How to Flash Lightening Rom XWKE7 (Pre-Rooted!) on Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) [Guide]

by Jawwad in Android, Guides, Mobile | 8 comments


liteningromsgs2 | How to Flash Lightening Rom XWKE7 (Pre Rooted!) on Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) [Guide]

A few weeks back, we bought you the detailed full root method for the Samsung Galaxy S2. Then we brought you a guide on how to install the first ever custom ROM for your shiny new SGS2 in the form of VillainROM (v1.0)! Which was a pre-rooted ROM optimized for performance and with much greater scope for any upcoming tweaks.

Now we present the guide for installation for yet another recently released custom ROM called Lightening Rom XWKE7 for your Samsung Galaxy S2 (our beloved super phone you know). Here are the features of this custom Lightening Rom 1.0:

-Fast and stable SGS II Gingerbread 2.3.3 ROM
*Based on official XWKE7 Firmware
*Blue themed with battery percentage & CRT Screen-Off Animation
*Zipaligned.
*Optimised framework.
*Deodexed.
*Root + Busybox

Note that this custom ROM is already rooted so you don’t need to have a rooted device to install it! Here, we present a step-by-step guide on flashing this custom ROM.

Note: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as InspiredGeek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.

Required Downloads

- Download the ODIN file and then extract the .zip file.
- Download the Litening_Rom_v1-0.rar (273.94 MB) file an extract it.
-  If you do not have Samsung’s KIES 2.0 installed, download and install it. Correct USB drivers must be installed, so that programs can communicate with the device. Reboot computer after KIES installation.

Procedure

Step 1: Make sure that your device is in USB debugging mode: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging.
Step 2: Reboot your device into download mode. To do so: Turn the device off, then power it on again by pressing and holding VolumeDown + Home + Power simultaneously.
Step 3: Start ODIN.

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Step 4: Connect the device to your computer using USB.
Step 5: Wait a few seconds, the ODIN screen will show that a device is now connected
– Make sure that in ODIN nothing is checked, except the "Auto reboot" and "F. Reset Time" checkboxes.
– Press the "PDA" button, and select the extracted md5 file.
– Press "Start". ODIN will now flash the kernel, and the device should reboot.

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Step 6: Done! Now you have a fully rooted SG2 with Lightening Rom installed!

Stay tuned for more Samsung Galaxy SII related rooting and tweaking guides…

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  • J Sohotha

    Hi,
    Install went fine. However, when you press the power off button the screen does not close with elegance. Instead it looks as if the power button has been unplugged. You see a horizontal white line – looks as if its crashed !

    Is this normal ?

  • Vincent

    Hi there

    Got my SGS2 UK version from a vendor locally. The phone is already comes with firmware version XWKE7. I Rooted my phone successfully and then install Lightening Rom XWKE7 onto my phone.

    After following the friendly instructions, the instll was done.

    However, when I turn on the phone from now, I realised the log of GT-i9100 with a yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark inside. Even though my phone is working, but may I l know what is the meaning of the yellow triangle.

    Anyone know how to remove or fix this problem.

    Your input is highly appreciated in advance.

    • Will

      The yellow triangle simply means that you have unofficial firmware running on your device. You only need to worry if you can get passed that.

      Hope this helps

  • Vincent


    J Sohotha:

    Hi, Install went fine. However, when you press the power off button the screen does not close with elegance. Instead it looks as if the power button has been unplugged. You see a horizontal white line – looks as if its crashed !Is this normal ?

    This is normal and this is the special feature from the Blue themed with CRT Screen-Off Animation

  • wni

    hi, if we CF root the phone after flashing custom rom, does the yellow triangle still appear?

  • Adnan

    hey I am new to android and this rooting stuff .. I bought new GS2 .. it comes with 2.3.3, basebad ver I9100XXKf1, build gingenbread.jpkg2 and kernal 2.6.35.7 -I9100JPKG .. so does this Lightening Rom XWKE7 will be compatible with it?

  • Eric

    Hi I installed the rom with no issues at all but I have noticed the battery drain is higher than before I installed the new kh3 firmware and lightening rom.

    Also the phone has inexplicably restarted itself 3 times since the upgrade. This never happened before. Obviously there are a few bugs to be worked out. The restarted happened while using the camera.

  • bhavesh

    Stuck in bootloop
    had stock firmware before this

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