AOKP ROM + Wild Kernel for T-Mobile Galaxy S2! [Android 4.4.4]


For this week’s T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ROM of the Week, check out latest AOKP ROM + Wild Kernel!

Based on latest Android 4.4.4, AOKP ROM is one of the custom ROMs that started the whole custom ROM Control customization options couple years back.  Certainly one of the custom ROMs you must try at least once.  This is also one of my “go-to” ROMs.

The latest AOKP ROM brings nice performance enhancements along with the latest Android 4.4.4 plus full AOKP ROM Control Settings.

Inside ROM Control Settings, you will be able to customize your T-Mobile S2 lockscreen, status bar, toggles, Power Menu, Navigation Bar/Ring, system animations, and much much more.

Although many custom ROMs have similar features to AOKP ROM, remember AOKP ROM Control Setting is the true “original”.

For overclocking, if you install Wild kernel, you can overclock up to 1.89Ghz for graphic-intensive gaming.  Use Trickster MOD app from Play Store. (See video overview on how to overclock.)

So, definitely take a drive in time machine and install AOKP ROM to enjoy the past with the latest Android 4.4.4 and do let me know what you think!


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

Download Wild 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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19 Responses

  1. Corey Glynnell says:

    So I went to flash this custom ROM from another KitKat 4.4.4 ROM (wipe cache then dalvik cache) and I ended up getting stuck in a bootloop.

  2. Dan says:

    I’ve had my phone for a little over a year and decided to finally root it – that was successful.

    I found your website this past weekend and found the instructions very helpful for rooting. I then discovered the ROMs and tried to install first the Carbon ROM and then this one (AOKP) – both gave me the status 7 error. I searched the site and copied darkside superwipe – so I used that.

    I’m sure I’m missing something elementary – is there any way you could give some detailed instructions? For now, my phone is stuck in a boot-loop.

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Dan says:

      I forgot to mention that I have the T-Mobile S2.

    • Dan says:

      I ended up updating CWM Recovery for KitKat custom ROMs – after that the install went flawlessly.

      The phone appeared to be dead after that for about 10 minutes or so, but then it restarted… I assume it was processing the new ROM.

  3. David says:

    Hi, I would like to know if the camera works and don’t have a delay like the other roms?

  4. Ian says:

    hey all.i’ve tried to flash this went well and it was a good rom.but after several hours my phone started rebooting every hour and after a few hours later it got stuck on a bootloop. i tried following the instructions above on how to fix the bootloop by wiping/formatting the /system in the recovery mode but it didn’t fix the problem.that was the only issue I had.but if you have not encountered that issue, the rom should be doing great. I went back to the cm11 nightly and waiting for other rom updates. 😀

    • IronCess says:

      Hello, good day to everyone.
      I’ve tried it for a day around, at first all right, I had liked the camera worked pretty well, but suddenly stopped recognizing the internal memory card, and no longer allow me to access the photo gallery, it was not all, to be in the Startup screen, began to seem as if it were an old TV, the image became blurred as if the TV signal is not good. So in the end I uninstalled …

    • Rohan says:

      Hey Ian if you havent fixed this yet try getting the latest version of the wild kernel version 6 dont work i changed to version 9 and that fixed the boot loop issue

  5. Matt says:

    Hey all, just installed this ROM, wild kernel, and gapps micro. Ran into Some small glitches (screen studder,ect) but the biggest issue is with WiFi. Since install I am unable to connect to WiFi at home… It says saved, remembered, and tried to connect, but never connects. WPS worked until I walked away, and then same issue… Anyone know how to fix… Should i reinstall kernel? Help! Thanks.

  6. Ged says:

    I have Galaxy S2 T-Mobile. Installed AOKP rom, keep getting ” Unfortunately, the process has stopped. Any help?
    Is it better to let google reinstall all the apps after rom reflash or manually downloading titanium back up and restoring apps?

  7. Ged says:

    I formatted n reinstalled ROM. Everything works fine. Noticed u can’t restore all data from old ROM via titanium back up.

  8. Yaodinho says:

    I flashed this aokp rom and at first it seemed lyk a bootloop but den it eventualy booted completely and evrythin seemed fyn but for sum reason i cudnt install apks i had on ma sd card. Wenever i touched to install it wud display “cant open file”. Pls help cus i realy lyk dus roM. I hav now flashed cm11 but i want to be able to use aokp… Tnx for any help in advance

  9. sert says:

    Can i install in my galaxy sgh t989 AOKPL + Wild Kernel and Beanstalk? Both.

  10. shiraj says:

    Im usiung S2 T989, when i try to update AOKP 4.4.4 kitkat rom it says that my current firmware not support to that,please help me.
    my current fermware:T989UVLH1
    ROM : AOKP 4.2.2 (aokp hercules jb mr1 build 4 )

  11. Rohan says:

    Hey Let me first say i love this rom but the wild kernel in the download link dont work for me. I had to get a newer version to fix the boot loop issue. Anyway I notice i cant upload videos to instagram. If anyone knows of a fix for this let me know cause i want to keep using this rom. Good job developers and good job galaxys2root thanks alot. Rohan from Jamaica say Big Up!

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