[How to] Install Official CM 13 (Android 6.0) on Samsung Galaxy S2

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.

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[How to] Install CM 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) on Samsung Galaxy S2

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 was the device which really put Samsung on the map. It was one of the best devices launched at that time and there were record sales. But it has been long time since and the official support has stopped which means no Android updates. However CM 12.1 ROM is available for Galaxy S2 which will update this device to Android 5.1.1. Follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install Android 5.1.1 based CM 12.1 ROM on the Galaxy S2

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.

The CyanogenMod team have developed an Android 5.1.1 based ROM for the Galaxy S2. This ROM has been developed based on the changelog released by Google. The OS will be Android 5.1 but there will be some of the features of Android 5.1.1. To install this ROM on Galaxy S2, follow the guide below.

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[How to] Update Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 5.1

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.

Galaxy S2 remains one of the best selling devices till date. It really brought Samsung at the top. And while Samsung has forgotten this, some developers have not. They have continued with the developments of this device and have come up with the Omni ROM which will update this device to Android 5.1. Follow the guide below.

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[How to] Install CM 12 (Android 5.0.2) on Samsung Galaxy S2

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 stopped further upgrades to this device. However the latest version of Android (5.0.2) can be installed on the Galaxy S2 via the CM 12 custom ROM. The nightlies are out for this device which each nightly solving some of the problems associated. Follow the guide below to install CM 12 on the Galaxy S2.

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[How To] Install Official CyanogenMod 11 ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is still one of the most popular and widely used smartphone. As a result, development for it is still strong with many developers regularly releasing their latest ROM builds that can be installed on the device. And now, the CyanogenMod team have rolled out their ROM based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The CM 11 nightlies are now up and running on their website and are ready to be installed on the Galaxy S2, enabling its users to experience Android 4.4.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 was launched in 2011 and had a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen. It was 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. We had previously seen how to run Android 4.4 on it by installing an unofficial version of the CM 11 ROM. Let us now see the steps involved in installing 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 4.3 JB (CyanogenMod 10.2) on Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100G

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Android 4.3 is the latest version of the Android OS. It is available for all the Nexus devices, but other devices will receive the Android 4.3 update later. However, the CyanogenMod community has started to make it available for certain devices and Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of those devices. Follow the instructions given below to install Android 4.3 (CM 10.2) on Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100G. Use it only for the Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100G and not on other variants or carriers.
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[How to] Dual Boot on the Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

It is well known that a computer can have more than one Operating System. Similarly, some Android devices also support 2 Operating Systems simultaneously and Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 is one of those rare devices. This feature is known as Dual Boot. This is achieved by sharing the kernel and using a hidden partition in dev/block to store the 2nd ROM’s /system and the /sdcard (Internal storage) to store /data and /cache inside a hidden folder (/sdcard/.secondrom).

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