Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
Any specific roms to recommend?
edit: I'll just wait. lol.
it's trial and error, you find what you like most take a backup of your original rom just in case
Which version of the GS2 do you have entropy? Can't really help right now but once my company leaves I can walk you through it. Got Gtalk? firstname.lastname@example.org
You can add me if you wish. I don't mind, I'll chat with yah.
Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100)
it really is up to personal preference. do you want a nearly stock rom that's just tweaked to be more stable and efficient? do you want a cool rom with extra features and shiny things? it's up to you.
unfortunately i don't have a GS2 so i can't recommend one
Check out these 2 threads
This will get you to where you can run a custom recovery and have root prerequisite....
... to get you to where you can then install the rom ....
.. enjoy! Sorry I couldn't give more detailed help.
Apparently would take me 27 minutes to finish downloading (a 6.5MB file), maxes out at 4.3 KB/s.
Makes me wonder how long this would take me.
Once you root, if you got 3G, you can tether. Unsure if you have a data cap or not though.
...I need an SD card?
Anyway, I don't see anything specifically pertaining to upgrading to ICS on those two threads though...unless I'm missing something there.
The 2nd link is an ICS based custom rom. Yes you will need an SD card.
I can't even start rooting because I can't go to "Download Mode", the phone always take a screenshot. lol
EDIT: Oh I reboot it first and then press that combination of buttons? We'll see, since the "read this thread" first never mentioned anything about rebooting the phone. lol
Yeah, I eventually figured that out LOL
Now, to wait for 4-6 hours for the ROM you linked to.
Sorry. Maybe you can cancel it, log on to the forums on the GS2 and download that way.
ICS cant be done ota so you need to download Kies Air for your pc then plug in your phone FULLY CHARGED and then the update will take place
That would only happen for you (Australia) and people in the UK. I checked for updates using Kies and all it got was 2.3.3 to 2.3.6.
Do I get ICS by flashing that Foxhound ROM?
If you have confidence in flashing roms then look around XDA for some ICS roms, just make sure you get one that works in the Philippines, or wait for an official rom
Yes, pretty sure it's based off 4.0.1.
The instructions are this:
1. Boot into recovery mode
2. Format System / Factory Data Wipe
3. Wipe cache and also wipe dalvik cache
4. Install FoxHound ICS zip file. You will get install completed message.
5. Select to Restart System Now and let the phone boot up to an Android setup screen.
6. Setup the phone as requested including Google setup.
7. Once Android Setup is complete, Reboot the phone into Recovery Mode again
8. Wipe cache and wipe dalvik cache again
9. Select to Restart System Now
10.Now if you want install AOSP package
Steps 1 and 7 are the only steps I understand and know what to do. Help? lol
2 3 & 4 is the steps in flashing. 5 & 6 is the "out of the box" setup. 8 you are basically just cleaning temp files left over from flashing. 9 is restarting the system out of recovery mode.
Here's more in-depth guide telling you where to go and what to do.
Do you have the official ics firmware installed?
No, so I'll have to get that first.
Well darn it. I am over here thinking you already got it
I can show you how to use the recovery, 2 secs I'll make a vid for you
Hope this helps.. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7h3mUfgp8M&feature=youtu.be
Finally done with upgrading to ICS (4.0.3), rooted already as well. Although it's LPQ firmware...is my firmware compatible for this one? No problems would be encountered due to that?
LPQ firmware? Link me if you can.
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