Sons of Android ROM for T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989!

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For T-Mobile Galaxy S2 SGH-T989 this week, check out XDA user Ptmr3‘s latest creation (author of Jedi ROMs), Sons of Android ROM.

Based on AOSP Android 4.2.2, Sons of Android ROM aims to bring pure Android experience along with speed, stability, and lastly but not least, great battery life.

Sons of Android ROM also offers overclocking up to 1.8Ghz (although it’s fast without). You will need to tap “About Phone” in Settings a bunch of times to access the performance menus.

Be aware that no AOSP ROMs support T-Mobile wifi-calling so if you need that feature, stick with TouchWiz-based ROMs.

For broken Google Now search, simply update the Google Search app in Play Store to get it working.

If this is something you are looking for, give it a test drive this week(end) and let me know what you think!


Download Sons of Android ROM

Download Gapps

To install, reboot into recovery, wipe data/factory reset (make sure to backup ROM/apps beforehand!!!), install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot.

Credits – XDA <--- Please donate to the developer of this ROM if you like it, thanks!

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41 Responses

  1. Norm says:

    I need Tmo wifi calling so what’s the best TouchWiz-based ROMs. ???? MAX REPLYYYYYYYYYYY

    • Brian says:

      Max – love your reviews, but I’m with Norm…I need WiFi calling at work. Using CyanogenMod 10.1 w/ Google Voice and GrooVe IP but it’s just not the same. Thanks for your advice.

  2. Caleb says:

    Is this the SOA build 2 from the 8th in your review or his first one?

  3. Evan says:

    Same as above! What is your favorite touchwiz rom that has wifi calling? I don’t like Jedi Mind Trick x4 at all. I like pure google expirence as I can get! Thanks ahead fo time.

    • Aaron says:

      I have found that if you are need touchwiz that using a rooted and debloated stock rom with a custom overclocked kernel works well. Nova Launcher from the play store will make you phone look like stock JB.

  4. alex_kbron says:

    Hi.. This ROM work fine.. Only minimal bugs (cel reset when disable and reenable wifi service, dont work opera mini handler, dont record calls with “record call.for.galaxy s2”)

  5. alex_kbron says:

    One question.. Why no appears to me the “performance” option for preccessor overclook?

  6. brandi kelly says:

    i tried to install this rom but didnt work. i factory reset in recovery mode like the directions said and then i went to install from my sd card and it just gets stuck or something. waited like 30 minutes and nothing happend, so i restarted the recovery screen and restored back to my old rooted rom. if anyone has any advice about how to get my phone to install please let me know.

    • Steve says:

      did you flash this rom with the charger or USB connected? sometimes bad flash happens when is connected.
      try wiping system too (in mount/storage)
      and try it again with full or half battery just in case.

  7. Daniel says:

    Installed the Sons of Android ROM and so far have not ran across any problems after trying out various functionality I tend to use the most for a couple of hours. Very fast and smooth without additional overclocking needed. Now I’m anxious to see if the battery has improved over the AOPK ROM I was running. The AOPK ROM seemed to drain the battery after about 9-10 hours of moderate usage and was frustrating me the most. Hoping this ROM will get me at least 12-14 hours before the battery warning pop up appears.

  8. pbos says:

    No stock email in SOA???

  9. Gus says:

    I have only one Issue. I use NFC tiles a lot and AOKP ROM allowed me to use them when the screen was off or locked. This ROM wont allow it and when I try to mod it it completely disables NFC…..Other than that i would keep it..But for now switching back to AOKP

  10. jeffc says:

    Can anyone confirm if mhl works with this ROM? So far I can’t find a jelly bean ROM that supports it

  11. gav says:

    im stuck on the boot screen…been about 20 min now…does it take this long the first time?

  12. BoBo says:

    I ve got so far only problem – after using USB cable to download pics , phone freezes . Sometimes freezes when connect the USB cable . I’m going back to one of the old versions of AOKP

  13. edward says:

    hey. the language input settings not working. the setup input methods.. always. settings has stopped.. i want to turn off the vibration while typing msg.. pls help.. pls answer me.

  14. matt says:

    anyone else having a problem with this ROM freezing? Put this ROM on my wife’s phone and it keeps freezing. Let me know if anyone else has this issue.

  15. Sam says:

    This ROM is great except for the fact that it randomly shuts off my phone sporadically throughout the day. I haven’t been able to diagnose why since it’s sporadic. Anyone else seeing this?

    • Manny says:

      I got the same problem and now my data service is randomly turning off.

    • Selasi says:

      I have been experiencing the same problem . After the latest restart by the rom it is now stuck in a boot loop as such am reverting to my original rom.

  16. Ashraf says:

    Dose the camera recording work?

  17. Jah Son says:

    yes, camera and camcorder work perfectly. I reverted back to cyanogenmod 10, however. I had no problems installing, but the phone freezes and restarts whenever it feels like it. By the looks of the menues, though, it seems like a reworked version of cyanogenmod. Their little mascot still hangs around there.

  18. Armanione says:

    My Galaxy S2 freezes and restarts with this rom. It does it while browsing, listening to songza, using Pulse app and other times which is too many times already. Will use different Rom. Thanks

  19. KSplizza says:

    I have one issue with this ROM and that’s the fact that no computer will recognize my phone any longer with this ROM installed. Please tell me how to fix this because I absolutely love this ROM

  20. Deena Baum says:

    I love this ROM! Works a bit better than the root box ROM. works well! love it. Thanks!

    • KSplizza says:

      does your PC still recognize it as a USB storage device? That option won’t even show up when i connect it to my laptop or any other one

  21. AJ says:

    does anyone know if there is an htc sense rom available for gs2 t989?

  22. Amir says:


    Thanks a lot for this rom.

    I have just installed it and it looks great, the GPS locked instantly everything works fine.

    I Couldn’t access the access the performance menus, could you please explain how to get there and if there are other settings to set in order to get the menu?


  23. John Lawson says:

    How does this compare to AOKP Mr1 build 6?

  24. Deena B says:

    I liked this ROM alot… Better than AOKP one I had and am back on. But this one, after 4 to 5 days started turning off randomly, resetting for fun, and wouldn’t play videos anymore. It was very glitchy and I went back to a previous ROM I had. I really liked this one. I hope we can fix the bugs!

  25. Tonyxx says:

    does anyone how to change themes and weather,

  26. Tonyxx says:

    Am I the only one who notice this, i am little concern about Apx Launcher and some other apps in this Rom such as the Torch, which i have removed them, if you look under permission they have access to do almost everything in your phone,

    Do all roms have these issues?
    I would appreciate if Max say something about this ,

  27. Tonyxx says:

    i meant Alex and Ptmr3

  28. ShortyLo says:

    Does anyone know if 4g signal works on the latest build of this rom?

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