Thursday, January 5, 2012

How to install CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0 on a Samsung Galaxy S 2


Well, I installed the leaked version of Ice Cream Sandwich for my Samsung Galaxy S 2 as told you in this post, but I saw that is wasn't that stable and I decided to look CM9 as somebody suggested in XDA-Developers. I installed it and I must say that the version doesn't look like and alpha release, it's very stable and I'm using it as my daily driver, let me tell you how to install it.

Downloads

Change Log

Installing CM9 for the first time
  • READ FAQs
  • Make sure you're running a proper working CWM like the one from CM7
  • Copy GApps, GApps-Fixer, Faceunlock and CM9 ZIPs to your internal SDCard
  • Boot into Recovery
  • Flash CM9 zip
  • Flash GApps
  • DO A DATA WIPE / FACTORY RESET (otherwise your calendar sync will not work)
  • Reboot
  • Don't restore Apps using Titanium Backup!

Updating from a previous build
  • Copy CM9 ZIP to your internal SDCard
  • Boot into Recovery
  • Flash CM9 zip
  • If you're switching to the new GApps from a previous version, do a full factory reset / data wipe, otherwise your account will not work.
  • Wipe cache partition
  • Reboot

Notes
  • Read here for the KNOWN BUGS
  • This is a experimental Build of the current state of CyanogenMod 9 for the Samsung Galaxy S II.
  • CM 9 is based on latest AOSP sources plus some usefull tweaks and features.
  • CyanogenMod 9 is still under heavy development and will probably be finished in January/February 2012. 
  • There are still a lot of settings and features missing, simply be patient.
  • The device specific part for the Galaxy S II is under heavy Development, too.

Great job codeworkx, xplodwild, teamhacksung and all developers who made this version possible and for all your work!

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Update 2012/01/06: Replaced build to Build 01062012, added Google Music app.
Update 2012/01/11: Added build 01112012-2, but build 01062012 is still recommended.
Update 2012/01/12: Added build 01122012
Update 2012/01/18 : Added build 01182012
Update 2012/01/23: Links updated
Update 2012/01/25: Added XXLP6 modem
Update 2012/01/26 Added build 01262012, GApps v10
Update 2012/01/29 Added build 01292012
Update 2012/02/02 : Added build 02012012, XXLPB Modem, GApps 20120201 and Faceunlock 20120131.
Update 2012/02/17: Added new XXLPH modem.