AOKP ROM MR1 Build 3 for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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While we “still” wait for a good, stable ROM with multi-window on the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, we can explore some other cool alternatives such as the AOKP ROM MR1 Build 3.

One of the coolest ROMs on the planet, the AOKP ROM now has MR1 Build 3 for the T-Mobile Galaxy S2, and great news that this is an “official” version direct from the AOKP Team. Even some of the newer phones don’t have an official AOKP build, we should be thankful it is available on the Hercules.

With the latest AOKP ROM MR1 Build 3, you will lose Wifi Calling (as with all Android source-built ROMs) but you will gain the stability of “pure” Android OS plus the UI customizations ROM Control settings bring.

You can expect some awesomeness out of the latest MR1 Build 3, I’ve only been hearing good things about it and verified it myself. So, go knock yourself out this weekend with AOKP and see for yourself.

Download:

Download AOKP ROM MR1 Build 3

Download Gapps

For installation, “install from zip” Darkside SuperWipe (this will erase your settings, apps, etc… not your internal sd/sd card contents), then install ROM normally.  Don’t forget to install gapps otherwise you won’t have Play Store!!!

Credits – XDA <--- Please donate to developer of this ROM if you like it, thanks!

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  • Ted

    Are the any advantages to this AOKP when compared to CM 10.1?

  • AJ

    Google voice search keeps force stopping in every app..I’m gonna try to reinstall ROM..

    • Ted

      For that try updating Google in play storr . that should fix the problem 🙂

  • BoBo

    Finally , an excellent ROM. Everything works just fine. Thank you Max

  • Huy

    Awesome ROM, no problems here.

  • AJ

    Thanks Ted I updated and its fixed..

    • Ted

      Glad it helped 🙂

      Ive noticed AOKP ROM has way more lag then then the CM 10.1 that I’ve been running. I’m flashing back now.

      • AJ

        Yea i noticed a lot of lag in this ROM too so I switched back to liquid smooth.. is cm10 the same?

        • Ted

          I suggest cm10.1 over cm10.

          I have been using it as my d.d. since pre-alpha and not had any issues. Its now on nightlies but just as smooth as ever! Only issues are no WiFi calling, no tethering, and when recording videos the quality looks really grainy but during playback its perfect.

          Oh and like all 4.2.1 ROMs it has no photoshere …. Hopefully that will come soon though…

          • AJ

            Where can I find cm10.1

          • AJ

            NVR mind found it.. downloaded the 2013 version.

            • Ted

              2013 version of what?

              • AJ

                i downloaded nightly cm10.1

                • Ted

                  oh yeah that’s what I was suggesting, I thought you were referring to a 2013 version of Google apps… the most recent signes version I know of is 12/12/12.

                  anyway let me know what you think about CYANOGENMOD 10.1 🙂 rumor is that 4.2.2 is coming out soon but that is nothing more than a rumor as of now.

                  • AJ

                    I have installed cm10.1 and it is much better, not as laggy as this AOKP.. I installed camera jb+ to fix the camera issue. I will run this till 4.2.2 comes out.

                  • AJ

                    Are slow file transfer speeds to and from my class 10 memory card due to the custom ROM and lack of drivers? It takes forever to copy files from my computer to the phone internal memory or class 10 memory card.

  • Paddy Wong

    Will this ROM work on the SGH-T989D (Telus Canada) ?

    • Ted

      Yes, it is a t989 variant and there are no specific ROMs for just the telus version. In fact I currently have a telus radio flashed on my T-Mobile T989 to assist in eliminating the call echo I was getting on some other radios I used.

  • Steve

    the best JB ROM so far,i was using Slim-Star V2.2 but this one is more stable. no echo calling too.
    im using Holo Launcher instead the NOVA/default one (to me is a little better) and it comes with the lattest gapps 4.2.
    totally recomended!

  • Rudy

    Anybody experience slow charging with this ROM?

    • Steve

      Yes, but I’m using beta version of 4.2.2 and it’s better than this one, just released today from AOKP.

  • Norm

    t-mobile WiFi calling work?

  • keanu

    I installed this rom and now my phone will not boot into recovery at all, and I’ve tried everything… Reflashing clockworkmod, booting to it while its completely off; everything… Why is this happening?

    • Steve

      Try the old fashion way, volume up & rock down and power at the same time, then at the first vibration, release power until you go to save mode. Hope this helps.

      • keanu

        Thanks for the reply, I ended up just unrooting it back to gingerbread and reinstalling a ROM fresh…. Works fine now

  • TheDubMan

    Hey max, does this rom have custom DPI settings? I cannot find them anywhere.

  • Rob

    wifi tethering not working with this AOKP ROM…is CM10.1 the same?

    • Ted

      Yup. It seems to be a 4.2 issue.

      • Rob

        That’s too bad…tethering is a necessity for me…no other complaint aside from this one.

  • Andray

    I wasn’t able to install gapps i kept on getting “instillation aborted”? is there another way to get Google Play?

    • Ted

      Reboot into recovery, flash ROM, flash G apps, reboot.

      Is this what you did?

      • Andray

        yes i did that, but for some reason Gapps wont install, Rom installed fine and working fine but i dont have google play…:( any recommendations ?

        • Ted

          I would try downloading a new signed version of G apps. Drop it on your SD card, boot into recovery and flash that.

          Also have you tried Darkside superwipe?

          • Andray

            Awesome it worked this time!! Re downloaded Gapps and put it on External SD this time, flashed with no problems. Thanks

            • Ted

              NP! Glad it helped 🙂

  • Sunny

    Talk app was not working for me, specifically the person on the other side couldn’t hear me. I tried rebooting several times. Googled the problem but couldn’t find anything useful. Any suggestions?

    • Tito

      dial pad settings suppress other noises

  • Ron

    Google Vice Search not working and there isn’t any keyboard! Get the message that voice search has stopped working. I have rebooted several times and also removed the battery …. no help. Any ideas? I went back to build 1…..

    • Ted

      This is a common issue with AOKP and CM10.1

      The only thing you need to do to fix the Google voice is update it in the Play store. As for the keyboard I’m not so sure… you can always install one from Play. But I would suggest re-flashing G apps first.

      Whether you use CM10.1 or AOKP I think the benefits of 4.2.2 far out weight the bugs.

  • Steven

    I really like it but it have already gotten a couple of random reboots and it really eats up the ram but it does get good battery life. Any ideas to clear up those issues?

  • Rudy

    Ok,

    so I’ve given it a good whirl for the last day now. A few minor glitches: The camcorder records the video’s blurry, but playback is crisp and clear.

    secondly….um, don’t really know any other issues yet, still toying with it. So far I’m loving the jelly bean reliability

  • Tito

    is anyboy else having problems with the volume…music is very low and other ppl cant really hear me while we talk pls hepl. Other than that its the best ever VERY FAST!!!

  • betodeportes

    dsp manager our awesome beats?????….

    • Tito

      How about for the phona calls

  • betodeportes

    soy de chile latinoamerica funciona el 3g?

    • Tito

      Si lo que no funcion bn es el volumen

      • betodeportes

        hola, eres usuario de vtr?

  • Steven

    Random reboots! Any suggestions to cure this problem?

    • Andray

      Also getting random reboots

      • Steven

        Yeah I’ve ditched this rom already. Tried a couple of the nightlies and noticed I couldn’t send MMS.. Good try though. Using Galaxy ROM 4.99 now. So far so good.

        • Ron

          MMS works but you need to make sure wifi is turned off.

  • Tito

    is anyboy else having problems with the volume…music is very low and other ppl cant really hear me while we talk pls hepl. Other than that its the best ever VERY FAST!!! Pls help

    • Steve

      Yep, it looks so awesome having JB on our phone but I always find something wrong… Minor or big but there’s always something. I went back to ICS until something without issues . They’re getting better every day.

  • Cristobal

    Tengo varios problemas =( esta buenisima la ROM pero no puedo agregar mi cuenta de google, y no puedo grabar bien con la cámara, espero que puedas ayudarme, saludos!

    • Ted

      Estoy usando Google Translate, pero espero que esto ayude. asegúrese de descargar las aplicaciones de Google. todo formato y borrar cache transparente, clara Dalvik, entonces usted necesita para flash (instalar) la ROM e instalar el Google Apps. reinicie y no tocar durante 10 minutos

  • Musspell

    I just used super wipe and goodbye phone… 50$ at the technician because I don’t have a working pc right now…

  • Carlos

    hey, I flashed this rom last night and so far it works fine, I really don’t like the gallery and the contacts layout. I was researching in the xda site and the 4.2.2 version is already available, did anybody tested already, the comments in the site are pushing me to flash it and see it for my self, I just will like to know from any body here. Any way I will let you know tonight.

    Stay HI on Android……….

    • Steve

      4.2.2 it’s more stable, actually better but when you’re calling on the other line hear you like you’re talking under the water. So I suggest you not to.

      • Carlos

        Good to know, I downloaded it but I havent flash it, and by your recommendation I wont. Does any body know about the Jedi Jelly 5???

  • betodeportes

    alguien sabe si funciona el 3g de VTR con esta Room?? me interesa. la probe pero cmo no tengo el plan de datos no pude probar si funcionaba, la cambie por la CM9. saludos.

  • carl Antony

    installed AOKP MR1 EVERYTHING works awesome out the box no problem .. how to install :
    use TWRP
    WIPE /FACTORY RESET
    SYSTEM FLASH ROM
    FLASH LATEST G-APPS
    RESTART
    WAIT 10MINS
    REBOOT ..DONE ..!
    USB TETHER ALSO DOES WORK AM USING IT NOW…LOL also use Opera or Chrome browser only ones that work.

  • Brandon

    ROM is working great, but I’m having problems with messaging. I can open the app itself, but I can’t open any messages. It stops right when I try to. Any ideas? Should I just use a different messaging app?

  • Tony

    Great ROM…Anyone know how to delete or add desktop panels?

  • Brian

    Hey anyone have suggested steps for installing this ROM? I heard darkside superwipe messes up clockword mod. I’m currently using v5.0.2.6 CWM

  • RJ

    Cool ROM – I ran it for a few days and really liked it *but* my battery life went to less than half a day. I tried a complete factory reset hoping that would fix it but the battery life remained terrible. I’m usually cautious giving negative feedback concerning battery life because I realize with a new ROM; I’m spending a lot more time setting things up so gave it a few days of typical use before making my judgement. Another thing that happened is my call quality was severely impacted. People told me I sounded slurry and was difficult to understand. When I flashed back to my previous ROM the battery life and call quality issues went away.

  • Vic

    says wifi Authentication problem.. any fix?

  • eric

    Just what Brian said^ if you intall this and use darkside superwipe it will messes up clockword mod I can still backup my rom and flash backed up ROMs but flashing a new or different ROM won’t work ever since I used darkside super wipe what can I do to fix this?? I have clockwork v6.0.some other 2#

  • Ronen

    Ok , from what I read I like to install this Rom, but I am fairly new and lack you experience. How do I install, can you provide me a step by step guide ?

  • Ferdie

    my phone is suck on some blue red yellow and green X. can someone help please.

    • Gabriel Ignacio

      That blue, red, yellow, and green “X” is the bootscreen for AOKP MR1, by the way.

      ~boot into recovery (Hold volume up, volume down, and pwer keys for about 10 seconds. When the screen shuts off, let go of the pwer button, but keep hold of the volume rocker buttons until a short vibration occurs. Then you can remove your fingers and your custom recovery should boot up.)
      ~wipe data/factory reset (required before flashing a new ROM or recovering from bootlooping)
      ~wipe caches, davlik and otherwise. (Just in case.)
      ~reflash the .zip containing the AOKP ROM
      ~flash the .zip containing the latest Google Apps for your ROM’s version of JB (Very important. Screw this up and you can bootloop the phone or possibly brick it)
      ~reboot the phone (It should work now)

      Also, remember to make a nandroid backup before flashing roms in case of problems.

  • cross80

    Does mhl still work with this rom?