ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [How to Install]
ParanoidAndroid ROM brings hybrid UI engine with latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat features

Galaxy S2 I9100 users can now enjoy the latest KitKat features with a hybrid UI (phone and tablet interface) engine on their phones, thanks to the release of Android 4.4.2 ParanoidAndroid ROM (PA v4.0) by XDA recognised developer, nims11.

Android 4.4.2 ParanoidAndroid ROM Features

ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [How to Install]

Some of the noteworthy features (non-configurable) ported into the newly released ParanoidAndroid 4.0 ROM are as follows:

ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [How to Install]
  • Advanced Power Menu
  • Keyguard quick unlock
  • Disable fullscreen keyboard
  • Volume panel style – Expandable
  • Actionable status bar Date/Time
  • Long press volume buttons skips music
  • Screenshot delete notification action
  • Recent apps / Clear all recent apps (context aware button)
  • Some extra features included are: HALO, Double tap to sleep, Lockscreen see through with blur and Non instructive call

Pre-requisites

ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [How to Install]
  • The Android 4.4.2 ParanoidAndroid 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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ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [How to Install]

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

ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [How to Install]

Step-1: Download Android 4.4.2 ParanoidAndroid 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 PA v4.0 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 KitKat via ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery

ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [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 ParanoidAndroid ROM for first time then do steps a) and b) (else if upgrading from previous build of PA v4.0, 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 StorageFormat / 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 ParanoidAndroid 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 ParanoidAndroid 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

ParanoidAndroid 4.0 Brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to Galaxy S2 I9100 [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 ParanoidAndroid 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 ParanoidAndroid ROM. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the firmware installed.

[Source: XDA]