First Galaxy S 2 Custom ROM Available for Download

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After granting the Galaxy S 2 a full 5/5 stars in our review, we’re excited to see the development community begin to churn out custom ROMs for the phone. Soon, Galaxy S owners will be able to customize the software of the device from the deepest levels, ushering in better performance, custom email apps, and more. The first ROM, version XWKE2, is running with the stock kernel, and, as the developer describes:

It’s fully deodexed, and I’ve resigned all the Samsung and stock applications with a new key-set, so that it’s much easier to make modifications to the apps in future. Villain Tweaks was a project of mine to “test the water” for modifying the apps in the SGS 2 ROMs. I hit issues I couldn’t get around, since the pre-installed apps were signed by Samsung.

While this ROM is mostly no-thrills, it’s an important step towards full custom ROM development for this device.

*Note: Image above is for illustrative purposes only. This ROM will look totally stock!

Source: XDA

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.