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Samsung Galaxy S2: How to Update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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By Ryan Inoyori | March 4, 2013 11:08 AM EST

Galaxy S2 users are looking forward to an update of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean from Samsung and for those who are waiting, an AOKP update for the device running 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now available.

AOKP ROMs or Android Open Kang Project are one of the favourites used to update devices or change from stock to custom ROMs. AOKP ROMs are basically fast, very steady, and based on the AOSP release of the Android OS.

Below are the how-to instructions on updating a Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, using an AOKP build custom ROM.

Prerequisites and reminder:

1.      This how-to instructions is exclusive for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100. Do not try this with other variants of Galaxy S2.

2.      The phone is required to be rooted.

3.      This is your own personal risk. The update will wipe out all your data inside the phone.

4.      Make sure to create a backup of data files, SMS, and contacts just in case a restoration is needed.

5.      A Dalvik Cache wipe must be performed from the recovery mode before doing the update.

6.      Samsung KIES will not detect your phone after installing this Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM.

7.      A ClockworkMod recovery must be installed before performing any of this guide.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Update Galaxy S2 I9100 with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

1.      Download the Android 4.2.2 AOKP ROM and the Google Apps  for Galaxy S2 I9100 to your computer.

2.      Connect your Galaxy S2 to the computer using a USB cable.

3.      Copy the downloaded Android 4.2.2 zip file and the Google Apps zip to the SD card. Place the files in the SD card root folder, not to another folder.

4.      Switch off the device and disconnect it from the USB cable.

5.      Switch on the phone while pressing and holding these keys: Volume UP + Menu + Power buttons. Wait till the device boot to the Recovery mode.

6.      In the ClockworkMod recovery mode, perform a full data wipe first.

7.      Scroll down to "flash zip from SD card". Use the Power button to select the zip file.

8.      Use the Volume keys to navigate around and find the Android 4.2.2 zip file in the SD card. Use the Power key to select the zip file.

9.      Confirm the installation on the next screen, and wait till the process is finished. Repeat the same process of selection and installation with the Google Apps zip file.

10.   After the installation is completed, "Go back" and reboot the device. Select "Reboot system now" from the recovery menu. The device will boot within 5 minutes for the first time of use. Be patient.

11.  After that, check the device information if its successful. Go to Settings > About Phone to view the details.

Separate AOKP versions for other Galaxy S2 variants are also available here. Make sure that you have every requirement noted because there are certain things needed before flashing an update for those variants.

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