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Installing CyanogenMod on the Samsung Galaxy S II

Darien Graham-Smith reveals how to install the customisable firmware on your Android phone

By Darien Graham-Smith, 26 Apr 2012 at 09:11

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The free, customisable CyanogenMod firmware can bring new life to an Android handset, whether it's new or old.

Here, Darien Graham-Smith walks through the steps to installing the custom ROM on a Samsung Galaxy S II - click here for more details about installing CyanogenMod on your phone.

Read this first: Installing this software can void your warranty and expose you to malware - and if something goes wrong, it could leave your device unusable. If possible, test the procedures on an old, unwanted device first.

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User comments

Samsung slow at releasing updates

Hi this is slightly off topic but still relevant. I was inspired by this article to see if there were any custom roms for my galaxy fit. There are but I found the DroidAngel blog giving links to official updates to 2.3.6 for my phone which Samsung have released everywhere else in Europe but not the UK. This is crazy as it is the same file, they are just dragging their feet.
DroidAngel contained links to the firmware and the utilities needed to flash non-rooted phones plus very clear instructions. So if you want to stick with official ROMs but can't wait for Samsung to release it over here for your phone, check DroidAngel to see if it is listed. Well worth a look.

By mr_chips on 2 Jun 2012

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