Samsung Galaxy Mini CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM released [Tutorial]

Posted on Dec 30 2012 - 7:09pm by Harold Hisona

Among the devices that got special treatment from CyanogenMod team is Galaxy Mini. The CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM for the Mini has recently been released and it brings features of the stock v4.2 firmware as well as hundreds of customizations and performance boosters.

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Developers behind Galaxy Mini CM 10.1 ROM said this is already a stable build but there are very few issues owners may encounter. Among the things that have issues are Wi-Fi, USB Tethering and graphics. The good news is they already know what to fix so for the update, these issues will definitely be fixed.

If you are a Galaxy Mini owner who wants to take a risk just to make things better in your device, then continue reading below as we will guide you through flashing of CM 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM.

Pre-requisites

  1. Backup all your data to make sure they’re safe just in case things don’t go as expected.
  2. Verify that you have unlocked the bootloader and have rooted your device.
  3. You should already have installed ClockworkMod Recovery as this is the recovery console you would be using this installation.
  4. Check if your device has 60% battery life left better yet fully-charge it to make it won’t go of power during the process.
  5. Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings => Applications => Development and check USB Debugging.

Files to Download

Download these packages and save it in your computer. You will have to copy them into your device’s internal memory later. Make sure you put them in a directory you can easily access and find.

  1. Galaxy Mini CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM. [Link Here]
  2. Google Apps. [Link Here]

Step-by-step Guide

Step 1: Connect your smartphone to your computer using the USB data cable. Make sure your computer properly detects it so you can save files in its memory.

Step 2: Copy the packages you just downloaded a while back into the device’s internal memory and disconnect your device from your computer after that.

Step 3: Boot your device into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Home buttons together. Use volume buttons to navigate while using the Home button to choose options.

Step 4: Backup your current by running a Nandroid backup in recovery mode. Just in case things go bad during the installation, you can always restore a ROM that works.

Step 5: Perform a full data wipe and make a Dalvik cache to prevent memory issues.

Step 6: Now choose Select Zip from SD Card and browse through your device’s root directory and choose CM 10.1 JB ROM you saved a while back and flash it.

Step 7: Repeat step 6 but choose Google Apps package this time around.

Step 8: When installation is complete, reboot your device and wait until it becomes fully active before you use it.

Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy Mini is now running CyanogenMod 10.1 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM. Credits go to CyanogenMod team for developing this ROM and for all developers behind the existence of mods (ClockworkMod Recovery and Google Apps) used in this tutorial

[source: XDA Developers]

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  • Borna Krznarić

    When I go in System recovery mode I wipe all data and cache, after that I reboot and I format my SD card, so I woud be shure that nothing can stop me or some error woud be showed (i wanted to root the phone again) but even when I delete all my phone and sd card data I still have superuser among the apps, so I made an “root” folder on sd card and I applied my root .zip file, and this 2 files that you gave us (CM and google apps), after going in recovery mode, i wanted to root it again but my phone shows me “E:error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip” so I thought OK maybe its already installed, so I tried to install the CM and it show me the same error, then I tried to install the google apps and they are installed without any error or so, they installed normally, so I am asking for help, can someone pls help me, and tell me how do I make errors gone and my Android 4.2 working. Thanks

  • romer

    can i use my device to download the zip or file,,, or i have to use a computer??