With most phones already getting Jelly Bean-based custom ROMs, the AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket is also getting its own fair share in the form of AOKP ROMs. Running on a dual-core processor, the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket will soon blast its way to outer space as the new AOKP ROMs are known to have better customization options compared to CyanogenMod 10 builds.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean promises to have more advance features than ICS, such as a buttery user-interface, advanced voice recognition, smarter keyboard, and a many more.
If you own a Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and want to taste Jelly Bean first hand, then try the AOKP Jelly Bean ROM.
In this guide, you will learn how to upgrade the AT&T Skyrocket I727 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via AOKP Jelly Bean custom ROM.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, model number SGH-I727. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Rooted AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket SGH-I727 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed.
- Need help with rooting and ClockworkMod Recovery? You can refer to the following guides below:
- Download the following files and save them to your computer.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the downloaded ZIP files to your phone’s internal SD card.
- Switch off your phone.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons. Your phone will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery afterwards.
- Create a NANDroid backup of your existing ROM so that you can always revert to the previous ROM if anything should not work out with this ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore, and on the next screen select Backup again. Head back to the main recovery menu after backup is complete.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card, then browse for the DARKSIDE.SUPER.WIPE_EXT4.zip file and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the screen that follows. This will perform a full wipe on your mobile phone.
- After the installation is complete head back to the main recovery. Select Mounts and Storage, then select Format /cache. Confirm the formatting of the cache by selecting Yes on the next screen. Head back to the main recovery menu by selecting Go back.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card, then select Choose ZIP from SD card. Scroll down to the downloaded ROM file and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the next screen. Repeat this step but this time, select the GApps ZIP file to install the Google Apps package. Lastly and in the same manner, install the CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip to install the root package of the ROM.
- Reboot your phone into Android and leave it untouched for about 10 minutes.
- Turn off your phone and reboot into Recovery Mode.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card and locate the Darkside kernel ZIP file. Confirm the action on the next screen to flash the kernel.
- Once the installation is complete head back to the main menu by selecting Go back.
- Reboot your phone by selecting Reboot system now. It may take a couple of minutes as this is the first time your phone will boot into Jelly Bean.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the unofficial AOKP Jelly Bean custom ROM, bringing Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket SGH-I727.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.