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Update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat CM11 Custom Firmware

Android 4.4.2 KitKat can now be installed on the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 I8160, thanks to CM11 – CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM. Samsung might never release an official KitKat firmware for this phone, but thanks to developers over at XDA-Developers, this is very much possible now. This CM11 custom ROM is an unofficial one, but stable enough to be used as your daily firmware on your phone. You will get to experience stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat in your phone with no additional modifications done by Samsung. You can update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to CM11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone. For those who haven’t, here is a tutorial on how to root Galaxy Ace 2.

As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some other important tips and then tell you how to install CM11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM on Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 with complete steps using CWM recovery. We always recommend you to backup your data first because your data will wiped when installing this custom ROM. ClockworkMod recovery is required to install this ROM and a rooted phone. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Android 4.4 CM11 KitKat

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

CM11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM Details:

This amazing CM11 custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A quick list of the main features in CM11 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your Galaxy Ace 2 I8160:

  • 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

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this CM11 ROM based on the latest Android 4.4.2? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Ace 2 I8160 to CM11 Android 4.4.2 KitKat custom firmware.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

2 Comments

  • ben gapps la alakalı sorun yaşıyorum google gapps telefona android 4.4.2 anroid yükledim sonra verdiginiz linkten

    Gapps CyanogenMod 11

    Android 4.4 – KitKat ( Android 4.4 Gapps da)

    HDPİ / MDPİ / KÜÇÜK: gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip – (#1 ayna ) – En son!

    NOT: ile uyumlu Android 4.3.x bu nu kurmaya çalıştım kurmadı sonra systeam reboot now a bastım sonra 4.4.2 yi kurdu açılınca sonra telefonumda google play store çalışmayı durdurdu tarayıcıyı durdurdu diye hatalar alıyorum yardım edermisiniz

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