Reports surfaced last week saying that Samsung would roll out the new Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware update for several devices including the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S2 in coming days.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S2 with the model number GT-I9100 and just can’t wait for the official firmware update to become available for your device, you have got the luck on your side. Thanks to an Avatar ROM, based on the latest CM10.1, your Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100) can now run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Below is a step-by-step guide, showing how to install the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Avatar Custom ROM on the Galaxy S2. But before going ahead, users must have proper backup of all their data within the handset.

Apart from that, there are some more vital aspects to be aware of before installing the custom firmware:

- The device must have at least 80 percent battery power

USB driver must be installed for Samsung Galaxy S2 in your PC

USB Debugging must be enabled

- Backup your EFS Folder

- The device must be rooted and have ClockWorkMod Recovery installed

- Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the recovery mode

- This tutorial is only for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT- I9100). Therefore, it should not be implemented on any other Android device

Note: IBTimes cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. The users should proceed at their own risk.

Required Files

1. Avatar Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM [Download]

2. Google Apps [Download]


Step 1: Connect your Galaxy S2 to PC using USB cable.

Step 2: Copy downloaded files to the SD card of your phone without extracting them.

Step 3: Disconnect USB and turn off your phone.

Step 4: Boot into ClockWorkMod recovery in your Galaxy S2 by pressing and holding the Volume UpPower and Home buttons together until the Samsung logo appears on screen.

Step 5: Now perform the data wiping task. To do so, select “wipe data/ factory reset,” then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm your action. Wait for a few minutes till the data wipe is completed.

[Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode]

Step 6: Perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition.”

[The next step is optional, but recommended]

Step 7: Now, from CWM recovery, go to “advanced” and then select “wipe dalvik cache."

Step 8: Go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card.”

Step 9: After that select “choose zip from SD card” and locate the Android 4.2.2 ROM zip file and select it by pressing Power button.

Step 10: Confirm installation by selecting Yes – Install on the next screen. The ROM installation will begin now.

Step 11: Once the ROM installation is done, repeat step 9 but choose the Gapps zip file instead of ROM zip to install the Google apps package.

Step 12: After the installation is complete, go back to the main recovery menu and select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone and boot into customized Avatar Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Custom ROM. The first boot will take time.

[Source: Team Android]


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