Galaxy S2 was launched in 2011. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It had 16/32 GB internal storage options which could be further expanded by 32 GB via microSD card. It also had a 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. It originally ran on Android 2.3.4 and was later upgradable to Android 4.1.
Samsung Galaxy S2 is an iconic device. It really set Samsung on the map. It is a very old device with official support stopped for it ages ago. But CyanogenMod team have continued the support and have come up with CM 13 ROM for this device. Using this ROM, Galaxy S2 can be updated to Android 6.0. A detailed guide on how to install this ROM is given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy S2:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android and Email
Steps to install CM 13 ROM on Galaxy S2:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 13 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the device.
- Switch off the device and boot into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 13 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.