BeanStalk ROM with Multi-Window for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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For those of you looking for a good custom ROM with multi-window feature on the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989, your long wait is over as the latest version of BeanStalk ROM comes with multi-window feature ported from Omni ROM.

This new multi-window feature allows you to multi-task between two different apps in horizontal or vertical mode with an evenly-divided screen.  You cannot resize the windows  yet like Samsung TouchWiz but it’s still better than not having multi-window at all, which has been the case for the T-Mobile Galaxy S2 ever since Samsung released multi-window feature on the Galaxy Note, S3, and Note 2.

Overall, BeanStalk ROM is going to get you that multi-window on your T-Mobile S2 so you can finally multi-task like other Samsung smartphone owners can.  Not only that, BeanStalk comes packed with latest customizations including AOKP ROM Control Settings-like tweaks, PIE Controls, HALO floating notifications, and much much more, all in an Android 4.3.1 package.

I’ve tried BeanStalk ROM on several of my other Android smartphones and also is one of my favorite AOSP ROMs of all time so you can’t go wrong with this ROM when you consider it also has multi-window.  So, give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


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

Download Android 4.3 Gapps (for all, DO NOT USE Android 4.2 Gapps, they will FC!)

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 Advanced Wipe for TWRP or Mounts & Storage for CWM, format/wipe /system, then re-install ROM.)

Download Flash Player APK (if you want flash player)

DownloadAndroid 4.3 PhotoSphere (if you want photosphere, but may force close so make a backup of your Gallery app using Titanium Backup app before installing!  )

If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.

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

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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35 Responses

  1. Bombo says:

    error does not completely download stays at 96% and I’ve tried twice

  2. vinicius says:

    great rom so far! but i got 2 problems
    gallery freezes the phone and restarts (not the app the phone)
    and i got all the time the message that the sd card was removed

    • Max says:

      That’s weird, working fine here, might be your sd card, see if you can read it.

      • vinicius says:

        yep…i think it was the sd! just formated and the problem seems to be gone

        but the gallery app still restarts the phone
        i had the same issue with another android 4.3 rom
        with the gallery that comes from gapps, with the gallery from photosphere and even with one gallery from ICS that i downloaded from play store

    • vinicius says:

      nope…the problem is back =/

      anyway to get back mass storage device connection instead of MTP?

  3. KennyG says:

    Love the ROM but having a really weird issue with it. It works great for about 5 min then, just starts rebooting over and over and over (and over…). It’s so bad that the behavior continued even when I installed a different ROM. The only way I was able to get it to stop was by unrooting it and then reapplying the root. Any ideas what this might be?

  4. soupy031 says:

    The only time I’ve ever seen this happen, and this is my ROM, I built it, is when u don’t have a 4.3 Compatible recovery It will loop on u, u need to be on at least TWRP v2.6.1.0 or CWM v6.0.3.7, and u need to have formatted ur system at some point with that recovery..

  5. Tenfiftysix says:

    I can confirm that I had the same issues of looping. I then upgraded from CWM to 3.7 and the problem was solved.
    I am however having a problem with split view. I am only able to get one split screen and when I add another, it just replaces the first one so I cannot get 2 split screens. Any ideas?

  6. shane says:

    the issue i am having is that i can’t use the call feature. says it not installed

  7. gera says:

    the gallery app freezes and restart the phone. any way to solve it?

  8. CADman says:

    I have a question, i’m running the beanstalk rom right now, what does the LTE button do? What’s it for?

  9. Travis says:

    I am also having the gallery/reboot issue. This occurs, like KennyG, using any app that taps into my dcim storage. Even with SD card formatted, and/or removed, it still reboots. This is the only issue I am having. Camera works and that is the only time I can access my gallery, though I am limited to just that one folder. Will try to reinstall to see if that helps. Other than that this is my favorite ROM, even better than AOKP which I love.

  10. Travis says:

    Edit: it was Vinicius and Gera, not KennyG.

  11. Xavier says:

    will try this one

  12. Xavier says:

    working fine so far

  13. Xavier says:

    installed it on my daughters s2 today. working fine also.

  14. Asilos says:

    I have the same question on the gallery, and it seems that nobody has an answer,(besides those of the sd card). I also tried switching gallery app but same. Weird thing when using facebook to upload pictures the gallery seem to work kinda fine its only when you enter directly to it. Also randomly says sd car unexpectely removed

    • Xavier says:

      i haven’t had any problems with the gallery.

      try darkside super wipe. thats what i always do when installing a new rom.

      if that fail, try to format your whole system. keep in mind that formating you internal sd will erase everything like pictures and stuff. yoy will need an external sd where you will place the new rom to flash it after formating.

      • Asilos says:

        Thanks I have tried several tricks posted here but i just changed the rom. Bean stalk is great but i rather use the halo features than anything else, everything works without any effort.

  15. Darrrrel says:

    I’m having trouble installing this ROM. I get the “error flashing zip” message when attempting to flash via TWRP (

    Was able to reflash SOA ROM just fine. Downloaded the BeanStalk ROM from Max’s mirror.

  16. scott resch says:

    it doesnt have an app market for me everything els spot on

  17. john says:

    i feel like this rom drains my battery

  18. Lisa says:

    So far, almost so good, the rom so far is really stable, haven’t crashed and been using it for a week but seems it is draining my battery and, not sure if its the rom or my phone but the bluetooth once disconnected won’t turn back on. Any one else having the same issues? ideas?!

  19. krumple says:

    Please help is it possible to download playstore apk for my custom rom beanstalk multiwindow for my galaxy s2 t989 from tmobile thank you so much

  20. krumpler says:

    This ROM is badass thanks dev the operation is smooth and kickass custom features flipping sweet bro

  21. AmoBosy says:

    Do you have multiple window for GTI9000 – international version?

  22. lami says:

    my sgh t989 isk in stuck in safe mode what do i do, tried to use odin but my volume up button isnt working anymore help please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Jose says:

    The rom is good and running but I’m having problems with the play store not showing up

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