Galaxy S2 I9100 Gets Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat with SuperNexus ROM [How to Install]
Android 4.4.2 SuperNexus ROM brings improvements and performance optimisations for ultimate Vanilla Android experience

Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 users can now enjoy stock Android KitKat experience on their device, thanks to the release of Android 4.4.2 SuperNexus 4.0 ROM by XDA recognised developer, Faryaab.

The ROM is custom-built entirely out of Google's original AOSP source with a handful of improvements and performance optimisation measures to deliver ultimate Vanilla Android experience to the user.

SuperNexus ROM offers complete bloatware-free experience in a lightweight and stable release, with due credit to the industrious efforts of CyanogenMod and OmniROM teams.

Here is a brief changelog for the newly released Android 4.4.2 SuperNexus ROM for Galaxy S2 I9100, according to XDA Developers:

  • Galaxy S2 I9100 Gets Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat with SuperNexus ROM [How to Install]

    Android 4.4.2 KitKat (KOT49H - Android-4.4.2_r1)

  • Latest CM Kernel
  • All KitKat features and apps (Nothing excluded from AOSP)
  • No Visual Changes!
  • Stock KitKat look and feel
  • This will turn your Samsung Galaxy S2 into a Nexus 5

Android 4.4.2 SuperNexus ROM Features

Galaxy S2 I9100 Gets Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat with SuperNexus ROM [How to Install]
  • Deodexed
  • Rooted (Super SU)
  • BusyBox Installed
  • No 3rd Party App
  • ZERO Bloatware
  • Android Source Code vastly improved and optimised (i.e. Bionic, Dalvik, Webkit, Framework, libcore, SQlite etc - Thanks to CAF)
  • Init.d Support
  • Rsync Support
  • UserInit Support
  • Bash & Nano Support
  • Native SIP/VOIP Support
  • OpenSSH Support (ssh, sshd, scp, stfp)
  • HSPA Support
  • OpenVPN Support
  • Ad-Hoc Network Support
  • exFAT and NTFS-3G support
  • EXT4 File System Optimisations
  • Large APN & SPN List
  • SELinux enabled

Framework Features:

  • Extended Power Menu (Reboot, Recovery, Download & Screenshot Options)
  • Tweaked Animation Values Of Progress Spinners (Silky Smooth Loading Spinners)
  • Options for switching between USB Mass Storage and MTP/PTP (On Specific Devices)

Browser Features:

  • Increased Maximum Tab limit from 16 to 64
  • Option To Close All Tabs With One-Click
  • Allowed Any Type Of File To Be Downloaded

Phone Features:

  • Noise Suppression

Miscellaneous Features:

  • Allowed Installation of Apps From Unknown Sources By Default
  • Disabled Data Roaming By Default
  • Removed Google's Software Updates O ption from Settings
  • Enabled Gesture Input By default
  • Emoji Enabled by default
  • Hardware Information of the device (Settings>About Device>Hardware Information)

Interested users can follow our step-by-step guide to install the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat update via SuperNexus ROM on Galaxy S2 I9100. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any device damage during or after the firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

Pre-requisites

Galaxy S2 I9100 Gets Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat with SuperNexus ROM [How to Install]
  • The Android 4.4.2 SuperNexus ROM and the instructions given in this guide are meant for the Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 model only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Tablet.
  • Verify that your phone has access to the latest custom recovery tools such as TWRP v2.6.3.0 and higher or CWM v6.0.4.5 and above.
  • Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing tablet setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
  • Verify correct USB drivers for the phone are installed on the computer (download Galaxy S2 I9100 USB drivers).
  • Ensure USB debugging mode is enabled on the phone, by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (NOTE: Tap the device's Build Number seven times to unlock or reveal the hidden Developer Options under Settings.) Then select the checkbox to enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
  • Make sure the device has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
  • Ensure the phone is unlocked (not locked to a specific carrier) and rooted with the latest ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery (v6.0.4.5) installed. If you are installing the CWM recovery for the first time, check out the video tutorial below, courtesy of The Android Soul:

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Steps to Install Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat Update on Galaxy S2 I9100 with SuperNexus ROM

Galaxy S2 I9100 Gets Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat with SuperNexus ROM [How to Install]

Step-1: Download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H SuperNexus ROM for Galaxy S2 I9100 to computer

Step-2: Download Google Apps package

Step-3: Connect the Galaxy S2 to computer via USB cable. Without extracting, copy the downloaded firmware zip and Google Apps zip files to the root folder of the phone's SD card.

The Android 4.4.2 SuperNexus ROM can be installed on the Galaxy S2 I9100 using either CWM or TWRP recovery. Follow any method based on the recovery mode installed on your device.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat via ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery

Galaxy S2 I9100 Gets Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat with SuperNexus ROM [How to Install]
  • Power off the phone and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
  • Now press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together until the Galaxy S2 logo appears on screen and the device boots into Recovery mode. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
  • If installing SuperNexus ROM for first time then do steps a) and b) (else if upgrading from previous build of SuperNexus 4.0, then skip to next step):

a) Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress) and choose Yes on next screen to confirm the action.

b) Return to CWM recovery main menu and select Mounts and Storage> Format / data and click Yes on next screen to confirm.

  • From the main menu of CWM recovery, perform Wipe Cache partition. Then go to Advanced and choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Then hit Yes on next screen to confirm.
  • Select Install Zip from sdcard and then click Choose zip from sdcard. Browse to the location of the SuperNexus ROM firmware file which you copied earlier to your phone's SD card. Choose Yes on next screen to confirm the ROM installation.
  • Repeat the previous step to install Google Apps as well.
  • Once Google Apps is also installed, select " Go Back "and reboot the device by tapping reboot system now from the recovery menu. Your Galaxy S2 will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy S2 I9100 is now running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat via SuperNexus ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.

NOTE: If the device gets stuck at boot loop (while rebooting), then just do a factory reset from recovery mode to fix the issue.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat via TWRP Recovery

Galaxy S2 I9100 Gets Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat with SuperNexus ROM [How to Install]

  • Power off the phone and wait for 5 to 10 seconds until the device shuts down completely.
  • Now press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together, until the device boots into Recovery mode. NOTE: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the desired option.
  • Perform Wipe data/Factory reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do so, tap on Wipe and scroll down to the bottom of the screen and do a Swipe on "Swipe to factory reset" option.
  • Now perform a System format by selecting Wipe > Advanced Wipe and then tap on System option. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe on "Swipe to Wipe" option.
  • Tap on install and navigate to the SuperNexus ROM zip file you copied earlier to your phone's SD card. Scroll to the bottom of screen and do a swipe to confirm the action and begin installing the firmware.
  • Repeat the previous step to flash Google apps as well.
  • Once Google Apps is also installed, select reboot and then tap on System to reboot your device. Your Galaxy S2 will restart and it may take about 5 minutes for first boot to complete. So, do not interrupt the process.

Your Galaxy S2 I9100 is now running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat via SuperNexus ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.

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[Source: XDA]