Update Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

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Android 4.3, Google Latest OS version for Mobiles, has been launched a few weeks ago, almost all of the Nexus device got the update of Android 4.3 via OTA, the Google Edition of Galaxy S4 and HTC One has received the Android 4.3 update in some countries, others are still waiting. Since the release of Android 4.3, developers have put all their efforts in creating a custom ROM using the base of Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, here you will find out on how to install it.

Today our topic relates to the installation of Android 4.3 Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100, this tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S2, Please do-not try it on any other device.

Before Updating Make Sure:

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    Your device is Rooted.
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    Clockwork Mod or any other custom recovery is installed on it.
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    Enable USB debugging option on your device by going to Settings, then choose development Options and then USB debugging.
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    Your device must have 70% battery.
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S2

Things to consider before rooting

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    Rooting your device will invalidate your warranty though you can always unroot your phone when there is a need to claim warranty.
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    Your phone should be updated to the latest firmware XWKDD.
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    To be safe, make sure that your battery is at 70% level
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    A phone shutdown during rooting may cause problems on it.
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  4. 4
    Rooting may delete your phone's data
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    Be sure to backup before rooting.
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Things you will need when rooting

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    ODIN Downloader - download here
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    USB Data Cable
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    XWKDD Kernel - download here
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    SuperOneclick - download here and intall to Samsung Galaxy S2
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  5. 5
    Samsung Kies - download here or here
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How to Root S2

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    Download the software indicated above and install them to your PC.
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    Put your Samsung Galaxy S2 to debugging mode
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    to enable this mode go to Settings ->Applications -> Development -> USB debugging.
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    Turn off your device.
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    Boot it into download mode
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    To go to download mode, press and hold volume down, home and power button. An Android logo with a word "Downloading..." will appear. If you will be taken to the recovery menu, check on the button pressed as you may have pressed the volume up. If this is the case, turn off your phone again and restart this step.
    1 Boot it into download mode.png
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    Open Odin,
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    Connect your phone and your computer using the USB cable
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    Wait for your PC to detect your phone. Odin will notify you if it your computer has detected the phone.
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    Check on the tick boxes for "Auto reboot" and "F
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    Reset Time".
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    Press PDA button and select the file XWKDD_insecure.tar that was downloaded to your PC.
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    Leave all others to default.
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    Press Start button and Odin will flash the selected kernel.
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    Phone will reboot to finish flashing.
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    Open SuperOneClick on your phone and press the "Root" tab.
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    Restart your phone again
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    After it, your Samsung Galaxy S2 is now rooted.
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Steps to Update Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean 4.3

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    Download Unofficial CM 10.2 ROM zip and save it anywhere you like
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    [ Download Link ( http://d-h.st/1Vw ) ]
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    Connect Your Galaxy S2 using the original USB Cable.
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    Copy and paste the downloaded .zip file to the root of SD card.
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    Turn Off Your Phone.
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    Now Turn it on while pressing Volume UP + Home key along with the Power Key, until you see some text on screen.
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    Select Install zip from SD card > select choose zip from SD card and select the Downloaded zip that you copied in the root of SD card.
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    Confirm the installation on the next screen.
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    Once done, follow the same step to install Google Apps (http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Gapps).
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    Once done, return to main menu and restart it, it will take up to 5 minutes for the first run so please wait.
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    That's it Your Galaxy S2 I9100 is updated to CM 10.2 custom ROM based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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