Installing CyanogenMod on the Samsung Galaxy S II
Step 05 — BackupFrom the main ClockworkMod menu you can back up your stock firmware before installing CyanogenMod.
Use the volume buttons to navigate to “backup and restore”, then press the power button to select.
Backups are written to internal storage. When that’s done, go back to the main menu, select “mounts and storage” and format the cache, data and system partitions. Don’t format the SD card though!
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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