The Sith ICS ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989! [Version 3]

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For this week, check out “The Sith” ICS ROM for your T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, another great ROM by XDA user ptmr3 (you can follow him on Twitter here), the developer of Jedi Mind Trick and ClonesDrones ROM.

Some notable features of this ROm include 215MB ROM size (lightweight), super-fast UI, 15 toggles, wifi-calling, fully AOSP apps, Galaxy Note 2 Gallery, Awesome Beats, and a ton more. If you want to experience super-fast UI coupled with great battery life, check out The Sith ICS ROM and let me know what you think!

UPDATES:
Version 3 –

Apollo Update (transparent thanks to casonswag)
Gmail Update
Build.prop.edits
Ram Management Tweaks
Init.d edits
Modifications To Ramdisk
Battery Enhancements
Framework Modifications
Interface Speed Enhancements
Mohans Cymbaline Kernel
BLN Support
Boot Animation
Included Themed Voltage Control
Themed Remainder of Apps
SuperSU Fixed
Updated Nova
Updated Playstore
Performance Enhanced
More Build Prop Edits

Download:

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Credits – XDA <----- Don't forget to donate to developer if you like this ROM!!!

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  • Pablo

    Can you create a short video to to explain this “switch user agent” business? I haven’t got caught by t-mobile for tethering yet but I’m not looking forward it.

    • Max

      yes will do soon!

      • Lee

        please tell me how to use my phone as a free wifi hot spot without getting caught. I was surfing internet one day, suddenly my computer got slow and a webpage from my operator showed up saying i can pay for tethering. Could you please tell us how to get away with it? thank you alot

  • Lo gannew

    please please please a zip file to install google now on any rom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 thanks for all your hard work

    • Chris

      all the extra files you need on on XDA all of PTMR3 roms have add on files

  • Tony

    Alright dude, what’s the occasion for so much red? Early valentines for you?
    Also, where’s my charging indicator? You know, I do need to know if my charger is plugged in correctly.
    I do like the fact that I can set how many bars in can set for my reception indicator.

    • s3xyh3llok1tty

      so funny i love this red rom and i happen to have valentine as my real last name,,,so odd i couldn’t find any pink custom rom

  • jeff h

    Did you have the file for the google now, and does it work just as good on the sith rom. im questioning if i should just stick with that one. i am still testing out the jelly bean rom

  • Chris

    O yeah its an awesome rom, hella fast no issues, but then all of PTMR3 roms rock

  • Daniel

    Quick questions for those who’ve tried this rom. is this better than clone drones? i loved clone drones, but i’m currently on that jelly bean rom. it’s great and i love it but it crashes on me at least 2-3 times a day. i wanna know if it’s worth the switch. Also has anybody successfully tested Google Now on this rom. i would like to retain that feature if i switch. THANKS 🙂

    • Tony

      Clones|drones is pretty much the most stable and useful Rom. I tried all the new ones and they all are either unstable, unreliable, and full of bugs. Clones/drones has its own issues but not as bad as the latest two. I switched back to clones/drones. It can easily handle almost any heavy lifting I throw at it.

    • RL

      Not issue @ all. Everything works,,including Google play (pay) store.

      • Daniel

        What about google now?

  • angie

    I installed this rom its pretty good fast
    I have a question i usually watch your video zedo @ androidroot.org but it doesnt
    Play ;( says ned flash player but i already download flash player
    Its not working? Why?

  • lethalgorman

    Im on AOKP build 4, but I think I am coming back to these Star Wars roms. They are just fast and they do “heavy lifting”. Also the Quadrant scores are sky high. Can I run Gapps with this rom, I would really like to keep Google now. So keep up the great work PTMR3

  • Pretty Flacko.

    There’s This safe mode thing at the bottom left corner of my screen. how do i get that off?

    • Max

      try a reboot.

  • doug

    Does this ROM support the use of a HML adapter for the use of watching Netflix on TV screen?

    • Max

      not sure i haven’t tried it yet.

  • alan

    Anyone knows how to enable widget on this rom? I have apps with widget but I don’t know how to enable it.

    Thanks,
    Alan.

  • lethalgorman

    hi Max, just installed Sith, and it looks great. But I dont seem to have root access. Any ideas or heard of this before. Love the rom otherwise, but going back to AOKP jb b4 for now. Thanks

    • Pretty Flacko.

      I was having the same issue, SuperSU was missing a binary and i couldn’t figure out what was wrong for the life of me. i think it’s cuz i factory wiped it before i flashed The Sith anyway. whatever the case is there’s two ways to fix this. First download superuser from the play store, and try to run SuperSu it’ll prompt you to update then Boom problem fixed. if that doesn’t work (which it didn’t work the second time i flashed this ROM), just flash SuperSu from CMW. should be fine after that.

    • Andy

      I had same issue. I just rebooted my phone and SU started working again. You can try the same.

  • Marc0s

    Used it, did not like it, so went back to darkside evolution .3 v7
    im gonna try clones, just to see how it feels, but still liking darkside better..

  • Andy

    I installed this Sith ROM over the Clones Drones ROM. I liked the look-n-feel of this ROM. However, I am facing issues:
    – My GPS signals are no longer working and I am not getting any GPS locks
    – I have observed slowness in 4g signal. Previously, speed test used to give download/upload speeds around 9000/800 kbps. Now the results show values around 3000/200 kbps.
    – Gallery crashes, when I try to open it from some other app (like whatsapp). Please note that I have “Applock” installed and have gallery & whatsapp locked. I never had this issue in Clones Drones but facing it in Sith.
    – Have observed some apps taking time to start like camera, browsers. Its not like everytime but was noticeable for me compared to previous ROM.

    Any advice for above issues (esp. 4g & gps) is really appreciated.

    I will continue playing around with Sith for few days. If my 4g and gps shows same behavior, I will switching back to Clones Drones (it is amazing & bugfree for me atleast).

    • MishyB

      Holy crap my 4G signal doesn’t show at all. And if i turn off my wifi there is some internet site I can go on but a speed test.. there are ‘network issues’ on the is what the app claims. I’m, thinking about going back to stock… its a shame I really love red! And the keyboard I’m typing on in red is beautiful!

    • Pretty Flacko.

      After using this ROM for a couple of days, i can’t deal with it anymore. it slows down with heavy usage, not very stable, and when i shut down it gets caught in a boot loop, and i have to wipe and reflash. it’s very annoying so i went back to clones | drones.

      • mishyB

        Do you know any other great and stable ROMs for the t989?
        Clones Drones I’ll have to check out though everyone like it!

    • Andy

      Finally few apps were not able to connect to internet, even using Wi-Fi. I tried reinstalling those apps but nothing improved. Switched back to Clones Drones. However, I need to fix the radio/gps signals that were hampered by Sith. Anyone knows any latest flashable radios, that’s known to be stable? Please let me know.

      • mishyB

        Clones Drones I’ll have to check out. as for the radio signals mine went back to normal as I have returned to the stock Ice Cream Sandwich :/ I hope some will respond with a ‘flashable’ radio 🙂 I just want my red keyboard lol i shall google search an .apk!

  • jeff h

    Ok i am not sure if my phone is just being wierd but i had the jelly bean root and i switched back to sith rom. I did titanium for a restore, and now it stayed on the samsung screen and for a good amount of time and was not loading. I tried to restart after anlong time and i couldnt get it into recovery, although i was kaybe just doing that part poorly. I dont knowbut it is freaking me out, any input that anyone can give?

    • Max

      When you do a restore in Titanium, do make sure system apps are not restored by disabling it, the newer Titanium Backup app added this feature and is causing havoc among users.

      • jeff h

        oh is that what it is, ok awesome. when you say disable though you mean when i am restoring just dont click the one that says system apps or is there actually something in the settings or something that i click to disable it. thanks for the help that was the weirdest thing ever. could that possibly be why my jelly bean build 4 is acting up too? like with reboots on phone calls or is this just because it is still unstable?

  • jeff h

    Ok the recovery thing was me, but is there something that i should not be backing up? Or something that i might have done to make it so it would not load properly after restarting when i restored titanium?

  • jeff h

    Sorry but to note, after flashing and loading sith it says “root might be broken” or something and asked me to repair, but i did and when i re install now it asks again. Is that (again) something i miht have done by accident by not doing something in the right order perhaps?

  • jeff h

    Is there something i need to do to get the sith rom on my phone from the jelly bean build 4, just because jelly bean still sometimes reboots on phone calls. do i need to go back to the original ics rom then to sith or just not let something reboot in titanium? just because it loads the rom but not after restoring and rebooting again.

    • Max

      You can just install Sith ROM, no need to do anything else.

  • pcuzn

    excuse me, do you know how to change the bootanimation? it seems there is no way to place my own bootanimation.zip.

  • jeff h

    ok i really need help. i tried to do darkside superwipe and i tried to put sith rom on the phone and it didnt when doing the backup and it wouldnt continue, but it wouldnt restore something so i restarted it and when i tried to get back to clockworkmod recovery it wasnt there. it went to download mode. so i did odin mode again but the sith rom will not get passed the galaxy s screen so how can i atleast just get something else back so i can at least get to an older rom. seriously please someone help.

  • jeff h

    is there anyway for me to get another rom on there using odin mode because i cant get the phone to actually load the damn rom so i cant reboot into recovery. or is there a way to just do odin mode again and somehow go straight into recovery. I did that damn darkside superwipe is that why this happened?

  • jeff h

    ok somehow i managed to to get to recovery mode but it is happening again. but here is the thing. after putting jelly bean rom build 4 on the phone i can not load any rom besides that one. is there a reason why i cant load anything but that rom now? i keep having to go into odin mode and reload because i cant seem to load anything besides that rom. has anyone had this problem? i really just want to get to the sith or clones drones or something. should i go back to something before loading the newer ones. because each time i restore from Titanium Backup it will not go past the S loading screen. it is seriously blowing my mind. i can not even get to CWM unless i have the jelly bean 4 build now. should i go back to a different ics rom and then update the to Sith or Clones Drones, because i seriously need a working rom now that wont reboot during calls. but i can not seem to get back to an older one. please someone help

  • jeff h

    PLEASE HELP! is there something that i am doing that is making the other roms not work because the only that still works after rebooting apps with Titanium Backup. i even deleted all backups and re-restored them with system apps unchecked and the only one that that will go passed the S loading screen is the Build 4 that i already have. like seriously has anyone had this happen and figured it out because it is like the phone is refusing to downgrade or something, because i need an app to get phone calls because i am doing interviews for work and i the phone keeps cutting out during calls. please someone help. i have been doing the changes properly so far and never had these problems. when i went from Jedimindtrick to the Jelly bean build 4 i can not seem to get roms working after i restore through Titanium Backup. it just freezes on the S loading screen, unless i go to recovery and reload build 4. i know that it has something to do with Titanium Backup because the roms load fine but once i restart after rebooting apps i never goes past the loading screen. i even un-checked the system apps so what the hell is going on. every time i restore apps the rom wont load/ PLEASE HELP

  • jeff h

    PLEASE HELP! is there something that i am doing that is making the other roms not work because the only that still works after rebooting apps with Titanium Backup. i even deleted all backups and re-restored them with system apps unchecked and the only one that that will go passed the S loading screen is the Build 4 that i already have. like seriously has anyone had this happen and figured it out because it is like the phone is refusing to downgrade or something, because i need an app to get phone calls because i am doing interviews for work and the phone keeps cutting out during calls. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!. i have been doing the changes properly so far and never had these problems. when i went from Jedimindtrick to the Jelly bean build 4 i can not seem to get roms working after i restore through Titanium Backup. it just freezes on the S loading screen and this happened with Sith and Clones Drones even though i used them before (which is weird) unless i go to recovery and reload build 4. i know that it has something to do with Titanium Backup because the roms load fine but once i restart after rebooting apps i never goes past the loading screen. i even un-checked the system apps so what the hell is going on. every time i restore apps the rom wont load/ PLEASE HELP

  • jeff h

    i need to know how to get to an earlier rom i need to be able to not have calls fall out. REALLY i need help, i need a stable rom but this is driving me nuts, i cant get any rom but Bean rom build 4 to actually load after titanium backuop. please help i know that i am doing something weird because if wasnt there would be more people having this problem. PLEASE HELP! everytime i restore the apps after loading the rom it WILL NOT load the OS. Should i just install each app separately? I just want a stable phone please help, i am even will to take calls my phone number is 2818579492

  • Jesse

    I have been running all of these Roms, The sith, clones, Jelly bean and others found on XDA for my T989 and as of about the last two to three weeks when i put my facebook widget on my home screen sometimes it becomes blank with the widget still there but nothing in the box. I have done darkside cache wipes, reinstalled roms and even flashed the addwidgetpicker.zip it still seems to happen constantly is there a fix that i’m not aware of or is it facebook.

  • jeff h

    i seem to be having odd troubles with all these roms now. after first starting AOKP jelly bean stuff i now cant get any other rom to work like they are supposed to. i follow the rules each time and have not been having trouble. but it seems that no matter which rom i try to revert to and then do a restore with Titanium, after that it just stays at the loading screen. and it is only connected to the restore because i can install the sith or whichever one and restart over and over and it works but once i do the restore it will not load. i cant be the only one who has experienced this right?

  • jeff h

    also on sith rom i notice the play store is saying error processing purchase on free apps, whats up with that?

  • jeff h

    do i need to like go back to a certain one maybe way back, like the first ics rom or something and then try to load the sith rom or something that would maybe take away all these problems?

  • Kit

    i just installed this rom.
    i don’t know how to take a scree pic on this rom. Before i changed to this rom i put volume down and power button to got scree picture.

  • Milton Tobar

    I just installed and everything is working fine for me… gotta keep using it and if I found some bugs I’ll post it!

  • Milton Tobar

    Hey max, how do I install google now on this rom?

  • porsucu

    Love the rom but it doesn’t seem to recognize internal or external storage for things like my gallery, camera, music players and ringtone maker… any suggestions?

    • Max

      erase .nomedia file in your sdcard.

  • H$LY F%CK!N) S!

    Wow… I was going to say this was the best ROM I have ever seen on an S2, way better than the Jedi versions or anything else for that matter, then I saw all of the retards that expect you to provide T1 Tech Support after they try to mod their phone…. sorry man.

  • H$LY F%CK!N) S!

    oh, and THANKS! BEST ROM EVER!!!

    DISCLAIMER: If you repeated ANY comment that is is typed above my comment, then you should not be modding your phone…. Or you need to find a phone support # for your carrier.

  • s3xyh3llok1tty

    i love this rom so much of all the custom rom i flash(((because i am a female and i love red!!!!!!..that as close as to having pink icon and theme lol

  • Alexander

    I tried Jedi mind and is really good but like this by far.Is really smooth and allows the use of stock apps like Samsung Swype keyboard or another ones without frozen the system so I would give A+.

  • CrisJamie

    Hi Max,
    I had the sith rom loaded on my s2 t989 as well as google now properly working. Recently my phone locked up and I had to reload the Sith Rom again and also google now using Mickey6 etc. Google now hasn’t worked since. Pls help

  • dragontype191

    Just installed the sith Roman and man this has to be the easiest rom I’ve ever installed, I just ran a backup and then installed the zip and it booted right up, it even installed all my old apps for me! 😀 only downside is it didn’t back up the apps data *shrugs* oh we’ll it seems super fast, and I chose this one for the battery life, I do hope it doesn’t dissapoint