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MIUI == Android + iOS. MIUI is another Android ROM that I love on HTC HD2. It has the look of iPhone but still powered by Android. MIUI is developed by China Android developers and supported by developers from all the world. And it is updated every Friday. Therefore, you can rest assures that you are getting the latest and greatest Android features from them. MIUI for Samsung Galaxy S II is on development stage but most of the functions are working. Do visit MIUI website to find out more and learn all its wonderful features.

MIUI for Samsung Galaxy S2


CyanogenMod is my favorite ROM for HTC HD2. It is fast and light. If you want the latest Android build, CyanogenMod is the one for you. However, CyanogenMod is not ready for Samsung Galaxy S II yet because it is still in development stage. Not everything is working like Android Market is missing on nightly v16 (based on XXKG6 but loaded with Android 2.4.5 Gingerbread) which I tested. For those who are not familiar with CyanogenMod can give it a try to have a feel on it. Do visit CyanogenMod website to learn more.

CyanogenMod for Samsung Galaxy S2


Love ‘flying’ transition animation? Then you should try Batista70 ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II. Batista70 v3.5 is based on official firmware XXKG6 ~ Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. It is odexed & zipalinged, no Samsung bloatware included. And it has lot of features like BLN enabled, new camera hack (take pictures by pressing VOL + / -), disable full charge sound notifications… Do check out the full feature list a XDA. Besides, you can customize TwLauncher, lockscreen and theme too. Do try it out on your Samsung Galaxy S2.

Batista70 for Samsung Galaxy S2


Every custom firmware for Samsung Galaxy S II should be in ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) zip format. It is easy to install firmware itself (through SD card), update patches, install mod, backup and restore. Note – install a new firmware will replace your existing firmware. Do a full system backup with CWM first if you wish to go back to the previous firmware.


  • ClockworkMod Recovery
  • Firmware

In order to install firmware in CWM zip format, you need to have ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S2 first. Follow this guide to install CWM ~ How to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S2?


Backlight notification (BLN) on Samsung Galaxy S II? Yes, it is not a dream anymore. Using NoLED on Samsung Galaxy S2 does help to get notified when we have missed call, SMS or email. But it eats a bit more battery compare to backlight notification. Therefore, BLN is the ultimate solution for Samsung Galaxy S2 users. Too bad that Samsung did not enable this feature on stock firmware. But no worry, there is backlight notification for SGS2 users now.

BLN control – Pro


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