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How to: Flash Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy S2 [Step-by-Step Guide]

November 20th, 2011 by

The all new Ice Cream Sandwich brings a lot of delicious fun to Android which we’ve already talked about before. Right now, Galaxy Nexus is the only phone that officially supports ICS. For other devices, we’ll have to wait.

But for un-official ROMs, there’s no waiting time. A team @aospsgs2 have already started porting it to Galaxy S2 as a ROM of which I have written a review here.

Enough talking, here’s the full guide of flashing it on your Galaxy S II.

Guide for Flashing ICS on Galaxy S2

Before starting, make sure that your device is rooted and has ClockWorkMod installed.

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Download: ICS port Alpha #7 (177 Mb) | Follow @aospsgs2 for updates on their latest builds.

  1. Download and place the ported ROM in your card’s internal storage.
  2. Turn off your phone and enter into CWM Recovery mode by simultaneously holding Volume up + Home Button + Power Button.
    Navigate with your volume keys (up and down), home button for selecting an action and back button for going back (not supported in CWM v5)
  3. Backup and Restore > Backup your current ROM.
    This is important. This ICS ROM currently doesn’t support network radio so you won’t stay with this ROM for long.
  4. Apply Wipe Data/factory Reset.
  5. Wipe Cache Partition
  6. Mounts and Storage > Format /system.
  7. Now, Install Zip from sdcard > Choose your zip file and flash it.
  8. Reboot, done!
  9. There’s no step 9, congrats your phone is now running ICS 😀

Photo2743_thumb[1]A lot of stuffs do not work which are given in this post.

You should follow the developer on twitter to be updated with the latest changes. He’s working on enabling calls, SMS and WiFi which he expects to be done soon.

Rajesh Pandey of Knowmydroid suggests to flash the ROM twice for it to work properly, though I didn’t do it. If you experience any issues, try following his suggestion.

[Source: Knowmydroid]

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