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Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679

Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679. Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679 was launched back in 2011 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This device stopped receiving further updates after Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. This was due to the lack in features and specs that this phone had. Some of its features include512 MB RAM, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 3.15 megapixel camera, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset and micro SD slot expandable up to 32 GB.

Although these specs were highly appreciated the days it was launched but today they are considered as a total crap. There is only one way to make this crap the most amazing phone. And this can be done by flashing unofficial custom ROMs. Custom ROMs based on newer versions gives a complete experience of the recently launched Android OS on your phone.

Amongst all the most used and well known custom ROM is Cyanogenmod. It is considered as the best because of the hard work that the CM developers take to develop a ROM. The CM ROMs are the most stable fast and bug free. Today in this article we are going to discuss the procedure on how to install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679.

Yes you heard it right! Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679. This is not a dream but a miracle. The CM developers have recently launched a fresh new Android 4.4 KitKat based Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM for this smartphone. It can give you all the KitKat experience with must fast performance than never before. Interested users can head on to our actual article given below.

Screenshot:

Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679 screenshot
Install Android 4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Exhibit 4G T679 screenshot

Disclaimer:

Try this at your own risk. Neither we at Droid Thunder nor the developers of this ROM will be responsible for any damage.

Compatibility:

This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G with model number SGH-T679. Hence, do not install this ROM on any other device or variant.

Prerequisites:

  • Charge your phone to at least 50%.
  • Backup your important phone data and settings.
  • Moreover, backup EFS folder present in your phones system directory.
  • Install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Root and install CWM or TWRP on your device.

Downloads:

Cyanogenmod 11

Google Apps (GApps).

Steps to update Galaxy Exhibit T679 to CM11 ROM:

  • Download both the package files in a specific folder on your PC. Then connect your Galaxy Exhibit 4G to PC using USB cable and copy both these files on your phones SD card.
  • Disconnect the phone from PC & switch it off completely until it vibrates.
  • Boot your Galaxy Exhibit 4G into recovery mode now. For that press & hold ‘Volume up + Home Button (middle button) + Power Button’ simultaneously until recovery mode appears.
  • Touch won’t work in recovery mode. So use Volume up and down keys for navigation and Home button for selection.
  • At first, take a Nandroid backup of your device.
  • Now you need to clear the data and caches present on your phone. So for that navigate to the ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option using Volume keys and select it using Home button. On the next screen select ‘wipe cache partition’ option.
  • Now press back button and highlight the  Advanced option located on the recovery mode itself. On the next screen select Reboot Recovery  option.
  • Navigate to the ‘install zip from SD card’ option using Volume up and down keys & select it using Home button. On the next screen select ‘choose zip from SD card’ option. As soon as you click on it you’ll see all the data of your phones SD card. Just navigate to the cm-11-20140714-UNOFFICIAL-ancora_tmo.zip package file and select it. On the next page select ‘Yes’ option to start the actual flashing process. Wait for the process to complete successfully.
  • Then again select ‘wipe data/factory reset’ option followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ option on the recovery mode to clear all phones data & cache. This step will help to solve the boot loop issue.
  • Now similarly flash the GApps zip file as you’ve installed the custom ROM. Just remember not to wipe data after that.
  • Just restart your Galaxy Exhibit 4G now by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option from the recovery mode. Remember that the first boot will take more time to start than usual.
  • If you want to restore back your previous Rom, then you can do that by going back to the recovery mode by pressing & holding Volume up + Home Button (middle button) + Power Button simultaneously and select ‘Backup and Restore’ option and then on next page select ‘Restore’ option. Select the ROM you want to restore.

Conclusion:

Finally! You’ve successfully flashed the latest Android 4.4 KitKat based Cyanogenmod 11 Custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679. Go to Settings→About Phone and confirm the same. If you have any issue, suggestion or any type query regarding this article then kindly comment below.

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Abhijeet Bharekar

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5 Comments

  • Hola amigo gracias x el aporte pero los gapps de estas rum? Xq me inicia todo en ingles pero no me aparece la play store ni los servicios de google intente instalarle unas gapps 4,4.4 pero ala hora de la configuración me ssale el anuncio q configuración y se qda en la pantalla negra ayudame xfa

  • Hello, I followed all the steps and the installation is successful, after i restart my phone , the result is:
    it boot up with the Samsung logo then Galaxy Exhibit 4G -color green “T”-mobile..after that it turns into black screen. I’ve wait for a few minutes but still the boot up loop repeat.

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