It is a mistake to think that the Samsung Galaxy S2 as an outdated device. This is due to the fact that there are still many S2 users around and they managed to stay relevant thanks to the updates that they are getting.
The latest update comes from CyanogenMod and it is called the CM11. Applying the custom ROM will update the Samsung Galaxy S2 to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Unlike the official updates from Samsung, the CM11 is free of bugs and bloatware.
If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S2 and wish to apply the KitKat update, you can refer to the installation guide below. However, it is important to note that the CM11 is developed solely for the S2 GT-i9100 model. Also, do make sure that the USB Debugging option on the phone’s settings is ticked and there is at least 50% battery on the device.
Furthermore, you will need to install ClockworkMod prior to the installation. On a final note, make sure that the Google Apps Package and CM11 files are downloaded on your computer before commencing on the process. Now, without further a due, here’s how you can install the KitKat OS.
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.
After that, the device should be running on the latest Android.