Samsung's second Galaxy S series smartphone, with model number GT-I9100, recently received another custom firmware, Resurrection Remix, which is based on AOKP, CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, Omni and original Remix ROM builds.
Constructed on a number of popular custom builds, the Resurrection Remix ROM offers a combination of performance, customisation, power and new features.
Resurrection Remix KitKat 4.4.2 (20140123) features
Add option to enable/disable wifi name from notification drawer
Update network traffic indicator
Port IME selector notification toggle
Camera button support
Remove 'Allow custom buttons' checkbox
Fix up top level 'Privacy' section
Make Privacy Guard a first class citizen in the Settings app
Settings: Port IME selector notification toggle
Settings: use CMHW serial number
PrivacyGuard: Specify a default value in Settings.getInt method call
Storage Settings: Allow user to trigger a volume rescan
Bluetooth: Don't set a null alias before unpairing
Fix crash when opening privacy settings on tablets.
Fix LTO availability check.
Fix confusing warning dialog behaviour.
Settings: Make CM Settings visible for users other than the owner
Remove PG from the visibility changes
Fix reference to privacy settings
Notification drawer background
Port BatteryBar from aokp
Update color picker
Remove tap to be developer shit
Don't hide performance-superuser-development settings
Quiet Hours: Allow disabling phone ringer
Settings: Add some more entries into 'SMS message limit' menu
Update Buttons and layout
Settings: instant led test
Lockscreen shortcuts: Fix icon pack usage
Notification: Fix app info long-press
Keyguard: do not allow to delete the system widget if widgets are disabled
Keyguard: let the user drag the challenge down if widgets are disabled
Keyguard: fix not shown overlay widgets from system
Swipe anywhere on notification panel to switch views
WiFi label is not a Quote!
Keyguard: don't refresh ui when screen off
Fix error checking in MemoryFile.
Fix to NullPointerException on move back in ActivityStack.
Fixed incorrect calculation of dirty invalidation area
Remove the navigation camera icon in keyguard if disabled by DPM
Update Lockscreen Blur
Display Settings: Add hardware-framework support for tap-to-wake
Iincluded all cm source updates
The Resurrection Remix ROM has been shared by senior XDA member, westcrip. Head over to the development thread to know more about the new custom firmware.
Galaxy S2 users who wish to update their devices to Resurrection RemixROM featuring Android 4.4.2, may follow our step-by-step guide.
IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any mishap. Before following the installation, users are advised to verify their devices meet following requirements.
1) Install USB Drivers for Galaxy S2 to transfer files between the Android device and the computer.
2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and then check the USB Debugging Mode.]
3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then backup data using the same.
4) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy S2 should have charge above 80% battery charge.
5) The phone should be rooted and have latest version of either ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery. [Click here for our guide to root and install CWM recovery on Galaxy S2 I9100.]
6) Android 4.4.2 KitKat Resurrection Remix ROM works only with Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. As applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.
Gapps file [File name: GAPPS-RR-KK-4.4.2-20140116-ART.zip]
How to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 with Resurrection Remix
Step-1: Connect Galaxy S2 to the computer using USB cable then move the downloaded zip files to the internal storage of the phone. But do not extract/unzip the files
Step-2: Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off
Step-3: Place the phone into CWM/TWRP recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together. Release the buttons when the main recovery menu appears [This ROM can be installed using either of the recovery modes, but this guide uses CWM recovery.]
Note: In recovery mode, use Volume buttons to scroll between options and Power button to select the desired option.
Step-4: Create a Nandroid backup of the existing ROM which can be restored later if the new ROM does not work or users wish to go back to the previous ROM.
Select backup and restore, name the file and save it on the phone. Go back to main recovery menu when the backup is completed
Step-5: Perform a Factory Reset. This will wipe all data from system partition, which means the device will lose installed apps data and all the other system files [Factory Reset does not delete contents from internal or external storage.]
Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action
Step-6: Install the Resurrection ROM on Galaxy S2.
Select install zip from sdcard then select choose zip from sdcard. Now browse to the location where Android 4.4.2 ROM file is saved. Select it and confirm installation
Step-7: When the ROM is installed, select again choose zip from sdcard and flash the Gapps file
Step-8: When the installation process is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and reboot the phone and wait until Resurrection Remix KitKat screen appears.
The first boot will take a few minutes to load all files, therefore do not press ant button until the process is completed
Enter the Google Account info when the new home screen appears.
Resurrection Remix ROM featuring Android 4.4.2 should now be installed on the Galaxy S2 I9100. Head over to Setting>> About phone to verify the new software version of the device.
If the first boot process takes more than ten minutes or the phone enters a bootloop, then perform the tutorial again. Apply wipe data/factory reset step and also choose to apply format/system option too.
If you do not like the new ROM, you may choose the Nandroid ROM backup files created in step-4. Use the custom recovery image to restore a ROM backup.
[Source: Android Geeks]