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Talk about a blast from the past: the Sprint Galaxy S II, released way back in 2011, now has official CyanogenMod support. Most of the other international and regional versions of the GSII are already supported to some degree, but I'm sure there are more than a few Sprint customers who are happy to see the most popular custom ROM family come to their devices. There's one nightly of CM10.1 (Android 4.2) available at the time of writing.

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The phone's official title is the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, because someone at Sprint knows how to start naming a device, but doesn't know how to stop. (To their credit, they eventually just started calling it the Galaxy S II.) CyanogenMod goes by the model number, D710. It's a bit of a bummer that the nightly channel for the newly-supported phone hasn't been updated to CyanogenMod 10.2 (Jelly Bean 4.3). The CM team is working hard to get its official devices up to date, but considering the older hardware (the 1.2Ghz Exynos 4210 CPU in particular) it may take a while, if it's even being planned at all. The AT&T GSII is still on CyanogenMod 7, the T-Mobile version is on CM10.1, and the international version is on CM10.2.

As always, you'll need the updated Gapps package if you want access to the Google Play Store, and it's a good idea to make a backup of a stable ROM before flashing a nightly build. Those ROM addicts who are on the cautious side, if there are any, may want to wait for a release candidate or stable version.

Source: Get.CM D710 Download Page

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Itaré

    i9100 is on CM10.3

    • John Bailey

      You mean 10.2? 10.2 is based on Android 4.3, 10.3 isn't even a thing. Probably won't be since Android 5.0 KLP will be next and would bump CM to 11.0

      • Itaré

        I meant 10.2. I mistook 4.3 with CM10.2

    • Jeremiah Rice

      I assume you mean CM 10.2, and you're right. I wonder why they've got this duplicate page? http://get.cm/?device=galaxys2

  • Scott

    Probably my favorite phone, outside of the OG Evo back in the day.

  • Fievel

    Amazing. My wife has this phone. Give me a stable version and I'll finally root that technophobe's phone!

    • Tim Norris

      Been running it for weeks (the dev has been releasing under WIld for the Night), It is Super stable. Only issue is battery life.

      • Fievel

        How long are you getting under it? Was hoping that would be the immediate benefit.

        • Tim Norris

          I have been only getting about 6-8 hours, but I am running stock, haven't undervolted, nor have I changed any governors or I/O Schedulers. Also I listen to podcasts all day via BeyondPod and game for about 3-4 hours on it a day. And I for some reason have only been getting -106 db for my cell antenna for the past 2-3 months where I live.
          A lot of people are getting closer to a full day of light useage.

          I was waiting for official before I started tinkering with voltage, kernels, ETC to try to maximize my efficiency.

      • Ivan Myring

        Do you use a custom kernel? Because undervolting and faux kernel has given me 2-3 hours more screen on on my nexus 4

  • Alex Murphy

    Woo! I'm still living with my Epic 4G Touch for another few months before upgrading to the next Nexus :-)

  • dmsrfl

    still have this phone and been using this rom for weeks. Nice to hear it's now official.

  • RainMotorsports

    We have had unofficial CM9 10 and 10.1 for the longest of times. With each we hoped our device would finally get a bit more official. Finally. I was running the WFTN builds before and the 8-15 official nightly had better battery life for me. All around about the same though and no complaints.

    Any one who wants to talk about other GS2s getting 10.2 have forgotten this is a wimax device with very much closed source drivers. We have unofficial 10.2 but good luck getting official sadly.

  • sourabh

    No love for the GT I9300 :/

  • Haran

    The AT&T GSII, which is the Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket (sgh-i727), and also the same phone as the Samsung Galaxy SII LTE (sgh-i727R - Rogers version) is on CM10.1, not CM7.

    • Eli Staroverov

      Um no. The GS2 Skyrocket is virtually identical to the TMo GS2. It has a qualcomm CPU and is on 10.1 and getting 10.2 very soon. The HSPA Galaxy S2 for AT&T has the exynos and even has a smaller screen.

      Skyrocket != AT&T Galaxy S2

      • Haran

        O sorry about that I assumed it was because on XDA it's called the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1399)

        Wow I can't believe there are so many versions of the S2, it's so confusing, especially when I was trying to find my i727R on xda.

  • Simon Belmont

    Ha. My friend has an E4GT, so he may be happy about this news. :)

    I see this is based on Wild For The Night CM10.1. My EVO 3D runs that, too, and welcomes the E4GT to the club. :D

  • Eoin

    Annoying! After two years waiting for a CM rom I just traded them in this week as I JUMPed to Tmo for a Note 2 and HTC One. Good luck to you "Samsung Galaxy S II: Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710"... you will be oddly missed.

  • Jeff

    Galaxy S2: best phone ever. Still rockin it like it's brand new even after 2 years. Waiting for my contract to end and hopefully end up with the Note 3. Love Samsung.

  • John O’Connor

    I'm surprised this device is still around.. then again I gave one to my goddaughters over a year ago because it was sitting around doing nothing (surprise, it doesnt work anymore but nobody thought to tell me)

  • GS2Lifer

    It appears that the T-Mobile version of this phone received the 4.3 Jelly Bean custom rom (CyanogenMod 10.2). So it should be (hopefully) a matter of time before it is available for us Sprint users. Then again, I may just make that "JUMP" to T-Mobile before it is available because service/coverage is getting bad with this phone. I love the phone. Worked great while living in DC/MD/VA area.
    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/500737/20130822/upgrade-t-mobile-samsung-galaxy-s2-t989.htm#.UhYVwHUo7IU

  • Amin

    Hi I have got s2 with cm10.2 ROM 4.3.1 I was woundring if could use it on 4g which I will get 4 free from 3 .
    Can anyone help plz thank u.....