[How To] Install Official CM 11 ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000)

Custom ROMs act as a major upgrade from stock ROMs especially for users with devices that have stopped receiving official updates from their carriers or manufactures. Take the Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) for example. Launched in 2010, the now antiquated device was Samsung’s first smartphone from the flagship S series but stopped receiving official updates after Android 2.3. By flashing custom ROMs however, users can experience the latest Android OS on it. And the CyanogenMod team have also released their latest ROM for the device based on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

The Galaxy S had a 4″ Super AMOLED screen, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 8/16 GB internal storage which could be further expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD card. It also had a 5 MP rear camera and a VGA front facing camera. We had previously seen how you can install Android 4.4 on it by flashing an unofficial version of the CM 11 ROM. Let us now see how to install the official CM 11 ROM on it.

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[How To] Install Android 4.4 (Omni ROM) on Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100G)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100G) variant is the one which runs on the TI OMAP 4430 chipset and PowerVR SGX540 GPU as opposed to the Exynos chipset and the Mali-400MP GPU that is found in the GT-I9100 variant. Apart from these features, both have the same 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage which was further expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing camera and 1650 mAh battery. Both originally ran on Android 2.3.4 and while the GT-I9100 variant was later upgradable to Android 4.1, the GT-I9100G variant received an Android 4.1.2 update. Let us now see the steps involved in installing Android 4.4 on the Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100G) via Omni ROM.

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[How To] Install CM 11 ROM (Android 4.4) on Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)

The official CyanogenMod 11 (CM 11) ROM is still a few days away from releasing. In the mean time though, many unofficial ROMs have been developed that allows users to run Android 4.4 on their devices. We had seen how to install CM 11 ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S and also on the Samsung Galaxy S4. Now, an unofficial CM 11 ROM has also come out for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Developed by XDA Recognized Developer Wayland_ACE, the ROM seems to be free of any major bugs and best of all, allows users to experience the Android KitKat OS on their devices.

The Galaxy S2 was the world’s thinnest smartphone (only 8.49 mm thick) when it was launched in 2011. It sported a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen, 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It had 16/32 GB internal storage which was further expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. It also had a 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. It had a 1650 mAh battery and ran on Android 2.3.4 which was later upgradable to Android 4.1. Let us now see how you can run Android 4.4 on it by installing the CM 11 ROM.

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[How To] Install Android 4.4 (Omni ROM) on the Sony Xperia T

The Omni ROM is a new entrant in the lineup of the many custom ROMs that are currently available for Android users to flash on their devices. The developing team’s main focus is on multi-window support along with security features and user-activated screen recorder. The official Android 4.4 builds have not yet been rolled out for any device. However, many unofficial builds have been developed for various devices. And XDA Recognized Developer tilal6991 has built one such for the Sony Xperia T to let its users experience Android 4.4 on their device..

The Xperia T was Sony’s flagship phone launched last year. It had a 4.6″ HD Reality Display with Bravia Engine, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which could be further expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD card. It also had a 13 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front facing camera and 1850 mAh non-removable battery. It originally ran on Android 4.0.4 which was later upgraded to Android 4.3. Now follow the below mentioned steps to run Android 4.4 on it.

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[How To] Install CM 11 ROM (Android 4.4) on Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000)

Many Android devices that have a very little chance of getting an official Android 4.4 update are fortunately getting custom ROMs build for them. As a result, its users are thankful to the developers for letting them experience the latest Android OS on their devices. And seems like the users of Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) have XDA Recognized Developer pawitp to thank for developing an unofficial CM 11 custom ROM which allows users to run Android 4.4 on the Galaxy S.

The Galaxy S was Samsung’s first device from its flagship S series that was launched in 2010. The smartphone paved the way for Samsung to become the powerhouse that it is in the mobile market by developing many more such devices. It had a 4″ Super AMOLED screen, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 8/16 GB internal storage which could be further expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD card. It also had a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front facing camera and originally ran on Android 2.1 with an Android 2.3 update made available later. Let us now see how you can install Android 4.4 on it.

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[How To] Enable Battery Percentage on Android 4.4 devices

Google launched the Android 4.4 KitKat OS earlier this month. The latest Android OS bought in many new features such as screen recording, integrated messaging, improved Google Now and many more. And another much needed feature that has been added is the ability to view the battery percentage in status bar. Although this feature has long been included in many Custom ROMs till now, Google has not yet included it in theirs.

Now however, Google has finally included this, although not directly as a straightforward option in the settings. The option has to be enabled either via ADB command or via an app. Luckily though, no root access is required to enable it. Unfortunately, Google seems to have messed up the color scheme as the percentage is displayed in white on the white background of the battery icon. As a result, the percentage is only visible when the battery has been drained halfway through. It’s anybody’s guess as to why Google hasn’t included a direct option but if you wish to enable it, you can follow the below steps.

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[How To] Install Android 4.4 (AOSP ROM) on T-Mobile, AT&T and International versions of HTC One

HTC’s flagship device, the One, is a 4.7″ smartphone that originally ran on Android 4.1.2 and received a direct update to Android 4.3 last month along with Sense 5.5. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It has 32 and 64 GB internal memory, 4 MP ultrapixel rear camera and a 2.1 MP front facing camera. HTC has promised a Android 4.4 update for it also and considering its immense success have already began working on its successor.

Till the official Android 4.4 update rolls out, users can try out the latest Android OS on their devices by installing a AOSP ROM. Developed by RootzWiki recognized developer Stephen Bird, the ROM uses Android 4.3 binaries but brings in almost all of the features of Android KitKat. The ROM has been confirmed to work on the T-Mobile, AT&T and the international versions of the One and can be easily installed like any other custom ROM. Follow the below mentioned steps to start flashing it on your HTC One.

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Google officially unveils Android 4.4 KitKat; Brings in tons of new features


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Google has finally launched its latest Android OS, the KitKat, along with the Nexus 5. After previously revealing just the version number along with its name, Google today officially gave out the details and features of its new OS. The newly introduced features are as follows: Continue reading

Nestle releases the Android 4.4 Kit Kat teaser video

As leaks and rumors present their arrival with growing consistency, we are presented with visualizations citing the release of the Android 4.4 Kit Kat. At present November 1 has been regarded as the date for the official release, however there is no concrete information to support the claim that the Nexus 5 will be unraveled soon along-with the unveiling of the Android 4.4.kit-kat-video

In such times, tech enthusiasts have to stay contend with several lowdowns that constitute a turning point towards determining the legitimacy of rumors. Along these lines, Nestle has released a teaser video which ostentatiously displays an Android bot tricking or fooling around with another bot’s Kit Kat wafer wherein a promise of a magic trick is displayed. But thereafter this trick never surfaces up to light. Continue reading

Google announces Android 4.4 KitKat: The Latest Entrant in the Android Family

Google just revealed the upcoming version of Android, KitKat. Rather than it being Android 5.0, Google has launched it as Android 4.4. Previously, many rumors were doing the rounds that the new version of Android would be Android 5.0 code-named Key Lime Pie. However, when Google Senior Vice President and head of Android and the Chrome, Sundar Pichai, tweeted and also shared a picture of an Android statue themed as Kit-Kat on Google+, the latest Android version was finally unveiled.

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