you can also easily install on SGH-i777 AT&T S2 using a custom kernel (See below for instructions on that).

This ported version of AOKP KitKat ROM runs near flawless, bringing you the work of AOKP Team to Galaxy S2 devices.  You will be able to find the full AOKP ROM Control you are used to and some

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OSE ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989! [App Circle Bar]

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 ROM of the Week, check out OSE ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2, OSE ROM is an AOSP ROM that mixes-and-matches many features from other AOSP ROMs.  This version also is an unofficial version, which has some additional features on top of the official OSE ROM.

Overall, you can expect some excellent performance and battery life from the OSE ROM along with goodies like App Circle Bar, App Bar, Gesture Anywhere, Active Display, Lockscreen notifications, Halo Floating Notifications, OmniSwitch, Custom Animations, PIE Contr

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Carbon ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989! [Android 4.4.2 KitKat]

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For this week’s T-Mobile S2 ROM of the week, check out latest version of Carbon ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Carbon ROM brings you one of the best KitKat AOSP ROMs on the market “right now”.  This is one of my favorite AOSP ROMs of all time and I have been trying every week to see if broken camera got fixed.

Well, that’s the good news, camera/camcorder now works 100% with latest version of Carbon ROM along with a load of customization you will be able to do on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat.  Hands down, Carbon ROM is one of the

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WizzedKat ROM for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100/SGH-i777! [Galaxy S5 Style]

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and SGH-i777, check out the latest WizzedKat ROM.

Based on Android 4.1.2 TouchWiz, WizzedKat comes loaded with features we showed you last week:

Other notable features include S4-themed multi-window bar (with all-apps enabled by default), Kill App Back button, inverted Play Store, Viper4Android (See our full

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AOCP Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777!

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For this week’s AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 ROM of the week, check out the latest AOCP ROM.

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 sources, the AOCP Android 4.4.2 ROM brings you a great level of stability, customization, battery life, and everything working out of the box.

I’ve had much trouble just getting the camera working with some of the experimental Android 4.4.2 ROMs for the i777 but the AOCP ROM seems to be the most stable ROM.  Of course, one of the main reasons for that is because the developer of AOCP ROM builds these ROMs specifically made for the SGH-i

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HacxedWiz ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ROM of the week, do check out HacxedWiz ROM.

Based on Android 4.1.2, HacxedWiz ROM is a lightweight, slim ROM that gives you the benefit of a custom kernel for best battery life and even supports overclocking up to 2.3Ghz for those of you gamers.

Some notable features include Android 4.4.2 KitKat launcher, KitKat UI sounds, hacked WiFi Hotspot, BLN Notifications, Volume rocker wake, Power button on status bar (top-left), long-press Menu kill app button, and some more.

Overall, HacxedWiz ROM is a simple, lightweight ROM wi

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Resurrection Remix ROM KitKat for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100!

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 ROM of the week, check out latest version of Resurrection Remix ROM with Android 4.4.2 KitKat by XDA developer WestCrip.

If you have been following the custom ROMing world for the last couple years, you probably remember that the Resurrection Remix ROM by WestCrip was one of the best custom ROMs to run on your GT-i9100.  Well, the latest version is better than ever with latest Android 4.4.2 along with full support for ART (you can enable this in Developer Settings) and a ton of customization you are used to.

Inside Resurrection

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HellKat KitKat ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 ROM of the week, check out latest version of HellKat ROM.

Based on CM11 (CyanogenMod), HellKat brings you a beautifully themed-out “Holo Red” theme (enable theme by enabling “Dark HellKat” in Settings) along with a good amount of customization, that will give you a pure CyanogenMod experience along with many extras.

Personally, I do love CyanogenMod but after awhile, I tend to move onto more customizable ROMs and HellKat does exactly that without you having to lose any of CyanogenMod features.

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BeanStalk ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-T989]

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and SGH-T989 ROM of the week, check out BeanStalk ROM!

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 sources, BeanStalk ROM brings you the bleeding-edge of Android 4.4.2 along with a high level of UI/system customization we are used to on Android 4.3 custom ROMs.

First, BeanStalk ROM is fast and furious with everything working out of the box.

Second, BeanStalk ROM gives you a ton of customization (I think actually all of them found on Android 4.3 ROMs) including Dark Stalk, Halo floating notifications, and a slew of customization includi

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How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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For those of you who want to install Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROMs on your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 or SGH-i777 (AT&T S2), you must be using latest CWM Recovery v6.0.4.3 or higher.

Now since recovery is an integral part of kernel on the Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and SGH-i777, you will have to flash a kernel with the latest CWM recovery v6.0.4.3 or higher.  The easy work-around this is to install any of latest CM10.2 ROMs then simply reboot into recovery after installing CM10.2, which will give you the latest CWM recovery since CM10.2 comes with it.

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BeanStalk ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 ROM of the week, check out latest BeanStalk ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat.

This is the first custom ROM ever available for the T-Mobile S2 with Android’s latest KitKat OS, and you will be able to experience first-hand what the fuss is all about.

If you are new to KitKat, see our Top 10 KitKat Features.

As KitKat is built for older Android devices, it should run really well on the T-Mobile S2.  

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CWM Recovery 6.0.4.3 for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM!

If you want to install the latest Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROMs on the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, you MUST have the latest CWM Recovery 6.0.4.3 or later.

If you don’t, your install will simply fail.

So, how to update?

I made it really easy for you guys so all you have to do is install a zip file using your existing CWM Recovery.  Once installed, simply reboot into recovery and you should see CWM Recovery 6.0.4.3.

And yes, this CWM recovery is backward-compatible so you should be good to go for installing all types of custom ROMs.

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MIUI ROM V5 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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For this week’s ROM of the week, check out latest version of MIUI ROM V5 for your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and SGH-i777.

Based on Android 4.1.2, the latest MIUI ROM is better than ever, giving you a ton of free themes, UI makeover, and lots of features not found on TouchWiz/AOSP custom ROMs.

Xiaomi, maker of MIUI ROM, has released their own Android smartphones into the China market and you can also get them on Amazon if you want.  But if you own a Galaxy S2, you can simply flash the MIUI ROM turn your S2 into a Xiaomi phone and see what the fuss is all about.

I

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BeanStalk ROM with Multi-Window for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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For those of you looking for a good custom ROM with multi-window feature on the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, your long wait is over as the latest version of BeanStalk ROM comes with multi-window feature ported from Omni ROM.

This new multi-window feature allows you to multi-task between two different apps in horizontal or vertical mode with an evenly-divided screen.  You cannot resize the windows  yet like Samsung TouchWiz but it’s still better than not having multi-window at all, which has been the case for the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ever since Samsung released multi-win

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Carbon ROM Android 4.3.1 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and SGH-i777 ROM of the week, check out Carbon ROM with Android 4.3.1.

As we saw last month, Carbon ROM is an awesome Android 4.3 custom ROM with a ton of customization and features.  Well, it’s now built on Android 4.3.1 and we highly recommend you to try the latest Android OS which should give you some performance boost/better battery life over Android 4.3 versions.

If you did not watch the video overview from last month, wa

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Jedi Mind Trick ROM V8 for T-Mobile Galaxy S2!

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ROM of the week, check out latest version 7 of Jedi Mind Trick ROM.

For those of you who are running previous versions, the major change on the latest version is the kernel. It now ships with Jedi Kernel Z, which supports CPU overclocking up to 1.944Ghz and also GPU overclocking to 320Mhz (by default), along with cool stuff like BLN support, LZMA compression, and ability to “hotplug” CPU cores so you save more battery life when your phone is idling. Also, all apps have been update to the latest versions such as LMT Pie Laun

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Alliance ROM V9 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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For this week’s ROM of the week, check out latest Alliance ROM V9 for your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 or SGH-i777.

Alliance ROM V9 now ships with an updated Alliance ROM Custom Settings that will allow you to fully customize almost every single color on your phone in real-time.  Also you now get 11 lockscreen options including the ability to customize some of them including change background image and extra options.   And for those of you new to this ROM, don’t forget to enable the lockscreen torch and music skip buttons, certainly a necessity for custom ROMers.

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Biftor ROM V12 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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Probably one of my favorite custom ROMs all-time, Biftor has now released V12 of his Biftor ROM for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and SGH-i777 users.

Packing Android 4.1.2 TouchWiz-based along with Jeboo kernel (that’s super fast), latest Biftor ROM is faster than ever, all the while bring you perfected Biftor ROM Control so you can control every detail of your Galaxy S2 down to the colors of your text on the status bar.

While many S2 ROM developers are moving away to Galaxy S3 or even S4, Biftor ROM has been continually developing for S2 users so you can enjoy the latest t

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ParanoidAndroid ROM v3.99 for T-Mobile Galaxy S2! [Android 4.3]

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ROM of the week, check out latest ParanoidAndroid ROM version 3.99.

Based on latest Android 4.3, the latest ParanoidAndroid ROM brings you all your favorite ParanoidAndroid features like HALO floating notifications, ParanoidAndroid Hybrid Settings, PIE Controls, and more.

Of course, this is still a “beta” ROM so I don’t recommend it as daily driver but if you want to bac

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Android 4.3 SuperNexus ROM for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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For this week’s ROM of the week for the Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 and SGH-i777 models, check out latest Android 4.3-based SuperNexus ROM.

The latest SuperNexus ROM v3.0 will give you near 100% pure Google Android 4.3 experience with no additives.  This isn’t the most customizable Android 4.3 ROM out there but it certainly is the one that’s going to give you near stock-like experience as if you had a Google Nexus phone like the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4.

The SuperNexus ROM does pretty well, pretty stable except some minor issues like stock browser flickering (

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Resurrection Remix ROM v4.0.5 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/GT-i9100G/SGH-i777]

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For this week’s ROM of the week for the GT-i9100, GT-i9100G, and SGH-i777, check out the latest version 4.0.5 of Resurrection Remix ROM.

XDA Developer WestCrip has returned to development scene (after months of absence) to bring you a totally “resurrected” version of Resurrection Remix ROM.

Resurrection Remix ROM comes with full AOKP ROM Control Settings (from MR1 Milestone 2),

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AOKP ROM MR1 Milestone 2 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/GT-i9100G/SGH-T989]

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 ROM of the week on the international GT-i9100, GT-i9100G, or T-Mobile SGH-T989, check out latest AOKP MR1 Milestone 2.

I know some of you swear by AOKP (and probably your daily driver) and if you haven’t updated to the latest MR1 Milestone 2, it’s time to get some more cool features and more performance for your phone.

The latest AOKP MR1 Milestone 2 features new stuff like Ribbons under ROM Control Settings, that allow you to add more ribbon shortcuts to literally everywhere on your phone. You can see our

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How To Install GT-i9100 ROM on AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777!

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There’s always been a way to run GT-i9100 ROMs on AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 but there’s a really easy way now simply by flashing kernel and modem.

This will work on any GT-i9100 ROMs that are TouchWiz-based and on Android 4.1.2.

Step 1. Download the SGH-i777 modem and Jeboo Kernel:

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Omni ROM with Android 4.4.2(*NEW*) KitKat for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-i777]

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 ROM of the week for GT-i9100 and AT&T S2 SGH-i777 users, check out Omni ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat.

UPDATE: There’s new update to Android 4.4.2, everything is nearly the identical except update to Android 4.4.2.

Last week we saw a beta build of CM11 ROM for AT&T Galaxy S2 with camcorder not working. Well, Omni ROM has everything working out of the box for both AT&T Galaxy S2 and GT-i9100 finally!

Omni ROM is super-smooth and fast, really putting together a great Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM with a slight custom

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How to Root Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1/4.1.2!

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For those of you who want to root your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 on Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 or Android 4.1.2, here’s how to do it easily using a custom kernel.

This rooting process is pretty safe to do, does not erase anything on your phone, it just installs a custom kernel (which comes with a custom recovery) and we root the phone using SU binary and Superuser app.  That’s it!

Step 1. Turn your Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 off.  Then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 3 seconds until you see the warning screen.

Step 2. Hit Vo

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How to Root Jelly Bean/ICS/GB on T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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So, here’s an updated method on how to root your T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, this root method will work on both Gingerbread, ICS, and Jelly Bean. (Works on all Android 2.3.4,2.3.5,4.0.3,4.0.4,4.1.1,4.1.2)

*Note – This method is for Windows only, Heimdall does not support T-Mobile Galaxy S2. *Note2 – This method also works for SGH-T989D

UPDATE: This root method works regardless of Android OS version, works on Jelly Bean.

Step 1. First, plug in a micro-USB cable from your T-Mobile Galaxy S2 to your computer then hold down Volume Up, Volume Down, and the

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How to Root Galaxy S2!

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If you want to take the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone, you will surely want to root it as you can get cool things like free wifi tethering, overclocking your phone’s CPU, make complete backup of your ROMs and more.

For Mac OSX, you can use Heimdall instead of ODIN, please see How to Use Heimdall for OSX Video.

This is for Gingerbread ONLY, for ICS root method, see How to Root Galaxy

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WizzKat ROM for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100!

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For this week’s Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 ROM of the week, do check out WizzKat ROM.

UPDATE: There’s a new version, CLICK HERE to see it instead of this one!!!

Based on Android 4.1.2 (off Neat ROM base) TouchWiz, WizzKat ROM brings you up to speed with its own Note 3 UI/icons/features including Note 3-styled dialer, toggles, calculator, and some more.

Other notable features include S4-themed multi-window bar (with all-apps enab

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