Samsung Galaxy S2 owners can now enjoy the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on S2 via Resurrection Remix custom ROM. Samsung Galaxy S II can’t be updated to Lollipop officially so, the only way to get the sweet taste of OS is by installing this custom firmware. The Resurrection Remix ROM is based on CM 12.1 and it includes all the major features of CyanogenMod like LCD Density changer, built-in equalizer and many more. This ROM is 100% stable and boosts the overall performance of the device. The specs of Galaxy S2 are not very high end but still it performs perfectly well with this ROM. So, if you want to install this popular custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy SII then all you need to do is to follow our detailed guide on how to install Resurrection Remix custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S2. But before proceeding, we need to remind our readers that this ROM is a custom firmware and is not officially launched by Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Specs:
The Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 was launched in April 2011 and it features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED touch screen with the resolution of 480 x 800. A powerful Dual Core processor of 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera and the front camera of 2 MP and it comes with 16/32 GB of internal storage. Besides that, the device supports multi touch, Bluetooth, GPS, and is running on Android OS 2.3.4 Gingerbread out the box but its upgradeable to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
- Before proceeding, make sure you have properly taken the backup of your important data including personal photos and videos.
- Your device should have more than 60 percent battery to prevent any unexpected shutdowns during the process.
- You have installed the Samsung Galaxy S2 USB drivers on your PC.
- Your device must be rooted and have Custom Recovery like CWM installed.
- You should have enabled the USB debugging mode. If you not then go to settings > Developer Options and enable it.
- This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100. Don’t try it on other variants.
Here are the features of this amazing custom ROM:
-Navbar Ring Switch
-Navbar Ring Targets
-Navbar Button Customization
-Navbar Dimensions(Potrait & Landscape)
-Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
-SuperUser Indicator Switch
-Carrier Label Switch
-Carrier label Colour
-Quick PullDown Switch
-Smart Pulldown Switch
-Time & date
-Day & date Toogle
-Center Clock/Right Clock Choice
-Battery Bar customization
-Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Potrait and more)
-Battery % Text
-Network Traffic Indicator
-RR exclusive PITCH BLACK THEME
-Gestures Anywhere Feature
-App Circle Bar
-Choose apps in App circle
-Clear All button Switch
-Clear All Tasks Switch
-Clear All Button Location(Top right,Top Left,Top Center,Bottom Left,Bottom Right,Bottom Center)
-CLock And Alarm Customizations
-Weather Panel Customizations
-Choose upto 5 Shortcuts
-100+ Icons for Shortcuts
-Quick Slider Shortcuts
-Weather Display Switch
-Choice to Add 20+ Tiles
-Enable 2/3/4 Tiles per Row
-Enable Disable Birghtness Slider in Notification Panel
-Advanced Location Settings Switch(Choose Battery saving/Device Only/High Accuracy Directly in Notification Panel)
-LongPress Toogles to Enter Settings
-Navigation Bar left/Right handed mode Switch
-Power Menu End Calls Switch
-Home Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
-Home Button Wake Up
-Home Button answer call
-Long Press Actions
-Double Tap Actions
-Back Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
-Wake Up device Switch
-Menu Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
-Wake Up Device Switch
-Short Press Actions
-Long Press Actions
-Search Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
-Wake Up Device
-Short Press Action
-Long Press Action
-Wake Up Device
-Keyboard Cursor Control
-Swap Buttons on Landscape mode
-Expanded Desktop Mode
-All New CM Audio FX App
-Heads Up Customizations
-OverAll Smoothness Improvements
-Optimizations to Improve Battery
-ALL cm12 Features
How to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Resurrection Remix Custom firmware on Galaxy S2 I9100:
Step No 1:- First of all, download the Resurrection Remix CM 12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM for Galaxy S2 I9100 and Google Apps .zip files on the PC.
Step No 2:– Connect your device to the PC via USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Copy the Android 5.1.1 ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the Galaxy S2 from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume UP + Home + Power keys altogether to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6:- Once in the recovery mode, perform a wipe data/factory reset and Wipe Cache partition. In the Advanced area of CWM, you will find Wipe Dalvik Cache which is not compulsory but we recommend to perform this step too.
Step No 7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from SD card.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Android 5.1.1 ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Step 10:- Your Samsung Galaxy S2 will be rebooted and may take up to 4 to 5 minutes to boot.
That’s it. Your device has been updated to Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 based Custom ROM. Now Go to Settings > About Phone to verify the Android version. If you have any questions let us know in the comments.