How to Update Galaxy S2 with S3 Looking Salman ICS 4.0.3 Custom ROM Firmware

Galaxy S2 Logo SpecialSeems like custom ROM firmware developers share the same name as that of a blockbuster super hero Salman Khan, the reason on why we are mentioning this one is that an all-new custom ROM firmware which ropes in all the goodies of Samsung Galaxy S3 right in your Samsung Galaxy S2 and the name is “SALMAN” Rom. Yes you have heard it right. This custom ROM firmware comes with a big list of features and we will be checking out the same in the form of screen captures. For your convenience, we have also made a short video which will drive you through this custom ROM firmware. This firmware is based on the ICS 4.0.3 firmware.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following of instructions. This update is strictly for I9100 users and not for I9100G users. If you still apply for any other S2 variant, it may brick the device.

For applying this Salman ROM, you need to be on the rooted firmware. Irrespective of the current rooted firmware version, you can proceed to apply this update. To check on whether you are on the rooted firmware or not, you need to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. If the device is not rooted, then you need to root the same. The best part of this custom Rom firmware is that it also even supports the Arabic language.

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Rooting is a must, just in case if you haven’t rooted the device then with the help of below mentioned instructions, you can easily update and root the device.

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Features of Salman ROM:

  • Android 4.0.3
  • Build XWLPG
  • deodexed
  • bloarware removed
  • CF-ROOT KERNEL
  • fully rooted
  • Jkay framwork included (app not)
  • TouchwizUX-1.5.1-4×5
  • sgs3 sounds
  • sgs3 wallpapers
  • sgs3 icons
  • sgs3 widgets
  • Full RTL support (ARABIC)
  • Non stock Sgs3 boot animation
  • Stock Sgs3 shutdown animation (.qmg)
  • Myfiles themed (blue)
  • browser themed (toolbar looks just like SGS3)
  • Added SGS3 battery percentage
  • themed mms.apk
  • No More FC
  • More stable
  • Faster
  • Better battery life
  • Faster GPRS/Gps/Wifi

In the process of applying this Salman Custom ROM firmware update in your Galaxy S2, there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted. So, it’s highly recommended to back up the data with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it won’t 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

Navigate to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” & enable the USB Debugging Mode option by ticking on the same. Tap on “Ok” if you get any prompt. Ensure that the minimum battery left is >40% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update.

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