Samsung is yet to release the official variant of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware for Galaxy S2 I9100. Nevertheless, S2 users can now enjoy the latest Jelly Bean features onboard thanks to the release of Android 4.2.2 based Paranoid Android 3.0+ ROM. Being a popular custom ROM with hybrid user-interface (UI) support, it offers both tablet and smartphone interface experience with a host of fully-customisable apps.
Check out the screenshots below to enjoy the colourful look and feel of this amazing hybrid ROM:
Paranoid Android 3.0+ ROM offers the following features on its new Hybrid UI engine: Per app Layout (switch individual apps between phone and tablet layouts), Per app Size (scale apps individually), Per app Colour (select statusbar and navbar colours for apps individually).
Here is the list of key features supported by Android 4.2.2 Paranoid Android 3.0+ ROM:
- Transparent bars and color pickers,
- New SystemUI drawables thanks to giannisgx89
- Theming Engine
- Statusbar Settings, Lockscreen Settings
- Multiuser support
- Quicksettings -> Quicktoggles
- 4.2 Walls and sounds, Google stock apps
- New holo-styled theme chooser
- T9 dialer
- New papreferences app
NOTE: The instructions given in this guide are meant for reference purpose only. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable if the device is damaged or bricked during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
- Paranoid Android 3.0+ ROM and the instructions provided in this guide are applicable for the international variant - Galaxy S2 I9100 model only. Do not attempt these instructions on any other device, as it may inadvertently brick or damage the device. Verify the device's model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
- Backup important data and settings on the phone by using one of the recommended custom recovery tools such as ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing phone setup.
- Ensure the device has at least 80 percent battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) during firmware installation.
- Make sure that your phone is factory unlocked and rooted with CWM recovery installed on it.
- Enable USB Debugging mode by navigating to Settings > Developer Options (if phone is running Android 4.0 or later) or go to Settings > Applications > Development(if running Android 2.3 or earlier). If the device is running Android 4.2, then perform the following steps:
- Go to Settings > About Phone
- Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select Build Number
- Tap Build number seven times to unlock or reveal hidden Developer Options. Now, select the checkbox to enable USB Debugging mode under Settings > Developer Options.
How to Update Galaxy S2 I9100 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Paranoid Android 3.0+ ROM
- Download Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based Paranoid Android 3.0+ ROM and Google Apps package on the computer.
- Connect the device to computer via original USB cable and copy the downloaded Paranoid Android ROM and Google Apps zip files to the root folder on the phone's SD card.
- Power off the phone and boot it into Download mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Up and Home buttons together and then simultaneously tap the Power button until the green robot icon with a triangle appears on the screen. This confirms entry into recovery mode.
- In CWM recovery, click Install Zip from SD card and select the ROM zip file which you copied earlier to the phone's SD card (repeat this step for installing Google Apps as well). After selecting the ROM file, allow the ROM to be installed on the device. This process may take about four to five minutes to complete.
- After the device is updated, hit Reboot System Now to reboot the phone into the newly installed ROM.
- Paranoid Android 3.0+ ROM is now successfully installed on your Galaxy S2 I9100. Go to Settings > About Phone to check the firmware version installed.
NOTE: If the device fails to boot or freezes at home screen then remove the battery and reinsert it to boot the device again in normal mode.
[Source: Android Advices]