Install Android 4.4.3 KitKat CM 11 on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570

The new Google OS Android 4.4 KitKat is making headlines day after day. There is a buzz going around as everyone talks about the number of devastating and memory optimization features that come with this new 4.4 version.

Google’s head of Android, Sundar Pichai, itself have told that this update can easily and comfortably run on devices having 512 MB RAM. This is pretty good news for those low-end device users. They can at last get rid of that Gingerbread version.

The number of users having Gingerbread running on their devices is more than those having Ice-cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. With this update they will be finally relaxed as same like others it will be possible for them to experience the latest features on their mobiles.

It was Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, after which Google took a huge leap forward in usability and responsiveness. However, due to their more interest in hardware compatibility, many low-end devices suffered a lot.

Samsung Galaxy Mini Pop S5570 Android 4.4.3 KitKat CM 11 ROM

The main reason is that the newly introduced features were not compatible to run on the limited hardware and RAM size.
The third-party Android developers helped to overcome this issue.

A week before, the androids recognized developers, the well known CyanogenMod team launched their new CM 11 update running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat for low range device like Galaxy Ace, Fit, Gio and Mini.

In this article, we will talk about a detailed procedure regarding Android 4.4.3 KitKat for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop S5570. This aging device was launched three years ago with official Android 2.2 Froyo. Later it was upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

But after that, Samsung stopped its further updates due to a lack of hardware and RAM compatibility. One of the recognized contributors of XDA, yajnab, has compiled an alpha build of CM 11 ROM for Galaxy Mini.

You can experience all-new features of KitKat like refurnished Google home with new launcher, new phone dialer app, screen recording, new gallery, new quick office app, and much more on your Galaxy Mini/Pop with this ROM.

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How to install CM 11 ROM on Galaxy Mini and Pop S5570

Are you ready to enjoy the Android 4.4.3 KitKat features on your mobile? If yes, then head over to our easy steps guide given below.

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Install CM 11 on Galaxy Mini GT-S5570Install Android 4.4.3 CM 11 on Galaxy Pop S5570

Disclaimer

The update to install Android 4.4.3 KitKat via Cyanogenmod 11 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Mini is considered to be of much risk. If in case your phone gets damaged or bricked by using this article then neither we nor the developers will be held responsible for that. Although the chances that your device will get damaged is least, but still I recommend you to follow all the given procedure properly and without any single mistake.

Compatibility

Note that this update is only for Samsung Galaxy Mini and Samsung Galaxy Pop with model number GT-S5570. Flashing this on any other device or variant might result in unwanted outcomes or even bricked devices.

Requirements

  • Lack of battery might interrupt the process. Hence, it is better to charge your phone to 75% before going ahead.
  • Backup your contacts, messages, APN settings, call logs, etc. for safety. Remember that the last step of this process wipes all the phone data.
  • Backup EFS folder present in your phones system directory.
  • Also, install Samsung USB drivers on your windows computer.
  • Root and install CWM recovery on your Galaxy Mini and Pop.
  • (IMPORTANT!) You need to have the latest CWM like 6.0.4.5. If you haven’t installed it yet, then don’t worry just follow these steps given below:
  1. Download the latest CWM 6.0.4.5 recovery package from here.
  2. Copy this downloaded file on your mobile.
  3. Enter your into recovery mode now. Hence, switch it off first.
  4. Then, press and hold the home button and power button altogether.
  5. In recovery mode, Select Install from SD card option using volume and home button & install this latest 6.0.4.5 recovery.

After successful flashing the latest CWM 6.0.4.5, proceed further for the actual Android 4.4.3 KitKat ROM installation process.

Downloads

CM 11 KitKat

Google Apps

Steps to install Android 4.4.3 CM 11 on Galaxy Mini and Pop S5570

  • Download both the zip files on your phone.
  • Power off your Galaxy Mini/Pop.
  • You need to enter into the recovery mode now.
  • For that hold ‘Home Button (middle button) + Power Button’ simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
  • Touch won’t work in this recovery. So use your device Volume keys for navigation and the Home button for selection.
  • At first, take a Nandroid backup of your operating system.
  • After taking the backup, return to the main menu of recovery mode and select the ‘install zip from SD card ‘ option.
  • Then select the ‘choose zip from SD card’ option.
  • This will show you all the files and folders present on your external SD card.
  • Simply select the downloaded CM 11 ROM package file.
  • On the next screen, press the ‘Yes’ option to begin the actual ROM flashing process.
  • It will hardly take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Be patient until the process is completed fully.
  • After the successful flashing process, select the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option.
  • Furthermore, select the ‘wipe cache partition’ option.
  • This will clear all your data and caches present in the phone memory.
  • Now you need to flash the Google Apps package containing Playstore, Gmail, Gtalk separately after flashing the ROM.
  • Use the same above procedure for that. Just don’t wipe data/cache after installing those GApps.
  • All the flashing processes completes here. You just need to reboot your device now.
  • To do so, select the ‘reboot system now’ option.

Related:

  1. Update Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 to Android 2.3.6 XWKTN Official Gingerbread firmware.
  2. Update Samsung Galaxy Pop S5570 to Android 2.3.6 DXKT6 Official Gingerbread firmware.
  3. Install Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Mini GT-S5570.

Conclusion

Finally! You have finally installed the Cyanogenmod 11 ROM running on the latest Android 4.4.3 KitKat on your Samsung Galaxy Mini and Pop S5570. You can verify the same from Menu > Settings > About Phone. Enjoy the new advanced and much stable KitKat flavored features. Do tell us your views and experience after using it.

92 thoughts on “Install Android 4.4.3 KitKat CM 11 on Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570”

  1. sir i have successfully installed .. after installation working fine but phone mice not working .. this problem i confirmed .. that why i will restore my old rom…

    please reply me

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  2. hii,i upgraded from icecream sandwich to kitkat(samsung galaxy pop)thks friend,easiest method ,working super smooth,i think my mobile will work for 3 yrs more.

    Reply
  3. Hi,
    The Download link for CWM 6.0.4.5 is not working.
    Can you please upload the CWM 6.0.4.5 somewhere or share any other working Link for downloading it ?!?

    Thanks,
    Sunil

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  4. Hi Abhijeet,

    Dude, I have downloaded and installed the cm-11-20140116-NIGHTLY-beni.zip ROM.
    I follow the procedure mentioned on the page. After install,
    1) I could not add my Google account to restore my contacts on my phone.
    2) No provision of Play store to download ans install the apps from market.
    Now I wanted to get back to the previous working ROM cm-10.1-20130402-NIGHTLY-beni.zip, but I am not able to because it failed with error code Status 7.
    Please help me on either
    1) Add google account if that works fine, it will be OK else
    2) Reinstall the older ROM.

    Thanks
    Parijat

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  5. Dude,

    I had downloaded the file pa_gapps-modular-micro-4.4.2-20140227-signed.zip and copied to the SD card, booted to recovery and selected to install zip from sdcard, selected the file it started some time but later it failed with error code “installation aborted with error Status 07”

    Need help
    Thanks in advance

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  6. May i know what are the features that are not working and also i would like to know the date of your next release at least tentative? Thanks in advance : )

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    • Dude, its failed with error 20131222-EXPERIMENTAL-tass.zip
      (Status 7)
      Installation aborted.

      Help Help Help
      I am going to restore the original rom.

      I only wanted to add Gmail account to my Galaxy Fit 5670 and wanted to have the phone contacts etc sync.

      Please let me know if you have any solution.

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      • Dude, if you are having Galaxy Fit device then why are you commenting on Galaxy Mini post..I thought you might own Galaxy Mini/Pop..For flashing CM 10.1, firstly install CWM recovery using this guide..Then flash this CM 10.1 ROM package file..Flash Android 4.2.1 GApps separately after that..

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  7. Hi

    I liked your efforts on this job. But I have downloaded the “Download CM 11 KitKat ROM for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop GT-S5570” but still not installed in in my ‘Samsung Galaxy GT-S5570’ because I don’t know about the errors in the package. Can you let me and other users to know about working and non-working features in the package as you have checked and tested already?

    List the working and non-working features in the ROM please.

    Thanks

    Reply
  8. thank you Abhijeet Bharekar for this great rom but after I install CM11 Custom ROM [Android 4.4]: for my phon Gt-s5570 the rom worked very well but the camera don’t work pleas help my
    sorry for my english

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  9. I have installed “cm-11-20140116-NIGHTLY-tass.zip ” on my galaxy mini gt- s5570. And I tried to install following gapps packages.
    1.pa_gapps-modular-micro-4.4.2-20140426a-signed.zip

    in above case process run for some time and gives error.
    “Unmounting GApps Installation Failed
    Unmounting System
    Aborting
    E:Error in /storage/sdcard0/pa_gapps-modular-full-4.4.2-20140426a-signed.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted”
    help me.
    thanx in advance

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  10. I am trying to backup the EFS data but an error occurs–
    Detected ‘/efs’ Partition Location: Failed!
    Error: Can’t Locate Mount Point!
    EFS Backup Failed@
    operation Finished!
    Plz Help me..

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      • What are the possible causes of that error? Is there any risk of loosing EFS data as you suggested me to flash ROM without backup?

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        • Has anyone managed to figure out why the location mount error occurred for ‘efs’ partition? I encountered the same issue when trying to backup EFS on Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360. Also, I noticed that there is nothing inside ‘/efs’. It would be very helpful if someone could shed some light on this issue.

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  11. Hi Abhijeet! I recently flashed 4.4 kitkat onto my GT-S5507L using the cwm 6.0.4.5 method highlighted in this post. Only think is, after flashing kitkat and wiping cache partition, its stuck at the cyanogenmod boot screen. Its animated and everything, but I’ve been waiting ~20 minutes and it hasn’t moved off of it. Help?
    I was running android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Stock rom on Tmobile.

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  12. Hey Abhi Bro….
    I had done everything but when ever i was open the Samsung Pop s5570 , there is lots of issue with the mobile , Camera not Working . Google play not Coming , I think it will be not suitable for Glaxy Pop S5570 . Can you segment me what should do .

    Thanks for showing

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  13. guru ji
    thanks a lot
    really gooooood work
    but what about CAMERA fix that camera n will vote u for next president post
    hats off

    Reply
  14. hello and installed cm-11.0.0-tass-modded-Stable-RC7 on my GT-S5570 Galaxy Mini with Tass-6.0.4.5_2 without any problem all very well, but sometimes I have problems with the camera and me gives problems when opening certain options for example when I go to open to change the wallpaper tells me (has stopped the application settings) and this is a little heavy because It do it with multiple applications and multiple choices, what can this be, thank you very much this really good post

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  15. a very very thanks to u abhijjet…. bcoz of u i am able to use kitkat on my galaxy pop.
    i was able to flash cm11 file but was not able to the file containing google apps . “installation aborted” was the message when i tried this, how can i get all this google apps ,, plz rely
    once again a very very thanks to u

    Reply
  16. hello abhijeet my cell phone is not rooted and also its not rooting what to do…??? my cell phone model is (Samsung Galaxy Pop GT-S5570)
    to make it root… do u have any solution for that….

    Reply
  17. Hi dude,
    I successfully upgraded by Galaxy POP GTS5570 to Kit Kat. Its working fine. But google apps are unable to install. Let me try this and revert you.

    But one more thing I needed. I need to extend my internal memory. Guide me what I have to do.

    Reply
  18. Hi…Abhijit. I have successfully upgraded gingerbread to kitkat by cyanogenmod 11,it works good but after installed I getting updates of cm-11.0.0-RC12-GT-S5570 on my mobile should I update it….ignore.Oh…one more thing one cannot find any stable Gapps. So plz help me to solve this…in advance THANX.

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    • Go to settings->applications->whatsapp->clear data/cache..Similarly go to Gallery app and wipe data/cache..Hope this will help.. 🙂

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  19. thanks a lot sir it worked 🙂
    i also want to know how can i make my phone go faster because after installing cynogenn mod phone has become slower and even my internal memory is very less though only whatsapp is installed on my gt-s5570
    thanks 🙂

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  20. 1) There is a major bug which i can’t recieve calls but in the call log it shows that they some number called
    2) can’t recieve notifications such as when comes messages,bluetooth requests but when we open inbox shows that there is a new message.
    Please fix this and thanks in advance.

    Reply

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