Install Android 4.4 KitKat Cyanogenmod 11 on Galaxy Fit GT-S5670 [CM11]. After Google unveiled the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version for their newly launched Nexus 5, no other devices had this latest OS. Day by day many developers rolled out official as well as un-official KitKat version for many devices. But as compared, more than officials the percentage of un-official updates was high. The reasons for that may be the developers require much more time to prepare a stable and bug free update than the un-official ones. So before the release of official update for a particular device its un-official ROM is revealed. This way it becomes easy to experience the latest version especially for those who have no patience to wait for the officials to release. As soon as Google releases the source code for any particular device, developers all over the world immediate start development on it. Thus many Custom ROMs are rolled out one after another every year. But the only drawback for these un-officials is they may have untested bugs and issues. These bugs may vary from device to device.
Well, we can also say that the latest official updates are released only for flagship devices and hence the rest users of low end device are forced to rely on the poor older versions. It is not possible for them to experience the newly launched versions on their devices. The main reason behind this is the hardware compatibility of these phones which is much less and is not capable to run the new blazing features. To overcome these problems, the Cyanogenmod team has fortunately taken a serious step to launch latest OS for the low end devices like Galaxy fit, Ace, mini, Gio etc. But due to hardware limitation there can be many bugs and issues in these un-official updates. In this article we have come up with the latest Android KitKat flavored ROM especially for Samsung Galaxy Fit.
The developers of Galaxy Fit, the most famous low end device after Ace has stopped releasing further updates for the same. The last official update that was released for Fit was Android 2.3 Gingerbread. After that no more official updates were rolled for the same. The last official update that was released for Fit was Android 2.3 Gingerbread. After that no more official updates were rolled for the same. Thanks to the xda team who always made it possible for the fit users to experience the new versions on their device of course through the custom ROMs. Till now the Custom ROMs launched for Fit are Android 2.3.7, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.2, and the latest 4.3 jelly bean. After that, there were many questions regarding the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version since it was considered to be the most advanced ROM till date. And whether this version can run smoothly on an aging device like Fit. Also the last 4.3 jelly bean version took so long time to release that the chances of its later updates were just vanished.
Finally keeping all the rumors behind, the most awaited Android 4.4 KitKat ROM is here for Fit which can be updated through the latest Cyanogenmod 11 build. You can now enjoy all the latest KitKat flavored features like refurnished Google home with new launcher, new phone dialer app, screen recording, security and system improvements, NFC emulation, Google wallet, new quick office, low memory management support, new gallery, battery saving tweaks, new keyboard and much more on your device. Along with that you can also feel the Cyanogenmod features, thus having a dual features experience. But you must keep this in mind as the ROM in still in its working stage and hence may contain few untested bugs. This may ruin your entire mood but don’t worry as this is a nightly build the bugs will be fixed soon.
So are you ready to get fully drown into the latest Android 4.4 KitKat flavored Cyanogenmod 11 ROM. Yeah you’ll definitely be, then don’t wait just get set and go for this update. The process of updating Samsung Galaxy fit with Android 4.4 KitKat via Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM is considered to be of much risk and must be done only by professionals. If you don’t have any kind of knowledge regarding this stuff then it’s better to stop here. Neither we nor the developers will be responsible if anything happens to your device by following our article. We just recommend you to follow all the given procedure step by step properly and without trying anything by your own. This update is only compatible for Samsung Galaxy Fit model number GT-S5670. Flashing this on any other device or variant will result into unwanted outcomes. You can verify your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone.
- To avoid the interruption in the flashing process it is necessary to ensure that your mobile battery is well charged. So charge the battery of your mobile at least up to 60% to avoid any further problems due to low battery power.
- Backup all your important data and settings including contacts, messages and call logs etc. to external memory card or on your PC for more safety. This process involves flashing all these data in the last step.
- Ensure that you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when you connect it to your PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
- Make sure that your Galaxy Fit is rooted. If not, then follow the guide given below to do so.
- The most recommended thing for custom ROMs is the Custom recovery through which these ROMs are needed to be flashed. So ensure that a Custom Recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery is installed on your device.
- (IMPORTANT!) For flashing Android 4.4 KitKat you need to install the latest Clockworkmod Custom recovery 220.127.116.11 or above. If you haven’t installed it yet, then don’t worry just follow this steps given below:
- Download the latest CWM 18.104.22.168 recovery package from Here.
- Transfer it on your external SD card using USB cable.
- Switch off your Galaxy fit & boot into recovery mode.
- For doing so, keep holding home button and power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
- Select Install from SD card option & install this latest 22.214.171.124 recovery.
After successful flashing of the latest CWM 126.96.36.199 recovery, proceed further for the actual Android 4.4 KitKat ROM installation process.
Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy FIT GT-S5670 with Cyanogenmod 11 ROM [Android 4.4]:
Step 1: After downloading the Cyanogenmod 11 ROM package, connect your device to PC using the USB cable and copy it on your external SD card. Remember not to place it in deep directories. Just copy it and no need to extract.
Step 2: Disconnect your device from PC and switch it off completely.
Step 3: Now you need to enter into the recovery mode. For that hold ‘Home Button (middle button) + Power Button’ simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: Touch won’t work in CWM recovery. So all you need to do is use Volume Up and Down keys for navigation and Home button for selection.
Step 4: The first thing after entering into recovery mode is to make a nandroid backup. This nandroid backup which is the backup of your entire operating system is much essential as in case if this installation fails or some trouble occurs then you can easily restore the previous ROM from the CWM recovery. Thus CWM recovery helps the most in taking proper nandroid backups.
Refer our detailed article for taking Nandroid backup:
Step 5: Navigate to the backup & restore option from the recovery mode itself and on the next screen select backup. This will make a complete nandroid backup of your current ROM.
Let’s move to the actual Cyanogenmod 11 ROM installation process now.
Step 6: After taking a proper backup navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card ‘option located on the recovery mode & select it. Then on the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will show all your folders and files present on your external SD card. Just select the ROM package which you’ve copied earlier. Confirm the installation by pressing ‘Yes’. This will start the installation process immediately. Rom flashing process will hardly take 5 minutes to complete. Wait until the process is completed fully.
Step 7: After successful completion, Select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ option on the recovery mode which will clear all the data & caches from the phone memory respectively.
Step 8: Now similarly flash the GApps zip file as you’ve installed the custom ROM. Just remember not to wipe data after that.
Step 9: Once everything mentioned above is done, restart your device by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the Recovery mode. You’ll see a different boot animation than before. Remember that this first boot will take more time to start than usual.
Note: If you don’t like this Cyanogenmod 11 ROM and want to restore back your previous Rom you can do that by simply going back to the recovery mode by holding Home Button (middle button) + Power Button simultaneously and select ‘Backup and Restore’ option and then on next screen select ‘Restore’. If you want to flash Official Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread on your Fit then follow our article given below.
You did it! You have successfully flashed the Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat on your Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670. Enjoy the KitKat flavored features of this ROM on your Fit. Just in case you come across any type of difficulty, trouble or have any issue with this stuff then drop your problem through the comments given below. We’ll provide you with an exact solution as soon as possible. Enjoy!