Samsung’s old flagship smartphone Galaxy S2 I9100 can be updated now to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. There is no news that when the company is going to release any official Android update for these devices but thanks to the custom developers for providing the latest Android OS firmwares for the old devices. Resurrection Remix is one of the best custom ROM that comes with tons of amazing and superb features which you can’t find in a stock ROM. As you can’t update your Galaxy S2 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop officially yet so the custom firmware is the one solution to get this Android OS version.
We have tested this ROM and no doubt that this Android 5.1.1 Resurrection Remix custom ROM is stable and much smoother. Additionally the ROM comes with all CM12 features including LCD Density changer and much more. If you want to install Resurrection Remix custom ROM based on the latest AOSP release then go ahead and follow the given detailed guide. Keep in mind that this a custom ROM, developed by the third party developers, so you’ll be required to have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP already installed in order to flash the Resurrection Remix ROM and Gapps on your Galaxy S2 I9100 manually.
Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM Features:
Navbar Ring Switch
Navbar Ring Targets
Navbar Button Customization
Navbar Dimensions(Potrait & Landscape)
Enable/Disable Show Notification Count
SuperUser Indicator Switch
Carrier Label Switch
Carrier label Colour
Quick PullDown Switch
Smart Pulldown Switch
Time & date
Day & date Toogle
Center Clock/Right Clock Choice
Battery Bar customization
Battery Icon Customization(circle/landscape/Potrait and more)
Battery % Text
Network Traffic Indicator
RR exclusive PITCH BLACK THEME
Gestures Anywhere Feature
App Circle Bar
Choose apps in App circle
Clear All button Switch
Clear All Tasks Switch
Clear All Button Location (Top right,Top Left,Top Center,Bottom Left,Bottom Right,Bottom Center)
CLock And Alarm Customizations
Weather Panel Customizations
Choose upto 5 Shortcuts
100+ Icons for Shortcuts
Quick Slider Shortcuts
Weather Display Switch
Choice to Add 20+ Tiles
Enable 2/3/4 Tiles per Row
Enable Disable Birghtness Slider in Notification Panel
Advanced Location Settings Switch(Choose Battery saving/Device Only/High Accuracy Directly in Notification Panel)
LongPress Toogles to Enter Settings
Navigation Bar left/Right handed mode Switch
Power Menu End Calls Switch
Home Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Home Button Wake Up
Home Button answer call
Long Press Actions
Double Tap Actions
Back Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up device Switch
Menu Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up Device Switch
Short Press Actions
Long Press Actions
Search Button(For devices with HW keys Only)
Wake Up Device
Short Press Action
Long Press Action
Wake Up Device
Keyboard Cursor Control
Swap Buttons on Landscape mode
Expanded Desktop Mode
All New CM Audio FX App
Heads Up Customizations
OverAll Smoothness Improvements
Optimizations to Improve Battery
All CM12 Features
This tutorial containing the download links for Android 5.1.1 Resurrection Remix custom ROM and instructions can be used only for the Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. Check the model number of your device first by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy S2 during or after the installation of Android 5.1.1 based Resurrection Remix ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide using a recommended custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
- Download and install the correct USB Drivers
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your device by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Your device should be rooted with CWM recovery installed on it.
- The bootloader of the Galaxy S2 phone must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of your phone should be charged at least about 70%.
Steps to Update Galaxy S2 I9100 to Resurrection Remix Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM:
Step No 1:- First, download Resurrections Remix Android 5.1.1 custom ROM (Resurrection-Remix-LP-v5.5.4-20150818-i9100.zip) for Galaxy S2 I9100 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2:- Connect the Galaxy S2 to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Copy the Resurrections Remix custom ROM .zip file that you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Disconnect the phone from the PC and switch it OFF to boot it into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5:- Switch ON your device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 8:- Navigate to the Resurrection Remix Android 5.1 ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Galaxy S2 I9100 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
That’s All! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy S2 I9100 to Resurrection Remix custom ROM featuring Android 5.1.1 Lollipop manually.
Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or problem regarding the above tutorial to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Resurrection Remix ROM on your Galaxy S2.