Omni ROM with Android 4.4 KitKat for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100!

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For those of you who have been waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat ROM, you can definitely try out the latest Omni ROM, which comes with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Omni ROM is a “preview” ROM and video replay is not working on this ROM so I do not recommend it as a daily driver.  BUT, you can easily make a backup ROM before installing this ROM, try it out, then restore your ROM.

Other than video replay not working, Omni ROM has everything working out of the box including data (to get data working, make sure you put your APN for your carrier!!!), wifi, bluetooth, etc…etc…

With this ROM, you will be able to get a taste of what’s coming with Android 4.4 KitKat and it is pretty darn smooth/faster than Jelly Bean ROMs.   Definitely give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

If you do not know what KitKat is all about, check out our Top 10 KitKat Features first.


Download Omni ROM for Galaxy S2 GT-i9100

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

Please follow How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on Galaxy S2!

Note: This ROM does not have root enabled by default but you can easily enable it for adb & apps in Developer options.  If you do not know how to do this, see this video.

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!


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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  • Mike

    kind of good, but the network is constantly on the minimum position, and eats battery very much

  • Kyle

    Looks promising … but think I’ll wait for a stable kitkat build, where everything works straight outa the box.

    Sticking with Bifter V12 till then 🙂

    • ajax

      Sticking with Bifter V12 till then??

      V14’s the go

      • Kyle

        ajax says what now? Link please …

        • slasher1986

  • Ahmad

    Hi Max, in this rom there is no foders or files like the media, music, download, etc etc.
    flashing this rom erase every thing in the phone??!!

    • Mozafar

      Did you install the Gapps as well? Because if you haven’t that could be a reason why

      • shaud76

        How to install gapps on after installed omini rom???

  • Muhammad Asif

    hy …. i updated my galaxy s2 to kit kat 4.4 omni rom ann i want to back my jelly bean 4.1.2 so how can i do this please help me.

  • jannie

    hi max, there is no root option under dev options for this omnia rom (kit kat). the link you have above for rooting shows how to root for CM10.

  • erwin

    Same problem with the network. It always at the minimum position and also i have problem with the video player. I can’t any video and it closed sometimes. Battery is good. I didn’t drains my batt. but over all, its good rom. Still waiting for the stable.

  • DroidShout

    Can’t go back to another rom after I flashed it, is there a workaround?

  • Tony

    I spent some time and got everything working, except one big thing…making and receiving calls. The call goes through but neither party can hear the other. Anyone have any ideas? I really like this ROM, but if the phone does not work, that is a showstopper.

  • DroidShout

    How is everyone going back to other roms? Im stuck on Omni and can’t flash nothing. And I can’t flash thru odin because my phone doesn’t get recognized, its a problem with the usb port on my phone.

    • jannie

      Try to install a previous (Jellybean) ClockworkMod/Kernal from a zip file on your SD card.

  • Mozafar

    Hey max,
    I tried to flash the cwm and that went well, but I made a mistake not controlling if the download of the rom succeeded. And it hadn’t so I was left with only the cwm and my phone will not boot anymore. Please help me out. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Miguel Morão

    I cant find any option on the developer about root.
    Please update your post with how you get root.

  • Vee

    Please help, i flashed this and i lost everything, it cannot find no ZIP files, doesn’t find my SD card, i cant do anything , the phone wont start up or anything. I cant even connect to ODIN as it wont pick my phone, PLEASEE HELLP I have no phone…. 🙁

    • Mozafar

      Same problem here

    • Gary

      Try rebooting your phone into recovery mode by holding your power volume up(maybe up and down) and your home keys. Make sure your usb is unplugged

  • Leonardo

    Hello I’m from Brazil, and for some time I go to the site here, as the room I am finding it very good indeed! Being really honest I’ve always had some small problems with the rooms here I installed the site, small bugs that although they always showed compensatory installation, Now that the kitkat, I’m really impressed, so far at least, did not have any bug in my GT-I9100 and also having so far, great battery performance, in addition to the cell to be easy running all applications, both native and those installed, now really only have one thing that I still can not do: root access, so I request that the existing provision for I have seen here on my phone.

  • Leonardo

    Although thoroughly study the video that explains how to access root in CM10, I could not do the same in this room, even managed to enable the developer but have not found the option to enable access this menu, so I’m still floating here, if can help me in this matter thank, hug.

  • haki

    hey E:Error in /emmc/
    (status 7)
    installation aborted
    help me

    • Gary

      extract the Omni. open the binary script file somewhere in the META-INF folder. remove everything before the word “mount”. remember before you save to create a backup somewhere else. save, archive all as zip file. retry installation. remember you must use the cwm that max shows us.

      • exxo

        Removing the header of the META-INF could be dangerous if the new ROM doesn’t match the device.

        It’s better to flash a compatible kernel before flashing the rom.

  • Amby

    Max and everyone. i have this heated argument with a friend who thinks he knows everything about kernels and recoveries. I’ve heard max mentioned that the recovery is part of the kernel in GT-I9100, i’ve searched the web thoroughly but can’t find any article to support that. My friend claims no recovery is part of any kernel, that they are completely separate entities. Pls fellow GT-i9100 users, i need more facts…..

    • spider

      You do get recoveries built into kernels, when you flash a kernel it changes the recovery image for the one built into the kernel, if if doesn’t change the recovery image then the recovery image in the kernel is the same version as the one currently installed!

  • zahari

    sure you will face this trouble because this is still early testing/unofficial build….so there will be many bug error in this rom….before this i have install unofficial cm11/kitkat rom ….and have face bug like sdcard won’t unmount(u cannot install zip and restore backup rom if this happen) i have lost all my file when this happen. if this happen u need to find jellybean cwm kernel and flash with odin….and install cm roms or other stable rom with cwm don’t forget to flash gapps too….it should boot again …. gudluck

  • omar

    awesome rom but can u tell me how to take screenshot of screen ?

    • mike

      Im also trying to figure that out. Please let me know if you find anything. Thanks

      • Kush4l

        zahari says:
        November 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

        take screen shot on kit kat 4.4 rom….. press volume down + power button… press this button together at same time

        Zahari is right. Hold the two buttons for about 1 second and the screenshot will appear in your gallery. 🙂

  • Mike

    please help me, the problem started with the microphone, when i turn on the loudspeaker, microphone starts working, as disconnect , does not work . They can not hear me

  • zahari

    take screen shot on kit kat 4.4 rom….. press volume down + power button… press this button together at same time

    • Kush4l

      That is totally correct. Make sure you press both buttons at the same time and hold them for about 1 s. The screenshot will appear in your gallery. 🙂

  • adi

    This rom looks so nice, but I’m having trouble with my keyboard on galaxy 2, it doesn’t work.

    I’ll be waiting for new updates.

  • johan


    I have installed a newer version. It worked.

    The only problem I cant save / download / view files.
    Only in a rooted fileviewer.

    Someone has the same probs? And my FM radio is not there…

  • Mike

    please help me, the problem started with the microphone, when i turn on the loudspeaker, microphone starts working, as disconnect , does not work . They can not hear me , HOW TO FIX THIS PROBLEM ?

  • m_awadi

    Does it work on GT-i9100G as well ?

  • Gary

    Has another version of this been released to us to be usable on my SGH-i777 yet?

  • Kush4l

    I’m loving it on my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100. Don’t care much about the video replay. I know the bug should be fixed eventually. However, I am missing just a few features that I used to have on PACMAN Rom on 4.2.2 e.x cascaded settings, PIE Control, different reboot modes when holding the power button; not very consequent since there are work arounds. Besides that it works great. Faster than any other ROM I have used before. My friends on higher end phones as the Samsung Galaxy S3 are feeling jealous. 🙂

  • jd

    They now have an official in ROM for the i777. I have the straight talk 959g and it runs very smooth

  • Dilip


    After flashing OMNI rom on my galaxy S2, Mobile internet is not working. There was no APN settings by deafult. When I try to add manually for VODAFONE and save, It does nothing. Please help.

    • jd

      For i9100 or i777? When I flashed omni an were available but if it doesn’t give you the option use apn shortcut app from play store and it should work

  • ashik

    worst rom i ever saw…guys plz dont try it..its not good for our s2 🙁

  • mido66

    landscape don’t work in galaxy s2 GT I9100G

    no debug mode

  • john

    Currently using revolt 4.5 build running 4.3.1, rom is good but anyone here knows how to set my external sd card as the default path? Im on my way flashing the rom. Help

  • beka

    i am still not able to install apps which use SD card… can anyone has the same problem???

  • jish

    i can’t install any games like subway suurfer, here my water etc…it gives error that could not install in usb storage or in sd card…..pls help me

  • lakshan

    bro can i use this rom for shw250s s2 any call??

  • anass

    my phone doesn’t dettect the sim cart when i do this rom or the nightly rom :(( is there any suggestions please ?

    • Gary

      I would just resart the phone. If that doesn’t work try booting to recovery and wipe cache and dalvik cache. Boot the phone normal. If it doesn’t work you may need to reinsert your sim card. If those ideas don’t work its beyond me. Hope this helps though.

  • fafa drew

    hi max i have a problem in this rom my galaxy s2 gt-i9100 has not become rooted after i flash this rom what will i do i cant see my cmw to flash another rom! please help me.,…..

  • salman

    don’t waste time downloading this one honestly I found it good and stable but when it comes to installing apps that are over 30mb it just crash even if you try with other apps doesn’t work and there is no folder of ( My files) so u can’t find it
    Crash & crash I regretted

  • G8

    I have successfully installed Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on my samsung glaxy s2, but i have someproblems:
    1. I cant open galery. it allways says that program has been stopped
    2. I cant connect phone with PC by USB cable!

    What should i do?

  • Francis

    By far this is one of the most stable for galaxy s2.. I know you have problems before but after many updates only a few to none of them remains.. I suggest that you give this rom another chance and a review 😀

  • irfan

    after installing kitkat on my s2 i can’t able to enter into the recovery mode. please tell me how to solve this

  • dont knnow

    Does anyone know how to switch between usb modes (mtp/ptp) i know mass storage is disabled but i cant get it to PTP.