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How-to Install Android 2.3.4 on Samsung Galaxy S II

How-to Install Android 2.3.4 on Samsung Galaxy S II

So you’re sad that your Samsung Galaxy S II is still running on Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 while 2.3.4 is out there in the open. Android 2.3.4 brings along some new features such as Google Talk video chat that I’m sure you’d want to try out. Android 2.3.4 hasn’t been officially released for the Galaxy S II, hence you’ll have to manually upgrade your phone if you want to try it out. A XDA member got hold of the Android 2.3.4 Base ROM and has managed to get it running on the Galaxy S II.

So, if you’re a Galaxy S II user then you should probably read this and install Android 2.3.4, unless you’re a coward. There’s not many new features however, so if you want to wait for an official release, which would probably take a while, then you can be happy with Android 2.3.3 or whichever version you’re sporting. Here’s a super easy tutorial on how-to install Android 2.3.4 on Samsung Galaxy S II. Now remember, since this isn’t an official release, the update process will have to be done using the Recovery method. If you’re an avid Android power user and know you’re operating system and phone then it should be easy.

This is a Custom ROM, but everything works perfectly, no issues whatsoever. It’s called the DarkyROM and is a base ROM with all the basic apps and features, nothing extra.

  • You’ll need to download SuperCore v1.0 Kernel from here.
  • The DarkyROM2 XXKG1 BASE R2 DEODEXED CWM from over here.
  • The stock XXKG1 ODIN Firmware of Samsung Galaxy S II from here.
  • Now install SuperCore along with ODIN firmware and reboot.
  • After boot, upload the DarkyROM2 to the root of your SD card
  • Now boot in to Recovery mode by holding Vol Up+Home+Power button together.
  • Once in Recovery Mode, select the DarkyROM2 zip file and install.


After the installation is complete, reboot your S II and enjoy Android 2.3.4. If you did not follow anything from above, then you should probably stick with your stock ROM.

Do let us know if you were successful in upgrading to Android 2.3.4 on your Galaxy S II or did you chicken out?

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