ParanoidAndroid ROM v3.99 for T-Mobile Galaxy S2! [Android 4.3]

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For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ROM of the week, check out latest ParanoidAndroid ROM version 3.99.

Based on latest Android 4.3, the latest ParanoidAndroid ROM brings you all your favorite ParanoidAndroid features like HALO floating notifications, ParanoidAndroid Hybrid Settings, PIE Controls, and more.

Of course, this is still a “beta” ROM so I don’t recommend it as daily driver but if you want to backup your current ROM and try it out for couple days, that would be ideal.

As for stock launcher, the Home button behaves with a heavy lag but you can fix it easily by installing a 3rd-party launcher like Nova or Apex, which I prefer anyways.

The stock camera works fine, the only thing not working is the photo taking feature while recording a video, just don’t use it but otherwise photos and videos work 100%.  (I did also upgrade my camera to the Android 4.3 PhotoSphere APK file, which gives you PhotoSphere mode also.)

Overall, ParanoidAndroid ROM seems pretty solid other than the mentioned work-arounds.  Give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!

Download:

Download ParanoidAndroid ROM v3.99 for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

Download Gapps (Use this Gapps!)

Download Android 4.3 PhotoSphere APK

Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player)

Download Team ChopSticks recovery v6.3.0.7 (you must use this recovery to install!)

For installation, reboot into recovery, install Team ChopSticks recovery, reboot recovery, format /system under Mounts & Storage, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, and reboot.  (See video above for video walk-through of installation.)

Once rebooted successfully, reboot into recovery and install Gapps then reboot.

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

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  • mina matta

    That Rom is a horrible one. I really like the halo notifications features, but since I installed the update, my phone takes 2 seconds to open the screen and another two to unlock. Focal Camera is FC, dialer also FC, but after all, it is a beta verison. I fixed these problems by instaling a 3rd party dialer and Focal Camera from XDA.
    I don’t recommed that ROM if I were u !!!!

  • Norm

    is this better then |ROM| Jedi Mind Trick JB 6 |4.1.2|

    • mina matta

      The Jedi ROMs is more stable than Paranoid ! No its not a better Rom than Jedi Mind Trick!

  • Michael Sta Maria

    Hi Max & and to all Gs2 owners….

    i can’t try any Roms no more, cause my t989 can’t recognize any computer connection. every time i connect to any
    computer, my phone is just “charging”. i hope someone can help me.
    thanks and more Power! 🙂

    • mina matta

      If u r using an official update , u should install Samsung Drivers . If not, then ur phone should be connected as a media device. Does ur PC shows that installation of drivers is not successful ??

      • Michael Sta Maria

        Theres nothing happens on my pc when i connect my phone, my phone is just charging and there is no usb logo shows up on the notification panel of my phone.
        I’ve installed the drivers of Samsung…
        I also try to connect other Android with the same cable, fortunately, my pc recognized it….

        • mina matta

          What kind of ROM u are using right now ? Check any setting for usb if not working!

        • mina matta

          And check the usb debugging just in case.

    • Norm

      Try a different USB cable just in case. I know it’s a long shot but I’d rule it out.

      • Michael Sta Maria

        I tried different cables and computers. Still unrecognized…

        • mina matta

          If u r on an official firmware and ROM, call the costumer service for T-Mobile for help. If on a custom ROM , try going to download mode and flash official T-Mobile firmware . See if it helps! 🙂

    • RN

      U need to go for ‘USB debug’ mode under developer’s option in settings for that..

  • Capreo

    I flashed this ROM….and like it…but treve mod doesn’t work..I keep getting config ap error..also when I start treve , my internet stops working on my phone…when I restart my phone and uninstall treve then my internet comes back…is there another way to stop the T-Mobile block

    • mina matta

      The Tethering manager should be hacked already in this ROM. Did u try to open hotspot from the setting directly ?

      • capreo

        will flash it again and try, thank you….please email me with a reply so i can tell you how it goes

      • capreo

        Yes it worked….sorry I didnt realize it was hacked already…but I’m now faced with the t-mobile block now…..darn…I dont cuss but I want to….any help

        • mina matta

          the only way to fix that block is to use treve mod. It happens a lot !!!!
          New updates, but still blocked !! U should change the ROM until it support treve mod !

          • Norm

            Hi does JDMT6 need treve mod or is built in?

            • Norm

              Does Jedi Mind Trick JB 6 4.1.2 block tethering and need the wifi tether-treve mod? Anyone? if yes is this the download? =======> wifi_tether_v3_3-beta2.apk WiFi Tether for Root Users 3.3-beta2 *** BETA ***?

  • Melvin Lopez

    Thank god, I thought it would not work in this ROM

  • Barkster

    I can’t get the camera or gallery to work. I uninstalled gallery using tibackup and then installed photosphere but doesn’t work. It opens then sits there a second or two then reboots phone. You mention very briefly that gallery needs to be uninstalled but that’s it. Love the ROM but love my camera more.

  • Richard Slatin

    Where to begin? Well, once again, the bad outweighs the good. Putting the v3.99 Paranoid Android on my T989 resulted in Root loss and WiFi Hotspot now brings up T-Mobile’s “Hotspot-Blocking” page. Going back to v3.65 will get rid of T-Mobile’s Hotspot-Blocking, but it won’t bring back Root. This two, very significant “BAD” points outweighs the good of Halo and the other tweaks that Team put in.

    Can’t the Paranoid Android Team get it right?

  • Richard Slatin

    Can’t the Paranoid Android Team get it right? Flashing v3.99 onto my T989 results Hotspot use directed to T-Mobile’s Hotspot-Blocking browser page. Add to that, the Root access is lost. I can go back to their v3.65 to get unblocked Hotspot activity, but the Root is still G-O-N-E.

  • Jeremy Lim

    Help! My Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100 international) has no ROM! The ROM I downloaded could not work but I have reformatted my phone and wiped/factory reset everything! Is there any way I can put a ROM onto my phone? I have tried mounting the SD onto my PC but to no avail. I would seriously appreciate help! Thank you!

  • Nathanael Marte

    I need your help greetings

    clockwork recovery I do a format / system under Mounts & Storage, wipe data / factory reset then reboot to install the ROM

    but the phone stays in the samsung logo and then the screen goes black, and now will not let me go to recovery mode only odin,

    try to flash it to stock rom with odin but the pc does not recognize it??

    I do? I brickeo the phone??

    any help will be grateful

  • Shawn

    I really like this rom; however, I have one issue: I am unable to use Titanium Backup. It gets stuck on building exact app size, then the screen goes black.
    Please help.
    Thanks

  • shivam agrawal

    Is it possible to install on my galaxy s2 9100g

  • Lorien

    Just tested this ROM and the stock camera is definitely not 100% functional. Like all the other Android 4.2.2+ ROMs, the Panorama mode has focal issues and results in very blurry pictures. Regular photo and video modes work fine, however.

    The PhotoSphere camera doesn’t fix the focal issue in Panorama mode (in fact, the PhotoSphere mode has the exact same issue, and is extremely blurry). In addition, the PhotoSphere camera has a bug where the video mode’s view finder is displayed incorrectly (zoomed in all the way).

  • Ukrainianoiler

    I was really liking the ROM and battery life was really quite good. I had to switch back to 4.1 though because while my wifi at home was great I was having trouble signing into hotspots. The phone would show at the top that a wifi network was available and would connect, but my problem was that on other roms, the pulldown screen would have, after connecting, an option to press the button to sign in to whatever network I was on..

    In this rom unfortunately, I would be given the prompt to sign in after it had connected, but when I would pull down the screen to get the button to sign in, there would be nothing there. Using the stock browser worked a couple times as it came up on the screen at my work hotspots sign in page….but then that was not working anymore. I don’t have a data plan so thats my only issue and only reason for downgrading to neat rom 4.1.2

    Is there any easy fix known as I would like to come back to this rom – thanks either way to the devs!!!