Install Jelly Bean 4.2.2 SlimBean Build 8 Final ROM on Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G

One of ways that allow your Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G to be updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is SlimBean Build 8 Final ROM meant for your device.

Many have praised the stability that this tool will deliver to your phone. And it’s all true. As is the fact that the smartphone will thankfully get rid of a lot of the bugs present in the previous version; also, it shall welcome new features.

Requirements

Your phone will get all of the above and more by way of our guide. Shown below are those pre-requisites which make everything ready for the update that will come later on:

If all goes well with these requirements, we count on you to update your phone to the needed firmware via the steps below.Samsung-Galaxy-S2-I9100G

How to flash SlimBean Build 8 custom ROM

  1. The laptop or PC you use every day should be open for the first task. Then find and download, on it, these:
    – the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 SlimBean Build 8 custom ROM archive (file name: Slim-i9100g-4.2.2.build.8-OFFICIAL);
    Gapps package (Slim_Gapps is the exact name of this file).
  2. Coming up next: plug the handset to the laptop and transfer the zip files from where they are to the SD card of your Galaxy S2 I9100G and afterwards unplug your phone from your PC. Shut the handset down.
  3. Now enter it in a mode that is labelled “Download” via these couple of instructions:
    – press + hold Home, Volume up and Power together;
    – the display will shortly begin to flash;
    – don’t press and hold those buttons;
    – you’re in the Download Mode now.
  4. You will afterwards do the following: operate some wiping tasks. The first to happen has to be the one called “Factory reset/Wipe data”, so opt for this; after it’s confirmed, the second one to follow has the name of “wipe cache partition” (choose it when you are back in the Recovery Menu).
  5. Then end this with the third wiping task: “Wipe Dalvik cache” (select it). Once you’ve selected the following options, go to the Slim-i9100g-4.2.2.build.8-OFFICIAL zip file and opt for it with “Power“:
    – “Install zip from SD card“;
    – “Choose zip from SD card“.
  6. After the zip file has been chosen above, you should confirm the installation and have patience until it’s been completed. Repeat all of these actions to flash the Gapps package.
  7. Go back to the phone’s Recovery Menu after the installation of the packages has ended. Then opt for the phone’s restarting option. This will help the handset reboot into the update firmware.

NOTE: There are many things that could go wrong while you’re completing our guide. One of them: the Galaxy S2 I9100G can display this message: “Status 7 error“. When this problems starts to trouble you, we recommend this solution:

  • find the right kernel for this phone;
  • flash it on your device;
  • install the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean SlimBean Build 8 Final ROM on the smartphone.

The second issue which can annoy you: the smartphone is stuck in a boot loop. Here is how we unstuck the device from that:

  • opt for “Wipe cache partition“;
  • opt for “Wipe Dalvik cache“;
  • go to the phone;
  • restart it.

If none of these problems appear but instead you want to have the old ROM back on the Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G, you can try this way to get it back:

  • go to your handset;
  • enter it, again, in the Recovery Mode;
  • select “Backup&Restore“.

A list will pop up on the touchscreen of your phone. Look for the ROM you want to see again on your Samsung I9100G and restore it.

Posted In How To - By Mihai Mateescu

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