New release of CyanogenMod 11 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. It is compatible with the stock ROM and contains fixes for ?InCallUI? crash and issues from experimental multimedia functions.
CyanogenMod 11 for Galaxy Ace 2
Maclaw Studios uploaded a new version of CyanogenMod 11 for Galaxy Ace 2 which was released on May 11th. It contains update for CyanogenMod 11 sources, fix on the InCallUI bug, solutions for experimental multimedia issues and improvements on the theme engine.
- Create a manual backup of all personal data and system settings stored on the Galaxy Ace 2.
- Battery level should be at least 50 per cent to avoid power interruption during installation.
- Enable USB debugging mode on the smartphone. Go to Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
- Root your Galaxy Ace smartphone in order to install the firmware.
- Download the USB drivers for Galaxy Ace 2 on your computer. You can use the Samsung Kies PC Suite to install the required drivers.
- Download the CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM and the Google Apps package to your computer.
Warning: The BitBag is not responsible for any damages which may occur on your Galaxy Ace 2 smartphone. This firmware is only compatible for the stock ROM and older versions of CyanogenMod custom ROM. Read and follow the instructions properly to avoid errors to happen on your device. Do this at your own risk.
- Connect your Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 to the computer via USB cable.
- Copy and paste the CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM and the Google Apps package you?ve downloaded earlier to the microSD card of the smartphone. Do not extract the zip files.
- Disconnect the smartphone from your computer then switch it off.
- Reboot the device into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons at the same time.
- Inside the Recovery Mode, create an Android backup of the current ROM. Select ?backup and restore > backup? to make a copy of the ROM which you may restore anytime by using the same method and selecting ?restore.?
- Now, install the CyanogenMod 11 by selecting ?install zip from SD card > choose zip from SD card > select the custom ROM > confirm its installation.? Apply the same with the Google Apps package.
- Now, perform a full wipe on the device by selecting ?wipe data/factory reset? and ?wipe cache partition? then select ?advanced > wipe Dalvik cache.?
- After the installation, go back to the main menu and select ?reboot system now.? It may take at least five minutes before the device reaches the home screen.
If your Galaxy Ace 2 is already running other CM 10.1, 10.2 or 11.0 versions, you do not need to perform a full wipe.
In case your device goes into a boot loop, remove the battery, then reinsert and perform a full wipe as instructed above.
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