For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 ROM of the Week, check out the latest version of PA (ParanoidAndroid) ROM RC2!
Based on latest Android 4.4.3, PA ROM RC2 brings you the bleeding, edge of Android 4.4.3, which improves upon performance vastly especially on older phones like the T-Mobile S2.
Upon running Antutu benchmarks, I was able to score near 12K range, which is unthinkable even with high amounts of overclocking. There’s a few Android 4.4.3 ROMs out now for the T-Mo S2 and this ROM is definitely one of the better ones out there with everything working out of the box.
You will also find PA ROM’s new “HOVER”, a hovering notifications feature that will create an overlay on top of any apps when you check your notifications so you don’t have to exit out of the app.
Overall, if you are not on an Android 4.4.3 ROM “right now” you are missing out on the action so don’t miss the boat and try this ROM this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download Micro Gapps (Don’t use regular Gapps!)
IF YOU HAVE CWM RECOVERY OLDER THAN VERSION 126.96.36.199, 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 188.8.131.52 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!
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%.