Considerable amount of time has passed since Google released the AOSP sources for latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the masses. Since then we have been waiting and speculating that when Samsung will be releasing the official stock firmware based on Android 4.0.3 ICS for our beloved Samsung Galaxy SII. Although based on the most recent estimates final stock firmware ICS release for the Galaxy S2 is not not far away and its very likely to be released in the March. In the mean time, we covered a lot of ROMs such as MIUI, CM9 and other ROM releases for the SGS2 based on the AOSP. Also we brought you the recent flurry of leaked builds of the beta versions of the stock Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich firmware.
Today we want to introduce a custom ROM for your Samsung Galaxy S2 device named AndyX ROM which is based on the stock ICS firmware leaks that we reported earlier. However, this is NOT just another ROM based on the stock ICS firmware but it has numerous enhancements and features included that makes it worth reporting here at InspiredGeek. Most importantly it proved to be the most stable and smoother ICS build that I have tested so far for the Samsung Galaxy SII. Some of the key features include the inclusion of the pre-rooted CF-root kernel, SuperUser, Busybox, adjustments and enhancements in the ICS framework, removal of the TouchWiz launcher, many AOSP system apps included Contacts, Phone, MMS, Calendar, Calculator, Music, Browser, etc.), many status-bar toggles included, Face-unlock feature and countless other features.
You can download the latest AndyX ROM 5.3 and then flash it via the CWM (Clockworkmod) recovery menu. If you used the CF-root method to root your Samsung Galaxy SII that we outlined here it should already have CWM installed that can be accessed by rebooting the device.
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 Inspired Geek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
Step 1. First make sure your device is rooted.
Step 2. Copy the AndyX ROM 5.3 ROM file to the root of your SDcard.
Step 3. Restart the phone in to recovery mode.
Step 4. Make 3-wipes (wipe data, wipe cache, wipe wipe dalvik cache)
Step 5. Now install the firmware zip file from the SDcard and flash the ROM.
Step 6. Finally reboot the device and enjoy the device to enjoy the AndyX ROM 5.3 on your Samsung Galaxy SII device!
Note that if you are upgrading from an earlier version of the ROM then no need to make three wipes (as mentioned above). It means that in that case this firmware is no-wipe. Please also make sure that you make a Nandroid backup from CWM recovery menu before following the above mentioned procedure. So that if something goes wrong then you will have a way to go back.
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