CyanogenMod 10 Arrives for Galaxy S2 officially, Jelly Bean Based ROM [How-To]
The CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) recently released for the Galaxy S2 I9100G, and now the ROM also has been arrived for the Galaxy S2 I9100, the ROM is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and gives fully stock Android experience, thanks to XDA developer member codeworkx.
However it’s just a preview build of CyanogenMod 10, which means it may has some bugs and some things might not work fine. But it’s worthy to taste Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Galaxy S2, read on how to install CyanogenMod 10 on Galaxy S2.
Keep in mind that your device should be on XXLPQ with ClockworkMod recovery installed, check device detail from Setting>About Phone, you can follow our this guide install XXLPQ and follow this guide to install ClockworkMod recovery. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here [XDA LINK] and Google Apps.
Step #2: Transfer the downloaded files to the internal SD card of device.
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.
Step #5: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #6: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #7: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded ROM file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #8: Repeat the step 7 to install Google Apps .zip file.
Step #9: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, you’re done, do comment below for queries. When you need to go back, simply put the phone into recovery mode and restore the backup you taken in step 5. You can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in step 1.