You may have already assumed your Samsung Galaxy S2 ‘old’ smartphone is done with as far as software updates go, but if you have been looking forward to a KitKat update, you may soon be getting it. This update, however, is a custom ROM by CyanogenMod and not an official roll out by Samsung.
An unstable version of Android 4.4 KitKat based CyanogenMod 11 ROM leaked a couple of weeks ago, but the bugs and issues it had just made it unusable. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S2 that you love and still use, then this may be your chance to update its operating system to the newest version of Android.
This means that your Samsung Galaxy S2 is now officially on the CyanogenMod nighties list for CM11 updates, just when its owners were almost giving up on ever getting this update for the device. Quite a number of devices are receiving this update, making the CM11 KitKat update available to a lot more devices than the official KitKat updates already rolled out to Google Play Store devices.
CyanogenMod is a community based ROM development project that aims at releasing more robust, functional and lighter ROMs for devices. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is still a great phone, over 3 years after it entered the market, if you are going to upgrade the operating system, you can find it on CyanogenMod download section, but be sure to understand how to flash it onto your device and the risks involved.