Install XWLP4 Based Omega ICS ROM on Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100

Samsung Galaxy S2 is now getting official Ice Cream Sandwich update. Since it is official it comes with Samsung’s apps pre-installed which would be in the system apps section. You can not remove them unless you root your Samsung Galaxy S2. Also there would be several other unnecessary processes running which would occupy a large portion of the RAM memory. In such cases you would love custom ROMs. Of course your device’s warranty gets void but it is the same with rooting too. In this tutorial we will see how to install Omega ICS ROM on Samsung Galaxy S2.

This ROM comes with three variants all with different features. Let us see what are they.

Features of Omega Stock ROM

  • Based on firmware XWLP4 Android 4.03 (Date: 26/03/2012)
  • Kernel CF-Root LPS
  • Modem XXLPS
  • Deodexed – Rooted – Zipaligned
  • CMW recovery v5.0.2.7
  • CWM Manager v3.15
  • Omegas multi csc LPS (multi 56 entries)
  • csc set to EUR by default

Omega Files Kitchen application


  1. TouchWiz Launcher – included in all roms
  2. Apex Launcher – included in all roms
  3. Go Launcher ex – install from kitchen
  4. Nova Launcher – install from kitchen – included in Omega with ICS theme


  1. Swype
  2. Samsung Keyboard
  3. Goggle Keyboard – install from kitchen

Updated Stock Programs

  1. Google maps updated to v6.5.0
  2. GameHub updated to latest version
  3. Google+ updated to latest version
  4. Play Store v3.5.15
  5. Gmail v4.0.5
  6. Samsung Apps
  7. Wallpaper Gallery – includes all Omega’s wallpapers
  8. +ICS Clock – included in Omega with ICS theme
  9. +ICS Wallpapers – install from kitchen

Included Programs which can be removed

  1. Play Store v3.4.7
  2. Voice command
  3. Es File Explorer (with great Root Explorer)
  4. kies air (download from kitchen and install it like a normal apk)
  5. Photo editor (download from kitchen and install it like a normal apk)
  6. IM (download from kitchen and install it like a normal apk)
  7. Pollaris Office (download from kitchen and install it like a normal apk)
  8. Barcode Scanner
  9. Compass
  10. ConvertPad
  11. FasterFix
  12. Google Translate
  13. Dropbox
  14. Hide It Pro
  15. MySword
  16. Pocket
  17. MixZing Media Player
  18. Tiny Flashlight
  19. GScriptLite
  20. DSP Manager Equalizer for Android
  21. NoLED
  22. Twitter
  23. AirDroid
  24. Home Switcher

There are a few tweaks that have been made to this ROM, a few of them include:

  • Customizable 14 statusbar toggle buttons (lidroid mob) with QuickPanel Settings app
  • Phone Disable Increasing Ringtone and NR
  • Mms with no AutoConverting messages to MMS after 4 SMS.
  • Mms with Display Sent Time instead of the Received Time
  • CRT-OFF effect (available in Omega Files Kitchen)
  • Contacts with English + Greek index
  • Disabled boot sounds
  • Battery mod %
  • gps.conf
  • hosts
  • Modded YouTube (can download videos)
  • Remove “Swipe to unlock” Text from Lockscreen
  • Phone with call recorder and no increasing ringtone and disabled NR (Available in Kitchen)
  • Decrease home button lag

Features of Omega Black Blue ROM

  • All Omega Stock goodies plus eye candy changes …. :
  • Base Theme Black Blue, ported by indie from Android 2.3.x
  • Many new icons added by indie
  • Many new icons added by enrico0802
  • Original Theme Created by lexullde
  • Theme contains icons from:
  • Clear Glass S2 Theme by esk02k
  • ProgramMonitor Widget – Usb dock icons – Genie Widget – Calculator Blue Monkey Steel by BananenAffe
  • Calendar + Phone + email: Phone Candy by dully79
  • Battery icons: Full Blue Bat (by syps54)
  • Play Store themed
  • Clock in status bar themed blue
  • Theme also has icons from whiskeybro, Team Carbon, Türkbey.
  • All other programs are the same with Omega Stock
  • Rom is no Full wipe

Features of Omega Ice Cream Sandwich ROM

  • Theme contains icons from Ice Cream Sandwich Theme by BigBangHD
  • Theme contains icons from ICS DOMINATION Theme by Vertumus
  • Theme contains icons from jrsoft’s ICS Theme
  • Theme contains icons from indie
  • Three Launchers included: TouchWiz Launcher – Apex + Nova
  • Play Store themed
  • Clock in status bar themed ICS blue
  • ICS lockscreen (available in Omega Files kitchen)
  • All other programs are the same with Omega Stock
  • Rom is no Full wipe

Screen Captures

XWLP4 ICS Samsung Galaxy S2    Omega ICS ROM For Samsung Galaxy S2

Samsung Galaxy S2 XWLP4 ICS    

Watch Omega ICS ROM in Action


Before installing any ROM it is better that you have a proper backup of everything so that you do not lose any data after you flash your new ROM.

  • Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  • Back up all contacts to SD card.
  • Backup SMS on Android.
  • Backup call log on Android.
  • Have minimum 60% charge on your phone.

Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk.

Steps to Install Omega ICS ROM on Samsung Galaxy S2

  1. Download your desired ROM among the three mentioned above from here.
  2. Connect your phone to the Computer via USB Cable and cop the zip file to the root of your SD card. Paste it into the SD card itself and not within any folder so that it is easy to locate the file in recovery mode.
  3. Boot into Recovery. To do this, press the Volume Up + Menu button and holding both, press the Power button.
  4. Go to wipe and wipe all data/factory reset (not needed unless you face force close issues), wipe dalvik cache and cache partition.
  5. Go back and select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and choose the ROM zip file you copied to your SD card in Step 2 and flash it.
  6. Go back and select “Reboot system now”.

In this way you can easily install XWLP4 Based Omega ICS ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2. For issues, updates and how to use the Kitchen, kindly refer the original development thread.