A new CyanogenMod firmware was released for Samsung Galaxy S2 allowing users to experience and install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update!
The Samsung Galaxy S2 was released in the market back in 2011 running the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread at launch, according to the smartphone’s list of specs and details on GSM Arena.
However, the official firmware update for the smartphone stopped after rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the device.
But because of custom ROM developers, it is possible for adventurous Android users to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to their Samsung smartphone.
And just recently, one of most popular custom Android developers, the CyanogenMod team, rolled out a new firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S2.
Those who wish to install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update on the Galaxy S2 can now do so with the use of the CyanogenMod or CM11 M12 build.
Android Geek’s report explained the detailed procedures on how to properly install Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.
However, because the CM11 M12 custom ROM this is not an official firmware from either Samsung and Google, Galaxy S2 users are expected to be very punctilious during the installation process.
To ensure a successful OS upgrade, Galaxy S2 owners have to check that a power interruption because of battery loss will not happen during the process.
The Galaxy S2 needs to have at least 80 percent battery level to prevent the phone from dying when the installation begins.
Also, it is possible for a memory wipeout to occur during a custom ROM installation.
Thus, users are advised to create a backup of all the relevant files and setting on the smartphone with the use of recovery tools such as ClockWorkMod or TWRP.
Do not forget to activate the USB Debugging mode on the Galaxy S2 before installing Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.