PAC-man ROMs based on Android 4.4.2 are now available for the Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100G phones. Read this entire tutorial and you will manage to complete installation in under ten minutes without bricking the firmware.
PAC-man KitKat custom ROM is based on AOSP Android 4.4.2, it packs its own features and other elements borrowed from CyanogenMod, AOKP and Paranoid Android ROMs. Its main features: PAC in Black UI, status bar improvements, active display, lockscreen notifications, appbar, gesture anywhere, statusbar weather, recents RAM bar, PAC console, OTA Updates support, and more. Learn about this ROM by visiting its XDA thread here.
Read the tutorial below before starting the installation process:
- this guide is destined to be used only with the Samsung Galaxy S2 model number I9100G.
- don’t attempt to flash the ROM on the I9100 Exynos Galaxy S2, as you will brick it.
- don’t try to update any other phones or devices with the files that you will find in this post.
- your phone has to be rooted and running the latest build of CWM Recovery.
- if the custom Recovery is not updated to its latest version, then you will not be able to install any new KitKat ROMs.
- this guide is tested with CWM Recovery, but TWRP should work too.
- in the tutorial you will find the NANDROID ROM Backup and Factory Reset steps, do not skip them.
- NANDROID Backup creates a restore point for the installed OS.
- Factory Reset will wipe all data stored on the system partition.
- Factory Reset won’t delete data from your phone’s internal nor external storage.
- backup data from installed apps using the Helium for Android tool.
- sync Contacts info with your Gmail account.
- guide here for those that don’t know how to do it.
- this guide is for advanced Android users, do not blame us in case you brick the phone or lose any important data in the process.
- read the entire tutorial and don’t skip any steps listed in the tutorial.
- check the phone’s battery charge level and make sure that it is over 50%, so that the device will not switch off in the middle of the installation process.
- if you cannot complete the guide, then you can ask for more help in comments.
Now that you know all of the above you can continue to the next part of this post and learn how to update your device with a brand new Android 4.4.2 custom ROM.
Flash PAC-rom KitKat ROM for Galaxy S2 I9100G:
- Download the ROM zip file from here.
- Download Gapps for this Android 4.4.2 ROM from here.
- After the downloads are finished you need to connect your phone to your PC, then move the files to your computer’s internal storage.
- disconnect your phone from computer when the files are copied.
> do not unzip the files.
- Power off the phone, then boot it in CWM Recovery:
- if you don’t know how to do it, then you can learn by reading here > that’s a guide for S3 Recovery boot, but it will work with your device too.
- First, create the full NANDROID ROM Backup of the installed OS:
- select ‘backup and restore’, then set a name for the files, then confirm.
- Next, apply the Factory Reset for your device:
- select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’, confirm.
- Install the PAC-man KitKat ROM now:
- select ‘install zip from sdcard’, then ‘choose zip from sdcard’. Find the ROM file and confirm the installation.
- Install Gapps zip using the same actions as in step 7.
- Get back to the main custom Recovery screen when all files are installed.
- Reboot your phone in normal mode.
- note that the first boot process of PAC-man KitKat ROM will take several minutes to load all new files.
- Use your Google Account info in order to take control over all the the new features.
I think that these were all the steps that you had to take in order to successfully update your Galaxy S2 I9100G to Android 4.4.2 via PAC-man ROMs. If the first boot process takes more than ten minutes to load and it does nothing or it enters into a boot loop, then you will need to try and repeat the entire tutorial once again.
Make sure that in case you decide to repeat the guide, then you will make not to skip any steps listed above.
For other questions, use the comments field below.