Some years ago, Samsung unleashed the Galaxy S2 smartphone and it is one of the best device s in history. This explains why there are still many Samsung Galaxy S2 users in the world today. On the downside of things, the S2 has been axed from any further updates from Samsung.
Well, users don’t have to be bothered by the manufacturer’s decision. Believe it or not, the Samsung Galaxy S2 can be updated to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, thanks to CyanogenMod. The latter has just produced CM11 specifically for the S2 GT-I9100 model but users are required to root their device in order to apply the update.
If you desire to get a bite at the KitKat, then read on for the installation instruction. Of course, we do advise that you create every possible backup of your smartphone. Also, make sure that the battery level is no lesser than 50%. Nobody wants to see the S2 running out of juice before the installation can even complete.
Another thing to take note of is the settings for the S2 device. Check again to see if USB Debugging is switched on and also see if the S2 has Clockwork Mod. If everything is in place, you can start downloading Google Apps Package and CM11. The following is the process.
1. Connect the device to the computer via USB
2. Copy the CyanogenMod 11 and Google Apps packages into the SD card. Do Not Extract.
3. Unplug the device and turn it off.
4. Enter recovery mode by Holding down the volume up +power +home at the same time.
5. Once inside, backup the ROM
6. Next, select “wipe data/factory reset” and “wipe cache partition.” Then choose “advanced > wipe Dalvik cache.”
7. Go back to the main menu and install CyanogenMod 11 by selecting “install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD > cyanogenMod 11 / Google Apps> confirm installation.
8. Once done, go back and select reboot system. This process will take up to 5 minutes.