Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Stable Version Gets Updated for February [Full Guide]

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By Ryan Inoyori | February 19, 2014 11:05 AM EST

New release of CyanogenMod 11 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat has been released for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 and remains stable with no known bugs. In addition to default KitKat features, you can customise and control several aspects of the smartphone such as processor and apps.

CyanogenMod 11 February Firmware

New release of CyanogenMod 11 via Maclaw Studio has been posted for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. It was released on February 17th which can be flashed using any recovery including stock version.

It remains a stable version with updates of CyanogenMod sources and major RIL improvements of the firmware for the device.

Features:

-          2D/3D hardware acceleration

-          Audio output via speakers, headphones and microphone

-          A-GPS and GPS with GLONASS

-          Compass and sensors are working

-          Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with A2DP

-          All native tethering using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB

-          CM 11 functions

-          CPU sleep mode

-          MTP storage function

-          YouTube HQ

-          Camera and video playback

-          Working storages

-          Offline charging

-          Backlight notification support

-          Built via Linaro toolchain

-          Can be flashed via Odin tool

-          Overclocking and undervolting

Like with the previous release, no known bugs have been found.

Requirements

1.      You must flash this custom ROM to the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 only.

2.      Root and install a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod recovery on the smartphone. But you can use the stock recovery if you desire to.

3.      Create a manual backup of data files stored on the device.

4.      Make sure that the battery life is at least 50 per cent.

5.      Enable USB debugging mode.

6.      Download the CM 11 ROM and Google Apps package to your computer.

Warning: CyanogenMod 11 requires manual installation and we are not responsible for any damages which may occur on your Galaxy Ace 2. Read and follow the instructions properly to avoid any errors to happen. Do this at your own risk.

Flashing Instructions

1.      Connect your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to the computer using a USB cable.

2.      Copy and paste the CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.2 firmware and Google Apps package to the SD card of the device. Don't extract any of the zip files.

3.      Turn off the smartphone then reboot into recovery mode by pressing and holding volume up, home and power keys at the same time till the Samsung logo appears.

4.      Create a nAndroid backup of the current ROM by selecting "backup and restore > backup." You may restore the older ROM anytime.

5.      Perform a full wipe by selecting "wipe data/factory reset" and "wipe cache partition." Then select "advanced > wipe Dalvik cache."

6.      Install the CM 11 Android 4.4.2 by selecting "install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD card > search for the zip file > confirm installation." Apply the same method on Google Apps zip file.

7.      Once the installation has been completed, go back to the main menu then select "reboot system now."

8.      Wait for at least five minutes till the device reaches the home screen.

If your Galaxy Ace 2 is running a previous CyanogenMod firmware, simply flash the ROM.

If you find any bugs or issues, send your feedback to Maclaw Studios Web page for Galaxy Ace 2.

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