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Install Android 4.4 KitKat CM11 ROM on Galaxy Core i8262

Android 4.4 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy Core i8262 via Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM is available now. With the release of this latest Android version, everyone were eagerly waiting for this firmware on their phones. But due to its extremely high RAM and hardware compatibility, only a few smartphones were lucky to get it officially.

Install Android 4.4 KitKat CM11 ROM on Galaxy Core i8262 screenshot

The low-end devices had to rely on the third party custom ROMs to experience this latest version. As it was impossible that these devices will get the KitKat firmware officially. A few days back we discussed the rooting and CWM flashing process on Samsung Galaxy Core i8262. Now with CWM flashed, it’s time to move on and install different available custom ROMs on this device.

In this article we’ll see a detailed procedure on flashing the latest Android 4.4 KitKat via the most famous and well known Cyanogenmod 11 ROM on Galaxy Core i8262. Samsung have confirmed that they will officially upgrade Galaxy Core i8262 to Android 4.4 KitKat which is fantastic news for Core users. But how long can you wait for that firmware. Till then, you can enjoy those features with this CM 11 ROM.

Disclaimer:

This Android 4.4 KitKat update given below for Galaxy Core is much risky. Those who are new to this stuff are recommended to stop right at this point. Neither we at Droid Thunder nor the developers will be responsible for any damage.

Compatibility:

Note that this Cyanogenmod 11 ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy Core with the model number GT-I8262. Do not install this unofficial firmware on any other device or variant.

Prerequisites:

  • Charge your phone to at least 60%.
  • Backup your important phone data and settings before going further.
  • Backup EFS folder present in your phones system directory.
  • Also, install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Enable the USB Debugging mode on your device.
  • Finally, root Galaxy Core and install CWM recovery.

Downloads:


Android 4.4 KitKat CM11

Google Apps

Steps to update Galaxy Core i8262 to CM 11 ROM:

  • After successfully downloading both the package files given above, connect your phone to PC using USB cable, enable USB debugging mode and transfer both of them (without extracting) on your phones external SD card. Remember not to place them in deep directories.
  • Disconnect your Galaxy Core from PC and switch it off completely.
  • Boot into recovery mode now. For Galaxy Core, recovery mode can be entered by pressing and holding Volume up + Home button (middle button) + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears. 
  • Furthermore, make a complete Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  • After taking the backup, return to the main menu of recovery and navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card ‘ option & select it. On the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. This will show you all the data present on your external SD card.
  • Just navigate to the CM 11 ROM file which you’ve copied earlier and select it. Select ‘Yes’ option on the next screen to start the ROM flashing process. Be patient until the process completes.
  • Select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ option on the recovery mode to clear all your data & caches from the phone’s memory respectively.
  • Similarly, you can flash the downloaded Google Apps (containing Play Store, Gmail, etc). But remember not to wipe data after flashing them.
  • All the flashing processes completes here. Just restart your device by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode. The first boot will take more time to start than usual.
  • If you don’t like this ROM and want to restore back your previous Rom you can do that by simply going back to the recovery mode by holding Volume up + Home button (middle button) + Power Button simultaneously. Select ‘Backup and Restore’ option and on next screen select ‘Restore’ option to restore the ROM you want.

Also Read:

Update Galaxy Core i8262 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean XXBNC1 firmware.

Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Samsung Galaxy Core i8262.

Conclusion:

Finally! The Android 4.4 KitKat flavored Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM  has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy Core i8262. You may verify the same from Menu→Settings→About Phone. If you come across any difficulty, then do comment below.

About the author

Abhijeet Bharekar

An Engineer by Profession and Blogger by Passion.

61 Comments

  • hi
    1.this rom will work perfetly……?
    2.in this roam dual sim working or no…..?
    3. Anybody installed this roam….?
    please replay me………….

  • This rom not working perfectly.
    no any sim working on this rom (single or dual).
    no imei showing on this this.
    I have installed and check features.
    features is awsome.
    Rahul Bindua
    +91 9752821234.

  • Me too installed the rom but sim is not working even wifi too.. otherwise great rom without any lags.

  • I installed CM11 (along with the gapps package) on my i8262 but it lacks basic functionality. It does not recognise single or dual SIM, wi-fi or bluetooth.

    Am I missing something or is it just a matter of waiting till they release a new version of CM11 for my phone?

  • hi, I had the same problem with the connections and my efs folder was deleted. I had made a backup from efs folder. but my pc doesn’t recognise the phone, I have all drivers installed. what can i do?

    • Your device won’t brick if you attempt everything properly..This ROM is not completely stable..You need to wait for its further stable updates..

    • not working ? :

      -wifi
      -bluetooth
      -sim connections
      -memory disadvantage
      -your p.c cannot recognized your device (even you have all the drivers installed) .

      That’s all I know for now . Because I test all the bugs by my own risk 🙂 , But I’m not worry about bricking my phone because I have my back up or firmware(official) in my laptop. 🙂

  • hi

    I installed CM11 (along with the gapps package) on my i8262 this rom will work perfetlyand I had the same problem ,is that rom not suport persian languge please add persian language in rom thank you

  • hi i like your ROM very much than the other ROMS. then i installed cm11 in gt i8262 there are some problems with this ROM other wise it is awesome…
    it was not detecting:
    1)sim(two sims)
    2)wifi
    3)Bluetooth
    4)speaker was not perfect
    5)not detecting the usb

    please….. fix this..
    please mail me the link after fixing the prblms…
    please…………………….

  • I have successfully installed cwm on phone….but when i going to flash with download c11 firmware file..i followed everything correctly.am selected the file from ext sd card using cwm and proceed to flash…while flashing it gives error msg…so that am decided to get back to original one…so get back to restore option in cwm..but its fav my phone stucks here…everytime i pressing power bottom its directly goes to cwm recovry mode..now the major problem is windows is not detecting my phone..please help me out

  • nandroid backup is not appearing the 1st step is completed it showed pass i am not able to install kitkat Android 4.4 KitKat CM 11 ROM please help me out

  • Hi,
    well i have install CWM recovery as you instructed above post, did everything which you mentioned, but after removing my device (GT-i8262) from usb and try to go to CWM recovery by pressing Home+Volume UP+ power all together it didnt take me to the recovery instead just keeps vibrating after the bootscreen with the yellow warning logo.
    please suggest me why its not taking me to the recovery.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Hi Abhijeet,
    Sorry for bothering you again and again, but really need help on it right now, i have installed the custom rom already, and have a backup of EFS too but now i just cant restore the EFS with EFSpro. and my device is not working, no network, no Bluetooth option, no wifi no USB. how can i restore the EFS file into the device again and will it work like before with this rom, or is there anyway i can restore the whole stock formation again? please do response and save me from this error. 🙁

  • hi,My mobile phone model is i8262d.The mobile phone is only in the China.It is very similar to i8262.I very much hope to use this ROM.Maybe you can help me,please.

  • Hi,
    I rooted the Samsung Galaxy core I8262 with framaroot. after that I tried to install CWM recovery as per procedure described in the post. Even though ODIN shows the status “pass” after installing CWM recovery, when I checked in recovery it still shows samsung stock recovery. Also it shows warning triangle before booting in the recovery. I used “Triangle Away” to reset the binary count. But after trying several CWM recovery .tar files available on various posts I am still not able to install CWM recovery.

    Can you please help me?

    Regards
    Heramb

  • sir I need to root my core 8262 but want to confirm that will it work properly or not wheather I hv to root now or wait ?????????????????? plz sir need u r help urgrntly

  • Done everything as you have mentioned but after installing the ROM and Gapps file when selected to reboot the main screen comes of cyanogenmod which keeps rotating and no further progress… help me for the same.

  • please answer
    after i installed zip from sdcard it reastarts and stopped at galaxy core screen and do not change for a long long time
    what should i do
    please answer quickly i am losing my phone

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