Resurrection Remix is a brand new custom ROM that is based on Android 4.4.2. It can now be installed on your Galaxy S2 using the instructions that I’ve listed in this post.
The ROM has been posted to XDA by “westcrip” and it is fully functional. It packs tons of features from AOSP Android 4.4.2 along with some other components that you can find in CyanogenMod and AOKP builds. Before starting the installation process you should take a look at the preparation guide below:
- Use this post only with Samsung Galaxy S2 model number I9100.
– this is the Exynos model, not the I9100G TI OMAP one, so you shouldn’t try to flash the files that you’ll find in this post on any other Android devices.
- The Galaxy S2 that you’re about to update should be rooted and running a custom Recovery image such as CWM or TWRP.
– both CWM and TWRP are supported by this guide, but the instructions are written for CWM.
– if you want to use TWRP, then you should carefully apply the corresponding actions, as the actions are very similar.
- Create a full NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM.
– this will set a restore point for your smartphone, so that you’ll be prepared in case something goes wrong, your phone might not boot, and you will need a way out.
– this step is listed in the tutorial, too, so you won’t miss it.
- A ‘Factory Reset’ is required for this guide, so that the new ROM will install successfully at the first attempt.
– Factory Reset process will wipe all data from your system partition, which means that you will lose installed apps data and all the other system files.
– Factory Reset doesn’t delete contents from internal nor external storage.
– this step is listed in the tutorial.
- You can backup data from installed applications and SMS text messages using the Helium tool here.
- Sync Contacts data with your default Gmail account.
– if you don’t know how to do it, then you can find more info here.
- Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
- This is a post for advanced users, do not blame us in case something goes wrong and you brick the phone or lose any important data in the process.
- Check the phone’s battery charge level and make sure that it is over 50%, so that the device won’t switch off in the middle of the updating process.
- Read the entire post and don’t skip any steps that I’ve listed below.
- If you cannot complete the guide, then you should try more than once and ask for more help in comments.
Now that you’ve gone past all of the above, continue to the next part of this guide and learn how to flash a new KitKat custom ROM for your smartphone.
How to flash Resurrection Remix Android 4.4.2 ROM for Galaxy S2 I9100:
- Download the ROM from here.
– make sure to download the latest build available.
- Download Gapps for this ROM from here.
- Connect your Galaxy S2 to your PC and then move both zip files to your smartphone’s internal storage.
– disconnect your phone from PC when the files are copied successfully.
> do not extract the archived zip contents.
- Power off your Galaxy S2 now.
- Next, boot the phone in CWM / TWRP Recovery Mode.
– it can be done if you press simultaneously Volume Up, Home and Power, all at the same time.
> release the buttons when the main custom Recovery menu appears.
- First you need to create a full NANDROID ROM Backup for the installed OS.
– select ‘backup and restore’, name the file and save it on your device.
- Now you can apply the Factory Reset:
– select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ option, confirm.
- Next, install the Resurrection Remix Android 4.4.2 ROM:
– select ‘install zip from sdcard’, then ‘choose zip from sdcard’ and find the ROM zip.
> confirm installation and then wait until the process is complete.
- When the ROM is installed you need to select again ‘choose zip from sdcard’. Flash the Gapps zip now.
- After both files are installed you can get back to the first recovery screen.
- Reboot the Galaxy S2 now and wait until Resurrection Remix KitKat home screen appears.
> note that this first boot will take at least several minutes to load, which is why you shouldn’t press any buttons until the process is complete.
- Enter your Google Account info when the new home screen appears.
> take control over your device and start testing all the new features and functions.
These were all the instructions that you had to follow in order to successfully update your Galaxy S2 with a brand new custom KitKat custom ROM. If you cannot complete the tutorial, then you should ask for more help in comments.
If you don’t like this new ROM and how it works with your device, then you can always choose to use the NANDROID ROM Backup file created in step 6. Use the same custom Recovery image when trying to restore a ROM backup.