Samsung Galaxy S2 still remains strong in the market. It is the device that made a revolution in the Android community. Even though Samsung has released many other devices there are a lot of people who use the Galaxy S2. This device doesn’t receive any more OTA updates which means that no longer you can enjoy the latest updates, at least not officially.
But the fact that it doesn’t receive official updates from Samsung doesn’t mean that developers will do the same thing. Recently Galaxy S2 was gifted with a build of CyanogenMod 13 ROM which means that this old device can enjoy Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The ROM is based totally on stock Android and it’s stable enough for using as daily driver.
So if you are a Galaxy S2 user or you just like to mess up with Android, it’s time to test Android Marshmallow. The ROM will give you a full experience but you will need to install Google apps for Marshmallow as well. You can find everything you need to install CyanogenMod 13 on Galaxy S2 but make sure to follow every step carefully.
Here at DoryLabs no one shall held any kind or responsibility for troubles you may experience with your phone. You decided to do the changes on your own so if anything goes wrong don’t put the finger on us. We will be glad to help you with further information and everything else you need to install CM 13 on Galaxy S2
How to install CyanogenMod 13 Android 6.0.1 on Samsung Galaxy S2
The CyanogenMod 13 ROM you are going to find here is only for Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. To check your phone version go to Settings > About
- First of all you have to root your phone. Without root access you can’t make any changes to your phone software.
- You will need a Custom Recovery such as TWRP or CWM. Go and find a recovery compatible with your Galaxy S2 and install it. It shouldn’t be difficult at all to find it because there are so many developers who have created so much stuff for this device.
- Charge your phone at least 60% otherwise it may turn off unexpectedly during the ROM installation.
- If you have important files on your phone you should save them somewhere else just to make sure you won’t loose them. We recommend you to do a Nandroid backup because of the fact it will create a copy of your current ROM including files, data and so on. In any case something goes wrong you still will be able to restore the backup.
How to guide
Step 1. Download both CyanogenMod 13 and Google apps for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and put them somewhere on your phone internal storage.
Step 2. Turn off your phone and boot it into recovery by pressing Volume Up + Home + Power button in the same time.
Step 3. Once your phone boots into recovery, wipe data, cache and perform a Factory Reset.
step 4. Go to the install section and flash the ROM and after it flash the Gapps.
Step 5. Reboot your phone.
The first boot may take a while because the system is being configured for first time use. Once your phone is turned on you will be able to use CyanogenMod 13 on Samsung Galaxy S2.