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 including custom transition animations, custom status bar, custom power menu, and lots lots more.

Overall, I would definitely have to say BeanStalk ROM is the best Android 4.4.2 custom ROM “right now”. This probably will change as we go on but so far, this is my favorite Android 4.4.2 custom ROM so definitely give it a test drive this weekend and do let me know what you think!

Download:

Download BeanStalk ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100

Download BeanStalk ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

Download Android 4.4.2 Gapps (DO NOT USE OLDER 4.3 or 4.4 Gapps you will FC!!!)

For GT-i9100, Please follow How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on Galaxy S2!

For SGH-T989, BEFORE INSTALLING, UPGRADE your CWM Recovery to latest version by downloading the zip and installing with your CWM recovery:

Download and install CWM Recovery 6.0.4.3 for KitKat custom ROMs (ONLY FOR SGH-T989!!!)

Credits – GT-i9100SGH-T989 <— Please donate to the developers of these ROMs or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extras!

Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player use with Dolphin browser)

DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (uninstall existing Gallery app using Titanium Backup app then install this!)

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

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  • Dennis L

    So I’ve installed it and for some reason, the keyboard and back button refuses to work.

    • Dennis L

      Okay so the Android Keyboard (AOSP) doesn’t work but I’ve disabled it and am using the Google Keyboard now.

  • Jason

    I flashed this ROM and it works fine, but only for about 10 minutes at a time, after which it automatically reboots. Any ideas on how I can remedy this problem? I would really like to use this ROM! (I have the T-Mobile S2, previously running Jedi Mind Trick JB7 without any problems.)

  • Dennis L

    Only thing not working for me still is the video recording. At first I figured I didn’t need it (when using CM11) but I figure it’s good to have when you need it. Was it noted that video recording is not working or am I the only one have this problem with video recording?

    • wvuravens-fan

      Video recording work on V205 of this rom. It takes about 3-4 seconds to start. Also you can try removing the gallery apps and replacing them with the old gallery2.apk from a 4.3.1 rom. Search xda about this it is a known issue/solution.

      • Chris Q

        I just downloaded the Magix camera app….both the camera and video camera work in high quality!!!

  • Steve

    Be sure to format cache in mounts and storage before installing to avoid issues like aosp keyboard not working and other weird quirks.

    • Dennis

      Thank you, worked beautifully!

    • ANDRES

      what do you mean to format cache and storage mounts because having same issues as dennis please explain thank you

    • ANDRES

      never mind figured out what you wrote and worked thank you

  • rex

    fonts remain small even though ive set it to large and huge and rebooted my fone
    any ideas anyone?

    • Vimal Raj

      Are you trying to merely increase the font size or the display size as a whole. If its the latter Change the LCD density at Beanstalk Options-> Misc->Custom LCD density

  • Mudassir

    Hello , for t989 its a totally bug free , or any bug still present

    Thanks

    • wvuravens-fan

      Very stable, almost completely but free.

      • wvuravens-fan

        Sorry almost completely bug free

  • Lalit

    The Nova Launcher that comes built in the ROM can not be uninstalled even with the Titanium Backup. I know there would be some solution but not available to me so far.

    • wvuravens-fan

      Navigate to the system folder and delete the apk. You need a root explorer.

      • Lalit

        Thanks a lot. I managed to do it with root explorer.

        • Richie

          link2sd will work also

    • dacadman

      Try using root uninstaller, its in the app store. When done, it says uninstal failed for some reason but it uninstalls.

    • john

      root app delete works where Titanium Backup doesnt .. 🙂

  • foz

    Just put it on today and will give it a try…

  • Garry

    Links aren’t working 🙁

  • Garry

    Links aren’t working for T989 🙁

  • Chris

    I test drove it on my T989 last week I liked it, nice fast silky smooth GR8 rom, but cant take videos and issues with Bluetooth, and battier life sux. spent more time on charger then in my pocket, I also had issues with installing was getting message in TWRP fixed by updating TWRP to V2.6.1.0 after that install went smooth, not a lot of help in forum for that rom, main issue with Bluetooth was in the car worked GR8 first time after that would not connect, Other then that its a very nice rom but with only 4 to 5 hr’s of battier life not a DD

    • Dennis L

      yeah I thought I was the only one experiencing the loss of battery life with this ROM, everything is working fine though. Might have to go back to CM11 for the time being since that was doing well for me and the battery life.

      • Steve

        Try installing Android Tweaks 2, helps with battery life and other performance issues,
        also make sure ‘location’ is turned off, that sucks juice like crazy.

  • Shakeel Akhund

    hi
    unable to update as per above methods, it is showing me error status 7 installation aborted.
    My phone model is samsung galaxy s2 gt-i9100 , Requesting you to help me in this regard at asap.
    Thanks

    • Hosein

      ya have to update your CWM recovery , use the links at the top of the page

  • julian

    the apps wont install. they just keep saying installing what should i do

  • Joe

    can someone please give me the step of how to install this on t989 I am new to this thanks in advance

  • Spaniolo

    I install with no problems, I already had updated the CMW to 6.0.4 with jedi mind trick and all i did was the system wipe and format cache in mounts and storage, flash the room and gapps and it worked right away, camera a bit slow but it takes pictures even from within whatsapp it works well, but the video function does act weird,looks like it records but when playing all is all gibberish color dots. My main problem is titanium back up, it keeps freezing when trying to restore anything. it tells me something about update binary and entering a code in shell… and i don’t have the time to wrap my mind about how to learn to do that. I played with it for about 8 hours, it is prett cool and it has more customizations that I know what to do with, however I can not change the fonts only the size and the ring tones I could not figure how to get my own, soo.. I am going back to Jedi mind trick V7 I have used that for the last two months as DD and except for minor glitches once in a while it works great. i get more functionality for my needs with jedi mind trick.
    Thanks for the hard work putting this together. I will try future Roms as they come available specially if they are touchwiz based and report how it goes on my T-mobile SGH-T989. Thank you!!!

  • Spaniolo

    this is what I got:
    Error
    Busybox works but the “su”command does not elevate to root. There is something wrong with your “su”binary and or superuser app.
    Please try to root your device again (possibly with different methods/ tools) or check with your Rom provider.

  • Ahmad

    Hi, why all the new roms cannot detect the external sd card.. I had backed up everything at it, bug I cant import it.
    Please help

  • Callum Weaver

    Hi There!

    No matter what rom running kitkat, or recovery using the sdcard1 / sdcard2 navigation, i cannot access my internal storage. It works on cm 7 to 9 though

    Any help would be much apprieciated

  • Jay

    much better thanl omni!! everything works fine but font size cannot be changed. stable, smooth and reasonable battery life.

  • Jesus B

    Is it just me having this problem or does anybody else have problems when using the camera and gallery? Every time I open the gallery it seems to reboot after like 3 secs of using it also so far all Roms that have tried with KitKat doesn’t let me see my own videos that I had saved on a SD card I never had this problem running jellybean any suggestions?

  • Messo

    Hi, i installed it in my Galaxy S2 but i got no service and a blank imei .
    and sometimes the service comes and go fast
    How i can repair it .

  • foz

    Had a day with this Rom on my S2. Battery holds up well (7:00am – 12:30am next day). No problems at all with any of the above problems. Cameras ok, gallery is ok. Even the mounting of the SD card is not an issue. (maybe you could re install this Rom if you do have these issues??) The only gripe that I have (and I’m complete novice with flashing Roms) is … I install most of my apps on the Ext SD card to free up space on my phone. I have on my mobile home screen a few folders with certain apps in. Upon rebooting the phone, The apps that are on my ext card but short “cutted” to a folder on my home screen disappear leaving empty blank folders. bit of a bugger as the only work around is to have these apps on the internal SD card…… Any suggestions??

    Thanks guys.. Foz

  • Johnny

    Hey guys,
    Can anyone help, i got caught in a boot loop with my t989. I was using Jedi mind trick JB7 before and I know how to get my phone back to Jedi mind trick JB7 and my phone can install other roms but it always gets a boot loop on this beanstalk rom. I have tried installing it with and without gapps and have used darkside super wipe but it keeps getting the boot loop. Does anyone know how i can get it to work?
    Thanks guys.

    • Jay

      try format system first then re-install

      • Johnny

        Thanks but i tried that already. I tried a lot of ways to install it and googled the problem but i guess i’m going to have to stick with JB7 till there is another Kitkat rom that works perfecty.

        • Jay

          that’s interesting…unfortunately my model is i9100, cant do any test to see what problem is.

  • mohombi

    i am gonna kick your ass max i am gonna kick your ass very very hard

    after i flashed this rom nothing is working i flashed another rom nothing working

    i was joking hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    very nice rom fast very good

  • Kripesh Shrestha

    I have flashed this ROM but did not find the Multi Window Option.

  • Mrugesh

    i’m facing (set_metadata recursive some changes failed status error 7) on my GT-i9100. :/

    please help.

    • Messo

      try to use the recovery CWM 6.0.4.3

  • Mrugesh

    i’ve tried various ways of editing the updater_script file but still facing the same.

    Please i can’t hold myself to get my hands on this ROM.
    Please help.

  • Lalit Kishore

    For me this rom has got better features but there is a problem with the wifi. It is unstable and it goes on and off. For my i9100, the problem has forced me to revert to cyanfox 2.01. for the time being.

  • Mrugesh

    ok Lalit, will give it a try to cyanfox rom, i hope i won’t be disappointed by the status 7 error again,
    and please give me the link of the current kernel you are using for your gt-i9100.
    i’m using (kernel siyah dorimanx v8.20)

  • Mrugesh

    Still facing the same error for cyanfox rom 🙁

    • Lalit Kishore

      install the latest recovery and try again. The error comes sometimes because of corrupt rom file. You can search this blog and you would also find ways to the solution to your problem. This is a very common error and I know there is a video on this on the same blog.

  • Leigh Glasspell

    — Installing: /sdcard/Beanstalk-4.4.200-20131222-i9100.zip
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Installing update…
    set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed
    E:Error in /sdcard/Beanstalk-4.4.200-20131222-i9100.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted
    Cannot get past this anyone have any ideas?

  • zelda

    Am I the only one facing problem with oveheated i9100 and battery showing 1% and not charging properly…?

    • mastaan

      hi Zelda

      if your kernel is ‘apollo beta2’ it’s a known bug

      • Zelda

        I use the one included in this ROM and it’s really strange behaviour.. It seems like some other users is facing the same issues as well. don’t know how to solve it.. I’m now on slimsaber and it runs really smooth on i9100..

      • Zelda

        huge battery drain is bad..

        • mastaan

          because I have some problems with this ROM, I’ll test slimsaber

          • Zelda

            yea just go for it, great batterylife an no FC at all. I’m also waiting for resurrection remix-release for i9100..

    • chris

      same problem here also, very bad battery life and very slow to charge. if the phone is on while charging then it will not be full even after 6 hours. and running a little hot

  • Diogo

    Hello, I have a GalaxyS2 i9100 and installed CWM 6.0.4.5 and then installed the 4.4.2 ROM Beanstalk, but wanted to change back to a CUSTOMROM JellyBean, already tried to install but gives error in CMW, How i do to install jellybean again, or install old CMW? Thank you

  • Erskine

    Battery life seems fine, and i can get to my extSD so no problem there. The only issues i have are the gallery issue, but i also had that on Revolt 4.3.1 so I’m not sure if its related. And my AOSP keyboard isn’t fully working (gesture typing) Any fixes? Thanks.

  • Xtgib

    Okay been running this ROM for about 5 days or so from what I can gather its pretty stable and runs very smooth. Camera and VideoRecording been working fine for the time being and battery life is decent at most but not the greatest. So far I have only had one major issue and one minor.
    The minor issue was on my first boot of the ROM and setting up the phone, normally I have all my contacts and apps(downloaded from playstore) synced with google but after the set up and when the phone started only my contacts synced onto my phone from google but all my synced apps were gone, wasn’t a big issue to say the lease because I always make sure to have a backup with titanium before installing a new ROM in case things like this happen.
    The major issue I found as of right now is with receiving calls, pretty much what happens is when on a call with someone and you receive another call, when you answer the incoming call while already in a call with someone else it stays with the person your already with on the phone with no way to switch to the person that had just called you. There is also issues with merging your calls which just ended up cutting off both people I was on the phone with.
    Has anyone have any issues like this before? This is the first time this has happened to me with any ROM so i’m not sure what I can do to fix it, and if there is a way to fix it please let me know!
    Thanks

  • JS-Essex

    that blue dot on the middle left side of the screen is really annoying (as it blocks part of the screen) under it, how can I get rid of it ?

    if I can’t then I’ll use Omni Rom instead as thats 4.4.2 as well

    • mastaan

      JS-Essex

      Go to your parameters and disable ‘Halo’

  • Leonardo

    Smooth running here on my GT-I9100, only identified a problem that is occurring when using the UC browser (it appears just a blue screen with white gradient), which no longer occurs when using the UC mini, and it bearable despite my preference for the first option of the browser.

  • kris

    To anyone having status 7 issue this is how I fixed mine
    Make sure your radio is updated to jellbean or above
    Update recovery
    Install beanstalk 4.4 and 4.4 gapps
    Install beanstalk 4.4.2 and and 4.4 gapps update for ROM
    Not sure if all this is necessary but it worked for me

  • krumple

    How do you put play store apk with Beanstalk multi window version for my t989

  • bps

    Installed perfectly. Works great. But one issue is that on the t989, the phone keeps randomlyrebooting. any ideas why this may be happening?

  • shane

    This ROM work fine the only issue is the video but I use a third party app. Other wise its perfect. I’m using it for 4days and never get any issues from it.

  • Paul

    Anyone know how to make the drop down tiles close with the back key, adding a custom background to the lock screen, multi window function, adding clock to tiles? Thanks

  • jeff

    Ive tried this rom for a day only because its not stable and the battery decharge very fast even though im not doing anything..

  • LP

    install made me lose my unlock on a 9100. any idea how to unlock again? The usual unlock apps aren’t showing up in playstore.

  • els

    Thanks for this ROM!

    This looks so NEAT!(I9100)

    Couple problems I’ve encountered so far:
    – Unable to reduce font size
    – Random FC on when there’s a notification thru HALO. I had to reboot the phone.

  • krumpler

    So far beanstalk multi-window is badass smooth operations sick features thanks DEV you rock!! Galaxy s2 T989 from tmobile

    • Paul

      Krumpler did you install multi-window on this rom BeanStalk ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S2! [GT-i9100/SGH-T989]?
      If so can you please point me where I can download it? Thanks Paul

  • krumpler

    No i dont think you can for kit-kat 4.4.2 my post here was suppose to be on beanstalk multi-window ROM forum sorry for confusion

    • Paul

      no sweat. thanks for writing back. I was using the beanstalk with multi window but thought I would upgrade to this one and didn’t realize it does not have the mutli window option.

  • krumpler

    Lol no prob i had 4.4.2 and did not care for it so I backtracked haha later bro

  • Lopes

    My GT-i9100 is running well with 4.4, but after having beanstalk installed my proximity sensor is not working properly. When i reboot, proximity sensor is off. Then, if i lock the screen it turns on and takes a long time to turn off again (only turns off with the screen unlocked, and after several minutes). I googled it. Many users points to Viber as an issue but is not the case for me.

    I would appreciate any help.

    Tks

    • Lopes

      Reboot with (volume up+home+power) and wipe davik cache solved the problem.

  • zelda

    So once again I´m asking why I face the problem with overheated i9100 and abnormal battery drain on this ROM. really strange as I wiped EVERYTHING that can be wiped. I´ve tried 2 times and diffrent kernel as well but same result. other 4.4.2 ROM´s works as a charm. Any idea?

  • Erskine

    Is there a fix for the gallery reboot issue?

  • Shawn

    I installed the ROM on my T-mobile S2. So far so good. The only issue I run into is: I can not delete empty home screens. According the manual:

    To remove a home screen on Android 4.4 KitKat, simply remove all the icons and widgets from a home screen that you want to delete as the launcher automatically deletes any empty home screens.

    In my case, the empty screen stays there – is it a bug?

  • Shahid

    As described in your review this ROM is working Perfectly on my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 !
    Immediate impressions are very fast and responsive, have kept it for the last 3 – 4 days now. No plans on switching just yet, unless something better comes along!

    Overall Rating: 10/10!!

  • Apoorv Karpathak

    Hi, the rom is working absolutely fine for me but i have this one problem in the camera app the stock version of kitkat supports HDR but i couldnt find that option anywhere in the camera app is there any other way. I checked the play store but it has all lame apps

  • Messo

    hi,
    it’s working just fine for me but i get a problem with google now cards,
    when i add the google now widget it’s showing google now is not available.
    any help plz !!

  • Tech

    Shit ROM. Major battery drainage.
    Phone gets very hot and loses power faster then you can charge it!
    I’m not gonna trust you anymore Max. Looks like you did not even tried it out!

  • afk

    nice rom but problem with cam stock . battery drain . i dont like browser

  • afk

    nice but sorrryyyy battery decharge

  • Erskine

    Still can’t find a fix for the gallery reboot issue. Can SOMEONE help me out?

  • Xtgib

    This ROM still needs a lot of work, going back to like RR Rom until a more stable 4.4 kitkat rom comes out

  • Karthik T

    Functionally good, however I am having bad battery, 3rd time I am charging my GT-i9100 so far.. Particularly Google plus and its linux process is hogging <=50% of CPU at times.. Even otherwise, the CPU is awake a lot, device quite hot..

    note- <=1 day of experience so far

    Default keyboard swyping not working, so reverted back to swype, even tho it is a bit laggy at times

    Also it hangs for seconds sometimes when it is waiitng for Superuser permission or something

    • Karthik T

      Compass is erratic/non-functional
      Status bar brightness control works even if I turn it off

  • mastaan

    A new version is available since yesterday (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2580489)

  • Karthik T

    Force closed and Disabled Google+, a bulk of my battery drain is gone. Phone actually cool to touch on occasion.

    • Karthik T

      Minor – Song name on Apollo lockscreen UI doesnt change with the song sometimes (the art and misc do)

      • Karthik T

        Data connection sometimes is unstable and need to toggle airplane mode or reboot to fix

  • John

    I don’t understand why someone would release a rom that isn’t fully functional. either get it right the first time or why bother. “We just released a new rom oh but the so and so does not work” Next time you buy something, how would you feel if they told you that it does not work 100% out the box. I read all the post of ppl asking for help and no answers. Is this a forum for help or ppl bs’in? All I see is ppl waiting for answers. Where is the “Max” or the authors to reply to some of these issues. Jeez!

    • DrZer0

      So True John! This is the worst, should have never been released, this ROM is riddled with bugs – Whoever reads this save yourself the grief and if you want a ROM that is virtually bug free with the exception of the video camera , go and try out CyanogenMod 4.4 KitKat, it’s smooth and has great battery life.

      • krumpler

        What do you expect for a free rom

        • DrZer0

          All the ROMS are free, so we expect them to work

  • Daniel

    So I installed the ROM like normal and when I reset my phone all I get is the Beanstalk 4.4+ startup. I tried going back to recovery mode and it went but no menu. Any Ideas on what this could be? I’ve installed many ROMs before and this is the first time this has happened to me. I have CWM 6.0.4.3 like it said and everything. I wiped the cache and everything. I’m at a lost.

    • Mastaan

      Hi Daniel
      Flash CWM with Odin

      • Daniel

        Nothing happened. Thanks though

        • mastaan

          Strange, I had the same problem and reinstall CWM worked.
          Normally, as you have access to download mode, you can reinstall the CWM
          Try to download another CWM

  • DrZer0

    Don’t waste your time with this ROM, if you want KitKat use CyanogenMod 4.4, it’s flawless and runs smooth, a good daily driver…

    • mastaan

      CyanogenMod 4.4, it’s flawless and runs smooth, a good daily driver…
      This is true, but it is ugly this rom!

      • AmoBosy

        This rom its very smooth on my phone. Everything work great.

        • foz

          Agree with you dude. have tried CyanogenMod 4.4 but have put this Rom back on. I have had NO ISSUES at all once I put the apps on the internal SD card.

  • Airton

    I couldn’t get google play store and services running on this ROM. I tried many times reinstalling ROM itself and many versions of GAPPS lite, stock and so… but couldn’t get this to work.

    I restored my backup and get back to my 4.1.2 stock version of ICS, since I am using this for a long time ago I really look forward to change this rom.

    I really enjoy the fact of having FM Radio working on my phone and many of those custom rom’s doesn’t come with.
    Any suggestion for a good daily ROM with FM Radio working out of the box??

    Thank you!

    • Mokopa

      Try: the following Jelly Bean Roms
      1.Snapdragon rom v1.3.1
      2. ROMS4 v1.6
      3 S2ROMS4 (recommended)

  • tiago

    The photosphere gives to install this rom? I am not succeeding

  • Karthik T

    Wanted to confirm that after disabling Google+ as I meantioned earlier, the battery usage now is above average of the optimum but only just a little, and it is quite managable, it is otherwise quite snappy.

  • Prajith

    Hi,
    Is there any way to update this ROM… new fixes are available now… and dont want to flash the entire ROM again… Can anyone help me out on this…. there is a GOOManager app where we can check for updates…But it does not detect any new updates…

    Can any1 help me out on this?? TIA 🙂

    • Vimal Raj

      #Following. Someone kindly help!

      • Prajith

        i think i found out… just install the zip… i mean the new update without doing any wipe(factry reset or dalvik or cache)

  • utsav

    The best 4.4 rom till now

  • Sai Mike

    i install Bean Stalk Roms
    GTI 9100
    i install Viper4audio
    why i have not access to SU super user

  • smallBrains

    Installed the Bean 205 build (Jan 9, 2014) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2580489
    Used “Android Tweaker 2” to enable a balanced performance/battery plan and have an excellent experience and battery life upto 36hrs. Used to be around 20 – 24 hrs with the i9100 standard rom.
    Great stuff!

  • Akshit Topiwala

    I am having a hard time with this rom my device reboots every 10 seconds after the first boot and setup of it I am using t989 and it acts up like crazy. it drains a lot of battery from the device and right now i had to turn off my device as i dint want to see it boot every 10 seconds

  • Shane

    hi, I have a cyanogenmod 4.4.2 on my t989 the Kernel is 3.0.101-Alpine and all works fine out the box. never have any problem with it, everything works including video camera. one of the problem I think people is having with some of the gApps is that they are downloading the ones that are not sign, people make sure the gApps that you are downloading are mark sign or them won’t work. like most of us on here I’m trying out some ROM and I never find any that I like, somewhere somehow they all fell short of something,

  • Quinton

    Battery life is great have about 14 to 15 hours battery life between charges,haven’t run into any issues after 6 days of use

    • Vimal Raj

      Can you please elaborate on your usage. In terms of on screen activity time and network. Also please mention the settings if any exclusively set.

      • Quinton

        Hi sorry for the late reply,sync and location on ,Ingress for about an hour a day,use it as my work phone about 10 calls a day SMS and whatsapp every 30 min or so

  • mohombi

    now its 2 weeks there is no roms for galaxy s2 why why why i want note 3 rom

  • AbouAymen

    Battery life is great up of 24H ;), everything works
    I confirm This ROM is one of the best 4.4 rom till now

  • Mark

    I like the Rom. The only problem I’m having is it keeps rebooting every 5 minutes. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I’ve done all the wipes. Any one have any ideas? Thanks in advance!!

    • Mark

      Forgot to add I’m using sgh-t989/ t-moble

  • Vimal Raj

    Need to update. Please show a method to update without flashing again.

  • Matt

    I tried installing and it says something to the effect of: looking for radio (such and such version or newer) After not finding it, the installation aborts…

  • Chris Q

    HEY GUYS AND GIRLS,
    I GOT EVERYTHING GOING JUST FINE. THIS IS THE SECOND CUSTOM ROM I’VE INSTALLED ON MY GALAXY S2 T989.

    I JUST WAS WONDERING IF THIS SYSTEM STILL ALLOWS ME TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT???

    P.S. IT USED TO BE THE HOME AND POWER BOTTONS TOGETHER BUT THAT NO LONGER APPLIES!!!
    PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN….THANKS ALL

    • foz

      settings – beanstalk options – power menu – + (screenshot). you then just hold the power button until the menu shows up. hit screen shot and you done 🙂

  • Prajith

    how is the latest build….jan 20 build..anybody tried it ???

    • CADman

      Where would I find that january 20th build? I would like to try it out.

    • Paul

      Where did you see a Jan 20 build? All I see when I download is an old one. If you can direct me to this new build I will load it and test. Thanks Paul

  • JohnyCoolBeanz

    updated TRW,installed rom no issues ..runs fast and smooth..only question is can I get the BLN working for notifications on my T989 tMobile s2 version phone…I was running uber rom to have it ..tried to install it and not supported with this Rom ..any ideas?…I would like to keep this rom otherwise go back to MindTrick v8
    which was stable ..but not nearly as fast as BeanStalk
    thanks
    JCB

  • Otter

    No Motion settings or FM radio in 4.4.2?

    • Celes

      Don’t seem to find any settings for motion and i’ve tried installing few FM radio, does not seem to work tho.. I’ve used 3 different KitKat ROMs, none of it see, to have any of these functions (motion, FM radio, mounting sd card ) awaiting for an update or a now ROM

      • foz

        I think you’ll struggle to get a working FM radio (not internet one). Although I’ve had and used one on a stock Samsung Rom, I have been told that no one else has worked out how the chipset is set up to get one working on an S2. I am also looking for a FM radio for mine so if you ever get a working one, please post on this reply 🙂

        Foz

  • Chamanat

    How can i video call with this rom… i don’t mean wifi video calling but 3g video calling… thanks in advance!

  • Sudip

    Ok, so i have been using this ROM for a week now i have experienced certain issues
    1. When in the contact list you do not get the option to search.
    2. Apollo music player is a mess, it keeps getting hanged after about 15-20 min of play.
    3. The G Map do not work and keep displaying the message “Waiting For Location”.

    I have been disappointed with this ROM thing gonna switch back to JB with CM10.

  • alexbaeza

    this rom have multi-window??

  • JohnyCoolBeanz

    Seems Carbon 2Ghrtz Audio custom “Iam the Frost” Rom based on 4.2 seems Flawless with SimpleMobile rooted the Audio packages are very cool and the overClocking is stable,especially with the Uber kernel,It even allows “BLN” for us non LED T989 Hercules hardware,Ive flashed many roms and most new roms like kitkat are nice fast,but lack Hercules hardware drivers ,example: I really like the BLN,(back light Notification” aspect without the battery drain.Compiling a kernel is an option for kitkat or CM 11,but I’m not the person to compile such code.I’m little boggled why “Hercules” Roms are ported without BLN, truly frustrating to say the least.I need a phone to let me know notifications without the battery drain,which alternative apps do like “no led”
    Thanks Max for the info..but I’ll pass on any Roms that lack this aspect for the T989
    ~Cheerz

  • alex

    galaxy s2 t989 (Hercules) bugs:
    -oftentimes, when calling someone, or answering a call, a very strange warbling sound persists. only a reboot temporarily helps, as it happens again later (same thing happened on CyanogenMod 11)
    -video recording broken
    -Netflix videos will not load (similar issue with CM11, but Netflix itself would not load)
    -battery life is poor, and the occasional overheating
    -strange resolution issues with YouTube videos

    these are my bugs, can anyone help?

  • Ticho

    Have been using Beanstalk 4.4+ for 2 weeks now on my T989… ROM worked just fine until I used Android Tweaks 2 today. Tried the easy tweaks. Selected battery and safe tweaks!!!! Now stuck on boot screen… phone won’t start, SO MUCH FOR SAFE TWEAKS!!!
    Tried to wipe cache… NO LUCK!!
    Tried wipe dalvik cache… NO LUCK!!
    Tried factory reset… NO F”#¤¤% LUCK!!!!!!!!
    Stuck with a boot brick…
    Think I might go back to latest Samsung ROM with root to get full functionallity back… I am that pissed… tired of constantly having to adjust and modify!! Life is too f”#¤%& short…

    Other problems… camera app SUCKS, pictures are very poor quality even when all possible settings are tweaked… WIFI keeps turning itself on, about 10 seconds after i manually switch it off… photos app crashes half of the times…

  • Boris

    Hi. I installed ROM, everything works great except I cant connect phone to PC. USB debugging is on, tried several ports, different cables… still nothing… Please help 🙂

  • CADman

    Problem. Rebooted into clockworkmod and my phone is now stuck. It wont fully load up anything. It starts but then stops in the process. I’ve tried factory resetting, wiping cache, wiping dalvic cache, restoring my previous rom but they all stop midway into the process, big android in the background and half the process on the screen. I don’t know if it’s frozen or what but its been half an hour with no more movement. Does anyone know how to fix this?

    • Leslie

      That happened to me too.
      Just hold volume up, menu and power longer than usual- for about 30sec.
      It should get into clockworkmod recovery.

      I thought was phone had spoilt.
      Left it for 24hours charging before giving it a go one last time.

      Hope it works for you too.

  • Samir

    Its not clear how to install 4.4 kitkat to my galaxy s2

  • djalcapone

    Hello!

    Please Show HALO notice how moved I was to cross?

    Kernel for call recording?

    Excellent ROM!

  • vinicius

    so..i have this room instaled and CWM recovery 6.0.4.3
    but i want to move back to some touchwiz based rom with android 4.1.2
    what should i do?

  • Edgar

    Hi guys, the official cyanogenmod 11 with KitKat 4.4.2 is out for i9100 with very nice nightly builds. Everything works and battery life is incredible. Go and grab it from their website.

  • carlos cohn

    i did everything step by step “successfully” but when i reeooted it said SYSTEM UIDs INCONSISTENT….i hit IM FEELING LUCKY…and now google services keeps crashing and the UI is all weird and laggy. please help! thanks

    • carlos cohn

      camera crashes upon opening….gallery crashes upon opening…play store crashes upon opening….everything does!! just whatsapp works that i know of

      • carlos

        ok so i did a factory reset and beanstalk works perfectly BUT now i cant download apps beacause i get the 403 ERROR from google play consistently

  • gihan kanishka

    battery not charging…only heating…how can I solve this issue frndz…

  • Brett

    I just installed this ROM on my i9100. The ROM works great – love the interface, all my apps work, camera, video etc. The problem I am having is that Google Play services is crashing – this means that I have none of my google contacts and my email won’t sync with gmail app. Any help getting this working? Are other people also getting the same?

  • Brett

    I’ve installed the Gapps and it now all works great – thanks!

  • alabri

    Don’t all those customizations affect the device performance (speed, battery life…)

  • papa

    Hi,
    This is room is really good, except music effects is choppy, sounds I am not the only one have this problem. I’d like to return to MIUI, but after installing this ROM my phone just couldn’t back to MIUI. I’ll appreciate that of you could suggest me some solution. Thank you! 🙂

    Regards from Sweden,
    papa

    • papa

      Problem solved. I just installed a new kernel for installing MIUI. But choppy music problem is still there in 4.4, MIUI doesn’t have that issue.

  • Sufyan Samar

    I just installed this Rom and it is lagging too much, have I missed some trick because all the comments says its very smooth and fast.

  • charan

    phone is very much heating up while charging after flashing this rom….
    previous rom was fine while charging….

  • r3jt

    No GPS, bad video camera. A ROM can’t be worth moving to when it can’t support all core features of a device. But it’s free, right?

  • sasa

    hi,
    I dont have wifi working. it just search and cant find any network. wps also cant connect.
    thanks

  • Robb Elineil Paa

    my mobile data connection is not working. even if i enable it nothing happens. the sign on the signal bars that my mobile data is active dont show up

  • breakfreerut

    This page talks about the BeanStalk ROM with Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S2 but there is no download link for it. How can I download this?