How to Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 Version
Samsung Galaxy S2 the former Samsung Flagship is also not left behind. The Jelly Bean Fever has caught it too !! With the unofficial leaks coming for Samsung Galaxy Nexus,Samsung Galaxy S2,HTC One X just lately an unofficial Jelly Bean leak has been released for the Samsung Galaxy S2 too.Yes, this means rejoice for the Galaxy S2 users after been denied by the Samsung, the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.But this is not totally stable.But if you want to experience Jelly Bean 4.1 on Galaxy S2, then let us commence with the procedure to Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 version.
Before beginning with the procedure to Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 you must know that once the procedure in the tutorial is followed your warranty stands void. The given method is risky and can cause your device to brick. It is therefore recommended that you follow the procedure carefully and perfectly. The processes that you carry out on your device are solely at your risk. We do not take responsibility for any damage to your device.
The following things are not working currently ( as of July 10, 2012) :
Google Now/Google Search
Lets have a look at the essential Pre Requistes:
1.Firstly you must ensure that you have rooted and installed ClockWork mod (CWM) on your Galaxy S2.
2.Minimum 60% of your phone battery must be charged.
3.Back up your phone data.
4.Contacts synced with Gmail account
5.Make sure USB debugging mode is Enabled (Settings –> Applications –> Development –> USB Debugging)
Following is the Detailed Method to Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 :
Now firstly, you need to download the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 zip file .Following is the Download link-> Download Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2. Keep checking that link for latest Jelly Bean Downloads
Now if the default google apps like Google Maps,Google Play are not pre installed and If you need these apps, you need to flash this Gapps Galaxy S2 file. OR you can visit Gapps site for latest gapps download(Recommended) OR you can also visit Google Play(market) and download those.
After having done with downloading of the two above mentioned files , you need to copy those files into you internal SD card.
Now you need to switch of your Galaxy S2. Now after switching off boot into the CWM Recovery using 3 button combo.
Now to work around in the CWM recovery , you need to make use of the following keys :
To move Up/down use Volume Up /Volume Down Button respectively
To open a selected option, use Home/Power button.
Now there are series of steps you need to perform before you begin your actual process of installation of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 version.
Select and open the ‘Backup and Restore’ menu from the main menu and do the Nandroid Backup(select yes) to restore your files and previous ROM if something goes wrong with the New ROM. Just to be safe.
In order to have practically no errors or bugs whatsoever , you need to wipe the data and factory reset your device.
So go to the ‘Wipe Data /factory reset’ and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ and then perform these processes
Now go to the Advanced menu , you will see a ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ menu , select and click on yes to do it.
Now to Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 , go to the ‘Install Zip from Sd Card’ menu , now select and open ‘“choose zip from sdcard’ menu , browse for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean zip file that you downloaded from step 1 and then select it and select yes to begin the process to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 ROM.
Optionally, if you need those default Gapps like market ,maps etc. , select the .zip [refer step 2] click on yes to install.
Now,repeat the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’, ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ and “Wipe Cache partition” to. Now opt for “reboot system now“ option and wait for your phone to get Booted in the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S III firmware .Normally it will take 2-3 mins for the first boot.
Congratulations !! The process to Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Galaxy S2 version has been accomplished !!
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