Since the release of the Samsung Galaxy S2, we published a number of rooting and ROM customization articles including (but not limited to) detailed full root method for the Samsung Galaxy S2 using Odin. 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. Later we presented a guide for installation for a recently released high performance custom ROM called Lightening Rom XWKE7 for your Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII). Installation for Lite’ning Rom v1.4 For Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) with Extended Power Menu, CF-Root 3.8 kernel, No Ascending Ringtone was covered here. Of course, you can always head to the Android Rooting section on our website to get the full scoop on all custom ROM installation guides as well as other tips&tricks for Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII)!
We always try to bring the most promising and powerful custom ROMs available for our users. Now is the time for another promising ROM with a lot of useful features missing from the stock Samsung Gingerbread ROM installed on Galaxy S2 (II). This ROM as with many other recently released custom ROMs for the Samsung Galaxy S2 integrates a number highly desirable tweaks such as disable battery full notification/vibration, extended power options, no ascending ringtone, updated system apps (including new Market version), hacked camera apk (for high bitrate HD recording), clockworkmod recovery (CWM) and is of course pre-rooted. It also installs some other applications such as FileExpert, HomeSwitcher, Skyfire, Open VPN Settings UI, GScript Lite. This custom ROM also supports overclocking up to 1504 Mhz. Removes Wi-Fi sharing to save battery life. Theme is of blackish flavor. Another novelty is the inclusion of the new lockscreen functions which seem very useful (direct launch of the camera application or the music player etc.).
Here are all the features and tweaks enabled by the LeoMar75 Rom Revolution according to the developer:
Based on the latest official firmware XXKG1 Gingerbread 2.3.4
New Angelom Kernel 6.0 (XXKG1 – 126.96.36.199 – CWM 188.8.131.52) with undervolt for power saving, Multi-touch sensibility fix
+ other cool feactures included as cifs Module and Scheduler Deadline. I comply with GPL, source code forthcoming
Max overclock is 1504Mhz (boot with 1200Mhz)
Reverted to KF2 Modem
Apps have been Deodexed and zipaligned (framework-res.apk compressed with optimized png for more speed and free mem.)
Framework jar file are Odexed:
*Quicker initial bootups of custom ROMs
*Less memory is consumed
*Less storage used in /data due to the fact that pre-optimised dex files are stored on /system already (save space and boost performance)
Multi CSC added
Black themed (Contact, touchwiz, EmailWidget, ClockWheater Widget, Framework-res, SystemUI)
New toggle bar, lockscreen wallpaper and default wallpaper
Added data connection toggle button on expanded status bar
Added the Mod-Battery with incremental rate of 1% (gauge style)
Added CRT Screen-Off Animation
Removed boot sound animation
Added working OpenVPN support
Added working wpa-supplicant ad-hoc
Added Odexed hardware accelerated KG1 Browser
Removed WiFi Sharing to save battery
Removed sound notifications for full charge and minimum charge battery
Bluetooth audio fixed
No ascending ringtone
Advertising blocking via hosts file
muveszur’s Mms.apk mod
* no auto converting messages to MMS after 4 SMS.
* possible to add to the message 200 contacts instead of 20 contacts.
* display sent time instead of the received time
Modified Camera.apk in order to improve audio/video bitrate
Added VOIP for Wifi
Following apps have been included in /data/app: FileExpert, HomeSwitcher, Skyfire, Open VPN Settings UI, GScript Lite
Gscript lite has been added in order to Backup/Delete/Restore BLOATWARE (samsung stuff) in 1 click (updated by leomar75)
Removed txt/mms/emails from call logs
Added Google’s new Video Player
Added Google Books
New loockscreen functions (thanks to _JKay_):
* Slide left to launch Camera application
* Slide up to launch stock Music application
* Slide down to launch stock FM Radio application
* Slide right to Unlock
New extended power menu fully customizable (thanks to _JKay_)!
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.
This is a full wipe ROM, you will lose apps, accounts, WiFi passwords, sms, etc therefore please don’t complain and do a full backup of your system!
First you need to download the ROM from here. And then follow the installation instructions below (provided by the developer):
- Copy the HDBlog CR v2.0 ZIP file (do not unzip) on your internal sdcard
- Unplug the USB memory and restart the phone in recovery mode
- Select wipe data/factory reset
- Go to advanced menu and select wipe dalvik cache
- Select “Install zip from sdcard” , ”choose zip from sdcard” and then select the HDBlog CR v2.0 ZIP file
- Select ”reboot system now”
Don’t forget to have a look at the guide: Install ClockworkMod 184.108.40.206 (CWM) Recovery For Samsung Galaxy S2 (II) as developer recommends to flash this from CWM and required for the above instructions to work. Alternatively you can follow the guide:
- CF-Root For Novice Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) Users: Integrated CWM 220.127.116.11 & Rooted Stock Kernel [Guide].
Of course, you can see the extensive list of guides that we have published in the past for SGS 2 here. Please head over the relevant thread at the XDA forums to get the latest updates and conversations regarding LeoMar75 Rom Revolution.
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