How to Update Galaxy S2 with Sensation 3.5 ICS 4.0 Custom ROM Firmware
Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users can now easily update their phones with the latest version of Sensation custom ROM firmware which is based on the ICS Android 4.0 version. This all new custom ROM firmware ropes in the goodness of many features which are mentioned below and removes most of the bloat ware. In the coming days, we will be checking out on how to update with the latest jellybean 4.1 release. Last time we saw on how you can install the Galaxy Nexus looking Firmware in your Galaxy S2 smartphone. For your convenience, we have also made a short video on how to apply this firmware in your device. This update should be strictly applied to the International version of Galaxy S2 and not on any other device.
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Samsung Galaxy S2 doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.
In the process of this article, we have summed up the detailed features of this custom ROM firmware and also we have mentioned on how this firmware looks like with the help of screen captures.This update works only on the rooted firmwares, to check on whether the device is rooted or not, to check the same you need to download “Root Checker” app from Google PLAY Store. If your device is not rooted then you will have to root the same with the help of below mentioned steps.
Once the device is rooted, the warranty is void. To regain the lost warranty apply the update of XXLQ5 update in your device.
Features of Sensation custom ROM:
-Based on XWLPG
-Kernel Syiah 3.3.2
-15 toggles in quickpanel (thanks to lidroid for his framework)
-ADB/USB storage mount script (works only with CF-ROOT)
-Removed camera click
-Phone with call recording
-No incremental phone ring
-Removed Game Hub, Music Hub, Reader Hub
-Added Android Keyboard
-Apex and Nova launchers in /data/app
-Sms removed from logs
-Sensation themed: Music Player, Dialer, Phone, System UI, Frameworks, Settings, Memo, My Files
-TW Launcher home screen set to number 4
-various tweaks and improvements
-ICS lock screen (If you want Samsung lock screen you can flash the lock screen patch)
-Samsung Lock screen CWM patch
- Backup all your data with the help of below mentioned steps present in your Galaxy S2 so as to make sure that if any data is lost or corrupted, the same can be revoked with the help of below steps.
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”
- Battery life in your device should be >40% so as to ensure that your S2 doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable all the security suites in your phone and also turn off all the KIES PC suite in your computer.
So once you are done with all the above mentioned things, you can now head over to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.