Will Verduzco · Nov 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Experimental OmniROM 4.4 Build for the Galaxy S II I9100G

The Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100G is the somewhat lesser known sibling device to the more common international variant of the Galaxy S II, the GT-I9100. The I9100G differs from the I9100 in a few areas, not the least of which is Samsung’s choice of SoC. Rather than using the in-house Exynos processor, the G model uses TI’s OMAP4 processor.

The I9100G was released in late 2011, back in a simpler time, when Gingerbread was the bees knees. Since then, the device has seen several major official Samsung updates all the way to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Despite the now finished official support, however, developer support has continued in spades. And now, there is a relatively highly functional OmniROM 4.4 release for the device thanks to XDA Senior Member Jiangyi and Elite Recognized Developers Entropy512XpLoDWilD, codeworkx, pulser_g2.

Since the device uses the OMAP4, this ROM runs into many of the same graphical glitches that are plaguing the current crop of Galaxy Nexus builds. Beyond that, certain Gapps packages appear to be problematic with this build, and some users are experiencing problems logging into Google after installing an incorrect Gapps package. Additionally, some users report heavy battery drain and certain application incompatibilities. That said, the majority of device functions appear to be working, and as long as you flash with

If you’re willing to put up with the bugs, you can have a relatively functional taste of the bleeding edge in Android. Make your way over to the development thread to get started.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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