Best Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 [2013 Edition]

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Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S2

At Droidviews, we always try to give our visitors the best of Android. Just like you hate bloatwares on your phone, we keep away from all unimportant stuff here. With this resolution at the back our mind, we cover only those things that interests the majority of sensible users.

We work hard to make your mobile life a little easier and it if for this that we started a Best Custom ROMs Series so that we might help you, in some or other way, pick what is best for you. We already published an article (in August 2013) reviewing some of the best performing custom ROMs for the Galaxy S2.

It has been a long time since then and it was getting a little difficult for us to update the older post. and therefore we are here again with another best custom ROMs for Samsung’s once best-seller phone the Galaxy S2. The device has recently been updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware and the new features brought by it has improved the usability of the phone. But, at the same time, the Jelly Bean update has also made the device an little slower.

With a good custom ROM installed on your phone, you can not only speed up your Galaxy S2 but also get a far better battery life than the stock firmware. Moreover, custom ROMs are capable of giving you more variety with themes and mods. Most ROM developers tend to remove the less-or-not-used apps called bloatwares from their ROMs. And thus you get more space, more empty RAM and a faster and smooth performance.

If you search the web, you can find hundreds of custom ROMs for the Galaxy S2, and this abundance of ROMs is sure to confuse you and make it very difficult to choose one good ROM that suites your taste and requirement. All ROMs listed below have been tested and found better in speedy performance and good battery backup. We tested the most talked about 13 ROMs and picked a bunch of good ones for you.

Root Your Samsung Galaxy S2:

Please note that to be able to install a custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S2, your must root it first. Moreover, you also need to install a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP on your device because a custom ROM or mod requires a custom recovery. If you have rooted you Galaxy S2 yet, do it now using our easy rooting  tutorials from the following link.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S2

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Also Read:

Things to Do Before and After Installing a ROM

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How to Install Custom ROMs on Galaxy S2 GT-I9100:

Preparations:

  • Download the desired custom ROM  and the Google Apps (if applicable) zip package from below and copy the files to the external SD Card storage on your Galaxy S2. Do not extract the zip.
  • Backup your apps, contacts, messages and all other data stored on the internal storage of your phone. These free apps will make backing up very easy.
  • Charge your phone’s battery to at least 60% level.
  • Turn on USB Debugging on your Galaxy S2 from Settings> Developer Options and check the box.

Installation Steps: Now follow the following steps carefully to install a custom ROM on your phone-

  1. Copy the ROM and GApps file to your phone’s external SD.
  2.  Turn off your device and boot it into CWM Recovery mode:  press and hold the Volume Up + Home keys simultaneously and then press the Power button. Keep the three keys pressed till the Start-up screen with “Samsung Galaxy S II” logo blinks for two times followed by a screen like this: cwm-recovery-menu-GALAXY-S2
  3. Use the Volume and Power keys to scroll and select an option/file inside the Recovery mode.
  4. Important: Do not forget to create a backup of your current ROM, so that you might restore it later in case you do not like the new ROM or stuck on some point during the installation procedure.
  5. When the backup is complete, go back to the main menu and scroll down to “wipe data/factory reset” and confirm the choice.
  6. Next, go to “wipe cache partition” and do the wipe.
  7. Now open “advanced” option and “wipe dalvik cache”
  8. Having done the 3 wipes as described above, go back to the main menu in recovery and select  “install zip from sdcard>choose zip from sdcard” option. Navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  9. The ROM will be installed now. Wait till the installation is finished.
  10. If the ROM also requires the Google Apps to be installed, select  “install zip from sdcard>choose zip from sdcard” option again and install the GApps package.
  11. Finally, return back to the main menu and select “reboot system now”.
  12. Note: Some custom ROMs are installed through Aroma Installer utility. If this be the case, just follow the onscreen instruction and select preferred options.

The ROM will thus be installed on your phone and when it boots up it will have the newly installed ROM. Just go through the initial Set Up and you are on the go. The first boot might take up to 5 minutes  before the phone boots up, so be patient. In case your phone is stuck on the bootscreen for more than 6 minutes, pull out phone’s battery and place it back after 1 minute. Boot the device in the recovery mode again and wipe data/factory reset again and then reboot. It should be fixed.

ROM List Updated on August 24, 2013

1. ParanoidAndroid 3+ ROM Galaxy S2

Developer: nims11

paranoidandroid-expanded-desktop

paranoidandroid-features

ROM Review:

The ParanoidAndroid 3+ ROM is one of the most popular and beautiful custom ROMs for the Galaxy S2. It is available for a host of Android phones and holds a good place among custom ROMs. Its hybrid look and feel, smooth and fast performance and decent battery backup, all make it lovable. Using the ParanoidAndroid 3 ROM was a whole new experience due to its flexibility, capability of customization and, most of all, the expanded desktop mode with that beautiful Pie thing (see the screenshot).

I have written a detailed article that reveals all the aspect of this new avatar of the ParanoidAndroid ROM. It is based on AOSP 4.2.1 and also supports themes made for CyanogenMod 10.1.The ROM is almost bugless. If you want to have a fresh new experience with beautiful looks, the PA3 ROM is just for you.

Downloads:

ParanoidAndroid 3.99 Android 4.3 GT-I9I00

PA Google Apps

Installation Guide: At the beginning of the post.

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2. NeatROM

Developer: Salesale (Donate) Neat-ROM-galaxy-s2

ROM Review:

NeatROM for  Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 is one of the best choices if you want to use a highly customizable and performing custom ROM. It is based on the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware for the device from Samsung. As the very name suggests, it is a very neat and tidy package that unleashes the capability of you Galaxy S2 to give you a faster UI experience, more stable performance and even better battery life. The developer has removed all bloats and thus you get more free RAM too.

There are more that 50 languages packed inside so you do not have to worry about the presence of your native language. NeatROM is a fully deodexed and zipaligned ROM with Busybox pre-installed. The presence of multi-window feature with unlimited app support, ripple and ink-effect at the lockscreen, and various other features from Galaxy S3 and Note 2 ensure that you make the most out of your smartphone. Give this ROM a try and I believe it won’t disappoint you.

Downloads

The NeatROM is available in Lite and Full versions. Download your preferred ROM file below and install using the steps given at the beginning of the article.

XWLSW NeatRom Full

XWLSW_NeatROM_Lite_v4.8

Mirror Link

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3. WanamLite Clean & Fast JB 4.1.2

Developer: Wanam (Donate)

WanamLite Clean-Fast JB 4.1.2

ROM Review:

I have been using the Galaxy S2 for more than a year and have felt the same restlessness as you would have to get the official Android 4.1.2 update. And when it came, it brought a whole new army of features but at a great price. I felt a remarkable lagginess and battery drain with the stock JB firmware. I was looking for a ROM that could give me all the features of the official Jelly Bean but not the slow performance and poor battery. It was then that I stumbled upon the WanamLite ROM and having installed it on my Galaxy S2, I just fell in love with it.

Wanam, the developer of the ROM, has removed many bloatwares and removed the elements that made it slow. The result is a light ROM that performance faster, has many tweaks, and gives a very good battery life.  The ROM is installed via Aroma Installer and it means that you have the control to chose what to install on your phone and what not to. It is a fully Deodexed ROM and therefore you can flash a theme via ClockworkMod recovery too. If you are a lover of the nature themed TouchWiz UX and want to stay with the stock JB features with faster speed and better battery, go with WanamLite!

Here is a preview of the pure Jelly Bean style theme for the WanamLite ROM made by Crussader from XDA. You can download the theme in flashable zip from below.

Pure AOSP JB Style Theme for WanamLite ROM

Downloads:

Download the ROM from below. If you would like to have pure Jelly Bean style theme for the ROM, download the theme file too and install it using CWM Recovery: “install zip from sdcard>choose zip from sdcard” . When the theme is installed, reboot phone and enjoy!

WanamLite JB (Latest)

Pure AOSP JB Style Theme for WanamLite ROM

How to Install: See the guide at the beginning of the article.

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4. Resurrection Remix JB 4.2

Developer: westcrip (Donate)

Resurrection Remix JB

ROM Review:

The Resurrection Remix ROM does not need an introduction. It is one of the most popular custom ROMs among Galaxy S2 users. It is based on AOKP and CyanogenMod 10 and lets you enjoy all the good features of Android 4.2 with extra tweaks and bonus features. The ROM is very fast and responsive and if like a clean phone with a perfect holo look and feel, Resurrection Remix is what you need.

The battery life with the Resurrection Remix JB ROM installed on your phone is simply amazing. The ROM is installed through the Aroma installer that come in action when you select the ROM file in ClockworkMod recovery. You choose the elements and features you would like to have on your Galaxy S2.

Download:

Download Latest Resurrection Remix ROM

Download Google Apps

How to Install: Use the steps described in the tutorial given at the beginning of the post.

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5. Biftor ROM

Developer: Biftor

biftor-rom-galaxy-s2

ROM Review:

If you love customization and theming on your device, Biftor ROM is just for you. It is full of features and allows you enjoy various mods for battery, statusbar, user interface and other elements of your phone. The ROM is installed via Aroma and so it lets you choose what to install on the device before being installed. It features, ink, ripple and light flare effect on lockscreen, HTC Sense style task manager, internet speed tweaks, Quick Settings panel from Galaxy S4, ROM color control, and so on. The ROM gives you good performance and decent battery life.

Downloads:

Biftor ROM V12: Link 1

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6. Omega ROM

Developer: Indie (Donate)

Omega-ROM-galaxy-s2

ROM Review:

Omega is one of the first custom ROMs made for the Galaxy S2 since its Gingerbread days through Ice Cream Sandwich and now to latest Jelly Bean. Indie, the developer has always been active to give us the best of our S2. It’s a purely stock themed ROM with no cosmetics and a little surgery of the non-functioning and sluggish organs of the TouchWiz UX.

Omega is actually the last and 24th letter of the Greek alphabet meaning “great”. This ROM stands true to its name. It’s my personal favorite and I like it for its stability, fast performance, decent battery and stock look. Besides, the Omega ROM also comes with transparent AccuWeather widget, multi-window with more apps support, ink-effect at ripple lockscreen and various mods and toggles of system settings. The ROM can be use as a daily driver.

Downloads:

Download latest Omega ROM here: Link

You can install this ROM using the tutorial given above.

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We are still testing some ROMs and the post will be updated soon. Stay tuned! Do you have a really good ROM in mind? Please, share with us!

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  • MohammedSharif

    @Rakesh  
    Hi Rakesh…How r u?I have a doubt Can i update software updates r not?Am asking u because samsung care person said that we should no update, mobile will work slowly  & Hangs we wil face problem

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh
  • Mohammed Sharif Shaik

    Can you best suggest Anti Virus and best App’s for samsung galaxy s2 plz

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    If the device is being charged and draining fast, I do not see any issue with charger pin. Get a new battery and it should fix.

  • Mohammed Sharif Shaik

    But Samsung care person say its not battery problem
    You have problem with charging pin problem it became black.
    Is it True?

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Replace your battery first.

  • Mohammed Sharif Shaik

    Hai rakesh
    How r u?
    am using Samsung s2 since 1year, my battery started drain very faster with in 2 r 3 hours from 10 days soi went to samsung care they updated it to android version 4.1.2 even though battery draining.
    what should i do dear?

  • Suresh Madasu

    no need bro….

    i got screen lock and power menu after dialing *#87976633#.
    any way thanks…….

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    That’s weird! Try some 3rd party LS apps and see if they work or not: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=LOCKSCREEN&c=apps

  • Suresh Madasu

    i mean just screen lock…

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    What do you mean by locking?

  • Suresh Madasu

    is there any other way to lock my phone…..

  • Bilal

    Thans! that worked for me.

    But….

    another problem occured: my phone doesn’t boot anymore, although i can still go to recovery mode. Are you sure this is a stable version for me? I am new with cusom roms etc.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hi, try the stable version of PA: http://goo.im/devs/nims11/PA-i9100/pa_i9100-3.99-20130913.zip

    And then this Gapps package: http://www.mediafire.com/download/5ptg4dh44nfx281/gapps-jb-20130726-pa4.3.zip

    Make sure to wipe cache partition, data/factory reset and system before installing the ROM.

  • Bilal

    Help please.

    I tried the latest paranoid android rom: pa_i9100-3.99-RC2-20131012-linaro.zip in combination with the latest pa gapps rom: pa_gapps-full-4.3-20131024-signed.zip.

    , but it doesn’t work. As soon as i have rebooted my phone after installation. it gives me all these errors like: settings has stopped, unfortunately com…… has stopped. I can’t get through these pop-ups.

    Which version is stable and best for my Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

  • Suresh Madasu

    yes i did…
    i am facing the problem after the upgrade from gnjbd to jb

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Did you wipe system before installing the new ROM?

  • Suresh Madasu

    Thanks for ur advice.

    but its not working.

    please find an another solution for me……

  • Suresh Madasu

    thanks for u advice let me try………..

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Try Omega ROM then.

  • Suresh Madasu

    please help me………………

  • Suresh Madasu

    hi Rakesh

    screen lock is not working……

    i upgraded my s2 gt-i1900 from gingrbd to jb and biftor cutom rom

  • Matt Shaffër

    can i install paranoid rom into my s2 gt-i9100g ? i already root my phone

  • Henry Sinclair

    That’s the least I could do. WanamLite is perfect for me. I made it to 2 days 1 hr and 16 minutes with 1 hour 20 minutes of usage, with GPS, Wifi and Data on at all times, brightness set to auto. You don’t know how grateful I am. This gave my Galaxy S2 a new lease of life, LOL.

  • Jean-Paul Wissink

    I had the same issue wth my S2 and that was solved by cleaning /data/log. There was over 1GB of logfiles in there which were eating space.Keep in mind that the /data-directory can be hidden and i’ve used ES-Filexplorer to clean it out.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Glad to know WanamLite is performing good for you. Thanks for sharing your experience! :)

  • Henry Sinclair

    Hi Rakesh,

    Just wanted to share my experience with WanamLite. It’s very responsive and my battery life is so much better. I’m pretty sure that it’s not just because it’s a clean install. I reset my device to the factory default and tested the original rom it came up with and compared it to WanamLite (both clean installs and no apps installed yet). I highly recommend it too. BTW, I have more free ram and memory too. Again, my thanks and appreciation to your article, you are the best. :D
    p.s. I tried the latest Resurrection Remix v4.0.7, it’s not reporting the correct battery levels and had crashes here and there. Maybe RR is not for me. Wanam is perfect for me so far. Omega and Biftor ROMs are downloaded to my SD on standby but I think I’ll be sticking with Wanam for a long time since I’m so happy with it. :D Screenshots posted 1 hr. 30 min screen on time.

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    You’re welcome!

  • Henry Sinclair

    Really appreciate you helping me man. I’ll go with your recommendation Wanam because of it’s small footprint with a good battery life. Thank you so much and all the best. :D

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    If you want more options for customization and tweaking, go for Biftor, otherwise Omega or Wanam will be be fine for good performance.

  • Henry Sinclair

    Hi Rakesh,

    First of all, I would like to thank you for this wonderful site. I just would like to ask your opinion on which ROM would you recommend for stability (least amount of bugs) and with the greatest battery life. Appreciate it bro.
    Henry

  • Adnan Che

    CM, AOKP, Pacman, Carbon, ReVolt, BamRom???

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    I am not sure about Thai but most custom ROMs contain all language packs.

  • Gunther Mangelschots

    Thank you Rakesh,

    What about Thai language support of Biftor (I will go with that one I think). Will I still have the option to select a Thai keyboard without downloading an extra app for it?

    And about having the second longest comment…the story of my life…I always end up being second place…LOL :)

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Hi Gunther,

    A good custom ROM like Biftor or WanamLite will really make your phone faster and give you more free RAM and memory. As for the device cache memory, it keeps fluctuating and growing as you use apps.

    Install a system optimizer to keep the system clean: http://www.droidviews.com/fully-optimize-your-android-device-to-get-better-performance-and-battery-life/

    You can also delete the unused system apps to free more memory: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-deleteremove-unwanted-stock-apps-or-bloatwares-from-android-phones/

    Further, you can find more cool apps for tweaking your phone in our Downloads section. Use them and you will be benefited. And, yours is the second longest comment on DroidViews. :)

  • Gunther Mangelschots

    Greets Rakesh,

    I am quite happy to read this article as it gave me an itch to push through with the idea of getting a custom ROM for my Galaxy S2 but maybe I better start explaining why I suddenly took an interest in this.

    A while ago I started to get problems with my stock Galaxy S2. I hardly could download any apps and installing them was a sure ‘no go’ as I got the message ‘insufficient device storage’.
    When I checked the numbers under settings – storage I had only about 200MB left of the almost 2GB of total space while the phone said I had installed for 0.89GB on apps. As the numbers did not add up (2GB – 0.98GB = 1.2GB and not 200MB as phone states) I checked internet and many people were having the same issue that their available space on the device storage partition got smaller day after day.
    There was not much that could be done except for rooting the phone and whipe both cache as dalvik cache. I found a tutorial (I am a just a generic user) and I decided to root the phone with Jeboo kernel v2.3a as I read this is a real fast kernel. I did not install any custom ROM as I only wanted to root the phone to whipe cache and dalvik cache.
    Everything went well and I did not run into any problems (even though I wonder why I had to download SuperSu 1.65 as when I open it I only see ‘no apps configered’ in the supersu screen and I stay unclear of this apps function). But what I do found annoying is that wiping Dalvik Cache has gained me a shocking 150MB so that I have now about 350MB of free space left instead of the 200MB. I guess there is still too much hidden stuff or logs consuming space. I was also amazed to see that the numbers still do not add up as it says 0.91GB used for applications and about 350MB of available space. I think I somehow have to take a math class as this goes beyond my abilities in counting

    Now, this makes me wonder if there is something wrong with that partition or that this is a simple mistake in the stock ROM of the phone. Ok, I can download apps and install them again but much room to manouvre I do not have and this is why I am looking for answers and maybe do a flash of the current stock ROM to another Custom ROM.

    As said before I have Jeboo 2.3a as kernel now and I wonder if this limits me towards the choice of any custom ROM. I found a website where they say that BIFTOR and JEBOO are a real fast combination as Jeboo is a fast kernel (I am a true idiot in terms of IT tech so no idea if this is true)

    What do you think Rakesh, would a custom ROM help me in the problem I am experiencing?

    One little remark though. I have an galaxy S2 with a build in Thai keyboard (bought it in Thailand and no app needed as I did need on the original Galaxy S) and I do not wish to loose this and I am affraid I will if I go to another ROM

    Your thoughts please on this over-sized reaction :)

    Thanks,
    Gunther

  • Alap Chaubal

    Hi Rakesh

    First of all let me thank you for your effort in putting up such a helpful post.

    Paranoid Android vs NEATRom – Which one would you suggest? Or is there any other better stable and cleaner ROM available?

    I need something which is stable, cleaner, faster and has a good battery backup. This official JB 4.1.2 been having too much bloatware eating up battery.

  • Yasir Raza

    And really thanx for the quick response bro

  • Yasir Raza

    so its more stable and speedy as compare to Cm

    and it also has the theme changing system as Cm has??

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    CM 10.2 is an AOSP 4.2.2 based ROM while Biftor is a TouchWiz ROM with 4.1.2 and has more features that CM.

  • Yasir Raza

    What is the major difference between Cm 10.2 And the one you suggested me plz if u dont mind tell me

    i shall b very thnk full

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    CM is good, but you should also try Biftor ROM.

  • Yasir Raza

    hello bro

    just want to no that currently i am using CM.10.2

    is this the good from all of the above

    or u suggest me to switch over plz reply me

  • Andreana Ramdhani

    thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank youuuuuuu :D

  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    It’s already there in the article above.

  • aaqib baloch

    hi bro how to download & instal best rom for galaxy s2 GT-I9100 send me the downloading link….

  • Guest

    hi bro who to download & instal best rom for galaxy s2 GT-I9100 send me the downloading link….

  • Please enter your name

    BIFTOR ROMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BESTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    With Omega, it is good.

  • John

    How about there battery??

  • Zubin

    Great. That reliefs me.

    I will try to install it using the guide given by you.

    Thanks a lot for help..!!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, Omega currently support OTA. The ROM is very stable and you will not need frequent updates. I have been using on my S3 and S4 for more than a month without any update.

  • Zubin

    Alright. There are number of ROMs available on Omega site for S2, but I will try the ROM given by you in above post.

    A question though,

    1) Can I update this ROM via WiFi (OTA Update).? How else can I receive and install the updates for this ROM.?


    Thanks

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try the Omega ROM.

  • Zubin

    Hi,

    As I am new to this and never installed a custom ROM before, I would like to as you for your opinion.

    If I want wish to use a ROM with bug-less features and best possible battery back up, which ROM will you suggest for my Galaxy S2.?

    Thanks.

  • Azu Ahaha

    But if you are writing an article you should think about easiness first I think. I installed the first due to your top choice, it is beyond crap. Everything is so hard and ugly.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    The concept of good and bad depend on one’s preference.

  • Hofer Hansjörg

    Did try the first 3 tops.. and all was crap… !! now i am using
    http://get.cm/?device=i9100&type=nightly
    Works great.. forget the other bullshit clones..

  • silentcon

    Thanks for the quick reply! Downloading pA 3.99

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try Paranoid Android or Omega.

  • silentcon

    Of all on the list, which one is the most responsive, fastest and stable? Currently using stock 4.1.2 rooted and its laggy even on performance profile

  • djderekjames

    ANy suggestions as to which ones I can?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    No, you can’t install these ROMs.

  • djderekjames

    I am using the SP D710 from Sprint Android 4.1.2 , can I still use these ROMS?

  • zelda1

    First of all; Thanks a lot for all those awesome reviews/tuorials of yours :D I am not a real pro and theese tutorials are really explained in a way everybody understand, pro´s and newbies :) I´ve been looking around for a while to find out which rom will be the right one for me and after a lot of research (there are many goodies out there) I decided to go with

    “ParanoidAndroid 3+ ROM Galaxy S2″. Now I´m on PA3+ and I just really like it, it´s awesome! Smooth fast and outstanding possibilities to tweak and modify your device. As I followed instructions and read carefully I found it really easy to do my first “custom rom installation”.

    Once again, keep up Your good work, thank´s for helping us out ;D

  • Theodore C. Leontiou

    Do theese roms work for Samsung Galaxy S2 PLUS GT – I9005??? Can i install them to this phone???

  • yhel

    thanks!it work well w/my S2!more power,GB!

  • Sakkie Theron

    Hi Rakesh,Thanks for taking the time and trouble to keep us updated ! Just a suggestion, would it be possible to compare roms,etc side by side eg; smoothness, battery life, customizable etc on a points basis say one to five ? Something to consider when flashing roms kernels or zip file is chainfire’s MOBILE ODIN ! I have been useing it and are extremely happy. Regards.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi Patrick, I guess you S2’s emmc has partially or fully corrupted. However, I can’t be sure by the description you gave given.

    Install this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.vinagre.android.emmc_check&hl=en

    to confirm if your device has that brick or not. If it has it, try rooting your phone and install a custom recovery: http://droidviews.com/2013/root-and-install-cwm-recovery-on-samsung-galaxy-s2-gt-i9100-on-android-4-1-2-jelly-bean/

  • patrick

    please need your help..

    udpated my i9100 to 4.1.2 then after a few months got stuck in reboot mode (logo) then then tried to downgrade to icecream then went back to jb but since then having problem with recovery mode. keeps on saying failed to mount sd, directory does not exist. something like that. what do i need to do? already tried to downgrade to ic but still the same thing on recovery mode.

  • Shohan Dominic

    Where can i find a JB Custom for for Galaxy ace 2x :D

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    All CM and AOSP based ROMs perform smooth and give good battery, There are many others too.
    Anyways, I’ll try it and list here if it is really as you claim to be.

  • Cristi A

    You missed the best http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1891222. Incredible battery life, no bugs, clean and fast.

  • Eric

    checked and confirmed. Also helps i did not know t-mobile thingy and hdpi were nothing special but just what’s in CM and the phone :-)
    Besides a few glitches things start looking nice now.

    I also notice that with this Rom, my wifi appears significantly less weaker then previously. Are you aware of a settings or app that can improve this? Was better under the stock Rom, so it’s just a software thing I guess?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    We are happy that we could help you with all those stuff. Such appreciations sound pleasant. :)

    As for the battery, one has to wait for a few charge cycles before getting better battery. It’s try most CM themes show that error. You just ignore that and apply the theme it’ll work.

  • Eric

    Thnx for your clear tutorials. Managed to root, back-up and install custom rom with help of only droidviews articles.
    Installed Vanilla rootbox. The extra options make me smile. The battery drain does not. Seems to be worse than the stock android 4.1.2 on my S2 ???

    Also many themes for cm10 are not usable. When I try to activate one, I get an errormessage that it lacks pictures for my resolution?

    Cheers

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try Omega. Please note that a ROM will not help extend battery if the phone’s battery is old or exhausted.

  • Taniket

    hi … which rom has best battery backup for my sgs2 i dont care how the rom looks or highly custokized it can be….i just most juice out of my sgs2 battery… any suggestions?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I doubted it already but was not sure. There is a problem with your CWM Recovery. See this: http://droidviews.com/2013/things-to-do-before-and-after-installing-a-rom-troubleshooter/

  • Michael Bence-Lyons

    I think it was a status 7 error should have written it down not keen to have another go to verify, when things go wrong I get nervous!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi Michael, since PA is an AOSP based ROM and most Nexus device do not have an external SD card, it’s natural that you will not find that photo saving to Ext SD options in PA or SuperNexus. You’ll see this feature only on TouchWiz based ROMs and Neat ROM is one of them.

    Ar for the error you are getting while installing PA over Neat ROM with PhilZ kernel, can you tell what error are you exactly getting?

  • Michael Bence-Lyons

    I want to try the Paranoid Android ROM It would not install on my rooted GT-I9100 there was an error message. I am currently running NeatROM Lite version 4.7. This ROM is using the PhilZ-cwm6 kernel could this be the problem do I need to flash another kernel? Does this ROM (Paranoid Android) have a problem saving photos to an external SD card? Only mention this as I tried SuperNexus 2 Build 4 ROM recently and could not save photos to external SD card.
    CWM is installed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandeeptech Mandeep Singh

    thanks.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    PA Halo for S2 is not stable yet, so avoid it for now. You can try MIUI V5 but most themes are in Chinese. I still believe Carbon is a better choice for AOSP and Wanam or Omega are better TW based ROMs.

  • Bandi

    Hi. Thanks for the reply. I thoght likt that as well that bug or something like can occure this issue. But anyway i restored the SuperNexus rom what was running on it before.
    With Green Power app it runs smooth and i have the same battery life just i had before with the stock rom. But of course for that i would also prefer a mention by the author, maybe a fix or a new version could fix it. Would b great :)
    So thanks for the answer ;)

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, there is no ROM for any Galaxy device that disables the hardware keys. You can use both, the AOSP navigation buttons and S2 hard keys, at the same time. The settings reset after reboot is a bug and I will try to convey the author to fix it.

  • Bandi

    Hello. I installed at the first time SuperNexus. It’s a brilliant thing but i need to agree with the Battery problem as well. That was the only point what brought me to try an other ROM.
    Now i installed Resurrection Remix but now i faced with the problem, as Default it gives me the Hard Keyboard feature. No problem i go into settings and i turn it off. Then i can type on the android keayboard.
    But if i reboot the Galaxy s2 i9100 then it goes back to the Hard Keyboard (because it is the default i think).
    How can i set it to the Normal Casual Android Soft Keyboard as Default?
    Many thankx!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Anupam Kachhap

    can u advice me the steps to install, wherein do i need to wipe everything to install when i am facing the signature error??

  • Anupam Kachhap

    i have already rooted the device let me try again..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Do you have a rooted device with Clockworkmod Recovery installed on it? If not, root it first: http://droidviews.com/tag/root-samsung-galaxy-s2/

    If yes, download the ROM again, put it on external SD card and try again.

  • Anupam Kachhap

    i am getting an error that says signature fail. i am using s2 and want to install
    ParanoidAndroid 3+ ROM Galaxy S2.. please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    If you phone is more than 1 year old, it might be a battery problem. Buy a new battery and the drain issue should be fixed.

  • MJS

    Hello guys
    I have galaxy s2 GT-i9100 international version it was runing on gingerbread 2.3.5 for a year or so but about two weeks ago I upgraded to ics 4.0.4 since then it heats up too fast around the the camera at the top of screen I tried many things but didnt work I then upgraded to jellybean 4.1.2 and also with no luck I tried custom ROMs like omega and wanam but nothing changed but when I tried the KH3 modem it fixed the heating problem but the battery drain is the same it drains fast and some times it says 100 and when I remove charger it goes to 90 or 92 so I plug it again and it recharger from that number or when I reboot it goes for example from 60 to 10
    I want to know what to do and is my battery dead ?? I tried calibration and many battery savers apps

  • http://www.facebook.com/writetoabdulrehman AB Rehman

    I have recently rooted my galaxy grand, while installing new ROM will it affect the previous root?

  • Guest

    try to clear the cache and use power balance mode, moreover close any use application, use Double battery from play store , hope u will find a suitable solution.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Okay try Omega or Neat ROM from above. I tested Omega and it is just fine on battery.

  • MJS

    Yes I did and am using DU battery saver

  • http://saznajnovo.com/ Stefan M.
  • MJS

    i have battery issue since i upgraded to jellybean the battery drain very fast from 100 to 0 in about 5 to 6 hours i tried wanamlite 14.3 trying to solve this issue but actually it became worse the battery drain even faster what can i do

  • Björn Ryrholm

    I have been using the Cyanogenmod for the past 2 years, have done tons of rom hopping but always ended up on the CM base roms from them.
    Currently on the Nightly CM10 rom and it works a treat, been using it for 4+ months
    For some reason most other JB roms other then Cyanogenmod makes many games crash on first animation for me, (Puzzingo kids puzzle as example) and daughter loves them to much for me to use WanamLite or NeatRom as they both makes the games crash.

    With the CM7 rom I have around I can get closer to a week standby time so whenever I need more than 2 days battery time then I usually rollback to it or another gingerbread rom :)

  • Sanket Sonavane

    yes we were taking about CWM Vs TWRP only.
    I was confused when i found CWM updated when i flashed JellyBam 5.2.0 Rom thats why i asked do Custom Roms update the CWM Recovery as well. as i did not some rom flashing TWRP in place of CWM as default recovery.

    Normal CWM Query.
    So if i am now on any 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 and have updated CWM Recovery i can safely restore my Gingerbread 2.3.3 CWM Backup right without any worries.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I thought we were talking about cwm and twrp, and not cwm vs cwm.
    And that is recovery update not replacement.

  • Sanket Sonavane

    Yesterday i installed JellyBam 5.2.0 and it had CWM 6.X

    Earlier on my Rooted 2.3.3 i had CWM 4.0.1.2 all i did was flashed the JellyBam 5.2.0 Rom

    And when i checked the CWM had changed from 4.0.1.2 to 6.X (Guess it was 6.0.5.7) i had not installed it, so it must have been installed from the ROM.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Custom ROMs generally do not replace your custom Recovery. However, some roms that are installed via Aroma have the options to choose kernel and recovery and it will be installed only if you choose to. I will recommend CWM as it is still the best.

  • Sanket Sonavane

    Does the ParanoidAndroid 3+, WanamLite Clean & Fast JB 4.1.2, Resurrection Remix JB 4.2, Vanilla RootBox [AOKP/CM/PA] JB 4.2 have ClockWorkMod Recovery in its rom or does anyone have TWRP

    I ask this since you have tried all four roms.

    The reason i ask is my Stock Rom is backed up on CWM.

    Now suppose if some rom has TWRP will i be able to restore my CWM Nandroid backup using it.
    Also If some rom has TWRP can i replace that with CWM somehow ?

  • http://saznajnovo.com/ Stefan M.

    Based on stock JB:
    – OmegaRom,
    – NeatRom

    Custom:
    – ReVolt
    – PACMan

  • Tushar

    I’m using the Super Nexus 2.0 rom on my Galaxy S2. I have been using it for 3 weeks now. It’s one of the most stable rom I have used though battery life is decent.