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Galaxy S2 – Steps to Update with Jellybean 4.1 Simplistic Custom ROM Firmware

Simplistic LogoInspiration is everything and on the similar lines the makers of Simplistic Custom ROM firmware developers have come up with this custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100. The good about this custom ROM firmware is that it comes with add on features like in built call recording options and also it comes with the default impressive gallery of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the detailed features of this custom ROM firmware along with the steps to install this custom ROM firmware. This custom ROM firmware is only for Galaxy S2 GT I9100 model of Android smartphone. Please note that this is not an Official firmware released by Samsung and is a custom ROM firmware released by the recognized XDA developer LegendK95.

Features of Simplistic Custom ROM firmware:

  • Regular Simplistic Tweaks,
  • including GPS tweak,
  • init.d tweaks, build.prop
  • Updated Google Apps, including latest google maps.
  • Logcat disabled by default (enable using Extweaks)
  • Latest Modem and Siyah to date.
  • JellyBean Font, Animations, and some ported elements into the statusbar.
  • Lidroid 15 toggles, controllable from Simplistic Control.
  • The Brand new Simplistic bootanimation by Tuqano, thanks a lot.
  • Call Recording enabled
  • SIP Calling enabled.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Samsung GALAXY S2 GT I9100 doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

As this is a custom ROM firmware and not the original stock firmware, you will have to make sure that your Galaxy S2 is rooted.  To check on whether your device is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. Just in case if your phone is not rooted, with the help of below mentioned steps you will have to root the same.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Official ICS 4.0.4 XWLPO Firmware

How to Root Galaxy S2 GT I9100 on ICS XWLPO 4.0.4 Firmware

All the data in your Galaxy S2 GT I9100 will be erased in the midst of applying this update, so create a backup of all your data with the help of below mentioned steps. Please note that you don’t create a backup with the help of KIES as it may not detect the device in the custom ROM firmware.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked. Also, minimum charge left in your device should be more than 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned off in the middle of firmware update.

Let’s head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update.

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  1. AZhar

    November 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    i m getting an error as e: signature verification failed

  2. mr amaan

    November 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    hi mr pradeep i follow all your instructions everything is ok except my android version is still 4.0.4! why this? regards

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      there is a patch update, kindly download from the source link

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