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  1. TonyTD

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    I've a Samsung Galaxy s2 GT I9100.
    I'm running Android 4.1.2 with Samsung's original ROM.
    I've rooted the phone successfully.

    I have been living in Nepal for years. Samsung's Kies software reports that the ROM is for Nepal (if I understand correctly). Fine.

    Now I am moving back to the USA.

    Do I have to load a ROM with a country setting for the USA? Or not? What difference would it make if there is a ROM for the USA (which I have not been able to find anyway)?

    Finally, I'd like to move up to Android 4.4.2. I've found instructions on how to do it. Do I have to change the current ROM from Nepal country to another country first? Or does it make no difference? And I suppose if I successfully manage that, I will not necessarily end up with a ROM for the USA -- but then maybe I don't need that anyway, per the previous paragraph.

    Thanks for any tutorial on these issues that you can provide.
     

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  2. mikedt

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    s2 GT I9100, I believe that's a generic unlocked international one. Does the current firmware have any built-in apps or features that are specific to Nepal? It's got Google Play services, it's not like a China version. I think it should work in the US as it is with GSM/HSDPA carriers, won't have 4G though of course. Set the region the US, I think it should be fine.

    To upgrade to something like 4.4.2 etc, you'd have to use a custom ROM, as Samsung themselves never upgraded the S2 beyond 4.1.2
     

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