[Install] Custom ROM For AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) Skyrocket i727 – Sky Ice Cream Sandwich ICS ROM; CIQ Removed Short Review & How To Instructions

WARNING…if you’re a newbie and you mess up your phone don’t blame anyone but yourself for not knowing what you’re doing. I will provide exact instructions and if you follow them you you should be good. There’s always a chance you flashing this new rom could go wrong. I warned you. Below is a picture of my phone running Sky Ice Cream Sandwich which is a 2.3.5/6 based rom with CIQ Removed. You must have a rooted phone first. I’ll assume you don’t.
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THESE ARE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEWBIES. Updated 1/7/12
IF YOU HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE AND KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING THEN I’VE PROVIDED SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU’RE NEW. IF YOU’VE DONE THIS BEFORE, SCROLL AFTER THE REVIEW AND GO TO THE ADVANCED USER INSTRUCTIONS.
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I recommend making sure your phone is on a full charge or almost full battery when installing custom roms.
I use the following ROM: SkyRocket Ice Cream Sandwich created by seanzscreams.
Why: It’s stable enough for me. GPS works, includes BLN support (Back Light Notification) so your bottom buttons will flash as an indicator if you have a text, message, missed call. Really cool, search for BLN in the market after you’re done will my instructions!!
If you do have a rooted Skyrocket then skip step one and go to step number two.

Step 1 ) Root your phone with my instructions HERE.

Step 2 ) Go to HERE and download the latest version of the Release Candidate. They typically call it RC*.* FULL WIPE.
What you need to download to your computer is located under the words “SKY ICE CREAM SANDWICH”. There’s typically a RC*.* NONWIPE UPDATE. You will need to download it depending on your Camera working or not.

Currently I have RC6FULL WIPE and then the RC6.2 (nonwipe UPDATE) install second . These file names will change daily so check the link above. It won’t always be RC6 or 6.2. Please remember that. Once you have downloaded those two files remember where you put them on your computer because we need to put these on your phone very soon. Remember where you placed them on your computer

IMPORTANT: Take a mental note and remember which one was the BIGGER FILE (The RC*FULL WIPE will be bigger) and which one was the smaller one (6.2 or the nonwipe update) because you need to install the BIGGER FILE first and the smaller one second later on.

Step 3 ) Now we will put your phone in USB mass storage mode so we can copy the two above files to your phone’s internal SD card.
First plug your USB cable into your computer’s USB port only; just the computer.
Second, on your phone press the menu button (button left) > Settings > Wireless and Network > USB utilities and click Connect storage to PC button.
Third, it will say Connect USB cable to use mass storage. Now, plug in your USB cable to your phone.
Fourth, click Connect USB storage and click OK.
Fifth, your Windows 7 (what I have) computer will bring up to AutoPlay windows, at the bottom of the screen. You can open both but I typically put the files on the Removable Disk.
Sixth, locate those two above files that you downloaded. Copy and paste them or move them anywhere onto your Removable Disk aka Internal SD card. It’s up to you to realize if you moved these files to your EXTERNAL SD card or the Removable Disk. I will proceed with instructions based off your Removable Disk or Internal SD Card.
Seventh, did you copy them over? If so, unplug your phone and go to step number four.

Step 4 ) This step four is simply to let you get into recovery mode. If you have the function to press and hold your power button and go into recovery then skip this step.

If not then, go to the market and download ROM Manager on your phone.

First, Open ROM Manager on your phone, press okay or whatever it tells you to do.
Second and MOST IMPORTANT, At the top of your phone click Flash ClockwordMod Recovery and then press Samsung T-Mobile GalaxyS2. Yes press Samsung T-Mobile GalaxyS2, I know your phone is probably an AT&T model. I recommend you’re on wifi so it can do it’s thing quicker but this must complete first.
Third, After you have flashed ClockworkMod Recovery, now I want you to click Reboot into Recovery.
Fourth, ROM Manager and/or your phone’s Super User app may ask for permission, say Yes or OK if it asks. If it ask again say OK or yes. Let your phone reboot.

Step 5 ) You will see a black screen with blue text and/or a screen that says ClockworkMod Recovery v*.*.*.*. Don’t be scared this is a good thing.

First, select wipe data/factory reset and scroll down to Yes –delete all user data and select it with your power. Go Back and do this 3 times. Then go back to the main menu after its done. Wipe battery stats under the Advanced tab (it’s optional)
Go Back, Go to Advanced and wipe Davik cache 3 times. Go back You should be back to the main ClockworkMod Recovery screen/menu.

Then go to Mounts & Storage and format /system , then when that’s done, format / data , and when that’s done format cache. Go back to main menu.

Step 6 ) Use the volume buttons and select “install zip from sdcard.” Press the power button to select.

Next: Go to “choose zip from internal sdcard” if you did what I said and put the two files you downloaded on your Removable Disk or Internal SD Card.
Or: Go to “choose zip from sdcard” if you put them on the EXTERNAL SD.

Now, scroll down using your menu buttons and select the main .zip file. It should be the RC* FULLWIPE. Mine was called skyrocketSZ-RC6.zip and yours may have differnt RC*.zip numbers and letters but make sure you select the BIGGER FILE. I asked you to remember or write it down in step two above. So you’re going to select it and scroll down to “Yes- Install …………zip” and press the power button to select it. Wait. Screen should say install sdcard complete.

Next, Once you’re done installing it in step 6, then you’re going to go back to the main ClockworkMod Recovery screen/menu.

Step 7 ) Use your volume buttons and press down to select “wipe cache partition.” We’ve already done this but it’s necessary to do it again. Press the Power button on the right of your phone to select it. Scroll down to Yes – Wipe Cache and press the power button to select it.

Now, go Back to the main menu and lets lets install the second or smaller NONWIPE UPDATE file!!!!

step 8 ) As stated above, it’s time to install the smaller file or the NONWIPE UPDATE file. Mine was called skyicecreamSZ+RC6.2.zip , but yours may be different because the numbers 6.2 will change over time and increase.

You should be at the main menu in ClockworkMod. If so, use the volume buttons and select “install zip from sdcard.” Press the power button to select.

Next: Go to “choose zip from internal sdcard” if you did what I said and put the two files you downloaded on your Removable Disk or Internal SD Card.
Or: Go to “choose zip from sdcard” if you put them on the EXTERNAL SD.

Now, scroll down using your menu buttons and select the file skyicecreamSZ+RC6.2.zip .Remember skyicecreamSZ+RC6.2.zip could be named something else because the numbers 6.2 will change over time…Whatever the name of that file is, select it using your volume buttons and then press the power to install it. Let it do it’s thing.

Step 9 ) Once you’ve install the final file in ClockworkMod, ++++go back++++ to the main menu and Reboot system now. The option should be at the top. To select it, use your volume buttons and then use your power button to select the option to reboot phone.

Step 10 ) Your phone will reboot and you’ll see a bunch of shapes and colors and a really cool looking animation for 14-16 seconds; varies. It may also make sounds. Let it do it’s thing and don’t interrupt it. LET THE PHONE REBOOT AND START UP FULLY.

Now, if you don’t have a cell phone signal, it’s okay. This happens to me. This is because we need to fix permissions with ROM MANAGER.

Step 11 ) First turn on your Wifi in your settings and connect to your home network or any wireless network.
Open your apps, find the Market app, should be on the home screen.
You will need to sign up with your Google Account. Now go to the market on your phone and download ROM MANAGER. Open the program after install. At the top of your phone click Flash ClockwordMod Recovery and then press Samsung T-Mobile GalaxyS2. Yes press Samsung T-Mobile GalaxyS2, I know your phone is probably an AT&T model. I recommend you’re on wifi so it can do it’s thing quicker but this must complete first. After you have flashed ClockworkMod Recovery, now I want you to scroll down and select Fix Permissions.

Agree to everything and say Yes Yes or OK. If Super User pops up, say yes. Let it do its thing. Reboot your phone afterwards. You will now have a signal. Select the ICS Launcher if it asks you or whatever one you want.

CONGRATS YOU NOW HAVE AN AT&T SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 SKYROCKET MINUS ALL THE BLOATWARE AND CARRIER IQ (CIQ) IS GONE!!!!!

ROM Creator: seanzscreams
Thanks: seanzscreams
This article is by: Trae McNeely of www.traemcneely.com

Updated: The Above is based off RC6 and the RC6.2 update 1/7/12

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REVIEW IS BELOW
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This ROM is so far stable and most of everything works. I’ve been using this ROM for some time and I love it. You will experience battery drain issues typically but you have to use it for several days or even a week. I recommend you charge up your phone fully and recalibrate the battery using this app HERE. You must note that these custom roms are always a work in progress so don’t complain if something doesn’t work off the bat. They are constantly being updated. To keep up I recommend that you save this page HERE and keep up with the NONWIPE UPDATE files on a daily or weekly basis. When there’s a new RC6 or 7, or above out, then you can follow these exact instructions as well.

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THESE ARE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADVANCED USERS. Updated 1/7/12
IF YOU HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE BELOW.
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Below are somewhat the same instructions but they’re for more advanced users…If you’re not advanced and this is your first time try the above instructions. This is for users who are installing for the first time and people who had RC5 who want to upgrade.

Put the latest RC FULLWIPE and RC (nonwipe UPDATE) install second file on internal SD of phone.
Put your phone into recovery mode via Rom Manager or holding power button.
wiped cache partition 3 times
went to advanced wiped davik cache 3 times
wiped battery 3 times (not necessary but I did it)
Go back
Do wipe data/factory reset
Go to mounts & storage
format /system & /data & cache
Go Back
install rc6
install zip from sdcard
choose zip from internal card
install skyicrecream+rc6.zip
wait
Screen should say install from sdcard complete
Go Back
Wipe cache again
install zip from internal sdcard [again]
choose zip from internal sdcard
install skyincream-rc6.1.zip
Wait (shouldn’t take long)
Install from sdcard complete
Go back
Reboot system now
phone will vibrate
You will see Samsung logo for 14-16 seconds
You will see animation with sounds, leave the phone alone about 46-49 seconds
Screem will dim, pick your launcher…most will like ICS 4.0 LAUNCHER, it doesn’t matter.
Set it as default.
You will not have a signal most likely, that’s fine.

Connect phone to your home wifi and download Rom manager
Click menu button (left)
Select system settings
Wireless & networks
Connect to home wireless
Make sure you’re connected
Click Market icon
Sign up using your Google acct.
Input username and password, click done
Click next
Click Finish Setup
Accept Market Terms of Service by pressing Accept
Search for Rom manager
Download Rom Manager (you don’t necessarily need the premium)
Go to apps
Open Rom Manager
Click OK
Flash ClockwordMod Recovery
Select Samsung T-Mobile GalaxyS2
Click Allow if super user asks you
Press OK after you have Successfully flashed ClockwordMod Recovery!
Scroll down within the program and press Fix Permissions
Press Yes
Wait and be patient
Screen may time out…don’t worry just turn it back on
It should be done soon.
Phone will say “Done! You should now reboot your phone.
Press OK
Phone may or may not reboot so you may have to reboot it yourself
If not, Press and hold power button on the right and click Reboot
Press OK
You will see Galaxy S Logo and let your phone reboot.
Phone will go through typical reboot animations with sound
Phone will eventually reboot and you’ll see AT&T logo with

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[How To] Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket i727 [White]

These instructions are specifically for the Skyrocket, doesn’t matter the color. I bought the white Skyrocket from AT&T and I absolutely love it. I got all white Ghost Armor on my phone which I’ll share in another post.

If you’re looking to install/flash a custom rom then check out CUSTOM ROMS LIST HERE.

Make sure you have done the following before you Root:

1. First download the Skyrocket Easy Root Here.

2. Download the Samsung Drivers HERE or HERE

3. On your Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket go to Enable “Unknown Sources” in Settings >> Applications. This is located in the menu by going to Menu, Settings, the Applications.

4. Enable USB debugging by going to Menu, Settings, Applications, Development and checking USB debugging.

Now…

1. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the above, plug your Skyrocket into your computer USB port. If you have a USB in the back plug it up in the back. Some ports work better than others that is key.

2. Make sure you’ve extracted the Skyrocket-Easy-Root.
3. On a Windows computer, especially Windows 7 you will need to right click on the root.bat file in the extracted folder and run as Administrator. For some it might work without doing it, but I highly advise running as administrator. Now, I got confused because my phone keep failing after all yellow screen and all the text…KEEP TRYING. If it fails and you don’t see the Super User app on your phone then try another port. I tried and tried on my desktop but for some reason I ran it on my laptop and it worked perfectly. Remember to run as Administrator by right clicking the root.bat file.
4. If you have a Mac or Linux computers, install “Linux-Mac.sh”
5. You’re Done!!

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[Install] Custom ROM For AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) Skyrocket i727 – Sky Ice Cream Sandwich ICS ROM; CIQ Removed Short Review & How To Instructions

WARNING…if you’re a newbie and you mess up your phone don’t blame anyone but yourself for not knowing what you’re doing. I will provide exact instructions and if you follow them you you should be good. There’s always a chance you flashing this new rom could go wrong. I warned you. Below is a picture […]

[How To] Root AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket i727 [White]

These instructions are specifically for the Skyrocket, doesn’t matter the color. I bought the white Skyrocket from AT&T and I absolutely love it. I got all white Ghost Armor on my phone which I’ll share in another post. If you’re looking to install/flash a custom rom then check out CUSTOM ROMS LIST HERE. Make sure […]