Download Lite’ning ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2 (Odin)

Lite’ning ROM is one of the famous custom firmware for Samsung Galaxy S II. It can be your very first custom ROM because it is installed through Odin instead of ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM). Lite’ning ROM v5.0 is based on official XXKG6 firmware Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. And it is rooted with CF-Root (ClockworkMod Recovery, CWM Manager, Superuser and BusyBox are added), zipaligned and deodexed. It is blue themed, memory and kernel are tweaked. GO Launcher EX is added too. Therefore, you can select between stock TouchWiz Launcher and Go Launcher EX.

Lite’ning ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2

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Software information

Lite’ning ROM v5.0 is using speedmod kernel K1-T17. And it has a very high CPU in Quadrant. Do check out XDA website for more information.

Installation guide ~ How to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy S2 with Odin?

Download Lite’ning ROM v5.0 Odin ROM here.

89 COMMENTS

  1. hey jayce. question. just bought SGS2 and still not rooted. so many question running to my head.

    1. Difference of ROM/MOD/Kernel/Firmware?
    2. Difference of CF-Rooting and SuperOneClick Procedure?
    3. Do I need to root first before installing the Lite’ning?

    I watched all your movies and been searching some procedure yet i don’t know what process i will use. X.x

    2.3.3 GingerBread.XWKF1

    • 1. You need to read them one by one.
      2. I don’t use SuperOneClick. So no comment.
      3. No.

      I am using the same firmware as yours – XWKF1. Therefore, everything posted by me should work for you too. 🙂

      • thanks for the reply. really appreciate it. 😀

        yes I saw your vid its the same firmware as mine. XD

        when I go to xda-developers. I cant choose what to use. they are in [ROM] and [MOD]. im just confuse. some of you’re procedure needs kernel or need firmware. haha.

        sorry and thanks Jayce. T.T

        firmware: XWKF1
        ?: 2.3.3 Gingerbread
        ROM: Lite’ning [Sample]
        MOD: ??
        Kernel: ??

  2. Hey,
    2 language questions:
    1. If Hebrew is supported in language settings ?
    2. If I change language for Hebrew will it change the input keyboard as well or only display language ?

    Thanks.

  3. hi jayce,
    can i install lightning rom from cwm..i have backedup my stock rom using my backup pro and it got saved into my internal memory. i have copied it to my pc. will lightning rom wipe off my whole internal memory?

  4. hi jayce just enquire, i had installed Lite’ning ROM v5.0, if i want to install any rom cwm how i need do it ,(my samsung s2 rooted) it is need to wipe,clear cache and use cwm to install it .what to i need to backup thanks.

  5. Hello Jayce..

    Good info up there and tq for sharing with us.i do have few questions to ask.i am just a dumb user that want to try something different with my phone and i do need your help.

    This is my sgs2 info:
    Androids :2.3.3
    Baseband :19100 DXKF1
    Kernal :2.6.35.7-19100 XWKF1-CL265340 root@DELL106#2
    Build Number:GINGERBREAD.XWKF1
    Note:Not root yet

    Questions:

    1.Is it possible if i directly root the phone using Odin3 to:
    Android 2.3.4
    Baseband:19100XXKG6
    Kernal:2.6.35.7 hardcore@speedmod#s2-k1-t17-200hz
    Build:Lite’ning ROM V5.0 XXKG6

    2.I notice that there is new firmware update by samsung kies from DXKF1 to DXKH2.Should i upgrade the firmware first before root and install Lite’ning?

    3.Which is better,to root the phone or just upgrade from samsung kies.

  6. Hi jayce currently i’m using sgs2 wif litening rom v5.0 XXKG6 (battery sucks)
    kernel ninphetamine 2.1.3…n how do i update to v6.1?or is there no update?enlighten me pls..
    love blue so i’m in blue..:)

  7. hi jayce. i have just finished installing litening. but then. the display screen are not similar with what i see in this blog. its the same interface in the menu tab. please help.

  8. YO, bro .. currently my sg 2 is :

    ============
    model:GT-I9100
    Androids :2.3.3
    Baseband :19100 DXKI1
    Kernal :2.6.35.7-19100 CEKI2-CL586309
    Build Number:GINGERBREAD.DXKI2
    Note: rOOTED WITH CF ROOT
    ============
    does this lite’ning rom suitable for me ?
    all i need to do just follow the step above ?

    Thanks !

  9. hai jayce.. really appreciate your good work.keep it up..
    i need to ask you something.i am using your light’ning rom version 6.1 on sgs2.so far it was fantastic and working well.let say that if i wish to go back to the standard firmware,is it possible for me to do it.If it can,would you mind tell me how to do it..

  10. Hai jayce,

    i have no experience in flashing custom firmware

    Do i need to root my phone 1st and flash CMW before flashing Litening v6.1 rom ?

  11. HI
    this are my question for this rom.

    1. IS THERE A WARNING SIGN?
    2. WILL MY PHONE BE ROOTED?
    3. DO I NEED TO DO THE FACTORY DATA RESET?
    4. IS IT OK THAT MY PHONE CAN USED THIS ROM?
    MODEL GT-I9100
    ANDROID VERSION
    2.3.4
    BASEBAND VERSION
    I9100XXKG5
    KERNEL VERSION
    2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG5-CL420550 SE.INFRA@SEP-41 # 2
    BUILD NUMBER
    GINGERBREAD.XXKG5

    THANK YOU

  12. hai jayce.. is there any latest version of litening rom for sgs2?
    i am using litening rom 6.1 now.i noticed that 2.3.5 gingerbread is out now.

  13. hi jayce,
    i’m using sg2 gt-i9100g..i got a problem to remove the yellow triangle. i try to buy usb jig for sgs2..but the dealer said its only works on 9100..not 9100g..what should i do?hope u can help me solve my problem.

  14. Hi

    I just got back from stock firmware which is 2.3.4 XXKG5 do you have a tutorial for installing this
    “xwkj3 CheckROM RevolutionHD” ?

    thank you!

  15. Hi Jayce,

    I read in one of your post about mobile odin. Can it be used to install any custom rom? I think I am confident enough to do by via odin or cmw but if mobile odin can be used, much better to me. Thanks!

  16. hi im still confused about installing rom i rooted my sgs 2 already and even installed the firmware and kernel already , i also removed the yellow triangle using your method.
    my question is should i just use the mobile odin 1.8.5 and mount it to the pda ?
    thx

  17. Hello,

    I’m still a newbie and i have a few questions. I have Lite’ning Rom v3.2 XXKG2 with nimphetamine-2.0.1 kernel.

    I want to upgrade to the latest version of Lite’ning Rom (v1.1 i guess) :

    – Is there a simple way to do that or do i have to wipe all my data and use Odin ?
    – Is there a software to restore all my personnal data ? (contacts, music, photos, mail, …)
    – The kernel will be updated too if i do the upgrade ?

    Thanks a lot for your answers 🙂

    • – Not sure this ROM that you mentioned use Odin or CWM to install. Either way, better wipe all data.
      – Backup with Titanium Backup first.
      – Yes.

  18. Hi bro,

    I want galaxy SII M250S Gingerbread Rom to download.
    Can u tell me where can I download this file.
    Thanks so much

  19. hi jayce i need some good rom for my s2 in middle east region and i would like to most probably like to have a stable version of litening rom for middle east
    plz reply soon

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