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Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update On Samsung Galaxy S2; GT-I9100G Receives Custom Firmware PAC-Man ROM

By Staff Writer | March 08, 2014 11:34 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy S2
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Owners of Samsung Galaxy S2 can now install Android 4.4.2 KitKat update using custom firmware.

As posted on Droid Report, a custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S2. The firmware known as PAC-Man ROM, released by XDA contributor iXanza, can now be installed on Samsung Galaxy S2, particularly those units which bear the model number GT-I9100G. Accordingly, PAC-Man ROM combines the features from ParanoidAndroid, AOKP and CyanogenMod.

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Samsung Galaxy S2 was first announced on February 2011 and released in April of the same year, according to GSM Arena. Officially, Samsung Galaxy S2 can only be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. But with the custom firmware available now, Samsung Galaxy S2 owners can easily experience the latest mobile operating system from Google by installing the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update using the PAC-Man ROM.

Moreover, as posted on International Business Times, below is the list of salient features of the PAC-Man ROM, based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat update:

PAC in Black

Status bar tweaks

Quick Settings Panel tweaks

Notification Drawer tweaks

Lockscreen Notifications

Active Display

Appbar

Gesture Anywhere

Init.d scripts

Build.prop Mods

Statusbar Weather

Recents RAM Bar

PAC Console

Latest Version Nightly Builds

OTA Updates

Changelog Viewer

Visit this IB Times post to learn the step-by-step instructions on how to install the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy S2.

But before proceeding with the actual installation process of Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, some requirements must be satisfied first. One, make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S2 has the model number GT-I9100G, since the PAC-Man ROM is only compatible with the specific variant.

Also, check if the battery level of the Galaxy S2 is 80 percent or more. The smartphone needs to have sufficient battery level before installing Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to avoid power interruption issues.

Make a backup of the important data and settings stored on your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G using custom recovery tools such as ClockWorkMod and TWRP. 

 

 

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