Samsung Galaxy S2 owners who are excited for an OS update can now install Android 5.0 Lollipop custom ROM.
The last yet official firmware update made available for the 2011 flagship smartphone from Samsung was Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, according to GSM Arena.
However, because of XDA developers, the Samsung Galaxy S2 was able to receive custom Android firmware based on Google’s latest mobile operating system.
And since the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now starting to roll out, a team of developers had already created a custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S2.
As posted on International Business Times, the CodeROM Lollipop update was released by LollipopS2 team and it is currently in its beta stage.
Currently, the custom ROM can only run the boot animation for Android 5.0 Lollipop and it has already been ported via AT&T AOSP ROM.
Those who wish to install Android 5.0 Lollipop update via the CodeROM which is, as a reminder, still in beta stage can visit this link .
Since it is an unofficial firmware, Samsung Galaxy S2 users should be very careful during the installation process.
There are also some requirements that need to be satisfied before proceeding to install Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
First, check the model number of the smartphone.
The CodeROM Lollipop update is currently compatible with the GT-I9100 units.
To verify your Galaxy S2’s model number, go to Settings, tab About Phone and then tap Model Number.
Galaxy S2 users also need to check if the appropriate drivers for the phone are properly installed on the computer.
The Android device needs to connect to PC during the installation.
The battery level of the Samsung Galaxy S2 should be at least 80 percent to avoid power interruption issues.
Make sure to create a backup of all the important data and settings stored on the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100.
Use custom recovery tools such as ClockWorkMod to do so.