How to Install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S II

Sanjana November 24, 2011 0

Samsung’s Galaxy S II smartphone was announced back in February and was released in May. It received universal acclamation for its vibrant and bright display, outstanding optics, long lasting battery and its best-in-class performance. Most folks who own Samsung Galaxy S II are at Android 2.3.4. According to latest news Android 2.3.5 has now been leaked and can now be flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S II.

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Flashing is indeed a risky business so you need to be careful while following this. For folks wanting to install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, it is absolutely necessary that your Samsung Galaxy S II is rooted and has custom ClockworkMod Recovery installed on it. Previously we have already covered the topics on how to root the Galaxy S II and also how to flash the ClockworkMod Recovery. Flashing the leaked ROM now would not take much effort.

We wont be responsible for any loss of date due to device malfunctioning so its better to have a back up of all your important data. Make sure that your phone is completely charged so that it does die in the process.


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Steps To Install Android 2.3.5 On Galaxy S II:

Step-1: Download to your computer. Connect your phone to your computer via USB. Now transfer the .zip file to the parent directory (root) of your phone’s internal storage.

Step-2: Turn off your phone. Hold Volume Up + Home + Lock/Power button til you boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.

Step-3: Go to backup and storage > backup by using the Volume Up/Down, Home and Back keys. This process keeps a nandroid backup of your Android device which can be used later in case you want to revert back to your current ROM.

Step-4: Now lets start with the actual flashing process. Download DarkyROM2 tool to your phone. Launch the DarkyROM2 tool. Navigate to DarkyROM tab and from there enable Wipe user data.

darkyrom1 installStep-5: Navigate back to General tab > Flash/Install File from SD CARD > Now wait and watch as Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Touchwiz 4.0 UI is flashed in your Galaxy S II.

darkyrom3 installThe above process has been already tested in Galaxy S II and has been confirmed to work. So follow the above steps carefully and correctly to have a safe flashing :-)

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