Dirty Unicorns ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!


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

Based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat sources, Dirty Unicorns ROM brings you plenty of heart-stopping speeds along with endless number of customization/features that may take more than an hour to actually show you everything.

Some notable features including lockscreen/status bar custom image option, lockscreen notifications, Active Display, Omni Switch, HALO, custom animations, Gesture Anywhere, Driving Mode, and plenty more.

As you can see in the video overview, Dirty Unicorns ROM is by far one of the fastest custom ROMs I have tried yet so far while it packs a TON of customization/features.  So, definitely check it out this week(end) and do let me know what you think! (But I think you will really like this one, definitely a keeper.)


Download Dirty Unicorns ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

Download Android 4.4.2 Mini Gapps (Don’t use regular Gapps, it will run out of space, use this one!)

IF YOU HAVE CWM RECOVERY OLDER THAN VERSION, UPGRADE your CWM Recovery to latest version by downloading the zip and installing with your CWM recovery OTHERWISE ROM WILL NOT INSTALL!

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

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop, reboot into recovery, go to Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)

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


DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere Camera

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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  • Muzamil

    How is this ROM?

    • Mark

      I like it a lot, right now the only issue I’m having is getting the app bar to work. That could just be operator error though. This could be my new daily!!!

    • Steve

      Very nice, quite fast and if you use the Camera MX app instead of the stock Android cam it all works great.
      Hey Max..figure out how to get that lockscreen button to turn on the flashlight yet?..lol

  • seymourglass

    Tried to install but said I needed a new radio. Is it safe to flash a new radio from XDA?

    • senortruong

      did you try updating to the newest cwm recovery

      • e.

        Yes. And I get the same message to upgrade radio when trying the Carbon ROM, too.

  • precious

    Am having error while installing this rom and other roms,I used recovery and recovery but they said failed,I tried the recovery you posted above and they say installation aborted
    Found radio:t989
    Found radio version: t989UVLI4
    asserted failed: run_program(“/ten/test-radio.version.sh “t989: UVMC6 “T989D: TLMC4)=4

  • precious

    Am a noob in Samsung,how can I fix this???

    • Treyton Davis

      You need to update to UVMC6 radio for the ROM to be installed.

    • Mark

      A simple fix is do what I did. Install rom: jedi mind trick v6, this has the radio you need. Once you do this follow the procedure you normally would to install this rom. Works for me when ever I run into this. Hopefully this helps…

  • Precious

    I noticed alot of bugs in this rom,my network always show emergancy only,i can’t edit owners i.d,gallery forces whenever i snap pictures and the most heartbreaking one is that my phone won’t charge again,it charge and disconnect then it won’t charge again

  • Precious

    Please i forgot to do factory settings,wipe cache n dalvik before porting to this rom,could it be the cause of the problem and how can i fix it??

    • Cory

      You need to do a fresh install, wipe both cache and wipe the phone and try install that should solve the issue

  • Shane

    I’m using this ROM since Wednesday and so far it’s an OK ROM, really would to love have it when all the bugs are fix, it got tons of customization .

  • Cory

    I have an issue…when i play music while headsphones are in, it plays through speakers when i go on the home screen

  • precious

    Ok,thanks a lot it works but the app drawer is still not working and about my battery not charging,could it be the rom or battery problem????

  • Shane

    This ROM start acting up on me since last night. Every time I press the power button the phone restart by itself. I have to delete it and am now using my old ROM.

  • Mark

    I’ve been using this rom for about 3 days now, and I haven’t had any of the problems stated above. My only issue that I’v had is the app bar won’t work.

    • Steve

      Go into Settings, Dirty Tweaks, App bar and make sure it’s enabled.

  • legendary

    apart from UVMC6,which other radio can I use???pls reply ASAP

  • Bandito

    Installed this ROM on my old phone that I gave to my wife last week and has been working great so far. Almost makes me want to take the phone back. Very nice ROM!

  • joesosilly

    how does the video camera work on this rom? any known issues at the moment?

  • Naka

    While installing this rom, i had the following error message :
    set_metadata_recursive: some changes failed
    E:Error in /emmc/Roms/du_hercules-4.4.2-by_soundsofmath-OC-20140308-0422av2.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    Please help me to fix that!

    • TT

      You have to use the specified CWM (, in order to be able to flash the ROM and you will success.

      Re-read the above instructions…

      • Naka

        Thanks! It works very well now. But I still have a problem when I want to add pictures for my contacts. If I choose the gallery to add a contact picture, it stops.

  • Yang

    This rom is Awesome~~! SUPER fast and reliable!!

  • andres salazar

    i m using this rom, since yesterday but today i canot use the camera

    any advise?


  • Jay

    Nice rom. but the GPS is not working.
    How do i fix this?

  • Erskine

    Torch quick icon doesn’t work.Static like Youtube playback(only shows half the video), Deletes apps and displays an insufficient storage error upon reinstallation attempt. GPS doesn’t work.All the “tweaks” don’t work Been running the rom for 5 days now.

  • Ian

    the keys in the touch panel doesn’t have light.

  • SammyD

    If you want music to work in the home scree, change the launcher. Find another KitKat Launcher in the play store. Music doesn’t work with Google Now for some reason.

  • mohit

    Ok,thanks a lot it works but the app drawer is still not working and about my battery not charging,could it be the rom or battery problem??

  • james

    Can you install his ROM with TWRP recovery?

  • Tony

    I just installed this rom but my capacitive buttons don’t light up anymore, anyone know how to fix this please?? thanks 🙁

  • david

    how do i install all three things plz help im new to all this

  • Andy

    I’m using this phone in Canada. Will I brick my phone if I flash the TLMC4 radio?

  • David f

    I really like this rom. I recently had to to a factory reset an now I cant log into google because I need to update google play services. But i cant update unless I log in. this seems like a simple fix. Maybe I just need an updated gapps. please help thank you