Today, I have compiled a list of best Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 currently in 2014. What I have noticed so far that mostly Galaxy S2 users are looking for Custom ROM as they are no longer receiving the official OTA updates so they have to stick with Custom ROMs which is the only and best way to taste the latest version of Android OS, which is currently Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Definitely you should know in order to install a custom rom you need to have root access as well as the latest version of CWM/TWRP custom recovery. I have given a complete step by step guide on how to flash a custom rom.
Once you know how to safely and successfully custom rom on your android phone then you can proceed below to analyze and choose the best android kitkat custom rom for your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 which is the international variant of Galaxy S2.
CyanogenMod 11 Nightly
CyanogenMod is a very well known custom roms developers community, where you can find custom roms for almost every Android Smartphone and tablet device. Relatively almost every Custom ROM is based on CyanogenMod. I myself like then, ROM are highly optimized and customized which gives you the best custom user experience with elegant designed themes and the best thing is that they regularly release updates to fix bugs found in custom rom. I would highly recommend you to give it a try on your Galaxy S2.
Download CM11 Nightly for Samsung Galaxy S2 – HERE
As I said earlier, ParanoidAndroid is actually based on CyanogenMod but no doubt the developer has added a number of features which makes it one of the best Custom ROM for Galaxy S2. After the CyanogenMod, it is one of the most popular and best custom rom in terms of stability and performance to give a boost your device performance. The overall user interface is really impressive with floating notification panel on the screen and obviously the multitasking capability is just awesome. You may give it a try and do not forget to let us know!! The download link is given below:
Download ParanoidAndroid KitKat ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 – HERE
Another good Android KitKat Custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 with minimalist dark design theme which makes your device performance much more faster. SlimROM comes with variety of customization options such as PIE controls, lock-screen and shortcuts. To get SlimROM for your device, below is the direct download link.
Download SlimROM Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Galaxy S2 – HERE
There are many more Custom ROMs on the list and we’ll update it in the future, If you do have, do let us know and we’ll add it to our list. For more Android Custom ROM and Updates keep visiting.
I like you post on Samsung galaxy S II. It was very Good to Explain me the topic...
Thanks for such a nice feedback..
i have S 2GT-I9100,2.3.5,baseband-I9100XXKF1,kernal-18.104.22.168-I9100XXKI3-CL577579,gingerbread.jpkj2…tried the paranoid rom but it gave me an error while flashin via CWM 4.0 (error in line 7) then the phone went for a bootloop to recovery mode..can you help me on this please?
Hey Joy, You need the latest version of ClockworkMod or TWRP Recovery in order to successfully flash the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Custom ROMs otherwise you’re going to get error 7. First flash the latest version of recovery and then try again, I am sure it will work.
thanks a lot brother,it worked and i have cm-11-20140419-NIGHTLY-i9100 4.4 installed and running but few issues like when i tried to flash GApps pa_gapps-modular-micro-4.4.2-20140417-signed it didnt work though i flashed the single packages like crome module,camera module and key board module and it worked but how can i get basic Gapps package for becoz the full package is very large..and i more thing in camera i dont get an option to use my front camera and when i go to camera settings it force close the camera…help will be highly appreciated and thanks again 🙂
Hey Joy, these Custom ROMs are mostly nightly, which means they are in beta and are most likely to have bugs but they are also updated regularly to fix bugs and improve their performance. And one thing more if you would like to install the Stock Apps from Android KitKat you can install those without having to root your device.
You can download the Android 4.4 KitKat stock apps from here:
i tried caynogen rom too but same error..i restored my back up and my phone booted…i followed all the steps…what may be the reason for this fail…??plz help
Hello, I am currently having cyanogenmod 10.2 in my s2 gt-i9100. While instaling slimrom shld i flash gapps package also?
Pls provie me a link to a compatible version of gapps
You need to follow almost the same instructions etc perform a Factory Reset, clear cache (I have already given the instructions link is given in the post). And for Gapps it depends I don’t know what custom rom you’re going to flash like 4.3 or 4.4.
Been using Slimrom 4.4.2, works very well, very fast
Thanks for leaving your review 🙂
I JUST WANNA CREAM IT OUT !
Really? SlimROM, I started using it when it first came out it was working and all ,only now my apps are disappearing and the system is really slow and decaying my file system yet its practically stock since its only used for calls
Thanks for your review!