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So, I still have my s2. I'm unrooted and the sim card slot doesn't work anymore. Not many apps are compatible with my phone. What should I do? I want to make this secondary device useful once again.

I keep it in airplane mode with WiFi on. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

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Root it, flash a decent custom rom with a dsp manager/good audio settings program, a good audio player program,and turn it in to a gigantic mp3 player?

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So, I still have my s2. I'm unrooted and the sim card slot doesn't work anymore. Not many apps are compatible with my phone. What should I do? I want to make this secondary device useful once again.

I keep it in airplane mode with WiFi on. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

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I'd root it, install AOSPA or FrostedCarbon Unofficial (both are KitKat.) All apps and games I want to install are compatible with it. What Android version is it running?

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It's on 2.3.6 I think. it's terrible. When it was my daily driver I had it rooted with Jedi mind trick. I have been out of the loop since though.

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It's on 2.3.6 I think. it's terrible. When it was my daily driver I had it rooted with Jedi mind trick. I have been out of the loop since though.

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If you want it to be a decent device, upgrade it to at least 4.0.4 (ota or Odin,) flash the latest TWRP through Odin, do a backup and a full wipe, flash ParonoidAndroid (and gapps if you want,) wipe cache and Dalvik and reboot. If everything went well and after you are done flashing/modding everything, you may delete the backup if it's taking up too much space. I usually hold on to mine, though.

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If you want it to be a decent device, upgrade it to at least 4.0.4 (ota or Odin,) flash the latest TWRP through Odin, do a backup and a full wipe, flash ParonoidAndroid (and gapps if you want,) wipe cache and Dalvik and reboot. If everything went well and after you are done flashing/modding everything, you may delete the backup if it's taking up too much space. I usually hold on to mine, though.

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Do what this guy says! If you're still on the stock ROM, you can easily update it to the official Jelly Bean release through Kies. After that, flash something like Paranoid Android, Cyanogenmod, SlimKat, etc. I took an old phone of mine, put a 16GB microSD in, installed Viper4Android audio, and used it as a Bluetooth/Car auxiliary device . You could also use it as a remote for things like Spotify or Roku, just search the play store for that.
 
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Do what this guy says! If you're still on the stock ROM, you can easily update it to the official Jelly Bean release through Kies. After that, flash something like Paranoid Android, Cyanogenmod, SlimKat, etc. I took an old phone of mine, put a 16GB microSD in, installed Viper4Android audio, and used it as a Bluetooth/Car auxiliary device . You could also use it as a remote for things like Spotify or Roku, just search the play store for that.
I use it for Tapatalk, music player, email, and remote for XBMC. AOSPA supports App2Sd (which is really the other part of internal storage) so that you can install more apps. If your sim still worked, I'd replace the battery and install AOSPA in it and use it for a daily driver.

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I use it for Tapatalk, music player, email, and remote for XBMC. AOSPA supports App2Sd (which is really the other part of internal storage) so that you can install more apps. If your sim still worked, I'd replace the battery and install AOSPA in it and use it for a daily driver.

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I tried absolutely every possible solution except replacing that part, so I'm sure it's still usable. Gonna re-root and try one of these roms out. So weird since I've been out of the forums so long.

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So, I still have my s2. I'm unrooted and the sim card slot doesn't work anymore. Not many apps are compatible with my phone. What should I do? I want to make this secondary device useful once again.

I keep it in airplane mode with WiFi on. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

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I would immediately root it. Because I've done it to my T-Mobile S2-Hercules long time ago and I've tried almost all of the custom ROMs/ Kernals that are out there.

I'm currently using S2 right now because I've lost my Galaxy S4. I've installed Paranoid Android 4.45 to my Galaxy S2-Hercules and believe me this ROM is by far the BEST, STABLE, and FAST. Recently, I've updated to Paranoid Android 4.5 BETA2. So far no major bugs except shooting a video.

As far as installing APPS goes, I've installed tons of apps/games, all of them are working and stable in S2. So far no issues.

I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND to ROOT IT.
 
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I would install a custom rom, especially if it isn't your main phone.
I'd use it for a music player.

Then for gags, I'd probably theme it to make it look like an iPod.

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