How to Flash/Install SlimBean ROM on Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 Jelly Bean Custom ROM/Firmware. SlimBean ROM is an AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROM built off Android 4.2.2 sources with its own custom modifications. This tutorial will show you How to Install SlimBean ROM on Galaxy S2 I9100 Jelly Bean Custom ROM. I have written some important tips, make sure you check them out and keep them in mind before proceeding towards the tutorial.
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- Make sure your Galaxy S is rooted and have ClockworkMod Recovery installed -> How to Root and Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S I9000.
- This Tutorial for flashing Tsunami X is only for Galaxy S GT-I9000, don’t try this on any other variants of Galaxy S GT-I9000.
- Charge your battery up to 70%.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- This installation will wipe your data. Make sure to backup your phone data:
- Install Galaxy S GT-I9000 USB drivers -> Download USB Drivers for Galaxy S GT-I9000.
I have written this detailed and easy to understand step-by-step instructions guide on How to Install SlimBean ROM on Galaxy S2 I9100 Jelly Bean Custom ROM. If you are used to flashing custom roms on your device, then this should not be any different for you. However, for beginners, it is recommended that you read the whole tutorial before flashing this Custom Rom.
How to Install SlimBean ROM on Galaxy S2 I9100 Jelly Bean Custom ROM:
- Download Android 4.2.2 SlimBean ROM (Slim-GT-I9100-4.2.2.build.3-OFFICIAL.zip)
- Download Google Apps (gapps-jb-20130812-signed.zip)
Step 1 – Download the required files mentioned above for Galaxy S to your computer.
Step 2 – Connect and mount your Galaxy S2 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Slim-GT-I9100-4.2.2.build.3-OFFICIAL.zip and Google Apps zip files to your SD card. Make sure the files are in the SD card root (not in any folder).
Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.
NOTE: Screenshots of the ClockworkMod Recovery may change as new versions are released.
Step 6 – Once you are in ClockworkMod Recovery, select perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset” as shown below. Use the Power button to select everything while in the Recovery Mode.
Step 7 – Then, perform a cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” as you can see in the image below.
Step 8 – Now this is optional, but it is recommended to perform a wipe of your dalvik cache as well. You will not get into boot loops or any other errors. From CWM recovery, go to ‘advanced’ and then select “wipe dalvik cache”.
Step 9 – Then go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”.
Step 10 – Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Slim-GT-I9100-4.2.2.build.3-OFFICIAL.zip file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.
Google Apps: Repeat the above step for the Gapps zip file as well and install it on your phone.
Step 11 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back+++++” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu as show below.
Your Galaxy S2 I9100 will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! You have successfully updated your Galaxy S2 to Android 4.2.2 SlimBean Jelly Bean custom ROM! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.