The Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus might not prompt you an official notification for Android 4.4.2 KitKat update but third-party developers seem worried about you. We now have an unofficial build of popular CyanogenMod 11 ROM to taste the Android’s chocolate, thanks to XDA member CoolDevelopment. It’s a quick way to experience Galaxy S2 Plus Android 4.4 before official treatment.
CyanogenMod 11 (CM11) is AOSP custom ROM for Galaxy S2 Plus and it is based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build as far. It is optimized for faster performance and does include so many useful apps and tweaks such as GalleryNext and Apollo music player application.
This Galaxy S2 Plus CM11 build is still under development and contains issues. A few features are not working yet such as FM radio and screen recoding. However we hope that the developer will iron out bugs soon. You can use third-party FM radio app at this time.
Read on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat CM11 ROM on Galaxy S2 Plus GT-I9105. This ROM does not work on Android 4.1 stock ROM’s bootloader, so please upgrade to 4.2 before flashing. Make sure you have latest ClockworkMod recovery version installed on your phone.
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 the carbon Android app to backup apps and data.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the latest version of Android 4.4 CyangenMod 11 ROM for your Galaxy S2 Plus from original XDA thread.
Step #2: Download Google Apps for CyangenMod Galaxy S2 Plus ROM from here.
Step #3: Transfer the downloaded zip files to internal SD card of device.
Step #4: Turn the device off.
Step #5: Reboot the device into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons.
Step #6: 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, if you’re on TWRP recovery, click on “backup” and slide the blue button to confirm the action.
Step #7: In recovery mode, perform wipe, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #8: Return to main menu by selecting “Go Back”.
Step #9: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” or select “install” for TWRP and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation.
Step #10: Repeat the previous step again and install Google Apps in same manner.
Step #11: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now” to reboot phone.
Great, you are done. You are now running on Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat. If you experience any error, leave a comment and let us know.
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