Galaxy S II

How to Update Galaxy S II GT I9100 with Root Box ICS 4.0.4 Custom ROM Firmware

Root BOX LogoLG Launcher lovers can now be enjoyed along with the Galaxy S3 theme right on your Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone with the help of a custom ROM firmware which is dubbed as Root Box. This Root Box custom ROM firmware ropes in the latest ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware version. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the various features this custom ROM firmware comes along with the detailed pre requisites and tutorial to guide you on how to apply this firmware. This firmware can only be applied on the Galaxy S II smartphone which is GT I9100 unlocked model. There are many firmwares apart from this, but the best part of this firmware is that it’s highly stable.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It is very unlikely that there will be any issues to the device as we are committed to help you out with the same.

Rooting Information: To install this custom ROM firmware update in your phone, you need to root the device. The root access can be revoked by applying the Official or stock firmware in your device.

Features of Root Box ICS 4.0.4 Firmware:

  • AOKP Based ICS 4.0.4 IMM76I (Built from Source – Github)
  • Fluxi ICS Kernel, Siyah ICS Kernel, CM ICS Kernel
  • Unread Notification Count for Missed Calls and Messaging (LG Home Launcher)
  • Multi Waves Lockscreen (Multi Waves Style + 2-8 Target Apps)
  • Nova Launcher
  • Apex Launcher
  • LG UI Launcher (240DPI +SGS3 Theme)
  • TouchWiz UX Launcher (180DPI and 240DPI)
  • ES File Explorer
  • Solid Explorer
  • Google Play Music
  • Sony Walkman Music Player
  • Apollo Music Player
  • Sense 4 Task Manager
  • Beats Audio
  • DSP Manager
  • Lockscreen Vibration Option
  • Default or Dark Theme Google Apps

Highlight Features of Root Box Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Merged remaining updates from B39 (Including weather refresh bug)
  • Redesigned Aroma Installer – Easier to select options
  • Added CM9 Kernel – Compiled from source
  • Added Back Apollo Music Player
  • Added Google Play Music
  • Added Beats Audio
  • Added TouchWiz UX Launcher
  • Added Toggle Option
  • Added Background Option
  • Added Lockscreen Vibration Option
  • Added 3G tweaks in build.prop
  • Upgraded Fluxi Kernel ICS XX.02-beta6
  • Upgraded xxTweaker0.3.9_rc1
  • Removed LG Memo App
  • Fixed Battery Drain Issue

Let’s get started with the detailed list of pre requisites and then followed by which we will be checking out on how to apply this custom ROM firmware in your Galaxy S II.

Pre Requisites:

  • In the process of installing custom ROM firmware, since the data and cache needs to be wiped, you need to ensure that you have backed up all the data present in your device manually with the help of below instructions. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it won’t detect the S II 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 Mode. USB Debugging option should be ticked. Ensure that the minimum battery left is 50% plus so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Download “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and check whether the device is rooted or not. Also, disable / uninstall all the security suites installed in your device as it may interrupt the process of firmware update.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial to install this update.

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  1. william

    September 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Been running this rom for over week now well impressed with it, fast pretty reliable and looks good

  2. chris jackson

    July 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

    How do I get the messages to appear here?!

  3. Dunnanga

    July 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Enormously rich in options in the installation process. Everything else clearly reflects awesome control of hardware behaviour, overclocking and etc. I had to revert back to XWLPD, why?/? because speed dial didn’t work and camera didn’t work either. God knows what else wasn’t going to work.

  4. Praveen Vijayshankar

    July 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Does WIFI, Bluetooth and Phone work properly in this ROM. Does Camera give pink spot issue?

  5. Praveen Vijayshankar

    July 4, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Does WIFI, Bluetooth and Phone work properly in this ROM. Does Camera give pink spot issue?

  6. Lewis

    July 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I have installed this from twice now but each time the SD card won’t mount. Anything I can do?

  7. mmz34

    July 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    tried this ROM yesterday. reverted back to XWLPD. It was smooth and gives a lot of options during install to choose the kind of kernel,keyboard,musicplayer etc.
    Why back to XWLPD ?
    When I tried to restore data from Nandroid , phone was hung at the bootup screen for many hours. entered into recovery mode , wiped data ,cache partition, dalvik cache and rebooted .
    Next I tried the data restore using titanium. I got all my apps, active wall papers but could not get the contacts (from system restore).
    I tired Asphalt 6 and the phone re booted. Modern Combat 2 worked well.

  8. lash

    July 2, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Is this better than pure look?

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 2, 2012 at 11:10 am


  9. Koundinya Ayalasomayajula

    July 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    the rom awesome..but facebook sync is not working

  10. terry896

    June 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    tried this 2 times step by step does not show Root Box Custom ROM Firmware but the suggested ics berore rooting

  11. JR

    June 30, 2012 at 12:52 am


    I’m sorry, but that sucks. Changing back.

  12. sicilianul1

    June 30, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Not have radio, mising !

  13. sicilianul1

    June 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    missing radio in this custom
    Root Box ICS 4.0.4

  14. sicilianul1

    June 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    where is the RADIO in this
    Root Box ICS 4.0.4
    Mising the radio tuner !
    Where is posible download !?

  15. Anand

    June 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    hi , i am currently on pure look SIII, xwlpg, can i install this version from this?, pls send some screenshots of this rom

    • Anil

      June 29, 2012 at 7:40 am

      is purelook rom good?? any drawback of s III look pl. convey me on

      • Pradeep Neela

        June 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        yes it s avery good rom and is smooth as well

  16. Mir

    June 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Let me install this first and then give you feedback.

  17. Anbazhagan

    June 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Every time i was tried to update the custom Rom….. but can’t root my GS2. please help… i already 4.0.3.

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