Samsung Galaxy Ace II Gets a Stable CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 ROM

[toc]New Maclaw on XDA-Developer forums is one such developer who has successfully provided CyanogenMod 11 ROMs to a few Android devices like the Sony Xperia U and Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. While Sony Xperia U does not have a stable build as of now, the Galaxy  S3 Mini does. One more device that adds to the porfolio of this developer is the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 which now has a stable CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 ROM.

CyanogenMod is a custom ROM based on Google’s pure AOSP source and CM 11 brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat experience to various devices. This is an unofficial CM 11 ROM which means it has not been developed by the CyanogenMod team. However, as the developer talks about it, it is a pretty stable ROM with no issues whatsoever.

Please note that you should have a rooted device with CWM installed to install this ROM.

Features

  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • GPS and A-GPS – fast fix getting
  • Glonass navigation
  • compass
  • sensors
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CM11 functionallity
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no flicker
  • YouTube HQ
  • Wifi direct
  • external storage
  • camera
  • video playing
  • SELinux (temporary disabled)
  • BLN (backlight notifications) support
  • offline charging
  • built using Linaro toolchain
  • also flashable via Odin

The version of the ROM that I am writing about in this post has been updated on 28th of December and doesn’t seem to have any issues. If you feel there are some issues that this ROM has, feel free to comment below and let people know about it.

Downloads

The developer has requested not to mirror his ROMs. The ROM and Gapps for the ROM can be downloaded from maclaw.pl.

Backup Data

Before you install this ROM, make sure you have backed up all data on your device because this procedure requires a clean install with data wipe/factory reset. You can backup data by creating a Nandroid backup using OBackup. Once you have a backup, you can restore individual apps, data, SMS and call logs using Nandroid Manager. You can also refer our data backup guide to see more backup options.

Installation Instructions

You can install this ROM as you would install any other ROM in the traditional way. Firs up, download both ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and place them in your device’s SD card. Boot into CWM recovery and wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and dalvik cache from Advanced menu. Now go back and select “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file. Once it is flashed, repeat the same step to flash Gapps zip file. Finally, go back and select “Reboot system now”.

With this, your Galaxy Ace 2 should boot into CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4 ROM, Do let me know how it performs,.

  • Mikołaj Kanka

    Is it work good ? 🙂