AOKP ROM + Uber Kernel for T-Mobile Galaxy S2! [Android 4.4.4/2Ghz OC]


For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ROM of the Week, check out latest AOKP ROM with Android 4.4.4 along with latest Uber kernel with up to 2Ghz overclocking support. (Updated 9/15/2014)

Although this isn’t official AOKP (as there’s no more official builds for T-Mobile S2), it’s a solid performer and you can expect to get all of latest Android 4.4.4 AOKP features along with full ROM Control.   Add in the latest Uber kernel (and overclock to 1.89Ghz, my recommendations setting, use TricksterMOD App on Play Store) and you have a fast-performing custom ROM with the latest and greatest Android 4.4.4 custom ROM tweaks/features.

Of course, many of you probably have tried previous versions of AOKP ROM and I know many of you love it.  This isn’t any different but better than ever with the latest Android 4.4.4.  Since Android 4.4.4 has been out for quite awhile now, you can expect nice stability and everything working out of the box.

If you are looking for such a combo with great stability, speed, and customization, definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download AOKP ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

Download Uber Kernel for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

Download Android 4.4.4 Micro Gapps (DO NOT USE STOCK REGULAR GAPPS!!!)

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


Want latest Android L Preview Keyboard?  See How to Install Android L Preview Keyboard on rooted Android!

Want Flash Player?  See How to Install Flash Player on Android 4.4.2/4.4.3 KitKat!

If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.

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.

Need to run apps that check for root?  Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!


Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I don’t have Play Store nor any of the Google apps!
A: You forgot to install Gapps, reboot into recovery and install it! (See above for download.)

Q: The ROM is not booting!
A: Try formatting /system and re-install ROM, sometimes the system partition gets corrupt and you may have to try 2 or 3 times before the ROM boots.

Q: My screen is fuzzy!
A: Go to Settings->Developer options and check “Disable HW overlays” is OFF.

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14 Responses

  1. Cliff Rags says:

    Maybe Dumb Question.. Rom may Flash Stock Recovery On Boot. Fix? Yes Or No?

  2. Raul says:

    I will give it a try next weekend, thanks for the hard work.

  3. Kris Horton says:

    Please will you try and put the 4.4.4 carbon rom on a galaxy gti8160 so not if it works and please will you email all the software for and the vidoe setting up thank you

  4. ronl2k says:

    It would be helpful to list the known bugs of each ROM.

  5. Giovanie says:

    I installed aokp rom & uber kernel, it doesn’t work. It keeps saying that the system stopped working. Also it won’t let me boot into recovery so I cant do anything on my phone.

  6. Ged says:

    I had the same problem when I installed AOKP ROM & Uber kernel on my Galaxy SGH-T989. Totally unstable.
    The lock screen was default and couldn’t unlock. Tried again and couldn’t restore my user from titanium back up.
    Kept rebooting over and over. Gave up and installed CM 11 instead. Loving it.

  7. Loochie says:

    Max, thanks for keeping our T-mo Galaxy S2’s up to date!!!
    I really like AOKP. This ROM is smoother than the AOSPA 4.5 BETA2. Even tho I normally favor AOSPA Paranoid Android

  8. vash stampede says:

    I have rooted my SII X T989D (was running on stock ICS 4.0.4). Tried installing custom ROM (LiquidSmooth 4.2.2 Linario-Cl3Kener) for the first time. I thought everything was fine until I noticed that I haven’t been receiving text messages. Tried calling it but it’s “unattended” though it had full bar signals. Never knew why & how it happened.

    Kinda excited to try this one. Hopefully everything works this time. Thanks!

    • kiltnar says:

      You need to be on a jellybean baseband. Older radios are not supported in newer Roms. Check on XDA, they have radios you can flash, flash radios twice in a row to make sure they are installed. For best support, please post any problems on XDA. Thank you Max for the review!!

  9. zephyr says:

    hey guys..i got a really noobie question to you do u guys update jelly bean to kitkat firmware? i been really looking for any tutorial videos in youtube but i got no luck at all..i would gladly appreciate it if you guys can send me a link of a video? link for an instructions or currently running on a jelly bean 4.1.2 rooted on my t-mobile samsung s2..thanks in advance 🙂

  10. ashna says:

    This was a great ROM to install until I started finding some problems. The usb debugging doesn’t work. And whenever I take a video, the playback is all static so there is no point in that. And sometimes the wifi does not connect, I had to reinstall the ROM 3 times for it to finally work. The kernel, for some reason, makes my phone go into bootloop, but the ROM and Gapps are fine.

  11. maikel banda says:

    I know this page is already very old but I wondered if anyone could send me a tutorial on how to do the entire installation for ws this is my number +573128860098

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