Cyanogen: upgrade your Samsung S2 to Kitkat


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I wanted to upgrade my Android version from Cyanogen 10 to 11M5 on my old Samsung Galaxy S2. I though it would be an easy task, but not at all.

First of all, I had to be in recovery mod (bottom button + vol up + power). Then I wanted to create a /sdcard but it didn’t want to mount and I didn’t want to format my sdcard. So I mounted a tmpfs onto it:

Then the problem was to find a compatible version of clockworkmod. Because of this issue when I wanted to apply Cyanogen:

I had to find and send a compatible clockworkmod with kitkat (link1, link2) to the phone:

Afterward, apply the zip from the recovery mode from the phone. Then I had to download the M5 version on Cyanogen website and push it on the device:

Bad isn’t it ? When I looked at the connected devices, I got:

The solution was to restart the server and relaunch it:

Better now:

Finally I could push last cyanogen version :

And installed the zip with the method I previously did for clockworkmod !

Author: Deimos

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