supernexusbannerwhiteThe SuperNexus ROM is a very special ROM, because it has the sole purpose of providing the Nexus experience on non-Nexus devices, such as the Galaxy S2 in this case. The Vanilla Android Experience has been improved with lots of optimizations and tweaks on the Source Code, while providing zero bloatware. It runs on Android 4.2.1 JOP40G with the latest kernels and the stock Jelly Bean look also. By installing SuperNexus 2.0 on your Galaxy S2 I9100 you basically update it to the latest version of Android 4.2.1. You can say that you are transforming your Galaxy S2 into a Nexus 4, or at least that’s what the developer says. This is not the official update method for your Galaxy S2 I9100 thus you should be careful with the procedure. If you want to install SuperNexus 2.0 today, you can read the pre-requisites and then follow the step-by-step guide for Galaxy S2 I9100 below.

SuperNexus 2.0 offers many features. It is fully deodexed and zipaligned, Rooted with the latest SuperSU and Busybox installed. It has zero bloatware as we said. It provides lots of new features such as an extended power menu, tweaks to increase smoothness, 9 lockscreen widgets limit. It also brings improvements to the camera, with 20 images at once burst mode, iso mode, touch focus duration, power shutter, no shutter lag. There are also browser improvements, dialer improvements and many other new features and improvements to make it the best experience ever.

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Installation Requirements: In order to proceed further with the installation of SuperNexus 2.0 on your Galaxy S2 I9100, you will need CWM Recovery and root, a Nandroid backup, USB drivers for Galaxy S2 I9100 installed on your computer.

Important!! Installing SuperNexus 2.0 on Galaxy S2 I9100 means you are installing a Custom ROM on your device. Here is a list with the risks involving the installation of custom ROMs on your Galaxy S2 I9100.

Required Downloads:

For the installation of SuperNexus 2.0 on your Galaxy S2 I9100, we will use a zip file (SuperNexus-2.0-i9100-BUILD2.zip) that can be flashed with CWM Recovery. It is recommended that you perform a full wipe before the installation. If anything goes wrong after installing SuperNexus 2.0, you can return to your previous ROM using the Nandroid you made.

How to install SuperNexus 2.0 based on Android 4.2.1 on Galaxy S2 I9100:

  1. Connect Galaxy S2 I9100 to the computer and move SuperNexus-2.0-i9100-BUILD2.zip on the Sd card (don’t extract)
  2. Disconnect and turn off the device
  3. Boot the Galaxy S2 I9100 in Recovery Mode (Press Volume up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously )
  4. Select Wipe data/factory reset and then Format/system
  5. Select Install zip from sd card and choose SuperNexus-2.0-i9100-BUILD2.zip from the sd card, then press Install
  6. Wait for the installation on your Galaxy S2 I9100 to finish
  7. Select Wipe Cache partition and Wipe dalvik cache
  8. Reboot

You should now have SuperNexus 2.0 installed on your Galaxy S2 I9100 and ready to use. Use the Nandroid backup to return to your previous ROM in case there is something wrong. 

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