Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100) Android 4.4.2 KitKat Paranoid Android 4.0 ROM Now Live: How to Install

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By Precious Silva | January 17, 2014 12:46 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy S2 owners specifically those owning I9100 can now update their devices to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Thanks to the XDA developer team, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Paranoid Android ROM update for Samsung Galaxy S2 has been released. Specifically, the update from XDA developer nims11 offers a range of custom features including a hybrid UI. Updating to Android 4.4.3 requires S2 users to following certain steps. 

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Models hold a Samsung 'Galaxy S3 mini' (R) phone and a 'Galaxy S3' phone during the mini's world premiere in Frankfurt October 11, 2012.

Prior to Installation 

It is important for users to understand that the update caters to Galaxy S2 handsets bearing the I9100 model number. Other models or versions cannot run the update. Forcing to install the update may lead to damage. The device should also be rooted. Install ClockWorkMod to create backup. 

Users should charge their devices at least 80 percent to avoid power disruptions. The USB Debugging Mode should be enabled. To do this, go to Settings and open Developer options. 

How to install the Paranoid Android 4.0 ROM (KitKat 4.4.2) On Samsung Galaxy S2:

1.       Users need to download the ROM and Google Apps package. Click this link to download the ROM.

2.       Connect the Samsung Galaxy S2 device to the computer. Transfer the Paranoid Android 4.0 ROM and Google Apps Package to the SD card of the handset. Make sure to put it in the root folder.

3.       Boot the device into Recovery Mode. Press the Power, Home and Volume Up buttons together. Hold them for a few seconds.

4.       Through CWM recovery, do the following tasks: "wipe data/factory reset," "wipe cache,"  and "wipe dalvik cache." Lastly, users must format the system by choosing "mounts and storage" submenu.

5.       Go to the options: "Install Zip from SD card." Go to the ROM copied earlier. Find the .zip archive. Once the ROM has been selected, the device will start to install the Paranoid Android 4.0. The process should take around five minutes to complete. Wait for the installation to be completed.

6.       Do the same procedures to install Google Apps.

7.       Once users have loaded the ROM, go to "Reboot System Now" and let the handset to restart. Once the device boots back up, it will be running on Paranoid Android's 4.4.2 KitKat custom ROM officially. 

Important Note: Providers of the update cannot be held responsible for what happens to the device following installation. Users can update at their own risk. 

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Models hold a Samsung 'Galaxy S3 mini' (R) phone and a 'Galaxy S3' phone during the mini's world premiere in Frankfurt October 11, 2012.
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