How To Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat On Samsung Galaxy S2

AOSB Project has been busy lately, releasing Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROMs for several Samsung Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S2 (I9100). Users looking for a stable, custom Android KitKat experience based on CyanogenMod can follow the guide below to install AOSB ROM on their Galaxy S2.

This guide will walk you throw the installation process. As always, Android stray assumes no liability for the firmware installation. Proceed with caution.

Before Getting Started

Before you get started, ensure that your Galaxy S2 is the GT-I9100 model. You must also root your device and install a recovery utility like ClockworkMod.

As always, you want to backup your device and charge it to at least 80 percent.

Finally, enable USB Debugging mode by navigating to Settings -> Developer Options.

Updating Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) to Android 4.4.2 KitKat AOSB ROM

1) Download the Android 4.4.2 AOSB ROM and Google Apps package, which can be found here and here. You’ll also need CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightly.

2) Connect your S2 to your computer via USB cord.

3) Copy the ROM file and Google Apps package to the root folder of the S2’s SD card. Don’t extract the files.

4) Boot your Galaxy S2 into Recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together until the Samsung logo is on screen.

5) Wipe all data from your S2 by first selecting wipe data/factory reset, followed by wipe cache partition, then wipe dalvik cache.

6) Install CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightly on your S2.

7) Install the AOSB ROM by choosing “install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD. Hit confirm installation and then repeat the same steps to install Google Apps.

8) After the firmware is installed, navigate back to “reboot system now.” Your S2 will now take a few minutes to restart. Do nothing until this completes.

9) Once your phone boots up again, you’ll officially be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat AOSB ROM. Kudos.