How to Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with ICS Neat Custom ROM Firmware
Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 users have one more reason o rejoice as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install the latest version of Neat ROM custom ROM firmware which ropes in the latest ICS Android 4.0 firmware in a much more customized Rom which almost looks like the Stock / Default Rom which not just comes with the enhanced features but also comes with the added support of many apps. Since this is the custom ROM firmware, there might be some bugs which you may encounter but in the coming days many more optimizations will be made in future releases. This Neat ROM firmware is based on the UHLPS ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware.
Please note that for installing this firmware you need to root the device and once the device is rooted, the warranty will get lost. For restoring back the warranty, you need to update your Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with any of the stock ROM firmware. In the process of this article, we will be checking out on what are the features along with the detailed Video tutorial on how to apply this update. This update can only be applied on the Galaxy S2 GT I9100 model and not on any other locked devices as it may lock down your device.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is not an official firmware and it’s a custom ROM firmware. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions mentioned.
Features of Neat Custom ROM Firmware:
Dialer with Contacts
Great battery life
Speed and response much more faster and smoother
Auto-Zipalign apps on boot
Faster read / write the SD card
Faster media scanner
USB mass storage by default
Faster GPS FIX (Thanks hawkerpaul)
Fixed Email bug
TW launcher – Infinite scrolling
Updated Gmail to v4.0.5
Updated Google Maps to v6.9.0
Updated Street to v1.8.1
Updated YouTube to v4.0.8E
- Please be informed that in the process of applying this update the data may get lost or corrupted, so it’s highly recommended to back up all the data with the help of below mentioned steps. After backing up data, move the target files in your computer.
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”
- If you are on the custom ROM firmware or say on the rooted firmware, then you can directly apply the update. Battery level in your device should not be less than 50% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Disable all the antivirus tools in your phone.
So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this Neat ROM firmware in your S2.